[GTC-ICD] Greenside Watcher

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Greenside Watcher
Creature - Elf Druid (C)
: Untap target Gate.
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Greenside Watcher
Creature - Elf Druid (C)
: Untap target Gate.
"The Izzet may incite war, but my duty is here. I will not abandon the wild."
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Greenside Watcher

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Meh, why not? It can attack if necessary. You just need to play a lot of gates... a lot. (I guess that's "why not") 
Greenside Watcher
Creature - Elf Druid (C)
: Untap target Gate.
"The Izzet may incite war, but my duty is here. I will not abandon the wild."
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Greenside Watcher

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Meh, why not? It can attack if necessary. You just need to play a lot of gates... a lot. (I guess that's "why not") 


Then again, i play Gates in Constructed, but only 4. So this has a low chance of working.
OMG, on turn 3 I could play a gate and have it untapped and........profit!!!!!
I like that they're making more use og the gate keyword, however this guy seems meh to me... Besides how many gates do people play with anyway? seriously? in limited, 1-3. outside limited 0-4. Chances are you're not going to be able to use his ability...

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Eh, its okay but it wont last long once the Gates goes out of fashion.

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Sure, he's not constructed playable but I can see myself picking this guy somewhat highly in my 5-color durdle decks I'll end up drafting more than I should in RTR/GTC/DMZ. He's great if you can play a gate turn 1, this guy turn 2, and the 3-mana fertile ground enchantment turn 3 on your gate. You get to untap and play a 2-drop that turn, and the next turn you'll have 7 mana at your disposal (2 of which is any-colored) to play almost any card in the set with ;). 
Somehow I would have liked him more if he were the standard 1 cmc mana dork. 

As he is, eh.  I would have preferred a straight bear.
Somehow I would have liked him more if he were the standard 1 cmc mana dork. 

As he is, eh.  I would have preferred a straight bear.



Really? I'd almost always play this over a 2/2 w/no abilities in my limited decks, even if I only had a single gate. The potential upside of ramping and/or fixing your colors (which will often decide a game) outweighs the times in which the extra 1 point of toughness matters, imo. There's also the silliness that can happen when you combine him with land enchantments or cards that trigger from tapping gates (gate shade).
I'm not getting behind this gate subtheme at all.

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I'm not getting behind this gate subtheme at all.



I strongly agree.  They haven't printed a single card that inclines me to consider running gates in a Constructed deck.  Even Gateway Shade, that's just a Looming Shade with an additional ability, feels bad, and I'd prefer to run the Looming Shade if I were to use either just because the new one has a stupid ability on it.  What we really needed was a 1-cost enchantment or a land that says, "You may have Gates enter the battlefield untapped." And even then, it's questionable if that would work in Constructed.  Maybe a Leyline with that ability would work, though.  But then it'd require a cycle.  Frankly, Gates are just Limited material (and good pauper duals).  
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I would have prefered that he caused Gate cards to come into play untapped.... or give us an artifact that does it.  That would have been a nice effect to staple onto Tablet of the Guilds.
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