Brainstorm Brewery Dragons of Tarkir Set Review

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It's that time again, the time when everyone is going to look ahead to Dragons of Tarkir! Also, it's that time when we all do set reviews.


At Brainstorm Brewery we're no different, and we spent the week on the podcast turning in a two-hour review of every Rare and Mythic.

I'm sure we're right on some, wrong on plenty, but enjoy it regardless! You can find the full episode here. 

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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3 thoughts on “Brainstorm Brewery Dragons of Tarkir Set Review

  1. 2 quick questions:

    1- Does the new sponsor commentary at the beginning have anything to do with this episode not appearing on Gathering Magic this morning?

    2- Having just listened to the show, it seems there are very few rares or mythics in the set that y’all see as promising. I had the same sense during spoiler season- I think there are only 3 mythics I’d be excited to open, which is way less than in previous sets. So what’s ‘wrong’ with this set? Is the set relatively weak, is the glut of dragons just wearing folks out, are good options just being overlooked, or are people looking past this set b/c of the cool spoilers already done for Origins and MM2015?

    1. 1. No. We’re up on GM now, and will continue to be in the future 🙂

      2. I think it’s that in order to make non-Mythic dragons, they had to be very meh, and are being driven by the fact they’re dragons. I think this set will sell well because Dragons, but from a Constructed viewpoint it’s that and the fact that we already have so many sets in Standard to compare to.

      Overall, the power level just isn’t pushed that much. Given that the Dragons thing will carry it regardless, I’m fine with this.

    2. So many Dargons. They are just farting out way too many dargons, and “casual demand” is not going to prop up a ton of mediocre dragons the way people imagine. I made the point about a glut of hydras, and there are like a tenth as many hydras in Theros block as there are dragons in khans block. I think that Sarkhan and Narset may end up like Nissa – underwhelming Planeswalkers that are overvalued because the value in the set has to be SOMEWHERE. Some of the rares will be inflated as well, but it’s hard to say which ones until the community starts building. You’re right about this being a big set with no a lot in it. It’s scary.

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