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Here’s some new white cards that are going to be in M13!
Everyone’s excited for Rhox Faithmender… but I don’t get why. It just seems bad. I guess it’s cool if you want to build a Chalice of Life deck, but even there it seems a bit weak.
Sublime Archangel seems cool. A 4/3 flier for 4 is promising, and the exalted ability could be pretty powerful in the right deck.
Crusader of Odric is just a white Scion of the Wild. I guess it could be fun in Limited.
Ajani’s Sunstriker seems like a really good Limited card. I call 2 cmc creatures with an ability tacked on a “Bear+”, and they’re always underrated in draft. His mana cost might be a bit tough, but it shouldn’t be too big of a problem.
Attended Knight is a bad Blade Splicer. But still, a 2/2 first striker for 3 is a great Limited card by itself, and the 1/1 token makes it even better. I’ll love drafting this.
Griffin Protector seems OK. A 2/3 flier for 4 is reasonable, and his ability to get bigger seems pretty good with exalted.
Knight of Glory is a cool update on White Knight. First Strike is probably a better ability than exalted most of the time, but his easier casting cost should make him a crowd favorite. I’m sure we’ll be seing some Standard play with this guy, especially after Mirrodin Crusader rotates.
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Here’s a few white reprints that are going to be in M13!
First is Angelic Benediction. It’s a decent Limited card. It’s almost as good as removal for an aggressive deck.
Aven Squire is awesome! I know that he didn’t see a whole lot of Standard play, but I always thought that in the right scenario he could. Still, this card is probably replacing Stormfront Pegasus for M13, and it fills the role quite nicely.
Glorious Charge sucks. It’s usually one of those cards that you don’t want to have to play in Limited, but sometimes you have no other choice.
Guardians of Akrasa is sometimes really good in Limited. Against certain decks, it can block everything and provide exalted.
Pacifism is great. 2 cmc removal for white, and it can sometimes see Standard play.
Oblivion Ring is good to have back. It’s fair and very useful.
I always liked Safe Passage. It’s a great Fog for Limited, and it can even be used as a miser in Standard.
Serra Avatar sucks for competitive play. For 7 mana, I want a creature that does something. Even a 20/20 for 7 wouldn’t be playable, and this is much worse in most scenarios.
Well, that’s it for tonight. I’ll get to the other colors some time soon!