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Renowned Weaponsmith
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Renowned Weaponsmith
- Fate Reforged

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 2.83
Multiplayer: 3.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Renowned Weaponsmith
 
This card's second ability is probably the one that will get the most attention, as it's the one that makes reference to a card that doesn't exist yet. Heart-Piercer Bow is a solid Equipment card in its own right, and we may review that another day; however, I'd just like to point out that mana acceleration is one of the most valuable things in the game, and being limited to artifacts is not much of a limitation at all in older formats. It's not affinity and it's not even quite Etherium Sculptor, but it still has the potential to be very dangerous.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Renowned Weaponsmith which is a two mana Blue
1/3 that can tap to add two mana to your pool for artifacts or their
activated abilities or for one Blue mana and tapping it can search your
library for a Heart-Piercer Bow or Vial of Dragonfire then add it to
your hand.  The bow is pretty weak and not worth adding to most decks
and the Vial hasn't been printed at this time, so the first effect of
Renowned is the focal point.  Tapping for two mana is a very nice form
of acceleration in an artifact based deck and Blue has quite a bit of
support for the theme, so this is likely to see play across a variety of
formats and potentially reach competitive levels as well.
 
In Limited this is a two mana 1/3 that can offer some acceleration
depending on the pool, though probably can't be relied on for that. It
works well as potential removal bait or a blocker that can offer more in
some situations, so there is little reason not to include it in a Sealed
build using Blue.  In Booster without artifacts this has minimal value,
but if drafting multiple artifacts it is an easy second or third pick.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

Mattedesa

Deck Garage
Renowned Weaponsmith
 
There are quite a number of good artifacts available now. The weaponsmith can really help you get some of them out much more quickly. Turn 4 Scuttling Doom Engine anyone? The fact that you have a 1/3 creature on turn 2 doesn’t hurt anything either. It’s a decent blocker against a weenie deck.
 
The second ability is hard to rate right now since we only know one of the cards you can search for, and it’s not really very exciting. I don’t see many times I’d want to search for Heart-Piercer Bow, so I hope Vial of Dragonfire turns out to be a good card. Even if it doesn’t, the weaponsmith is a good specialty card for an artifact deck.
 
Constructed: 3.4
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

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