With the Magic 2011 Core Set, a new powerful cycle of Giant creatures were released, each with powerful abilities that activate whenever they enter the battlefield as well as whenever they declare an attack. Sun Titan was the first of the Titans officially released, as a Pre-Release foil promo. While he may not be the most popular of the Titans, his usefulness becomes far more clear with the release of Magic 2012. Sun Titan’s ability whenever he enters the battlefield or attacks, you may return any permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. There are many useful cards which can be returned to the field with his ability, including staple removal cards like Journey to Nowhere, Leonin Relic-Warder, and the re-released Oblivion Ring. Now, in addition, with Phantasmal Image being included in the set to be able to copy creatures (and their abilities!) for only one colorless and one blue mana, Sun Titan has solidified a place in U/W (Blue-White) control decks for sometime.
Watch your Jace Beleren (yes, he has only a converted mana cost of 3) return the battlefield to be able to draw you more cards, something that was not practical before the Standard banning of Jace the Mind Sculptor. Perhaps a sort Green/White control deck will become more prominent, being able to reuse Acidic Slime to destroy your opponent’s lands and recycling your Birds of Paradise, Tumble Magnets, and so on. Perhaps he is best at one or two copies in a deck because of his 6 mana cost, but there’s no doubt that Sun Titan now has even more potential than ever before.