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Simic Sky Swallower
Dissension


Reviewed August 08, 2006

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5

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Jeff Zandi

 5 Time Pro Tour
 Veteran

Simic Sky Swallower

This is probably the best creature in Dissension. "Triple S" is a game-winning monster in limited. In limited, Simic Sky Swallower instantly puts your opponent on a very short clock. SSS has trample, just in case your opponent thinks he can buy time by chump blocking with little flyers.

Finally, SSS is untargetable, which is occasionally suboptimal for you, but which is completely and probably fatally suboptimal for your opponent. Even at seven mana, the Sky Swallower is very easy to play in limited. The combination of blue/green can definately be a good one in RGD draft, when you can pull it off. About the worst thing you can say about Simic Sky Swallower in booster draft is that he arrives so late in your draft (first or second pick in your last pack) that he can be fit into your deck if you have not already adopted blue and green as your colors. Even as a fourth color splash, however, this card is a game winner and a wrecking machine for your opponent. This guy also easily makes the cut for constructed. Even though Dissension had only been out a few weeks before this year's Regionals, several Dissension cards made a real impact, none more than the powerful and hard to stop Simic Sky Swallower. He is a house in all formats.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 4.0
LIMITED: 4.0
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Simic Sky Swallower

I built a Simic deck when this card came out, because I wanted to play it so bad. I'm glad he lived up to the hype. This card if good fun in every format. The only downside is his expensive cost. Other than that, it's quite an amazing card. He's a solid constructed creature. Casual players love it because it's a big creature that's hard to stop. Sealed and booster draft players love to open this card. All around solid.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Simic Sky Swallower

Rawr! This flyer is pretty hot at the moment. 6/6 Flying Tramplers are really not fun to deal with. It's a bit expensive, but apparently worth the price, as our website is always running low on them. Good in any format.
 

Jordan Kronick

Simic Sky Swallower

What can I say about the SSS that hasn't been said before? It's huge, it's reasonably costed, it's incredibly hard to kill and it has trample. It also comes from one of the most popular and powerful color combinations of all time. The combination of huge creatures, card drawing and countering ability has been popular ever since somone in 1993 opened a Tropical Island and said "what if"? That legacy continues today and this is the product. No matter the format, casting this card successfully gives you a huge chance of winning.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.7
Limited Rating - 4.4
 
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