[M14-ICD] Elvish Mystic

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Elvish Mystic
Creature - Elf Druid (C)

: Add to your mana pool.

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Llanowar, I miss you
But why

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Snapcaster Mage is the best card of all time. How do you deal?

But why


Because multiple elves shouldn't equate to a 1/1.
Because Llanowar Elves is plural, so it doesn't work from a flavor perspective to be just one creature. Also, convenient for green decks. Eight mana dorks is fine.
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Oh look, they made Llanowar Elves an Elf Druid.

"That's funny, she doesn't look Druish" - Spaceballs.


Oh, wait, they already were.  Nevermind.
Because Llanowar Elves is plural, so it doesn't work from a flavor perspective to be just one creature. Also, convenient for green decks. Eight mana dorks is fine.

You mean twelve.

@mikemearls The office is basically empty this week, which opens up all sorts of possibilities for low shenanigans

@mikemearls In essence, all those arguments I lost are being unlost. Won, if you will. We're doing it MY way, baby.

@biotech66 aren't you the boss anyway? isn't "DO IT OR I FIRE YOU!" still an option?

@mikemearls I think Perkins would throat punch me if I ever tried that. And I'd give him a glowing quarterly review for it.

Did they forget that Mystic is a creature type?
But why


Because they need to print the same elf over and over again with different names, dummy. 
Did they forget that Mystic is a creature type?


Probably. The only Mystic printed since 8th Edition is Mystic Enforcer.

Besides, Druids rock. 
This was a much needed retooling. Now they can put these in blocks instead of stretching themselves over a new Elf variant.
For Modern fun, let's throw 1-CMC mana dorks, a Stomping Ground and a Kessig Wolf Run and call it a deck.
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I know Lawnmower was plural, but to do such a close functional reprint....

GW

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This was expected. The real question now is, should cubes run this alongside Llanowar and Fyndhorn?
Why am I so excited for this!?
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Are you making a casual mill deck? Please read.
Control is the key of a mill deck. You should free up your mana as much as possible so that you can respond to whatever your opponent is doing. Having some way to remove threats, both real and percieved, is necessary to survival. Real threats are those that are already on the field, and are something a simple unsummon or doom blade can remove. Percieved threats are those that aren't on the field, something a simple duress or counterspell can deal with. Controlling the board will allow your mill deck to continuously perform, if you use permanent style mill, that is. One-Shot Mill spells are something you should avoid. You can toss tome scours at your opponent until your hand runs out, but that isn't going to be enough to mill them to death. With 1-shot mill spells, like tome scour, you have to treat them like burn spells. Therefore, the only "good" 1-shot mill spells are sanity grinding (in the right deck) and mind funeral. Try to find more permanent styles of milling, like memory erosion, hedron crab, and curse of the bloody tome, so that you don't have to waste your mana each turn doing something that those permanents can do with a single mana/turn investment. Keeping your mana open allows you to respond with control elements. ​Traumatize Rant​. Traumatize is a terrible card for a multitude of reasons. First, it costs 5 to cast, which is a large investment for a mill deck. Milling half a library sounds neat, but if you do the math, it really isn't that much. An average 60 card deck starts with drawing 7 cards. Then, barring any draw spells on their end, or ramp on yours, 5 turns will go by, where they draw 5 more cards, leaving 48 in the deck. Unless they had a deck with more than 60 cards, or you ramped it out, the most you'll ever mill with a single Traumatize on turn 5 is 24 cards. That's not too shabby, but hang on, there's more! If they drew any additional cards or if they were milled before turn 5, that number will be much lower. In addition, any more Traumatize's you draw will only mill less and less as the game goes on...which is the point of a mill deck. My whole point on Traumatize is the it is NOT worth the 5 mana investment, not even with haunting echoes. You can mill more than 24 before turn 5...which you can then cast the echoes. If you look at a mill deck like a burn deck, you'll notice that it takes longer to win with mill than with burn. For example, lightning bolt costs 1 and does 3 out of the 20 damage needed to win (barring any lifegain or damage prevention). For mill, that same investment of 1 would have to mill 9 cards out of an average 60 card deck to be the equivilent of lightning bolt. The problem is that there is no mill card that can do that...except hedron crab, over a period of time. The initial investment of 1 will pay off in 3 more land drops to make the crab equal to a bolt. However, the crab nets you more mill beyond those 3 land drops, making it better as the game draws on. Other cards, like curse of the bloody tome, are excellent ways of milling an opponent because the initial investment of is all you have to pay in order to put your opponent on a clock. All you have to do is stay alive, which is the true goal of a mill strategy. There are other ideas for mill decks that are specific to certain types of strategies. Combo mill decks can mill an entire player's library out from under them. Secondary mill strategies are usually tied to another strategy, like drowner of secrets in a merfolk deck, or halimar excavator in an ally deck. Milling can be done in certain decks that are able to ramp out enough mana to make use of the higher costing mill spells, like using 16 post to pay for X on sands of delirium or for ambassador laquatus. Multiplayer mill decks are even tougher to build, but can be done. Being a slower environment, it is easier to ramp in multiplayer, allowing for big X spells, like mind grind, to be useful. Consuming aberration is another star player. The more straightforward strategy is to use mesmeric orb and dreamborn muse while being the only deck at the table that can deal with it. There are always new strategies coming out with each set, so check gatherer for any new mill cards that you find to be the most fun for you! Now you can say that you haven't fallen into the trap that most new players fall into when they build their first mill deck!
Because Llanowar Elves is plural, so it doesn't work from a flavor perspective to be just one creature. Also, convenient for green decks. Eight mana dorks is fine.

