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Adarkar Valkyrie
Cold Snap

Reviewed July 13, 2006

Constructed: 3.66
Casual: 4.43
Limited: 4.7

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Adarkar Valkyrie

This card is going to be highly traded. Angels appeal to lots of casual players and this one has an awesome ability. I'm not sure you can expect to see a lot of these in competitive play, but it's possible that control players will enlist this angel to do battle for them. There are lots of neat combat tricks that a card of this caliber lends itself to.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 5
Limited: 5


Adarkar Valkyrie

For six mana, cards need to pretty much win you the game. This card does exactly that. With this, your opponent can't effectively block anything, because suddenly "trading" becomes "I'll trade my 4/4 for it and your 3/3". And if it's untapped, your opponent can't really hope to kill anything and get away with it. In Limited, if you untap with this in play, and you don't win, then either your opponent had you long before the Valkyrie resolved, or you weren't using it right.

Constructed- 4.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 5

Jordan Kronick

Adarkar Valkyrie - Angels always seem to get some of the best combinations of abilities. Rarely do they end up at odds with thsemselves. The Valkyrie is a fine example. Vigilance and a tapping ability are always worth examining closer and this one is great. It can steal your opponent's creatures and it can save your own. It also happens to be big and damaging. Expect to be dealing with this one in Standard for the next two years.

Constructed Rating - 3.5
Casual Rating - 3.8
Limited Rating - 4.1
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