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Wall of Air
10th Edition


Reviewed July 26, 2007

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.13
Limited: 2.88

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DeQuan
Watson

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Wall of Air - Thursday

It's a shame that walls don't get played more often. The thing is though, for a wall to get played it need to do more than just block. If it helped you draw cards are return a card to a player's hand, it would be stellar. As is, it's not very exciting.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2

BMoor

Wall of Air
Did this replace Horned Turtle in the Core Set? If it did, I approve. With Drift of Phantasms counting the days, this will be a welcome addition to any deck that needs air defense, or just a big blocker that doesn't die to Incinerate.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3

Aethereal

Thursday - Wall of Air

A near-staple of the base set since Alpha. There is very little to say about this card outside of the fact that it's a Wall and probably will not see any competitive play. It just costs too much, even if it can block fliers. For my 1UU I'd rather have a Cancel in hand or drop a Temporal Adept (although, sadly, he did not get reprinted in Tenth). Same goes for casual.

In limited is where this guy is at least worth considering, as being able to keep their bigger flyers under control can help out in long games.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 2
Limited - 2.5


David N

Thursday
1/5 flier for 3. This will be a great play in limited as 1/5 flier will hold off most attacks. Great in control decks which needs to slow down aggro long enough for them to set up their mana/combos.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Wall of Air

If all you need to do is block, you probably need look no further than Wall of Air. Walls don't usually see too much constructed play unless they offer you something else in addition to a blocker (see Wall of Blossoms, Wall of Roots, Wall of Tears, etc). Wall of Air doesn't, really. It can be playable in limited, though, since it comes down early and buys time to dig for your Mahamoti Djinn.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

Arcane
Wall of Air

Constructed: Walls have to really do something in for them to really be considered for the prestige of constructed magic. Drift of Phantasms had transmute, wall of roots adds mana and both wall of blossoms and carven caryatid drew a card. Wall of air has flying allowing it the ability to get in the way of most creatures, but other than that it really doesn’t do anything beyond blocking and most blue mages would rather counter or bounce on turn three than put a wall in the way.

Casual/Multi: I’m still undecided on my opinion of walls in multiplayer games. On the one hand they do make up early defense that will deter others from attack you before you establish yourself. The problem is that they also can’t really win you the game (other than in rare cases like Animate wall or wall of Deceit. Most of the time I’d rather leave them off to the way side and put in other creatures that my opponent doesn’t really want to attack, like a creature that will draw a card when it dies, etc.

Limited: 1/5 flier is pretty strong in Xth limited games as it is going to stop anything that isn’t huge fat or a bomb. It comes out pretty early (though the 1UU cost can be difficult to negotiate around) and it means that to get through your opponent is going to need to “waste” removal on a creature that can’t attack meaning that you’re threats are much safer. I wouldn’t bog your deck down with too many of these but it makes for a good 22-24 card.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.5
The Missing Linc

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Wall of Air

In constructed, blue will not be playing this card. At three mana, you are waiting to counter, or have already countered some threats and are ready to start your own stategy. In limited, this guy will do very well if you can handle the two blue requirement (I wish it was splashable). With all the 2/2 flyers in the limited environment, I would pick this high if you feel you are going blue.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Wall of Air (1UU)
Creature - Wall
1/5

Defender, flying

Constructed and Casual: NO! I'm pretty sure some other reviewers can
tell you why. Although tough to kill, it wil fall to combat damage +
burn spell. If you have to play a Defender, there are better alternatives.

In limited, this stops a large portion of creatures. I actually played this
and it has never died once.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Constructed: 3/5

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