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Gaea's Anthem
Planar Chaos

Reviewed March 28, 2007

Constructed: 2.92
Casual: 3.58
Limited: 3.83

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Gaea's Anthem

White loves this card because it thrives off lots of small creatures. Green can do that too, with its Saprolings and its Birds and its Elves. I can certainly think of worse cards to play on Turn Two after a Turn One Birds or Elves. And it cretainly isn't hard to picture a scenario in most green decks where you've got a number of small-to-mid range creatures. Casual token decks will love this, as will any Limited deck that can get its claws on it. In Constructed, I'd need to see a good Green Weenie deck.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 4.4
Limited- 3.8


Wednesday - Gaea's Anthem

A green Glorious Anthem. Glorious Anthem is a good card that doesn't get played because it costs about 1 mana too much. I think the same holds true for this card as well. If this were a timeshifted Crusade, instead, then it might be better. MGA is a good deck right now, but it has much better cards to play over this.

In casual, sure. It makes your green fatties fatter.

In limited, take it if you're heavy green. +1/+1 to your guys can swing the board position heavily in your favor.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5

-David N

Gaea's Anthem

Glorius Anthem in green. Awesome card. Global enchantment to turn all of your weenies into a stomping army. Not only does it make them stronger for attacking reasons it helps against spot removal. Multiples on board makes it very hard to kill the creatures and a huge problem for your enemies. This gives another option in G/W enchantress decks along with G/W weenie beatdowns.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
David Fanany Gaea's Anthem

Gaea's Anthem is a very impressive-seeming card, at least on paper. It's especially good with a renewable sources of threats such as Vitu-Ghazi. It remains to be seen whether Gaea's Anthem becomes a top-tier card - Glorious Anthem isn't played too much in constructed right now, but then green decks have less trouble hitting three mana than White Weenie does. In casual play, you can now run eight Glorious Anthems if your deck is in those colors, though a 9-land Stompy style of deck might be more effective if you're in that card pool. Gaea's Anthem is also reasonable in limited play, as it can invalidate your opponent's blocking plan and mess with combat math.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
PsychoAnime Gaea's Anthem is competing with Yavimaya Dryad as the 3 drop in mono-green
aggro. So, is a 2/1 and a Forest/Forestwalk worth more than a field pumper?

Let's say I play Bird of Paradise on turn 1, then Silhana Ledgewalker on
turn 2. Playing Gaea's Anthem on turn 3 will allow me to attack for 3 damage
then another 3 damage next turn. Playing Yavimaya Dryad instead allows me to
attack for 2 damage then 4 damage next turn and play Spectral Force. Obviously, Yavimaya Dryad is better in this case.

However, you could decide to play both to have 2 good 3 drops, but mono-green
aggro needs quick massive pumpers rather than a slow field pumper. It's
aggro, after all, which means the deck has to be aggressive!

Does it have any use outside of mono-green aggro? You could play it in
Ghazi-Glare as 2/2s are way harder to kill than 1/1s. I'd certainly give it a

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5, I could see this being ran in some casual decks in my area
Limited: 3.5, pumps up your creatures, but requires GG mana.
Gaea's Anthem:

Glorious anthem in green. Where it can support a saproling horde. Looks great for casual, but, I don't like seeing support cards like this in constructed. Limited, it's great, though.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5

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