Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Planeshift - Rare
1G - Creature Dryad - 1/1
you play a white, blue, black, or red spell, put a
+1/+1 counter on Quirion Dryad.
Limited: 2.82 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed February 1, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
Dryad is kind of cool, in a "I like to put
counters on my cards" kind of way. I played
around with Miracle Grow, and let me tell you,
it's a lot of fun to play. This card is GREAT in
that deck. In just about every other deck, he's
an overcosted weenie.
Food rating: IT keeps growing and growing and
growing! Feed me Seymour!
this card. I tried it in IBC with mixed
results and a lot of raised eyebrows. It's
considered clutch in a deck that dominated the
later part of the Extended season. This is
one of those cards I always wondered why everyone
else ignored. It only costs 2, the cost of a
weenie, and often becomes the size of a fattie
with very little effort. Combat tricks too,
like using Opt the way some people use Giant
Growth. This time my ideas are confirmed
(often they remain untested or are disproved).
hate to brag but I preordered a bunch of this card
prior to Planeshift's release then I sold them like
crazy when Alan Comer's amazing Miracle-Gro deck hit
the scene (Thanks Alan !). This card is great in the
Gro deck but with the advent of so many
multi-colored decks (which will only increase with
Torment) this card should remain a solid choice for
a while. In limited it is also a solid choice but
not quite as strong because it's hard to get the
right card pool to really turbo power the Dryad.
Overall it is one of the best designed cards in
Planeshift and the picture sort of looks like Comer.
Dryad is quite the craze as of late.
SuperGrow, MiracleGrow, or whatever name it has
favorite was called Rogain!) gets bigger with
color that has some other color than green in its
Combined with blue card drawing and/or quick burn
spells, this could mean that the Dryad can be big
QUICKLY. While this is a stronger strategy
limited, it has started to prove its worth in the
changing and balanced Standard format as well.
In limited, this is a strong pick, as well.
Invasion block limited events, you will often play
3 or more colors. This means a steady supply
spells to pump the Dryad.
This card is a bit underused right now, because
most of the cards that it combos well with don't
fit too well into the current metagame. At
least in extended. It also might be too slow
for typ one.. however, I am not a type one
expert. It is still neat to see appear in a
deck every once in a while. Also, we have to
take into account that they recently released a
foil version of one of these :)
As for limited, well, I have to say tha tI would
be willing to pass one up if it came around a
draft table. I could see it's usefulness in
some situations, but most likely it is going to
end up being just another victim.
Miracle Gro, how I love thee. Miracle-Gro
was the deck I took to Grand
Prix Houston. I loved playing the deck and
the "whip lady" brought it all
together. I liked her so much that she's
included in one of my Event
Horizons Invitational decks (which one I'll tell
you in a week). In Limited
she can become very large, although usually not
veyr quickly, but is easily
a first pick. In constructed, she's a
monster that must be dealt with.
Limited a 3.5-4 (depending on the rest of your
deck's color scheme) and in
Constructed a 4.
I don't give many 1 star ratings... that should
give you a hint as to how
much I disrespect this punk Dryad! Maybe in
past weaker sets this pansy
rare would've seen play... but not in the busty
environment that is
I really used to think this card was a complete
pile of dung. Then Alan Comer smacked my ass
around with it in Vegas. Okay, I still won
the match, but this thing was still tighter than a
pair of 501s two inches too small. In the
right deck (Miracle Gro), the card is
awesome. Another situational card, though,
and not real useful outside of
In limited, it's not bad. If they don't kill
it early, a majority of your spells could make
this man a beast. It's worth playing, though
only a 3rd - 5th pick in draft.
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