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Nobilis of War

Reviewed September 19, 2008

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.15

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David Fanany

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Nobilis of War
Red and white are both aggressive colors, so it's no surprise that their demigod rewards aggression. Unfortunately, he's a little on the slow side for most red or white constructed decks. But extra combat damage is nothing to dismiss outright, and he can make a real difference in limited, especially since red and/or white should give you access to lots of creatures with a high innate power and/or evasive abilities. Hearthfire Hobgoblin will get along great with this guy.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5

Nobilis of War


Constructed: It is a nice quiet Spirit Avatar for 5 mana that can fit in any red or white deck. 3/4 body makes it ok, the pump all attacking creatures you control is great. Even itself.


Casual: I will build the ultimate Spirit Avatar deck. One day.


Limited: Very good card to build or draft a deck around. Not the best of the Avatars, but he is good enough to have some fun with.


Overall a good card that has a lot of playability.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3





Nobilis of War

It takes a second look to realize that this attacks as a 5/4 flyer.  Generally, anything with 4 or more power and flying can win games on its own.  The fact that all your other creatures get an extra +2/+0 on the attack makes this a downright bomb, as you can start putting increased pressure on your opponent's defenses immediately-- even if it's just with a 2/2 that's been held back by a 3/3 for the last three turns.  This thing will usually make the killing blow itself, but letting your other creatrue hit harder is never a bad thing.

Constructed- 3.5

Casual- 4.75

Limited- 4.5

BeJoSe Nobilis of War (R/W)(R/W)(R/W)(R/W)(R/W)
Attacking creatures you control get +2/+0 until the end of the turn

Constructed -  I'm divided on this card, on the one hand it  tanks itself up to a  5/4 on the attack, but I don't think it has a place in any deck right now.
Demigod Red has its namesake at the 5 mana slot for the same cost, but a constant 5/4 with haste. Kithkin could make use of this, Mirrowweave anyone?
Control decks simply have better option (Twilight Shepherd etc)

Casual - Fits into any kind of aggressive deck and can give your offense a nice boost.

Limited - High pick, its a bomb and bombs win games in limited. If your opponent can't answer this even by itself attacking they'll be dead within 4 turns. However its manacost restricts it so if your not in R/W by the time the eventide pack comes around, I wouldn't bother.

Constructed - 2.5/5
Casual - 3/5
Limited - 3/5

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