This Fling effect is well worth that mana cost considering the high power that these Eldrazi we’ve seen already have. If we see even more incredibly massive Eldrazi printed in this set, this effect becomes all the more relevant. It’s on the top end of the curve for Constructed, but that effect could easily be a game finisher. With a creature like Hangarback Walker hanging around, there’s some value to be had here. Scuttling Doom Engine would have been a bomb with this card, but it’s no longer going to be in Standard when this is released.
I could definitely see this Tyrant ending games in Commander. It’s similar to Bosh, Iron Golem’s effect, but he deals damage equal to converted mana cost, whereas this deals with power. Unfortunately, swinging a Blightsteel Colossus at someone’s face doesn’t KO a player immediately since it’s the Tyrant doing the damage, not the sacrificed creature itself. Then again, you could use the equipment Grafted Exoskeleton to give the Tyrant +2/+2 and infect. Anyway, this is a major contender for being a finisher in Red artifact decks especially with all of the colorless creatures you’ll have. It’s also a great thing to do with tokens of artifact creatures created by Feldon of the Third Path, as they’ll just be exiled at end of turn anyway. This is definitely one of my favorite Eldrazi so far.
There are also 4 colorless Eldrazi that we have to look at.
Overall, I like these Eldrazi, and they should be pretty fun to play with in Limited. The Barrage Tyrant is my favorite to actually do something in Constructed, but I like it best in Commander.
Which of these cards are you most excited about? They’re all pretty solid cards, in my opinion.