Were you perhaps asking after Valkmira, Protector’s Shield?
To be fair, we are in fact talking about a modal double-faced card. But I wasn’t in fact talking about the Legendary Artifact mode on Reidane, God of the Worthy. Certainly there are applications (and things can go comically wrong for certain opponents going wide)… But I was really just thinking about the range of damage that the front-side can do.
Reidane, God of the Worthy is great going multiple directions
So this creature is a 2/3 flyer for three mana… with vigilance to boot!
That’s… Not bad. It’s got a little less deathtouch and lifelink than a onetime best 2/3 flyer for three mana ever; but vigilance can give you a nice measure of offense-defense.
But what’s so devastating about this card?
Snow lands your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.
What an awesome way to race! Both your fellow mono-white aggro decks and the current incarnation of the Red Deck play 20+ snow lands. How else are they going to turn on Faceless Haven? Power up Frost Bite?
Noncreature spells your opponents cast with converted mana cost 4 or greater cost 2 more to cast.
While Michael’s perspective on this card is — perhaps predictably — as a Red Deck foil, Patrick thinks this card is mostly there to keep opponents off of being able to cast Emergent Ultimatum and other Ramp-driven nonsense.
In fact, it’s good in both cases!
How do you fight Reidane, God of the Worthy?
Not well, in all likelihood.
If you go low, trying to handle it one-on-one, you run the risk of a Selfless Savior or Alseid of Life’s Bounty keeping it around.
How about sweeping up all the white creatures at once? What? With your four-or-more-mana Wrath of God effect?
- That awesome Emergent Ultimatum list!
- Sweet Standard singletons
- The return of Improbable Alliance to Boros Cycling
- And more!