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A creature that regularly sees play in Vintage deserves respect, and this guy is great no matter where you play him.
Posted By: Continue (8/27/2013 2:22:47 PM)


Great flavour: it just pounces on anything throwing off mana energy, rips it to shreds, and feeds. Pretty great ability for the cost, too.

As for the art...well, it looks less amateurish than the original offering, but doesn't capture well what it's meant to *be*. As has already been said, this looks more like a drake. Or some flying dino-manta-ray. Of course, it does have to fly, so it has to be aerodynamic, and that's going to cause some aesthetic similarities to other creatures.
Posted By: Reliquium (9/30/2013 7:53:28 PM)


2/3 Flyer for 3 is pretty on curve in my opinion. Hosing an array of problem cards so you can free up main-deck slots or perform better game-1 is also nice. Evasion is nasty for planeswalkers as well as he becomes a must-answer card or the 'walker won't get to do much.

This guy happens to be good on D as well, eating up valuable tempo if played in Control or if you happen to be the control deck in the current matchup.
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/17/2013 2:21:23 PM)


Ah, my namesake! I have mixed feelings about the art - it's less alien and weird than the old art, and looks more like a drake than a biological mutant. I do like the scenery, the eagle-ray-like wings, and the gills on the stomach, but I think I prefer the original art.

As for what this creature does? A 2/3 flier with the option of destroying artifacts or enchantments, all for 1GreenBlue? Solid.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (6/4/2013 3:24:42 PM)


This is the Vampire Nighthawk of Simic. Perhaps even better.
Posted By: CapnEvander (11/22/2013 8:41:46 PM)


5/5 because they kept the Simic watermark XD makes up for Cartel Aristocrat haha.
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (6/6/2013 11:14:32 PM)


One reason I'm buying into Modern Masters is so I can get lots of good EDH stuff, ironically.

This is superior arti-chantment removal. Repeatable, activated with evasion, not a high CMC... nothing's wrong with this.

It makes EDH decks like Animar, Maelstrom Wanderer, Riku, and Edric something to fear.
Posted By: Ferlord (6/5/2013 10:50:30 AM)


I'm not really sure about the art on this one. it's looks pretty cool and all, but the old art really looked like nothing else. This mostly looks like another drake. I like the view, though!
Posted By: TomTomat (6/4/2013 4:34:04 PM)


I'll confess that I prefer the original art, if only because without the drake-like mouth front and center, it was easier to tell that it was indeed a trygon (i.e. ray/skate).

I still wish they'd put Mystic Snake in instead, but I suppose there's the matter of which rare would have been made uncommon in that scenario.
Posted By: SkyknightXi (6/5/2013 10:22:49 AM)


Love this new art!!!
.....but it doesn't feel very "beast" like, looks more like a dragon than a strange blue-green beast like the original art did.
Posted By: The_USAgent (6/5/2013 8:01:18 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!