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I can just imagine the earth splitting and rising up with an upward swing of Dakkon's sword; a mighty deluge, manifesting from the sky, crashing down with a downward stroke. His enemies, when struck with Dakkon's sword, are not sliced in twain; rather, the absolute force of his swing obliterates them completely upon impact. Whenever I read the flavor text for Command Tower, I look at Dakkon and say to myself, "Yes, I would follow that man. I'd follow him to Hell and face it's endless demon-hordes until the ends of eternity, should he only ask it of me."

Dakkon Blackblade is so awesome. An innocuous general who won't make anyone target you immediately. The best part about him is that he just keeps getting bigger. I actually want to draw land late game with Dakkon at the helm.
Posted By: ThinkOriginal (3/9/2013 11:33:09 PM)


My favorite multicolored creature ever. Best flavor text ever. Run him in a Blue/Black/White artifact deck I made from the Alara Block. He's the only non-alara card in their. Just couldn't resist, and when he drops, he usually drops around 9/9 and then I stick a Sword of Vengence on him and good times are had.
Posted By: AngelPhoenix (5/26/2011 7:40:58 AM)


One of the best Legendary creature from the Legends set. Interesting, yet underpowered while compared to his successor, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade.
Posted By: Curious_Homarid (9/22/2011 10:15:56 AM)


@SavageBrain89: Just look at him. He looks like he's made of coral, covered in swampy goo, and may have once been a knight of some renown. Therefore White Blue Black.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/17/2010 5:14:42 PM)


Agreed, his ability is colour-weird for today's standards. and I can think of *other* 6/6's for 6cc that were printed in m11 that also have relevant abilties. Still, a cl@ssic card with great art.
Posted By: justicarphaeton (10/24/2010 1:39:24 PM)


@SavageBrain89: Also there's the fact that Dakkon was turning the land to his will for well over a decade before this puny "Es-per" you speak of was introduced to the game.

The meanings of the colours were defined and pinned down much more rigidly in that 14 year period, as were the ways they're allowed to be expressed in cardstock. Dakkon laughs at your "color pie" and quite possibly crushes it underfoot.

My point is he's from the old days of Magic when random new ideas were still being tested out and explored. Maybe if things had gone differently he'd seem like the template for many cards that followed. As it is, he's indeed pretty much one of a kind.
Posted By: nibelheim_valesti (6/23/2010 3:11:30 PM)


We reference the Alara pie slices because its a mouthful to say he's a white blue black legend who should be a black red green legend or any other time we want to reference three ally colors. Between players who know the differences between sets this is fine, but it should obviously be avoided with new players.
Context is important here, because he is Esper in color, but wholly unique in flavor.

Dakkon is one of my oldest and most mysterious cards. Mysterious because I have no idea where I got him from. I'm finally getting around to making an EDH deck around him with tactical control and beat down.
Posted By: Bandswithother (11/21/2010 1:09:18 PM)


Nagoragama, those names were created so that players would have something to refer to the colour combination by. Same for the Ravnica guilds.
Posted By: Henrietta (9/16/2011 6:40:14 PM)



Don't make that mistake. The color pie does not follow Alara; Alara follows the color pie, and even then, the color pie has changed a lot over the years. This is what it was; and it's good, for what it is. Alara has nothing to do with how cards were made 15 years ago, and rightly shouldn't. Again, don't make the mistake most new players do. It's not very becoming.
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (11/22/2011 10:18:29 AM)


Armored Ascension, Nightmare, and Serpent of the Endless Sea. Every color cares about lands.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (11/22/2012 7:42:55 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!