These elves have that interesting bit of
versatility that allows them to tap for any
color that you choose. This allows them to fit
any build for almost anything if need be. I
wasn'ta huge fan of this card, but it was
generally handy at times.
Another solid mana smoother. Quirion Elves are a
solid way to smooth a Green based deck splashing
X. You can name any color, so it's very helpful
in picking what you are lacking. A nice way to
round out mana elf week!
Constructed - 3
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3.5
Quirion Elves -
It's a good thing to look at Quirion Elves this
They made a reappearance in Invasion, but
they've always been a Mirage card in my mind.
And very soon, Mirage will be returning to the
forefront of Magic with it's release on Magic
Online. So just how good is this card with the
rest of the set? Honestly, I don't think it's
very good. When it showed up in Invasion, it
allowed you to play nice with all the great
multicolored stuff in the set. In Mirage, the
multicolored theme was a bit more subdued.
However, it is still a mana elf. Like all the
others, this week. Among the 2-drop mana elves,
I would put Quirion right at the top, but it
still can't hold a candle to Fyndhorn and
I can't say that I'm a huge fan of Quirion
Elves, especially if Birds of Paradise or Elves
of Deep Shadow are an option. In fact, I'd play
Llanowar Elves over these guys and take my
chances at getting hosed on mana. The fact that
you have to pay two mana for a creature that
only produces one mana and doesn't bring
anything else to the table really hurts this
card. I can't rate it too highly in any format,
but at least in Limited, you can get a jump on
mana when few other people do.