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This guy is theoretically better among Soldiers than among Merfolk; if you splash white your land base won't have a lot of Plains, so you should instead start white and splash blue.

But presently in Standard there isn't much Soldier support, and in Extended he's outmatched by better two-drop Soldiers.

If I'd put him anywhere, it'd be in an Esper Fish list in Standard. Such a deck does not exist in any competitive form.
Posted By: jstorrie (4/15/2011 9:32:33 AM)
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Lol. Two mana for a 2/1 first strike lifelink that needs White.

This sounds familiar, except that, minus a color, it gains one toughness.
Posted By: EternalLurker (2/27/2011 2:36:00 PM)
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this is actually way better than Knight of Meadowgrain because of its cost and because the 1 more toughness 95% of the time doesnt matter since it has first strike
Posted By: whitecow (3/24/2013 5:31:02 AM)
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Good in a W/U soldier deck. Blue soldiers are always helpful.
Posted By: pigknight (7/28/2011 4:02:08 PM)
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Really enjoyed seing this guy hit the table next to my Wall of Denial. One of the best early creatures around for W/B; no brainer.

I'd say it is a toss up between them and the Deft Duelist, but the Merfolk are probably a bit better because of the lifegain. If someone is running heavy removal, you may miss the shroud though.

5/5
Posted By: Gaussgoat (5/3/2010 9:57:04 AM)
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A 2/1 for 1U is boring. A 2/1 with first strike for WU isn't so bad at all. A 2/1 with first strike AND lifelink for WU is pretty darn good. A very playable creature and it might make the white splash in merfolk just a bit more viable.

4.5/5
Posted By: Powereslave (1/29/2010 3:04:20 PM)
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Great card, I use this and Deft Duelist as early drops in my casual W/U control deck.
Posted By: faisjdas (2/20/2010 12:56:44 AM)
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I just wanna point out it isnt UW for its ability, you can play the plains any time to get the bonus, such as t3 after they have declared blockers and you harrow a plains, or tap your walking atlas mid combat so that trade now becomes a chump and they take a double take
Posted By: Dingo777 (2/20/2010 8:01:59 PM)
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My favorite card, seriously considering sliding it into my UB just so I can make it unblockable. And such a nice excuse to put in Wall of Denials too for the white. Oh sweet victory~
Posted By: AkaruiRain (3/20/2010 3:21:22 PM)
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Aggroing kird ape/wild nacatl/loam lion, merfolk?! It's so anti blue yet so perfect for blue.. maybe this is the new direction their taking with that color. Blue really needs this since aggro gets nuts really fast these days. A blue/black deck running these and vampire nighthawk has some serious anti aggro, especially paired with a basilisk collar.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (1/30/2010 9:08:03 AM)
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