Say Hello To The Quandrix College Founding Elder Dragon

The founding Elder Dragon of the Quandrix College is here!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and TeferiMagic, take a look at the founding Elder Dragon of the Quandrix College in Strixhaven: School of Mages — Tanazir Quandrix!

Tanazir Quandrix stands out immediately as an Elder Dragon that only costs five mana. Let’s dive into the 4/4’s many abilities.

Flying, trample

When Tanazir Quandrix enters the battlefield, double the number of +1+1 counters on target creature you control.

A 4/4 flying and trampling Dragon is already pretty good for five mana, but Tanazir Quandrix also pays you off for playing with creatures that gain +1+1 counters. And unlike previous +1+1 counter bonuses, Tanazir Quandrix doesn’t just give them an additional counter — it doubles them.

Whenever Tanazir Quandrix attacks, you may have the base power and toughness of other creatures you control become equal to Tanazir Quandrix’s power and toughness until end of turn.

Attacking with Tanazir Quandrix can buff your team in combat in a couple ways. If you simply have some smaller creatures out and curve into the Elder Dragon, they can all be 4/4s just by being alongside Tanazir Quandrix. However, if your team of creatures have some +1+1 counters, the base power and toughness will match Tanazir Quandrix then benefit from the +1+1 counters for a huge bonus.

Creatures like Stonecoil Serpent, Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig, and any creature with escape can leverage Tanazir Quandrix. Throw Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider into the mix and the +1+1 counter shenanigans can get out of control.

What do you think of Tanazir Quandrix? Do you want to go off with +1+1 counters or beat down with an aggressive Simic deck topped off with an Elder Dragon?

Strixhaven: School of Mages releases April 23. Check out our official preview gallery.