You mean twelve.


sixteen? kind of? not really?

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198732583 wrote:
Oh Ajani seems to like Elpheth's milk, meow.
Because Llanowar Elves is plural, so it doesn't work from a flavor perspective to be just one creature. Also, convenient for green decks. Eight mana dorks is fine.

You mean twelve.


sixteen? kind of? not really?



Twenty-four?
Favorite set: Arabian Nights Favorite planeswalker: Taysir, the One Made of Five Favorite book cycle: Ice Age Favorite creature type(s): Elephant (W), Minotaur (R), Shade (B), Spider (G), Cephalid (U) Myr (Artifact) Pauper: Monoblack Control Modern: Zombie Tribal; Unyaro Stax Cube: The Moons of Mirrodin
They need to be one drops though. Elves of Deep Shadow could be the 33-36th. Deathrite Shaman is a maybe but I didn't feel confident enough with only twelve fetchlands in my deck  community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...
I'm not as bummed as most.
How does this affect Legacy Elves combo?
I like this. It feels far less awkward in Ezuri decks for example.

I know Lawnmower was plural, but to do such a close functional reprint....


I know, it's been YEARS since the last lawnmower, one of my all time favorite tribes!
I could work with more land untapping
How does this affect Legacy Elves combo?


Not at all compared to the rules change and how it interacts with Cradle...
Please this next?

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Prismatic Penguin |
Creature - Bird (R)
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
0/1


Imagine the art!
Please this next?

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Prismatic Penguin |
Creature - Bird (R)
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
0/1


Imagine the art!



not flying, therefore it has to have trample.
Birds has to become an Ape with Reach, honestly:

Treetop Elder
Creature - Ape Druid (R)

Reach
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

0/1 
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The photographer noted: Any RtR block cards there are not M14, just "added for spice".
Finally....

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but where DID the other fork come from?
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Lord_Zed: I was at my friends house when this happened. He's married and his wife was an excellent baker. She had baked a homemade apple pie the night before. I was hungry, and my friend convinced me to try those low carb monster drinks. Before this day, I had never triend energy drinks before. Boy was I in for a treat. When I tried that first monster, I really enjoyed the flavor, but the taste that it left in my mouth wasn't so good. What was my solution? Drink another! before I could finish drinking that 2nd monster, I felt it already kicking in(these drinks were not very far apart, we're talking minutes here) my friend decided that it was a good idea to whip out that fresh pie his wife made the night before. I didn't know what to do, since I felt incredibly invigorated, and at the same time, freaked out by the rush I was feeling, but I was also hungry, and my friend have me an entire plate with a fork and said "help yourself." He extended his saucer to me, and I cut him a piece of the pie and handed it to him, then I looked at the pie, noticed that the pie was in an aluminum holder, and dumped the entire pie onto my plate and started eating it with 2 forks. I don't know where I found that other fork, it probably came from my friend. Anyhow, his wife wasn't happy, and I was already in magical christmas land. 2 days later, I was in my friends bed and I slept for 14 hours. His wife outlawed my from having any of her baked goods for a while(which sucked because I could just show up at there house, steal some sweets, and leave) and said I couldn't have any energy drinks at her house, unless under close watch. My friend, on the other hand, had to take me out to a steak dinner, because apparently I won a bet where I climbed a tree and didn't die.
The great land debate:
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97563441 wrote:
Zendikar had fetchlands, and Worldwake had manlands. What are the new Scars duals called?
61325265 wrote:
Explosive Peanut Lightning lands. Well, that's just what I call them.
61325265 wrote:
58232598 wrote:
i'm just trying to figure out what the point of saying this is. it's just really random.
And so the pot met the kettle.
Nissa Revane gives the flavor text...



But then again, Garruk's Horde will be in the set.

Even when the last tree falls, there will be fire.

omg theros must be a tribal block with nissa in it!


And if I'm right I'll say I wasn't being funny.
Could have at least been an 0/3. Just so it was different.
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That card exists? I need to check my box of 8th better...


Unlike the Runeclaw Bears fiasco, I'm okay with this. Now I just need to dig out all my old Fyndhorn's. 
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Birds has to become an Ape with Reach, honestly



Nah, Birds has to become a sliver. Gemhide Sliver just isn't good enough. We need a 1-mana 0/1 that only works for slivers you control. Also, it has Hexproof.
I didn't mind the name "Llanowar Elves" as much as the fact that its newest art and flavor text doesn't look druid-ish at all and would better fit an Elvish Warrior.
I didn't mind the name "Llanowar Elves" as much as the fact that its newest art and flavor text doesn't look druid-ish at all and would better fit an Elvish Warrior.



Heya everyone, here are my homebrew threads: (yes there is only one right now, but there are more to come!) And Let There Be Fish-Men: KUO-TOA
They don't want Llanowar Elves or Birds of Paradise, but they'll print Instigator Gang?  There are even some plural creatures on a single card in the newer sets too (can't recall off the top of my head).