Abzan Beastmaster

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Creature - Shaman Scout
At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if you control the creature with the greatest toughness or tied for the greatest toughness.

Toughness? Abzan cards seem to be triggering off of toughness this set, which is great in my opinion. It seemed a little durdly to play high-toughness creatures because walls are historically less flashy and fun than dragons, but if your 2/6 reach holding back their 5/5 dragon is also drawing you a card on your upkeep, I can dig it. I wish this were 1G but I imagine that was a little too good. I wouldn't have minded a Drumhunter reprint, but this card is fine and in the right deck you could generate quite a bit of card draw. I don't know how excited I am to draft these early (unlike Drumhunter, which I snap-picked) but this is almost a Scathe Zombies worst case scenario, and that is always fine as a 23rd card in Sealed. This has significant upside compared with Zombies so I am sure this sees play in Limited.

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