Rollicking Totem seemed pretty outstanding when
first seeing it from a booster. Its potential was
too much to pass up and I just couldn’t resist
pondering how much excitement and dominance it could
bring to a duel. However dragons already have tons
of support so let’s see how well this creature
Silent skill (At the start of each of your turns, if this
creature is tapped, you may keep it tapped and use
creature that has Dragon in its race from your mana
zone into the battle zone.
Rollicking Totem definitely starts out solid. For 5
mana you get a 4000 power creature with a decent
ability. The reason why the 4000 power is so good
is because Silent Skill creatures are prone to
attacks while they are tapped. With this much power
it will be able to hold its own and can also be
useful for counter attacking.
As far as the effect we’re in for a treat. As long
as you leave Rollicking Totem tapped at the
beginning of each of your turns you’ll be able to
summon a dragon from your mana zone for FREE! For
those of you who enjoy swarming with dragons this
card is for you. The only issue with this card is
the fact that the mana cost is so high. We only
need 4 mana to start summoning dragons with the help
of Soulswap. Fortunately we can also use Soulswap
to have this creature out by turn 3.
In my opinion this card works really well with Earth
Dragons. Of course you can also use Fire Dragons
but Fire Dragons already have a well-established
support system. In addition, by omitting Fire and
going with a different civilization, like Water,
you’ll be able to protect this creature with
blockers and keep cards in your hand. This can be
especially advantageous because of the combination
of drawing and mana rushing.
Just keep in mind that this creature is all about
free swarming. If the only thing you want to use it
for is to rush dragons then you’re better off
skipping the middle man and Soulswapping your own
into the battle zone. For the most part you’ll
typically find that your opponent has already dealt
with this creature before you can use its abilities.
Free dragons! Yay!
There is better dragon support out there.
Don’t build a deck solely around this guy because
chances are it’ll die before the effect goes off.
Then you’re stuck with too many high mana cards.
Constructed Rating: 3.5/5 – This creature is very solid but a lot riskier than the
other dragon support cards. The effect is very
3/5 – You’ll mainly be attacking with this creature
since dragons aren’t the easiest things to get in
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!
- DRY 1337