"Gishath , Suns Avatar: Naya Dinos Arise!"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
Nothing makes you feel like a little boy again than the sight of dino's and those dino's fighting each other. Magic seems to have captured this very special moment for a little boy and have printed dino cards that have a lot of big monster fans anticipating Ixalan's release.
The quite impressive Gishath Sun's Avatar is perfect as the Dinosaur Commander for all these big fatties.
So for Naya colors (R/G/W) and 5 colorless mana you can summon the mighty Gishath. A looming 7/6 Dino Avatar that has Trample , Vigilance and Haste.
For Naya who has green in it's colors ramping up has never been a problem and the direct impact that Gishath brings to the battlefield is palpable. It attacks immediately with haste , it can trample combat damage even when blocked and it also has vigilance meaning it can play defense after it has taken a big chunk our of your opponents life totals.
And it's triggered ability is a Dino lovers dreams come true. You get to look at the top of you library for each point of combat damage that was dealt to a player. So a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 1 if your opponent has blockers but cannot totally stop Gishath.
So you get to look at cards and put any number of dinosaurs into play from among them and the rest of the cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
A Strionic Resonator let's you do this revealing and putting on the battlefield a second time too so think of the possibilities.
The other fun thing is that you could control the order that your dino's could enter the battlefield.
You could have Verdant Sun's Avatar come into play first and all the rest of the dino's that follow it will give you a ton of life if you are in the red from all the other players attacking you.
Have Rampaging Ferocidon come into play as well you could trigger enrage when another dino comes in on Rampaging Raptors for card draw or Bellowing Aegisaur to make your dino's even bigger with a +1/+1 counter on them when it gets enraged.Ranging Raptors gives you more lands. Sun-Crowned Hunters burns each opponent for 3 every time you poke it.
And maybe have Raging Swordtooth enter too when you have Enrage dino's already in play. He gets to ping everyone of his kin for 1 of course.
Thundering Spineback can also come into play giving other Dino's +1/+1 in buffs as a dino lord here and now you have a massive army at your disposal with just one Gishath attack.
Burning Sun's Avatar can also come into play and trigger one last dino. At this point each of those dino's that have come before it could be your target.And those are a lot of great targets. Dino torture for the win!
You should be able to look at your opponents faces and see the blood draining from them as you plop a Dinosaur one by one , each bringing something to the table. Until they can foresee the carnage that will be upon them on the next turn.A Regisaur brings haste to all of your dino's and a 3/3 "raptor" as well. So I am sure opponents would not be looking forward to your next turn. Especially if they do not have cards like Rout or Aetherize in their hands.
Now all we need is a some sort of Dinosaur "Recruiter" so we can stack our own libraries in our favor and we are all set.None has been spoiled so far as of this writing but I am keeping my fingers crossed for one. Are you doing it too? Good. The more the better.
So are you excited for Naya Dino's? I know I am.