Rafiq fits well into the tradition of
frightfully powerful four-mana green creatures
like Ravenous Baloth and Loxodon Hierarch.
Unlike some of those predecessors, he's much
better when your deck is on the attack, meaning
that he might not fit in competitive decks of
his colors; pair him with Rhox Charger and/or
Angelic Benediction, though, and your opponent
will be wishing he'd stayed home.
In Alara draft and sealed games, there always
seems to be some joker who thinks it's funny to
play this guy along with about seven other
Exalted creatures. Being on the receiving end of
that can be very demoralizing. I bet you're glad
they invented the mythic rarity so that it
doesn't happen every event, hm?
Rafiq of the Many
Bant is a good deck to play, but there is alot
of creature hate. A creature with double-strike
is a dangerous game.
Have not seen Exalted for the casual players
yet. They should catch on soon.
Sealed if you had a good creature base for Bant
than this would be great. Draft is were the
Exalted ability really shines.
Overall a good Mythic rare, but not the best.
Rafiq of the
Many Legendary Creature - Human Knight
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control
attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until
end of turn.)
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone,
it gains double strike until end of turn.
Sweet card. Attacking by itself is 8 damage
already, 1 ore exalted creature and that jumps
to 10 and so on. Shorecrasher mimic is a beast
with this, trigger it your opponent is looking
at 12 points of double-striking trampling
damage. Similarly if you combine this with Rhox
Charger and you've got 10 points. Look for a
Bant to possibly be a contender in block and
possible t2, same with Grixis.
Overall therres nothing not to like about this
card, cheap cost, 2 relevant abilities, great
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