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Dragon Tyrant 
Scourge Rare

Reviewed June 2, 2003

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Dragon Tyrant

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3
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Wow...this guy has it all.  Unfortunately, you'll almost never get to see it face up on the table in front of it because YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT!!! If you haven't won by the time you have 10 mana, there is something seriously wrong with your deck.

In limited, he'd be one scary guy if he ever saw play, but he's just too expensive. You *might* be able to spring 10 mana, but do you have 4 red to pay for his upkeep? Yeah, he can break a stalemate, but usually someone wins before you get to that point.

But hey, in DC-10, this guy is HOUSE!!

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2
DC-10: HOUSE!!

Judge Bill


Sorry, had to get that out of the way ...

In constructed, he doesn't even fit in the reanimator deck, since he has an upkeep cost. So that limits him to the Dragon deck in block. And this guy is nice, but I don't know that you don't have more efficient dragons for that deck.
In limited, DUH. If you have 5 mountains in your deck, you should play him.
Constructed: 2.25
Limited: 4.5


Dragon Tyrant is huge but with matching mana issues. A true beast with Trample and Double Strike and pumpability but the 10 cost and upkeep, which keeps this from being a good option for reanimate decks, is rough.

Constructed - If you can get it into play quickly it would be great, otherwise this card is no good except for fun - 2.25

Limited - If Red is your main color this is a game winner but the mana cost still worries me here - 3.00

PEZ - yeah, that is a joke :)

Scott Sager
Dragon Tyrant
Too expensive
Limited:  Too expensive even for limited.
Constructed:  1
Limited:  2

 Van Zandt

Dragon Tyrant
I'm too expensive, I don't have haste, you can't re-animate me unless you've
got 4 red mana to pay.  I win in limited, but again, I'm too expensive.  Oh,
and I don't have high enough toughness to feel totally safe from burn.  I'm
so expensive I probably don't even get considered for the fattiest block
decks in history. Thanks guys.
constructed 2
limited 2

Danny Tatro

Dragon Tyrant

       This guy is a bad reanimator creature, unless it has haste, because of the upkeep cost. Although once he hits, its usually, 'good game.'

       In limited this guy is WAYYY too much to cast, but if he hits play game ends next turn when he swings. His RRRR upkeep should be easier to pay. Upkeep + pumpability = not a combo either.

Constructed: 2 (Must have haste to be any good.)
Limited: 2 (should be 1.5, but he hits harder than most jillion mana casters.)

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