Tweet! Another beautifully illustrated critter. Miner’s Canary seems slightly playable in constructed decks that need an early defensive flyer. It successfully blocks the likes of a certain skillful commando for one thing.
But ultimately this is probably more of an “ok” draft pick. In general it seems like a decent enough card, if a bit unexciting.
While it makes sense to me that the earliest spoilers for a new set would be modest in terms of power level, I can’t help but feel like there is a missed opportunity here.
Why not somehow relate Miner’s Canary to the foreboding “Canary in a Coalmine“? Surely this is where the inspiration for the name comes from.
Seems like a flavor fail to not include a special ability that goes along with the theme of a doomed bird whose death foreshadows a dangerous threat, something like – “Entomb: You see the top card of each deck this turn.”