Rating - Constructed:
2.80 (6 Reviews) Limited: 2.60 (6 Reviews) Reviewed March 5, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
This card saw
play in a few builds of green stompy decks, and it
still sees that play today if one were to build
such a deck. The amount of blue in the environment
might be a major drawback for this card though.
In Limited, this again is a
card that while being good, just isn't big enough
to cause much havoc. Play it if you get it, but
don't go all out for it.
Back in the day,
this was a sucky 2/1 for G. Combined with Winter
Orb, its rather naughty. If printed today, it
would be fairly horrible. Limited I think I'd not
draft these highly at all. A 2 in both formats.
card wouldn't be printed today, because there's
too much understanding of card advantage. This
card, when played against a non blue player, is
simply a Savannah Lions. That's a problem, and
that makes this card unfair in many ways.
However, it's more than balanced by the fact
that this card would never get played today,
simply because there are too many blue players
in every field.
2/1 for 1 is great, I
think we've already established that.
Unfortunately, preventing its combat damage for a
small investment of mana is exactly what a blue
opponent would want to do. This guy is great in
any field not dominated by blue.
Rating = 3.9
this was a solid creature, I don't remember it
getting a lot of play when it was T2 legal.
Maybe the abundance of blue decks just rendered
it ineffective. I think it would get played
today and be a decent 1 drop. In Limited it
would also be decent for early beats and would