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Healing Leaves
Planar Chaos

Reviewed February 06, 2007

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.375

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Healing Leaves

This card was pretty useless when it was white, and so I doubt it'll get played much in green either. Green doesn't want Healing Leaves when it could've had Giant Growth, but then green does rely heavily on its combat tricks. Trouble is, this trick can't kill a creature, it can only save one. There's also talk of comboing it with Kavu Predator in Limited, but that's a feeble trick at best.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2

KC MetroGnome

Healing Leaves

When's the last time you ran Healing Salve? I will give credit where it's due, and note how close they came to making an anagram of Healing Salve (Salve -> Leaves). A perfect fit in your Ageless Entity/Well of Lost Dreams decks. That's about the best I can say.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 2
Limited - 2


Healing Leaves

This time, a green Healing Salve, which is one of the more flavorful shifted cards. Still, it's Healing Salve, and it's not really that useful. Gaining life is only good when you can do it in huge chunks (read: MartyrTron), and preventing the damage really just says "counter target burn spell". If Healing Salve doesn't see play, why should this?

In casual, if you really want to prevent damage, Moment's Peace is better.

In limited, I might play it depending on my card pool. At best it can mess up a creature trade.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1
Limited - 2.5

Gackley Ferguson

Healing Leaves:

This is a decent card, it's an instant, and it only costs G...and you either get 3 life or prevent 3 damage to yourself or a creature you control. So it could buy you a turn late in the game, but then again if you need this card to prolong the game, you might not have been doing so hot in the first place.

Constructed: 2/5: Only use this in a tight pinch, and only then use sparingly.

Casual: 1/5: Much better cards out there.

Limited: 3/5: Only getting the slight nod here because there's less options to put in your deck.
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