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Awesome red legend. Sometimes it seems like red these days is nothing but burn spells and Goblins... so it's always good to see new cards like this, which add much-needed depth to the color. Urabrask's second ability is something completely new for red, yet still seems like a perfect fit. Very refreshing, and very powerful. A worthy 5/5.
Posted By: wstonefi (8/12/2011 6:19:45 PM)


@Naftal: From the article in question...

"Of all the energies Mirrodin introduced to the Phyrexian ethos, the mana from the red sun has been most challenging, because it's the force that lies behind the concepts of individualism, compassion, emotion, and freedom."

"The mana from the red sun gave rise to Phyrexians who had just a glimmer of concern for other lifeforms—not full-blown compassion, but enough empathy to cause hesitation, a phenomenon more or less alien to Phyrexia."

"Make no mistake—Phyrexia, even when influenced by the red sun, is still a brutal and horrific system. Most Furnace Layer denizens do what they were created to do: tend the molten slag and turn the scraps of Mirrodin into the hellish landscape of New Phyrexia. But the influence of red mana has caused this part of New Phyrexia not to fall in lockstep with the other factions."

I wouldn't say that Urabrask is FULLY compassionate, not yet--you probably at least need a little white to guarantee such (although as ... (see all)
Posted By: SkyknightXi (2/16/2012 1:00:34 PM)


I've definitely noticed Red's trend of cheesy goblins and art-work that doesn't quite hold the same maturity level that the other colours do (not like it needs to but still). Most of the time it just feels like Red is a lot of goofy trolls running around or flying through the air and whatever else and that's been a huge part of why I have had no interest in using red at all.

Urabrask the Hidden truly shows the more mature and badass side of Red. The same goes for creatures like Flameborn Hellion and Scoria Elemental.

Incredible concept-art and a very unique and welcome ability as far as Red is concerned.
Posted By: Dragonshoredreamz (5/5/2013 6:24:07 PM)


This is my favourite card from New Phyrexia, full stop. First, Urabrask's art is incredibly badass, and kind of dragon-like, while maintaining the "oh crap this is a praetor" feel that he should have. Second, his character is awesome. Yeah, he rules the forge, but he almost never speaks, and of all the Phyrexians, he's the one that advocates compassion.

Finally, he is absolutely, ridiculously playable. He absolutely shuts down games. And what's more, Johnny, Timmy, and Spike all love him. They knocked this guy out of the park.

Long live Phyrexia! Or, at least, the Quiet Furnace. :P
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (9/21/2011 8:30:32 PM)


I literally bought every New Phyrexia pack just to pull this guy. Never got him but my friends gave me the first one they pulled cause they knew how much i wanted it. Love his flavor, his cost, his abilities. My favorite red card ever
Posted By: LordofLiege (4/14/2012 10:40:22 PM)


The story posted today exhibited Urabrask and instantly he becomes the most unique Praetor of them all. Red is the mana of aggression but also of emotions such as anger and compassion. Red Phyrexians gain the ability to 'feel' and their Praetor decided to leave the Mirrans alone.

A wonderful combination, Phyrexians of the most aggressive color yet they are the most merciful. Red Mercy, who would've thought? Kudos to the developers.
Posted By: Cyberium (5/3/2011 11:41:13 PM)


It's weird to think that this guy is the "good" praetor when he looks like something that burst out of John Hurt's chest.

Jin-Gitaxias looks like something even Dr. Frankenstein would have nightmares about. Vorinclex looks like he would gobble you up without even noticing you were on his way. Sheoldred has a mouth full of sharp teeth where her *** should be, and (perhaps most disturbing of all) Elesh Norn looks like Lady Gaga.

There are no good-looking Praetors.
Posted By: Arachnos (6/12/2013 4:43:10 PM)


I've been a Magic fan for many years, but I decided to make my account after I saw this card.
Epic art. Truly epic.
Posted By: Urabrask_the_Hidden (4/29/2011 1:13:02 AM)


It's weird to think that this guy is the "good" praetor when he looks like something that burst out of John Hurt's chest.
Posted By: EyeballFrog (3/27/2012 8:46:04 PM)


Great effects for reasonable costs. I approve. What gets me is the flavor text. Urabrask seems to be atleast neutral towards the Mirrans. Can't wait for the article on the Red Phyrexian faction to find out why. My theory involves red's connection to freedom and the resistance against overwhelming order. Urabrask might look upon the Mirrans as doing just that, and so have pity on them, as long as they don't get the way of his work.
Posted By: Raikoo (4/28/2011 4:30:11 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!