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I'm pretty damn sure R&D made this purely for someone to say "strictly better than storm crow".
Posted By: Tiggurix (10/8/2010 10:39:39 PM)
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I'd take a weaker kicker effect for a cheaper kicker effect.

Where Kavu Titan required skill to kick/not kick, I see playing this without the kicker as a fairly obvious choice. Do I have seven mana? No? Six? No. Cast.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (9/26/2009 9:39:09 AM)
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Yep, it's better than Storm Crow.

Okay, sure, if the Storm Crow is buffed by the Petroglyphs or being played in an "un" environment where its flavor text can matter, yes, it would win, but other than that, the Owl wins.

Of course, since this still didn't see play in standard, I have high hopes for the already-suggested hurricane finch, squall raptor, and the deadly tornado robin.
Posted By: Radagast (12/14/2011 7:00:56 PM)
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Obviously wotc is aware of the storm crow situation - that's why this is called tempest owl. This is fan service people, fan service.

I expect you'll see a Squall Raptor or Hurricane Finch in the future.
Posted By: Baconradar (8/28/2010 4:27:24 PM)
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This is one of cards that can be deceiving. If you look at it as "oh, seven mana to tap three cards?! NO", then you might not see the usefulness of this card. Two drop for 1/2 isn't bad, and this could be a nice late game winner. Picture a situation where it's down to just a few life points, and your opponent has been holding you off with something like a wall of denial and tokens. By tapping his creatures, you can swing with anything you've got on the field. Haste would make this a card truly worth having though.
Posted By: StreamHopper (11/1/2009 8:17:55 AM)
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Petroglyphs? You guys do know that flying is an ability, right?
Posted By: Continue (7/24/2013 3:25:02 PM)
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ALL OF THE STORM CROW
NONE OF THE POPULARITY
Posted By: EternalLurker (3/18/2011 6:43:41 PM)
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Strictly less elegant design than Storm Crow.
Posted By: nibelheim_valesti (6/29/2010 4:16:37 PM)
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Baconradar is right- this is Wizards acknowledging how good Storm Crow was and giving us fanservice for our years of admiration to the Great Crow God.

However, the Crow is still a better card. The Owl tempts you to wait to play it, making for an inelegant game. The Crow beats faces to death in the early game, and can go right over the heads of any of the Titans or Eldrazi to keep on beating! The Owl also loses out on lack of flavor text- the couplet on the Crow strikes fear into the hearts of mortal men.

But problems aside, major props to Wizards for paying attention to the fanbase.
Posted By: kontanshikaku (10/27/2010 2:20:24 PM)
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Hedwig!!
Posted By: Richard_Hawk (9/17/2010 4:38:48 PM)
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