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Rafiq of the Many
Shards of Alara

Reviewed October 24, 2008

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rafiq of the Many
Rafiq fits well into the tradition of frightfully powerful four-mana green creatures like Ravenous Baloth and Loxodon Hierarch. Unlike some of those predecessors, he's much better when your deck is on the attack, meaning that he might not fit in competitive decks of his colors; pair him with Rhox Charger and/or Angelic Benediction, though, and your opponent will be wishing he'd stayed home.
In Alara draft and sealed games, there always seems to be some joker who thinks it's funny to play this guy along with about seven other Exalted creatures. Being on the receiving end of that can be very demoralizing. I bet you're glad they invented the mythic rarity so that it doesn't happen every event, hm?
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

Friday 10-24-08

Rafiq of the Many


Constructed: Bant is a good deck to play, but there is alot of creature hate. A creature with double-strike is a dangerous game.


Casual: Have not seen Exalted for the casual players yet. They should catch on soon.


Limited: Sealed if you had a good creature base for Bant than this would be great. Draft is were the Exalted ability really shines.


Overall a good Mythic rare, but not the best.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 4





Rafiq of the Many 1 ManaGreen ManaWhite ManaBlue Mana
Legendary Creature - Human Knight
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains double strike until end of turn.
Sweet card. Attacking by itself is 8 damage already, 1 ore exalted creature and that jumps to 10 and so on. Shorecrasher mimic is a beast with this, trigger it your opponent is looking at 12 points of double-striking trampling damage. Similarly if you combine this with Rhox Charger and you've got 10 points. Look for a Bant to possibly be a contender in block and possible t2, same with Grixis.
Overall therres nothing not to like about this card, cheap cost, 2 relevant abilities, great everywhere.
Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5

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