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Court Archers
Shards of Alara

Reviewed December 9, 2008

Constructed: 1.65
Casual: 2.65

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Court Archers

Most of the exalted creatures in Alara remind me of the five "Surging" spells in Coldsnap; they're designed mainly for limited, where one copy does all the action but you need as many as you can. Court Archers fits perfectly into that role, occupying a convenient cost between Knight of the Skyward Eye and Rhox Charger and being able to defend against other early creatures like Rip-Clan Crasher. Again, not quite efficient enough for high-level constructed play, but a great card to have around in drafts.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
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Court Archers

This is a reasonable card for limited. You get a flying defense (many shards flyers have a two power) and exalted. I like to draft exalted and this combined with what white can do early on, makes for a quick bant deck. Will not see play in constructed decks though.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 3




Court Archers


Constructed: Just another common common that will not see high level play. And it is not a Elf.


Casual: Good card for new players to help against flyers. Exalted for a green deck could be dangerous.


Limited: A good pick for against blue flyers and maybe help one big green fatty get even bigger. Not that great against the Dragons and some Angels in this set.


Overall a good common but not good enough for the big shows.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 2




BeJose Court Archers
Eh, not bad but not exactly good either. Strictly limited material. This really fights with Guardians Of Akrasa for a spot in your deck. Both cost 3 while the Archers trades 1 point of toughness for 1 point of power and reach. I tend to value the archers for their reach since your not likely to be attacking with either anyway. A decent pick for Bant but nothing special
Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 2.5/5

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