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Bruna, Light of Alabaster
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Bruna, Light of Alabaster
Avacyn Restored

Reviewed June 21, 2012

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.13

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bruna, Light of Alabaster
 
Why are there so few triggers related to combat-related things in recent sets? It seems like they want to encourage the use of creatures, and since creatures are the only kinds of cards (usually) that can attack or block . . . there's a lot of things about current design that need more explanation, I think. Still, I'm glad to see auras getting some more "official" support: they've been among a lot of people's favorite cards for ever, yet we've had to suffer through such mistakes as putting Jace the Mind Sculptor's endless bounce ability in the same block as totem armor. Bruna turns everything people think they know about auras on its head - with her in your deck, you can feel free to play as many as you want as fast as you can, as they've always got a good chance of coming back later. And hey, a 5/5 with flying and vigilance is pretty good on its own, right? There's a little bit of tension in deck design created by her presence, as she wants to be enchanted with things that make her hard to kill or block while some smaller creatures need things that increase their power and toughness which she doesn't need as urgently, but that's a minor wrinkle compared to the kinds of havoc she can wreak.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Bruna, Light of Alabaster which is a six mana White and Blue 5/5 Legendary with Flying, Vigilance, and whenever it attacks or blocks you may attach to it any auras on the battlefield, from your hand, or your graveyard.  The six mana to play this is a little high, but the power of this in the right build is very impressive.  Easily capable of one hit kills or at least dealing massive damage the number of combinations or options with various auras can dominate any situation.  Overall this requires a really dedicated design and highly benefits from Hexproof, though without some acceleration is mostly a Casual or Commander build.
 
For Limited the aura effect probably won't come into play, so it is left with being a six mana 5/5 with Flying and Vigilance which is more than enough reason to first pick it in Booster.  Running it in Sealed is recommended if the White pool is solid as even a splash of Blue is enough to get one out of the six mana in time to play it. Evasion and defense in the same card is a bargain and the power plus toughness are higher than average which makes this one of the better cards available even if the effect isn't used.
 
For Multiplayer the aura heavy design is often very effective and once it gets rolling can quickly destroy every opponent in succession while gaining a ton of life through Lifelink styled auras.  Vigilance and Flying are both very useful in the format which allows this to survive or prevent most threats before the auras can be attached.  The only concern should be forced sacrifice effects or global removal which can be countered by Blue or bypassed with the right support auras or enchantment themed creatures.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

       Welcome back to the card of the day section of Pojo.com! Today we are looking at Bruna, Light of Alabaster from Avacyn Restored. Bruna is a mythic rare legendary creature angel that costs three generic, one blue, and two white mana for a 5/5. Bruna has flying and vigilance and says that whenever she attacks or blocks, you may attach to her any number of Auras on the battlefield and you may put onto the battlefield attached to her any number of Aura cards that could enchant her from you graveyard and/or hand.

      Just like all the other mythic angels from Avacyn Restored, Bruna is sick! Attaching to her any number of Auras on the battlefield means that even your opponents Auras that you want come and attach to her. And pulling them out of the graveyard or dropping them from your hand is crazy! Attack with Bruna, drop from your hand a Eldrazi Conscription. And what is even crazier is how well she combos with Sovereigns of Lost Alara. Attack with just Bruna, gain all Auras you want from battlefield, your hand, your graveyard, and one of choice from your library! How can you stop something so insane? Be sure to give her lots of Totem Armors and hexproof ASAP. Because if your opponents cannot handle her quickly, there won’t be a later for them.

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5


Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Champion of Lambholt a powerful human. The ability to make sure your team unblockable is quite powerful and in conjunction with token makers this card really shines with a few tokens and a champion you can deal quite a large amount of damage to opponents. In standard I see this combined with Kessig Wolf Run as it allows a player to not overly commit to the board but have a large amount of damage available. Also as previously stated this creature goes quite well with token generators allowing you to gum up the board and swing for the fences. The fact it is a human is also highly relevant. In modern I can foresee the same style of decks utilizing this card ones with large amounts of humans, however I don’t know of this card is powerful enough to make a splash in modern it is obviously good against creature decks as a trump however. In legacy and vintage I don’t foresee this card seeing much play at all just doesn’t do enough. In casual and multiplayer the tools available to humans is staggering making this an excellent choice for forcing through damage and having a large creature on the board to contend with. In limited this creature is pretty great all you have to do is play more creatures to make it powerful, but having humans and token generation makes it more deadly. Overall a somewhat powerful card that I feel combines best with Kessig Wolf Run and token generation and may see constructed play and is certainly a powerful casual card.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


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