Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
can reveal 3+ Soldiers, then you're golden.
Less than 3, and it's not really worth playing.
Unfortunately, I can't think of enough good
Soldiers in T2 right now. Whipcorder....uh...Whipcorder.
On turn 4, you're going to have played some
soldiers down. I don't think this will see
much constructed play unless I am just straight
In limited, if you
have the soldiers, go for it. If you don't,
it crap. Probably better in draft than
sealed, but most of the amplify stuff is.
Interesting card, but
a bit expensive for a weenie build, I would think.
In limited, this could be okay if you go very
heavy soldiers. Otherwise, you have a good chance
of it being a 4 casting cost 1/1 (sucky!). Decide
on this pick accordingly.
Limited: 2.5 - 3.5
An interesting twist
on the ability that first debuted on D'Avenant
Archer. Could be really good in theme decks, as
I would expect to be able to have 4-5 counters
on it. However, as white is the weakest color
right now, I don't see any place for this in the
current type 2. Maybe when Mirrodin comes out
and Odyssey block rotates out, but not until
then. It should be good for casual theme decks
In limited, I
wouldn't expect this to have more than 2
counters. Still, it can keep most fliers under
control at that level, and so, if I was playing
white, I would play this.
Like a friend of mine said, heavy ballista is
good. In limited, this guy
invariably kills morph critters, and sometimes
more, thus making him
amazing. in constructed though, you would have
be playing enough soldiers
(and more importantly, holding as many as you can
in your hand until after
turn 4 when you cast this guy) to make this guy
worth his 4 casting cost.
constructed - 2.5
limited - 3.75
Daru Stinger - I have
always liked tap for damage cards for White since
they mesh so well with all the “do not tap to
attack” effects and First Strike. While this card
is pretty expensive, and requires forethought and
planning to make it worth the cost, it is also one
of the best beasts out there for this ability.
Constructed – If you are running a Soldier theme
deck, this guy deserves some space although his
high cost removes him from 4-of consideration. I
don’t know why he would see play in a non-soldier
based deck. Overall – 3.00
Limited – Direct damage is huge and with the
number of Soldiers in current draft formats this
isn’t a bad pick at all – 3.70
PEZ – I would say this guy could be amazing in the
right deck, solid common removal. Not a 4 of
because of his cost but could be real good in the
right games – 3.25