Tuesday, March 20, 2012

RCotD #130

Random Card of the Day #130:

Llanowar Elves - G
Creature - Elf Druid
{T}: Add {G} to your mana pool.

Initial thoughts:

An iconic creature/mana ramp. Not as amazing as Birds of Paradise, but still quite as classic. Fairly obvious: you trade any color mana production for 1 power. Still, some cards like Noble Hierarch really put this card to shame.

At least they printed the G/W version of this in Innistrad. It doesn't have the flying evasion to serve itself as a blocker like the birds, but it still has the manaramp. I'm also somewhat biased about Birds of Paradise because flying Swords are really annoying. Grounded swords equipped to Llanowar Elves not so much. But its still a sword on a creature.

I'm glad they got the power level right on this card since alpha. Way better than something like, The Hive. 4/5

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