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Pardic Dragon
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 Pardic Dragon
- Modern Masters

Reviewed July 12, 2013

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Pardic Dragon

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.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

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.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

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