If ever a sword were going to hit on the correct vectors to make it relevant in vintage this might be it.
Protection protect is from Jace bounce, Swords, being blocked by Mentor and tokens, Delvers, Snapcasters, etc
+2+2 likely puts it out of bolt range (you probably tutored this with stoneforge right)
Ability makes it an unavoidable clock and makes your walkers get bigger.
Probably won't see play but I wonder if we get a whole cycle now?