Dakkon, Shadow Slayer
|Dakkon, Shadow Slayer|
|Full Name||Dakkon, Shadow Slayer|
|Origin set||Streets of New Capenna|
|Stats (max level)|
|Deck limits||5 · 8 · 6|
|Mana bonuses||+3 · +4 · +4 · -2 · -2|
|Planeswalkers (Infobox · Data)|
Dakkon, Shadow Slayer is a white, blue and black formerly human Planeswalker, introduced after June 2022, following the release of the Streets of New Capenna set.
At release he had the sixth highest health in the game. He has good mana gains in his colors, and average deck limits with a focus on Spells: five Creatures, six Supports, and eight Spells.
Although emergent strategies are possible, Dakkon seems designed to gain large amounts of Loyalty with Blue gems (especially with conversion) and his first ability, ameliorating the high cost of the second and third and hopefully enabling them to be used more often.
Note that the effects of the Forging the Blackblade token will not take place if there are no creatures for it to buff.
Creatures Weakened until their Toughness is reduced to zero by Forging the Blackblade, do not die until after combat damage is dealt.
Untargeted abilities like Forging the Blackblade can affect creatures with Hexproof , and save the price of targeting ones with Ward ; in this respect, and balanced against the utility of targeting preferred non-Hexproof creatures, the first two levels of One's Vengeance Path are superior to the latter two. The 4th level is also valuable for the Sacrifice objective, and friendly creatures whose damage threatens the completion of objectives.
|Dakkon, Shadow Slayer - level 60|
|Mana bonus||Deck limits||Health||Leveling cost|
Bold text denotes changes between ability levels.
|1: Bearer of the Blackblade|
|Ability Level||PW level||Effect|
|6-19||9||Surveil 2: Gain life equal to the number of White gems on the board.|
|20-35||9||Surveil 2: Gain life equal to the number of White gems on the board. Your opponent loses life equal to the number of Black gems on the board.|
|36-49||9||Surveil 3: Gain life equal to the number of White gems on the board. Your opponent loses life equal to the number of Black gems on the board. Gain Loyalty equal to the number of Blue gems on the board, up to 3.|
|50||9||Surveil 4: Gain life equal to the number of White gems on the board. Your opponent loses life equal to the number of Black gems on the board. Gain Loyalty equal to the number of Blue gems on the board.|
|3: Forged by Greed|
|Ability Level||PW level||Effect|
|16-29||26||Create a Forging the Blackblade token.|
|30-45||26||Create a Forging the Blackblade token. That card gains the Darkness Emblem.|
|46-59||26||Destroy the top 5 cards of your library. Create a Forging the Blackblade token. That card gains the Darkness Emblem. Move the first Artifact support card from your graveyard to play under your control.|
|60||26||Destroy the top 10 cards of your library. Create a Forging the Blackblade token. That card gains the Darkness Emblem. Move the first 2 support cards from your graveyard to play under your control.|
Forging the Blackblade
White, Blue, Black Support Card; 4 Shields, Token.
- "At the beginning of the combat on your turn: Your first creature gets +1/+1 for each White, Blue and Black gem on the board until the end of turn. Then: If this support has the Darkness Emblem - Opposing creatures get -X/-X until end of turn. X is the greatest number among White, Blue or Black gems on the board."
If there are no friendly creatures for it to buff, the Forging the Blackblade token will not debuff enemy creatures.
"The original forger of the Blackblade, Dakkon became a planeswalker, as promised by Geyadrone Dihada, after completing the creation of that powerful weapon. But his creation was used to split apart his soul from body, leaving him to planeswalk bound by the Blackblade."
Dakkon Blackblade on MtG wiki
The combination of white blue and black is called Esper after the Shard of Alara from the MtG multiverse. In Dakkon's set, SNC, this combination is the magic of the Obscura faction.
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