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Good Card in the current Standard Elf Deck. Bottom line, it fills the creature gap nicely at 2/2 for 1G, boosted to 4/4 with Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Elvish Archdruid. Also, sometimes I like a little vanilla with my 20 broken abilities lol. Decent art and flavor.

Posted By: coyotemoon722 (12/23/2009 11:09:31 PM)


This card is a bit better than Grizzly Bears / Runeclaw Bear,
so why is it rated lower?
I do agree though, that Elvish Warrior would've been a better choice for this slot. Anyone using elves on a whim is more than likely going to be using them in a primarily, if not mono-green deck.
Posted By: Blackworm_Bloodworm (10/9/2010 4:49:06 PM)


Cylian Sunsinger outclasses this, and it's in the same block. The only difference is that this is common, while that is rare.
Posted By: syrazemyla (1/15/2011 10:57:28 AM)


Don't be fooled. This elf is actually a bear.
Posted By: Totema (4/1/2012 11:23:54 AM)


Why is it rated worse than bears? Could be a good filler in a Elf deck.
Posted By: Vvengyr (10/17/2012 10:06:52 AM)


Not as bad as everybody's making it out to be, in my opinion.

VS. Elvish Warrior: Elvish Warrior has one more Toughness, but you can only use green mana to play it. Not a big deal if your deck only uses green, but in dual/multicolor you might end up waiting a while to get a second Forest.

VS. Elvish Archers: Yeah it's the same power and same mana cost with the bonus of being first strike. But its Toughness is 1. Meaning it can easily be killed by pingers, any spell that does damage, and in general anything that can do damage to it before dying.

VS. Grizzly Bears: Seriously? Other than their Subtypes, THEY'RE EXACTLY THE SAME. Not to mention that there are cards that get/give bonuses for Elf cards being in play.
Posted By: Diachronos (12/2/2009 2:45:09 PM)


Strictly more physically attractive than Runeclaw Bear.
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (5/10/2010 1:36:40 PM)


So Obsolete when you have bramblewood paragon and wolf-skull shaman.
Posted By: MDStrawHat (2/27/2010 3:58:57 PM)


Not so grizzled as some of its competitors for the green vanilla 2-drop creature slot.
Posted By: Hibron (4/1/2011 11:17:05 AM)


I have a question why not Elvish warrior?
Posted By: thaviel (3/1/2009 2:32:37 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!