[AVR-ICD] Archwing Dragon

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Archwing Dragon
Creature - Dragon (R)

Flying, haste
At the beginning of the end step, return Archwing Dragon to its owner's hand.

4/4


A dragon that doesnt suck or seem over-costed! Wow!

Art's not to shabby either.
Don't think I could ever really be upset about recurrable damage.
Obligatory dragon is obligatory, but it definitely seems better for constructed than Balefire or Moonveil. It's kind of like a bigger, different Chandra's phoenix.
Immune to sorceries, love it.
Hmmm.  I would like this a lot more if Lingering Souls wasn't a card.
I'm gonna miss the Obligatory dragons tbh. But Still I like it. Doesn't seem awful.
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Wait they printed a half decent dragon for once has the world gone mad.

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Interesting. Viashino Dragon.

I don't know if I'd play this over Hellrider etc., but I'd certainly think about it. 
Not horrible, but do you really want to keep replaying this? I just get a weird feeling off this card. On one hand I love a cheap dragon that has a instant usefull effect, and can protect itself from some removal. On the other you have to keep paying 4 mana each turn to get a beater that wont be able to block if you need some air support. Its good but im not sure if its good in THIS standard.
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Not horrible, but do you really want to keep replaying this? I just get a weird feeling off this card. On one hand I love a cheap dragon that has a instant usefull effect, and can protect itself from some removal. On the other you have to keep paying 4 mana each turn to get a beater that wont be able to block if you need some air support. Its good but im not sure if its good in THIS standard.



I think you'd be fine playing it if your hand didn't have anything else better to play. In the same line that Chandra's Phoenix after it dies. Being immune to sorceries can be pretty good too. No more having to have to worry about boardwipes and having useful plays afterwards.
Viashino Sandstalker returns.

More expensive, but can fly and has toughness.

I'm lukewarm on this one.  If you're casting something repeatedly, one extra mana makes a huge difference; determines whether you can squeeze a burn spell into a turn where you drop this, for instance.  Once you've casted it once, your opponent knows you have it, and can tempo you with pretty much any countermagic (whereas it was much harder to be tempoed by countermagic with the Viashino). 

Cats land on their feet. Toast lands peanut butter side down. A cat with toast strapped to its back will hover above the ground in a state of quantum indecision.

Also passes O-ring test and makes vaporsnag test pointless. Unlike the phoenix though it fails the doomblade/gopher tests.
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Sundial of the Infinite?

Doesn't REALLY work. It will stick around for your opponent's turn (probably to die to instant speed removal), but it will bounce at the end of theirs, which is kinda pointless.
Haha, awesome!  The obligatory dragon is actually good!  I could see using this.

Also works with Kaalia of the Vast if you run out of big guns.  Drop it for free with her and pick it back up for next turn before it gets hurt.
Sundial of the Infinite?

Doesn't REALLY work. It will stick around for your opponent's turn (probably to die to instant speed removal), but it will bounce at the end of theirs, which is kinda pointless.


Yeah. Too bad it doesn't say "the beginning of the next end step".
Not horrible, but do you really want to keep replaying this? I just get a weird feeling off this card. On one hand I love a cheap dragon that has a instant usefull effect, and can protect itself from some removal. On the other you have to keep paying 4 mana each turn to get a beater that wont be able to block if you need some air support. Its good but im not sure if its good in THIS standard.



I think you'd be fine playing it if your hand didn't have anything else better to play. In the same line that Chandra's Phoenix after it dies. Being immune to sorceries can be pretty good too. No more having to have to worry about boardwipes and having useful plays afterwards.



thats all true, but lingering souls and midnight haunting still exist in this format, meaning that the utility of his bounce can be meaningless by the prevalence of sprit tokens in large quantities. Phoenix's recusion at least means it stays on the board for prescence and could trade the tokens off in a defencive manner if you needed to
"Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They're dead." —Jaya Ballard, task mage
Warstorm Surge?

Anyway, a nifty card, I might want one to replace the Volcanic Dragon in my casual mono-red deck.
Warstorm Surge?



You bet!
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Guys guys guys... the return to your hand isn't a drawback... it's to trigger off different uses of soulbond based on the situation! Laughing 
Yeah this would be fun with soulbond!
Guys guys guys... the return to your hand isn't a drawback... it's to trigger off different uses of soulbond based on the situation!  



Nice catch! I didn't even think of that. Would be hilarious with a number of the soulbond creatures.
Guys guys guys... the return to your hand isn't a drawback... it's to trigger off different uses of soulbond based on the situation!  



Hmmm, yeah this would be insane in a soulbond deck.

So convenient that he costs just enough to be played the turn after your Silverblade Paladin dude for 12 damage of double strike action...
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I said this card was good compared to recent dragons they have printed doesn't mean I think it's constructed playable at all.
Soulbound is cute and everything but I doubt it will be roleplayer in the upcoming standard environment besides the 2/1 1R haste guy.


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this is top of the curve beef for traditional red sligh

how do you deal with this? block it, instant remove it, or die...

4/4 haste recur would have been enough...but you got to fly to kill it?

ignores; incinerate, titans, elesh norn, bsz, doj, oblivion ring, et al;

you dismember it/black kill it, green instant flier kill, et al...or you're done
I feel like I've seen this card before.

After checking gatherer, it apparently was  Hell's Thunder that I was thinking of. I'm pretty sure that was much more playable and better than this.

I also feel that Kuldotha Phoenix is a better card than this. 
nice dragon, not broken but decent.

shame that you won't be playing this with faithless looting and that other draw spell (discard you're hand draw 2 cards)...

which work great with the phoenix...!
The closest equivalent, I think, is Giant's Ire. The card you "draw" is always another Archwing Dragon, but both sides can interact with it like it was a permanent - whether that's double strike, removal, blocking or whatever else you have in mind.
Nice, I really like this thing, I'm not sure how much play it will see in standard, but it's going into my dragon deck for sure!

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A dragon deck that has plenty of mana, Warstorm Surges, dragons, maybe even Crucible of Fire, and this dragon especially will see many victories by big fat dragons! In casual, anyway, if done right and playing slower decks. But that's how dragon decks work sometimes!

I like it. I'm not sure if it will do anything in standard, but I'd wager that some folks will try it there.
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holy crap, the obligatory dragon is actually very good! o:
This + Wolfir Silverheart :D

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This is better than Hell's Thunder assuming your four-drop slot is not crowded (unfortunately it is when you have Hellrider and Hero of Oxid Ridge) because you don't get up to five mana every game but you do get up to four mana a lot of games so you know this can go in for a second time. You usually don't play Hell's Thunder only to go in once.
This thing is practically elbowing cards aside to squeeze into my Norrin edh deck. One more mana for an extra two toughness and (more importantly) flying? Jump right on in!
This seems rather good.  Not quite sure if it's good enough for constructed yet though.
I desire a playset
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Immune to sorceries, love it.

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4/4 flyer with haste for 4 mana. There is a lot of cards that interact with (When a creature enters the battlefield) Think this guy will be used more than people give him credit. He isn't bad for limited either other then he wont be a blocker for those nasty angels
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