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Gerrard Capashen 
Apocalypse Rare

Reviewed January 15, 2003

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I'd talk long, but I have to catch a plane for PT-Chicago (I'll be the guy in the Shuffle & Cut Games shirt - there should be only one of me).

In limited, gaining life and tapping down things when serving is nice.  I'd definitely play him in white, thought not really a reason TO play white.

In constructed, it had a place in the Orim's Chant Deck as a way to gain a whole lot of life, but outside of something like that, not real useful,  Possibly with Test of Endurance, but I never tested that Theory.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 4
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Here is Hanna's better half. Gerrard finally gets Legend status after many years as Wizard's main man in their story line. In a fitting end to his reign, he selflessly sacrifices himself for the good of others. As a card, he's a bit too high costed to play in constructed, though he has some interesting abilities. Those abilities are put to much better use in the limited environment. He's got a big enough toughness to stay out of most harm's way, and he can tap more than one creature if you have the mana available. Tappers are a great thing in limited. Nibbles of life gain are an added bonus. In draft, probably a first pick if you are going white.

Constructed - 2.5
Limited - 3.75

Judge Bill

Wednesday - Gerrard Capashen
This is a wicked card, for a couple of reasons. First, the life gain ability can be very annoying, especially against a control deck. Second, it can tap down a random blocker so that you can get more damage through.
In limited, the life gain ability is also annoying, simply for the fact that you usually want to hold a couple of lands back to bluff a spell. The tap ability is less useful, but can help to get through the last few points of damage.
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2.5

Zack Locke

Gerrard Capashen

You have a big advantage if you can get this guy into play. His tapping ability makes him harder to block and you'll most likely be gaining anywhere from 3-5 life per turn on average. There are better options, but he's not that bad...

In Limited, he's so much better due to the lack of removal spells. Just sit back, gain life, attack, whatever. Real nice here.

Contructed: 2.75/5
Limited: 4.5/5

 Van Zandt

Gerrard Capashen
life gain is good,  5 mana for a 3/4 is not.  Nice in limited,  sub-par
constructed - 2.25
limited - 3.5



Gerrard Capashen

For 3WW a 3/4 legend sub-par, gain life ability, ok,
tappage ok.  All in all nah, not that good.
Limited...Wow, I like tapping guys over and over and
then gaining life



While Gerrard doesn’t exactly scream for a specific deck design to abuse him his abilities are solid and useful for almost all games and his casting cost isn’t atrocious. With 4 on the backside he will even survive for a while.

Constructed: You will probably always want a card that fits your deck more specifically and if you are playing an Armageddon deck his cost is just higher than you would like it to be. Still, he can be decent – 2.75

Limited: The double white hurts but if you get him out he is really nice and useful for his combat trick – 2.75


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