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Jungle Lion

Reviewed March 23, 2005

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 2.80

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Ray "Monk"

* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Jungle Lion

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?

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4


* 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.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

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


Jungle Lion
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
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