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Nantuko Vigilante 
Legions Common

Reviewed March 25, 2003

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Nantuko Vigilante

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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He's not bad as a 3/2 for 4, with built in Naturalize. Plus, he sports the Morph ability, always a nice plus even if you don't have a target for his removal. Morph creatures are great sometimes just for their mysteriousness... is that a Nantuko Vigilante under there, or a Krosan Cloudscraper, or a who-the-hell-knows-what. Guaranteed to make your opponent nervous when your morpher comes attakin' and you have any significant amount of mana open. In limited, he's only a sideboard card in this heavy creature/light enchantment/almost devoid of artifact environment.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 1.5

Judge Bill

Nantuko Vigilante
You knew we would get this when you heard Legions was all creatures, right? Unfortunately, it costs you 5 mana to get the body in addition to the Naturalize. I'd rather just play the spell, as it will allow you to spend much less mana for the effect.
However, this can be real convenient in limited, where costs are less of an issue. If I get this in my sealed, I'll play it.
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3.5

 Van Zandt

Nantuko Vigilante
he's a touch pricey, but he does have versatility, and 3 power is decent
when he's in action,  plus he's got 3 creature types, which can be a bonus.
constructed 3
limited 3.1


Nantuko Vigilante is either a really expensive 3/2 or a decent cycled creature for some matches. The problem is that his affect is relatively slow and only good in some matches. Just like most of the cycle for effect creatures he replaces a same cost superior creature or a much cheaper instant. I think you are better off with the good creature or good spell as opposed to the card that is mediocre at both.


Constructed This is where Artifacts and Enchantments will get you. Maybe main deck for creature decks so they have some way to remove Artifacts and Enchantments without weakening the deck. Probably not though 2.15


Limited Fewer Artifacts or Enchantments make this less appealing 1.90


PEZ May be useful for some Green builds but not too much 2.10

Scott Sager > Nantuko Vigilante
> A Naturalize that's never a dead card.  This might slip into the main deck every once in a while, but definitely a strong sideboard card and Living Wish target.
> Ltd.:  A safety net that can swing for three when your opponent doesn't' have a Riptide Replicator or Lavamancer's Skill to worry about.
> Constructed:  3.5
> Limited:  4.0

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