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The treefolk in Lorwyn/Shadowmoor were GWB because those are the colours that fit. Green is obvious, they're trees, growth etc. Black and green actually have a fairly large philosophical alignment when it comes to the circle of life stuff. If anything, white is the colour that least fit with them, but I suppose there was a lot of defender/protector flavour surrounding them, so that gets white in.

It's pointless to say that a card like this, multi-coloured but with one ability, doesn't fit one of its colours. It'd be like saying one of the Nephilim doesn't fit in one of it's colours. Doran's ability and colours are based on his (and his race's) flavour, not each other.
Posted By: Morgrath (7/15/2011 10:58:08 AM)


I love Doran: the art, the flavor text, the unique gametext, and the raw power. I don't see what's black about him, honestly, but I know that sometimes mechanics must be sacrificed for flavor (see: every dragon printed, ever).
Posted By: Hawk_man (12/4/2008 10:19:20 PM)


One of the collest cards ever in magic: legendary treefolk, tri-enemy colors, beautiful artwork, amazing flavor text, and a superb ability.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (6/7/2009 7:47:58 PM)


Doran has my absolute favorite flavor text in the game. It really gives him character. Well done.
Posted By: Mudbutt_on (3/2/2010 10:26:12 PM)


Karn, Silver Golem gets Bushido 4!
Posted By: JenBroness (8/4/2010 5:11:17 PM)


force of savagery trembles in fear ^^.
Posted By: Sironos (5/10/2010 9:39:07 AM)


Everyone knows Doran is a great card, but there's a fun fact that not many people know.

Doran is the only wedge-colored card that's not part of a cycle. There are only 11 wedge cards. There are 5 from the Apocalypse cycle (which is where Lightning Angel is from), there are the 5 wedge dragons from Planar Chaos, and then there's Doran.

This is, of course, not counting honorary wedge cards such as single-colored cards that have activated abilities that cost enemy mana.
Posted By: SleetFox (4/26/2010 9:39:39 PM)


One of my very favorite cards in Magic. I've always valued toughness over power, and this card finally applied validity to the statement "the best offense is a good defense". Hot damn.
Posted By: Zulp (12/4/2009 7:35:55 PM)


Good ol' Doran! I am terrified of this guy, especially as my opponent's general in EDH! If they get their three different types of mana early, this guy FLIES out of the gates and beats your face! Definitely someone I prefer to have on my side. A guy who is essentially a 5/5 that comes out as early as turn three (or two with a BoP in play) is no joke.

What else is there to say? Doran rocks, end of story.
Posted By: ByGoblinsBeDriven (10/9/2010 3:46:55 AM)


Fun with Walls. This guy makes Shield Sphere and Wall of Denial into alarmingly efficient deathtraps.

I've put Doran in a five-color Wall deck with Shield Sphere, Wall of Ice, Wall of Junk, Wall of Frost, Wall of Hope, Wall of Shards, Mistform Wall, Wall of Essence... and Rolling Stones. Always fun to see how people react when Stones hits play...
Posted By: Salient (8/19/2011 10:29:34 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!