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Valorous Stance

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Valorous Stance

We have the first spoiler from Fate Reforged and it's not a bad one at all. There probably isn't much financial relevance here, but it's a very solid piece of removal indeed. In limited, this will be best against the slower clans, but the indestructibility can help you win trades against faster ones provided you have a blocker to wager. Cards that have multiple modes are always good and this is no exception. This is obviously very good in Limited, but I don't know whether it will be maindeckable in Standard. It's great for smacking down a Courser of Kruphix or Wingmate Roc, but it's a bit narrow. Still, having the indestructibility mode may make it usable in a UW heroic shell or something. All I know is that I'm happy spoiler season is here again.

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4 thoughts on “Valorous Stance

    1. I could see first-picking this in a pack with a weak rare. It’s a very powerful counterspell against removal, combat trick to stifle an attempt on their part to trade and it is also removal against large creatures. It’s 2 cards in 1 and either of the two cards are one that would win games in limited

  1. They could’ve just made this toughness 3 or greater 🙁 U/W Heroic could sure use a good answer to Mantis Rider (which will not be dead to other matchups because of the indestructibility mode). But yea, this sure is a premium uncommon that one could draft multiples

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