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CardShark Content - Colin Martz (8/1/2004)

This article will continue my comprehensive review of Fifth Dawn, specifically exploring the play values of the first half of its white cards. Throughout the Mirrodin block I have found myself attracted to white in limited events, but much less so in the constructed format. Each card will be given a rating from 1 to 5, 1 being the worst and 5 being outstanding (rarely do I give out this score), and then be given a short description of its play value in both the limited and constructed formats. Please remember that all statements in this article are my opinions, which are based on my personal experiences in tournaments involving Fifth Dawn. Now, let's begin...

Abuna's Chant
Abuna's Chant
Abuna's ChantSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Choose one- Gain 5 life, or prevent the next 5 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn. Entwine 2
3W
Instant - common
Choose one- Gain 5 life, or prevent the next 5 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn. Entwine 2

Limited Value: 2 - Unlike the constructed format, life-gain can be useful in the limited format, though it is far from amazing. Abuna's Chant
Abuna's Chant
Abuna's ChantSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Choose one- Gain 5 life, or prevent the next 5 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn. Entwine 2
can also be used to prevent the destruction of an important creature by negating damage effects, but it is not in any way a necessary card for your deck. It could be a useful addition should you find yourself lacking in the areas of combat tricks or defensive cards.

Constructed Value: 1 - Life-gain hardly ever appears in constructed, let alone expensive life-gain. Abuna's Chant
Abuna's Chant
Abuna's ChantSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
Choose one- Gain 5 life, or prevent the next 5 damage that would be dealt to target creature this turn. Entwine 2
has no place in a constructed environment, though it makes a few appearances in draft or sealed deck tournaments.

Armed Response
Armed Response
Armed ResponseSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Armde Response deals an amount of damage to target attacking creature equal to the number of equipment you control.
2W
Instant - common
Armed Response
Armed Response
Armed ResponseSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Armde Response deals an amount of damage to target attacking creature equal to the number of equipment you control.
deals an amount of damage to target attacking creature equal to the number of equipment you control.

Limited Value: 1.5 - Although white decks are often complemented by a few pieces of equipment, it is simply insufficient to make Armed Response
Armed Response
Armed ResponseSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Armde Response deals an amount of damage to target attacking creature equal to the number of equipment you control.
a powerful card. In most cases it will deal 1 or 2 points of damage to an attacking creature, which is not acceptable at the price of 3 mana. Stick with stronger forms of white removal, such as Purge
Purge
PurgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact creature or black creature. It can't be regenerated.
, Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
and Stasis
Stasis
StasisSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Fay Jones
Text:
Players do not get an untap phase. Pay U during your upkeep or Stasis is destroyed; cards still do not untap until the next untap phase.
IENvY29vbg==.

Constructed Value: 1.5 - Armed Response
Armed Response
Armed ResponseSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
2
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
Armde Response deals an amount of damage to target attacking creature equal to the number of equipment you control.
has a chance at making it into several forms of White Weenie decks with equipment, though most experienced players will choose Purge
Purge
PurgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact creature or black creature. It can't be regenerated.
or Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
over this situational card.

Auriok Champion
Auriok Champion
Auriok ChampionSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
WW
Creature: Human Cleric - rare
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
1/1

Limited Value: 3.5 - Auriok Champion
Auriok Champion
Auriok ChampionSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
is an excellent card to possess in a limited tournament, as it complements white decks that rely on a constant stream of smaller creatures to overwhelm their opponents. Even with its small toughness, it is protected from red's burn spells and black destruction spells, and will often allow you to gain 1 life each turn, sometimes more. I believe that Auriok Champion
Auriok Champion
Auriok ChampionSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
is a first pick for the WW decks of limited.

Constructed Value: 2.5 - This creature is mildly useful in White Weenie decks, though it is far from a necessary card in the deck. Most players of this type of deck would rather have a Silver Knight
Silver Knight
Silver KnightSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strike.
Protection from red.
or White Knight
White Knight
White KnightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from black, first strike
as their second turn drop, though Auriok Champion
Auriok Champion
Auriok ChampionSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from black and from red. Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
can stand up to a Goblin Piledriver
Goblin Piledriver
Goblin PiledriverSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from blue. Whenever Goblin Piledriver attacks, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn for each. other attacking Goblin.
as well, but is unable to destroy one.

