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Boreal Druid
Cold Snap


Reviewed September 19, 2006

Constructed: 2.6
Casual: 2.2
Limited: 2.35

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Boreal Druid

I'm just completely unimpressed when cards like this come around. I understand that they are needed. So, I have no problem with that. Unfortunately, it's just been done so many times that it's not exciting to even talk about anymore.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2.5
 

BMoor

Boreal Druid

Cute. Enables snow decks. Cheap mana acceleration for green, which already had a buttload of it. Useful but uninteresting.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Boreal Druid

Llanowar Elves are good. Boreal Druid is, most of the time, a Llanowar Elves. Think about the number of times you've needed the Elves to be producing green mana rather than just colorless. Most of the time colorless is fine. And if that mana happens to be snow mana? All the better. The one thing standing between Boreal Druid and being a superstar in constructed like Llanowar Elves is, ironically, the elves themselves (say that three times fast). With them and Birds of Paradise in standard, there's just no need for another 1-drop mana generator. Of course, what's legal right now will not be legal forever. Birds will leave Standard before Boreal Druid does, so there may be a future for it yet.

Constructed Rating - 3.0
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 3.0
 

Patrick Hendry

Tuesday- Boreal Druid

I can't see this getting a lot of play in constructed simply because Birds of Paradise and Llanowar Elves are both legal. In a snow deck, you would still rather have the second colored mana than the snow mana, especially since you would have snow lands.

In casual, this is just another boring one-cost mana accelerator.
In limited, you pick this early simply because so many of your creatures and enchantments require snow mana. If you can pick up two or three of these guys with an assortment of snow lands, you are good to go.

Constructed- 1.5/5
Casual- 1/5
Limited- 3/5
 
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