- I walked with the broken Sarkhan Vol, as he returned to his native Tarkir.
- I explored the clans with the returning Sarkhan in the first set, Khans of Tarkir.
- I immersed myself in their plots and machinations; marveling at the richness akin to the Ravnica block.
- I went mad with the haunted Sarkhan, beset by visions sent by the spirit of Ugin.
- I stood tall with Sarkhan as he attempted to save Ugin and defeat Nicol Bolas; bringing back the dragons to Tarkir.
- I wept as Sarkhan fell from the sky; broken, beaten and not even able to summon a spell to save the defeated and dying Ugin.
- I gasp as Sarkhan preserved the dying Ugin, by activating a long carried hedron and he then vanished; as his act changed the timeline bringing, Fate Reforged to a close.
What will happen to Sarkhan in the final set, Dragons of Tarkir? Had he changed things enough that his very existence never happens? If he returns, will he remember everything? Will he be the Sarkhan Vol we grew to love? We’re all about to find out as the set releases later this month.
As you can tell I have a fondness with this block. I’ve already developed a romance with Khans akin to my passion for Ravnica and Return to Ravnica. The block has been littered with great cards and rich story that ignite the meta-gamer in me. All of this combined make a truly great block. Further evidence of this greatness is the fact that Khans of Tarkir has been the best selling set ever. Fate Reforged, even though a small set, is selling like a large set and the final set of the block is yet to come. We are about to be thrown into a new future. A future that promises to rival and exceed Khans of Tarkir and Fate Reforged on the power curve. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you… Dragons of Tarkir (insert blaring trumpets)
This set is about dragons. Unlike the Tarkir of Khans, where all dragons were gone, this new time of Tarkir is chock full of them. They are part of everyday life. The world has embraced them and lives alongside them. They are both mentor and master, hero and villain depending on where you’re from. But the one thing you can be assured of is… they are powerful. Not powerful in a Dragon Whelp kind of way, with just a pumpable offense, No these new exotic dragons have dynamic abilities that make for some seriously interesting combinations. This all helps with the meta-game and strengthens a sets appeal. Now who doesn’t like dragons? I know I do.
Let’s not forget the story. There is new Planeswalker: Narset Transcendent. Narset’s scry/draw ability is very blue flavored and a Rebound for 2 is pretty cool. Hold up. Didn’t Narset die in Fate Reforged? Wasn’t she dealt a Death Blow by the Orc Zurgo Helmsmasher,
as Sarkhan was entering the Nexus? It seems the future has changed for our Planeswalkers too. A hint that Sarkhan might not be as we remember him?
The art is, as always, amazing. It further elevates these great beasts to the level they deserve. Wait! There are Dragons Lords too! These rulers of draconic kind have abilities that rival some of the most powerful of creatures seen. This totally fits the power curve of the set and make dragons the ultimate foes they should be. Something I have often thought needed addressing and in Dragons of Tarkir they certainly have..
I’m not going to talk about card combinations. I’ll leave that to you and your players. I’ll not rob you of that fun but I will say this set is already shaping up to be a game defining set. Many cards will be extremely popular in both Limited and Standard play. Making Dragons of Tarkir great for Draft, Sealed or Constructed play. Whatever you think you’ll need product wise, I’ll wager you’re under. Contact your Account Manager and review what you’ve preordered. If you’ve not preordered already, I highly recommend you do so immediately. I expect this set to be a hit and we’ve only seen a few cards. I’m sure Wizards is saving the best until last; as we all salivate at the released cards and rush to assimilate them into our favorite decks. Oh happy times!
Don’t forget your FUNKO POP Sarkhan Vol. This will be a BIG hit with those players excited by this block and the story of Sarkhan Vol.
Release: OUT NOW!
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