Quick Questions #1

Posted in PRO TOUR DRAGONS OF TARKIR on April 10, 2015

By Josh Bennett

Which Dragons of Tarkir card has surprised you most with its performance in Limited?

Ari Lax, No. 5 Ranked Player: Illusory Gains. I thought it wouldn't be good, but it is very powerful. If the dash mechanic didn't exist, it would be a Top 10 card in the set. As it stands, it's either the best card in your deck, or one you have to side out.

Owen Turtenwald, No. 1 Ranked Player: Berserkers' Onslaught. In the past, cards like it haven't been that good, but in this format, it is excellent.

Ivan Floch, No. 4 Ranked Player: Two red rares: Volcanic Vision and Descent of the Dragons. Both are splashy, powerful effects, but neither one has a home.

Shuhei Nakamura, Hall of Famer: Sidisi's Faithful. It looks bad, but it's great in all three of its modes, either as an early blocker, a bounce spell, or both. It also combos with Lose Calm as a cheap exploit creature.

Jacob Wilson, No. 12 Ranked Player: Atarka Beastbreaker. This looked like a great card for beatdown strategies, and an early drop that could be powerful later, but it turns out that it's nothing exciting.

Shahar Shenhar, No. 7 Ranked Player: All of the dragonlords. They look fantastic, and they are somehow so much better. Each one of them feels like it's game over.