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Heart of Kiran
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Heart of Kiran
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 4.38
Multiplayer: 3.38
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

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Heart of Kiran
Heart of Kiran has very good stats and a couple of possible niches. It's easily in consideration for a top-tier role in vehicle-based decks, and some of the dwarf pilots from Kaladesh can meet its crew requirement using only one card. In other creature-based decks, there are options that don't require locking down other attackers and provide similar speed, but it's not out of the question since it gives you an attacker and defender equivalent to midgame creatures with an early-game converted mana cost. The fact that it also invites use in a planeswalker-heavy deck is interesting; most such decks don't really need any help ending a game and don't need to attack to do so, and as a defensive option for such decks it doesn't offer the bonuses that Wall of Omens or Wall of Reverence do. I'm also not sure you always want to move your planeswalkers away from their ultimate in such a scenario, but it might be interesting to try out.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Heart of Kiran
A fairly unique vehicle, Heart of Kiran is basically Smuggler's Copter replacement, slotting in at the same point on the curve. The analogy isn’t perfect; this has a higher crew cost, but it fights much better on both offense and defense. The alternate crew cost is a cute touch, but it's more an ancillary feature than it is the main attraction.
A 4/4 with flying and vigilance is an excellent stat line, and Crew 3 is doable by turn 3, after you resolve a creature for the turn. I think this is easily going to be the go-to vehicle for the near and foreseeable future.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander: 4

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