I'm sure Zvi Mowshowitz and "his" Fires of
Yavimaya would have loved to play with Wolfbriar
Elemental ten years ago. It makes up the numbers
against decks with lots of cheap creatures, it
races nearly anything, and it gets along great
with Essence Warden. Time passes and Standard
changes, but one thing remains the same: Nature
is very, very good at stomping things.
Today's card of the day is Wolfbriar Elemental
which is average as a 4/4 for four mana, but
when using the Multikicker effect will provide a
very nice topdeck later in the game for a mana
ramping Green deck.
For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is
a very good addition to a wolf pack themed deck
with the various support cards available.
The deck would generally be all Green, or in
older formats perhaps Green/White and there is
little reason not to include several copies of
this as a middle to late game bomb.
In Limited tokens tend to win games and this is
no exception as the potential field advantage
and efficiency of time and mana are top of the
line. Absolutely a first pick in Booster
followed by heavily drafting Green and a variety
of mana acceleration options. In Sealed
the very intensive focus on a single color of
mana is difficult to work with, but a primarily
Green deck should still be able to play this
with one or two tokens most of the time.