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Blanchwood Armor
Urza's Saga


Reviewed November 16, 2005

Constructed: 2.47
Casual: 3.56
Limited: 3.25

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Blanchwood Armor

This card is so much fun.  And it's not that bad either.  Players were recently playing these in monogreen aggro decks and it was pretty handy.  With all the ways to speed up your land counts, this card can be doing some pretty big damage early.  This card can turn a creatures that on the ropes and backed into a corner into a hammerin' monster.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 5
Limited: 3.5
 

Paul Hagan

Blanchwood Armor

Much like Air Elemental earlier in the week, I think Blanchwood Armor is a standard by which other green enchant creature cards should be judged. It is really simple, it can add a bit bonus to your creatures, and yet, it doesn't see a lot of play because it doesn't do quite enough. If you have an enchant creature that wouldn't make the cut over Blanchwood Armor, then it does not belong in your deck.

For limited play, I have to give Blanchwood Armor slightly higher marks, since it can be a game-swinger, especially if attached to a creature with evasion or regeneration. Good beats all around.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Blanchwood Armor

One of the enchantments that tends to be a popular one from the core set. Really pretty evil when it comes to mono Green decks, it can turn one of your Birds or Elves into quite a monster! It isn't seen in tourneys, but definitely a consideration for fun casual decks, and something to play in limited if you are going heavy green.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 3.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Blanchwood Armor

Here's a card I've grown to respect (no pun intended). It has been said that there are two ways to make Auras playable - recursion and extremely powerful effects. This fits into the latter category very well. In a mono-green deck, you're likely to have a lot of Forests in play. Whether just by playing them normally, or fetching them with Wood Elves or Rampant Growth. Either way, Blanchwood Armor can turn any pathetic little elf into a huge monster. And at a bare minimum of price, as well. I've seen this show up in various elf-based constructed decks, and it's a casual favorite. Everyone seems to love Blanchwood Armor. Well, except for the opponent.

Constructed Rating - 2.9
Casual Rating - 3.25
Limited Rating - 3.5
 
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