A 3/3 with deathtouch can have a pretty serious
impact on the board. It's not like your Angelic
Wall or whatnot can just keep blocking her. Even
Augur of Skulls will need to be regenerated
twice-- once for the damage, and once for the
deathtouch trigger. And sitting back on defense,
she can scare away some pretty big creatures.
But at what cost? Well, if you've got plenty of
Elves (and Blades of Velis Vel is an Elf), she's
only two mana for a 3/3! That's some serious
power right there, IF you're already playing a
few Elves. If not, then she's 5 mana. Five mana
for a 3/3 deathtouch? Well, it's worth it in
Limited, butin Constructed this just belongs in
with her own tribe.
A few people have called this card strictly
better than Watchwolf. Maybe in an elf deck;
certainly I like it better, since I was never
able to fit Watchwolf into a Selesnya deck (I
always liked the Guildmage better in both Glare
and control variants), but I really love elves.
A two-drop that trades with Tarmogoyf gets my
vote hands down; add Imperious Perfect, bake for
20 minutes, and serve massive beatdown.
Oh, and when you're playing Lorwyn sealed, don't
forget that your Woodland Changeling is an elf.
MTG Rules Advisor
Any card with power and toughness each greater
than the casting cost is worth at least a second
look. It, pretty much as a rule, comes with a
drawback. In this case, it can be manageable, if
you are willing to stick to a tribal theme. This
could, admittedly be difficult to do in a
Constructed players may not be willing to force
their deck into a tribal theme just for this
card, though there are some other OK players
coming to the scenes, it may not be enough to
make much of an impact.
Casual players tend to be more open about
running themed decks, tribal decks being no
exception to this rule. Throw this into your
preexisting elf deck (barring some sort of
elf+nail or elfball deck).
Limited players, again, may have difficulty
getting enough elf cards to go with her (though
any changeling card, including tribal instants,
etc., will work). Still, if you can get the
cards to support her, she is a champ. She's not
too horribly shabby at 4G, either, though.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
A 3/3 for 1G is pretty efficient, but a 3/3 with
Deathtouch with 1G is even more efficient. It's
also an Elf too, so it's playable even though a
mana Elf is often accelerating to 3 mana on turn
2 anyway. Really playable in constructed. It's
pretty good in casual and limited too. In
limited, it's going to require removal or a
sacrifice from a larger more expensive crea.
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