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This is snow mana. Snow mana is simply any mana produced by a snow permanent. This is a snow permanent, ergo it produces snow mana. Otherwise it would be useless.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (3/3/2012 11:13:39 PM)


Ok people... Yes, it makes a colorless. Yes, that colorless is a snow. Yes, most people think that it's pointless. Let me prove you wrong.

Boreal is a 1 drop Elf. It's like Llanowar, but different. While you don't get that extra green, you still can tap for another mana. And since you would have had to have a green to play it, you should be set for your next turn. Unless you just really need that extra green to play your Archdruid and you don't have an extra Forest to play, sure, you might have a prob then. (just play Priest of Titania instead) But still, it's a 1 drop that taps for 1. And besides, Elves ramp off of each other anyways, so having this little guy out won't hurt.

While the whole snow thing can get confusing, as some have stated before, it does tap for a snow mana. (big freakin' whoop)

All in all, it's a good, usable card. So what you don't get the green you wanted. The fact remains, it's a 1 drop that taps for 1. (I don't know how to ... (see all)
Posted By: Captain_StarFleet (7/20/2011 3:40:24 PM)


It was common to see this run alongside Llanowar elves in elf decks, relevant creature type and it helped guarantee a good starting hand.

It DOES make snow mana, if you read the rules text on anything that requires snow in its activation ability you will see, "Snow can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent."

Last I checked, Boreal Druid is a permanent with a snow subtype, thus a snow permanent.
Also, Utopia Vow on any snow creature will have it tap for colored snow mana.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/28/2010 11:28:24 PM)


maybe cause it counts as a snow mana? still would have been nice to put a color to it...
Posted By: bhunji42 (9/20/2009 11:40:04 AM)


Just because the elves and birds are better doesn't mean this guy is badl, especially if for any reason you need snow mana.
Posted By: Laguz (4/16/2010 8:49:11 AM)


'Why would anyone use this?' Because they don't have any Llanowar or Fyndhorn Elves? Or want 12 mana producers in their green deck. Or love elves. It is inferior but good in it's own right.

I can't see anything that suggests it counts as snow mana? Edit: Tomy9898 genius... I'd have never noticed that
Posted By: Vishlord (1/24/2011 4:44:08 PM)


This is just a sorry excuse for our beloved Llanowar Elves.
Posted By: Dark_Raider (9/11/2009 7:50:10 AM)


Why would anyone use this?
Posted By: Elfenthuisiast (9/17/2009 4:12:38 PM)


it colorless not snow mana
Posted By: dman2stow (11/29/2011 10:32:14 AM)


I hate the idea of snow mana since it won't interact with any other set.
Now you have to use this card or snow-covered basic land, which was one of the worst mistake Wizards could ever make(seriously, strictly better basic lands?), in order to use abilities that require snow mana.
Posted By: Hoonster (3/5/2011 7:37:36 AM)


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