– Commander 2020
May 8, 2020
Commander [EDH]: 3.50
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Capricopian has what is pretty close to the last typeline I ever expected to see on any Magic card. It also has a very unique ability, which creates an interesting game-within-a-game for multiplayer settings. You won’t even feel too bad when its attack does get redirected, because it still benefits you in the long run – in a short time, you’ll likely have the biggest creature on the table. It doesn’t really do anything interesting outside of multiplayer settings, but it’ll be quite fun to experiment with in those games.
Capricopian is a pretty basic hydra, albeit with a political aspect: anyone can pay mana to make it bigger, but them doing so points the Goat of Unusual Size at someone else that isn’t its controller. This can make for a lot of chaos in multiplayer games as people attempt to get the goat aimed elsewhere on the board, even if a lack of combat keywords means it’s not terribly hard to stop on its own (though it definitely can get scary with the addition of them!). It has no hope in Legacy or constructed play otherwise, but an awesome creature typeline combined with a growing body gives this legs in decks that are down for fun.
Constructed: 1.75 (doesn’t do enough, and most Hydra creatures aren’t great in Legacy to begin with)
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