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A solid card in any self-respecting casual esper deck. great for picking off annoying 1/1 creatures like deathgreeter. in my opinion, the best battlemage.
Posted By: Omnei_of_Bant (10/11/2009 1:31:45 PM)


Syncs with Isolated Chapel
Posted By: Wahsayah (12/12/2011 11:44:40 AM)


The best battlemage for {B}, {T}: ability. Great for killing small 1/1s and a great combat trick in general.
Posted By: neruka (12/7/2008 9:09:54 PM)


I'm extremely hesitant to call the Grixis Battlemage's abilities "amazing" - I would rate the Jund Battlemage first, and Esper second.
Posted By: RobinHood3000 (5/31/2009 10:07:45 AM)


yeah, best battlemage 5/5
Posted By: GengilOrbios (5/16/2010 10:54:55 AM)


I don't think this one is best battlemage and all, it's white ability is non creatures only, and its second ability only picks off 1/1's or allows an exchange of a weaker blocker and a stronger attacker, something other cards can already do. In general I'd say it's jund, bant, naya, grixis, and esper, from best to worst battlemage in that order.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (12/5/2009 10:15:21 PM)


Bant Battlemage fits in to her environment better. Since you're only attacking with one creature a turn with Exalted, both her abilities can be useful. Whereas in an Esper deck, only the Black, Tap ability is useful here. The Grixis Battlemage is great for discarding things with Unearth but lacks a second good ability unless they're down to one creature, Jund Battlemage is great for Devour because of the token generation but also has an underwhelming second ability and the Naya Battlemage has two good abilities but neither of them are that amazing with the "power 5 or greater" theme. I wouldn't call this the best, but they're all good.
Posted By: CeremonialBathory (12/22/2010 3:47:11 AM)


bah, her effects are weak for an alara battlemage, but that might just be because i'm spoiled by the Grixis battlemage's amazing effects. still, she counts for something being that she's an artifact creature... and that means that she's not that bad of a pick up for esper or artifact decks
Posted By: BrimandVormay (4/3/2009 11:17:43 AM)


doesnt fit so much in the esper theme, but the 2nd ability to get rid of the 1/1s are pretty fun
Posted By: Guntz1092 (3/16/2010 2:04:27 PM)


can the white ability be used to prevent damage directed to your planeswalker?
Posted By: PEVE_O (2/2/2011 2:11:45 PM)