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Elvish Piper
Ninth Edition

Reviewed December 18, 2006

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.5

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Elvish Piper

This guy (or girl, I guess) has made every Timmy's wildest dreams come true for years. She has no place in Constructed, where removal is a guarantee. But in casual she is every opponent's worst nightmare, and in limited one piping can greatly shift a game, and two or more can create a backbreaking tempo advantage. Alas, her frail 1/1 body is her greatest downfall, but if you can keep her safe, she is so worth it.

Constructed- 1.5
casual- 4.5
Limited- 3.5

Gackley Ferguson

Today we have Elvish Piper...and I have mixed reviews. On one hand you get to put any creature card from your hand into play for G...on the other hand it's a 1/1 for 3G...so which do you prefer? I mean if you can get this into play fast enough, and then have enough left over mana to empty your hand then go for it...otherwise I think this piper will pipe its last song way before you get a chance to use it.

Constructed: 3/5 If you can utilize it then good for you
Casual: 4.5/5 You can all those big monsters out of your hand on turn 5!
Limited: 3/5 Again, depends on your deck.


Elvish Piper

A really popular casual card, and for good reason. This lets you put out big creatures quickly. It does have a few drawbacks, however, that generally keep it out of tournament play. It does cost 4, so it doesn't get to come out for a little while unless you have a lot of acceleration. Also, it's a 1/1 and is therefore killed very easily before it can do anything. Third, if you're playing Piper.dec, you run the risk of getting stuck with expensive creatures in your hand without a Piper to drop them with. It's a great casual card, but I wouldn't expect to see this in a tournament deck anytime soon.

In limited, this is a quintessential bad pick. The body is poor for the cost, and you won't have enough big creatures to take advantage of the ability with.

Constructed - 2 (because you'll see it at FNM every now and then)
Casual - 5
Limited - 1

KC MetroGnome


Elvish Piper

It's no Sneak Attack, but the Piper is a fun card, if a bit unweildy. It has a bullseye painted on it that could only be matched (in the Elf World) by the one on Wellwisher. If it lives for a turn, you can have some good times. Don't plan on it living out the turn in most situations. Even in a casual/group game, anyone who can read can see that, if you've gotten to five mana and still need to cheat your creatures into play, those creatures have two things in common: 1) None of your opponents want to face them. 2) You probably won't be casting them if they knock off the elf. So if you like saying "if only I'd gotten to 13 lands, then I'd have won", this is the card for you.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 3
Limited: 2
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