I know that Attended Knight is far from the most
spectacular "creature and sidekick/s" card out
there, but sometimes you don't need a huge
flashy effect or a five-mana-plus
battlefield-tilter. Sometimes you just need to
get creatures on the table early, and provide a
dilemma for the guy who thinks he's clever
because he noticed that Doom Blade costs two
mana. Sometimes you just want to fill up the
table as often and as cheaply as you can, and
use all those Soldier tokens and the foil
Odric's Crusader you got in the M13 fat pack.
When it's one of those times, you can't go wrong
with Attended Knight.
Today's card of the day is Attended Knight
which is a three mana White
2/2 with First Strike that comes into play with
a 1/1 White soldier token. Getting two
creatures with power and toughness equal to the
mana cost is quite efficient while adding in
First Strike to one and both having supported
types makes this an overall strong choice to
include in White swarm builds.
In Limited this is a great common that is easily
splashed with the single White in the cost and
should be played in Sealed whenever White is
being used. Tokens are almost always
beneficial and a 2/2 with First Strike is quite
playable by itself. In Booster this is a
good early pick after a White rare and multiples
would be welcome to flesh out any build.
another great review here at Pojo.com! We are
looking today at Attended Knight from M13.
Attended Knight is a common white creature human
knight that costs two generic and one white mana
for a 2/2. Attended Knight has First Strike and
when it enters the battlefield, you put a 1/1
white Soldier token onto the battlefield.
Attended Knight is a good card. Two creatures for
three mana is pretty decent, especially since
one has first strike. Cloudshift it, and you
gain another token, and perhaps a surprise 2/2
first striking blocker!
Selesnya (green/white) decks love cards like the
Attended Knight for reasons like Parallel Lives.
With the Parallel Lives out, you gain three
creatures for three mana, and then a Cloudshift
would gain you two more. With multiple Parallel
Lives out, you could gain an army. Running it
then with Intangible Virtue, and you are in
Outside of doing fancy things to gain greater benefits,
it is still a solid card. Two for one and the
first strike make this a very good card!