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decent card, but since Odyssey came out, it's been
asking, 'Who Let the Dogs Out?'"
Limited: 3.13 (10 Reviews)
Reviewed April 18, 2002
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guys used to be amazing. Then they printed
Wild Mongrel. Poor
archers, eaten by dogs. Limited a 2.5,
Constructed a 3.
are a quality bear, but there are a lot
better right now. That hurts his rating,
but I still like this guy.
Rating: Archerific! Sorry, I'm running dry
at the end of the week.
card was so good back in the day, For those
of us in the know, we took full advantage of this
card. However, times change and this got has
gotten pushed farther and farther back in trade
binders and storage boxes. Maybe his time is
As for limited, well, he's just another body.
Just another dude to fight with.
Archers are fun. A must for any Elf Deck,
but not that good past that. These guys had
their day, but it's mostly over now. In
limited, 2 Power, 2CC, First Strike - better than
Limited - 3.2
Current Price - $3.25
decent card, but since Odyssey came out, it's
been asking, "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
For my 2 mana, I'd much rather have the
Mongrel's ability, or even the Blurred
Mongoose's untargetability. I'd even take the
extra point of toughness and the ability to kick
it bigger over this.
limited, though, it's a decent body for the
quite like these guys. A 2/1 with First Strike is
good value for 1G. You
can usually rely on these guys to clear out a few
opposing weenies before
they meet their maker.
In limited play, First Strike is a more useful
ability to have. He's a very
solid pick, but not a gamewinner. As for
constructed, he's pretty close but
you can probably find a better 1G drop. (Wild
Constructed - 2.5
Limited - 4
Archers to me is a surprisingly good card, with
it's only fault
being that it's rare. It's a 2/1 for 1G,
which automatically catapults
it into being a playable card, and it also first
strikes, which makes it
that much better, because it takes out various
3/2's, 4/2's, and most
Unfortunately, that "7" in a bold,
golden font ruins that cards
playablility, by making it hard to get, and thus,
easily forgotten to a
lot of people. I give it a 4 in constructed,
with a sleeper bonus
tacked onto that, because it is a good card, just
In limited, it stops a lot of things, because it
first strikes. It can
be a brutal force on the board, but will rarely
show up in multiples of
more than 1 in a draft, and that makes him easy to
handle. Also, with
his good friend Tim running around, the world is
never completely safe.
He's a creature that will be played in every
draft deck playing green,
but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the best
card. I give it a 3 in
limited, because it's not necessarily a high pick,
but it is a good
Archers would be good if only Stompy was a
viable deck and there weren't cards like Wild
and Seton's Scout to overshadow it.
does make things worse.
I would still like these guys in Limited.
they're a rare and won't show up much.
is a really good forgotten card. It's a 2/1
first striker for 1G. Its mana efficiency is
good and an early first striker is always a
solid choice. I guess these days there are so
many insane green cards that this guy has
disappeared. He is in 7th (I even checked to
be sure) so he probably deserves consideration
in green T2 decks.
is excellent in limited as so many limited
decks play small creatures he can easily kill.
Not a real high pick but a solid mid draft
Constructed: 2 Stars
I really don't care for Elvish Archers all that
I do like first strike, though. This ability
more in limited (I think) than in constructed, so
rating shows that. There are probably better
picks if you're drafting the base sets, anyway.
better elves in constructed.