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Urborg Elf
Apocalypse


Reviewed November 23, 2005

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 2.95
Limited: 3.15

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Urborg Elf

I wouldn't be too surprised to see an elf similar to this one printed sometime soon. It's pretty useful all around. It's size doesn't make it desirable in constructed for two mana. However, in other formats, it's actual ability is very convenient.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Urborg Elves

Cost an extra mana over Llanowars and Fyndhorns, but in GBU decks, a very solid add. Obviously meant to aid opposing color decks in the Invasion block, but with Rav back, it wouldn't be a horrible consideration in a lot of Rav builds if they had brought it back. Alas, they did not. But still worth considering if you are in all three colors in a format that would allow you to play Urborg Elf.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3.5
 

Jordan Kronick
 

Urborg Elf - I have to admit to not being a huge fan of Urborg Elf.
There's two
reasons for this. Firstly, it showed up in the same block as Quirion Elves, which were often more effective for thier ability to produce red or white mana if you needed it. Secondly, I felt that green/blue/black was a pretty ineffective color combination in Invasion block limited. The combination left you with minimal picks during Planeshift, while everyone else was getting their Terminates. Still, this is a mana elf that can produce 3 different colors. So it is still head and shoulders above a lot of other cards. And as for style, this card does have that. I mean, it's an elf that lives in the swamp! How cool is that?

Constructed Rating - 2.0
Casual Rating - 2.8
Limited Rating - 3.0
 
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