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Bant Sureblade
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Bant Sureblade
Alara Reborn

Reviewed June 10, 2009

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 2.90
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 2.25

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Bant Sureblade

I remember how hard it was to get around a Kitsune Blademaster in Kamigawa block, or an "active" Ballynock Cohort in Shadowmoor drafts. Three power is clearly the magic number when it comes to first strike creatures, and Bant Sureblade hits it. Just name a creature in Alara block that can kill this in combat that doesn't cost four or more mana. Deft Duelist, which you probably drafted yourself, and Dragonsoul Knight, which very few people play with, and that's about it. The only downside is that when this is "off", it's just a 2/1 for two-- a multicolored Krovikan Scoundrel. But with Borderposts and all the multicolor goodness we've gotten so far, that shouldn't be an issue.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 2.9
Multiplayer- 2.5
Limited- 3.7

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bant Sureblade

I'm a big fan of all the 'blade creatures from Alara Reborn; they've got the efficiency, they've got the power, and they've got the style. Oh, and they play nicely with Borderposts, too. It's a testament to green and white's strength in constructed right now that he's far down the list of creatures for competitive decks, but there's nothing wrong with Bant Sureblade; he'll be a good card to have around for various decks for a long time.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5




Bant Sureblade


Constructed: This guy with a Borderpost in play is a 3/2 with first strike for only 2 mana. Which is okay.


Casual & Multiplayer: Hybrid cards are getting more popular as they make more. This set of creatures that require another multicolored permanent to get pump actually helps move the rest of the set. So this is a good thing.


Limited: First strike is second to flying, but still good.


Overall a good common for it's mana cost.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 2

Limited: 3




Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Bant Sureblade

Welcome back today’s card is a solider of Bant that requires other multicolored permanents to function properly. For two mana in the combinations of W/G W/U you get a 2/1 creature that gets +1/+1 when you control another multicolored permanent. Two mana for a 3/2 with first strike is a great deal, the downside is that it’s highly reliant on other permanents you control making it unreliable and unable to compete with the current standard lineup of powerhouse creatures. Casual and multiplayer has a wealth of better creatures available in color that make Bant Sureblade a redundant choice, although not a useless creature in a highly multicolored Bant deck. In limited a 3/2 first strike creature should be easy to manage with the vast amount of multicolored cards in Shards of Alara block. A solid creature just nothing overly remarkable.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

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