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Llanowar Elves
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Llanowar Elves

Reviewed August 30, 2010

Constructed: 4.40
Casual: 4.40
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Llanowar Elves
A common card in more sets than I can count, and the epitome of elegant design - and even powerful design. You almost always do well if you have more mana than your opponent, and if your deck plays faster than your opponent, and Llanowar Elves gets you to those places consistently. Whether it's forming the foundation of an elf tribal deck, forcing someone to stare down a Troll Ascetic way earlier than they should have to, or teaming up with Gilt-Leaf Archdruid to steal the ground out from under your opponent's feet, Llanowar Elves does it all.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Llanowar Elves
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is Llanowar Elves a card that has been a around forever and a day. While not offering the mana fixing of Birds of Paradise Llanowar Elves can do what the Birds cannot, swing for damage. Being able to accelerate your early green mana development is a powerful tool and Llanowar Elves has seen play extensively throughout the years. In standard these days this classic is somewhat outdated but it gets play in elves and mono green decks. In extended and eternal this card see's play once again in elf decks and stompy deck variants heavily. In casual and multiplayer elves are quite popular and this card allows you to ramp in game breaking spells. In limited if your in green picking up a few of these wouldn't hurt, it accelerates your mana and provides a creature which is important.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual : 4.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Llanowar Elves which as a one mana Elf Druid that taps for a Green mana is an excellent source of acceleration for any elf deck and a wide variety of other Green builds as well.  There's really no drawback and it feeds into any number of second and third turn bigger plays making it a fixture across formats for years.
For Limited there are few commons better than this as a 1/1 for one that provides additional mana.  If the rare is poor enough this can even be worthy of a first choice, but generally in Booster pick this second or third as support for a Green rare.  In Sealed this is almost always worth including in your deck as long as there is even some Green basis of a deck as it is generally a powerful color in Limited formats.  An extra mana advantage is hard to beat if this is played on turn one and with the right hand can lead to a very strong opening.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

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