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lol. a better elvish warrior in white!
Posted By: powerdude (1/15/2010 7:44:07 PM)
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2 mana is great for a 2/3 anyway, his ability just sweetens the deal.
Posted By: Anggul (6/22/2010 1:23:40 AM)
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This is a very exciting card. White gets a strong(ish) tribal effect at common on a creature that encourages aggressive play. Furthermore, it requires a dedication to white that will, over the course of a draft, guide the savvy player toward building a Soldier deck. Some will argue that Wizards is forcing the deck archetype. And they are. But that's what makes this so exciting!
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (7/11/2009 10:03:46 AM)
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who can argue with a 2/3 for 2? with power=cost, and enough toughness to survive volcanic fallout/infest, it already has the advantage over early board sweepers. Not only that but it buffs your other soldiers to help them resist board sweep as well. For white weenie, this is even better than the swordsmith. in combination with honor of the pure, or captain of the watch, or even a second armorsmith, it raises any 1/1 soldier token as well as your elite vanguards past 2 toughness, making them impervious to infest and volcanic fallout. By turn 3 or 4, you could even make all of your creatures, even tokens, impervious to firespout, agony warp, everything except targeted destruction. and I think we all know how poorly a few targeted destruction spells fare against hordes of creatures that can't be touched by the cheap board sweepers. In truth, all they have to fear is a large drop earthquake, lavalanche, planar cleansing, or 7 or more drop martial coup (from their own arsenal =P). And we al... (see all)
Posted By: Grimn777 (7/29/2009 12:52:09 PM)
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He's really good, but the {W}{W} cost makes can make him difficult to cast on turn 2 if not playing mono-white, and he's not cheapened with Ballyrush Banneret.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (10/9/2009 1:01:12 PM)
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Still drafting Veteran Armorer over this. Mostly because of Ballyrush banneret and Daru Warchief.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/16/2009 2:01:40 PM)
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I can't believe they printed this at common. The power creep here is more surprising than on Veteran Swordsmith because of the CMC 2.
Posted By: holgir (8/6/2009 5:33:56 AM)
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this is one of those cards which makes me wish there is a Report Abuse button for the card itself. Newer cards like these simply lack imagination
Posted By: CheloniaMania (9/26/2009 10:16:06 AM)
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Runs solid in a soldier deck
Great alongside Veteran Swordsmith
Posted By: shadowf0x (7/23/2009 10:14:33 AM)
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i cannot believe that they made this two mana... it should at least be three and this alongside the swordsmith should be uncommon-plus
Posted By: lykometer (8/9/2009 8:01:02 PM)
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