3, Feb, 22

Neon Dynasty's Mechtitan vs MTG's Biggest Tokens

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Who would win, Superman or Goku? Mechtitan or Marit Lage?

Some of the biggest, baddest creatures in all of Magic: the Gathering are actually tokens. Gargantuan sea creatures, colossal Elementals, ravenous Beasts, wretched Zombie Gods, and evil Eldrazi.

With Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty comes a new contender for the best MTG token: Mechtitan, a gigantic Gundam with flying, vigilance, trample, and haste.

Mechtitan | Wizards of the Coast

But how does Mechtitan fare against Magic’s top tokens?

The Book of Vile Darkness, Desolate Twin, and Kiora Bests the Sea God make some extraordinary tokens.

But if any of them were to spar with the flying Mechtitan, they’d be obliterated in an instant, both in-game and in a hypothetical fantasy fight. Mechtitan has more stats, more keywords, and wields a sword the size of a skyscraper!

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The Biggest Token in MTG

Mechtitan is impressive. But the biggest token in MTG history is Marit Lage which comes in at twice the power of Mechtitan. The 20/20 legendary Avatar can be made in two ways, either through Dark Depths or Marit Lage’s Slumber.

If Mechtitan and Marit Lage faced off in a one-on-one battle, there’d be no competition. Marit Lage would swallow Mechtitan whole.

But moving beyond these hypothetical battles, let’s take a look at how you can actually play Mechtitan and whether it is good in-game.

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Mechtitan Core

You might be surprised that the massive Gundam token comes from a two-mana vehicle.

Mechtitan Core, like all vehicles, can crew and attack. And it even has decent stats. A two-mana 2/4 is pretty hard to deal with.

But of course, the main appeal of the vehicle is its ability to fuse into the Mechtitan token. At the cost of five mana and five artifact creatures, including Mechtitan Core, you can put 10/10 robot into play.

This is a hefty requirement to play the Mechtitan. But it comes with some insurance. If Mechtitan would leave play, all the artifacts besides Mechtitan Core return to the battlefield.

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Mechtitan vs Ormendhal

While technically not a token, Westvale Abbey and Ormendhal, Profane Prince, are the most comparable cards to Mechtitan Core in Magic: the Gathering.

Westvale requires a tribute, like Mechtitan Core, in order to flip into a monstrous stat-stick with a list of keywords.

But from a mechanical standpoint, I actually think Mechtitan is better than Ormendahl. It lacks the indestructibility that Ormendahl has. But if Mechtitan is removed from play, it can return the artifacts you invested into it back to the battlefield. This resilience adds a lot of value to Mechtitan Core.

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