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Somebody reversed the polarity on this kavu predator.
Posted By: DeckMechanic (10/29/2013 2:57:08 PM)


This is a great example of how far Magic has come over the years with matching mana costs and abilities to cards.
Posted By: lorendorky (10/29/2013 8:10:15 PM)


I have to disagree with my fellow planeswalkian, DarthParallax, as while this may have been printed as a rare in earlier times, I think comparing it to Savanna Lions and Isamaru isn't a very apt comparison since Ajani's Pridemate here shines in a deck that can most accommodate and utilize its unique ability. A Savannah Lion, on the other hand, is a 2/1 for W that excels mainly in White Weenie decks whose main objective is to kill and kill fast.

Still, pensively I yearn for a day when an ability such as this--and the card itself, though that may be too deep of a dream--will be printed as common so I can build a Pauper deck around it. Soul Sisters just isn't the same without this lifegaining-Tarmogoyf-esque creature.
Posted By: Eternal_Blue (10/30/2013 2:03:38 PM)


it's a great example of power creep too--
and in this instance, power creep might not be a bad thing!

but I find it interesting that, comparing to sets that actually had fairly modern Development tech, there was a long time when this would be considered a Fair Rare. Savannah Lions and Isamaru, Hound of Konda are on even level with this card.

this would not have been an uncommon in Alpha, and Alpha was actually a surprisingly good set.
Mirage? Tempest? Mercadian Masques? I don't think this would have been a fair uncommon til....about Mirrodin, probably. Of course it's a fair uncommon today. Just nerding out about how much things change. :)

3 Stars. It's well designed, I like it, it can synergize, but I want to reserve 4 and 5 star ratings for cards that are 'all that plus really really intriguing or powerful'. this is normal enough to be a Core Set Uncommon, if it's exactly 3 stars, it's doing it's job. :)

Eternal_Blue, I appreciate your... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (11/1/2013 8:03:15 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!