Daghatar the Adamant

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Daghatar the Adamant

Every cycle has to have a "worst card" in it, and I think we found the worst one in the non-mythic cycle.

If this is your commander, I guess you can deplete all of the counters and rebuy him out of the command zo... come on, that's terrible. This guy is terrible. It's cool that he has a Giant Fan ability, but he's not in the colors that want to do that. Simic likes creatures that do this, but EDH isn't set up to benefit from this ability, and a 4/4 for 4 that moves counters for 3 mana may not be good enough to get there. He doesn't create a counter, after all, he merely moves them, usually requiring that you shrink him to do it. I'm bearish as all hell. Abzan is one of the best decks in Standard, but that's because we have Theros block cards and Siege Rhino, not because we have time for slow, durdly counter shenanigans. Ain't nobody got time for Daghatar the Adamant.

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