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Akroan Conscriptor
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 Akroan Conscriptor
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 16, 2014

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 2.5

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Akroan Conscriptor which is a five mana Red
3/2 with Heroic that grants control of a target creature and gives it
Haste until end of turn as well as untaps it. This is a powerful effect
as an instant speed and reusable Act of Treason that can be triggered as
a combat trick or take advantage of an opponent's Inspired effect. The
low toughness can be overcome with instants or auras that improve
survival, but the casting cost puts this fairly late in the game for Red
outside of Multiplayer or Commander. Overall it is a decent card with
some speed and support issues that will likely prevent it from being
seen in any competitive settings.

In Limited this is a devastating effect whether it is used offensively
or defensively and even a single trigger can dramatically change the
game, much like Act of Treason. Multiple uses of the effect should win
most of the time and it makes for an excellent early pick in Booster.
The single Red in the casting cost out of five mana allows inclusion in
any deck using even a small number of Red mana sources and there is
little reason not to include a copy in Sealed when possible.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 2.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995


Akroan Conscriptor
 
Have you ever gotten absolutely wrecked by Act of Treason, Mass Mutiny, or some similar effect? If you're reading this sentence, there's a pretty good chance you have and that your instinctive reaction to this card was similar to mine - as in, you started thinking nervously about getting wrecked by it multiple times in one turn. Of course, it's suitably hard to pull that off, and the heroic trigger means your opponent can ambush you and turn it around with a well-placed instant, meaning that worst-fear scenario will probably not really pan out that much. On the other hand, this guy makes any kind of Giant Growth or similar effect that already messes up combat pull double and triple duty, so he should be respected for that.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
 

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