We've scene over the years that pretty much any
Knight with first strike and protection from a
color turns out to be good. I don't see why this
is any different. This can't be targeted by the
white enchantments that hold creatures down. It
can't be targeted by spells such as Sunlance.
There are a few different things that this card
will be good for. It's a solor overall creature
that's good in both limited and constructed.
Red has gotten a lot of 2/1's for 1R in the
past, but 2/2's for RR is a bit rarer. Add first
strike to the mix, and you'll often find that
the toughness doesn't really matter-- nothing
smaller than a 2/3 will bother blocking it
anyway, and that's fine by Red. Then there's the
pro:white, which is a nice commodity given the
abundance of Condemn, Pacifism effects, and
Lightning Helix. Black rode a creature just like
this one to victory quite often, and Red could
theoretically do the same, especially with burn
to back it up.
2/23 - Blood Knight
The last card of the week, Blood Knight comes
with one big question: Who is he REALLY
timeshifted from? It could be any of the
colored-knights (black, white, silver). I say
silver, since Blood Knight is obviously the foil
of white's Silver Knight. This guy is reasonably
above the curve for red (who normally gets
either gets 2/2s with a drawback for 2 or who
gets 2-drops that are only good in goblin
decks). There's not a huge amount to be said
about him. He's good. He is good against any
white-weenie deck. He's good in boros decks (not
sure if he's better than the current inclusions,
but he's still good).
Constructed - 3+
Casual - 3+
Limited - 4 (if you're in red, or if you're not
sure what colors you're in yet, take him)
I really like this card, probably because I
really liked White Knight. It's a solid addition
to Boros variants for the mirror matchup. Two
for a 2/2 first striker with protection from
white is very good.
In limited, this is probably going to be a top 2
or 3 pick for me. It's a very solid creature.
Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 4
Friday - Blood
Black Knight's red cousin. He's a good candidate
for the Boros decks but I'm not sure he'll get
in as they are pretty strapped for room, and
Soltari Priest and Knight of the Holy Nimbus are
just better. What white cards will matter that
can hit this? Maybe Condemn, but this doesn't
escape Porphyry Nodes and Wrath. I'd rather have
Shadow and the hard-to-kill abilities than the
First Strike and the pro-white. Not that he's a
bad card by any means, just I don't see him
fitting anywhere yet.
In casual, why not? He's a solid 2/2 beater for
your red deck or for a knight deck.
In limited, I'd definitely grab this if I were
red. He's efficient, hard to force a trade with,
and laughs at white...what more do you want?
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5
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