I've always said that for a big creature to be really good, it has to
have some way of ensuring that it won't be too
easily handled. With this, your opponent won't
want to kill it. But if he or she doesn't, that
means you get to keep your 6/6 trample pounding
face. Granted, there will be times you'll sort
of want this thing to die and have no way to
sacrifice it, and other times, it'll be more
beneficial for your opponent to wipe the board,
and you'll be handing him or her a way to do it.
But those situations are rare enough to make
this worth playing.
Child of Alara
Statistics time: Of the Conflux cards with all
five colors in their mana cost, three of them
are creatures, two of those are mythic, and all
three are 5/5 or higher. Fortunately, they're
all intended for different purposes. For
example, I think Child of Alara was really
designed for multiplayer games, as it damages
opponents very fast and strongly discourages
them from killing it. It's not bad for
constructed play, especially considering that
control decks used to like the Kamigawa dragons
which were similar in a way, but their current
finishers are looking very hard to displace from
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
Child of Alara
Your opponents will think twice about killing
this dude. Yet another 5 color dude that people
will fear. A 6/6 trampler to boot. Good thing
this guy is a legend. The jury is out on this
Child of Alara
If it dies so does everything else, except
lands. This Legendary kritter has trample, which
means chump blocking is not going to help much.
Maybe it could see some play with 5cc. Maybe?
This should be in every multi-player deck with
domain. Make everybody squirm around alot to see
who would be dare kill it.
With a normal 2 Shards and 1 Conflux draft it is
not want I want to see when opening up Conflux.
You will not need it and you would hate to see
it show up against you when someone is drafting
domian. Hard choice. Would be fun to make a
domain deck with him in a sealed deck.
Overall a fun card for someone who would likes
Monday - Child of Alara
This might be a decent card for control decks if
they didn't already have better options. A 6/6
trampler is already pretty big, but then throw
in that the opponent might not want to kill it
and they've got some serious problems. However,
you also lose your board, although in the proper
control deck this shouldn't be a big deal. This
is not a bad card, it's just that there are
better options available that are easier to use,
like Broodmate Dragon.
In limited, you can't control when it goes off,
but a 6/6 trampler is still a 6/6 trampler, so
if you think you can play it I would grab it.
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3
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