Magic:the Gathering - Savannah Lions VS Figure of Destiny

Philippines
November 25, 2008 10:56pm CST
In a battle for a a slot in an extended boros deck with lightning helix, isochron scepters, jitte's and stuffs.. The slot for the early drop white creature stands unsolved. contender savannah lions - 2/1 creature (classic 1 drop for white) challenger figure of destiny - becomes 2/2, 4/4 then 8/8 from eventide what are your views on this matter?..
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@Bionicman (3964)
• Czech Republic
26 Nov 08
Simple 2/1 versus 1/1 with great ability to grow isn't much of a dilemma in my book. I'd certainly go with Figure cause it won't be useless in late game. And if you play RW, there's another reason to choose it.
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
hehe.. yes all of those are great advantages of Figure of destiny. Yet, in the older formats, say in turns 2 and 3 wherein you need to activate FOD's ability, you will be tapped out and be wasting your turn in case the opponent kills the fod before its ability resolves... likewise, your opponents can kill you in 1 turn in combo decks if you are tapped out.. once the fod pumps, it becomes a "must kill" target to your opponent and the tendency is, it cannot deal any damage for 2 mana (1 mana CC, 1 mana activation).. on the other hand, since the savannah lions has no surprise activated abilty, the opponent generally ends up taking 2.. then again, I myself am routing for Figure of destiny, with hopes that I can survive a long game.. and that savannah lions is useless after 4 or 5 turns..
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• United States
7 Jan 09
I would say that I think generically FoD is a better card but maybe in your deck you would be rather playing other spells when FoD would be wanting pumping. So if your deck would rather be playing spells the turns after playing FoD instead of pumping it than you should be running the lions. They are also much cheaper right now.