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everyone went apeshit over this card the first month after alliances came out. then, they played a couple of games with it...

at the time red didn't have any really good ways to draw cards, so this card ran out of favor really fast. losing extra cards when you're playing a lot of burn basically isn't an option, AND the discard is random. RANDOM. also, necropotence was stomping all over every deck that wasn't running necropotence, drawing a shitload of cards every turn, and dropping sengir vampires on turn 3.
Posted By: gasimakos1 (5/1/2011 9:58:29 PM)


the great thing about this card was that it was (I think) the second 4 cmc to cast 5/5 creature, many compared it to Juzam Djinn when it came out. Since then other 4 to cast 5/5's have been created
Rathi Dragon and Emperor Crocodile to name a couple older ones, theres a new Juzam style sliver and there's even a 4 to cast 8/8 in red now... 4 to cast 5/5's just aren't as hard to find as they used to be...

I still think it's a great card though.

Posted By: bhunji42 (10/7/2009 11:37:55 AM)


Put this into your red madness deck today and watch.
Posted By: tavaritz (5/30/2011 5:05:20 PM)


We all went wild over this guy (5/5 for 4! 5/5 for 4!) and Diminishing Returns (draw 7 for 4! draw 7 for 4!) back when Alliances first came out. And also Force of Will, though wicked combo wasn't so prevalent at the time (FoW was basically the anti-Necropotence card).
Posted By: Salient (8/26/2011 12:20:41 AM)


Everyone's said it already, this was hailed as the new Juzam and was THE chase rare initially.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (3/1/2012 11:07:41 PM)


this card was the chase rare when the set came out...it actually took a while before people discovered FoW
Posted By: Moxen (2/1/2010 8:35:56 PM)


Really good, whats one card when you have a 5/5 on the board third turn?
Posted By: niallcmurray86 (7/31/2010 7:42:07 PM)


Inquest magazine (the source of all young Magicians' knowledge back then) boldly heralded this as the new Juzam and the best card in Alliances. Inquest was quick to lose all their credibility.
Posted By: scumbling1 (3/6/2011 6:35:46 PM)


This card is a bit like a star basketball player in college, who got drafted amid lots of buzz, going on to a disappointing pro career. It's well-documented why RANDOM discard on yourself, in a color poor in card drawing (especially at the time) is bad, so I'll talk about the other aspects of this card.

I for one actually enjoy the Erg Raiders-esque flavor of it. A bunch of barbarians you can call to your side cheaply, get riled up, but then have to appease to keep them fighting for you. Mechanically, more recent card, Cragganwick Cremator, seems to have drawn its inspiration from this famous red creature of old, instead providing a perk for the discard, instead of using it purely as a drawback. It turned a dreaded, potentially game-breaking drawback to a hope that you will discard Draco and possibly kill your opponent.
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/5/2013 8:34:36 AM)


It hit $20 shortly after the set came out, hailed as the new Juzam Djinn. Just checked eBay, you can get 4 for $5 now. Meanwhile, Force of Will is now $65-70. People eventually realized the card disadvantage is too severe.
Posted By: Technetium (5/1/2013 11:19:56 AM)


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