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Crazy good art. Aleksi needs a raise... 5/5
Posted By: Qoid (2/13/2011 11:20:29 PM)
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A good finisher for UW with UW-like abilities.
Posted By: Mitch_360 (11/18/2009 6:13:13 PM)
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RIP Windreaver.
Posted By: SoldierToken (6/10/2009 4:15:07 PM)
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Dude stole Garruk's Helmet and Tezzeret's Arm.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/17/2009 4:44:45 PM)
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@Zorgrath
He's amazing because you're playing Lance? I think you need to rethink that.

This card is crazy cool. He's got quite the upkeep though. You're essentially playing a Chilling Shade (or a Dungeon Shade if you prefer) that is costed higher and more colored just for the ability to bounce itself. He requires that your manabase be almost all dual lands so that you can get the most out of him every turn.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/20/2012 12:18:21 PM)
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While it's still one of my favorite artworks, due to the new rules changes (which I don't disagree with), I'll probably never play him again. He used to fly in without hesitance or remorse, because nothing could touch him (except counterspells). Now he flies in hesitantly, and probably won't hit as hard. Who will own the skies now that Windreaver has been crippled?

@Zulp: that would probably be better to ask on the forums. I keep my copy because it's amazing artwork. Probably my favorite artwork period. But the reason he used to be amazing is because you could pump his toughness, switch his P/T, swing, and if your opponent blocked, stack the damage, then switch the P/T back, killing your opponent's creature and leaving Windreaver to fight another day. Now he's simply overcosted and underpowered.
Posted By: trancebam (10/29/2009 6:03:55 AM)
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So that's why the art looks so cool- it's by Aleksi Briclot. She did the art for Chandra Nalaar, Garruk Wildspeaker, Ajani Goldmane, Liliana Vess, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Primeval Titan, and even Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. Besides Raymond Swanland, I think Aleksi Briclot might be my favorite magic artist ever.
Posted By: ridiculousricky (8/9/2011 7:09:08 AM)
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what's a dreaver? because this card's name is a compound of win and dreaver, right?
Posted By: ttian (3/27/2009 9:15:27 AM)
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Actually he is still amazing, just drop a Lance on him and switch his P/T in between Firstrike damage and normal combat damage. Also a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV helps with this guys Mana cost.
Posted By: Zorgrath (10/26/2011 12:15:22 PM)
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Forgive my noobiness, but can someone explain to me how the rules changes render this card ineffective? Because I'd like to know to what extent this is "ruined" before I buy at least one anyway because it looks so damn cool.
Posted By: Zulp (10/5/2009 3:52:31 PM)
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