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Steel of the Godhead

Reviewed July 11, 2008

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 4.00

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Steel of the Godhead

Auras are always fraught with potential card disadvantage, but even if you only get one swing with the creature it's on, if it's on a white and blue creature, it's done its job.  Not only have you forced through an attacker, but you've gotten in for an extra 2 points and gained the damage in life.  Even on a 1/1 Zealous Guardian, that's a six-point life swing for three mana.  And if you get to do it again...

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5

Limited- 4.5


Friday - Steel of the Godhead

Finally, a decent card. Like most creature enchantments, this does not really have a place in constructed, because you leave yourself open to getting 2-for-1ed quite easily. If you're blue, you're playing Faeries, and if you're white, this is a little bit slow for Kithkin to consider playing.

In limited, however, this thing is ridiculously good, like most of the divinity enchantments (Runes of the Deus, etc.). A high pick if you're in these colors.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Steel of the Godhead
I'm not sure which is the more annoying card between this and Shield of the Oversoul, but it can certainly end a game quickly if it stays in play long enough. Yes, it needs white-blue hybrids to operate at maximum efficiency, but a Wilt-Leaf Cavalier with lifelink or an unblockable 3/2 Gravelgill Duo are serious threats. It's definitely worth playing, even with Shadowmoor limited's reasonably plentiful bounce and tap effects.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5 (Sky Spirit, anyone?)
Limited: 3/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Steel of the Godhead
Pretty good aura, but there's not much good creatures to put this on because the enchanted creature can still die easily. This is an all-star in the Zur deck with Zur the Enchanter searching some auras and Greater Auramancy out, but other than that there's no good powerful use for this.
Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5


* Game Store Owner
Steel of the Godhead - Friday

This whole cycle of enchantments has been interesting to figure out.  In limited you definitely play Steel of the Godhead if you get creatures that can take advantage of it.  It pretty much guarantees you life each attack step since the enchanted creature may also get a second ability to keep it from being blocked.

The extra attack and defense bonuses are just a little extra perk.  There aren't a lot of creatures getting played that are both white and blue and that might be the only reason something like this hasn't made it's wa into constructed tournaments. 

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5

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