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Avacyn's Pilgrim
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Avacyn's Pilgrim

Reviewed November 22, 2011

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 3.60
Multiplayer: 3.55

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Avacyn's Pilgrim

This pilgrim's long journey has apparently led him to the plains, and today I give thanks for the bounty of white mana I shall receive when I tap him. The Pilgrim is certainly playable in just about any Green deck as simple mana acceleration, even if you have little or no white cards. Obviously he's better in a green/white deck, or at least that where you'd be most likely to choose him over Llanowar Elves. And once you've added a few Pilgrims in for the mana, cards like Transluminant, Travel Preparations, and the like suddenly make their appeal known. The Pilgrim allows you to splash white cards with no real sacrifice, as you'd be happy to play the Pilgrim just for the acceleration anyway.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Avacyn's Pilgrim

There are several cards that we could have used to represent the Pilgrims this week, but this is my favorite. If you like, you could see him as relating somewhat to the legend of the first Thanksgiving, as his ability to give a different color of mana than his own could be like reaching out across cultures, perhaps. In game terms, one-cost accelerators are strong pretty much regardless of what color or colors they produce. He doesn't have quite the game-changing impact of Noble Hierarch (who's also a human, which some decks care about these days), but he definitely gets the job done. If there's such a thing as too many Birds of Paradise variants to choose from, we must be getting pretty close to it by now.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Welcome back readers continuing this week’s theme we have a pilgrim! Avacyn’s Pilgrim is actually quite a powerful card. One mana cost accerlators always see play since Birds of Paradise this one having a relevant creature type (hint not monk) for human decks and in standard is currently seeing play in most decks running both these colors, it is not flashy but it is a solid card. In extended and modern the presence of Noble Hierarch and Birds of Paradise give this a little less room to grow but humans once again have an advantage over birds this card could see some fringe play in these formats. In legacy and vintage formats this card is outdone and not worth including in most decks, Hierarch and Birds of Paradise swing quite well with equipment and fix mana so this poor monk is left on the sidelines. In casual and multiplayer it is pretty basic and plain but it’s a requiste in a white and green monk deck, that aside it’s a decent mana ramper for human tribes and decks running the color. Also a good budget choice. In limited it’s a solid pick for a deck in these colors not flashy or exciting just functional. Overall a lynchpin in decks but not a star player.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Avacyn's Pilgrim which is a one mana 1/1 Green that can tap to produce one White mana.  This is an excellent card for a Green/White deck or even mono-Green with colorless mana costs and with the current set supporting the Human type it has an added bit of potential depending on the build.  Overall any one mana creature with acceleration has always been popular and this is no different, so expect to see it in multiple decks for quite a while.
In Limited any one mana 1/1 is likely to be played and nearly all acceleration is valuable, so with or without White in the deck a Green design will make good use of the Pilgrim.  Good enough for a second or third choice in Booster depending on the pack and always worth playing in Sealed as support for White mana, adding a very inexpensive mana source, or just an early 1/1 attacker before the opponent gets a creature.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


     Welcome to our special Thanksgiving week here at Pojo.com! For our Thanksgiving themed card of the day today we are looking at Avacyn’s Pilgrim. Avacyn’s Pilgrim is a 1/1 green creature that costs one green mana, and taps to add a white mana to your mana pool.

      Avacyn’s Pilgrim is for Human decks what a Llanowar Elf is to elf decks, cheap, fast mana, and common enough to get four copies easily. The mana acceleration means that larger creatures and spell make appearances long before they are supposed to. But that is about the extent of what a mana accelerator is good for, mana.

       These kinds of cards may help you win the game, but likely won’t win it for you themselves. Just remember that.

Limited: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

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