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Fyndhorn Elves 
Ice Age Common

Reviewed August 12, 2004

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.77
Limited: 3.6

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* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Another Llanowar Elves.  For the deck the absolutely MUST see acceleration each turn, you will see them run 4 Fyndhorns, 4 Llanowar Elves, and 4 Birds of Paradise.  This would up their chances of getting that extra mana by turn 2.

In Casual, you would use it for the same reason...get that high costed thing out early.

In limited, a nice accelerator if you're running fat stuff that needs a boost to hit play.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3

   Current Price:
Fyndhorn Elves - Ice Age - $0.49

   Combos Well With:
Llanowar Elves - 7th Edition - $0.80
Birds of Paradise - 8th Edition - $15.52

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Along the lines of "reprints in Ice Age," we get this card. A direct reprint of Llanowar Elves with a different name, this means you can have 8 1/1 mana producers in your deck, sicne they are of a different name. Interesting for something like Elfball (where a bunch of Elves power up a huge Fireball or large creature), and in a pinch, they can actually attack, if your opponent doesn't have any creatures, or block a 1 toughness creature and kill it. If you need 8 mana producers, and don't have the money for Birds of Paradise, then this is the card for you.

In limited, it's a solid mana producer, and it is a creature. Creatures are at a premium in Alice (Ice Age/Alliances) sealed, so this would be a definate play if you were playing green.

Construced: 4

Casual: 4

Limited: 4.5

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Fyndhorn Elves
Back in the days when Ice Age was being designed, there was a thought that Ice Age would be a true stand alone set, a set that people would play with, possibly for years, without the cards from any other set. Ice Age was very much designed this way. Fyndhorn Elves was designed to be just like Llanowar

Elves from the basic set, only flavored for the world of Ice Age. Fyndhorn Elves were never intended to live in a world where four Fyndhorn Elves would

live in the same deck with four Llanowar Elves. All that having been said, since the Fyndhorn Elves are virtually a copy of the Llanowar Elves, they could not be said to be overpowered or, for that matter, particularly interesting on their own.

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Fyndhorn Elves

Hes an elf. He produces mana. Hes automatically great for any number of casual decks out there. And hes the same as a Llanowar Elf, so now you can play eight! As a one drop this guy is perfect. Hes a 1/1/ so can swing if need be. Hes an elf, so he fits a tribal theme. Hes a mana guy, so he can accelerate you on turn two. What else do you need?

Constructed: 5

Casual: 5

Limited: 5


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Fyndhorn Elves - Thursday

These are just like Llanowar Elves. You pretty much just play these if your other elves aren't handy. I do see a lot of these popping up in casual decks. If you just want more fast mana, this is a decent option. This is a decent pick to take late in a draft to smooth out your mana count, but doesn't hold much value beyond that.

Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 2
Fyndhorn Elves --

Fyndhorn Elves seem like they will get a similar review from everyone, so I think I'll make my review the Cliff Notes version:

* G for 1/1 = Good

* G for 1/1 that T: Produce G = Better

* Fyndhorn Elves = Llanowar Elves; Llanowar Elves = Fyndhorn Elves

* Fyndhorn Elves < Birds of Paradise

* Fyndhorn Elves > Utopia Tree / Vine Trellis

* Constructed Rating = 4.0

* Casual Rating = 4.0

* Limited Rating = 3.5

 Van Zandt

Fyndhorn Elves

Um... yeah. Staple green card. Almost automatic in any green deck that can play it... just like Llanowar and birds. Myr have nothing on this guy.

constructed 4
casual 3.5
limited 4


Secret Squirrel on the

Fyndhorn Elves

Enter Llanowar Elves!  Err.. This card that is identical to it from Ice Age :P.  The cool trick though is that you can 8 Llanowar Elves in one deck!  I suppose this was useful for that purpose, and because of that we can treat this as an extra Llanowar Elves that like wasnt reprinted. 

A lot has been said about Llanowar Elves so I wont bore you all with it.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4

Fyndhorn elves -

The original Llanowar elves!

Constructed - Better Mana enhancers in type 1. Besides.... I think Llanowar elves are cooler. Nobody enters their forest without them knowing it! Nobody!

Casual - I love running 4 of these, and 4 llanowar elves in my deck, just for kicks. Its good acceleration, and it makes it all the more consistent with mechanically 8 of them. Not much more to say a dork with acceleration.

Limited - Solid acceleration for limited, etc. etc. etc.

Constructed - 1.5

Casual - 3.0

Limited - 3.0

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