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Hidden Dragonslayer
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Hidden Dragonslayer
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 10, 2015

Constructed: 3.63
Casual: 3.45
Limited: 3.63
Multiplayer: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Hidden Dragonslayer
 
You all liked Reprisal and Smite the Monstrous, right? Would you like a repeatable version? Oh yes, that's exactly what this card is. It doesn't technically say that, but you've used cards that return your own creatures to your hand in the fashion of Deputy of Acquittals and Stonecloaker, right? You've been wondering if there was anything more subtle you could do with Ixidron, right? Actually, this card is better than just a reusable version of Reprisal, because it's also a solid creature at the same time. So much potential in such a low-cost package.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Hidden Dragonslayer
 
Welcome back readers todays card of the day is powerful and also highlights the new morph variant Megamorph. Its base form is a 2/1 lifelink creature for two mana with the benefit of being a warrior, not the most exciting stats but definitely passable, the benefit of Megamorphing this creature is that you now get a 3/2 lifelink creature and when its turned face up you destroy target creature with power 4 or greater. This is a powerful ability as it nukes Siege Rhinos, Polkuranos's and dragons alike.  In standard this card is priced just right it has an aggressive body with a powerful effect which makes sure it scales well into the mid to late game, the lifelink can help you stabilize or race and the ability can be just the thing to clear out your opponents big blocker to punch through damage. This is a sold aggressive warrrior sure to see play. In modern, vintage, legacy this card just doesn't do enough to warrant its inclusion it can kill a creature but there are more efficient spells and creatures to accomplish this task the total of six mana to get the effect is also a bit slow. In casual and multiplayer this card is hard to judge. There is a wide variety of huge creatures and the fact its a warrior gives it a great boost, it may be easy to play around depending on the variety of white morph creatures you have somewhat limiting its effectiveness and taking away the element of surprise. In limited its pretty solid its aggressive powerful has a relevant tribe and can kill their bombs all in all a great card.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Hidden Dragonslayer which is a two mana White
2/1 with Lifelink, Megamorph for three, and when it is turned face up you can destroy target opposing creature with power four or greater. 
This is a slightly underpowered two mana drop as White has many 2/2 with effects at that mana cost, but for six mana in one turn or three each for two turns you get the 3/2 with Lifelink and removal which is much better.  Even with that it is fairly situational, a bit slow, and unlikely to see serious play in any format with the possible exception of Commander.
 
In Limited this is a decent first pick in Booster as it works well at any stage of the game and can be an efficient source of removal with some added life gain.  In Sealed any deck using White should include this as a low cost early game threat or late game removal as in either or both scenarios it is useful while having both as an option increases the worth.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Mattedesa

Deck Garage
Hidden Dragonslayer
 
All of these 2/1 creatures for 2 that could megamorph are interesting creatures. They provide options at all different stages of the game. On turn 2, if you opponent has no creatures, slip him down as a quick lifelink creature. Turn 3, he is a 2/2 that threatens to be something really scary. There are enough decent morphs out there now that the opponent is going to be cautious. The longer the game goes, the more likely his face up ability is going to be relevant and can really wreck your opponent’s plans. A good, solid utility player like this is an important part of your balanced breakfast…I mean deck.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

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