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Aven Brigadeer 
Onslaught Rare

Reviewed October 8, 2002

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It's a bit expensive, but pretty decent for what it does.  Especially if you can play it with a lot of Bird Soldiers (and yes, there are a LOT of them) they all get +2/+2.  Get 2 of these in play, and they are both 5/7s.  If this type of deck really is playable, then he'll be the man to fuel it.  Played with Shared Triumph and maybe even Glorious Anthem or Divine Sacrament, you might see a somewhat nastly Bird Soldier deck, if they can survive the first few turns.

In limited, it's a 3/5 flier that pumps probably a lot of your stuff.  Exceptional.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4.5

Judge Bill

A card that pumps both birds and soldiers. Unfortunately, it costs 6 mana, and as such, will probably not see a lot of play, as it is not worth the 6 mana you are spending, at least in constructed.
In limited, however, this is a 3/5 flier for 6. Big fliers are always good. You just have to worry about giving the bonus to your opponent's creatures, and so, I would probably not play it if my opponent was playing white or blue. Great otherwise, though.
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3


In the new, slower upcoming format this guy is somewhat playable even with his 3WWW casting cost. Straight up a 3/5 flyer at that price would be a bad deal but his bonuses for birds and soldiers, the predominant white creature types is a large enough ability to merit consideration in white creature decks. In limited he is also at the outer limit of casting costs but probably makes the cut.
Constructed 2.5
Limited 3


Firstly, I'll never be convinced that birds are going
to make a good deck type. They're either to weak or
too expensive. Soldiers on the other hand may work, as
there are some good soldier cards in the set
(whipcorder, mobilize). That being said, I wouldn't
want to pay for the "bird bonus" just to get the
"soldier bonus", especially when the bonus also works
for your opponent. Yes, a 3/5 flyer is kinda meaty but
its too much for 6 mana. A 2 in constructed.

Conversely, this guy is a brick in limited. Very
difficult to kill with burn. Flying makes him
difficult to block. WWW in the mana cost may cause
some people a few mana problems not too many. A 4 in

Robby Hinton



Mad Hatter


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