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Aisling Leprechaun 
Legends Common

Reviewed March 17, 2004

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.1
Limited: 1

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* game store owner in CA,

Happy St. Patricks Day!!  I hope you're wearing green, or I'm going to have to pinch you. 

So nobody can find anything good to say about the poor leprechaun? Gee, I wonder why...  Okay, I was bound and determined to come up with SOMETHING nice to say about or do with this guy.  How about this... Aisling Leprechaun and...Lure... and.... Hibernation!! Yeah, that's it!  Or even better, how about Leprechaun, Lure, and Perish!!   HAHAHAHAAA!   *Ahem....*

Anywho, I've heard if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. So I'm going to shut up now.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1
Current Price:
Aisling Leprechaun $1
Hibernation $0.73
Perish $1.71
Lure $0.49

Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

A nice card for St. Patrick's day. Who doesn't love a leprechaun? Unfortunately, the ability granted by this guy is ridiculously weak. What benefit is it that it makes some creatures green? I would much rather play a Llanowar Elves or another 1/1 for 1 over this.
I can't rate this in limited, since I've never played Legends limited, and probably never will.
Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: N/A


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

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002

Aisling Leprechaun
OK, I'm going to be negative today too.  This thing is pretty bad.  On the positive side, it at least comes as a 1/1 creature for one mana that has an ability.  However, changing something to a green creature isn't that great.  And your guy usually dies.  It seems really silly.  You might be able to make use of it, but it would take a lot of other cards.
I wouldn't touch this guy with a ten foot pole in limited.  I think R&D dislikes this guy so much he's not even in consideration for being reprinted any time soon.  I don't think I have even sold one of these guys to a casual player...ever.
Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1

Jeff Zand

5 Time Pro Tour

Level 2 Judge

Aisling Leprechaun

This little guy is hard to love. You have to think pretty far outside of the box (as in noncompetitive) to make this card good. Super combo with COP:Green? It’s fun to look at old Legends cards. Espcially for St. Patricks Day. Top of the morning. If you need me, I’ll be driving the snakes out of Ireland.


CASUAL:            2.0

LIMITED:             2.0


 Van Zandt

Aisling Leprechaun
I like the art,  but while this guy may be better than a lifelace, that's
only because the color-changing bit is probably not relevant.  1/1 for 1. 
If he were in a creature oriented environment along with perish and slay, 
he'd be interesting.  He's not.
Constructed 1.5
Casual 2
Limited 2

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)

Aisling Leprechaun


From the D’Angelo Rulings Summaries: Extended tournaments (see Rule 803) have always banned this card.


Obviously this card is much too powerful for even the extended environment, which is known for turn 3 and 4 kills right now. It’s very powerful in weenie rush decks and combo decks alike. Can you imaging an Aisling Leprechaun with Lure on it? Suddenly you have turned an entire opponent’s army green! And after you do that you can...


Well... err….


Be back later, green beer time.


Constructed:                 1

Casual:                         2

Limited:                        1


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years
Aisling Leprechaun

I had never even read this card until this week. Fear the power of the Aisling Leprechan. If he gets blocked by your creatures or blocks yours he will turn them green…oh the terror. I guess if you combo him with things like Parish you could do something usefull with him but I don’t think people will combo this guy with anything but a Holiday. I don’t see it getting used in any format.

Constructed 1

Casual 1

Limited 1


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Aisling Leprechaun




So, we have a pointless ability attached to a very small creature that doesn’t seem to combo well with anything; in other words, a big bag of nothing. Collect him and put together a full page of him in your fun binder, but don’t worry about what “impact” he might have on a constructed game.

In a group game or any other casual environment, this guy should still get you laughed off the table. This should be followed with poor jokes like, “Wow, my creature’s green with envy!” or, “I’m going to sue if my Serra Angel gets sick from being turned green,” or whatever other awful humor you can come up with. Similar policy should be enforced if your opponent puts him into play during Mental Magic.

If you draft Legends, then I’m sure there’s got to be something better than this guy. Please. Just play something else.

Constructed: 1.0

Casual: 1.0

Limited: 1.0


Secret Squirrel on the

Aisling Leprechaun

Where’s the gold? Ah, darn, I caught one, but I don’t find any gold, just lots of green creatures. Maybe semi decent in Casual. Make all their creatures green, so you can destroy them with Terror (obviously if it wasn‘t a legal target before). Otherwise, blah.

Oh yeah, I should say something good about this guy, well…… I’m wearing green today and I didn’t take his gold. Crafty creature.

Alright this is stupid. All I can say is, I have no clue what to do with this card.Limited: don’t even go there.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: Don't even go there


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