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Elves of Deep
G, Summon Elves 1/1, The Dark
Tap: Add B to your mana pool, and Elves of Deep
Shadow do 1 damage to you. This ability is played
as an interrupt.
Limited: 2.43 (3 Reviews)
Reviewed July 8, 2002
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always wonder if this card will ever be
reprinted....or if something like it will be
printed. I think this is a really good,
really balanced card....not to mention the fact
that the art is AWESOME!!
It has some obvious uses in constructed. In
limited I could see myself picking it up, but I
wouldn't try to pick it up befor epick five more
Elves of the Deep
Shadow is a nice way to get black mana without
needing swamps or black-producing lands, but for
the most part, just use Utopia Tree or Birds of
Paradise. The card is too old to be good in
and of the formats it is legal in.
In limited, though it should never actually BE
in limited, it would be an okay mana smoother - I
would play it.
Limited - 3
of Deep Shadow is one of those old cards that is
worth getting just because the art kicks so much
As a card, though, it's
actually pretty good. I think it could see play in
Extended if brought back, and is an utterly fair
The only question
surrounding this card if it were to make a come
back would be, "Is this guy better than Birds
of Paradise in B/G Constructed?"
My answer to that is no.
Birds has too many things going for it over this
guy (Flying, 1 of any color instead of black, no
So, in constructed, this guy
gets a 2. A playable card, but Birds are hands
This guy is N/A in limited,
because of its age.
The Dark is here
with us today in the form of this card. A decent
creature in it's day and would be playable still
in G/B decks. By the way I am going to rate
cards this week by how good they would be in
Well, a few questions arise when looking at this
Why would anyone play with them now?
With Birds of
Paradise (though they have always been around),
Tree, and even Llanowar Dead, are these guys
much at all? To their defense, they are a
1/1 for 1
mana with a useful ability.
In Limited, a 1/1 for 1 with a mana-smoothing
is often quite useful. You wouldn't want
very many of
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she's very solid. A 3 in Constructed, a 2.5 in