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Kargan Dragonlord
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Kargan Dragonlord
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed April 27, 2010

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.90
Multiplayer: 3.90

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Kargan Dragonlord

In Phase One, he's a 2/2 for two. Nothing to be ashamed of there. Four more red mana, spread out as you are able to pay it, gets you a 4/4 flyer, suitable range for a Dragon, yes? And an additional four red mana after that, for a total of RRRRRRRRRR, gets you an 8/8 flying firebreathing trampler. Your opponent must answer that or lose horribly. Sure ten red mana sounds like a lot, but only the first two need to be paid simultaneously. You can spread the rest out wherever you have a free Mountain you're not using. A mana here and there, and by turn six you've got that 4/4 flyer and didn't have to tap out on turn six to do so. And even if you never get to Phase Three, a 4/4 flyer is an admirable weapon.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3.5 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Kargan Dragonlord
Purely from appearance, this character could almost have been in Scourge. He is just about on-theme for that set, too: unleashing the power of a dragon in several easy payments of small amounts of red mana. Just as Figure of Destiny led to an entire new generation of red decks, so will Kargan Dragonlord. Play him early, play him often.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Kargon Dragonlord
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Kargon Dragonlord a powerful red leveler in the same vein as Figure of Destiny. Figure and Dragonlord are both early drops that get progressively better as the game drags on, something red needs. In standard this card is a definite include in most mono red decks as it is a replacement for Figure and gives the red mage something to do late game. In extended and eternal I can also see this card seeing play in mono red decks as it is ridiculous and can provide a solid early beater that can become a must deal with fast. In casual and multiplayer this is a card that could slip under the radar in some play groups and live to become a ferocious dragon.  In limited it requires a heavy red commitment but if you see this card and are substantially in red grab this card.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Kargon Dragonlord which is a level up creature that really performs best in a strictly Red deck as it takes quite a bit of dedication to either level up or use the Firebreathing effect.  For six red mana you get a 4/4 Flying or for ten you get an 8/8 Flying with Trample.  Both are about right for the level up mechanic, but neither level stands out as being truly remarkable which will keep it out of most constructed decks.
For Limited the very strict Red focus is a hindrance, but it is still quite playable off of even two Mountains and should not be overlooked as a later game threat.  In Booster this is a first choice that would lock you into Red for maximum value, but Red offers good options and is a solid choice to make.  With Sealed you will almost always be running two or more colors, so the Dragonlord will play slower.  Fortunately most other decks will run slower as well, especially in the format, and it can fly over most of the larger threats available.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

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