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Useful in this set for tapping walls. Good flavor since the lines are used to "climb" the walls.
Posted By: OutlawD1 (5/9/2010 6:22:46 AM)


A Master Decoy without mana requirement for activation in exchange for a targeting restriction.
Shrinking this guy to 0/1 was unnecessary in my opinion though...
Posted By: Mode (4/19/2010 6:54:24 AM)


People don't seem to understand the phrase strictly worse. It's only strictly better/worse if it would always be better/worse, whatever the situation.

In situations where you have no mana untapped, this is better than goldmeadow harrier or gideon's lawkeeper. In situations where your opponent has a flood of creatures with power 0-3, the line slinger is more useful. In situations where you have mana available, and the opponent has a bomb in play, this is worse.

I'd rather run the lawkeeper, or the harrier, because they're more versatile, and I rate them better. But they are not strictly better.
Posted By: Majora_13 (11/16/2012 3:46:12 PM)


People are strictly addicted to the word strictly. I like tappers that don't require a mana-commitment every turn.
Posted By: Opined_Fluke (7/28/2013 10:51:13 PM)


Not that the shrinking really matters. This is a utility creature, and it'll be tapped 80% of the time. Of course, it's nice to be able to swing for a point should your opponent somehow not have a two-drop down in time (In modern standard, though? What wacky rogue deck would they be playing?), but still. It's restriction is actually more lienient to compensate for the shrinking, I think. Compare Errant Doomsayers, which will generally tap smaller creatures, or at least low-toughness ones that you could probably kill with a first striker anyway. This locks down creatures around the four drop and below range,depending on the colour, and so I'd forgive the 0-power.

In short, very good utility creature. I mean, you'll feel kind of silly maindecking it when someone just Polymorphs out a Eldrazi, but it keeps Vampire Nighthawks at bay all day long, and that's good enough for me.
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (5/6/2010 11:23:44 AM)


who makes a living slingin kor lines. id have better luck slingin snuggies
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (4/20/2011 12:39:15 AM)


Strictly worse than Gideon's Lawkeeper.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (9/22/2011 6:59:44 PM)


Also strictly worse than Goldmeadow Harrier, which was released the block before.
Posted By: HedronMyr (5/8/2012 7:38:33 AM)


Aysen Bureaucrats.

Yes, he can go up to 3 power, but exchanges a point of his own power for it... and when people are comparing you to a Homelands card, that's not a good sign either way.
Posted By: Aquillion (5/16/2013 10:14:52 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!