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Siren Stormtamer
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Siren Stormtamer
- Ixalan

Reviewed Sept. 19, 2017

Constructed: 3.63
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Siren Stormtamer
 
This creature's mana cost and abilities will inevitably lead to comparisons to powerful cards from older formats, such as Cursecatcher and Judge's Familiar; I think he actually holds up quite well in that comparison. The mana cost is great for threatening decks early, and while he affects a narrower set of spells than either of those older cards, using his ability at the right time can keep your deck on course (navigation reference possibly intended). Plus, at least two of his creature types have tribal effects, and he's tailor-made to protect tribal "lords".
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H.

Siren Stormtamer (9/19)

 

A card in the grand vein of Cursecatcher and Judge's Familiar, though a bit more interesting. It's not a Force Spike/Mana Tithe on a stick, but something a bit more concrete an answer and an excellent late-game answer. It’s still an evasive attacker, which is a nifty place to be, but stopping a targeted ability gives it a nice niche in thwarting things like the new Vraska ultimate or any number of kill/burn spells. It also has a perfect typeline for taking advantage of tribal synergies, between Wizard and Pirate. It's unlikely to be a star, but it'll be a staple of Standard for the coming years all the same, and it's apt to pull its weight better than most.

 

Constructed: 4.25

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4.25


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