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Tasigur, the Golden Fang
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Top 10 New MTG Cards of 2015

#6 - Tasigur, the Golden Fang - Fate Reforged

Reviewed December 22, 2015

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.67
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Tasigur, the Golden Fang
 
When you look at Tasigur here, it's easy to have your attention drawn to his intricate activated ability, such that your first attempt to use him in a deck is heavily slanted towards making use of it. That's understandable - it's basically repeatable card drawing, and its apparent fairness is mitigated by the fact that many of the cards you choose for that first attempt will attempt to give your opponent no good choices. But there's even more to him than that. Over time at least as many cards will stay in your graveyard as will return to your hand as a result of his ability - they fuel other cards with delve, or maybe your card pool extends back to the likes of Genesis and Wonder. And if all else somehow fails, he's a 4/5 and you probably only paid about two mana for him. How many cards can say that?
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number six card of the year is Tasigur, the Golden Fang which is a six mana Black 4/5 Legendary with Delve and for four mana with two of that Blue or Green you put the top two cards of your library into the graveyard then return a non-land card of an opponent's choice from the graveyard to your hand.  This is a card where Delve is a very solid benefit to get the most out of the activated ability as it limites the opponent's choices.  Even supported with Delve other effects may be needed to maximize each activation, so it takes a fairly dedicated deck to reach that level if that is the goal.  The other option is to focus on the self-milling and card advantage, though with the added choices for an opponent it is only efficient in the long run.  Overall this is a card with a great deal of potential that will see some play in current formats, as a possible one mana 4/5 and for the four mana reusable card advantage.
 
In Limited this is a potential low cost 4/5 at worst and possible card advantage at best which makes for a fairly easy first pick in Booster.
The single Black in the casting cost can allow this to be splashed into Green or Blue decks with minimal dedication to the color and the effects make it well worth considering, provided there is not an excess of Delve in the pool fighting for the same graveyard resource.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


Armuun

Tasigur, the Golden Fang
 
A card I wish was higher on the list, and at the same time, got a bit more love in other formats. At it's base, it's boring. At later points or as in a self-mill, it's effectively a 1 drop 4/5 with a recursion option. Is it perfect? Nah, but it's still really solid. 
 
Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4 
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 4


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