Sarkhan the Mad

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Sarkhan.png
Full Name Sarkhan the Mad
Aliases S1
Affinities BlackRed
Origin set Oath of the Gatewatch Oath of the Gatewatch
Cost 650 Mana Crystals
Stats (max level)
Health 119
Deck limits Creatures 9  ·  Spells 7  ·  Supports 6
Mana bonuses Icon W.png +1 · Icon U.png +1 · Icon B.png+2 · Icon R.png+2 · Icon G.png +1
Leveling cost 160,720 Mana Runes
Planeswalkers   (Infobox · Data)
Planeswalker series
Sarkhan Vol (human)
Sarkhan the Mad S1 BlackRed Sarkhan the Mad
Sarkhan, Fireblood S2 Red Sarkhan, Fireblood
Sarkhan Unbroken S3 BlueRedGreen Sarkhan Unbroken

Overview

Sarkhan the Mad is a black and red human Planeswalker, introduced in June 2016 along with the Oath of the Gatewatch card set.

He has higher than average health, average high mana gains with a very balanced spread, and high deck limits with a focus on Creatures.

His abilities have a dragon theme, including replacing one of his creatures with a dragon creature Token, and creating a support Token which deal damage when his dragons attack. He also has a cheap card draw ability.

Sarkhan the Mad, sometimes called S1, is the first of three playable Planeswalkers in MtGPQ which embody Sarkhan Vol at different points in his life.

Stats

Sarkhan the Mad - level 60
Mana bonus Deck limits Health Leveling cost
White +1 Blue +1 Black +2 Red +2 Green +1 Loyalty 0 Creatures  9 Spells  7 Supports  6 119 160,720 Mana Runes
All level details 1-60          Up-down-arrow-icon.png Click to
Level

cost

Mana bonus Deck limits Health Abilities
Icon W.png Icon U.png Icon B.png Icon R.png Icon G.png Icon L.png Creature-Icon.png Spell-Icon.png Support-Icon.png 1 2 3
1-5

1220Rune.png

-1 -1 +1 +1 -1 0 6 3 1 32 AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png AbilityLev0.png
6 3 3
35
-1 -1 +2 +1 -1 0
38
6-10

