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Wayfaring Temple
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Wayfaring Temple
- Return to Ravnica

Reviewed November 16, 2012

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Wayfaring Temple
I have to be honest: I was sort of expecting this card to be a land. I don't know how it would have worked, but I was. In its current form, it was intended to work with the rest of Return to Ravnica's Selesnya cards, as both halves of its rules text arguably reference that, but even if you use it as "just" a Keldon Warlord variant, that's hardly a bad thing. Note, for example, that it also has some interest for Wall decks, as those also tend to have lots of creatures that sit around and don't do much and a need for one or two creatures that can attack. You want to be careful with a 9/9 creature that can be killed by Pyroclasm, but you definitely want to explore the potential of a 9/9 creature for three mana.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Wayfaring Temple which is a three mana Green/White with power and toughness equal to the number of creatures you control that also Populates when it deals combat damage to an opponent.  This requires a bit of support and is one of the more efficient Populate cards, so in that build and with at least one aura or equipment available to add evasion or Trample it can be very effective for the cost.  Otherwise it is weak by itself by requiring multiple creatures in play, in situations where it can't attack, or when lacking a token to copy.  Overall this is a decent card in the right deck, but it needs both the right build and a favorable field to be worthwhile.
In Limited this is a decent card even with just one other creature in play and very beneficial to a Populate theme if one can be assembled. 

As a first pick it is somewhat weak, though that can be overcome with fortunate and aggressive drafting of token production in Booster.  In Sealed there's no real reason not to play this barring a total lack of tokens as anything above 2/2 will be a bargain.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

    Welcome to the card of the day section here at Pojo.com. We close out our week looking at Wayfaring Temple from Return to Ravnica. Wayfaring Temple is a rare green and white creature that costs one generic mana, one white mana, and one green mana. Wayfaring Temple has power and toughness equal to the number of creatures you control. Whenever Wayfaring Temple deals combat damage to a player, Populate. 

     Wayfaring Temple is a great card for a Selesnya based deck especially if it utilizes tokens. A simple Rancor on a Wayfaring Temple can become a large problem, fast! Trampling damage means that it's going to try breaking through, and with all the pumps, it will be hard to know when to block, and what with, because letting a Wayfaring Temple through is never a good idea. The thing with Populating always is making sure you have something worthy of Populating. It's hard to say that getting another 0/1 Plant token is a successful Populate. But getting Centaurs or Wurms is. So just make sure the pieces are in place when the Wayfaring Temple hits. 
Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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