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Shoreline Ranger 
Scourge Common

Reviewed June 17, 2003

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Shoreline Ranger

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5
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If it weren't for it's landcycling ability, Shorline Ranger wouldn't even be a "mighta-been"'d be a "never was". BUT...landcycling makes this card stand out just enough. It's kind of like Renewed Faith. Without the cycling ability, Renewed Faith is crap, pure and simple. Add the cycling ability with the bonus 2 life gain, and it's a main deck card in the highly played Mirari's Wake & Astral Slide decks. When cycling was first introduced, it seemed interesting, but not highly significant to many. But time and wisdom have proved otherwise. There may be a chance that landcycling may be subject to a similar fate. It's good, but just how good remains to be seen.

In limited, this guy is a flyer with a large arse. It can evade and be hard to get rid of. It's cost is a bit steep, but then again, it's a mana smoother if you see it too early to play outright, so definitely worth at least considering if you need the blue.

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Constructed: 2.5 with potential
Limited: 3.75

Judge Bill

OK, on to the chaff. He flies, so he's not that horrible, but paying 6 for a 3/4 flier is not generally something I want to do in constructed. If I want to pay 6 for a flier, I'll take a 5/6, thanks.
In limited, he flies, and he smooths out your mana curve, so he's ok.
Constructed - 1.25
Limited - 3

 Van Zandt

Shoreline Ranger
I've heard people say that 6 mana is too much for a 3/4 flier, even in
limited.  Not only are these people wrong when they're talking about
Onslaught block limited, but they're especially wrong when referring to this
guy.  Landcycling is simply too good.  Draft three of these guys and play
them with one rush of knowledge and one island in your otherwise mono-green
draft deck, for example.  He is too expensive in constructed though, but may
still see play just for the islandcycling ability.
constructed 2.3
limited 3.2

Danny Tatro

Shoreline Ranger

In limited:
       This guy is really good for a common, and his alternate cost is a huge bonus.

In constructed he has island cycling... uhhh... thats about it.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5

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