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Spirit of the Hearth
Eventide


Reviewed September 9, 2008

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 2.90
Limited: 3.50

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BMoor

Spirit of the Hearth


Well, it's harder to burn out than True Believer.  And it flies, making it a better finisher than True Believer.  So it'd be pretty good if you want to protect yourself from burn.  And it's a pretty good finisher for white, who never gets any good big creatures.

Constructed- 2.5

Casual- 3.5

Limited- 4


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Spirit of the Hearth
 
I thought Ravnica had quite a few disproportionately boring cards, but one of its more interesting ones was Blazing Archon. For a hefty cost, you got a strong finisher-type creature and a bit ability that could make it impossible for your opponent to win. Spirit of the Hearth is a creature from much the same mould; since its cost is slightly less hefty than the Archon's, it can even go in regular control decks as a finisher. In some circumstances, making you untargetable might even be more useful than making you unattackable. There are plenty of ways to deal with creatures, but shutting off Incinerate, Thoughtseize, and Cruel Edict while attacking for four every turn is a deal you don't get every day.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Spirit of Hearth
 
If True Believer does this for WW, why would I pay 4WW for the same thing? Well I would get a bigger body that's much harder to kill, which is actually ok since the problem with True Believer is that it never lasted very long. But right now there's an abundance of 6 mana cost creatures that are way better. By the way most stuff that would target you would be burn and Purity deals with it even better except Purity is even bigger.

In limited this is pretty huge and hard to kill, but then you'd have to be playing white which isn't the best colour in limited.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2.5/5
Miguel

Tuesday 9-9-08

Spirit of the Hearth

 

Constructed: It is a big flying cat of dooooooooooom... Well anyways it a 4/5 flyer for 6 mana. Not to bad for it's cost but it's ability is very nice. I have not seen a shroud for a player that say's you can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. At little to expensive for constructed.

 

Casual: This should fit in nicely with slow white control decks that say leave me alone, I will play when I am ready.

 

Limited: It is a great creature for it's cost and the ability makes even more interesting. There is not a lot of tarpet player cards in Eventide, but the few that are there are pretty good. Mainly burn and discard.

 

Overall a okay card with a nice ability. Better than your average guard dog.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel


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