Watcher of the Roost

Watcher of the Roost

Creature — Bird Soldier


Morph—Reveal a white card in your hand. (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for {3}. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

When Watcher of the Roost is turned face up, you gain 2 life.

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Frontier Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal

Watcher of the Roost Discussion

Fantastic_Mr_King on All The Way Turnt Up! (Budget Selesnya Morph)

4 years ago

Thanks for vote pieguy396.

There isn't any room for Hardened Scales. Salt Road Ambushers and Trail of Mystery fill the role of what hardened scales does. Evolving Wilds is perfectly fine here. It thins my deck, searches for the color I need and enables Canopy Vista. Seems good to me. Watcher of the Roost is also a fine card. It gains life, evades and flips itself up for free, which is very relevant with cards like Mastery of the Unseen, Trail of Mystery and Salt Road Ambushers. The card may be weak individually but collectively it is very strong especially in a race. I can't afford DMR. The life gain from Lightform isn't appealing enough for me to add it to the list. I have plenty of ways to gain life and I'd rather play a morph creature. As for Stasis Snare I would add it if it didn't have double mana requirements. But once again not necessary. Between Suspension Field, Silkwrap, Surge of Righteousness, Celestial Flare, and Hidden Dragonslayer I can kill pretty much everything relevant in the meta. I've been playing this list since the beginning of BFZ. It's very strong for what it's worth. You should give it a try.

Pieguy396 on All The Way Turnt Up! (Budget Selesnya Morph)

4 years ago

What about Hardened Scales? Most of your morphs are megamorphs, so they all get an extra counter! Also, Evolving Wilds isn't that strong in a 2-color deck, swap them out with Blossoming Sands, since I'm assuming you can't afford fetches. Also, I get that there aren't that many 3-drop morph cards available to you, but Watcher of the Roost really isn't that good of a card. If this deck wasn't budget, I'd suggest Deathmist Raptors, but...I dunno...Lightform? Stasis Snare? Your pick, I guess.+1