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Judgment - Common
Limited: 2.80 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed August 12, 2002
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Benevolent Bodyguard is a quality white weenie.
Unfortunately, WW still suffers from extreme card
disadvantage, which is what makes it so that it
become a formidable deck type. The Bodyguard
help this factor any, still trading cardds 1/1 in
cases. In short. this still isn't enough to
white weenie any good.
In Limited, this is a fairly solid card, adding a
quick body with an effect that will most likely
provide a very favorable board position later when
needed. Not a top pick, but you'll be
playing this if
yer playing white.
|I've seen this card used
in limited from time to time. I just don't
like it much. It's too fragile for what it
does, and good opponents will play around this
trick you can see a mile away.
In constructed, maybe a place in the 1 drop
slot of Weenie White, but even that is pretty
questionable. Overall bad.
Limited - 1.5
Current Price - $.20
Protection from colour is a very powerful ability
shouldn't be underestimated in any format (also,
forget you can give an opponent's creature
from a colour to destroy a creature enchantment).
Constructed: A 1 mana white creature should get a
special ability, but this one isn't that good
(Remember that mother of runes did the same thing
without destroying herself). I'll give him a 3
forcing your opponent to play around him could
him a few mild headaches.
In limited, even without his ability, he's still a
for 1 mana and, just as removal is vital in
"anti-removal" (saving a good creature
bodyguard's ability)is good too. He gets a 4.
|Compare this to Mother of Runes and
you get a very poor substitute.
Admitedly, this guy can swing and can be used the
turn you cast him, but I'd
pick Mom anyday. He's solid, but even in OBC
I don't play him in my WW
build. He's essentially a counterspell on a
stick in Limited, but I tend to
avoid 1/1's whenever possible. A 3 in
Constructed, a 2.5 in Limited.
A decent trick ... able to counter many spells on
resolution due to an
illegal target. However, when this is the third
best one drop white has in
type 2, you can easily see why traditional white
weenie stinks right now.
Right now, white weenie has gone to the birds.
In limited, this is a better card, due to the fact
that each deck has one or
two game breaking creatures, and this is able to
protect them from one
removal spell. It also has the possibility of
getting a hit or two in, and
provides a white creature to tap for some of the
flashback spells in
think this guy is pretty terrible in constructed.
There are much better abilities for his cost in
Now in limited, this guy is decent. Can be
very good for defense against lots of kill spells.
Also, it might be able to help you keep on the
offensive depending on the situation.
|If anyone were to play a rogue white
weenie deck, this card would be one of the top
cards for it. I like the sitting shield over
Shelter, but there's no reason why you wouldn't
play both. Unfortunately, white weenie of
any kind is a dud right now, and has little to no
chance against the current metagame. A 2 in
constructed for right now, especially since all
the wwhite weenie cards are devalued in Type II
right now, with it potentially getting a rating of
3.5 if WW ever catches on in the next Type II
In limited, if you are playing white, this is a
good, solid pick. Probably not a first pick,
especially if there are cards such as Battle
Screech in the pack, but a solid pick. A 3