So it turns out it's not Golgari Week on Pojo
after all! This, for the record, is why I wasn't
"in character" as a Golgari member. A 1/1 with
double strike is pretty cool. It can trade with
2-toughness creatures. But it's still only a
1/1. The real appeal here is that double strike
means double mileage out of any power-increasing
effects. And since Equipment is so easy to come
by, throwing a Sharpened Pitchfork on this guy
(or better yet and more in-flavor, a
Silver-Inlaid Dagger) is a great way to force
your opponent to find an answer to this two-mana
chump. The Innistrad Humans deck is still
around, isn't it? If you can put as little as a
+1/+1 counter on this guy, you're in business.
This kind of card is simple, but it can still be
nice to see. There's something to like about the
elegance of an evergreen keyword and a solid
position on the mana curve - not to mention
using even the "bad" equipment cards to attack
for about a hundred damage. He doesn't have the
tech factor of a card like Elite Inquisitor, but
he definitely has something to offer.
Today's card of the day is Fencing Ace which is
a two mana White 1/1 human soldier with Double
Strike. Having two highly supported types
and a low casting cost will have this be a
popular figure in tribal, aura, equipment, or
any other theme with power increasing effects.
Two color decks can easily manage the single
White and the potential for damage on the third
turn can be impressive. Overall this is a
card to watch for, but it absolutely needs to be
in the right deck as by itself it is vulnerable
to removal and easy to block or otherwise
For Limited this is certainly playable as it can
deal with any most one toughness creatures with
ease or deal two damage when unopposed.
The value increases dramatically if power
increases are available and while Azorius has
few, Selesnya should provide several with a
This is by no means a first pick in Booster, but
a strong third and possibly second that benefits
from support that already works well in the
format. A Sealed build is unlikely to
splash this, though possibly alongside high end
White spells in a Golgari deck, and it may not
be very powerful in some pools. Even with
that it is a two mana with Double Strike and
only one color mana requirement which is worth
it in the early game and can at least be an
annoying blocker if drawn later on.
Welcome to another great card of the day here
at Pojo.com! Today we are looking at Fencing Ace
from Return to Ravnica. Fencing Ace is an
uncommon white creature human soldier that costs
one generic and one white mana for a 1/1.
Fencing Ace has Double Strike.
It has been a fact that games are dictated and
won not neccessarily by mythic rares or rares,
but most often the powerful commons and
uncommons the game offers. For quite some time
now this was proven by Delver of Secrets and
before that Lightning Bolt. Fencing Ace is
tomorrows powerhouse pauper card. Being
uncommon, you are likely to get ine or two in
Limited formats even.
The reason that this card is so good is just the
cards in place around it in Standard right now.
Rancor being a main factor. Ethereal Armor makes
it a favored deck design. With just those two
enchantments, Fencing Ace can be swinging for
ten turn three. All Trample.
Fencing Ace is going to continue making waves. I
cannot wait to see what the next set holds in
store to truly take it over the top.