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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Elves of Deep Shadow
G, Summon Elves 1/1, The Dark Uncommon
Tap: Add B to your mana pool, and Elves of Deep Shadow do 1 damage to you. This ability is played as an interrupt.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.75 (4 Reviews)
Limited: 2.43 (3 Reviews)
Reviewed July 8, 2002

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I 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 than likely.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 2.8


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.

Constructed - 1.5
Limited - 3

John Hornberg 

Elves of Deep Shadow is one of those old cards that is worth getting just because the art kicks so much ass.

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 card.

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 pain, flying...)

So, in constructed, this guy gets a 2. A playable card, but Birds are hands down better.

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 today's environment.

Andrew Chapman

Well, a few questions arise when looking at this card.
 Why would anyone play with them now?  With Birds of
Paradise (though they have always been around), Utopia
Tree, and even Llanowar Dead, are these guys useful
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 ability
is often quite useful.  You wouldn't want very many of
these, though.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3


IMO, one of the hottest magic women ever printed. If you're goth, then THE hottest magic woman ever printed. Very playable in a Rec-Sur type deck, she's very solid. A 3 in Constructed, a 2.5 in limited.

Copyright 2001


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