I have seen the monument in play today, I drafted a Selesnya deck with it. Was pretty solid. Turn 3 Monument, turn 4 Elite Scaleguard, followed by turn 5 two dudes and turn 6 Overrun was pretty good. I think the thing is worth it, especially because the tokens have vigilance. Also makes for fun combos with Kor Skyfisher and Stonecloaker for those that still play him. Also combos well with Bramblewood Paragon and Mardu Woe-Reaper.
Basically just a speed bump/curve filler... but that's not a bad thing. It's a 2-drop in blue that can trade with a 3/2 attacker. Sadly not many other playable cards can do that... Skyship Plunderer and Azure Mage and the Death-Parrot, but what else?
It's also OK in blue aggro. Nice that it can actually hold equipment.
holds off any lions or grizzlys no problem and can come back for an almost reasonable embalm cost. its basically the biggest body blue can get out of 2 mana so it works surprisingly well in any theater, even in aggro as a filler 2 drop.
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