Iymrith, Desert Doom 3UU
Legendary Creature - Dragon (M)
Iymrith, Desert Doom has ward 4 as long as it's untapped.
Whenever Iymrith, Desert Doom deals combat damage to a player, draw a card. Then if you have fewer than three cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.
I wonder if ojutai was 3UU , would it make a 540 cube? Probably not?
Maybe wildfire survival is the kicker for those who love that card?
This seems darn close to ojutai in both function and power level.
-ward 4 is slightly worse than hexproof
-5 toughness is slightly better than 4 on a creature of this type
-ojutai’s damage ability is better in most decks, worse in a few?
Being Azorius was never really Ojutai's issue (at least before they started printing Teferis), it was always mediocre at best. Surviving Wildfire is cool, but this is generally worse and doesn't really solve Ojutai's issues of being mediocre. Hard to justify over Cavalier of Gales, unless you really hate triple blue.
I think I like Cavalier of Gales better in most decks/situations, but there are certainly cases where this card will be stronger. In a proactive deck with a lower curve, this monster can draw multiple cards a turn and be pretty scary.