4580Rune.png

AbilityLev1.png
41
6 5 3
44
-1 -1 +2 +2 -1 0
11-15

9260Rune.png

47
AbilityLev1.png
50
7 5 3
53
16-20

15640Rune.png

-1 0 +2 +2 -1 0
56
AbilityLev1.png
59
7 5 4
21-25

23690Rune.png

62
0 0 +2 +2 -1 0
65
AbilityLev2.png
68
26-30

33380Rune.png

7 6 4
71
0 0 +2 +2 0 0
74
AbilityLev2.png
31-35

44660Rune.png

77
8 6 4
80
0 +1 +2 +2 0 0
83
36-40

57530Rune.png

AbilityLev2.png
86
8 6 5
89
AbilityLev3.png
41-45

71960Rune.png

92
+1 +1 +2 +2 0 0
95
8 7 5
98
46-50

87920Rune.png

AbilityLev3.png
101
+1 +1 +2 +2 +1 0
104
9 7 5
51-55

112320Rune.png

107
AbilityLev3.png
110
9 7 6
113
56-60

160720Rune.png

AbilityLev4.png
116
AbilityLev4.png
119
AbilityLev4.png

Abilities

1: Fiery Sacrifice
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 6-23 6 Draw 1 card and lose 3 life.
AbilityLev2.png 24-39 6 Draw 1 card and lose 2 life.
AbilityLev3.png 40-55 6 Draw 1 card and lose 1 life.
AbilityLev4.png 56-60 3 Draw 1 card and lose 1 life.
2: Call Dragon
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 12-29 9 Destroy one of your creatures and summon 1 3/3 Red Dragon Token with Flying.
AbilityLev2.png 30-45 9 Destroy one of your creatures and summon 1 4/4 Red Dragon Token with Flying.
AbilityLev3.png 46-57 9 Destroy one of your creatures and summon 1 5/5 Red Dragon Token with Flying.
AbilityLev4.png 58-60 9 Destroy one of your creatures and summon 1 6/6 Red Dragon Token with Flying.
3: Fiery Breath
Ability Level PW level Icon L.png Effect
AbilityLev1.png 18-35 18 When your Dragons attack this turn, they deal damage equal to their Power to the opponent.
AbilityLev2.png 36-51 18 When your Dragons attack this turn, they deal damage equal to their Power times 2 to the opponent.
AbilityLev3.png 52-59 18 When your Dragons attack this turn, they deal damage equal to their Power times 3 to the opponent.
AbilityLev4.png 60 18 When your Dragons attack this turn, they deal damage equal to their Power times 4 to the opponent.

Starting Deck

Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set 
Acolyte of the Inferno Creatures (3/1) 6 Red Common Origins ORI 
Akroan Sergeant Creatures (2/2) 9 Red Common Origins ORI 
Bellows Lizard Creatures (1/1) 7 Red Common Origins ORI 
Cobblebrute Creatures (3/1) 8 Red Common Origins ORI 
Firefiend Elemental Creatures (2/2) 8 Red Common Origins ORI 
Ghirapur Gearcrafter Creatures (2/1) 9 Red Common Origins ORI 
Ghirapur Aether Grid Supports (2) 6 Red Common Origins ORI 
Fiery Impulse Spells 4 Red Common Origins ORI 
Lightning Javelin Spells 6 Red Common Origins ORI 
Smash to Smithereens Spells 3 Red Common Origins ORI

Story

The dragon-worshipping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol is a native of Tarkir, where dragons had gone extinct long before his birth. Obsessed with their fury and predatory majesty, Sarkhan learned as much as he could about his world's ancient dragons, even going so far as to join a group of infamous shamans who venerated the apex predators. He had a talent for battle and gained status as a warrior in the Mardu clan, but he soon tired of the petty quarrels of the battlefield.

After one victory against a rival clan, Sarkhan had an experience that changed his life: "The spirit of a long-dead dragon appeared to him, whispered a spell into his mind, and then vanished forever. With the incantation of the spell, a huge dragon made of fire streaked out of Sarkhan's body and invaded the battle, blasting the battlefield with a torrent of fire. Fascinated, Sarkhan watched as his men and those of his enemy were burned to Cinders. It was a display of ultimate rage and power that surpassed anything he had ever seen. It stoked a passion in him that had never before flared to life, and along with it, his Planeswalker spark."—
From the novel Alara Unbroken by Doug Beyer

Thereafter, Sarkhan traveled from plane to plane, looking for a dragon to whom he could dedicate his life. On Jund, a shard of the plane of Alara, he found a land ruled by tyrannical hellkites and other mighty dragons. There, he declared his fealty to the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas.

Disillusioned by his servitude to the villainous, conniving, woefully undragonlike Bolas, Sarkhan fell into madness. He was led back to Tarkir by a voice in his mind, a voice he believed belonged to the long-dead spirit dragon Ugin. At the spot where Ugin died, aided by the Jeskai khan Narset at the cost of her life, Sarkhan found what he did not even know he was seeking: a way to travel back through time to the moment of Ugin's death at Nicol Bolas's hands and prevent the spirit dragon from falling. Instantly pulled back to the present, Sarkhan found himself in a world ruled by mighty Dragonlords, a world in which both Ugin and Narset were still alive.

The Tarkir of Sarkhan's birth, the world that seemed to him bereft of dragons, is gone. In its place is a vibrant world where dragons fill the skies. Sarkhan himself is now utterly unique, free in ways that few people are: a man who was never born, a Planeswalker without a home world, a human who can take the form of a dragon. Most importantly, his mind is once again his own, free of the influences of both Bolas and Ugin.