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You people seem to be missing the most important thing about this card:

That lizard is beating a drum with fish.
Posted By: SirMalkin (7/8/2011 2:03:57 AM)
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This card, in a vacuum, is probably a tad better than Paradise Mantle because of summoning sickness. You can use this on a creature that just came out. The same does not apply for Paradise mantle. You will also never have to pay it's cost again, unlike an equip cost.

If your looking to make a combo with untapping mechanics, then Paradise Mantle is cascadingly better. But if you, like me, are just trying to add speed to a deck this is the better card in many respects.
Posted By: Zoah (7/1/2012 3:36:18 PM)
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The little common that could; this innocuous card has proved ridiculously broken in Elf and Affinity decks. It's also obviously a blast in merfolk decks with all of their tappy goodness. It's also a cheap mana fixer for any deck, and its great for a deck that has lots of support creatures (Stinkdrinker Daredevil) and nothing to do with them. Bottom line: everyone should learn to play the drums :p
Posted By: Hawk_man (12/4/2008 9:57:08 PM)
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Think about all those Untap symbols in that block. ;)
Posted By: iondragonx (8/10/2009 7:18:39 PM)
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There is one thing that makes this card worthwhile, better than Paradise Mantle even: you can get one mana out of a just cast creature that you don't mind tapping (because of Springleaf Drum's wording).

In modern, turn 2:
Etherium Sculptor, free Springleaf Drum, almost any 2 CMC artifact including a possible second Etherium Sculptor.

In the correct context this card is mana acceleration, metalcraft fodder, and sacrifice fodder.
Posted By: homicidalgecko (9/12/2011 2:13:04 PM)
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Confirmed for a reprint in Born of the Gods.
Posted By: mpitcock (12/13/2013 3:36:41 AM)
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iondragonz has a point here, although while not playing block-constructed, i'd strictly prefer Paradise Mantle for abusing cards with Untap.
Posted By: Mode (8/18/2009 7:36:53 PM)
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I prefer it to Paradise Mantle because it isn't locked onto a creature. I drop it once, and never have to worry 'bout it again. Paradise Mantle has a equip 1, which means for the same cost as this you get the same effect if you only have one creature you'll ever want to use for this. But if that's the case, you're doing it wrong. Why would you ever have a creature who's sole purpose is tapping for mana, but doesn't have a mana tapping ability itself?
What the drums do is allow you to use your early game one drops later to help fix and accelerate mana. Drop, say, a Flamekin Harbinger, and now it's no longer just a 1/1. It helps pay for whatever you decided to search for.
Also, Truebloodwolf, you can't read can you? Card clearly says creatures, not artifacts. Not sure where you were getting that in the slightest.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (4/3/2012 2:25:33 PM)
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This card is mostly a synergistic card, turn one memnite land opal drum allows for a tidehollow sculler on turn one, and frankly that's what extended tempered steel was like, and then on the next turn that could be a tezzeret agent of bolas. Look into all facets of a card before saying another is better.
Posted By: Saiu (6/19/2011 12:31:25 PM)
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I really don't see what's so great about this card. When I first looked at it, I thought it would be really great for my main deck, which abuses {Q} abilities; however, I noticed the {T} symbol on this card, so I have no idea how you guys find this card that interesting.
Posted By: Guest1843416130 (11/4/2009 8:13:42 PM)
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I'm glad this is getting reprinted. It's a powerhouse in Metered Lines Limited. ("Tap an untapped creature you control" is perfect strong iambic pentameter.)
Posted By: Salient (1/20/2014 5:55:03 PM)
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The people saying it's better than Paradise mantle. I disagree. With Paradise Mantle. Yeah you can't use it with a creature that just came out, and you have to pay the equip cost. However you can use it to filter any number of mana to any other color. As long as you have creatures. Pay the equip cost, tap a second creature. Net gain of no mana, but you just filtered you mana, and you can do it again. This can be rather useful in decks with a lot of colors. I would say both have pros and cons. Neither are really better than each other.
Posted By: GordonFreechmen (1/18/2014 7:04:08 PM)
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@mpit***: And it will go great with the Inspired ability in the same set.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/13/2014 4:20:49 PM)
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Confirmed for a reprint in Born of the Gods.
Posted By: mpitcock (12/13/2013 3:36:41 AM)
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@sirmalkn: haha, you're right
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (6/26/2013 7:06:02 AM)
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Dat Art.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/22/2012 3:46:39 PM)
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This card, in a vacuum, is probably a tad better than Paradise Mantle because of summoning sickness. You can use this on a creature that just came out. The same does not apply for Paradise mantle. You will also never have to pay it's cost again, unlike an equip cost.

If your looking to make a combo with untapping mechanics, then Paradise Mantle is cascadingly better. But if you, like me, are just trying to add speed to a deck this is the better card in many respects.
Posted By: Zoah (7/1/2012 3:36:18 PM)
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I prefer it to Paradise Mantle because it isn't locked onto a creature. I drop it once, and never have to worry 'bout it again. Paradise Mantle has a equip 1, which means for the same cost as this you get the same effect if you only have one creature you'll ever want to use for this. But if that's the case, you're doing it wrong. Why would you ever have a creature who's sole purpose is tapping for mana, but doesn't have a mana tapping ability itself?
What the drums do is allow you to use your early game one drops later to help fix and accelerate mana. Drop, say, a Flamekin Harbinger, and now it's no longer just a 1/1. It helps pay for whatever you decided to search for.
Also, Truebloodwolf, you can't read can you? Card clearly says creatures, not artifacts. Not sure where you were getting that in the slightest.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (4/3/2012 2:25:33 PM)
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There is one thing that makes this card worthwhile, better than Paradise Mantle even: you can get one mana out of a just cast creature that you don't mind tapping (because of Springleaf Drum's wording).

In modern, turn 2:
Etherium Sculptor, free Springleaf Drum, almost any 2 CMC artifact including a possible second Etherium Sculptor.

In the correct context this card is mana acceleration, metalcraft fodder, and sacrifice fodder.
Posted By: homicidalgecko (9/12/2011 2:13:04 PM)
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It's a 1 1/1 On/Off switch for cards like Howling Mines and Genesis Chamber. Most people look at this card as "TRASH" I look at it and see gold within my Artifact deck that relies on tapping and untapping artifacts.

Especially for my Replica deck, as Replica's don't need to Tap for their effects, so when you play something I could do "Tap this and a Replica and activate the Replica's effect"

I think I will make some room for this in my Replica deck, it's rather decent.
Posted By: TrueBloodWolf (8/6/2011 7:55:10 PM)
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