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Akraskan Squire
Shards of Alara


Reviewed October 16, 2008

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 2.90

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Aethereal

Thursday - Akrasan Squire

This little guy seems unassuming at first, but he is kind of like a 2/2 for 1. Play him turn 1, attack with him (or drop another guy with Exalted first!) on turn 2 for at least two points of damage. Later in the game, especially in limited, he'll fuel your bigger guys with his own Exalted ability. I wouldn't be surprised if you see this getting played in white weenie decks for its quick and early damage.

In limited, if you're drafting Exalted then you definitely want to see this. Exalted is a pretty good theme to build around in this format.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Akrasan Squire
 
I'm not sure that an aggressive deck based on the Exalted creatures will come together in Standard; Kithkin could prove to be more resilient and all-round solid. It'll be a force to be reckoned with in block constructed, though, especially if we get any more Exalted creatures around one and two converted mana cost. If you're lucky enough to have a couple of copies of Rafiq of the Many, they can play with this guy, but then again, most of the other Exalted creatures want other big expensive creatures.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Akrasan Squire
Exalted is lots of fun. Whenever you can play with math, you often have the advantage with certain players who may not be paying attention. This guy is a 2/2 attacking second turn and if a second turn puts out a 2/2 exalted creature than you are attacking with a 4/4 on third turn. Exalted is really showing some power in draft/sealed deck making this guy an earlier pick than one might expect.

Constructed: 2/3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Miguel

Thursday 10-16-08

Akrasan Squire

 

Constructed: The Exalted ablitity is a nice idea to give something for white wennies to work with. Sense all of the creatures with Ecalted are Human Knights, it would be a challenge to use them with Kithkin.

 

Casual: For the new player, drop a Suntail Hawk first turn and on second turn drop two Akrasan Squires and fly over for 3 damage. White wennie common beat down.

 

Limited: Sealed deck a usefull one drop. Draft I had look into draft a white Excalted deck. I think with the right picks it could be a strong mono color deck. That would be a real challenge.

 

Overall a good little common that can fill in until you can get the big bad rares with Ecalted.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3

 

Later.

Miguel

BeJose Akrasan Squire White ManaCreature - Human Soldier
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
1/1
 
Nice card. Attacks for 2 on the second turn and powers up your later beats. I expect White Weenie could be making a comeback with exalted. Not much to say beyond that except that compared with your usually small creatures, this has some late game relevance. In limited, if you can get enough exalted creatures together you will do very well.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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