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Aerie Worshippers
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed January 28, 2014

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.17
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 3.40

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Aerie Worshippers
I know I'm always going to be confusing this card with things from Shards of Alara. They also liked the word "aerie" for Bant, because it was very good at representing the blue skies and open spaces of that world. I miss Alara.
What was I saying? Oh, yes. This card is not particularly exciting to people used to slinging Titans and planeswalkers and $50 dual lands and countering three spells each turn. However, there's an equally large, if not greater, audience who appreciates a solid defender, difficult to kill attacker, and extra creatures each turn. Plus: infinite combo with Banishing Knack and Intruder Alarm! Score!
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Aerie Worshippers which is a four mana Blue
2/4 with Inspired that allows you to pay three whenever it becomes untapped to put a 2/2 Blue enchantment bird token with Flying into play.  Three mana for a 2/2 evasive every turn is a solid threat in almost any situation and the 2/4 body resists many forms of typical removal.  Needing to tap the Worshippers is the only potential drawback as attacking can be problematic without support, so making it unblockable with Aqueous Form is one of the easier ways around that. 

Other options include cards with a cost of tapping creatures you control or a different source of evasion. Overall in a build with even minimal support this is an excellent card that can be the primary win condition or as a secondary theme which means it should see at least some play competitively.
In Limited a source for reusable evasive token generation is very powerful in the format and an easy early pick in Booster, possibly even first depending on the rare.  The single Blue in the casting and effect cost is easily managed and any deck in Sealed with Blue mana should include it when available.  Unless the opponent has removal or can destroy it on a block this places a very short clock on the game and has to be answered quickly.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


Aerie Worshippers

A 2/4 creature isn't going to have such a rough time becoming tapped, especially in Limited, where that 4 toughness is hard to get around. Ideally, you want a card like Witches' Eye or something to grant it a tap ability. If you can do that, you essentially get a free Wind Drake every turn. And when I say "free", I mean it doesn't cost a card in your hand-- you still have to pay the 2U. This whole business is just too slow and fragile for Constructed, where Wind Drakes don't quite cut it and Mizzium Mortars exists, but in Limited it's an endgame engine that can (and undoubtedly will) win games.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 2.75

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