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Yes, this card is amazing and all, but it's not a cat.
Posted By: Continue (9/19/2013 11:40:56 AM)
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@Tiggurix: Historically, you're exactly right. However, in stories like the Iliad and the Odyssey, you will find that while the rank-and-file soldiers worked as a unit, the individual 'heroes' tended to work on their own or with the help of the gods to win great personal glory. I think Theros is mostly based on the Trojan war in particular, so it kind of makes sense.
Posted By: Thornhillforge (9/21/2013 12:04:42 PM)
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And the crowd went wild.

Another sweet 1 drop soldier! :)
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/17/2013 6:54:23 PM)
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Christ, that's a lot of power for a 1 drop.
Posted By: NARFNra (9/17/2013 9:08:22 PM)
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Isospeedrix: Seeds of strength would be awesome, but it would only be a 5/6. Each -spell- cast that targets it triggers its heroic ability, not each time it is targeted by a spell.
Posted By: trebane (9/25/2013 9:23:41 PM)
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Doesn't mind at all becoming heroic from a Flames of the Firebrand.
Posted By: Purplerooster (9/18/2013 4:29:21 PM)
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This is a limited deck builder. Curve turn one Favored Hoplite into turn two Ordeal of Heliod. On your attack you have a turn two 3/4 with damage prevention. On turn three you have a 4/5 attacker that pops the ordeal and nets you ten life at no extra cost. That's a Hoplite that eats Rumbling Baloth a turn early with a minimum 10 point life swing.
Posted By: Majikthise (9/19/2013 8:01:44 AM)
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"Heroic" is not a mechanism that works well with the flavour of hoplites. The point of hoplites is that they fight in phalanx formation (though you'd never know that from watching 300); they have large shields and long spears so that they can protect each other and stab the enemy from a distance. In this formation, the hoplites were equals, so a mechanism that caters to playing favourites just seems weird to me to put on an alleged hoplite.
Posted By: Tiggurix (9/18/2013 3:08:49 PM)
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2 toughness is what really makes this work IMO.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/17/2013 11:37:34 PM)
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Seeds of strength for a fun 7/8 on turn 2.
Posted By: isospeedrix (9/22/2013 10:51:45 AM)
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