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The card that showed up on Reddit is called Goro-Goro, Disciple of Ryusei. It looks like it’s 2 mana for a 2/2 Goblin Samurai. For 1 Red mana, we give our team haste. For 5 Mana we make a 5/5 Dragon with Flying, but only if we control a “modified” creature. We’ve seen “Modified” show up on a few other leaked cards, so it’s possible that Modified creatures are going to be a for sure mechanic.
Modified means that a creature is equipped with an equipment, enchanted with an Aura, or has a Counter on it (+1/+1, Ability Tokens, Etc).
As for it’s constructed viability, this is a really nice card for Red aggro decks. It’s a cheap creature on the curve, but can give some late game sustainability. This also could fit into the Alchemy Dragons deck, or another midrange deck that leverages +1/+1 counters or equipment.
For Commander, this is a creature that could definitely fit the commander role. Being a cheap way to give your big red creatures haste is really nice. Also, Red decks often can run their hands out pretty quickly so having a semi-reliable mana dump to make dragons is never bad.
Goro-Goro can also work in the 99 as well, playing well in a Gruul Counters Strategy like Halana and Alena, Partners, or Grumgully, the Generous. It also would be great in a Boros Equipement deck with Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist and Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh at the helm.
What do you think about this card? Do you think that this has constructed viability? How would you build Goro-Goro in Commander? Let us know in the comments!