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Springleaf Drum
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 Springleaf Drum
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 8, 2014

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 2.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Springleaf Drum

Is there something about this card that basically asks to be issued and re-issued in mythology-inspired blocks? If you know what that is, please let me know. It's pretty tempting to turn any creature into a Birds of Paradise, but of course that's not precisely what you're doing - the activation cost keeps it from getting entirely out of hand. Not to mention the fact that there are a lot of creatures that you'd probably rather be attacking with than tapping to make more mana. Still, color fixing can be hard to come by in limited settings, and an extra color at the right time can literally save the game.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Springleaf Drum which is a one mana artifact that taps to tap an untapped creature you control and add one mana of any color to your mana pool.  This is a decent acceleration card that turns any creature into a Birds of Paradise with Haste for the turn. 
While of particular use in a multicolor deck it is also support for Inspired and is a solid early game play for decks working towards more of a middle or endgame strategy instead of pure aggro.
 
In Limited this is a very useful card when running multiple colors and the support for Inspired, particularly on the turn the creature enters play, shouldn't be overlooked.  A solid second or third pick in Booster as a low cost mana fixer for any deck that also has additional applications.  In Sealed this is almost an automatic inclusion as running more than one color is generally required.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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