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Deftblade Elite 
Legions Common

Reviewed January 31, 2003

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Deftblade Elite

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3


Deftblade Elite is an interesting little wall that will remove an opponent's creature from possibly blocking somewhere else key. He may slow you down a bit, as you'll have to keep 1W open to keep him from being offed in battle. Not sure if he'll see constructed play, but he is a 1/1 for W, so he might make a White Weenie build.

In limited, he's a more stable pick that could help your guys get past a single creature that is holding your attackers off. With some of the other soldier abilities out there, he may also be able to off some creatures if you find a way to pump him.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4

Judge Bill

Interesting. A card that can just take an opponent's creature effectively out of combat, for 1W. Remember, the guy you're Provoking doesn't have to be untapped.
Unfortunately, though, they put this (properly, I might add) in the current weakest color. If this wewre in any other color, this might see some play; but as it is, it's an ok card with no home.
In limited, it's actually a little worse in my opinion, as there are too many creatures on the other side of the board (typically) to make this work.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 1.75

 Van Zandt

Deftblade Elite
Yeah, he's the deftBLADE elite and he carries a big mace. ok...  aside from
that, he's a very good wall, and on occasion he'll take away one of their
fatty blockers. in constructed he is a 1/1 for 1, so he may see play as a

constructed - 3
limited - 3.1


Deftblade Elite

Provoke, I love that word!  This is the best provoker!
 Feral Throwback is ok, but this! WOW!!!  Fun fun!  He
owns you and your creatures.  Hardly killable.  He's
awesome.  Limited, I feel safe to say he's a bomb.
1/1 but he owns blocking and attacking!  helping get
rid of thier chump blockers, while maybe protecting
your life as a blocker.  One of the best commons in

Contructed: 4
Limited: 5


Deftblade Elite – I think this will be a defining card and one of the better limited picks period. The ability to remove a creature from the defending forces will be key to sneaking attacks through and keeping your own troops alive. Plus he is a soldier so there is pump available and tap to damage stuff as well. Going old school, just think about Venom!


Constructed – The more the format is defined by creatures the better he will be – 4.00


Limited – I haven’t played with him, but this card just screams pick me. I think the combat tricks will just be too huge to ignore – 4.85


PEZ – A super soldier for your decks, lots of crazy cool stuff to do with him – 4.75


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