I love the design on the card. And it is certainly powerful and interesting, but I don’t see what this really brings to the table in Vintage. Even in the control mirror match, removing a 4 mana creature shouldn’t be difficult to do. Discarding 1 card of your opponents choice isn’t that great of an ability in Vintage.
Card is defiantly cool though.
I wish they would do similar things with the other classic Elder Dragons from Legends. I want a Chromium planeswalker!
As much as I despise Big Nic, I really like this card as the creature as a 4/4 flying ravenous rats more than its transformed part.
Might as well have done a non-planeswalker Nic at 4UURRBB
With these abilities:
ETB: each opponent discards two cards at random.
2R: Deal 10 to a creature or planeswalker.
B: "Reanimate" creature or planeswalker.
Probably either needed Mind Rot or another couple of decent abilities ... either Haste or maybe some weird targeting ability like any spell targeting him on the battlefield or stack costs 3 more. As is the flip ability seems like a pipe dream until we get a reliable transform spell / land to cheat transformers. He's competing with some other powerful legends that can be Pyro and Hydroblasted like Kess, Mishra, and Mairsil who don't really get played currently.