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it took me several looks before I realized how good this card is. at first I thought it was just another 2/2 that pumps itself each turn. then I realized that you could use the land saccing ability to mana fix. THEN I realized it isn't just basics, it's any land. THEN I realized that the land didn't even come into play tapped.

so not only are you pumping your creature, your mana fixing and mana ramping. and don't even get started on fetchlands...
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (10/3/2011 10:13:03 PM)
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This is one of two cards I know of where Michael Komarck did the initial artwork, and Wayne Reynolds followed up with a promo version; the other card being Rafiq of the Many.

Dunno why that sounded important, but hey, the more you know!

Both images are excellent; I love Wayne Reynolds for his great stylization of characters, and Michael Komarck has some great detail in his pieces (my personal favorite being Horizon Canopy).

And the card's mechanics are incredible, at the least. Not even mana-fixing; fetching utility lands at instant speed, getting them to the battlefield in the same ability, and being able to do anything from exiling an opponent's graveyard to granting your creatures protection to stopping an attacking creature...it gets awesome, once you get thinking.

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Posted By: Lateralis0ne (11/8/2011 8:08:40 AM)
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works great with fetch lands. definitely worth being the centerpiece and holo of the knights deck, and it has good utility in other decks too.
Posted By: tialdfswntta (6/5/2011 8:18:05 PM)
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My landfall deck loves this and Flagstones of Trokair together. With one Flagstone in play, I pull another one, they both disappear and get me another two lands. Admonition Angel, Rampaging Baloths, and Baloth Woodcrasher all come into full effect, especially with a Khalni Heart Expedition in play.

Knight of the Reliquary is one of the biggest powerhouses in my landfall deck. Possibly one of my favorite cards ever! 5/5, no question.
Posted By: Tolarus (6/14/2011 6:17:47 AM)
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Combos with Wood Elemental
Posted By: konokono (3/22/2012 8:55:24 AM)
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play with crucible of worlds for a fallback plan or to just get a lot of lands out--become {T} search your library for a land and put it into play--you won't have to worry about the dead land draw-back. with tideforce elemental, you basically can pull all the lands out of your deck and then, with the crucible, have no problem getting playing one each turn, that way you're always drawing something useful. just need a card like stormtide leviathan to keep the combo running.

(citation to Mishras-Prodigy for tideforce elemental)
Posted By: raptorman333 (5/31/2012 10:51:44 AM)
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It is reprinted at Mythic status because it's the focal point of the Knights half of the deck. Just like in Divine vs Demonic, where Lord of the Pit was printed at Mythic, not because it needed to be at that rarity, or because it was that absurd, but because it was the focal point of that deck, KotR is key. Yes, Mythics were introduced in that set. But KotR is playable in it's power, and Wizards has said they don't want to print Mythics that dominate formats. In that vein, Hero of Bladehold will not make waves in Legacy, or probably even Modern, and even only saw fringe play in Standard. But she's powerful. She plays well with others. And newer players, pulling her as a Mythic in a pack, will see her being a lot more powerful than they see KotR. And that's exactly what the Mythic rarity is for. To make new players think thu just pulled something jaw-droopingly powerful. A new player will think, "This is good." Looking at KotR. Looking at Lorthos, they'll think, "This is incredible." Th... (see all)
Posted By: Doaj (9/15/2012 2:34:51 AM)
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So, it's a 10/10 for 3 with upside?

Yep, it's fair.
Posted By: SIlverSkyz (11/2/2012 10:03:16 PM)
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I like how the second ability doesn't even say basic land.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (12/22/2012 2:51:55 AM)
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Since you're using fetchlands and the Knight's ability anyway, might as well give him a pet Terravore.
Posted By: Zom-B (12/22/2012 3:02:28 PM)
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