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Sun Titan
M11

Reviewed June 28, 2010

Constructed: 3.87
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.40
Multiplayer: 4.25

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BMoor

Sun Titan

A 6/6 with vigilance is nothing to sneeze at, as not only will it hit hard, but it'll also make the other side struggle to hit back. And as I've always said, big creatures are at their best when they're either naturally hard to deal with or compensate you somehow if your opponent manages to answer them Sun Titan compensates you the minute it hits play, and compensates you again every time it attacks, whether it actually deals damage or not. Bringing back not only creatures, but ANY PERMANENT with a converted mana cost of 3 or less. So not only does your White Knight come straight back into play, but the Holy Strength it was wearing comes back too. You can sack a Mind Stone every turn for a one-sided Howling Mine, or get repeated use out of a Tectonic Edge or even just an Evolving Wilds. If only Conjurer's Bauble were still Standard legal!

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.75
Multiplayer- 4.75


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sun Titan
 
In Greek mythology, the Titans were a race of gods older than Zeus and his family, whose powers in many ways surpassed those of the younger deities. In Magic: the Gathering's mythology, M11's titans already have a place reserved. I couldn't have picked a better card to start M11 previews here on Pojo, as the sun is rising on a new and even greater era for the game. Sun Titan dominates the battlefield, inspires players to higher places with his long hair and greatsword, and is already part of at least two combo decks before he's even left a booster pack. Play early, play often.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day from the upcoming 2011 set is Sun Titan which is a six mana 6/6 with Vigilance and can return a three or less cost permanent to the battlefield when it enters play.  This is a very nice card for the cost and the effect not being limited to a creature allows for Auras to be selected which can add Indestructible, Trample, Shroud, or other useful effects depending on the deck's colors.  In particular Lifelink on a creature with Vigilance or Haste to get a sudden attack would work quite well.  Sadly this Giant doesn't have a Soldier or even Warrior type to add value, despite having full armor and sword in the artwork.  This makes a good finisher for an Enchantress deck and can find a home in several other builds, but even with the effect White will usually use an Angel for the five or higher cost slot.
 
For Limited this is a bomb that should almost always be picked first in Booster and often have a deck built around it in Sealed.  Two White out of six is quite reasonable even for a two or three color deck, Vigilance is always welcome, and the return effect is card advantage that should always have an available target by that stage of the game.
 
With Multiplayer the Vigilance effect is extremely useful to defend against multiple opponents and despite being a 6/6 this Giant shouldn't attract undo hate from the table.  A good choice for a finisher, but again the Angels tend to trump this for that role.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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