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Tristan Rapidstrike

Protector

Card Number - 221

Card Rating:

Sealed: 3.6
Constructed: 3.6
Casual: 3.8
Raid: 2.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed - 01.09.0
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Joe
Tristan Rapidstrike

Tristan is a 3/3 for 4 with protector. That's nothing amazing, I mean there are better protectors out there...and then you notice something...Tristan is an Instant Ally! The name Rapidstrike comes from the fact that he can come out anytime he wants. If the opponent isn't expecting it that can really change a game. If you attack with everyone and don't leave a protector out, the opponent will think he's got a straight shot for your weakest guy, and then Tristan hops out of the bushed and messes with their plans! A great card, especially for tricky decks.

Limited- 4/5
Constructed- 3.5/5
Casual- 3.5/5
Raid- 2/5
 
Aganej2 Tristian Rapidstrike

The only card in the format right now that can be instantly cast, and it has protector. This card provides the ultimate sneak defense and if an alliance deck can manage it in mana curve I would suggest it if the are in need of a heavy protector that can get the job down. By that I mean whatever was attacking you, will die because it met up with this. Fury is usually the #1 target for this guy and takes great pleasure in taking them out. It does cost a lot though to abuse, 4 mana at all times is a lot and during late game that might be accessible but during the early/middle game less so. So this card is left at iffy at best.

Sealed: 3/5 (a creature's a creature' a creature, and this is an instant one)

Constructed: 3.5/5 (must be put to good use and in a decent curve)

Raid: 3/5 (lures out a dragon attack so it isn't all that useless against the dragon)
 

SpoonMan
Tristan Rapidstrike

The only instant ally in the game so far. I really like this guy; an unexpected protector can really wreck an opponent’s plans. Unfortunately 3 attack isn’t enough to take down Moko or Proudmoore, but it does deal with Fury which is nice. In some cases, a simple Frost Shock of Frost Bolt will do the job better than Tristan, but if you can get him to kill an ally and survive with his instantaneous protect, you can take down another ally and get some advantage that Frost shots can’t gain.

Constructed 4/5 He’s the only one of his kind but abilities can be better
Casual 4/5
Sealed 4/5
Raid 1/5
 
logan_nagol Tristan Rapidstrike

Type Instant Alliance Ally
Cost 4
ATK 3
Health 3
Text Protector

A verry nice surpise card for alliance, besause you can play him out at any
time you want, and paying 4 for a /3protector seems like a good price to pay
to me

Constructed 4/5
Sealed 4/5
Casual 4/5
Raid 4/5
 
Mombo Tristan Rapidstrike

Constructed: 3 out of 5
Sealed: 3 out of 5

Let me ask you a hypothetical question right now. You are drafting and you see Tristan and a Parvink in the same pack. Who would you pick? Do you pick the 2/2 Protector which helps you draw a card for a measly three resources, or do you pick the 3/3 Protector? I know many people would immediately go for the Parvink, and with due respect given the card advantage you receive from her. Don't discount Tristan though, he does have his definite uses. The lone Alliance protector I personally play is Parvink, because I need the card advantage. The problem with Parvink is that she is merely a speed bump, and usually dies more often than she stays standing. She's useful, but she's still a speed bump. Tristan though is a bit beefier (not by much though), and is more apt to get rid of many of those pesky allies your opponent might throw at you (Fury anyone?). If you are going to play Tristan though, you need to make sure you ask yourself one question, do you care more about defense, or card advantage? If you care about card advantage, run Parvink. If you care more about defense, run Tristan.

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