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Dragonlord Dromoka
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Dragonlord Dromoka
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 28, 2015

Constructed: 3.88
Casual: 4.33
Limited: 4.83
Multiplayer: 4.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dragonlord Dromoka
 
My first reaction on seeing Dromoka here was something along the lines of "Wow, that's a lot of abilities for one creature". My second reaction was basically "So there are decks that basically can't deal with her?" Seriously - as an invalid target for Ultimate Price or Roast, Dromoka presents control decks with an incredible dilemma. Yes, she can still be stolen by Silumgar and doesn't boost other creatures like her Fate Reforged incarnation, but how many ways are there to easily deal with her? Atarka may have the biggest creatures, but Dromoka has the most dangerous ones. I don't really want to imagine a larger-format deck or a casual deck with her alongside Voice of Resurgence and Fleecemane Lion.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Dragonlord Dromoka which is a six mana Green and White 5/7 Legendary that can't be countered, has Flying plus Lifelink and your opponents can't cast spells during your turn.  This is obviously intended for Commander or Multiplayer with the final effect, though any removal or such can and will be used on any other turn instead.  The casting cost is a bit high for other formats and while the
5/7 with evasion and Lifelink is strong, more aggressive options exist at or below the mana cost.  Overall it is unlikely to see play outside of Commander and perhaps Multiplayer and even in those formats is more of an inconvenience than a serious threat.
 
In Limited this is a seriously powerful first pick in Booster even with the two colors as a large evasive body, the bonus of Lifelink, and limits an opponents options enough to be of value for that alone.  In Sealed at least one of the colors can be easily splashed to include this if the other is solid and aside from other elder dragons there isn't much in the format to actively oppose Dromoka's power and toughness.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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Dragonlord Dromoka
 
As with all of the new Elder Dragons, if Dromoka can get on the battlefield and do his thing, it’s going to be a huge issue for your opponent. And, good for you, some of his abilities make it more likely for him to be on the battlefield. Blue decks will hate him since they can’t counter him, and other types of control decks will have to use their kill spells on their own turn, which messes with their strategy. If their removal is mostly burn, they’re going to have a tough time dealing 7 at any time.
 
Also, if he survives your opponent’s turn, he helps you attack with more confidence, since you know your opponent won’t be able to play any kind of combat trickery. Then, he potentially brings about a 10 point swing, hitting your opponent for 5 and gaining you 5.
 
This is what a six mana creature should look like.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


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