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Argothian Enchantress 
Urza's Saga Rare


Reviewed August 11, 2004

Constructed: 3.38
Casual: 3.38
Limited: 1.44

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Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

A mainstay of the Enchantress deck.  The ability to draw cards over an over is huge.  Card advantage is good, and huge card advantage wins games.  Here's an example of an Enchantress deck, though there are really many versions out there:

4 Argothian Enchantress
4 Wall of Blossoms
2 Auratog

Spells: (28)
4 Enchantress's Presence
4 Sterling Grove
4 Exploration
4 Rancor
2 Mirari's Wake
2 Sacred Mesa
2 Obliterate
2 Opalescence
2 Constant Mists
1 Arenson's Aura
1 Solitary Confinement

Lands: (22)
4 Savannah
2 Plains
3 Forest
2 Kor Haven
2 Krosan Verge
3 Brushland
2 Taiga
2 Plateau
1 Maze of Ith
1 Serra's Sanctum

In casual, the Enchantress deck can really be fun, and is a nice viable deck.

In limited, unless you run into a boatload of Enchantments, it isn't worth the space.
  
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 1.5

   Current Price:
Argothian Enchantress - Urza's Saga Rare - $9.85

   Combos Well With:
Sterling Grove - Invasion - $0.00
Wall of Blossoms - Stronghold - $0.00
Auratog - Tempest - $0.00
Everything Else
- Here


 


Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

 

First, there was Verduran Enchantress. A nice, simple concept of (re)gaining (lost) card advantage from playing enchantments. But at 0/2, it was vulnerable to all sorts of removal.

 

So, enter this card. It's only a 0/1, but it can't be targeted. So most of the removal people would use to get rid of this won't work. Unfortunately, the "can't be targeted" clause cuts both ways. You'll have to find some other creature to put all your enchantments on. Still, a very solid creature that eclipses its progenitor.

 

In limited, you usually won't play enough enchantments for this car dto do any good.

 

Construced: 4.5

Casual: 5

Limited: 1.5
 


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Argothian Enchantress
Green enchantment combo decks with the PREVIOUS Enchantress were nothing new

when Argothian Enchantress made the scene in Urza's Saga. However, the Argothian addition to the green enchantment Enchantress collection was very decent in combo decks in Standard and Saga Block Constructed. A card like this doesn't have much to offer in limited play, even though there were PLENTY of playable enchantments in the Urza's Saga block.
CONSTRUCTED: 3.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.0
 

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Argothian Enchantress

Argothian Enchantress is such a superior version of her Verduran sister. She costs one less, and can not be the target of spells or abilities, making her much more resistant to your opponent’s deadly effects. And since she comes out one turn earlier, those enchantment combo decks can go off one turn faster. In short, this girl is a powerhouse. If only someone would teach her fashion sense.

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Limited: 1
 


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Argothian Enchantress - Wednesday

Combo. There's not much else to think about. When new enchantments come out, players first look at this card and see how it effects an Enchantress Deck. This is a key to one of the best and most popular combo decks of all time. However, for casual play and limited play, it's not so good.

Constructed: 4

Casual: 2

Limited: 1
 
Paul
Hagan

Argothian Enchantress

I'm not sure I can say anything bad about the Enchantress.  Any other card like this would have me saying something along the lines of, "Oh, but she can be easily killed" or "oh, she costs too much for her size".  The ability to avoid targeted removal nullifies the first statement, and as the Enchantress draws cards, her size really doesn't matter, so she is well-priced.  The fact that an insanely fun combo deck revolves around the Enchantress doesn't hurt, either.

In limited play, ignore the Enchantress -- she's OK if you have a lot of enchantments, but how often do you wind up playing *that* many?

For both Casual and Constructed, if you build a deck around Enchantress, she is an extremely powerful and worthwhile tool.  The only reason I won't give her a 5.0 is because she only works in decks built to abuse her.

Constructed Rating: 3.5

Casual Rating: 3.5

Limited Rating: 1.0

 


Andy
 Van Zandt

Argothian Enchantress

Self-protecting makes her better than Verduran enchantress, plus this one is cheaper. Adds redundancy to the various appropriate combo decks, and makes rancor AMAZING rather than just amazing.

constructed 2.5

casual 4

limited 3
 
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Argothian Enchantress

Combo this with any recurring enchantment, think Rancor, and get Auratog to sac them to, you had the basis of a pretty deadly Rogue deck in block constructed.  I guess R&D saw its power, because instead of getting this as a reprint, we get the original Verduran Enchantress.  Oh well.

Once again, I have no idea how this did in limited. Poor I guess, due to lack of comboing opportunities.

In casual, I don't care much for drawing after one enchantment is discarded.  It's not a large body, and is only card draw.  Pass.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5 

 

w00t
Argothian Enchantress

Constructed - Hello Enchantress deck! Okay. So enchantress doesnt have the flare it used to have. But if your going to go enchantress, your gonna go Argothian.

Casual - Enchantress decks are fun in casual too! Very fun, where you can bring out some of the sub-par, but still good enchantress cards. Bring Whip Silks for GG: Draw a card. Put stuff like Yavimaya Enchantress, so all those enchantments also help.

Limited - Most, if not ALL of the playable limited enchantments in Urza's are Rare or common. Thats not to say there arent any common good ones, look at pestilence. If you can get the enchantments (youll really have to aim for that kinda draft), than this card can be gold.

Constructed - 2.0

Casual - 2.5

Limited - 2.5
 
 

 

 

 

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