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Wall of Blossoms
Stronghold


Reviewed December 8, 2004

Constructed: 3.83
Casual: 3.83
Limited: 3.50

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Wednesday - Wall of Blossoms
 
A marquee card from way back. Not only do you get a sturdy 0/4 blocker, it even replaces itself. Back in the day when this was type 2 legal, the decks were very fast, with multiple creatures doing 2 damage starting on turn 2. This would hold off one of them, or force your opponent to waste a removal spell as well as one creature's attack to get rid of this.
 
These days, there aren't that many creatures in extended that matter that can't get rid of this. It still gives the red decks fits, though.
 
In casual, try pairing this with Stampeding Wildebeests, or even Tradewind Rider, for repeatable card draw.
 
In limited, it was an OK blocker, but as a lot of the creatures had shadow, it didn't block half the time. Still it replaced itself, so it was never bad.
 
Constructed - 4.5
Casual - 5
Limited - 3.5


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Wall of Blossoms

In a game with dozens of unexciting, non-attacking Wall cards, Wall of Blossoms is ONE GOOD WALL. Hmmm, a green card for only two mana that IMMEDIATELY draws a card. Color Pie, schmolor pie! The 0/4 just plain GETS IN THE WAY against even the most aggressive Rock decks in Extended, while holding off lots of little bitty creatures along the way. This card was just fine in limited play as well, in its day, thanks to the free card this wall provides.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.0
CASUAL: 3.0
LIMITED: 3.0


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner

Wall of Blossoms - Wednesday

I keep hoping they will reprint this card. For some reason I don't see it happening. Getting a card AND a 0/4 blocker for two mana is pretty crazy. It's even crazier if you can bounce or sacrifice it and replay it. This is a very solid card.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4


Andy
 Van Zandt

Wall of Blossoms

This seems like Rock week so far, even though this card doesn't see
as much play as it used to. No card advantage loss, helps slow down
tempo decks early on, and can provide additional value through graveyard or bounce recursion. It's a very solid card as long as the aggro decks aren't using high-power creatures like negator.

constructed 3.5
casual 3.5
limited 3.5

Paul
Hagan

Wall of Blossoms --

I can't really complain about Wall of Blossoms at all. A 0/4 wall should cost roughly two mana (maybe one, as with Steel Wall), but when it comes with card draw, the cost is more than worth it. The only downside to Wall of Blossoms that I see is that sometimes, there just isn't room in a deck for it. You might need the space for removal, more offense, or random tricks, and the Wall is none of those.

For casual players, Wall holds a little less value, especially with the wider variety of cards available. I would still recommend considering it whenever building a green deck, but I think it sits lower on the totem pole.

In limited, I think I would play Wall of Blossoms, as an 0/4 body early on is generally a little bit better in limited than constructed, as is card draw. It definitely isn't a first pick, but I would scoop it up once the packs got down to around 5-7 cards.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0
 

 

 

 

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