Quote from nicolarrebut he IS good, and will protect you from whatever deck that runs God/Damn as main deck.
Control decks not always have spot removals, so playing him as main will probably cripple your oponent in the first game. Sure, then he`ll sideboard some Sudden Deaths, but he is wasting deck slots just to deal with that one creatuer
Quote from Wildfire393Except if you play the 10/2 championing your harbinger, you can keep getting another one when the first one dies. This, along with the greater elementals, mana acceleration/fixing, and the duality of evoke spells gives elementals a HUGE staying power, greater than treefolk in my opinion.
Quote from Intentionally WrongAssuming you have 4 each of the Tomb, the Magus, and the Specter, your chances of drawing all three are, like, 1 in 20. (I calculated this on p. 6 of this thread, but my numbers were skewed upward by counting Swamps as well.)
A deck that's designed around a 3-card combo that comes up in one of every 20 games played is a bad deck. Any card looks awesome when you invent the perfect situation for it--the second-turn play is not the situation to evaluate this card in, though.