Quote from schindar »I got this card in two different prereleases. There were just too many hoops to jump through to make this anything more than a 4/4 defender for 4. I'm quite confident that there are constructed decks that can do some fun things with it but the juice just isn't worth the squeeze in limited.
I also got this card and had a wildly different experience. It was extremely easy for me to transform it and by letting it fight with either small lifegain vampire tokens (and then blocking an opponents creature with it) or with huge lifegainers and enrage creatures I got life, the land, and many possible triggers out of it. There was not a single time I had particular difficulties transforming it.