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I’m certainly not highlighting a flashy card today. In fact, it’s as wooly as they come. In fact, it’s a sheep.
Actually, I suppose that makes me a sheep-ist or something, because it’s not really a sheep. It’s a ram. A big, strong Ram.
That’s also an 0/5.
Why am I talking about this card? On the surface, it definitely looks like something you’d pass over. But I’m pretty sure it’s not. Right now the Esper decks have a few flex spots that typically go to Azorius Charm to help them in the first few turns against Aggro. Well, I can’t think of a better way to slow down Aggro decks than to toss a
sheep Ram out there on Turn 2. The blocking is relevant, the lifegain is real, and if they use a card to kill it you’re really happy.
Of course, there are several decks where it’s actually just very bad. Doesn’t help against Mono-Black and is smaller than most of the Monsters. Not to mention it’s horrendous in the Control mirror. This seems to relegate it to sideboard play, where I think it will find a nice home.
The conclusion? Don’t leave these in your draft leftovers, because it’s possible you’re going to need them in some capacity at some point.