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Aven Liberator 
Scourge Common

Reviewed May 29, 2003

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Aven Liberator

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Aven Liberator is not really serious constructed material. BUT, in limited, it's morph trick is amazing. Block or double block something, wait for damage to be assigned, then unmorph to save one of your creatures. Stop a removal spell. Give a creature protection from a color before declaring attackers to push through the last fatal damage.  Aven Liberator can really screw with your opponent's math.  Early pick if you're going white.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 4

Judge Bill

A 2/3 flying for 4 in constructed is nothing to write home about.
But in limited, this guy is simply INSANE. The protection really messes with so much, I think that this should at least be an uncommon. If you're playing white (even as a splash color ... it only takes 1 white mana [and 3 generic] to unmorph), you MUST play this. In draft, I would estimate about a 1st-3rd pick. It's just that good. If I'm playing white, barring a bomb, I'll pick this first out of the Scourge pack. (And there are only 3 rares I would take over it ... Dawn Elemental, Decree of Justice, and Eternal Dragon. I would pick this over ANY OTHER white card.)
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 5


Aven Liberator is about par for the course and a solid card. Most useful in Limited where flying is critical, Morph is good, and combat tricks are precious.

Constructed - Not the most economical card around - 2.15
Limited - 3.00

Scott Sager
Aven Liberator
Either way it's going to end up being a 2/3 flier for four mana, the added combat trick or the less white intense morph cost makes it easier to consider for constructed.
2/3 flier for four mana makes it definitely playable.
Constructed:  3
Limited:  3.5

 Van Zandt

Aven Liberator
It flies, has 3 toughness, and knocks off enchantments or stops a removal
spell.  By these powers combined, this is captain planet!  or a really
strong dude, especially with all the creature enchantments in scourge.  In
constructed though, you'd usually rather unmorph angel at that cost.
constructed 2.7
limited 3.3

Danny Tatro

Aven Liberator

       Constructed not a thought.
       Limited this guy is one of white's best new additions to morphing flyers. Hes great for combat tricks, nulling removal, and pretty much anything! Definently an early pick for white.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 3.5

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