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Build around this guy in your draft deck, and he's basically Overrun, otherwise known as big-spell-that-ends-the-game. Not to be overrated. And a 3/5 flier for 6 isn't the worst rate by itself.

That said, while playable, it's never really exciting.
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (4/24/2013 8:22:02 AM)


A decent finisher in limited.
Posted By: whoiam (4/27/2013 8:47:33 AM)


Too many crappy cycles in this deck. Gives me the feeling they were just looking for cheap fillers because they ran out of ideas.
Posted By: majinara (4/24/2013 12:12:35 AM)


Everyone kept calling this a bomb in my bombless Simic/Izzit deck. I was always happy to draw it, just for the toughness.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (4/28/2013 5:01:16 AM)


IMO, usefulness with each guild.

Izzet: Its ability is variable with your deck. If you're going straight-up spellcaster, it's quite obviously useless. However, if you have things like Tenement Crashers and Cobblebrutes, it'll be a great alternative to burn.

Dimir: Amazing. More evasion for your creatures, and, by extension, Cipher. Goes great.

Azorius: It seems like almost all of their creatures have flying already. Their keyrune even has it. Not the best because its purpose is fulfilled already, but it's still pretty good.

Simic: Like Maze Behemoth, its purpose is fulfilled by Crowned Ceratok and Sapphire Drake already, which are lower cost and have a better creature for the price.
Posted By: Mistralis (5/14/2013 8:02:27 PM)


It really the only of it's cycle that actually looks like an elemental. I feel the other four could have a second tpe (Maze Behemoth could be an elemental beast, Maze Abomination be an Elemental Horror, and so on.)

@Mistralis, Tenement Crashers and Cobblebrutes would not be granted flying by this card. In fact, I can't really think of any powerful multicolored Izzet card that doesn't already have flying.
Posted By: DaLucaray (5/18/2013 6:35:44 PM)


This card is probably a little too expensive for what it does, but it certainly has its place. Swapped Skygames out of my Dimir for this because Skygames can only be activated as a sorcery, whereas this can be permanent flying to a good portion of my creatures... like the Consuming Aberration
Posted By: LadyDimir (6/6/2013 3:00:28 AM)


@DaLucaray: Nivix Cyclops? Also, I could kind of see this being an Illusion, although Elemental does fit it a bit better.

@Mistralis: What kind of Izzet deck is it if it has Tenement Crasher and Cobblebrute? Those are about as far from Izzet philosophy, mechanic, and playstyle-wise as you can get.
Posted By: EvilDarkVoid (6/12/2013 5:07:21 PM)


This card kind of sucks, but the artwork on the foil version is so beautiful. I have one and it's one of my favorite cards to look at.
Posted By: Opeth2010 (9/9/2013 12:20:00 AM)


I can't bring myself to play this thing. I don't have enough non-flier creatures in my Izzet deck to make this guy worth it. So I basically have to deal with a 3/5 flier for 6 mana. That's suicidal. Give me hypersonic drgon or even fluxcharger any day and I'll find a slot for them.
Posted By: Modernloki21 (9/13/2013 3:57:13 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!