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Brimaz, King of Oreskos
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 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed February 3, 2014

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 4.25

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1 being the worst.  3 - average.  5 is the highest rating

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Brimaz, King of Oreskos which is a three White mana 3/4 Legendary with Vigilance and whenever it attacks or blocks put a 1/1 White cat soldier token with Vigilance into play attacking or blocking with Brimaz. A three mana 3/4 with Vigilance is already a solid card, but adding an effect that gives tokens with effective Haste, Vigilance and the well supported soldier type makes this a top of the line card. The only drawbacks are the double White in the cost and being Legendary, though neither of this are major enough to keep this out of various builds of White creature decks. Tokens, soldiers, cats, Commander, Devotion, and likely others can all make use of this bargain and overall it will see play competitively and in Casual for quite some time.

In Limited the double White is a bit more of a drawback to cast while the Legendary aspect can be overlooked, but the efficiency, token generation, and the benefit to Devotion far outweigh that small concern. An easy and fairly absolute first pick in Booster outside of the most broken of double Rare packs, this is a a card that can enter play early and really dominate a game if not removed or opposed by a 4/4
or larger. In Sealed wanting the deck to primarily be White to
reliably cast this is a factor in design, though it works very well with the commons and uncommons in the set to make building around it a little easier.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


Skid Rambo

Brimaz, King of Oreskos is already being called the Burger King of Oreos. Most people think that this is the best card in Born of Gods, but I will wait and see. The only drawbacks that I see in this cat are the fact that it is a Legend and that it must be thrown into combat to work. Brimaz, King of Oreskos is just another creature that must be killed as soon as possible. That is exactly what White needed in Standard play…not! I played in the recent BOG Pre-Release and nobody pulled the King of Oreos, but I’m sure that this cat can dominate a Limited event. It is too early for me to give an “overall” review but at first glance Brimaz, King of Oreskos looks like a stout Mythic.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Brimaz, King of Oreskos
 
It's funny that Brimaz's fighting style so closely resembles that of Hero of Bladehold, from a world that no longer exists (metaphorically, and also kind of literally). I'm not a fan of the way they tried to make him stronger in certain ways just because he's legendary (three mana?!), but if you want that kind of effect in the current Standard, he's your man and he will serve you well. Most decks simply can't keep up with the stream of extra creatures every attack phase.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

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