The most dangerous card in the ancient red-green
Warrior deck I mentioned on Wednesday was
Bramblewood Paragon, which turned already very
efficient creatures into insane threats.
Anafenza reminds me a lot of that card, minus
granting trample (which makes her automatically
a lot less dangerous) but also minus tribal
restructions (which makes her automatically more
dangerous in certain ways). Anafenza starts
working early enough to strengthen creatures
against both slow and fast opponents, in almost
any situation. I even feel that in larger
formats, she's just about enough to prompt a
re-examination of highly evasive low-toughness
creatures such as Soltari Priest and Mistmeadow
Today's card of the day is Anafenza, Kin-Tree
Spirit which is a two mana White 2/2 Legendary
that has you Bolster 1 whenever another
non-token creature enters play under your
control. This is an excellent support card
for primarily or mono-White army builds that
aren't token based, particularly soldier or
spirit as it shares typing. Overall a 2/2
for two body with the potential to add much more
power and toughness over time is well worth
playing in most formats and this will see play
in a variety of builds.
In Limited the double White is a bit of a
drawback, but the reusable Bolster is well worth
it even if it enters play after the second turn.
A strong first pick in Booster and barring a
very poor White pool should be easy to build
around in Sealed as well.