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Rhox War Monk
Shards of Alara

Reviewed October 30, 2008

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.90

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rhox War Monk

Remember when Burning-Tree Shaman was the scariest creature in constructed play, mostly because control and combo decks relied on fiddly cards like Sensei's Divining Top and Glare of Subdual? This guy is a little harder to cast, and works against the opposite kind of deck, but is no less frightening to play against. Sure, he has to attack, and he's harder to cast than Kitchen Finks or Loxodon Hierarch, but if you luck out on the mana, he gives you a huge head start in the race, and I count only three cards between Standard and Extended that red decks can use to remove him optimally (Flame Javelin, Char, Skred). Play early, play often.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
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Rhox War Monk

3 mana for a 3/4 lifelink. Simple, elegant, powerful. Not much more to say. Third turn this is monreds worst enemy.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

Thursday 10-30-08

Rhox War Monk


Constructed: A 3/4 with lifelink for only 3 mana is crazy. But it is 3 different colors. But green white blue always gets their colors on turn 3, right?


Casual: Why not use him with Spirit Link for tricks or treats.


Limited: Very high pick for a solid creature. You will have to comment to those colors which are not the most popular colors to pick. Being uncommom you may not see doubles.


Overall a good solid creature. I heard he is called the Pancake flipper. The coins remind me of Mario.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 4




BeJose Rhox War Monk Green ManaWhite ManaBlue Mana
Creature - Rhox Monk
The new loxy. Everyone asks why blue is in the mana cost and no one has come up with a good reason. Regardless this is still a great card. 3 mana for a 3/4 (even in 3 colours) is pretty good, add in lifelink and this is just crazy. It's basically impossible to race this, especially if your opponent stats playing exalted creatures. In constructed I'm not sure if Bant will make it but I'm sure with this and Stoic Angel and Bant Charm someone could make a decent W/U/G control deck.
Constructed 3/5
Casual 3/5
Limited 3.5/5

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