In a subtle sort of way, Pardic Dragon is a
descendant of Odyssey's punisher cards (some of
which also appeared in Time Spiral, funnily
enough). "If you don't play the game in a way
that I indicate, I'm going to hurt you." Of
course, for a lot of decks playing spells every
turn isn't too much of a sacrifice, but it will
still make them think - nobody really wants to
face a dragon on turn four. At the very least,
Pardic Dragon will force a counterspell or a
removal spell or some other reaction, and that
sometimes helps you in the long run.
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno
Today's card of the day is Pardic Dragon which
is a six mana Red 4/4 with Flying, Suspend 2 for
two Red, and whenever an opponent casts a spell
if Pardic Dragon is suspended they may put a
time counter on it.
The Suspend is virtually useless as even one
opponent can usually manage to cast enough
spells to keep is out of play perpetually.
Without that it is just a weaker Shivan Dragon
and requires support to gain any advantage from
Suspend. In a dedicated Suspend theme this could
be playable, but for any other deck another
dragon is going to be better.
In Limited the Suspend effect has a slight
chance of being useful as an opponent can get a
mana flood or be missing a needed color.
Otherwise casting it for six is usually the
safer choice as an evasive 4/4 with
Firebreathing can be a big threat and game
winner. It does require a predominantly Red deck
for maximum efficiency, but even half of the
build should be enough to make an impact. A
strong second or third pick in Booster and solid
enough for any Red deck in Sealed.