This is the first bestow creature that seems playable. He has solid stats and has a relevant keyword (flash). The bestow cost is fair IMO. He is a creature first and an enchantment second, like all the Bestow cards so far. Throwing down an P/T pumping enchantment at instant speed can lead to some devastating plays. The more tramplers and evasion creatures you pack, the better his bestow becomes. He is a respectable role player in any deck trying to hit X devotion. He plays nicely with Burning-Tree Emissary. He blocks Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Loxodon Smiter, and a handful of other creatures successfully. I don't expect him to survive after blocking most often, but that's not his purpose. He is a surprise blocker like Plumeveil, and an aggressive beater. That's an unusual combination, but Wolfir Avenger did fit that same role.
All together, I really like the card. It isn't Scavenging Ooze level powerful, but it is a good card that has potential. I see his bestow cost in a similar way that I saw Dreg Mangler's Scavenge cost. It won't always be useful, but when it is, it will still wins out of nowhere.
A wrath evading 4/2 or a permanent +4/+2 at instant speed that gives you a 4/2 creature should your target die either before it becomes enchanted or after? Obviously crap...
Seriously sometimes people here really make me wonder.
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What. This guy is rare? I thought it was uncommon or something. lol Crap rares raining on us this week
Anyways, I like it that is gives Domri decks an option to Bestow your mana dorks.
Crap rare? It's super versatile, a mono-G Turn // Burn:
GG3: destroy target attacking ot blocking creature. You lose a creature and get a 4/2 (if your creature was gonna die in combat and you made it a trade).
GG3: Bloodrush kind of ability that doesn't end at EOT, and leaves a 4/2 when creature dies. (if you do this on an unblocked creature, or to avoid a trade).
And all with flash.
I absolutely love this card and I think it will be played very heavily. I think that the main use will be using it as a beater. Following an attack from an opponent on their turn 3-4, you end their turn with this guy. He seems bonkers considering his pseudo haste like resto angel. He has many of the same uses as resto albeit not quite as good (you also have to consider he is green, where restos abilities wouldn't fit at all). He is a pseudo haste swinger, but swings in for 1 more, but he is more fragile and doesn't fly. He can respond to a swing for pseudo removal, but he will probably die. He can bestow onto a creature and save them from removal, but only burn spells or -x/-x abilities. As for the dodging burn spells part, he also pumps your dude permanently AND turns into a creature after death which means it will take 2 removal spells after the first one he stopped to get rid of him completely.
Obviously I'm a newb (post count) but here are my thoughts:
1) Worse case scenario it's 4/2 for 3 mana.
2) You can bestow a creature that's blocking a bigger creature (requires you to have 5 mana)
3) You can bestow a creature that attacked and is being blocked by something bigger (requires you to attack with 5 mana open which is not too hard).
Even if the creature you bestow on is removed before the bestow resolves you still get a 4/2 creature.
I think that's enough to make this card worth at least a few bucks and get played here and there (I think that most people are put off by it because all the other bestow creatures are garbage).
Of course Boon Satyr had to be a rare due to its complexity. The power of a card, which is, in large part, a subject concept, isn't the only the consideration when pegging rarities to cards.
If this were an uncommon, with the bar quite high then, what might constitute a rare?
You should know that that is really pushing it; it is not a vanilla for 1GG, for which a 4/3 or even a 4/4 might be, or become, acceptable.
This is actually pretty well designed card and I like it.
The bar is PRETTY damn low, so no I would have no problem with this being an uncommon. Avenger survives anything with the "can't be regenerated" clause. As for the same mana cost can be used as a green doomblade by flashing in and then regenerate at 5. I do like however that the bestow isn't that overcosted compared to the rest.
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To the people that say that a card needs to be a higher rarity because of Limited... I hate you guys so much. I present to you with this.