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Reviewed March 23, 2005
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* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
You know, green used to be the great creature
color, big and small, but even back during the
time of portal there was times it showed through
how much WoTC liked the small creatures to be
white. I mean, why is Savannah Lions the same
cost, the same power and toughness, and no
disadvantage unlike this guy, who can't block.
Still tho, I like any 2/1 for one mana, so who
am I to diss this guy?
* Game Store Owner
Jungle Lion - Wednesday
I'm all about this card. I love 2/1
creatures for one mana. I played Jackal
Pup. I still play Savannah Lion. Get, I
even tried to play bad ones like Mtenda
Lion. The downside is that he can't block.
This seems like a very small issue. This
card could definitely fit into the old Zoo
deck for Type 1 players.
Jungle Lion --
I really like Jungle Lion. Savannah Lions
are more than playable, and I'm willing to
give up the ability to block to receive a
2/1 on the first turn in a color that
benefits from cheap, big creatures more than
white. Unfortunately, once you start going
into the formats in which this card is
legal, green tends to play cards that cost
more than G on first turn, thanks to cards
such as the Moxen (including Chrome Mox),
Elvish Lyrist, and other such cards.
In limited, I'll take a turn one creature
that can fight with my opponent's turn two
or three creatures almost every time.
However, I won't necessarily first pick
Jungle Lion, as it will rarely make such an
impact on the game that it determines the
winner of the match.
Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 2.5
This thing is being ordered like crazy from
our online store. It's a bargain 2/1 fast
attacker for only 1 Green. A must in decks
where you want to hit hard and fast.
Usually that is more of a Red trait, but
Green definitely can manage it also. It
can't block (intercept), but when you're in
beatdown mode, you really don't give a rip
about that. Makes the cut in casual, and
worth considering in limited, too.
Constructed - 4
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3