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Suntail Hawk 
8th edition

Reviewed January 3, 2005

Constructed: 2.34
Casual: 2.50
Limited: 2.67

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Jeff Zandi

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Suntail Hawk

Not a fan. A million years ago, I thought Flying Man from Arabian Nights was a neat little card...a 1/1 flying creature for one mana. Ditto Scryb Sprites. Suntail Hawk is a Bird, which could come in handy in a very narrowly conceived Bird deck (I believe this boat has already sailed), but I don't find the Hawk very interesting overall. In limited, you need MORE from the dozen or so creatures in your deck than this creature provides. Evasion is very important, but 1/1 creatures don't win games very often.

(Here's a very minor pet peeve ... Brainburst still spells the name of the Magic expansion that Suntail Hawk comes from as 'Judgement' when Wizards of the Coast, for better or worse, spell the name of the set 'Judgment'.

Personally, I might wish that Wizards had included the 'E', but they


Pojo Note: I was confused on the Judgment spelling as well, but says this. So WOTC seems to be more correct.  ;-)


* game store owner

Suntail Hawk - Monday

Generally I would give Suntail Hawk a decent rating. But this is one of those cards where the timing of the review affects the score. The reason I say this is due to Lantern Kami just being released. With so many people playing Rend Flesh, having a spirit creatures is a greater advantage.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
 Suntail Hawk --

I can't really think of a lot to say about this card. For one white mana, this is about as good of a flying creature that you'll get. When constructing a White Weenie deck (in Type II at least), you have to make the decision between this card, Savannah Lions, and Isamaru, Hound of Konda for which one-white-mana creature you'd like.

In limited, I might consider running Suntail Hawk, but it definitely wouldn't be an early pick or early cut into my deck.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 2.5
Monk Suntail Hawk

There's so much to think about in the 1/1 for one mana creature. Evasion is great, but 1/1 creatures die easily. The cost is cheap, but a 1/1 creature takes twenty turns to kill your opponent. In a draft, I would pick this only if there was not a stronger creature or combat trick available. In casual play, this guy has a ton of potential in theme decks like bird decks, white weenie, flier decks and such. In constructed, its really only good in one deck - white weenie.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 1
Andy Suntail Hawk

I've no idea why they're so dead set against blue getting flying man back.
Green had Scryb Sprites for longer and white has a nice basic card in suntail hawk. Nothing amazing, but a reasonable filler card in limited and a potential white weenie include in an evasion-based build.

constructed 2.5
casual 3
limited 2.5

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