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Sun Quan, Lord of Wu
Portal


Reviewed March 15, 2005

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.63
Limited: 3.75

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Sun Quan, Lord of Wu

Now that Wizards of the Coast is officially "horsing around" with Type I by making Three Kingdoms cards fully legal, that means that the King of Wu here could make all your other creatures unblockable by giving them all Horsemanship, which your opponent is pretty unlikely to be playing. Doubtful, though, that Sun Quan would be too popular, though, with the high casting cost and the having of the two blue in the casting cost and things of that nature.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 2.5
LIMITED: 3.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Sun Quan, Lord of Wo

Six mana for a 4/4 is not great but not horrible. The ability to give all your creatures what is essentially flying can easily be a game winning card.
But then again, you are playing blue, you should already have creatures with flying/horsemanship. In draft its still a super high pick, but in constructed, this guy is a bit too expensive and easy to kill to be really a great thing to play in your decks.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 4


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner

Sun Quan, Lord of Wu - Tuesday

For those of you that are unaware, "horsemanship" means that only creatures with horsemanship may block them. For six mana, getting a 4/4 that gives all of your team an evasion ability is pretty good. I'd especially want to see something like this in my sealed product before an event :)

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4.5

Paul Hagan

Sun Quan, Lord of Su --

Much like yesterday's card, I'm not a huge fan of this creature. It does give all of your creatures "horsemanship", which I believe is similar to flying, and that is a huge benefit. However, the formats it is legal in mean that Sun Quan just isn't fast enough -- six mana needs to win you the game in Type I or I.5, not create a creature that grants your team an effect similar to Levitate. In a slower format, such as casual play, Sun Quan might be a slightly better creature, allowing for a big creature staredown to turn into a win for one side.

Sun Quan seems like a bomb in limited, and if you are playing blue, he automatically makes the cut. He makes your entire team hard to block, meaning in some instances, Sun Quan won't ever get the chance to attack -- the game will be over the turn he lands.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5
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