This is like Fyndhorn Elves. But these guys are
the originals. They automatically get a higher
- Finally we get to the king of the forest.
Often copied, often referenced, never beaten.
Llanowar Elves rival even Birds of Paradise for
power, and that's a rare. Much of what can be
said for all mana elves can be said for the
Llanowar variety. It's incredibly effective,
it's cost efficient, and it's a staple of
tournament decks since the beginning of time (or
at least 1993). I for one am happy to see
Llanowar Elves back in the core set, even if it
was at the cost of Birds of Paradise. That
decision let us have some great new art for both
cards (since the Birds make an appearance in
Ravnica). So don't complain that the Elves
ousted the Birds. Instead be happy that
black-bordered BoPs are easy to get.