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Community Rating: 2.988 / 5  (40 votes)
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Well, these two guys can take more of a beating than an entire freakin' fortress.
Posted By: Kirbster (9/4/2010 3:55:15 PM)


The problem is that they're not very useful without the kicker. A 1/4 without reach isn't much of a blocker, so it isn't helpful in a control deck, and 1 power for three mana simply doesn't cut it for aggressive decks or as a finisher. Poor Citanul Woodreaders. I love green card draw, but they just aren't up for the task.
Posted By: KrosanGardener (1/7/2010 2:05:35 PM)


In the midgame, you can kick this and get some cards to speed up the game.
Posted By: TheTraitorKing (12/28/2009 6:39:27 AM)


These guys RULE in my R/G Drazi Pauper deck. I usually have enough mana to not only cast but kick them by turn 3 or 4. I do wish the cost was shifted a bit or that the 1/4 body came with more features, but 4GG for a 1/4 and two cards is pretty decent.


Posted By: Zuty (4/14/2011 5:54:42 PM)


In the meta-game of green creatures that come into play and draw cards, this guys holds up pretty well. The fact his ability is a kicker is annoying, it's kind of expensive AND the body sucks - but he's still a come into play green creature that gets you two cards. Really only viable in mono-green EDH, which sees a lot of great play out of watered down mid-game cards like Ondu Giant and cycling creatures.

Posted By: _X_ (7/9/2011 5:16:45 AM)


I find this this card to be amazing in EDH, especially in my Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper deck, which can kick them, sacrifice them for life with Disciple of Griselbrand and bring them back to my hand with Oversold Cemetery
Posted By: iraah9 (4/23/2012 1:55:27 PM)


I think of it this way: it's a common that can draw you two cards (non-basic land ones) and put a body on the field. About the only other card that actually does that at common is Mulldrifter. THE Mulldrifter. And also Fathom Seer. Both are blue. Citanul Woodreaders has a less relevant body, can't be flickered, and costs one more than Mulldrifter; but it is in the color of ramp, can be cast as a creature faster (in a pinch) and is not in Blue. So it's gotta be at least three stars.
Posted By: Sleepy_Jackdaw (11/18/2013 9:11:08 PM)