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Cloudreach Cavalry 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed March 10, 2003

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This is an interesting card for Constructed.  Weenie White would certainly benefit from a 3/3 flier swinging on turn 3.  I think you're gonna find this to be a very important cards in block constructed Weenie White, but not much else.  The question will be if it had the bird support to make it good. 

In limited, I love it.  There generally are the birds, and anytime you can get a 3/3 flier into play, it can be brutal - especially if it can serve on turn 3.  If you have the Aven support, go for it!

Constructed: 3.5 (Block)  2.0 (Other)
Limited: 3.5
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Uh, I just can't see this guy in constructed, though if someone comes up with a great bird build, he would probably fit right in. In limited, he's decent if you get a good Blue/White flier build, or one with lots of Mistforms. In that case, the guy is a good deal as he becomes a 3/3 flyer for 1W.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3.25

Judge Bill

Monday - Cloudreach Cavalry
An interesting ability. Unfortunately it's not a bird itself, so the one deck that may have played him won't. (Change "a Bird" to "another Bird" if you make this a bird.)
In limited, if you have enough birds, it's a beefy 3/3 flier. If not, he's a 1/1 for 2, which, unfortunately , is a little below average for this block.
Constructed: 1
Limited: 2.25

 Van Zandt

Cloudreach Cavalry
He's the right cost, and a couple of these guys will win you a limited game
very quickly if they've got a birdie to sit on.  He may make the cut in a
bird-heavy constructed deck, half price phantom monsters can't be bad in
white weenie...  if you've got the right build.
limited - 3.3
constructed - 3


Cloudreach Cavalry – Well a vanilla 1/1 for 2 is bad, on the other hand a 3/3 Flyer for 2 is really good. This card would be more playable if it was itself an Aven Bird/Soldier and its text said “another bird” but we can’t have everything. Mediocre overall with some possibilities. At least he comes out just when your birds get going so the right deck should always get his benefits.


Constructed – The best place to play him as you can make sure there are enough birds to make him playable – 2.50


Limited – Well, there are a lot of Birds and Aven’s out there so this card may be doable – 2.25


PEZ – There are some Bird decks out there now and a lot of decent Birds even just in White. As an early common drop this may be playable for specific builds – 2.55

Cloudreach Cavalry

hmmm... a 1/1 for two that turns into a 3/3 flyer if you have any birds in
play. This guy makes me think white winie, but I would take a 2/2 for his
cost any day of the weak just because I like consitancy. I don't know if I
would even run in in Limited because I can't see him being that great unless
you're running blue/white.

Constructed 2

Limited 1.8
Scott Sager Cloudreach Cavalry

Turn one: Plains, Suntail Hawk, Go!  Turn two: land, Cloudreach Cavalry. ;)  hehe, 3/3 for 2cc.  It's about time we saw a good card again.  The only way to make this card better was if it always had flying, but WoTC probably won't print something that efficient again.

Limited: Freaking amazing in a U/W deck.  Lets see...Evasion (usually) and it eats morph creatures all for the low low casting cost of two....Yes please.

Constructed: 3.5

Limited: 4.0


Cloudreach Cavalry

I think this card has some options for constructed.  It hasn't proven itself yet.  Now may not be the time.  However, this card will be in the standard environment for a long while.

As for limited, this card is pretty neat if you draft into the right setup.  It's definitely worth the nod over many other white cards.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3

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