Ignoring the Mephidross Vampire combo-ey chewy
goodness, the Triskelion is still a great card.
In the worst case it's a splittable Lightning
Bolt for six colorless mana. In the best case
this is a nice four power creature you can cast
with any color mana, and can trade with a 4/4
and kill a couple smaller creatures and throw
damage at your opponent's head. Even in limited
this card is a high pick.
It's funny how cards like this never go away. I
remember way back when, it got played a lot.
Then, for some reason it's popularity faded.
Then it was rotated out of the format. Then it
got reprinted in 8th Edition. It went overlooked
for a long time, and is now slowly finding its
way into more decks. Unfortunately, the card, as
fun as it is, only fits specific purposes for a
small percentage of decks out there.
Yes, Trisky came back to us last year in
Mirrodin. Triskelion is one of those rare
opportunities to love a card as a competitive
card, then as a casual card and then as a
competitive card a second time. Way back when
Antiquities first came out in 1994, Triskelion
was a perfectly playable six colorless casting
cost lightning bolt that could be divided up
between up to three targets. As a little more
time went by, it became obvious that Triskelion
was a little too expensive for competitive use.
Last year, Mirrodin brought back Triskelion. In
Mirrodin limited formats, Triskelion was a solid
gold first pick in a format where six mana,
particularly six COLORLESS mana, was not too
hard to manage.