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Leonin Skyhunter 

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2005

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.10
Limited: 3.40

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Jeff Zandi

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 Leonin Skyhunter

As much as I didn't like the 1/1 flying Suntail Hawk on Monday, I love the
2/2 for two flying Leonin Skyhunter. For two white mana, you used to get a
2/2 creature with protection from a color and first strike (White Knight), so two white mana for a flying 2/2 seems pretty fair. In constructed play, little white guys like this always find their way into some version of White Weenie, a strategy that runs a lot of creatures with a few powerful support cards like Wrath of God. In limited, the Skyhunter is a star because he provides early game evasive damage.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Leonin Skyhunter

While I have a lot of reservations about a 1/1 flier for one mana, I must admit I have none about a 2/2 flier for two mana. This guy is fantastic in limited, especially in a format heavy with equipment. In constructed, this guy still feels great in a white weenie deck, and in casual formats, as long as its not multi player (where he lacks punch), this card is always playable.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4


* game store owner (The Game Closet)

 Leonin Skyhunter - Wednesday

This guy is great. Generally having a 2/2 creature for two mana is acceptable. Getting that same creatures with a useful ability is even better. If you are playing white weenie, this guy needs to be in. If you are playing white in limited, this guy should easily make the cut. This creature is all around solid.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Leonin Skyhunter --

Whenever I am looking to make a white weenie deck in Type II right now, my list always has four Leonin Skyhunter on it.  For two white mana, you cannot get a better buy for power, toughness, and flight combined.  It does have the two white mana requirement, meaning it can't be splashed easily, but it will always be welcome in a white weenie deck.
In limited, if my deck is even half white, I'll play the Skyhunter.  Why?  When is the first time that your opponent will be able to put out a bigger creature that can block the Skyhunter?  You'll likely get at least two swings out of him before your opponent can muster some defense.
Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 3.0

 Van Zandt

 Leonin Skyhunter

Another card I think blue deserves, and a bit stronger in both constructed and limited than Suntail Hawk. Not a Soltari, but it'll get the job done.

constructed 3
casual 3
limited 3.5

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