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Sapling of Colfenor

Reviewed September xx, 2008

Constructed: 3.20
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 4.00

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Sapling of Colfenor

Just as a 2/5 indestructible, it's worth it.  And since it works best in a Treefolk deck, you'll usually be gaining life off its ability as well as getting cards.  But even if you don't, remember all the tournament play Dark Confident saw?  Sure, this time you only draw if you get a creature, but that extra draw power on a decent and very-hard-to-kill creature is worth it.

Constructed- 4.5

Casual- 4.5

Limited- 4.5 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sapling of Colfenor
This would be the most dominating creature they'd printed since Dark Confidant, had it not been in a Standard format with Condemn, Crib Swap, Unmake, and the wither mechanic to keep it under control. As it is, it's merely good rather than ridiculous. There's not too much space for it in constructed right now, but it goes well with Doran and his friends, and in limited play it demands your opponent have a blocker with wither or a non-damage non-Terror-style removal spell - which even in Shadowmoor is far from a given.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
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Sapling of Colfenor

Extra cards are good, life gain is good, indestructible is good.  What is not to like about this card.  Yeah, it needs to be build around to gain the life, but bottom line, with this in play, you get an extra card every turn and a fairly beefy attacker.  Obviously made for the treefolk tribe, this guy is easily one of Doran's best buddies.  Fun and flavorful.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4 (but risky)

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Sapling of Colfenor
Initially I thought this card sucked but I made a casual Treefolk deck and this card singlehandedly won me games even against tier 1 decks,it was an unsolvable, card advantage life gain machine. The 5 mana is perfectly acceptable especially because there's Treefolk Harbringer for mana fixing and Bosk Banneret for lowering its cost.

In casual it's the same story. It's actually pretty good.
In limited this thing is unstoppable although it'll be harder to gain life. It's still advantage though. The hybrid mana makes it super easy to cast as well.

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

Thursday 9-11-08

Sapling of Colfenor


Constructed: Nice addition to the Treefolk tribe. Doran's new buddy. I would try at least one or two copies for Standard or even Block to see what will happen.


Casual: Not many play Treefolk for fun. Most are the serious tournament decks.


Limited: Be carefull of the size of creatures you put into your deck if you should use this card. It could hurt more than it is helpful.


Overall a great card. The indestructible with the 5 defense makes it really hard to kill. It could sit there a block all day for you.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 3




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