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This is definitly one of the best recipiants of aura's in the set. Defensive, evasive and able to protect itself.

Plus "griffin skeleton" sounds like a pretty metal band name
Posted By: leingodf8 (9/19/2013 2:02:07 AM)


GRIFFIN SKELETON!! Wow, and I thought Simic had all the exclusively brilliant typelines.

Scorpion Skeleton. This has to happen, and the art can't show the creature being this far out. It has to be a close-up view, like Giant Scorpion.
Posted By: Splizer (9/19/2013 9:43:43 AM)


Little lifelink oughta fix that regeneration problem.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (9/17/2013 5:05:06 PM)


Honestly? It'd have been great if you didn't need mana to regenerate it. Both is just a bit over the top.
Posted By: NARFNra (9/17/2013 10:43:43 PM)



Agreed. Give him lifelink and deathtouch with the aura creatures in the set and he becomes a huge deterrent while swinging away each turn. I never regretted casting him in Limited.


Not really, flying is white/black, vigilance is white, using life as a resource works well in white and is usually a black ability, and regeneration is black.
Posted By: tankthebest (9/21/2013 8:46:41 PM)


As of now, there are skeletons of every BlackX color pair and at least one of each in Standard (Mortus Strider, Carnage Gladiator and Rakdos Ringleader, Rot Farm Skeleton).

Gift of Orzhova gives this +1/+1 and lifelink, allowing it to easily repay you for the life you spend keeping it alive. Hopeful Eidolon provides a similar benefit.
Posted By: Manite (11/8/2013 11:03:22 PM)


"Griffins, we need a clean up in river 5. Got some strays, just do the usual"
Posted By: Epicelves (9/19/2013 9:57:07 PM)


Its a griffin, AND a skeleton. For doubly infamous bad tribal.
This actually doesn't seem that bad, but still.
Posted By: MadMethod (9/17/2013 7:39:40 PM)


It's nice to see them branch out a wee bit with griffins but it's still mostly the same old drek. One step forward, two steps back. At least the art is fantastic.
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (9/17/2013 4:54:57 PM)


Ergh. So does not fit with the rest of the Griffin tribal, such as it is. Still, it's not BAD. Not great, but not bad either. Flying + Vigilance is always a great combo, as Serra Angel has demonstrated for the last forever. Paying 3 life AND mana to regenerate something is just painful though.

Seriously, it's like there's an unwritten rule that all Griffins have to have something that makes them suck.
Posted By: yyukichigai (9/26/2013 4:47:00 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!