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Wood Elves
Exodus & 7e - Common

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.10 (5 Reviews)
Limited: 2.40 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed July 15, 2002

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John
Hornberg

This Week's Card Selector

Well, I start my week off with Wood Elves, a favorite of a friend of mine.  While many people write this card off as crap, it is actually not as bad as it looks.  Granted a 1/1 for 3 is bad, it's ability can be good in the right deck, and most of all, in the right format.  This guy has possibilities in extended, especially in the new season, but not in Type II.  So, a 2 in constructed (a combination of a 2.5 in Extended, and a 1.5 in Type II.)

In limited, I don't particularly care for him as a high pick.  Sure if you're playing green he speeds you up, but again, that 1/1 for 3 really hurts.  I can be played, but he's a 20, 21, 22, or 23 card for your deck.  A 1.5 in limited.


Scott
Gerhardt

 

This is a decent extended card....for about 3 more months.  The ability to grab a basic forest is not that exceptional.  The ability to grab a Tropical Island is some good.  Mostly reserved for Recur decks, though.  

In limited, it's not horrid.  A critter than helps accelerate and smooth mana as well as thin the deck and play speed bump can play on most of my teams.

Constructed - 2
Limited - 3.5
Current Price - $.25


Mason
Peatross

 


Aaron
Teare

Limited **
Constructed **

It is so risky to slam a 187 creature. Wood Elves might make it into a casual 5 color deck because it can grab dual lands... but there are other ways to do this that are even better in that environment.

In todays T2, I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't use Llanowar Elves over these guys.

Does anyone play Limited formats using 7th ed?


Andrew Chapman

Wood Elves have always been good at tempo advantage. For 3 mana, you get a 1/1 (usually worth 1 mana) and a land from your library into play (usually worth 2 mana).  So this card basicly allows you to play two cards at once.  Combine that with the deck thinning that getting a land from your library gets you, and you got a solid, at worst, card.

In Limited, I would play this simply because it thins out my library and gets me to my bombs faster, while allowing my mana to steep up to higher casting spells I might have.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3


Fletcher
Peatross

Wood Elves are fairly decent in Limited as they push you up one land. In Constructed they were only decent when you could get a dual land with them. Currently, that's only in Type 1 and 1.5. Poopy. Constructed a 1.5. Limited a 2.
 

 

 

 

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