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Fists of Ironwood

Reviewed November 01, 2005

Constructed: 2.4
Casual: 2.36
Limited: 2.9

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Paul Hagan

Fists of Ironwood

I would likely never play this in Constructed, but I won't call it a bad card. Much like token-generating predecessors in the form of such cards as Chatter of the Squirrel, Fists of Ironwood is almost good enough to make the cut, barring the lone fact that it only makes 1/1 creatures. Adding trample to a creature just isn't enough.

For limited play, I'll definitely consider throwing in Fists of the Ironwood. It's hardly the best card you can play, but it is also far from the worst.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.5


Fists of Ironwood
Basically you have to think of this as 1G - put two Saproling creature tokens into play. The fact that it enchants a creature and gives it trample is very much a side note, admittedly a useful one at times. It's cost is good, and it's very playable in limited formats.
As for casual, maybe someone will tinker around with a token deck or something, just for the heck of it.
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 3

Phoenix Tamer

Fists of Ironwood

I would say a pretty reasonable card, two mana as well as giving the creature trample with the addition of two meatshields. Maybe not the best card around, but this deserves a reasonalbe score for a moderate card.
I would pick for limited or constructed most definately, maybe you can make ue with this in casual format, but i don't really see the purpose


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