Well, he's big. He first strikes. He's a late
game superstar. The downside is that he costs
seven. I'm not sure where he fits in. It's a
strong card that will make you frown when your
opponent plays it, but it's likely that you will
fear it too much.
White doesn't really get big creatures. But a
4/4 first strike is pretty big, plus the life
swing which will probably be nice, as by the
time this hits the board, you're likely low on
life and long on dead stuff. It's expensive, and
you want to wait to play it as long as you can,
but it could end up making a decent showing. And
it brings back such pleasnat memories of back
when I was still a n00b myself...
A good idea for a card, and very in-theme in the
block it was printed in, but the cost makes this
pretty awful. 7 mana should be where you drop a
win condition, and I highly doubt this will win
you the game. Maybe if it had flying instead of
first strike, but as it is, it shouldn't see any
play in constructed. Just play Angelic Chorus or
Soul Warden/Essence Warden instead.
In casual, I bet you could come up with a wicked
combo for this. Traumatize with an oversized
deck comes to mind.
In limited, I might play this if I had enough
instants and sorceries, but I wouldn't expect to
gain more than 4 or 5 life off of it. You're
grossly overpaying for the body, but a 4/4 first
striker will still help out a lot.
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2.5
A fun little card that shows off the graveyard
theme of the Odyssey block. It's got a couple of
strikes against it for constructed: mainly that
the cost is very high (almost the same as Akroma!)
and the lifegain is only conditional. First
strike is a bonus, but against a burn deck you
really need that third- or fourth-turn four-life
boost, and Ancestor's Chosen won't help you. I
like him for limited, though. A 4/4 first
striker is tough to remove (barring Terror,
Deathmark, or Nekrataal) and tough to attack. A
4/4 first striker who makes you a gift of ten
life or so is that much better.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Creature - Human Cleric
When Ancestor's Chosen comes into play, you gain
1 life for each card
in your graveyard.
In constructed, just no... 4/4 for 7?? Am I
reading this right?
In casual, just no... 4/4 for 7?? Am I reading
And no, gaining life doesn't make it better.
In limited, it's pretty tough when it comes out,
but it's just so slow!
The life gain is better here though so it gets a
higher score. I still
woudln't play it though unless I'm short on
creatures or I got a few
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