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Knights of New Alara
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 8, 2009

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 2.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Knight of New Alara

We've all seen the head-shaking. We've all heard the dismissals and even outright insults ("Not as good as Wilt-Leaf Liege," "2/2 may as well be 0/0 in modern Magic," etc). But many of us have also attacked for 24 damage with this guy on the table, as there coincidentally happen to be a couple of creatures who are three colors and can be played for only green and white mana in the same set as him. New Alara forever, is what I say.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Limited: 4/5
The Missing Linc

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

Knight of New Alara

If you went to the release tourney's out there, this was your reward. I wish that just one more ability was tacked on to this guy. However, without it, I can't see this card seeing a lot of play. Yeah he situationally pumps up your dudes. However, there are not many decks I know of that really use a multicolored creature base. Yet, we have yet to see what Reborn will do to shake things up. My verdict is a little shaky on this one as of now. In the right deck, with a couple solid early round plays and hits, this could really shake things up on 4th turn (or third turn with some ramp).

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3
Paul Knight of New Alara

Welcome back readers today we will be looking at a brave and valiant knight that is Knight of New Alara. A human knight with a converted mana cost of 4 and requiring a green and a white mana. With a 2/2 body for 4 mana you would expect this knight to have an impressive effect, in reality the effect is only moderately useful. The knight grants each other multicolored creature you control +1/+1 for each of its colors. In a heavily multicolored deck, Knight of New Alara provides a permanent Giant Growth or better to your creatures, in most decks the knight would result in only a Glorious Anthem, in most any decks that could use the pump you have lord creatures as well as a multitude of other pump effects including cards like Glorious Anthem. With a susceptibility to most commonly played burn spells and only a limited reward for playing green and white, the decks that could successfully run and have a purpose for Knight of New Alara is some style of Bant deck, even then there are more powerful cards available. Including Chameleon Colossus and in other gold cards the newly reprinted Meddling Mage as well as Jenera, Asura of War. The availability of solid green/white cards and the abundance of solid spells available especially for Bant in constructed standard means this card may not find a home until rotation. The thought of giving my Kitchen Finks +2/+2 is appealing, but I doubt Knight of New Alara will be played except in creature heavy green/white builds possibly focusing an Overrun type tactic. In Extended, Vintage, and Legacy Knight of New Alara doesn’t come close enough to impacting the already established archetypes to even be viewed as a reliable threat. Casual is a different story pile on some Shield Of The Oversoul and Oversoul of Dusk with Kitchen Finks and cards like Watchwolf and Loxdon Hierarch could provide a fun and competitive casual build capable of turning out threats. In limited Knight of New Alara can provide a much needed boost to your multicolor creatures, if you have a well established mana base and a plethora of multi colored creatures it could make a decent addition although not worth dedicating yourself to green/white or picking up to early.

Constructed- 2.0
Casual- 3.0
Multiplayer- 3.0
Limited- 2.5

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