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Quicksilver Dragon 
Onslaught Rare


Reviewed November 12, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Scott
Gerhardt

Basically it's a 5/5 flier for 5.  I think this is a kill card.  Hard to target kill, and blue can counter the mass stuff.  Very little takes it down.  In constructed, if the environment slows down any, expect blue decks to run this as a kill.

In limited, it ends games.  There is just about nothing an opponent can do in limited - you just win

Constructed: 4
Limited: 5
Current Price: $4.95


Chris
Gerhardt

Quicksilver Dragon
 
I can't help but think this 5/5 protectable dragon will find it's place in a deck in the new Type 2 environment. It's ability to Morph and start attacking on turn 5 certainly doesn't hurt anything, either. "SURPRISE!... I'm big, I'm blue, I fly, and my destination airport is your DOME...." Not bad at all!
 
In Limited, where removal can be few and far between, it's even nastier. If they don't have an immediate answer to this creature, when you're tapped out, it's pretty much over. Definitely either a first pick early, or a late D-draft if necessary (this is one creature you do NOT want to see your opponent play against you!)
 
Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 4.5


Judge Bill

This is basically Silver Wyvern, reprinted with morph. For those of you playing back then, do you remember it seeing play back then? No? Quicksilver Dragon will see about as much play.
 
It costs 6, and does very little to help you win, as either you are dead when you cast it, or it gets countered/removed.
 
In limited, however, it's a large flier. Blue is so weak, though, that you probably won't have enough to support this.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 2 (only because blue is so weak in Onslaught

 
Alex
Hockey

  This guy will see play for many reasons. He's a big
blue flyer with high P/T. He's difficult to kill. HE's
fun to use (Opponent says "target your face down
creature with <<nasty effect>>", you "morph dragon,
bounce the effect onto one of your opponents
creatures). The cards also has really cool artwork. A
4 in constructed.

He's a bomb in limited pure and simple. Also, you can
splash him. However, I don't think quicksilver dragon
is better than exalted angel so I'll give the dragon a
4.5 in limited (just like the angel).

Jon
"RaNd0M" Schweppe

     This is another one of those cards that can do well only in limited.
It's poor at best in constructed. There are simply better blue cards to
play. In limited, though, I think this is a good closer. You need to have a
couple strong creatures, and this isn't a bad one.

Constructed: 1.75/5
Limited: 2.25/5
Danny Tatro        This is probably the worst of the 5 "X/X"er's. Since wizards are slower to get out, and much weaker. Chance are this thing will be at best a 3/3. Mistforms are about the only way to make him get big. The morph is kinda not much of a sneak attack, since most people land up playing someone one game, only having 3 morph creatures and your opponent seeing what they are. So next game the surprise value is gone. Also chances are its not much of a surprise. In constructed this thing is useless.

       In draft this could only see play if you hounded all the picks on wizards. Which probably means your creature base is weak. Unless you got alot of flyers, or things to back them up in another color, this isn't worth playing. Most likely in a draft this goes around till 15th pick. And in sealed this is laughable. The prbability of alot of playable wizards in sealed just doesn't happen, unless you have 10+ and amazing things to back them up.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 1.5
Sealed: 1
 

 

 

 

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