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Blade of the Sixth Pride
Future Sight


Reviewed May 08, 2007

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 3.33

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Jeff Zandi

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Level II DCI Judge

Blade of the Sixth Pride

First of all, I want to say that I REALLY like the full art textless cards in Future Sight. The first time I cracked open a Future Sight pack and saw Blade of the Sixth Pride, I thought I had gotten an extra rare, an extra Player’s Reward textless card, a futuristic Savannah Lion, all rolled into one. As a common, I especially like this card for limited play. This card is easy to play, it blocks and kills some pretty big creatures in Time Spiral limited formats, and can be searched out of your deck by your Rebel searchers. In constructed, Blade of the Sixth Pride will probably find a place in white weenie decks and maybe even in Boros Wins red/white decks for the months in which last year’s Ravnica block remains legal for Standard constructed.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.5

BMoor

Blade of the Sixth Pride

How simple. A 3/1 for two mana. It's three power for two mana with no drawback beyond a low toughness. Most three- power creatures for two, or even three mana see play, even with a small drawback. And this already has a high-level Pro Tour deck to slide right into-- Boros Deck Wins. BDW can now mulligan down to four cards, and if they're the Blade, Savannah Lions, a Plains, and one other land, you're golden. My only question left is, what will the other five Prides be like?

Constructed- 4
Casual- 2
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Monday - Blade of the Sixth Pride

A possible card for White Weenie, as it is similar to Savannah Lions. It isn't as fast, because it doesn't come out on turn 1 (but then it'd just be too good), but it can have a place in that deck. Unfortunately, that deck isn't really viable in Standard, and has been hated out of Block, so I don't know if it'll ever get played much.

Hey, here's another card for your Cat and/or Rebel decks in Casual!

As for Limited, it's decent enough. It might get in for a few points, then trade with something bigger than it. Not great, but not bad.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 2.5
David Fanany Blade of the Sixth Pride

I like this card. It's one of the coolest card names ever made, the only Cat Rebel ever printed, and one of the first five cards with full-length artwork and no flavor text. Unfortunately, it doesn't really do much of anything. It's efficiently costed in terms of power to mana cost ratio, so Blade of the Sixth Pride on turn 2 puts your opponent on almost as good a clock as Isamaru did. Unlike Isamaru, though, it dies immediately when a Sulfur Elemental comes into play, which will probably warn people off from playing it in Standard. Save it for limited play - a two drop that trades with three- or four-drops is pretty solid.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5

Arcane
Blade of the Sixth Pride

Constructed: 3 power for 2 mana is a blessing to white weenie decks that want to maximize power on the table without overextending and leaving themselves vulnerable to mass removal. My problem with this card for constructed play, especially in standard and block right now is that 1 toughness leaves it on the bad end of Sulfur Elemental, which are pretty much in every red decks main or sideboard.

Casual/Multi: A decent budget beater for kitchen table games, and a new addition to both the cat and rebel tribes. It doesn’t offer much beyond 3 power though, bringing no abilities with it and a defense stat that is just asking to be chumped by saproling tokens. I can definitely see lots of WW decks going turn 1: Savannah Lions, Turn 2: Blade of the Sixth Pride, Turn 3: Glorious Anthem and outrace a lot of other casual decks that are more prepared for the mid game than the early.

Limited: 3 power on turn 2 is great thing, and will punish opponents that can’t make a guy in the first few turns, ideally getting in for a few points. But again, 1 toughness means that there’s almost nothing that this creature can be blocked by and still survive, so in that regard you might find it stuck at home unwilling to swing into opposing token creatures.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Necro
nomikron
Blade of the Sixth Pride:

This is one of the better textless full art cards in the set. It's a powerful constructed card, though I'm not sure of its uses in limited. I'd be surprised if you get in one good swing with it due to its 1 defense. Still, it's a body, with 3 power, at the 2 mana point. That's gotta count for something.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5
PsychoAnime ~ SARCASM ALERT!! ~

I predict Blade of the Sixth Pride will break Standard.

3 power can take down Ornithopter and such with ease. Now let say your opponent refuses to block it, they'll be taking 3 damage per turn. That's right, the game will end in 7 turns if this beast goes unchecked.

It even has no ability to hinder it whatsoever. In fact, it can get a +2/+2
boost from Muraganda Petroglyphs, making is a powerful 5/3, turning the 7 turn clock into a 4 turn. Imagine your opponents' fear as they look upon this
terrifying monster.

Let's say you're playing against Dragonstorm. You get this out. They draw
Remand, oh, no help. They draw, get Borgardan Hellkite. Aw, no mana to play it out. They draw again, Steam Vents, shoot. Several turns later, they are
dead. Now do you see the brokneness of this card?

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

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