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Zhur-Taa Druid
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 Zhur-Taa Druid
- Dragon's Maze

Reviewed June 7, 2013

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Zhur-Taa Druid
 
I think this card's flavor text is ironic, considering that there's no such thing as mana burn in the current rules. As it happens, this would still be pretty good even if there was - uncounterable damage every turn is game-breaking against some opponents, much less when it also helps you cast your spells. It's like a modal creature, or a creature with entwine. In other words, very strong.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Zhur-Taa Druid which is a two mana Red and Green 1/1 that taps to add a Green mana and whenever you tap it for mana it deals one damage to each opponent.  This is a solid card for a mana acceleration build that adds a little extra damage without sacrificing much in terms of mana generation and has no real drawback with mana burn being a thing of the past.  The opportunity for instant win combos is high and overall it is an efficient threat, particularly in a Multiplayer or Commander setting.  A purely Green deck can even manage this with the variety of hybrid and multicolor options available, which is not a typical weapon in the color's normally creature based offensive.  Overall this is a card that will likely see play across formats and become a staple of Commander decks with Red and Green mana.
 
In Limited this is an excellent common that accelerates and maintains pressure without the risks inherent in attacking. Multiple copies are both possible and devastating which can propel an otherwise weak pool into a serious threat.  An easy second or third pick after a Red, Green, or Gruul rare and automatic inclusion of all copies in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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