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Jamuraan Lion

Jamuraan Lion

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.07 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.94 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 7, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



This guy is costed ok for what he does.  Plus he is three mana for a three power creature.  Unfortunately, he didn't really make it into any decks at that time.

In limited this guy was a TON better than he was in limited.  I would draft him to this day if he were reprinted and I was playing white.

Constructed: 2.1
Limited: 3.1


A lion I never played with. This guy would be a pretty solid pick if it was in the current block, so rating him off of that, a good 3.5. Rarely does a 3/1 for 3 make its way into constructed, but its isnt horrible. A 2 in constructed.


He's a lion, which means he's got some bite, but not much. Apparently in Jamuraa, it's only necessary to have utitlity on your own turn. If he tapped a creature, or could force more than one creature to not block, he'd be useful. As it is, he's a pile of poop. Lion poop. But poop nonetheless.
Lion rating: Thunder, thunder, thunder cats.... HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Limited Rating: 2
Constructed Rating: 1

John B

A 3/1 for 3 is worthy of some decks, even if his ability is all but worthless.

Rating - 3


Limited:**^(2 1/2 Stars)
Constructed:*^(1 1/2 Stars)

The Jamuraan Lion never really caught my eye as good in anything, even draft. Three mana for a 3/1 is all right but nothing to get excited about. Also, its ability isn't too amazing since I'd rather have a guy with the tapping ability. In Constructed, I'd rather run cheaper, better creatures once again.

Andrew Chapman

Jamuraan Lion is an efficient white weenie with a useful (but counter-productive) ability. A 3/1 for 3cc is an efficient attacker, but its special ability prohibits it from attacking if you use it. Overall, not the best card, but not bad, either. 

In Limited, the 3 power and a nice, possibly continuous combat trick makes this guy a little better.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5


This guy looks like he's better in limited than he is in constructed. A 3/1 is good size, and a decent trade when it comes to blocking a 3/3 and up. 

His ability can sometimes be the difference between winning, and loosing in a draft, and when he gets out all alone, he's a force to be reckoned with. In limited, he gets a 4.

In constructed, however, all of that is thrown out the window. He lacks the toughness to be a really good creature, and simple things take him out, like Llanowar Elves or Prodigal Sorcerers. Size isn't everything in constructed, and this guy proves it better than any other card. In constructed, I give him a 1.5, because at least he doesn't cost 3W. He could be a lot worse.


Another overcosted lion. It seems that after the Savannah and the Matenda lions WOTC decided lions needed to be overcosted. Here is a good example. Jamurran is a 2/1 for 3. It does have an interesting ability in disallowing a creature to block put the cost is 1+tap the lion in other words an overcosted twiddle. I do remember winning a draft once by using this guy to nullify my opponent's only flyer so at least for 1 day of my 6 years in the game this card was cool. Overall I see him as a sub optimal card in constructed and a playable below-average creature in Limited.
Ratings-Constructed 1.5 (Better than lots of cards we've reviewed but still not good)
            Limited 2 (Not good but at least usable as a 23rd card)
            Old School "Where are my Beta Savannah Lions ?"





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