MTG Card Review: Odric, Master Tactician

Converted Mana Cost: 4

P/T: 3 / 4

First strike (This creature deals combat damage before creatures without first strike.)
Whenever Odric, Master Tactician and at least three other creatures attack, you choose which creatures block this combat and how those creatures block.

Odric, Master Tactician is one of my favorite cards in my deck. Odric, Master Tactician was first released in Magic 2013 Core Set. It was my very first Magic The Gathering starter deck. I picked this deck because Odric looks like a cool warrior. I continue to play Ordic in my mono white deck.

A true master tactician knows the art of First Strike. Odric, Master Tactician uses this strong ability to his advantage in combat. He is able to strike an opponent’s creature first to avoid damage from creatures without First Strike. He can force your opponent to block his attack with a strong creature. Ordic’s First Strike will destroy the creature before it can deal damage to Odric.

Ordic’s skill requires three other creatures to attack with him to use his skillful tactics. The skill controls which creatures block in combat, and how those creatures block. You can choose to not allow your opponent to block your creatures. You can deal a lot of damage if you have a lot of creatures. You may also want one of your opponent’s best monsters to block to destroy it in combat.

Furthermore, this skill is amazing in decks with tokens. If you have a lot of creatures on the field, you can deal a lot of damage to your opponent. Elspeth, Sun’s Champion is the perfect Planeswalker to play alongside Odric. She creates three 1/1 white solider tokens and can destroy monsters with power 4 or greater. She builds an army of white solider tokens for Odric to lead into combat!

Overall, Odric, Master Tactician is one of my favorite cards in my white mono deck. He has mastered his tactics in combat. His second skill is his highlight. He dictates blocking in combat during your turn. If played correctly, Odric can deal a lot of damage to your opponent. Odric will lead your troops to victory!

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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