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Steeling Stance

Reviewed May 12, 2006

Constructed: 2.1
Casual: 1.8
Limited: 1.85

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Steeling Stance

At least we can end the week on a fun card. You can use this over and over from hand to get bonuses. You can use it as a combat trick. Or you can just give multiple creatures a bonus. I dig it a lot. I'm not sure where it would fit into any current decks, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this one used against me.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3

Jordan Kronick

Steeling Stance

Forecast cards are a bit hard to evaluate. The basic effect of this card is something that pretty rarely sees play. Morale (or Warrior's Honor - the later version) is pretty lame by most accounts. In this case, the Forecast makes up for it. Being able to pump one creature per turn for only one mana comes in very handy. It lets you sneak a little bit more damage through with your flying creatures or pumps a big attacker enough to become an even larger nuissance. All without costing you any cards - which is the real good part of this card.

Constructed Rating - 2.2
Casual Rating - 2.6
Limited Rating - 2.7


Steeling Stance


Nope, don’t like this one either. For the same cost you could get Glorious Anthem which is an enchantment that gives all your creatures +1/+1. This card can’t even hold a candle to Glorious Anthem and its Forecast effect is not all that great either. If you’re looking for a fast and cheap way to pump your little guys I would even suggest Crown of Convergence over this card.

.5/5 (Yup, yet another ˝ out of 5)


I still don’t like this card but I can see how it could be useful in limited. It would be a lot and I do mean A LOT better if you could use its Forecast effect whenever you could play an instant but I guess that’s simply too much to ask for.
If you have the sand to run a weenie deck and try to take out your opponent with a lot of little guys in the early game, you might consider this card but I wouldn’t think much of it otherwise.



Steeling Stance

So Forecast is an interesting idea, but I haven't played enough Dissension to know how useful it is. Stance itself without the forecast is only an okay "trick", since it only gives +1s for 1WW - a bit expensive for the wimpiness of it. But if you take away the surprise factor after you forecast it once, it just isn't nearly as good.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 2
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