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Kinsbaile Cavalier

Reviewed February 20, 2008

Constructed: 2.45
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.25

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Kinsbaile Cavalier

Read again-- it's a 4/2 for 3W How often does that happen? Especially in an environment where Haakon is still legal and Knight decks are already viable, I can't imagine this won't get added in. Tell me you don't want to drop this alongside Changeling Hero! To say nothing of the fact that Shields and Blades of Velis Vel look so good alongside it.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Kinsbaile Cavalier

Four mana might be a little much for constructed, as the "standard" cost for Knights is two. But in casual (I mean casual duels, not eight-hour chaos multiplayer) or limited, it's a bomb. Think Crusading Knight; think Changeling Titan. A fun card all around.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Kinsbaile Cavalier

Double strike is a very powerful ability, and I think 4 mana is a decent cost to pay for it. As long as there are enough decent knights to build a deck around, this will be good. The bad thing about knights though is that most of the good ones require heavy colour requirement, and so this card loses some points due to that. In standard, the colour requirement nerfs the deck enough to make it bad. If more good knights come out, then this card will certainly become better.

In limited, it has double strike itself, and it gives changelings double strike as well. A double striking army is hard to kill, so it's pretty good as long as you have enough stuff to go with it. The only bad part is its frail body.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2.5/5, Knight deck!
Limited: 2.5/5

Wednesday's card is Kinsbaile Cavalier. For 4 mana, you get a 2/2 Kithkin Knight that gives other Knights Double Strike. Aside from Knight of Meadowgrain and a few other cards, there aren't a whole lot of playable Kithkin Knights, but if you go back just a block to Time Spiral, you'll get some gems like Knight of the Holy Nimbus and Pentrach Paladin just to name a few. Double strike I think is one of the most powerful abilities and is highly useful combined with flanking and other abilities Knights have. If you want to try a Tribal Knight deck, this guy would be a blast.


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