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Noble Hierarch

Reviewed January 26, 2009

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.87

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Noble Hierarch

Welcome to "Cards You're Going to be Playing With in Four Days" Week! For some reason, Birds of Paradise is the least-imitated core set staple in Magic; there are only a couple of dozen variants, as opposed to over 9,000 derivatives of Lightning Bolt and Healing Salve. One reason may be that block mechanics usually don't go as well with creatures (what would a Bird of Paradise with threshold look like?) as exalted does. Perhaps Noble Hierarch will open the door for other imitators of the original mana bird. Time will tell, but until then, this lady will win games. Remember to wait for her exalted trigger to take effect before you use that Chameleon Colossus's ability!

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5


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Monday - Noble Heirarch

It's always tough reviewing cards before we've had a chance to play with them in the proper context. Cards like this make it a bit more difficult. At first glance, this is the type of card that seems like it can't be any better than just average. But, then it has exalted. I'm not a fan of the ability, but it ALMOST makes this guy a 1/2 creature. Being able to tap for 3 colors is really nice as well. It will likely see some play, but it's a question of how much.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4

Monday - Noble Hierarch

The card that's gonna take over Birds of Paradise in some decks. Hopefully even bring its price down. Well we can hope. The real advantage is its exalted. Being able to hit with a 1/2 early on can make the difference between losing by a few and winning. Most decks with BoP mainly use it as mana accel early and equipping it with moldervine cloak or loxodon warhammer later on. The birds tend to be only used in 2-3 color decks anyway, so out with old in with the noble. Great in Bant for sure as mana fixing and d more exalted the better.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5

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