No. Well, that may be a little too succinct, but
I guess what I'm trying to say is PLEASE DON'T
PLAY THIS CARD, it's kind of terrible. At the
very least, this card is awful in limited play.
For this card to be a smart bet, you would need
to have several (at least two) ways of turning
land into creatures in your deck. This card
might as well say 'all your purple creatures
gain +2/+2'.you just don't have any purple
creatures, and even when you spend four mana to
put Earth Surge into play, you still won't have
any lands that have been turned into creatures
most of the time. In constructed, you would
obviously include Earth Surge only in a deck
that was built around the idea (and hopefully,
the ability) to turn your lands into creatures.
Sounds a fun, casual gaming experience to me.
This card by itself makes little sense. That
alone make sit hard for me to give it a high
rating. There are plenty of other cards that
turn lands into creatures, but if you were to
draw this card by itself, you'd by highly
disappointed. So, this one gets a low rating. It
likely only STRONG in casual play.
A lot of players, I suspect mostly on the casual
side, really want this card to be good. It will
be up to them to try it out and make it work in
some deck or other. I have heard some people
mentioning it will be nice with the Genjus. Of
course, there are a few cards that can make your
lands into creatures, including a new one in
Guildpact, Siege of Towers. Probably not your
first pick for man land makers, but it is an
option for the casual crowd.
I'm going to try to make a fun deck with Earth
Surge...just to see if it can be a viable casual
build. Wish me luck...
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this card exists, because it does something new.
Unfortunately the thing it does is pretty much
junk. The only real use I can see for this is in
combination with Siege of Towers to create an
army of 5/3 mountains. Be prepared to get this
as a very late pick rare and to have it clogging
up your trade binder for years to come.