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My only problem, aside from the fact that he's a transcendent avatar before leveling, is that he doesn't have flying.
I wouldn't even complain flavor-wise, but the picture clearly shows him levitating.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (11/25/2011 4:38:11 PM)
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I drew him as my only RotE foil mythic. Very pretty.

From a flavor standpoint, I think he should have gained the Avatar creature type when he reached third level.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/26/2011 3:23:11 PM)
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I made a casual Red/White Human deck after a few recent cards (Champion of the Parish, Vigilante Justice, Thraben Doomsayer, etc.) made it more viable. This guy is one of the best in it.

Worst case, he's a 3/3 for 3 that draws out any removal opponents might have, potentially sparing my Mentor of the Meek or True Believer. Best case, he's a game changing monster and another target for my Pariah's Shield.

I go through my hand quick, so honestly it can be nice just to have a place to put all of that extra mana that makes my opponent(s) sweat
Posted By: AssKickingBoots (7/8/2012 4:31:15 PM)
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Training Grounds wouldn't help this card at all, EnV.
Posted By: Graphec (6/18/2010 11:20:09 AM)
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My absolute favorite card from RotE. I couldn't really tell you why, but it's just something about how the art, the name, and the mechanics all come together. I need four.
Posted By: Zulp (4/16/2010 1:46:45 PM)
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"You have the option to play your spells as if you creature never had level up to begin with. If you have the spare mana after playing your turn normally, then level up your creature. Playing this way basically means the creature levels up for FREE since you weren't going to use that mana anyway."

Leveling up is played at sorcery speed. You can't dump your remaining mana into this guy at the end of your turn. Unless you meant dumping your mana into him last thing during the second main phase. But that usually signals to your opponent that you won't be playing any instants for a full turn. But you're right, if you know you're not going to use the mana and if you don't care to tell your opponent that you've got nothing else to cast, then, yeah, level the guy up.

This guy though takes too long to level up to his full potential. He usually gets removed before he even connects with his lifelink. All the mana that was spent to level him up could have seen better use, imo... like castin... (see all)
Posted By: Kragash (6/29/2012 12:19:17 PM)
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Remember people a 3/3 for 2W is something we rarely see, with an incredibly good ability, lifelink is key and 1 cost activation, he is great. Maybe not constructed good, but definately a great card.
Posted By: Cute-Hydra (4/17/2010 2:50:56 PM)
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So many people just don't get level up. They seem to think you have to pay it all at once or tap out every turn to reach the maximum as fast as possible. You don't.
You have the option to play your spells as if you creature never had level up to begin with. If you have the spare mana after playing your turn normally, then level up your creature. Playing this way basically means the creature levels up for FREE since you weren't going to use that mana anyway.
They also effectively have "pseudo-kicker" so they can be early game or late game plays and still be relavent.
That said, I'm sure Student of Warfare and Kargan Dragonlord will see competitive play. This guy doesn't seem to have a home quite yet, but I feel he shows promise. Time will tell.
Posted By: FinalAtonement (5/2/2010 3:23:43 PM)
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I think he can be really useful in an Bant Mythic deck. The 3 ccm means that you can bring him out with an Lotus Cobra and a fetchland. And wenn ever you have mana open just spend it on him hence you don´t need to leave mana open for your opponents turn.
Once you have pumped im up to be indestructible it will be almost an autowin against Jund or eldrazi green.

And everyone who playes Mythic knows how much Mana you can produce in a very short time.
Posted By: Urbar (4/16/2010 3:10:14 AM)
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My advice to you is: Get him to his second tier, and then Gilder Bairn him into indestructibility.
Posted By: RunedServitor (7/6/2012 12:34:04 PM)
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