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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
- Kaladesh

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

Constructed: 3.88
Casual: 4.88
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

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David Fanany

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Skysovereign, Consul Flagship
 
Somewhere around my house, I still have my Star Wars TCG incarnation of the Devastator, a unique star destroyer printed under that game's vehicle mechanic. I thought of it when I saw this card, because they're both imposing nemesis cards that you feel really powerful playing with, and you feel really good when you take down and opponent's. Artifact removal may be more prevalent in Magic than anti-ship weapons were in Star Wars, but Skysovereign easily takes over any game where it isn't dealt with soon enough. The fact that it isn't always a creature can also help it, much like historical powerhouses such as Raging Ravine and Mutavault.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship (10/18)
 
This is pretty much the definition of a bomb, especially in Limited. It comes down and can immediately pick off either a pesky creature or planeswalker, and it can do it again each time it attacks. There aren't a ton of creatures that can stand in Skysovereign's way, and it also flies in for 6 damage with a very modest crew cost.
 
Outside of Limited, where this is broken, I think this may have a chance to make an impact, though it obviously asks for other creatures to be more than an overpriced Sunlance/Strafe variant. I don’t know if an offensive deck wants to be here, but it makes sense as a stall-breaking card in a long, grindy game. Being 5 mana is actually surprisingly okay in this format, dodging Spell Queller and Fragmentize/Natural State, and I think it’s fair to be bullish on this particular ship.
 
Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4

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