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Blazing Archon
Ravnica


Reviewed October 11, 2005

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
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Blazing Archon
This creature is HOT. Well, it CAN be... Well, the artwork is really nice...

Okay, Blazing Archon is a mixed bag. In constructed, he is strictly a future target for reanimator decks. Once this big guy is in play, things are good... "creatures can't attack you" more or less says it all. Getting this awesome 5/6 flyer in play is the problem. Nine is much too high a casting cost for booster draft and probably too high for Ravnica sealed deck as well. However, since there are lots of ways to put cards in your graveyard (whether you want them there or not) there is hope for Blazing Archon in limited. Once again, you have to think reanimator. In Ravnica, that means Vigor Mortis, a sorcery costing 2BB. In limited, this card is so powerful (once it's in play) that you have will spend some time and energy trying to think of ways to get it into play.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.5
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Blazing Archon

Creatures can't attack you. That's a pretty powerful sentence. And even better is that fact that it's not on a small creature. And it also flies. So you will likely still be able to attack with it and not fear it dying to said creatures that you are preventing from attacking you. However, it is VERY expensive to cast. I could see one of these showing up in a couple of decks, but not likely more than one.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Blazing Archon

 

A great ability, but NOT something to hard cast. You'll definitely want to Vigor Motis or somehow Reanimate it out. The new Dredge mechanic gives you one means to get it into your graveyard to make that happen.

 

If you are able to get it into play and your opponent's deck is a slower creature based deck, it's decent. Of course, in a reanimate type deck, you'll play multiple types of creatures for different occasions, choosing the one that suits the situation.

 

In limited, this guy is house if you can get him out. You'll obviously need to go heavy white, and you'll have to build around him a bit, choosing defensive cards and/or accelleration to give you a chance to cast this guy.

 

In casual, a pretty fun card to frustrate your friends with.

 

Constructed - 3

Casual - 4

Limited - 4.5
 

Paul Hagan

Blazing Archon

Bleh. I tried looking for the part where this card said "Convoke", but it just isn't there. I'm hardly impressed by any creature that costs nine mana, much less those that don't win the game for you in a quick, decisive manner. This card doesn't do so; therefore, I am not impressed. Constructed, casual, or limited, just pass on this card.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 1.5
 
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