Velomachus Lorehold
Velomachus Lorehold

Velomachus Lorehold – Strixhaven 

Date Reviewed:  May 31, 2021

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 5.00
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.13

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Strixhaven has some pretty complex cards in it, which makes Velomachus Lorehold stand out even more than he would normally. By that, I don’t mean to imply that he isn’t a good card. He is a very, very good card. He does devastating amounts of evasive damage and gives you a free spell in the process – because if we’re being realistic here, there’s statistically a good chance that even in a deck not built around him, most of your spells cost less than his power. He also turns into a one-dragon combo in many formats, giving the Lorehold color combination its own enticing way to cheat out Wheel of Fate and Restore Balance.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5 (I really want to see the Oops, All Relentless Assault Variants deck now!)
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Commander: 4/5

 James H. 


Velomachus Lorehold is quite powerful, isn’t it? While its body isn’t the best on its own, you’re still able to get a 5/5 with haste attacking…and a free spell on top of it. Which could combo well with Relentless Assault or something like Chance for Glory to end the game in short order. While I don’t think it’s an unstoppable ace, Velomachus Lorehold had a lot of scary potential, both as a “fair” creature and as a combo weapon. There’s definitely a lot of toys he works well with, and he also benefits from power/toughness boosting effects; I don’t think he’s phenomenally unbeatable, but he can do a lot of interesting things and is a nice tool with which one can swoop early and often.

Constructed: 3 (probably best in reanimator/cheat strategies, honestly)
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 4.25

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