Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
The first time I
drafted Scourge, this guy seemed pretty
unassuming. At first glance, you don't realize
that he really is a 2/3. I passed on it the
first time it went by, and it came back around, so
I took it then. I ended up going heavy white, with
a fair number of soldiers, and ended up with 2 of
these guys....dude! This guy was pretty house.
He's a bit late coming out, but suddenly, my
weenie 1/1 healers and bigger bird soldiers became
really big. When I got the 2nd one down, opponents
were jumping through hoops to off these guys.
So, though I don't
see him making constructed decks due to a steep
cost, in limited I'll say he's better than he
looks if you're going soldiers.
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In constructed, this
guy may seem good, but all he is is a 2/3 for 4.
Nothing special, and the bonus and cost
reduction don't really help when it comes out
this late. There are probably many other better
soldiers for a deck.
In limited, he's OK.
If you're drafting the soldier tribe, let him
come to you, because he's not that special to
anyone else, and will most likely go all the way
around aNd back to you.
Daru Warchief is
pretty decent even if he is just above the ideal
mana curve for White Weenie. The pump ability is
strong and about what one would expect in an
enchantment for the same cost. The only downside,
depending on format, is that the pump isn't enough
to protect him from a bolt.
Constructed - A
solid pick for White Weenie decks and a must for
Soldier theme decks, not as good as his Goblin
counterpart - 2.75
Limited - Not a
horrible drop but not a great one either, kind of
nice for the high cost Bird Soldiers out there
though - 2.25
PEZ - Maybe decent
but there is a lot in this environment to take him
out - 2.25
I can personally attest to this guy being
extremely strong in a soldier
heavy deck in limited. And if you've got a few
bird soldiers too... look
out. 4 mana is a bit pricey for the effect in
constructed though, so
unless he's in an odd mobilization deck, I don't
expect him to see much use