Lu Xun, Scholar General is one of several hard to find "Magic: The Gathering" cards from "Portal Three Kingdoms" being reprinted in Wizards of the Coast's upcoming "Commander (2013 Edition)." Featured in the "Evasive Maneuvers" deck, Lu Xun, Scholar General boasts a form of evasion found on just a handful of creatures in the game: Horsemanship.
Lu Xun, Scholar General - 2UU
Legendary Creature - Human Soldier (Rare)
Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)
Whenever Lu Xun, Scholar General deals combat damage to an opponent you may draw a card.
Lu Xun, Scholar General is a strict upgrade to Thieving Magpie. That's because there's many cards with flying, can block flyers, or kill them. The same just isn't true for horsemanship, and obscure ability found only on creatures in "Portal Three Kingdoms." What's even more odd is that creatures with flying can't block creatures with horsemanship. Last time we checked, dragons can eat horses so why can't they eat a person riding a horse?
As a legendary creature Lu Xun, Scholar General can be your commander, although there are several better mono-blue options to choose from. That isn't to say Lu Xun, Scholar General isn't a powerful creature though. He's makes fun addition to any commander deck, allowing you to slowly gain card advantage each turn. Don't forget that Lu Xun, Scholar General counts as both a Human and a Soldier, letting it be abused by cards that care about those creature subtypes.
How will you use Lu Xun, Scholar General?
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