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Is that griffin wearing a toga?
Posted By: Avensai (9/17/2013 7:05:10 PM)


I love the art on this guy, but I feel like he is overcosted. Hope is not lost though! Keep up the good art and fix griffins in the next 2 sets! :D
Posted By: Twilly05 (9/17/2013 10:49:52 PM)


It's not terrible... overcosted, and probably only useful in limited and griffin commander decks, but not terrible.
Posted By: MasterOfCruelties (9/17/2013 3:52:50 PM)


"Why would anyone play this when they could be playing a Baneslayer Angel for the same mana cost?" - the classic white creature arguement.

I'm guessing this card was printed to indulge limited, but I'd hate to open a pack and find one of my uncommon slots hoisted by this guy. I really do have to agree with the classic arguement.

There is hope for it though - if you can get infinite mana and find a way to keep this from being exiled or destroyed. Let's look at how to do that!

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth + Mox Opal + Voltaic Key = infinite colored mana of your choice.

Mizzium Skin + Isochron Scepter = repeatable hexproof engine

Withstand Death + Isochron Scepter = repeatable indestructible engine

Flicker + Isochron Scepter = this can stay on the field in the face of a board exile such... (see all)
Posted By: MechaKraken (9/18/2013 1:50:08 PM)


There's... nothing really good I can say about this. I suppose it's fid itself in my "*** cards" cube, white has a big griffin theme there.
Posted By: DaLucaray (9/17/2013 3:08:26 PM)


Stops you from losing, but doesn't exactly put you in a position to win, because you have to be continually investing mana.
Posted By: Purplerooster (9/18/2013 3:41:42 PM)


I used to giving all cards the benefit of the doubt, but I don't quite understand what they were going for with this card. There's enough flying in Theros limited in both White and Blue, that I can't imagine this seeing very much play, even compared to stuff like Stonehorn Chanter.
Posted By: anotherfan321 (9/17/2013 6:54:03 PM)


I had hopes for griffins in this block. Maybe, just maybe they could become good. Or decent. I mean, minotaurs were supposed to, right? They were in the same situation, and both have a greek theme.
Then I saw this.
Posted By: MadMethod (9/17/2013 7:14:42 PM)


Griffins seems to be forever destined to get mediocre cards :(
Posted By: Fenix. (9/18/2013 7:27:33 AM)


"Is that griffin wearing a toga?"
Yes, that's why it is a decorated griffin and not a normal one. Togas are fancy.
Posted By: AzureLazuline (3/17/2014 12:13:50 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!