Today we get a chance to look at one of the most
effective 3 mana wave strikers. Sapian Tark is
beautiful because of its power, low cost, and
the fact that it can attack untapped creatures.
What could be better? Oh yeah… aside from
having it NOT be a wave striker. Ha!
Sapian Tark, Flame Dervish
(While 2 or more other creatures in the
battle zone have "wave striker," this creature
This creature gets +4000 power and can attack
After all the wave striker reviews you’ve read
this week, I’m sure that you’re all well-versed
with the problems surrounding these decks,
right? In other words wave strikers are useless
unless you consistently have at least 3 in the
battle zone. Sapian Tark, Flame Dervish works
exactly the same way. It’s a potentially
dangerous creature but appears to bee seemingly
harmless when it remains at 2000 power for 3
mana. Naturally you have to be bold when
playing with wave strikers.
If anything, Sapian Tark should always be
summoned on turn 3. The reason for this is
because you’ll want it to be ready to attack as
soon as its effect kicks in, which is turn 4 at
the earliest. Trust me… once Sapian Tark gets
its effect, you’ll pretty much decimate any
monster your opponent throws at you. Having
6000 power with the ability to attack untapped
creatures seems fairly broken and you’ll be able
to pick off each of your opponent’s creatures
while you build up your wave striker army.
Overall this creature has an average cost and an
incredible effect if you can pull it off.
However your biggest hurdle will be actually
keeping at least 3 wave strikers in the battle
zone. For example, if you have 3 wave strikers
in the battle zone and at tapped Sapian Tark,
once your opponent removes a wave striker,
Sapian Tark goes back down to 2000 power and
becomes a sitting duck. It’s a difficult
When you have 3 wave strikers in the battle
zone, Sapian Tark will look like a Bazagazeal
It suffers the drawbacks of wave strikers.
If this guy is tapped and your wave striker
count drops to below 3 then you’re out of luck.
3.5/5 – It’s one of the better wave strikers.
Just keep an eye out on the wave striker count
in the battle zone.
3.5/5 – It’s fairly useful in limited. I’d
recommend using it.
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questions, and/or objections on the Message
Board and I’ll be more than happy to respond.