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Winged Coatl
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 27, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Winged Coatl

Unlike its Lorescale brethren, Winged Coatl was not intended to see a second combat step. It flashes out in front of an attacker, blocks it, and kills it with deathtouch.... and dies in the process. Yes, you could play it at EOT and swing with it, but for 1 flying? Unless you have a Favor of the Overbeing to throw on it, this card is basically a kill spell. "Destroy target attacking creature if a blue and green creature with flying can block it."

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.5
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

 Winged Coatl

I notice they're no longer quite so rigid on the "green can't kill creatures" rule of thumb as they were at times in the past. And they shouldn't be rigid - snakes are possibly more naturally aligned with the color than any other real-world animal, and have you ever been bitten by one? It hurts. This little guy can really surprise people, and a surprising number of creatures are vulnerable to him.

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



May 27 2009


Winged Coatl


Constructed: Nice to flash in to killing one of their key creature. A green & blue deck should really do well in Alara Block.


Casual & Multiplayer: A good defense is always a good offense.


Limited: It is basically drafting creature removal for green & blue decks. We will be drafting all Alara Reborn soon, so I might test it out.


Overall a okay common for what it can do.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 3

Limited: 4




Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Winged Coatl

Welcome back today we have yet another snake card this one with a unique combination of keywords that could provide for some interesting play decisions and experiences. For three mana you get a surprise blocker that will more times than not kill the creature it blocks, the ability to fly helps it in its quest to block big beefy flyers and the option to swing for a couple points of damage in the air doesn’t hurt either. In constructed these guys abilities are all worthwhile and together they present a pretty efficient package for removal for blue and green. Here lies the problem blue has counters and bounce and other nifty tricks they will most likely never need creature removal, any decks that could play this card in Standard has a plethora of cheaper and more efficient creatures available to it, the abilities are neat and the fact you can have a semi-removal spell in blue and green is a neat concept, just one that I doubt will be capitalized on in the current format, post rotation its playability may be slightly increased.

In Extended, Legacy, and Vintage a blue and green removal spell could be played sidedeck possibly although I don’t see the practical use in sideboarding it and against what decks? Casual and multiplayer circles will find a use for this card, your opponents summon his big hasty flyer and you destroy it, its like black creature removal but to be used on any creature Winged Coatl can block and at the kitchen table that is a lot of creatures. Limited if your in color having a flying threat as well as a surprise form of removal is great it allows you to not dip into black and still have access to a decent body and removal. Its creature removal in green and blue!

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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