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Ah Barrin. Quite the boss. Mentor of Ertai, Wizard Adept, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Jhoira of the Ghitu. and you think he would have as awesome a card as those too. *sigh* at least he has some combo potential. sort of.

@SirZapdos: Clearly you underestimate the supreme power of Sanctuary Cat
Posted By: pedrodyl (3/14/2012 8:38:44 PM)
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It's a shame they didn't do a later version of Barrin, during the Invasion block where his true level of power was more openly shown (see: Obliterate). The loss of his daughter, Hanna (Hanna, Ship's Navigator) wasn't taken very well.
Posted By: Malnourished_Student (8/8/2011 6:45:16 AM)
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He obliterated Tolaria, yet he still dies to Sanctuary Cat.
Posted By: SirZapdos (2/6/2012 1:32:44 PM)
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The Barrin is truly legendary, an MVP in one of my best decks -- so amazing that I included three copies. What makes him so good is that you can use his ability immediately (and use it on himself in a pinch).

Here's the deck build -- an original Blue/White creation of mine:

GIX TRICKS

CREATURES (15)
3x Barrin, Master Wizard
4x Aven Riftw@tcher
4x False Prophet
4x Archon of Justice

OTHER SPELLS (22)
4x Claws of Gix
4x Perilous Research
4x Hatching Plans
4x Ichor Wellspring
2x Mycosynth Wellspring
2x Reins of Power
2x Spine of Ish Sah

LANDS (23)
7x Island
6x Plains
4x Tundra
2x Hallowed Fountain
2x Flooded Strand
2x ... (see all)
Posted By: ChumleyX (7/31/2012 12:49:28 PM)
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Hatching Plans
Posted By: Crag-Hack (7/19/2011 2:44:10 AM)
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This is the first card that made me love MTG
Posted By: Jokha (9/6/2011 2:37:00 AM)
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Dunno why the reality acid combo only got 2.5, that's a great idea =/
Posted By: LordRandomness (12/31/2011 5:08:21 AM)
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His spelling is at a grade 3 level. But he counts as a wizard!
Posted By: Kirbster (9/4/2010 3:00:58 PM)
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Rather underwhelming considering he's Barrin.
Posted By: ESUpin (9/28/2009 7:00:54 PM)
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Bros' for life with Gilded Drake. Gives you recurring kills of your opponent's creatures.

Also, lots of fun as a commander.
Posted By: Nins_cupholder (8/13/2011 7:55:44 AM)
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