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Timberwatch Elf 
Legions Common

Reviewed February 21, 2003

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In an Elf deck, this card can be pivotal. It can make a selected creature huge. In limited, this thing is just amazing if you are playing any elves. If I see this thing hit the board, I jump through hoops to kill it, because it's a real pain in the butt, otherwise, and will win games. A fairly early draftpick, and you play it in sealed if you are going green.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 5

Judge Bill

Kind of like a mini-Coat of Arms for the Elf deck. If you don't have $15, then by all means, play this. This is a weaker replacement, but can fit in. Will be pretty good in block.
In limited however, you typically won't have enough elves for this to matter, therefore, it won't be good.
Constructed: 3
Limited: 1.25

 Van Zandt

Timberwatch Elf
This guy is stupid in limited (stupid as in stupid good).  Even with only one other elf,  this guy will cement the early and mid game for you if your opponent can't handle it.  Even though he's 3 mana for 1 power,  he may see play in constructed too.
constructed - 3
limited - 4


Timberwatch Elf

He's fun, but costs a lot...for an elf deck, he's ok.  However in Limited.. he can really help, by saving creatures, inflicting extra damage etc.



Timberwatch Elf is okay I guess. The ability could be a superpower except that elves are hard to keep alive. At least he always provides at least +1/+1. Some decks may use him but I think most players will look for more consistent methods of winning and find stronger cards and themes.


Constructed In some elf decks he is a solid pick 2.25


Limited A body and maybe some pump, not great as either but could be helpful 2.65


PEZ Elf Ball or Overrun Elves are simply better 2.15  

Timberwatch Elf

hmmm.... Elf ball, those are the first things that come to mind when I read this guy. Granted he's not the best of creatures alone and he's pretty easy to kill but then again aren't' all elves the same way? I think he has potential and could work pretty well if you're planning to rush your opponent with a ton of elves in the early game and finish him off with some beefy beast with trample. Maybe it's just me and the fact that I love to do stupid elf tricks but I would even consider him in limited. I think if you're going green and have at least 3-4 other elves you have to play this guy, but then again that's just my stupid elf tricks opinion. \m/ ^,^ \m/

Constructed 2

Limited 2.3


Friday - Timberwatch Elf

This guy is an overcosted creature in constructed.  However, if he lands and gets rolling, he can wreak havoc on your opponent.  He gets out of control real fast.

In limited, if you are palying green/elves, you definitely draft this guy.  I think he is good enough to take as an early pick.  Maybe somewhere in the 4th-6th pick range.  Possibly higher depending on what you have going.

constructed - 3
limited - 4

Danny Tatro

     No place in constructed, but... in limited... he's insane.
     Usually people around here saying their going to play "Shiver me timbers" is going to play this guy. This guy has become first pick material around here. Its the sparksmith of legions. Although the smith is much better...

     This little guy can get way out of hand, and giant growth every turn is amazing. In draft, if theres nothing more amazing in the pack and hes your colors- TAKE HIM. Even without alot of elves hes still good. Against someone else playing elves hes extra good. Make your opponent have to play around this guy, cause if he can't he'll be dead soon, or forced to make bad decisions to stay alive.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 4.5

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