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Swell of Courage

Reviewed February 4, 2008

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.50

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Swell of Courage

This is going to shake up a lot of combat phases in the future. Either a fleeting +2/+2 to your whole team, or a permanent +X/+X to one guy. In a way, its Reinforce ability is like a white Blaze, especially if you have a Zeaot il-Vec or the like. And its main use is like a white Overrun, but a bit smaller. Two powerful cards in colors that don't specialize in them? Sign me up.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Swell of Courage

Reminds you a little of Overrun, doesn't it? Except for being white and everything. It's a cute trick, and with something like Militia's Pride on the table, it often wins in a single massive attack, but I don't really see a constructed deck for it right now. It's a strong finisher in limited play, though.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Swell of Courage

I don't think this card will see much play. If you get one in limited, it may be reasonable but outside of that 5 is just too expensive. Overrun at least gave +3 +3 and trample. The reinforce ability is the better of the two as a combat trick or in limited to give yourself a thug.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Aethereal Monday - Swell of Courage

First off, as a lifelong New York Giants fan, yay for their victory!

Now, on to the card. In the proper deck (White Weenie), this can end games very quickly. The ability to add 8-10 more damage to your attack will either kill your opponent or come very close to doing so. Unfortunately, it does cost 5 mana, which is rather high end for a weenie deck. The Reinforce that this has tacked on isn't as useful as the actual card's ability itself, at least in constructed.

In limited, this card is great. You can either throw off your opponent's math, or use this to push through for the win. The Reinforce is more useful here than in constructed, because you can use it as a nice combat trick.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4

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