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Hope of Ghirapur
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 Hope of Ghirapur
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.38
Multiplayer: 3.13
Commander [EDH]: 3.38

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Hope of Ghirapur
I haven't thought about Vintage in quite a long time. I've always felt odd about the concept of using Moxes and Alpha dual lands to cast hyper-modern creatures like Dark Confidant - it feels like a conceptual mismatch for some reason. Nonetheless, I did when I saw Hope of Ghirapur, because it rather reminds me of the sometime Vintage staple Xantid Swarm. Unlike Xantid Swarm, it benefits from a little help because it dies in the process of disrupting the opponent, but it also reduces the opponent's life total in the process, and I can't help but feel that might be relevant once in a while. I think this card's prospects will have a lot to do with how many and which spells need to be stopped, and how easily decks can recur it - the effect is more than powerful enough to look into.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Hope of Ghirapur (3/8)
A legendary creature capable of thopping the crap out of your opponent is always worth a look. Hope of Ghirapur is a bit weird...it's a 1/1 with flying that helps to enable Revolt and can effectively Time Walk an opponent playing a creature-light build. That's pretty decent, honestly.
It's not great to turn around a game you're losing, but it can work well early to keep your opponent from getting a foothold. And it's, at worst, a 1 mana artifact with upside. You could do a lot worse than the little thopter.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander: 3.75

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