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Ridgetop Raptor 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed February 17, 2003

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Neat ability - card is still crap.  This thing just costs too much.  Make it 3 CC, then it's better.  The problem is, MAYBE too good at 3 CC, and crap at 4.  Not sure, but here, it's only cool to showcase a new ability that no one will play in constructed.

In limited, it can first strike, so it's useful.  It's decent, and I would probably play it if I was going red.  Again, it's expensive, but in limited, it's worth it.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3
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While the idea of Double Strike is really interesting, in a 2/1 creature, that just isn't so hot. All they have to do is block it with a 3 power creature, and it dies. If it was costed at 2, maybe that would be okay, but it's not worth it at 4 mana. It's slightly better in limited. You can use it as a blocking threat that can take out a medium sized creature.

The one thing I think would be interesting in a fun deck is to put Double Strikers into a pump deck. Might of Oaks, Giant Growths, Snarling Undorak, etc. He could kill almost anything, and if left unblocked, could do significant damage all on his own.

Constructed: 1.5
Fun Deck: 4.5
Limited: 2

Judge Bill

By the looks of this, it looks like Wizards was afraid to make Double Strike any good. You're effectively paying 4 for a 4/1. This puts it out of the reach of any constructed worthy decks, as you have 2 much better cards to fill your 4 slot in red. I don't even like this in a casual deck.
In limited, this guy could be marginally good. The double strike will hold off the ground weenies. That's about all, though.
Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 2


Monday - Ridgetop Raptor    

I'm not big on any of the card with double strike.  The ability is so good that it's hard to make them cost effective to play.  I will say though that is any creatures with double strike get players, it will probably be this one.

It's reasonable to cast, but it's only a two power.  Right now there are better creatures.  Maybe this guy will still have to wait for his day in the sun.

limited- 3
Constructed - 2

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