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Faerie Harbinger

Reviewed November 21, 2007

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.75

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Faerie Harbinger

For the exact same price, you get Merrow Harbinger, whch has +1 toughness and islandwalk, but not flash or flying. I'd say that this one is much better as a Harbinger, since she can come into play in response to an effect that would make you draw a card or at opponent's EOT, where you can then start your turn and draw whatever you just Harbinged for. The fact that her evasion is flying instead of islandwalk helps too, since she's unblockable UNLESS your opponent has something (a flying or reach creature) instead of unblockable IF they have something (an Island). Also, the artwork is just incredibly awesome. Can I get that in wallpaper size please?

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Faerie Harbinger

The main problem for Faerie Harbinger in constructed is that it doesn't really fit on the Faeries' mana curve. Mistbind Clique is usually more worth it at four mana, and even though Flash + Flying + another Faerie you can play when you untap (Scion of Oona, anyone?) is rather appealing, it's often not enough. I like the card for limited, though. You get a surprise blocker or evasive attacker, and a Vampiric Tutor for your Nameless Inversion on top of that. Strong.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5

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Faerie Harbinger:

I believe that I will be pleasantly surprised by this card. As it is, however, I cannot really see the potential in a faerie themed control deck, so I will rate this low. I fully admit that I may be underestimating the tribe, but, I don't believe that I am at the moment.

Until the next set(or a groundbreaking deck), my ratings are as follows:

Contructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5 (for a flashy flier)

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Faerie Harbringer

I think this guy costs a mana too much. 4 mana for 2/2 flying and flash is really bad. The search effect is still useful as it can search for Sower of Temptation to answer a creature or Mistbind Clique for some damage and tapping goodness. Multiple Mistbind Cliques also lets you chain them together for multiple turns of tapping goodness. Right now, I think it's decent, but it's probably for the best as turn 3 this means turn 4 Mistbind Clique. It's a beater of Faeries at worse, as Faerie's are lacking in the power department.

In casual, I can't think of something different to write.

In limited, it's evasion and will search out else with evasion.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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