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Llanowar Elves
Ninth Edition


Reviewed July 15, 2005

Constructed: 4.125
Casual: 4.375
Limited: 3.375

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Llanowar Elves

Welcome back elves. You're no Birds of Paradise.

But we love you anyway.

You might not be in love with these guys. They aren't glamorous. But get used to it. They're going to be around a while.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.5 (elf decks)
Limited: 2.5
 

Paul Hagan

Llanowar Elves --

Welcome back, Llanowar Elves! We've missed you. Your buddies, the Birds of Paradise, have been helping people play multicolored decks, but they haven't been doing too much to further the cause of taking opponents out. We know you're different, though! You turn sideways -- to attack! Yeah, yeah, we know you won't be helping these new decks run five colors, but that's OK, we won't fault you for that.

OK, now that I got that out of my system, I'm not sure what I can say that the other reviewers won't say. I'll do a quick summary. The Good: They're 1/1 that produce green mana, all for one mana. The Bad: Doesn't produce multiple colors.

Constructed Rating: 4.5
Casual Rating: 4.5
Limited Rating: 4.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Llanowar Elves

"YAY!" screams many a mana accelleration fan! The mid set from Ravnica Block will give us 20 months of both Birds and Elves, and the rise of many decks that will take advantage of it, no doubt. They're back, they're beloved, and they'll see that many a 3 casting cost item will hit the board turn 2.

In limited, if you're going green, Llanowar Elves are always a solid add. In casual, they can catapult you to the mana level you need to carry out some mana intensive stuff, and isn't that what green wants anyhow?

Constructed - 4.5
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 4
 

Chase

Llanowar Elves has always made its way into every Base Set since the beginning of Magic, and, to make a long story short, has also always been reprinted with Birds of Paradise, a clearly superior, though much more expensive, alternative. Elves took a vacation in 8th Edition, but it’ll be taking the spot light in 9th edition for a few months until Birds is reprinted again in Ravnica a few months later.

For what it does, Elves is one of the best; in effect, its player’s game will end one turn earlier with this card. Troll Ascetic comes down on turn 2 and is swinging turn 3. Quite simply, this will see play, unlike a number of cards reviewed this week.

In 8th limited, I’d take it. It’s a lowish pick, but it’s still good.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 2.5
 
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