Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Reviewed December 30, 2004
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*game store employee
Thursday - Vernal
came out, this was the only legal Mana Flare
type of effect that was mono-green. It
helped the Elf and Nail deck greatly, as all
of its lands were Forests, and this helped
them get more mana while depriving their
came out, we have this card's Ninth Edition
replacement in Heartbeat of Spring.
This is OK in a
casual environment, but in a more
competitive environment, this is just too
slow. It is also bad for most limited
environments that it is legal in, since you
will usually be playing 2 or 3 colors.
Time Pro Tour
This enchantment allows all of your Forests to
tap for two green instead of one. Two Blooms in
play would make your Forests tap for THREE green
mana. I never used this card because the
aggressive green decks that are the most popular
don't really need very many cards that cost four
mana or more.
Vernal Bloom doesn't do ANYTHING for you until
turn four when you get it into play. No uses for
this card at all in limited play. I'm afraid I'm
gonna have to label this card as NOT GOOD.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
I always liked Mana Flare. A Mana Flare that
potentially does not work for your opponent is
all the better. While not very useful for
limited decks, this card is great for
constructed and casual decks, making you both
friends and enemies in multi-player. While it
really requires a specific deck to be made
worthwhile, its still a card to play.
* game store owner
This card seems to be really good if you are
shooting a high mana curve and if you know the
environment lacks a lot of forests. Otherwise
it's useless or ends up being a rough gamble.
Outside of that, there's really not a lot to say
about it. When it works, it's a beautiful thing.
Vernal Bloom --
I can't give this card a great rating by any
stretch. It has seen play, it has worked out for
some people, and it probably has won some games.
I just see it as a bit too expensive and not as
useful as it should be. You can double your mana
output, yes, but so can your opponent. I can't
really think of much more that I dislike about
this card, and even though that doesn't seem
like much, it is enough to make me not want to
In limited, I absolutely hate using any card
like this, as it will likely come back to haunt
you. It would also be eating up one of
twenty-three or twenty-four slots, meaning you
have to be saying it is better than any other
card you have left.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 1.5