An Ally deck probably runs at least two colors,
and so is in need of good color fixing. Not only
is Harabaz Druid a good way to get any color of
mana you need, she can get you large quantities
of it for dropping those high-end Allies like
Murasa Pyromancer in a hurry. Basically, any
Ally deck running Green wants this card.
You may remember how dangerous Priest of
Titania, Food Chain, and Wirewood Channeler were
in years gone by. Granted, they went with tribes
like elves and goblins, that were more powerful
in the abstract. But Allies are becoming very
good at filling up a table, and have expensive
members of the tribe that would benefit from
this character's ability. And if the Banned and
Restricted List has taught us nothing else, it
is that you never, ever underestimate a card
that can produce more mana than it costs.
Today's card of the day is Harabaz Druid which
is two mana Ally that adds any color of mana to
your mana pool equal to the number of Ally type
creatures you control. Similar to Bird of
Paradise or Noble Hierarch as an 0/1 mana
producer, the extra casting cost is translated
into potentially more mana gained when tapping.
As mana burn has been removed from the game this
is never a bad thing and considering Ally decks
will generally be multiple colors Harabaz Druid
is almost guaranteed play in any of those builds
with another source of Green mana.
For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this
card is only of real value to decks with at
least some focus on the Ally theme and isn't
likely to be played in any other deck thanks to
the Human and Druid types instead of Elf or
Shaman. In those Ally decks this is a very solid
choice for accelerating early and getting more
Ally types into play.
With Limited even if not playing many Ally
creatures if you are running Green there is no
reason not to add a two mana source of
additional mana. While much better supported
this is still playable and should be included in
any Sealed deck using Green mana. For Booster
this can be a top pick as Green is easily
splashed into a deck even if later packs shift
your direction towards another color.