Still, this card's upside makes it very similar to a card called Benevolent Bodyguard, an older card which was reprinted in Eternal Masters. That creature could sacrifice himself to give any creature protection from the color of your choice until end of turn.
Which is better: Benevolent Bodyguard or Dauntless Bodyguard? It’s pretty easy to say that Benevolent Bodyguard, even as a 1/1, is the better, more versatile creature. But while Dauntless Bodyguard isn't quite as good as that Pauper white weenie staple, this uncommon creature is still very playable. This is definitely a card you want to collect in playsets.
Dauntless Bodyguard has seen some Standard play, such as in some builds of White/Black Vehicles and White Weenie. As a card that most players will buy four copies of at a time, buylists have paid as much as $0.08 a copy. Being a solid turn-one play with 2 power and upside, this is a good uncommon with a fair amount of demand.