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Dragonlord Ojutai
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 Dragonlord Ojutai
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 6, 2015

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 4.67
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dragonlord Ojutai
 
Ojutai's art is the epitome of the Tarkir block's Last Airbender / Legend of Korra influence, and for that alone I would give him a glowing review. But he also has game text, and it happens that it's pretty strong. White-blue decks are great at getting more cards at the best of times, but when they're doing so every turn at the same time as they're attacking with a dragon who's mostly vulnerable only if you can time a countermove right (which is itself a clever translation of a martial arts concept into rules text), you're probably going to have a bad time. 
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Dragonlord Ojutai which is a five mana White and Blue 5/4 with Flying, Hexproof while untapped, and whenever it deals combat damage to a player you look at the top three cards of your library and keep one then put the rest on the bottom of your library. 

This obviously benefits greatly from an effect adding Vigilance or untapping effects, but it works well defensively or as an evasive source of card generation.  Even though the effects are opposed to each other it can be worked around, with Brave the Sands likely the best option, or Gleam of Authority with careful timing of the tap effect.  The overall package fits well for a Blue/White control theme, so this is highly likely to see play across current formats and possibly reach competitive levels.
 
In Limited this is a strong first pick in Booster even with the two color aspect as it offers many advantages for an efficient mana cost. 
In Sealed one color can be splashed and there is little better than an elder dragon to build around.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Mattedesa

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Dragonlord Ojutai
 
All of the Elder Dragons are big and powerful. Ojutai has the lowest casting cost, so he can come out faster than most. A 5/4 flyer for 5 mana isn’t bad in itself. Hexproof when untapped means it’s got a good chance of staying on the board until you get to attack for 5 and try to connect with the second ability. If you get him through and you built your deck right, the odds turn strongly in your favor as you get to look at 4 cards and draw 2 of them in the next turn, which makes finding whatever protection or support you need pretty likely. Find a way to give Ojutai vigilance and it’s a real nightmare for your opponents.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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