Heavyweight Dragon is a pretty vicious
looking card. The artwork is stupendous…
then again it’s what we’ve all come to know
and love from our favorite game.
Fortunately the designers never cut corners
when it came to enjoyment and style. Let’s
see what this bad boy can do.
Double breaker (This creature breaks 2
Instead of having this creature attack, you
may tap it to use its tap ability.
Tap: Choose up to 2 of your opponent's
tapped creatures in the battle zone. If they
have total power less than this creature's
power, destroy them.
Wow, this creature is pretty
straightforward. We basically have a
Boltail Dragon with a little flavor. Seven
mana for 9000 power can be considered fairly
standard for cards with just a double
breaker ability so it’s basically another
beatstick. Fortunately it appears to have a
useful ability. When you tap Heavyweight
Dragon you get to choose two of your
opponent’s creatures and destroy them.
Looks pretty cool… The only problem is that
they have to be tapped.
At least the nice thing is that while this
creature is in the battle zone your opponent
will be forced to stop attacking. This is
because after attacking they will lose their
tapped creatures if you decide to tap
Heavyweight Dragon. Unfortunately this will
make for a very long match because first you
have to summon Heavyweight and if you want
to use its ability you have to somehow tap
your opponent’s creatures.
Fortunately nobody does this better than the
light civilization. With cards like Holy
Awe and Kolon, the Oracle you’ll be sure to
remove several annoying creatures. Techno
totems would also be very helpful and you’ll
get plenty of advantages from building a
L/F/N deck. It’ll also be fun to slam
weenies into your opponent’s blockers and
laugh it up when they lose their tapped
blockers to your dragon.
The only issue I have with this creature is
the fact that it’s very inefficient. First
you have to get to seven mana. On the next
turn, if it hasn’t been destroyed, you get
to tap it to use its effect (provided there
are tapped creatures). It is somewhat
bothersome. I do not hate the card, but
Apocalypse Vise is so much more efficient.
It’s a beatstick with a potential for extra
It’s slow and requires an inefficient combo
in order to use its ability.
For such a beautiful card it’s just a waste
having to leave it in the binder. I’m
confident that in future sets this creature
will fulfill a greater purpose.
3/5 – Heavyweight Dragon still deserves a
decent rating because of its high power and
its somewhat effective ability. Perhaps
there’s something that I’m not seeing here.
Please let me know.
3.5/5 – Once you get Heavyweight Dragon into
the battle zone it’ll be hard to stop.
Please feel free to post your comments,
questions, and/or objections on the Message
Board and I’ll be more than happy to
respond. Happy dueling!