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The deck this guy belongs in is a battlecry deck...seriously between memnites, signal pests and equipments you should have him out as a 3/3 like 55% of the time. Good lord I mean I've had him swinging for 6 alone on turn 3 discounting the other little threats like 3/1 memnites and 1/1 or 2/1 signal pests. If nothing else he's a good agressor early game and a beatstick if he comes out with 4 or more battlecriers
Posted By: CuChulain01 (3/15/2012 12:00:46 AM)


I think a lot of people are looking at this wrong but still rating it correctly lol

It isn't the fact that you might be able to pull off a turn 1 3/3, though that is pretty badass. It's the fact that this is a creature who hits the board early then grows. He doesn't become worthless in later game play, and on turn four when you just had a Sword hit the battlefield last turn, you can plunk this guy down and equip.
Posted By: steinburger1109 (8/11/2012 7:47:05 AM)


How are people not realizing how good this guy is? Sure, a 1/1 for 1 is underwhelming, but if you're building your deck right he should almost never be a 1/1. A 1-drop 3/3 without a drawback is amazing, which is what this guy will be most of the time.
Posted By: Chosen_of_the_Dark_Sun (1/29/2011 3:24:15 PM)


Wow. That's... that's good. Throw in artifact lands and this guy is basically a 3/3 for White.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (1/29/2011 1:44:04 PM)


He doesn't obsolete Eager Cadet! Cadet gets his +2/+2 boost from Muraganda Petroglyphs
Posted By: LeafWheels (1/27/2011 3:09:36 PM)



I'd play him over Carapace Forger because he's a soldier.

I'd play him over Auriok Sunchaser because he costs one less. I think that one mana drop is going to make him a lot better than he seems at first blush.

Just the potential for a 1 drop that hits the board as a 3/3 is amazing.

He will be good pals with Memnite, Accorder's Shield, and an excellent target for Sword of Vengeance.


After play testing. Everything I said is true. However, he sucks noodles for other reasons. The deck he wants to be in is an artifact heavy white weenie deck. That sort of deck is really not firing on all cylinders unless your playing both Honor of the Pure, and Tempered Steel. That deck needs to be well tuned and have a very specific supporting cast. It can work, but it takes work.

It's much more elegant, and efficient, to do eith... (see all)
Posted By: PhyrexianAdvocate (2/4/2011 10:13:04 PM)


The thing about this card, though, is that unless you have a fantastic hand with three 0cmc cards, he wont be a 3/3. He'll come out as a 3/3 eventually, sure, but it's not like having a first turn 3/3 guy on the field.
Unless you have 3 memnites in your opening hand, I guess. He's OKAY, but not always going to work perfectly. 3.5/5
Posted By: Dolorosa (12/13/2011 11:39:59 AM)


One-drop 3/3 sounds great until you look at what you need to get there. I think Metalcraft is better on later, stronger cards that get a larger benefit and are more likely to have the artifacts around when the benefit matters.

3/3 for W is nice, but when you have 3 cards in hand and 4 lands it doesn't matter as much.
Posted By: Nighthawk42 (1/31/2011 10:46:45 AM)


use equipments on him to gain metalcraft, he's a beast. great at any point in the game.
Posted By: Richard_Hawk (2/8/2011 10:46:36 AM)


Seeing a pattern with white commons. Always seems to be a 1-drop in the second set with one of the set's main schticks. (exalted, allies, and now metalcraft)
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/28/2011 4:55:04 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!