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After they printed Griffin Rider in M12 I expected griffins to receive more support in Inninstrad. Meh.
Seriously, they could at least have reprinted Diving Griffin.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (9/24/2011 7:21:31 AM)
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Between this and Serra Angel ... that extra White is really something.
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (11/2/2011 7:46:02 PM)
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At least it makes sense that Armored Griffin is better.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/7/2012 12:39:38 PM)
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Well, comparable to Assault Griffin at least. One power, vigilance... a decent trade off. Doesn't mean either of them are good. Perhaps if Griffin tribal was more together in constructed, but as is Griffin Rider alone certainly doesn't justify these.
Posted By: Yukikah (1/7/2012 9:15:52 AM)
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On the ground, a creature needs 3 or 4 toughness before you can really expect it to start surviving combat. In the air, that's probably a little closer to 2 or 3.

I realize that a card like this seems underpowered, but it's important to realize that this is a common flier, and as such, it's going to be very present in the Limited formats.

In Limited, fliers are powerful enough to be an actual strategy on their own, and this is a flier that can swing for damage and prevent enemy fliers from doing the same.

Try to remember that things like auras and equipment see a lot more use in Limited, and that it wouldn't be unusual for this griffin to be wearing a Skeletal Grimace or a Mask of Avacyn.
Posted By: Ataraxiom (9/17/2013 10:34:00 AM)
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I think I definitely prefer Griffin Sentinel over this guy. He costs 1 less, and that three toughness makes the vigilance far more useful.

Posted By: Hylebos (9/22/2011 3:00:28 PM)
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Surprised they didn't reprint Abbey Matron.
Posted By: JFM2796 (9/22/2011 4:07:40 PM)
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Ugh, Griffin Sentinel is much better than this.
Posted By: Hanksingle (9/24/2011 1:40:30 PM)
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if that's your only ally you are screwed
Posted By: Mata_Hari (9/23/2011 5:17:16 AM)
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Dammit guys, seriously. You introduce Griffins in Mirage, print Griffin Canyon in Visions to get our hopes up, then fill the next 7 years with 80% crap griffins. WHAT THE HELL?

Just two good Griffins before this block is done. That's all I'm asking.
Posted By: yyukichigai (1/6/2012 5:09:27 PM)
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