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Aang just went avatar mode. Someone at magic R&D watches last airbender and lives with their parents.
Posted By: wowsers (8/9/2012 8:18:50 PM)
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@Cute-Hydra: Exactly. People are forgetting that most level-up creatures start out as being weak for their casting cost, which is a fair tradeoff for the potential to get much stronger. This guy is a 3/3 for 3 right off the bat. In older times that alone would've given it rare status and some terrible drawback. Even now, green is the only color that gets such efficient creatures. Playing a white vanilla 3/3 on your third turn and having your opponent waste a Path or Terminate on it is certainly not the most terrible turn of events.
Posted By: achilleselbow (4/29/2010 10:36:18 PM)
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I absolutely adore the art on this card. Reminds me of Magicka.
Posted By: Larwick (7/20/2011 6:37:48 AM)
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"Losing his body led his soul to burn ever brighter"
Posted By: Pwnsaw (5/10/2010 9:26:13 PM)
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@FinalAtonement: The reason many people play Level up creatures like that is because they probably have the uncommon and common ones.

a) in Student of Warfare's and Kargan Dragonlord's cases, you should just keep pumping mana into them ASAP. They're worth it. Stupidly so.

b) in the case of commons and uncommons, I wouldn't even use most of them in limited. They begin underpowered, which is something that requires some major explaining in the 'Paragon' and 'Epic' tiers. The rares deliver on their level up abilities. The rares and mythics ALSO level up at a reasonable rate, AND begin as fine creatures for their mana costs WITHOUT level up.

c) Although I really DO like the Rare and Mythic Level up creatures, and I wish they'd made a LEGENDARY Level up creature, the series of cards as a whole is pretty much a Textbook Example of 'POWER CREEP'. No, the mechanic itself is not unbalanced: but the general quality of the cards differs SO greatly between the rares and the commons tha... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (2/12/2012 7:04:30 PM)
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The card itself is great, it just came into MTG at a point where games are won and lost in only a few turns. To bad too, before M10 came out this would have easily been a 4.5-5.0 star card. Just my opinion, don't flame me.
Posted By: Eved (5/22/2010 6:14:43 AM)
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Seems... really good. I'm trying to imagine how he would play in.. and I'm thinking he adds alot. Early-midgame he can be a good beater, and then if he survives late game hes a giant game-defining threat. And *** you, he dies to bolt. Thats why decks have late game plans. If you never play creatures that die to bolt, your deck could probably be better. Dump mana is such a bad term, you dont "Dump mana." you invest it, and get paid with a giant beater. Thats like syaing "Celestial Collonade isn't good cuz you need to dump five mana into him for one activation" Even though you use him when you have no other better or relevant plays. Same is true here, level him up with the leftover mana that often occurs when you are playing control. Level him up twice, leave leak open, then next turn WHACHA 6/6 lifelink swingin. Seems.. interesting.
Posted By: TheSwarm (6/9/2011 8:30:20 PM)
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3.0-3.5/5 since he's a mythic.

I don't mind this guy at mythic. No, he isn't a super-powerful mythic, but he's solid and very, very playable. I don't think mythic should necessarily always mean "strictly better," but can sometimes just mean "makes Timmies drop their jaws and open their eyes like saucers." This card definitely fits the bill.

Since most of the time he'll not be leveled up and thus just be a pretty efficient vanilla beater, rare might have been ok. I'd say he's a 3.5-4.0/5, but I totally understand why they made him mythic because, much like Demon of Death's Gate (which is tactically questionable but still mythic-appropriate), he hits the board with a "Thud!" People who think he's useless because he takes forever to level-up are definitely playing this card wrong or playing him in the wrong kind of deck. His 3x3x3 efficiency and removal bait nature are his greatest advantages.
Posted By: Paleopaladin (7/25/2011 12:23:00 PM)
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This dude is really awesome! anyone who says he's not good should definitely try to play him.. even just once! Then they'll know why he deserves a mythic status. ;)
Posted By: alman (4/18/2010 7:07:55 AM)
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I think I'm the only one who doesn't like this guy... :( something about him just makes me not like it, and I love most the other levels.
Posted By: wolfbear2 (4/16/2010 9:43:57 AM)
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