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Eastern Paladin 
8th Edition Rare

Reviewed July 31, 2003

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Eastern Paladin

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4
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A nice killing machine against Green. Well, it didn't see much serious constructed play in 7th, so I don't see him coming in much from 8th either, but the environment has changed considerably in the last month, so who knows.

In limited, it's a 3/3 for 4 mana, so as long as you're going a decent amount of Black, you play it. And if you're lucky, you'll hit a Green opponent to wreck with it. In 8th sealed deck, a lot of people seem to like to play Green for the fat, anyhow, so main deck this guy.

Constucted: 3
Limited: 3.95

Judge Bill

Eastern Paladin
Well, we still get this guy to destroy green creatures. It has been marginally useful in the past, since it allows you to destroy your opponent's creatures and not have to worry about Compost triggering. But now, with Compost gone, I think Slay will see a lot more play than this.
In limited, he's probably a sideboard card. If your opponent is playing green, bring him in.


Eastern Paladin is pretty decent but not stellar. As with most color hosing cards the inherent weakness is pretty much every deck of any other color. Still 3/3 for 4 isn't horrid and the ability is particularly strong against Green.

Constructed - If you fear Green this is a decent pick - 2.65

Limited - A solid ground pounder with a valuable ability - 2.95



I can remember playing magic at lunch, using my GW deck, and my opponent
plopping down a Eastern and Western Paladin hehe. These guys are great.
Eastern is a big mean green killing machine! Lots of people use green. Even
if you are'nt facing it, he's still a 3/3.
In multiplayer magic, he is a big flashing light to any green player.
Saying, 'you attack my controller, you loose a creature."

Eastern Paladin
Casual Rating: 3.6

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