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Dark Ascension gives yet more gargoyles but no scarecrows.

deep sadness occurs.
Posted By: RAV0004 (1/27/2012 6:55:59 PM)
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@MarioAlvirez:
If you use Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas's -1 ability, Warden of the Wall will become a 5/5 artifact creature with no type. At the beginning of your opponent's turn, Warden of the Wall will become a 2/3 Gargoyle artifact creature with flying. At the beginning of your turn, I believe it will lose flying, cease being a Gargoyle, and go back to being a 5/5 artifact creature.
Posted By: PeabodyET (2/1/2012 10:20:12 AM)
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I'd think you'd want to be pairing it with your sorcery speed mass removal.
Decks that rely on sweepers do need blockers to delay the need to sweep for maximum card advantage, and this way you have a blocker set up for after (your opponent usually gets a bit of an edge straight after a sweeper because they're the first to play new creatures).
At the very least, it baits their removal, which then won't hit your Consecrated Sphinx.
You can even use it to pay for Day of Judgement, say, in case you're stuck at 3 mana or not worrying about haste creatures.

The problem with all that is that the power level is simply not that high. If it were a 3/4, it could see play. But for a creature that can't attack, it needs to be much stronger, self sweeper resistance aside.
Posted By: djflo (2/9/2012 7:09:44 PM)
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better than defender in that creature removal doesn't effect it on your turn.
Posted By: OooShiny (1/27/2012 10:24:42 PM)
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Very interesting, with a unique mechanic that is slightly worse than defender but allows any color to either tap for mana or have a blocker in the skies for cheap. I think this is very well executed.
Posted By: jsttu (1/26/2012 10:33:37 PM)
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Interesting - yes indeed.
Best used in control decks I imagine. + I just really Gargoyles.
Posted By: Spartan_X (1/27/2012 1:28:08 AM)
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I have a question.
What happens if I make this guy a 5/5 artifact creature using Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas' -1 ability?
Will it return to be a 2/3 Flying creature on each of my opponent's turn? Or will it remain as a 5/5 artifact creature for the rest of the game?

Thanks a lot in advance.
Posted By: MarioAlvirez (2/1/2012 3:25:45 AM)
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Best compared with, and mostly an improvement on, One-Eyed Scarecrow in limited. It doesn't power down flyers, but it does block them, which is usually more improtant. Not a high pick by any means, but a solid insurance for slower decks that can clog up a board of 2/2s while helping you ramp to your bombs. It does its job. 3/5
Posted By: Steinhauser (2/25/2012 1:06:42 AM)
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Don't underestimate this guy! A 2/3 flying that taps for mana can help you with some expensive cards AND it protects you against 1/1 Flying spirits! For instance, this guy helped me cast Increasing Savagery from my graveyard to do 13 damage to my opponent to win the match.
Posted By: kyothine (3/24/2012 4:48:56 PM)
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Does Angel's Tomb work with this card?
Posted By: JThibbs (9/10/2012 9:35:06 AM)
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