Auriok Salvagers
Auriok Salvagers
Auriok SalvagersSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
1W: Return target artifact card with a converted mana cost 1 or less, from your graveyard to your hand.
3W
Creature: Human Soldier - uncommon
1W: Return target artifact card with a converted mana cost 1 or less, from your graveyard to your hand.
2/4

Limited Value: 3 - Auriok Salvagers
Auriok Salvagers
Auriok SalvagersSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
1W: Return target artifact card with a converted mana cost 1 or less, from your graveyard to your hand.
is a decent blocker and has an ability that allows you to return artifacts with converted mana cost equal to or less than 1 from your graveyard to your hand, which includes many pieces of equipment, artifact lands, and probably most notably, Wayfarer's Bauble
Wayfarer's Bauble
Wayfarer's BaubleSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
165
Artist:
Darrel Riche
Text:
2, Tap, Sacrifice Wayfarer's Bauble: Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into plya tapped. Then shuffle your library.
and Conjuror's Bauble. Multiple uses of these artifacts is excellent in limited, as it allows you to secure your mana base and obtain the card advantage.

Constructed Value: 1 - The play value of Auriok Salvagers
Auriok Salvagers
Auriok SalvagersSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
1W: Return target artifact card with a converted mana cost 1 or less, from your graveyard to your hand.
plummets when the card is brought into the world of constructed, as few white decks work with many low-costing artifacts, and the Salvage
Salvage
SalvageSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Take any one card from your graveyard and put that card on the top of your library.
rs are simply not a very practical way to retrieve cards from your graveyard; Eternal Witness
Eternal Witness
Eternal WitnessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Eternal Witness comes into play, return target card from your graveayrd to your hand.
is much more versatile.

Auriok Windwalker
Auriok Windwalker
Auriok WindwalkerSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
5
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Tap: Attach target equipment you control to target creature you control.
3W
Creature: Human Wizard - rare
Flying Tap: Attach target equipment you control to target creature you control.
2/3

Limited Value: 3.5 - Auriok Windwalker
Auriok Windwalker
Auriok WindwalkerSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
5
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Tap: Attach target equipment you control to target creature you control.
has flying, making it more likely to deal direct damage to your opponent, but it also allows you to attach a piece of equipment to a creature you control at instant speed, which can be quite useful. For example, you attack with 2 creatures and your opponent chump-blocks your larger, equipped creature. Before damage is on the stack, Auriok Windwalker
Auriok Windwalker
Auriok WindwalkerSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
5
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Tap: Attach target equipment you control to target creature you control.
can move the equipment to the unblocked creature, maximizing the amount of damage your creature deals.

Limited Value: 1.5 - The largest perk that Auriok Windwalker
Auriok Windwalker
Auriok WindwalkerSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
5
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Tap: Attach target equipment you control to target creature you control.
offers is its ability to attach equipment at instant speed, but Darksteel's Leonin Shikari
Leonin Shikari
Leonin ShikariSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
You may play equip abilities any time you could play an instant.
allows you to move all equipment you control around at instant speed, costs less mana to play and its ability does not require an activation cost, therefore it is the wiser choice when considering which to include in a White Weenie with Equipment deck.

Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.
5W
Instant - rare
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.
into its owner's library.

Limited Value: 4.5 - I believe that Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.
may well be the most powerful representative of the Beacon cycle in limited, and my experiences at the Fifth Dawn prerelease support this statement. I can honestly say the Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.
single-handedly one several of my games, as a sudden boost from 15 to 20 life to 30 to 40 life is quite hard to deal with, especially if the Beacon rears its ugly head later on in the game. I am also partial to Beacon of Creation
Beacon of Creation
Beacon of CreationSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
82
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Put a 1/1 green insect creature token into play for each forest you control. Shuffle Beacon of Creation back into its owner's library instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.
, though during this tournament the white beacon was one of the most powerful cards to be seen.

Constructed Value: 2.5 - I can imagine Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of Immortality
Beacon of ImmortalitySet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
6
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Double target player's life total. Shuffle Beacon of Immortality into its owner's library.
will see some play in G/W decks focusing on creating massive Ageless Entities, though such a deck is far from tier 1, and will see little play if any in serious constructed events.

Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White DawnSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bringer
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
You may pay WUBRG instead of paying Bringer of the White Dawn's mana cost. Trample. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put target artifact card in your graveyard into play.
7WW
Creature: Bringer - rare
You may pay WUBRG instead of paying Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White DawnSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bringer
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
You may pay WUBRG instead of paying Bringer of the White Dawn's mana cost. Trample. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put target artifact card in your graveyard into play.
's mana cost. Trample. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put target artifact card in your graveyard into play.
5/5

Limited Value: 2 - It is my opinion that Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White DawnSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bringer
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
You may pay WUBRG instead of paying Bringer of the White Dawn's mana cost. Trample. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put target artifact card in your graveyard into play.
is the weakest bringer in limited, as a 3/3 or opportunity to gain control of an opponent's creature each turn is more useful in such a combat-based format. Put the fact that it is a little difficult to cast on top of that and you do not have a ground-breaking limited card. I prefer Eternal Witness
Eternal Witness
Eternal WitnessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Eternal Witness comes into play, return target card from your graveayrd to your hand.
to the White Bringer when caring for my card-returning needs.

