This card amuses me. It's a 2/1 for two, which
is always OK in my book. Nonbasic Landwalk
however, makes it a bit better. Even in
constructed play right now, this card is useful.
There are so many decks running nonbasics, that
you have to give this card some consideration.
In casual and limited play, it's not nearly as
good, but it's definitely still playable.
Sophisticate - I actually really like this card.
There have been a lot of cheap landwalkers in
green over the years. From the original Shanodin
Dryad to the much more current Zodiac Monkey.
This one is probably the best of the bunch.
Ravnica block, be it limited or constructed, is
littered with nonbasic lands. Since all the
effective decks are at least two colors, you can
expect your opponent to be playing either the
common bounce-lands or the rare shock-lands.
Even in draft, most people try to get at least
one bounceland for their colors. Even if there's
nothing for the Sophisticate to walk on, it's a
2/1 creature that can block somewhere where it
counts or swing a couple times. I love the art
and the name on this one, too.
Sophisticate- I remember around the release of
9th Edition, Wizards said that they removed
Birds of Paradise from the Core Set because they
didn't like the idea that a small efficiently
costed flier be one of Green's most iconic
creatures, because green isn't the color of
small efficient evasive creatures. It's the
color of big creatures that smash your
opponents' creatures. But now Guildpact has
released two small evasive green creatures- this
one and Silhana Ledgewalker. How strange.
Anyway, this Dryad makes a great two-drop, and
while she seems destined to be overshadowed by
her little sister Ledgewalker, she'll probably
be unblockable just as often, and she has an
extra point of power. Good for an early drop in
constructed, and a beating in Limited(especially
with a Sunforger, Wurmweaver Coil, or even
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