Squadron Hawk


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Squadron Hawk

Creature — Bird


When Squadron Hawk enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to three cards named Squadron Hawk, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Squadron Hawk Discussion

Landonius on Duplicate Friends

4 weeks ago

Blue_Flame Thanks for the upvote! I was glad I found Folk Medicine too, it can really end up being a blowout against a lot of aggro decks.

As far as Evolving Wilds and Ash Barrens go, I see your point. I might rather just play some Blossoming Sands instead so I can gain a little bit more life and even gain some value with Selesnya Sanctuary returning them to my hand if I get desperate. Is there a reason I’d want either of the cards you mentioned over Blossoming Sands ?

And great point about Electrickery , I’ll definitely look into some sideboard options for that. I do notice that it would only affect Squadron Hawk and Elvish Visionary (which I don’t really care about dying, so I’m not sure if it would be that devastating. But I’ll definitely take another look at the sideboard.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

5dollarMTG on $5 Budget Birds

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions lagotripha. Judge's Familiar is a great budget card; you could easily run that instead of Healer's Hawk . Thrummingbird is a good card too but I think I prefer Squadron Hawk here for going wide.

Kjartan on Get A Life

1 month ago

I think you can do better than all those gain-life then draw spells.

Some good creatures like Ranger-Captain of Eos or Resplendent Angel or Squadron Hawk or Martyr of Sands good do better for you in a deck that wants creatures to ETB.

kamarupa on Agro blue/white flying deck

1 month ago

I've really enjoyed Dovin, Grand Arbiter in my Azorious weenie fliers deck. I've also found Always Watching to be very strong and worth the space and mana. Pride of the Clouds is really good, too, but almost too good because it's such an obvious target. Same thing with Sephara, Sky's Blade . Faerie Seer is worth considering, as is Segovian Angel and Squadron Hawk . The Hawks are very strong in my deck, acting as a sort of draw card. Immortal Servitude is also pretty great, often bringing 4 or more 1CMC creatures back from the graveyard for 4.

I think you should try to upgrade the mana-base a bit, or even add in 4x dual-color tap-lands. The mana chart shows that this is blue heavy, so at the least, probably 12 Islands and 8 Plains would help a bit.

Healer's Hawk is awesome. It's got such great value! Windstorm Drake , on the other hand, seems pretty clunky for 5.

I think it will be worth it to cut back you creature count to 24, thereby reducing the deck to 60 cards total, and opening up a few added spots for disruption spells like Negate or Reprobation . Of the creatures here, I think the best are Faerie Miscreant and Healer's Hawk, because both have such strong value for only 1CMC. Next I like with Empyrean Eagle or Thunderclap Wyvern combo-ed with Warden of Evos Isle, but probably not both. Spirit of the Spires, Sprite Noble, and Windstorm Drake seem like the weakest links, costing a lot of mana for less good payoffs. Cloudfin Raptor isn't very strong in my mind either, but at 1CMC, it's an ok choice. I think the aggro strategy will work best when it hits the fastest, so keeping the CMC down to 1-2 for most the creatures is going to get more wins. As it is right now, CMC-wise, it would probably work better with 2-4 more lands.

lagotripha on Get A Life

2 months ago

Traditionally these lists run Martyr of Sands and Soul's Attendant . The old school variants used Squadron Hawk for bigger martyrs, most modern lists are red/white for Norin the Wary / Genesis Chamber .

Ranger of Eos / Ranger-Captain of Eos are powerful tools to put a lot of lifegain creatures on the board. Black white 'pay life'/ Children of Korlis is a thing. Condemn plays nice with alternative wincons. Essence Warden and cards like Weather the Storm point towards a green list, which would likely run some newer token-generation like Haazda Marshal & Legion's Landing  Flip.

Finally, stoneforge getting unbanned means that turn three Batterskull is on the menu, but also Sword of Light and Shadow .

Have fun brewing- martyr proc/soul sisters is a classic which deserves to be back in the meta.

lagotripha on Cats Company

2 months ago

If you are doing the fetch plan and skipping arbiter, you need Steppe Lynx . Since this lets you push the curve a lot lower, it makes loam lion a stronger option too.

Leonin Relic-Warder can be extra copies of pridemage if your meta needs it, Scythe Tiger is a cool choice for control matchups- forcing a wrath is well worth a land.

Ajani's Pridemate points to a lifegain stratgy, but there isn't much else offering that. If there was a Squadron Hawk for cats or similar reliable lifgain, soul-sisters cats would be a thing.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Let's talk Caw Blade in ...

2 months ago

Spell Queller is good if you want to play tempo and awful if you want to beat control. Translation: It's amazing against Tron (especially if you snag a Karn or Oblivion Stone ), but awful against UW Control and Jund. They can remove it easily, and when they do they get the double-whammy of the 2nd card. I figured this out a few months ago when testing a modern Esper blade deck.

Don't play Squadron Hawk . That card is a standard-caliber card. Hot garbage on a good day. There are better value cards out there.

Icbrgr on Let's talk Caw Blade in ...

2 months ago

I think I picture a tempo/weenie build... like combining how merfolk/illusions play with some silver bullet options that white gives.... Remand / Mana Leak and Vapor Snag /Dispell with maybe Rebuff the Wicked / Brave the Elements / Emerge Unscathed ..I mainly advocate for Squadron Hawk for the decks namesake but there certainly is power with the psuedo draw/deckthinning hawks provide.

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