Constructed Value: 2.5 - There are many combos that exist in the constructed format that would make great use of Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White Dawn
Bringer of the White DawnSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
9
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bringer
Rarity:
R
Number:
7
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
You may pay WUBRG instead of paying Bringer of the White Dawn's mana cost. Trample. At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put target artifact card in your graveyard into play.
(Mindslaver
Mindslaver
MindslaverSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
206
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
4, T, Sacrifice Mindslaver: You control target player's next turn. (You see all cards that player could see and make all decisions for the player. He or she doesn't lose life because of mana burn.)
anyone?), therefore it is a bit more useful, given the right circumstances exist and preparations are made.

Circle of Protection: Artifacts 1W
Enchantment - uncommon
2: The next time an artifact source would deal damage to you this turn, prevent that damage.

Limited Value: 3 - Many of the creatures your opponents will attempt to defeat you with in Mirrodin block limited tournaments are artifact creatures, so Circle of Protection: Artifacts could prove useful. Personally, if I were running white, I might pick one up for a sideboard card, but I don't think it is as effective as good old fashioned removal.

Constructed Value: 2 - Again, CoP: Artifacts is a handy card for completely neutralizing artifact threats that involve dealing damage. Purge
Purge
PurgeSet: Darksteel
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Destroy target artifact creature or black creature. It can't be regenerated.
, Stasis
Stasis
StasisSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Fay Jones
Text:
Players do not get an untap phase. Pay U during your upkeep or Stasis is destroyed; cards still do not untap until the next untap phase.
IENvY29vbg== and Arrest
Arrest
ArrestSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block, and its activated abilities can't be played.
are also very effective ways to prevent artifacts from ruining your day, but the choice of which you use is yours.

Leonin Squire
Leonin Squire
Leonin SquireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Leonin Squire comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
1W
Creature: Cat Soldier - common
When Leonin Squire
Leonin Squire
Leonin SquireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Leonin Squire comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
2/2

Limited Value: 3.5 - Leonin Squire
Leonin Squire
Leonin SquireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Leonin Squire comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
has a good power and toughness to casting cost ratio, making it effective for early game combat. Its ability is similar to that of Auriok Salvagers
Auriok Salvagers
Auriok SalvagersSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
1W: Return target artifact card with a converted mana cost 1 or less, from your graveyard to your hand.
, but it is triggered rather than activated. If you manage to draft/pull a few Leonin Squire
Leonin Squire
Leonin SquireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Leonin Squire comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
s and a few of Fifth Dawn's Baubles, you are in great shape.

Constructed Value: 1.5 - There is simply nothing remarkable about Leonin Squire
Leonin Squire
Leonin SquireSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
9
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Leonin Squire comes into play, return target artifact card from your graveyard with a converted mana cost of 1 or less to your hand.
that gives it a major role in any constructed deck. It could possibly appear in WWE decks that need a way to retrieve destroyed equipment, but this is fairly unlikely.

Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon AnchoriteSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap: Prevent the next two daamage that would be dealt to target creature or player.
2WW
Creature: Elephant
Elephant
ElephantSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Cleric - common
Tap: Prevent the next two damage that would be dealt to target creature or player.
2/3

Limited Value: 2.5 - Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon AnchoriteSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap: Prevent the next two daamage that would be dealt to target creature or player.
is a fairly expensive 2/3 that allows you to prevent up to 2 damage from being dealt to a creature or player, which can be important at times. Overall it is not a very impressive creature to possess, though it can provide a bit of creature insurance in a pinch.

Constructed Value: 1 - Constructed decks would much sooner destroy the source of damage via Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
or another form of removal than use measures of prevention. If by some chance a player were searching for a way to prevent damage, they would rather play a cleric with a low casting cost. Oh well, at least Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon Anchorite
Loxodon AnchoriteSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Tap: Prevent the next two daamage that would be dealt to target creature or player.
is an elephant cleric! Get to work on those elephant decks.

We've made it through the first half of Fifth Dawn's white cards, and unfortunately, very few of them are useful outside of the Limited format. Remember, nearly all magic cards can be put to good use if you support them with the correct cards and strategies. In my next article I will address the play values of all of Fifths Dawn's white cards from Loxodon Stalwart
Loxodon Stalwart
Loxodon StalwartSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Attacking does not cause Loxodon Stalwart to tap. W: Loxodon Stalwart gets +0/+1 until end of turn.
to Vanquish
Vanquish
VanquishSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
20
Text:
Destroy target blocking creature.
in alphabetical order. As always, thank you for reading my work, and enjoy playing with Fifth Dawn.


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