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It comes as no surprise to me that Mori's deack was so powerful in 2005 when he ran this dragon with Greater Good.

Sacrificing Yosei to draw 5 cards then discard 3 during the opponent's upkeep, thereby shutting down that turn AND preventing the next turn's untap, was just such a powerful combo that few could recover.

Also, Yosei was the most prominently featured Dragon in the Kamigawa novels, so that is a plus for players like me who love the flavor and feel of the game.
Posted By: SweetZombiJesus (11/8/2010 9:26:44 AM)


I remember playing a Chord of Calling / Ghostway deck with tons of one-ofs, and thinking about a way to beat Yoseis since they tapped me out for too long. I beat the tournaments a few times after I found the solution in two Clones.

Kamigawa - Ravnica remains the best Standard I had to date.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (11/24/2010 4:13:15 PM)


Kokusho's good, but in two-player matches Yosei probably hurts the hardest of all the Spirit Dragons. I mean look at that. Look at that.
Posted By: Bisento (2/19/2013 7:40:38 PM)


No, I can say with absolute certainty that no thought was given to the Spirit Avatars and Dragon Spirits when they were designing Diregraf Captain.

There may have been a passing thought during Drogskol Captain's design, however.
Posted By: Atali (5/2/2012 11:50:55 AM)


Time for a design story!

As Aaron Forsythe recounts (http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/af38); the spirit dragon cycle were costed according to how typical it was for dragons to show up in those colors.
So red and blue were the most splashable, Yosei and Cocopuffs less so, and Jugan the least so.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (2/6/2011 9:23:26 AM)


the second best kamigawa dragon in my opinion
Posted By: stormkeeper (12/10/2008 12:42:40 AM)


That's an exceptionally awesome dragon. All you have to do is tap 5 of their lands and they basically skip their next two turns, or you can tap down a creature or two and still most of their non basic lands. Reminds me of sleep, but built into a creature.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (12/10/2009 7:31:10 AM)


Awesome white creature strong offensive and very good abilities
Posted By: Fire_Master (1/1/2010 3:24:08 AM)


Yosei is an amazing card. 4WW for a 5/5 flying is pretty bad but the ability devastates your oppents next turn. Very good card
Posted By: lz17 (2/7/2010 12:43:37 PM)


Apparently Spirit Avatars and Dragon Spirits are Spirits....did Wizards think about these cycles when they made Diregraf Captain? o.O

oops my bad lol...I meant Drogskol of course. :P
Posted By: DarthParallax (8/5/2012 1:55:07 PM)