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Jenara, Asura of War
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 18, 2009

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.00

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Jenara, Asura of War

In Limited, it's an absolute bomb. This is your reward for being in Bant when pack three is opened.

In Constructed, Spectral Procession can block this for three turns in a row, and by that time, they've Overrun'd you or found a kill spell for it.

At worst, it's a removal lightning rod. And it's an early drop for your Angel decks.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 4
Limited- 4.5
Miguel

5-18-09

Monday

 

Jenara, Asura of War

 

Constructed: A 3/3 for 3 mana flying is a very good bargain. The ability to pump her up permanently makes her really good. She will be a great replacemant for Doran when every thing changes in the fall. Block deck with Rafiq of the Many she can fly over for at least 7 damage. Add a couple of Noble Hierarachs and fly in for more damage. Hope they do not have a Path to Exile...

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Everybody likes Angels. Use her as your General for EDH deck. That can be real fun.

 

Limited: Opening up one of these Mythic rares will be great to build a deck around. If she shows up and they have now way to deal with her than it is game. Bant is very strong in limited and draft.

 

Overall I like this Angel, I think all good Angels for here on out should be Mythic rare. To bad Serra is going to be uncommon again.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Jenera, Asura of War

Greetings welcome to today’s card of the day, today we are looking at a legendary angel with humongous potential in Bant decks. Jenera, Asura of War is a 3/3 flying creature for GWU that can pump itself by paying 1W to add +1/+1 counters on itself. In competitive Bant has a huge variety of creature’s available to it and that number only expands upon the release of Alara Reborn. This creature provides a solid early game threat as an efficiently priced flyer that later in the game you can pump your extra mana into to turn it into a truly devastating must deal with flying threat, its legendary status doesn’t hurt to any large extent as legendary creatures with great abilities see play regardless of drawback associated with playing legendary creatures. Possibly in extended this card could see play post rotation in a controlish GWU deck, legacy and vintage say nay as it has creatures with lower mana costs with even more broken effects. In casual flying angels are never a bad choice, a flying angel that can turn into a big fattie in a few turns provides a solid addition to angel decks or any decks that can support the tri-colored mana cost but most casual players may sway away from cards requiring such a heavy mana investment as a terror can quickly turn your mana investment into a bust.. In limited the mythic rarity means you are unlikely to see this but if you’re in Bant colors a flying self pumping creature is a must pick. Watch out for removal and save enough mana open to cast other threats as well!

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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