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R&D member Matt Place once called this "the perfect magic card".

I'm inclined to agree.

This card is 100% upside.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (12/12/2010 7:06:50 PM)
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When I heard that Matt Place had called this "the perfect magic card," I didn't believe him, thinking "how could a 1/1 for BlueGreen be any good?" Then, I heard about card advantage and thought "how can that help you?" Then, I built a deck with card advantage, and it was amazing, and I thought "maybe this guy isn't so bad". Then, I used him. I was an instant convert.

5/5
Posted By: Superllama12 (7/9/2011 7:36:37 AM)
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Came across this in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, Revenge mode. I was not happy to be so thoroughly annihilated. This was a common?
Posted By: mike_stubbs1 (7/6/2011 9:09:02 PM)
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Top notch all around. I love when cards that are cheap, awesome and versitile also have really cool art. Any better and he would be bordering on broken for this cost.
Posted By: AngusMcSillyWilly (7/11/2011 12:03:05 PM)
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The amount of mana ramp and card draw I have received with this, Momentary Blink and a Cloudstone Curio is insane. Often heard from my playgroup: "WHY IS IT ONLY A COMMON"
Posted By: Kontrah (7/30/2011 12:58:38 PM)
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So...Elvish Visionary that provides mana acceleration if a land is on top. In {U}, so if you find a land with Ponder etc. you can set it up to hit play, accelerating you AND stopping the land draw so you get to draw something else.

o_O.
Posted By: LordRandomness (1/5/2012 4:35:25 PM)
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Yeah, it's great. I do have one small complaint, and that's that it doesn't trigger Lorescale Coatls ability, which is a shame, since they're both GU, they're both snakes, and they're in different mana slots.

Still 5/5.
Posted By: Havrekjex (1/19/2012 4:53:10 AM)
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Looove putting this in UGx decks. For 2 mana, it's either an Elvish Visionary, or a Rampant Growth on a 1/1 that can also hit nonbasics. What's not to love?

It's also a key constituent of the UG deck in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, and even if it's the only target for a kicked Rite of Replication (though it usually isn't), it still isn't terrible.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (2/22/2012 10:31:02 PM)
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Combo with Venser, the Sojourner ftw

5/5
Posted By: Pipikako (5/1/2012 12:47:27 AM)
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{U}{G}est creature around. He truly embodies all that is Simic.
Posted By: Lueseto (9/25/2012 7:38:07 PM)
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