game store owner in CA,
Elves. For the deck the absolutely MUST see
acceleration each turn, you will see them run 4
Llanowar Elves, and 4
Birds of Paradise. This would up their
chances of getting that extra mana by turn 2.
In Casual, you would
use it for the same reason...get that high costed
thing out early.
In limited, a nice
accelerator if you're running fat stuff that needs
a boost to hit play.
Ice Age - $0.49
7th Edition - $0.80
8th Edition - $15.52
*game store employee
Along the lines of "reprints in
Ice Age," we get this card. A
direct reprint of Llanowar Elves
with a different name, this
means you can have 8 1/1 mana
producers in your deck, sicne
they are of a different name.
Interesting for something like
Elfball (where a bunch of Elves
power up a huge Fireball or
large creature), and in a pinch,
they can actually attack, if
your opponent doesn't have any
creatures, or block a 1
toughness creature and kill it.
If you need 8 mana producers,
and don't have the money for
Birds of Paradise, then this is
the card for you.
In limited, it's a solid mana
producer, and it is a creature.
Creatures are at a premium in
Alice (Ice Age/Alliances)
sealed, so this would be a
definate play if you were
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Back in the days when Ice Age was being
designed, there was a thought that Ice Age would
be a true stand alone set, a set that people
would play with, possibly for years, without the
cards from any other set. Ice Age was very much
designed this way. Fyndhorn Elves was designed
to be just like Llanowar
Elves from the basic set, only flavored for the
world of Ice Age. Fyndhorn Elves were never
intended to live in a world where four Fyndhorn
live in the same deck with four Llanowar Elves.
All that having been said, since the Fyndhorn
Elves are virtually a copy of the Llanowar
Elves, they could not be said to be overpowered
or, for that matter, particularly interesting on
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
He’s an elf. He produces mana. He’s
automatically great for any number of casual
decks out there. And he’s the same as a Llanowar
Elf, so now you can play eight! As a one drop
this guy is perfect. He’s a 1/1/ so can swing if
need be. He’s an elf, so he fits a tribal theme.
He’s a mana guy, so he can accelerate you on
turn two. What else do you need?
* game store owner (The
Game Closet - Waco,TX)
Fyndhorn Elves -
These are just like Llanowar Elves. You pretty
much just play these if your other elves aren't
handy. I do see a lot of these popping up in
casual decks. If you just want more fast mana,
this is a decent option. This is a decent pick
to take late in a draft to smooth out your mana
count, but doesn't hold much value beyond that.
Fyndhorn Elves --
Fyndhorn Elves seem like they will get a similar
review from everyone, so I think I'll make my
review the Cliff Notes version:
* G for 1/1 = Good
* G for 1/1 that T: Produce G = Better
* Fyndhorn Elves = Llanowar Elves; Llanowar
Elves = Fyndhorn Elves
* Fyndhorn Elves < Birds of Paradise
* Fyndhorn Elves > Utopia Tree / Vine Trellis
* Constructed Rating = 4.0
* Casual Rating = 4.0
* Limited Rating = 3.5
Um... yeah. Staple green card. Almost automatic
in any green deck that can play it... just like
Llanowar and birds. Myr have nothing on this
Llanowar Elves! Err.. This card that is
identical to it from Ice Age :P. The
cool trick though is that you can 8
Llanowar Elves in one deck! I suppose
this was useful for that purpose, and
because of that we can treat this as an
extra Llanowar Elves that like wasnt
A lot has
been said about Llanowar Elves so I
wont bore you all with it.
Fyndhorn elves -
The original Llanowar elves!
Constructed - Better Mana enhancers in type 1.
Besides.... I think Llanowar elves are cooler.
Nobody enters their forest without them knowing
Casual - I love running 4 of these, and 4
llanowar elves in my deck, just for kicks. Its
good acceleration, and it makes it all the more
consistent with mechanically 8 of them. Not much
more to say a dork with acceleration.
Limited - Solid acceleration for limited, etc.
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3.0
Limited - 3.0