Did anyone know this card existed? Lol. Baraid,
the Explorer is a card that’s easy to pass up
because there is no overwhelming advantage to
using it (other than the fact that it’s beefy).
Let’s see if there are any surprises.
Baraid, the Explorer
start of each of your turns, if this
creature is tapped, you may keep it tapped
and use its
light creatures can't be blocked this turn.
As far as the power to mana ratio, it’s pretty
much on-par. 5000 power for 5 mana is what we
normally expect to see. The advantage of having
this much power is that it can both attack and
ward off the smaller creatures. Let’s face it,
not too many creatures are looking to go up
against its massive 5000 power. This is also
advantageous because of the fact that it has a
silent skill ability. Silent skill requires
creatures to remain tapped, which makes them
vulnerable. In Baraid’s case, it’ll have a
great chance of staying in the battle zone for a
great amount of time.
Unfortunately, I can’t say that this effect is
the greatest. It will be good in some decks but
it’s not worthwhile for the most part. For one
thing, you have to wait until turn 5 to summon
it (nature is good with acceleration but this
effect only works with light). In addition,
since the effect is a silent skill, you have to
wait 2 turns before using it, meaning that your
creatures will not be unblockable until turn 7.
If anything, I would suggest using the water
civilization instead. Marine Scramble and
Fluorogill Manta are light years ahead of
On a positive note, I’d say that this creature
belongs in stall decks. A Diamond Cutter deck
is the perfect example. Just wait until
Baraid’s effect activates and then cast a
Diamond Cutter to go for the win. Aside from
using it in this type of strategy, I can’t say
that Baraid is much good for anything else other
than attacking other creatures.
Even though the effect isn’t the greatest, it’s
still a very strong creature.
It only works with the Light Civilization.
You have to wait 2 full turns before you can
use this mediocre effect.
2/5 – Again, the effect is pretty good in
certain decks but it’s still overshadowed by
better cards with similar effects.
3/5 – It’s all about the power here. The effect
might come in handy at times but the match will
most likely not be long enough for it to make a
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