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Sigarda, Host of Herons
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Sigarda, Host of Herons
Avacyn Restored

Reviewed June 7, 2012

Constructed: 4.50
Casual: 4.87
Limited: 4.87
Multiplayer: 4.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sigarda, Host of Herons
 
A legend who looks like she belongs guarding the doors of Valhalla and shrugs off any year's instant-speed removal spells was always going to be a hit. The deck that arguably benefits most from Sigarda's abilities is green-white totem armor auras, where she makes creatures nearly invincible, but really any deck with access to green and white can play her and will never feel bad about doing so. I also think it's rather funny that some people panicked when they saw her - it was a lot of the same people who usually tell you "Eh, I'll just cast Day of Judgment" whenever you tell them about a cool new creature. They also don't complain when ridiculous spells get released; turnabout, as it's said, is fair play.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Sigarda, Host of Herons which is a five mana legendary Green/White with Flying, Hexproof, and prevents spells and abilities of your opponents from causing you to sacrifice permanents.  A five mana 5/5 with evasion and Hexproof is excellent even if the mana cost is a bit specific with two White and one Green.  The final effect also stops several common methods for getting around Hexproof which can make Sigarda very difficult to deal with for many decks and is a general hindrance to Black's sacrifice themes.  Overall this is a powerful card in a White/Green build that can manage the cost and will definitely see play in this block and the next.
 
For Limited this is a very effective bomb that will not be easily handled and should often win games in which it appears.  5/5 with Flying is a huge threat that is only somewhat mitigated by the double White in the casting cost making the mana needed to cast her fairly specific.  An easy first pick in Booster even though it locks you into two colors and should be played in Sealed if your White pool is moderately strong.  The Green should be easy enough to splash and just having this is a good start towards a winning design.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to the card of the day section here at Pojo.com! Today we are looking at Sigarda, Host of Herons from Avacyn Restored. Sigarda is a mythic rare legendary creature angel that costs two generic one green and two white mana and is a 5/5. Sigarda has flying and is Hexproof and says that Spells and abilities your opponents control can’t cause you to sacrifice permanents.

      All of the angelic hosts are amazing. And each of them in their own right. Sigarda is insane. She is big, relatively cheap, and has a bunch of great protection abilities! With the return to Ravnica coming soon, she certainly fits right into the Selesnya guild based decks. And I wonder how will her abilities be an influence in the coming sets? Will there be more cards that create sacrifice? Either way, she is sure to be a good choice for green/white Commander decks, and certainly be a card heavily utilized for any deck using those colors.
 
Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5


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