[M13 - ICD] Captain's Call

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Captain's Call
3W
Sorcery
Common
Put three 1/1 white soldier creature tokens onto the battlefield
C# 9/249


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Well that isn't very good at all!
This card should have existed for always.
Loving that art.

This card should have existed for always.


Better late than never.
seems alright.
Too expensive to see a deck I think.  But it should be nice for Limited!
A long time ago this would have been insane.
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It's a nice, simple effect and the cost seems about right. Not quite good enough to compete with all the other token makers we have in Standard right now, but in a vacuum the cost is right.
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Pretty much par for a common. Attended Knight (common 2/2 first strike + 1/1 for 2W) is better value, but 4 mana is hardly prohibitive for 3 power and toughness in limited, conveniently spread across 3 bodies. Hill Giant is still playable after all.
The type of token is important though. This still might see use in decks where Soldier matters (decks using Captain Of The Watch)
The type of token is important though. This still might see use in decks where Soldier matters (decks using Captain Of The Watch)



Not to mention Odric, who likes having at least three out. It's a two-card combo with him. Nice.
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with this card now set it looks like Timely Reinforcements is out. I think Timely was better personally too.
Seems like a decent card for limited probably not constructed playable though.

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Seems fine to me.  1 mana more then Thatcher Revolt to keep the tokens.
Yep...straight-up limited fodder.
Just goes to show how nuts Spectral Procession was.

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with this card now set it looks like Timely Reinforcements is out. I think Timely was better personally too.

I liked it too, but it's kinda a weird card.  I can understand why it only got printed once.
Seems fine to me.  1 mana more then Thatcher Revolt to keep the tokens.

But without haste.

Not to mention Odric, who likes having at least three out. It's a two-card combo with him. Nice.



Yeah, Odric is very probably why we get this instead of Raise the Alarm or something.

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I wish this was an instant. It definitely looks pretty bad when compared to Lingering Souls.
No Timely Reinforcements? Well I guess Lingering Souls is enough as an aggro killer....

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No Timely Reinforcements? Well I guess Lingering Souls is enough as an aggro killer....



Huh? I was under the impression that Lingering Souls is the driving force behind token aggro.

That said, this is a very good card, but easy to overlook because of it's place on the curve. Infact, this creates a full scale of cards that split into 3/4 in :W: This can create an engine that defines many different forms of control or slow aggro decks.
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A long time ago this would have been insane.



How long are we talking here?

 I mean, Patagia Viper was decent, but only really saw fringe play.  And it's better.  I didn't really watch formats pre Mirrodin/Kamigawa, though.  (Kamigawa did have Promise of Bunrei, of course, which is a lot better than this card).

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Getting out a bunch of tokens and pumping them all to massive sizes was always a fun casual strategy but there weren't usually enough cards in a single standard to support it. (Though killing people with eldrazi spawns and lavafume invoker was hilarious). Recently R&D decided to let standard players in on the fun and now they're making a decent common spell so limited players can get in on it too. I wonder if there's any chance of an uncommon Honor of the Pure to support this?
The important part here is the typing of the token obviously. I'm not to thrilled that "soldiers" cost so much. Eh but that is what happens when you have to have soldiers and not knights.
The important part here is the typing of the token obviously. I'm not to thrilled that "soldiers" cost so much. Eh but that is what happens when you have to have soldiers and not knights.



I think they're committed to making knights bigger than soldiers whenever possible.
The important part here is the typing of the token obviously. I'm not to thrilled that "soldiers" cost so much. Eh but that is what happens when you have to have soldiers and not knights.



I think they're committed to making knights bigger than soldiers whenever possible.



I was actually not talking mana cost. I was being snide that soldiers are for hire and knights are sworn to you by their honor(usually).

horrible wording on my part.
Ah.
Captain of the Watch

Captain's Call

Coincidence?



Hmmmmm....

I think we're on to something.
with this card now set it looks like Timely Reinforcements is out. I think Timely was better personally too.


Better? Yes. But it blanks so many decks that it sucks having it in the environment. Remove it and aggro might stand a chance against Delver (and that's a "might").
No Timely Reinforcements? Well I guess Lingering Souls is enough as an aggro killer....



Huh? I was under the impression that Lingering Souls is the driving force behind token aggro.


But it's also the universal speed bump for any deck using white and black, which is a lot of Esper control decks. That's a lot of chump blockers for a small investment.
I don't even play tokens and I know this thing is bad. 
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