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Steppe Lynx
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Steppe Lynx

Reviewed December 4, 2009

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 2.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Steppe Lynx

This is a card that was very clearly designed for Zendikar, and in fact almost could not exist in any other expansion. If you're not used to landfall yet, the Lynx looks like a risky play, as it seems like it should never be attacking more than about once or twice in a lot of aggressive decks. But then again, maybe it doesn't need to.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Steppe Lynx a one mana card that can potentially attack for four damage on turn two with the right land acceleration. Even without dedicated support cards this can easily attack for two for several turns.

In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a decent first turn play, but gets weaker as the game goes past the opening moves as it depends on other cards entering play to have any bonus. Worth running in decks that focus on acceleration, likely a Green and White hybrid, but needs cards like Harrow, Terramorphic Expanse and other fetch lands, Rampant Growth, Shard Convergence, Khalni Heart Expedition, or other similar cards.

For Limited this is a very high pick in the set with so much focus on land drops and often higher than average land to spell ratios in decks.
Single mana creatures should always be included in Limited decks and the potential attack power of this lynx is impressive with less to oppose it. In Sealed any White deck should be running this card, even more so if your build is Green with White as odds are you'll have some support available. With Booster this is an early pick immediately after higher end bombs and removal and generally shouldn't be passed after the first pack.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

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