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Brimaz, King of Oreskos
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Top 10 Cards of 2014

#8 - Brimaz, King of Oreskos
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

Constructed: 4.50
Casual: 4.37
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Brimaz is an undeniably powerful card, but that's sort of my concern with him - he has basically the same abilities as the super-efficient Hero of Bladehold, but even more efficient. Sure, if you need a creature that can dominate combat, attack crazily early in the game cycle, and is unbelievably hard to deal with, he's basically the choice for white, everywhere. But I question whether anybody really needs any of those things to this extent. I mean, people played with Stangg way back when, and they saw nothing wrong with it.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number eight card of the year is Brimaz, King of Oreskos which is a three White mana 3/4 Legendary with Vigilance and whenever it attacks or blocks put a 1/1 White cat soldier token with Vigilance into play attacking or blocking with Brimaz. A three mana 3/4 with Vigilance is already a solid card, but adding an effect that gives tokens with effective Haste, Vigilance and the well supported soldier type makes this a top of the line card. The only drawbacks are the double White in the cost and being Legendary, though neither of this are major enough to keep this out of various builds of White creature decks. Tokens, soldiers, cats, Commander, Devotion, and likely others can all make use of this bargain and overall it will see play competitively and in Casual for quite some time.
In Limited the double White is a bit more of a drawback to cast while the Legendary aspect can be overlooked, but the efficiency, token generation, and the benefit to Devotion far outweigh that small concern.

An easy and fairly absolute first pick in Booster outside of the most broken of double Rare packs, this is a a card that can enter play early and really dominate a game if not removed or opposed by a 4/4 or larger. In Sealed wanting the deck to primarily be White to reliably cast this is a factor in design, though it works very well with the commons and uncommons in the set to make building around it a little easier.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Every now and then, Wizards prints a card that is so far above the power of its peers, that it leaves you scratching your head a little. A 3/4 for 4 - in white, not green - is almost unheard of. Brimaz would see play just for that. But that's only the beginning. Vigilance means you don't have to deal with the tension of whether or not to leave him back for blocking. Then, his most famous ability comes in - making baby cats when he attacks or blocks. These kitties are not just there to look good, they go to work immediately and share Brimaz's vigilance ability. 
Brimaz is in his own league. If you need a fast, aggressive creature, he's your guy. If you are playing an overwhelming token strategy, he's your guy. If you're playing a cat tribal deck, he's your guy. OK, so maybe that's not the biggest draw, but it could be fun!
I'm actually quite surprised he is as low as #8 on our list. He should be much higher in my opinion.
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

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