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Boros Swiftblade
Ravnica


Reviewed January 04, 2006

Constructed: 2.43
Casual: 2.53
Limited: 2.63

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Boros Swiftblade

There have been a lot of arguments and discussions involving this card. It seems to only be great if you get a Jitte or an Glorious Anthem on the board. Otherwise he's not quite as good as a 2/2 first striker. Generally, Red and White have more efficient creatures at this cost. It is hard to justify included this guy into a deck right now, but he JUST barely misses out.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Boros Swiftblade

 

Bleh for constructed. It does work in the "Boros Wins" Red White draft archetype, though. Not amazing, but if you can grab some Rally the Righteous, it combos especially well with it. As for casual...hmm...I think I'm going to go to MTGO and try building a casual Boros deck.

 

Constructed - 2

Casual - 2

Limited - 2.5

 

Jordan Kronick

Boros Swiftblade

It took about 10 seconds for everyone who saw this card to mentally attach it to Umezawa's Jitte. The current equipment of choice for anything with a power and toughness works perfectly on the Swiftblade.
But the fun doesn't stop there. Cheap double striking creatures are always in demand, as the ability is still fairly new by the standards of the other keyworded abilities. Swiftblade is also often a limited bomb, where it combines with the few power pumping effects that Ravnica has to offer to become a huge powerhouse.
Sunforger and Rally the Righteous both become incredible when attached to this little guy.

Constructed Rating - 3.3
Casual Rating - 3.1
Limited Rating - 3.4
 
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