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Quirion Dryad
10th Edition


Reviewed August 24, 2007

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 2.90

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BMoor

Quirion Dryad

For some reason, I thought Quirion Dryad was a 0/2.  But no, she's a 1/1.  Not that she'll stay that way for long: Quirion Dryad has a reputation for inflating like a balloon to enormous proportions in an incredibly small amount of time.  And with so many multicolor cards in Standard, she's bound to swell up by at least +1/+1 per turn.  Not many creatures can boast that.
She'll b amazing until Ravnica rotates in September, at which point she'll likely be just very good.

Constructed- 4.9
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Friday - Quirion Dryad

This was the key card in the old Miracle Gro decks of way back when. Unfortunately she got reprinted at the wrong time, as Ravnica is set to rotate out before too long and take the excellent multicolor support with it. Still, it's possible that a revival of the deck can occur if Lorwyn brings enough to its table (*cough* cantrips). Only really good in its own deck, but that deck can be powerful.

In limited, ideally you'll be splashing green just for her, but if that's not the case, probably not worth it. Maybe if she were in Ravnica, but not in Tenth.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Quirion Dryad
 
I'm not sure that Quirion Dryad will be particularly good in Standard. The reason it's so good in Legacy and Vintage is because of Gush, Force of Will, and Daze; Think Twice, Pact of Negation, and Mana Tithe really don't look so good in comparison. If you're lucky enough to boost four of this girl's neat new artwork, I recommend you build a Miracle Gro or Gro-A-Tog deck.
 
Unless Gush is in Tenth Edition, I'm not sure how good Quirion Dryad is in limited. On the other hand, there are plenty of good red burn spells.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Quiron Dryad

Surprisingly, this card saw constructed play.  If you play that 3 color spell on the round after it comes out, it gets big quick.  Problem is that it is a ground pounder with no trample.  But it does keep getting bigger.  Thus, combo with a trample giving card, it may be worth it.  Not my favorite however.  Yet, as far as card design goes, this one is fun.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Quiron Dryad (1G)
Creature - Dryad

Whenever you play a white, blue, black or red spell, put a +1/+1
counter on Quiron Dryad.

This guy gets owned by Mogg Fanatic because you gotta have an instant
to save her before playing her out which means no turn 2 craziness. It
also gets owned by pretty much any bounce so yeah... I just think she's
overrated. She's not aggro enough for aggro and not controllish enough
for control.

In casual, I can see someone try to make this really big.

In limited, this could ne trouble if your opponent can't get rid of
this quickly. Even if your opponent can, you just got a nice rare to
trade or e-Bay.

Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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