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Commune with Nature 
Champions of Kamigawa


Reviewed October 13, 2004

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 2.9
Limited: 3.4

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Scott
Gerhardt

Mini-tutor for creatures.  I'm not all that down with this in constructed - it doesn't really do enough for me to justify it.  In limited, though, I will play it most times.  If you're creature stalled, you can often go find one for one little green mana.  I wish it were an instant, but I'll take it.  Will usually make the cut, but it cutable if the deck is amazing.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3


Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Well, this is sorta interesting, I suppose.  Commune allows you to grab creatures from your deck, and for only 1 mana.  At least the price is right.  While most likely not tournament fare, this could be a fun way to grab what you need from your deck, creature-wise.

In limited, this is a solid card, and if you're going green and want to get to your fatties fast, this will speed things up.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

   Current Price:
Commune with Nature - Champions of Kamigawa - $0.35
 


Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

OK. If you were really, really desperate for a specific creature NOW, I can see why you would play this. So it's decent in limited, where it can get your bomb. Competitive constructed decks are usually much too tightly tuned for this to fit in.
 
In casual, maybe. I'd rather have regular card draw though.
 
Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3
 


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Commune with Nature
In Champions of Kamigawa, green is the only color with creature help in
early game mana development. Commune with Nature on turn one can help you
find the mana producing creature you want to play on turn two. This card is
another example of the kind of "small card" that can play an important role
in a limited (and possibly constructed) deck even though the power level of
Commune with Nature is not very high all by itself.
CONSTRUCTED: 2.5
CASUAL:          2.5
LIMITED:         3.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Commune with Nature

 

This is one of my favorite new limited cards by far. No matter when you draw this card in the game, itís good to cast, helping you find the next creature in your curve or plan out your future turns. It also lets you know what you wonít be drawing, since you have to put four of those cards on the bottom your deck, so you can plan on that as well. All in all, this is a really solid limited card, and a great casual card as well.

 

Constructed:                 1

Casual:                         4

Limited:                        4

 


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

I know others may not agree with my assessment of this card, but I think it's great. There are a lot of times that the green player ants to sift through a few cards looking for something. This gives them that option. If you are playing a multicolor deck, you can get a lot of great choices...Man-o-war, Flametongue Kavu, or even Viridian Shaman.

Casual players will love it, because they can search for their fatty or dragon now. So far this card looks promising. With it's cheap casting cost, it will probably find its way into more extended and type one decks than people are expecting at this point.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Paul
Hagan
Commune With Nature --

I'm a fan of this card right now, and I'm not sure why. If you are playing green, and you are playing a lot of creatures, then this seems worthwhile. Don't have a dude for this turn? Tutor one up. Want a better dude? Try to tutor one up. It's nothing spectacular, but the price is right, and you can usually get *some* benefit out of it.

In limited, I will definitely play this card if I'm in green. The opportunity to make the most of my turn is nothing I'm going to pass up.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 3.5


Andy
 Van Zandt

Commune with Nature
I'm a bigger fan than most of this card, I think.  Impulsing for a creature
is just fine, and in a limited environment with few good 1 drops, this
smooths out your draw on turn 1 very nicely,  and later on helps you dig up
your bomb legend.
constructed 2.5
casual 3
limited 3.5
 

 

 

 

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