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Sungrass Egg
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Sungrass Egg
Odyssey

Reviewed April 20, 2011

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 2.60
Limited: 2.50
Multiplayer: 2.00

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BMoor

Sungrass Egg

So you spend one mana to cast the Egg, then spend two mana to get two mana and a card? Remember, you spent a card when you first cast the Egg. So really you're one mana down overall, just to filter your mana into green and white and dig one card deeper. Digging through your deck is important, and I could see this used in a green/white combo deck that needs to find combo pieces and doesn't want to add blue, but as a mana filter it's pretty bad. Green has much better mana smoothing than this, and if you're using this to get green and white mana, I can only assume your deck is mostly not green or white, and you need this for your splash card? Or perhaps you're playing
 metalcraft/cogs/affinity/some other artifact theme and just want this in play to up your artifact count... or you can recur 1-mana artifacts, and thus use this as a draw engine? Is it worth mentioning that this has since its original printing been outclassed by Terarrion?

I can see it in a combo deck, either as a piece of the combo or as a means of deck-sifting, but at face value it's pretty bad. The only reason I'd go on a hunt for this cycle of Eggs is to read the flavor text on all of them.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 2
Limited- 2
Multiplayer- 1.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sungrass Egg
 
Sungrass Egg has the most tournament pedigree of this week's eggs, as it was once part of an Extended deck nicknamed "Sunny Side Up." Google it. I'll wait.
 
Everyone back yet? There's not much to dislike about this elegant yet powerful card. It fixes colors in "normal" decks, and it breaks the universe in others. It comes along for the ride with Trinket Mage. It's beautiful and collectible, and its flavor text makes you think. It's a true classic of Magic: the Gathering.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Sungrass Egg which costs one to play, two with the sacrifice to activate, and returns one Green mana, one White mana, and a card leaving you down a mana overall.  It does offer some inflexible color fixing, but this is not a very compelling card even with the card draw tacked on.  The one set it was featured in keeps it from being available to many formats which doesn't matter as it isn't likely to see play in decks as better options exist.
 
In Limited using Odyssey this is a source of mana fixing, if a relatively poor one, when playing Green/White or even less efficiently just one of those colors.  As such it helps when opened in a Sealed pool and you are running those colors or if you happen to draft those colors and it gets passed your way.  Not a high pick, but much better here than in any Constructed build.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 1.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

John Shultis
 
    Welcome to Easter week here at Pojo.com. Today’s Card of the Day is one that gives every mage their favorite treat, MANA!! Sungrass Egg is a one generic mana artifact that has pay to generic, tap, sacrifice: Add one green and one white mana to your mana pool. And you draw a card. Mana and card advantage, what an Easter gift!

    Not really anything super great unless you need these colors and you don’t have them handy. The best part is the card draw part. But, if you really want to draw a card, there are better ways of doing so.
 
Limited: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Constructed: 2/5
Mutlt: 2/5


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