Following on from yesterdays post regarding the elusive Blue 1-drop flyer, I thought I would continue this theme with the White 1-Drop Flyer. So, here is the list I attempted to put together:
- Glint Hawk
- Suntail Hawk
- Tethered Griffin
- Golden Glow Moth
- Lantern Kami
Well, once again the list was rather difficult to put together (I didn’t include those creatures where flying was an optional ability). As you can see, from above, there are infact only 5 1-drop White flyers in the history of MTG, so far. Maybe it would be better to list top 8 – White 1-Drop Weenies. I expect to get a better list so hear goes:
- Loam Lion (white creature, but, you need to have green to benifit from the ability)
- Student Of Warfare
- Isamaru, Hound of Konda
- Mother of Runes
- Champion of the Parish
- Doomed Traveler
- Deftblade Elite
- Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Interesting list. Hmm, I have a nice shiney foil of Mikaeus in my From The Vaults: Legends box set.
It’s been a while since I have posted, as I have been working on other Magic related stuff. But, I now hope to integrate everything MTG related together a lot better so I should be posting here a lot more in future.
To start things off I am going to do a post regarding those most elusive of creatures the blue flying weenie. So here is my top 8 list of fave blue 1-drop flyers:
- Zephyr Sprite – Magic 2010
- Flying Men – Arabian Nights, Time Spiral “Timeshifted”
- Shrieking Drake – Visions
- Mothdust Changeling – Morningtide
- Skywatcher Adept – Rise of the Eldrazi
- Spindrift Drake – Stronghold
- Caller of Gales – Zendikar
- Cloud Pirates – Portal
Ok, so the list is rather tame. Well not much to work with in this area, it seems that 1-drop flyers in blue are not a really hot commodity. So, lets take a less selective view, perhaps just 1-drop creatures in blue:
- Hedron Crab – Zendikar
- Delver of Secrets – Innistrad
- Vedalken Certarch – Scars of Mirrodin
- Kraken Hatchling – Zendikar
- Phantasmal Bear – Magic 2012
- Cursecatcher – Shadowmoor
- Cosi’s Trickster – Zendikar
- Zephyr Sprite – Magic 2010
That’s more like it. Guess it illustrates why having ‘ground troops’ is so important in a mono-blue deck were you are choosing to run more costly blue flyers, if you want something solid to deal with an early threat.
I think my favourite stage of any set release is when it finally appears on The Gatherer database. This normally occurs just prior to the Pre-release.
I am not to sure when M12 appeared in the last few days, but it is there now. Yes, I always get very excited thinking about all the wonderful card searches I can do.
Land fixing that can go in any colour deck, we have Solemn Simulacrum reprinted for M12. This first appeared in Mirrodin and recently appeared in Commander.
Card Name: Armageddon
Mana Cost: 3W (CMC:4)
Card Text: Destroy all lands.
Expansions: Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Revised, Fourth Edition, Fifth Edition, Classic Sixth Edition, Starter 1999, Portal, Portal Second Age, Masters Edition, Masters Edition IV.
Artist: Jesper Myrfors
Combo suggestion(s): Wrath Of God + Ghostaway or Wrath of God + Barren Glory + ‘no cards in your hand’