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Belltoll Dragon
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 Belltoll Dragon
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed May 7, 2015

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 2.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Belltoll Dragon

A number of megamorph cards are actually quite useful when played for their "normal" costs as well - for instance, Belltoll Dragon here is a pretty good upgrade to the usual five-to-six-cost evasive creature for limited. If you're lucky enough to have picked up a few other dragons, the bonus can have a noticeable effect; that depends partly on luck and (in draft) what other people are playing, but every so often a stalemate comes along where you'll be glad to have it.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Belltoll Dragon which is a six mana Blue 3/3 with Flying, Hexproof, Megamorph for seven, and when it is turned face up you put a +1/+1 counter on each other dragon you control.  The mana cost is fairly high to manage and dragons are somewhat awkward as a theme, particularly for Blue which leaves the already minimal benefit of the flip effect to be further reduced in value.  The only strong points of the card are having evasion with Hexproof, but attached to a 3/3 at that mana cost it is probably far better to just play Cloudform instead.
 
In Limited this can be very difficult for an opponent to deal with as options for blocking are reduced and direct removal is prevented.  The mana cost is still very high for a 3/3, though with only a single Blue in the base cost it is easy to splash and the slower format should have little trouble fielding a six mana creature.  A solid threat to pick second or third in Booster and a fairly easy inclusion for most Sealed builds.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 2.5


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