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I really love this guy, even though he ends up costing a bit, you can attack with him second turn after deployment, chump block with him, or attack and then, if he does die you get a flying 1/1. I love it for some reason. The whole idea of the owl coming back into play is great flavor.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (3/7/2010 7:15:28 PM)


Has some synergy with Thrummingbird, which again has a synergy with Soulcatchers' Aerie.
Posted By: Mode (8/26/2011 4:11:07 PM)


Now they need to make a card called Crazy Cat Lady. Same card but replace birds with cats
Posted By: shotoku64 (8/9/2012 8:59:47 PM)


It sounds like a really nice card for any bird deck. 3/3 for 3 is already reasonable and it can certainly help you to survive the first few turns if you are against a very agressive deck.

The beauty of this is that the age counter is placed right before you decide weather you pay the cost or sacrfice Jötun. Just paying the first upkeep once will give you two birds if you sacrfice him at the second upkeep. Two generic 1/1 flying birds would cost you about the same mana to play (four), but in this case, you need only one card to get them and Jötun hangs around until you get the birds. :)

I guess you could keep paying the upkeep for a few more turn if it's to your advantage in a game.
Posted By: Diab0l0 (4/15/2011 11:38:04 PM)


He keeps tons of little birds lodged in his chest cavity. When he dies, his chest explodes and tons of birds fly out, ready to take out the owner of whatever killed their "dad"
Posted By: PolskiSuzeren (6/27/2010 1:32:47 AM)


Yay, birds!
Posted By: zeyette (10/13/2009 3:04:13 PM)


Wow, I'm impressed. Who knew that you could take as irritating a mechanic as Cumulative Upkeep and make something really cool out of it?
Posted By: Lyoncet (3/11/2011 4:22:55 PM)


He's solid enough - good stats for his size. But you probably don't want to go beyond 3 or 4 age counters, since the payoff isn't quite worth it beyond that point. I'd personally prefer Emeria Angel.
Posted By: nemokara (10/24/2012 10:15:33 AM)


I think this would be fun in a W/U proliferate deck (or at least, as a sub-theme)

If you draw badly it's worth noting that you can build birds for a long time if you make your land drops; in a deck where things cost 3 or less he's a contingency plan for excess land drops.

T3 him
T4 - pay one, you have 3 open mana
T5 - pay two, you have 3 open mana
Posted By: blurrymadness (6/17/2013 12:53:38 PM)