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Firemane Angel
Ravnica


Reviewed November 04, 2005

Constructed: 2.6
Casual: 3.3
Limited: 3.3

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Paul Hagan

Firemane Angel

I like this card, and I fully expect it to see some tournament play down the road. That expectation doesn't come from it being a 4/3 flying first-striker for six mana, nor does it come from the life gain aspect. Returning the creature *to play* is what does it for me. Firemane Angel is a great tool against decks that want to drag the game out and win the slow way. Yes, they may have creature control, but how much do they have? Firemane Angel can start coming back every turn, and she is an issue.

For limited purposes, I'm pretty sure this card is considered a bomb. It's large, it first strikes, and it can come back from the grave. Good beats all around, draft it up first pick.

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


Christine
Gerhardt

Firemane Angel

The "good" angel. For only 5 mana, you get a 4/3 Flying First Strike that can recur if you get up enough mana, AND gains you life each of your upkeeps whether on the board or in the grave. A great deal, really. Probably still a bit too expensive to make constructed, but you absolutely play it in draft and sealed if you can swing the colors.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
 

Phoenix Tamer

Firemane Angel

Pretty to say the least, but really nothing more.
Pretty weak of an angel if you ask me. I pulled this in a draft last friday, and passed it, and in the end ended up winning the draft. It does get tricky if you let its effect get out of hand, but overall nothing more then a pretty face.

Ratings:

Constructed~1.8
Casual~2.5
Limited~2
 
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