Today's card of the day 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
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.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos is already being called
the Burger King of Oreos. Most people think that
this is the best card in Born of Gods, but I
will wait and see. The only drawbacks that I see
in this cat are the fact that it is a Legend and
that it must be thrown into combat to work.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos is just another creature
that must be killed as soon as possible. That is
exactly what White needed in Standard play…not!
I played in the recent BOG Pre-Release and
nobody pulled the King of Oreos, but I’m sure
that this cat can dominate a Limited event. It
is too early for me to give an “overall” review
but at first glance Brimaz, King of Oreskos
looks like a stout Mythic.
It's funny that Brimaz's fighting style so
closely resembles that of Hero of Bladehold,
from a world that no longer exists
(metaphorically, and also kind of literally).
I'm not a fan of the way they tried to make him
stronger in certain ways just because he's
legendary (three mana?!), but if you want that
kind of effect in the current Standard, he's
your man and he will serve you well. Most decks
simply can't keep up with the stream of extra
creatures every attack phase.