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Hard to argue with a card that all of us have seen used to great effect at one time or another. He's a lot tougher to deal with now that there is so much elf-boosting going around.
Posted By: Gaussgoat (12/28/2009 9:34:05 AM)
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A living forest in the form of a 1/1 elf for one mana, very nice. Strong ability and creature type for low cost.
Posted By: Destroy2777 (11/28/2011 8:09:16 PM)
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Is it an elf or a vampire? You decide!
Is that brown thing clothing or carapace? You decide!
Is it male or female? You decide!
Is the elf's disembodied head floating in outer space or is he merely cloaked in shadows? You decide!
Is that hair or red spaghetti come out the back of his head? You decide!
Posted By: TPmanW (11/17/2013 12:08:49 AM)
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"My eyes! The goggles do nothing."
Posted By: R1p_v4n_54u3r (1/10/2014 1:25:44 PM)
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As a powerful common in all the early core sets, this card and this distinctive art was at the heart of so many players' first impressions of Magic. It defined a core ability of green that has been replicated countless times and inspired numerous variations. It also made a statement that this was not your classic Tolkien fantasy world or D&D elf. This world of Magic was wilder, scarier, more alien, darker and stranger than your typical medieval fantasy setting. I remember as a kid I did not like the art. I had never seen a pale, fierce, tattooed, fanged elf with goggles like this. But I grew to love the distinct flavor and originality. This card made you feel that this was a truly original world and you never knew what strange things you might find in each new pack.
Posted By: The_Riddle_of_Steel (2/10/2014 6:19:20 PM)
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Running these alongside Wild Growths in a pure green deck made it possible to drop a third or fourth turn Craw Wurm or Force of Nature. Early in Magic's history, green established itself as the color of the mana ramp, and Llanowar Elves was the enabler. Green also had Birds of Paradise and Ley Druid, but the Elves had an advantage over the Birds because they could attack for an occasional point of damage, and an advantage over the Druid because they only cost one mana to summon. Finally, it had an advantage over both because it was common, and just about every kid could get his hands on four of them.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (2/11/2014 8:24:18 PM)
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