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Rishkar, Peema Renegade
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Rishkar, Peema Renegade
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.88
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.00
Commander [EDH]: 4.13

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James H.

Rishkar, Peema Renegade (1/20)


Rishkar turns two of your guys into mana producers the turn he drops, and he can take you very quickly up the mana curve if he gets in unscathed. He most conspicuously synergizes with +1/+1 counters, which he gives out on entry, but he also can work with charge counters and other kinds of exciting counters (and even the less-exciting counters, like -1/-1 counters). A 3 mana 2/2 is squishy, though Rishkar can give himself the counter to put himself out of Shock range.


Rishkar is an interesting combo piece. I'm not sure where he's going to find a home, but he can do work. He's in a relevant tribe, he gives you more power, and he makes your army crankout more pieces. I can't say for sure if he's good, but he's interesting, and I hope he has a home in Standard.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 4.75

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rishkar, Peema Renegade
Much like yesterday's card, Rishkar can be as subtle or as blunt as you need him to be. He can be a straight up combat buff (especially cool with Yeva, Nature's Herald) or a way to get every last drop of mana for when you just don't want to choose anything less than 80 for X, and is a very efficient way to expand the reach of things like Bramblewood Paragon or even Experiment Kraj. At some point, it's likely that the fact that he grants the ability to a creature will come up for you, especially if your playgroup still has decks with infect or wither running around and is used to anything so afflicted becoming useless.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

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