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Joraga Treespeaker
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Jorga Treespeaker
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed June 25, 2010

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 4.13
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 3.90

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BMoor

Joraga Treespeaker

My personal favorite thing about this card is that you can cast it turn one, then turn two you can level it once with your two lands, and tap it for two mana, essentially getting it to Phase Two for free. Then on turn three you have five mana. It's a bit tricky in decks that aren't monogreen, since on that critical turn two you may have wanted to play a nongreen spell, which precludes you from leveling "for free". But of course, its Ultimate Phase grants the tap ability to all Elves you control, so it's clearly intended for a monogreen Elf deck. I want to compare it to Llanowar Elves, who can provide acceleration faster, but less of it. But of course, you're really intended to play them both, so that when the Treespeaker levels up completely it also supercharges the Llanowars.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 4.15

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Joraga Treespeaker
 
Joraga Treespeaker requires an investment of mana over several turns, to make a ridiculous amount of mana later. The great thing about this Druid is that green has an abundance of both ways to make mana to invest, and things to spend the ridiculous amount on later. A great addition to any deck with lots of Wurms or a deck with lots of Elves - just watch out for Infest!
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Joraga Treespeaker

Welcome back readers today's card of the day is Joraga Treespeaker an interesting elf that can power insane amount of mana and proves levelers can be wonderful. In standard this card can pump out insane amounts of green mana but requires a heavy creature commitment possibly tokens or green eldrazi monument deck. In extended and eternal I don't see this card seeing a a lot of play, Priest of Titania exists in eternal and this may be too slow for extended. In casual and multiplayer this is a godsend for elf decks, an early game drop that can tap itself to level up will provide an army of mana producing elves in not time. In limited its good if you draft heavy elves but is hard to pull. Overall mostly a card for casual elf decks and green decks that want or need to generate insane amounts of mana.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Joraga Treespeaker which can be played as a
1/1 on level one, leveled up on turn two, then can tap to recover the two mana spent, and finally level itself it up on each following turn causing. Overall you can't fault what is basically a free level up especially one that provides extra mana on the third turn, or eventually two mana for every elf you control. Elf decks will be playing this card for a long time with very good reason.

In Limited good mana acceleration can be hard to find, so this card fits that demand very well. This should be drafted quite early once you know you are going green and any elves available should be considered slightly higher value to your deck. In Booster this is an easy inclusion in any deck with some Green mana as this can help pay for those or the expensive colorless spells in the format.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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