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Surprisingly, this card wasn't the best card in my prerelease deck. Dawnglare Invoker was.

This card isn't standard material, since it's bolt-able until you dump 6 mana on it, but it's powerful in Limited, which is all WotC cares about anyway.
Posted By: statiefreez (4/18/2010 10:14:09 AM)


The only thing I don't like is that indestructible is kinda pointless: if they haven't removed him by the time you put twelve level up counters on, they probably either couldn't or didn't want to for some reason. It only really helps if they can suddenly muster up more blocking power in a way they couldn't before. I guess it's handy if you keep him to block, too, but who would want to do that? :p

Also, the level up cost of {1} not {W} makes him actually usable in two-color decks with a well-fixed mana base...
Posted By: LordRandomness (12/17/2011 3:35:48 PM)


I don't like cards that are useful only for limited and may be casual . .
There are too many level up variables that are far superior for other formats,
such as EDH, Singleton, and since this is MYTHIC for
no apparent reason, this card cannot be used for Pauper.
Yes . . 6/6 lifelink is a great creature . . but not for 9 MANA
If he was uncommon or common with reduced p/t I probably would have written a different comment.
Posted By: Hoonster (2/24/2011 7:29:49 PM)


This card is horrible. I don't see how anyone would give it more than a 4.
Posted By: Sidek (4/18/2010 2:25:15 AM)


My jaw dropped when this card was previewed. BANANAS!!!
Posted By: AngelxLegna (4/16/2010 8:24:29 AM)


Amazing card. Before you judge him play him. Getting him to level 6 is a sinch. And level 12 is just one step from. You just lay him down and watch him build up. While gaining a shit load of life of course.
Posted By: bluelaser (5/31/2010 6:16:28 PM)


Exile him or scrafice is the only way at lv.12
Posted By: swensonator (7/18/2011 7:23:21 PM)


Posted By: Hivis_of_the_Scale (4/16/2012 3:44:13 PM)


I fear that the game is going to be long over by the time I pour 12 mana into him over the course of the game. Sometimes when I read these comments, I wonder if people are playing the same game I am.

Most decks are putting pressure on you by turn 3 or 4, and you can be dead turn 5 or so quite easily. During turn 4 and 5, you can't just sink mana into a stupid card like this - you will probably be playing other spells, either to be active or reactive (And speaking of active, playing this thing is a horrible idea as there were easily better 3 drops than this stupid thing).

I just don't know how people can find the time in a game to sink 12 mana into this. If they put even 2 mana every turn for 6 turns (i.e. turn 9), I think something has gone wrong in the game. Are their opponents just terrible? Was their opponent not capable of doing 2-2.5 damage per turn over 9 turns to kill them? What went wrong?

You see, relying on this guy as your big finisher is just a stupid strategy in toda... (see all)
Posted By: RiftenBlack (7/13/2013 10:31:37 PM)


The art IS great, and the card IS strong. But once hes at his strongest he will most likely get smacked with an Oust.
Posted By: Osmodius (4/16/2010 2:31:32 PM)