I'm not saying Iroas isn't pretty standard boros, just that at least he's good.Quote from TheAmericanSpirit »I concur with most of these designations, but your opinion of tajic drips with preconceived Boris bias when he's actually a step forward for the legends of that guild, whereas Iroas just another runner in the combat step pack.
The pyroclasm/earthquake/Mark of Asylum combo had no real home until Tajic, and while it's not uber tier good or common, it is NOT strictly hurrdurr combat step. It IS a valid excuse to run Personal Sanctuary mainboard without looking like a nerd though, and that is HyPe.
If tajic prevented the damage to himself I might be more into it, but as is his synergy is:
1) you have to play him first, and then your big burn spell, so it's very mana intensive and slow
2) he's going to die no matter what so you're burning two cards to pull off this maybe-plague-wind combo
3) if gets removed in response, you just owned yourself, and he's very easy to remove
If he prevented it to himself I could at least see a build where you keep quaking turn after turn while smashing in (at least in magic christmas land where no one runs spot removal or creatures big enough to survive a damage wipe), but when he dies every time? No thank you.