Self-Appointed Flavor Judge – Tasigur

Here’s a definite fail. How much power and toughness does a guy have, when you describe him like this:

… he’s under twenty, you know, and pale and sickly.

(Source: YouTube)

Apparently, plenty:

So, that’s a 4/5. How big is [scryfall]Alesha, Who Smiles at Death[/scryfall], the khan of the notorious warrior clan, the Mardu? She would be a 3/2. What about [scryfall]Yasova Dragonclaw[/scryfall], the khan of the clan known for their bear-beating ways (well, in the future at least)? 4/2. The guy who has a tattoo to tell everyone that he has killed a dragon in combat? (That would be [scryfall]Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest[/scryfall].) 3/2.

Somehow Tasigur is bigger than any of them. I could list plenty of other examples, but I’m guessing that’s enough to make the point.

There seems to be a disconnect here. Creative has an idea on what this guy is, but it hasn’t really been translated into this final card. Development doesn’t really care about stuff like this (being comprised mostly of former professional players), but this just seems too big a margin, when the description of the guy leads you to believe he’s something like a 0/1.

I guess you could argue that its about his magic or something. I guess that’s reasonable. There’s plenty of human wizards with power of 4 or higher ([scryfall]Magus of the Coffers[/scryfall] and actually quite a few of the magi cards, [scryfall]Vela the Night-Clad[/scryfall], [scryfall]Lim-Dûl the Necromancer[/scryfall], [scryfall]Cabal Patriarch[/scryfall], seems to be thing with the black human wizards). Most of them are, however, old. It takes time to learn magic that well. Tasigur is young and apparently very inattentive. How is he able to wield such power?

At least the abilities are somewhat in flavor (flavory? flavorsome? flavorable?). Well, somewhat. Its hard to say what the exact flavor of delve is. Or maybe [scryfall]Become Immense[/scryfall] is just throwing me off. However, if [scryfall]Treasure Cruise[/scryfall] is delve, it fits Tasigur as well.

I guess in the same sense the activated ability is also on point. Its feels like giving orders and not really caring about happens. You know, lack of interest, because you are more interested in the fruit in the bowl than actually doing your job as the khan. Then something gets accomplished.

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