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Felidar Guardian
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 Felidar Guardian
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.67
Commander [EDH]: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Felidar Guardian
 
I think we've definitely reached the point where you could make a viable singleton-style deck where every spell flickers something in some form. I'm not sure you would want to, as it'd be a whole deck with just one half of the combo, but there's a niche for just about every card with that effect, and I think you can make a good argument for one like this which is also a good defensive card. Gaining card advantage from comes-into-play abilities and flickering usually pushes you towards the control end of the spectrum, and four toughness is significant compared to a lot of creatures that cost less than or as much as the Guardian.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Felidar Guardian (1/24)
 
The most infamous thing about Felidar Guardian is that it goes infinite with Saheeli Rai (from Kaladesh), which is plenty amusing on its own. The idea with the combo is that you use Saheeli Rai's -2 to copy Felidar Guardian; use the copy's “enter-the-battlefield” trigger to flicker Saheeli Rai, and rinse and repeat until you can crash a flood of felines into your opponent. Felidar Guardian also combos with Kiki-Jiki, functioning as a worse version of Restoration Angel.
 
Shenanigans aside, Felidar Guardian is merely okay; a 1/4 isn't a great body, so you’re mostly trying to use this for the ability. This is definitely a constructed plant, but it’s not bereft of use outside of that.
 
Constructed: 4
Casual: 5
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander: 3.5

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