Vastwood Animist
 
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Card Name:
Vastwood Animist
Mana Cost:
2Green
Converted Mana Cost:
3

Types:
Creature — Elf Shaman Ally
Card Text:
Tap: Target land you control becomes an X/X Elemental creature until end of turn, where X is the number of Allies you control. It's still a land.
Flavor Text:
He calls on the forests for counsel and summons the earth to his cause.
P/T:
1 / 1
Expansion:
Rarity:
Uncommon
Card Number:
116
Rulings
3/1/2010 A land that becomes a creature may be affected by "summoning sickness." You can't attack with it or use any of its {T} abilities (including its mana abilities) unless it began your most recent turn on the battlefield under your control. Note that summoning sickness cares about when that permanent came under your control, not when it became a creature.
3/1/2010 When a land becomes a creature, that doesn't count as having a creature enter the battlefield. The permanent was already on the battlefield; it only changed its types. Abilities that trigger whenever a creature enters the battlefield won't trigger.
3/1/2010 The enchanted permanent will be both a land and a creature and can be affected by anything that affects either a land or a creature.
3/1/2010 When a land becomes a creature, that doesn't count as having a creature enter the battlefield. The permanent was already on the battlefield; it only changed its types. Abilities that trigger whenever a creature enters the battlefield won't trigger.
3/1/2010 An attacking or blocking creature that stops being a creature is removed from combat. This can happen if a Zendikon enchanting an attacking or blocking creature leaves the battlefield, for example. The permanent that was removed from combat neither deals nor is dealt combat damage. Any attacking creature that the land creature was blocking remains blocked, however.
3/1/2010 An ability that turns a land into a creature also sets that creature's power and toughness. If the land was already a creature (due to a Zendikon already enchanting it or its animation ability resolving earlier in the turn, for example), this will overwrite the previous effect that set its power and toughness. Effects that modified its power or toughness, such as the effects of Disfigure or Glorious Anthem, will continue to apply, no matter when they started to take effect. The same is true for counters that change its power or toughness (such as +1/+1 counters) and effects that switch its power and toughness.
3/1/2010 If a Zendikon and the land it's enchanting are destroyed at the same time (due to Akroma's Vengeance, for example), the Zendikon's last ability will still trigger.
3/1/2010 If a Zendikon's last ability triggers, but the land card it refers to leaves the graveyard before it resolves, it will resolve but do nothing.
3/1/2010 The value of X is determined as Vastwood Animist's activated ability resolves. The power and toughness of the Elemental won't change if the number of Allies you control changes later in the turn.
3/1/2010 If you control no Allies when the ability resolves, the land becomes a 0/0 creature and is put into its owner's graveyard as a state-based action. However, since Vastwood Animist is itself an Ally, the land will usually be at least a 1/1.