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run in naya EDH next to platinum emperion, "oh you're swinging at me with lifelink? I'll take the damage, lose no life and swing back harder, thanks"
Posted By: Wormfang (3/30/2011 3:40:35 PM)


Posted By: coyotemoon722 (9/18/2010 2:56:31 PM)


Great card, especialy good against a burn deck.
Posted By: Demonic_Angel13 (4/28/2009 7:26:20 PM)


Actually he's extremely BAD against a burn deck, because he's so easily burned. I don't like him that much.
Posted By: True_Mumin (6/13/2009 8:08:16 PM)


Continues the tradition of having griffins cost four mana (all the way back since Mirage). Truthfully, in my opinion, I think this card would have been fine at three mana. At four mana it comes out way too slow against any aggressive deck to matter. I really see it having the most use against decks that auto-ping you with cards such as Black Vise or Underworld Dreams.
Posted By: oHspoke (7/3/2011 3:10:38 AM)


This card needs flash.
Posted By: TheBigDrat (6/29/2009 10:01:34 PM)


Not a bad card. If you take a hit from a flier that your other fatties can't block, you'll become strong enough to block it next time. It is a target for removal, but even just having 3 colours works really well with Knight of New Alara, pumping it up to a 5/5 immediately.

If your opponent doesn't have any fliers or removal, it can work as a great shield while you establish board dominance aswell. They're probably not going to attack if they'd have to take at least that much back +2 next turn.

Edit: somewhat take it back. It's so hard to get him up to anything significant. You're basically relying on another card to pump it up to be a worthwhile 4 drop. Perhaps the only thing it's good for is stopping your opponent from attacking if he doesn't have removal and can't deal winning damage in one turn.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (11/29/2009 10:26:52 PM)


It is a slow play card, it kinda hoaxes ur opponent into gaining the strength advantage, and then him not wanting to swing because of the consequence, great with Mayael's Aria enchantment as well...
Posted By: Mprime818 (5/7/2009 5:36:20 PM)


this is an awsome card, it would be better in a naya deck if it was power 5, cause then u can do all that "power 5 or greater comes into play" stuff
Posted By: Willyum (4/26/2009 3:31:00 AM)


Hes Effecient And I Like His Mana Cost
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (8/1/2009 12:03:24 PM)