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Reya Dawnbringer

Reya Dawnbringer

Invasion  -  Rare
6WWW - Creature Angel Legend - 4/6

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to play.

Reviewed - January 13, 2003
(Original Review - January 31, 2002

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



She's an Angel. She's a Legend. She's a hottie who ends the game for your opponent. I've drafted this big ol girl a few times and while you don't want to draw her early, if the game lasts long enough to get her on the table, it won't last much longer, as your opponent will succumb to an avalanche of card advantage as all your creatures come back from the dead.
Angel Rating: Serralicious!
Limited Rating: 3
Constructed Rating: 1


 Limited:****(4 Stars)
Constructed:****(4 Stars)

Reya is quite the beast in Limited.  She can tip the
scales heavily in your favor if you can get out the 9
mana to cast her.  In Constructed, she's a lot easier
to handle since she can get searched out and then
Reanimated, Exhumed, etcetera, and then bash your
opponent with the other guys in your graveyard such as
Verdant Force or Avatar of Woe.


Reya Dawnbringer

Wow, a big creature with a great ability and a huge casting cost. Works well in reanimator style constructed decks but still is not usually the first choice. Reya is pretty but the casting cost pretty much keeps her out of the constructed environment. In limited she can be great but you have to build with her special ability in mind. Sorry I don't have anything funny to say today but I just heard about the Great Bob Maher's DCI troubles. Something about the story doesn't seem right...

Ratings: Constructed 2
             Limited  4


How much should you pay for a 4/6 white flyer that
brings back a creature from your graveyard to play
each turn?  The answer?  Apparently not as much as
Reya.  Reya only sees play in the type 2 reanimator
decks, and hardly ever gets played for its casting
cost (meaning it gets brought out some other way).

In limited, Reya should be a monster!  If you can work
your way up to the 9 mana, you should have plenty of
creatures in your graveyard by that point, all ready
to get brought back out.  Unfortunately, white isn't
one of the stronger colors to draft or play in
Invasion block.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4


Reya is great for fun.  She just costs a million.  Without some way to get her out of the graveyard with recursion, she isn't that effective in constructed play.  See is pretty slow even for limited play, but she could be worth it.  She is hard to kill if she gets out.

I wouldn't recommend her as a key card in any format to anyone though.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited : 1.9


I've drafted Reya.  I've had her in my hand in Limited.  I've never cast
her.  She's so expensive to cast that she almost never can be cast from your
hand.  But she's a machine when it comes to Reanimation decks.  Rey-animator
is the decktype, and can be really insane.  She's very limited though and
her ability is not without its problems.  In constructed she's a 2.5, in
limited, if you have the mana she's a 4, but usually she's a nice old 1
sitting in your hand.


 Limited ****
Constructed **

It's a sad fact that even the coolest high cost spells aren't gonna be very
effective.  =(

Even so, in limited you HAD to play this fat flier because when you DO
manage to cast Reya she's a Savage Bomb!!!!  Nothing beter than swinging
for 4 thru the air and recursing creatures directly back into play EVERY
TURN!  =)


Reya is one rather large woman.  She has an ass that Richard Simmons can't do anything about.  On top of that, she brings friends to the party too.  But in the end, she's like a really expensive stripper: everyone wants her at the party, but when the time comes, you just can't get up enough dough.  She's fat - too fat.  In constructed, she's not getting cast.  You need some alternate method to get her out.  Death is nice, but that's nine life.  Ugh.  I'd like to think she's playable, but sadly, no - she's only pretty to look at.
In limited, though, she's the thing that hit Hiroshima AND Nagasaki.  What a bomb.  Limited games, especially sealed, can go on for quite some time.  Her hitting the board late when people are out of removal spells death for your opponent.  Not AS good in draft, but still good.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 4.5






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