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@yesnomu: of course it's useful - if you get this land in the lategame,you'll be glad to get at least a little effect out of it rather than some more mana you don't need anyways.

But if you have to put a land onto the battlefield tapped in the first turns, this can be far more disadvantageous - and that's very likely to happen here.

Sadly, this card is meant for a Kithkin deck, not a Soldier deck.

In Elspeth's deck, there are more Kor and Humans, and barely any Kithkin:
three in total. THREE.
Mosquito Guard, Goldmeadow Harrier and Burreton Bombardier.
Two of them are one-drops, so even if you got one of these in your opening hand and draw this land in your second turn, this will very likely find its way into play tapped.

I have four ássumptions how this card got strayed into this deck:

1. Wizards had this card wrong in mind and thought it was a tribal land for Soldier decks -since most Kithkin decks... (see all)
Posted By: Mode (9/16/2010 12:46:40 PM)
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Although this deserves a 1/5 in the precon it comes in, it is by no means a 1/5 card.

In a kithkin deck, this is a solid 3.5
Posted By: Baconradar (9/20/2010 3:45:46 PM)
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I hate that this card is in the Elspeth deck. All I've experienced with this card is the "enters the battlefield tapped" part. Reinforce is good, don't misunderstand me, but this card has no place in a deck that has anything less than 20 kithkins in it!

I'm pretty disappointed about the balance issues with this duel deck. I mean, just take a look at the rares, and you'll see that Tezzeret's deck has all the gamebreakers while Elspeth's deck has ... what ... Crusade? Oh wait, Tezzeret's deck has Steel Overseer.
Even Contagion Clasp beats Kemba's Skyguard.

If you look at the individual decks, you'll see that Tezzeret's deck has loads of synergies, especially with Energy Chamber and Steel Overseer, but also Pentavus + Tezzeret's ultimate, or Razormane Masticore's discard + Argivian Restoration. Also,... (see all)
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/2/2010 5:01:00 PM)
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i gave this card a 4 while its not great in the precon elspeth deck it works very well in kithkin decks and i even use them in my soldier deck as i run cenn's tacticians and ballyrush bannerets making it easy to put into play untapped in the early game and since that deck rarely needs more than 4 lands i would much rather have the reinforce for later game +1/+1 on a first striker at instant speed has caught many would be attackers off guard and if i have a cenn's tactician out that creature can block an additional creature thats not even counting that fact that it cant be countered by most counters because its an ability not a spell all in all its a great land and i would much rather top deck this than a plains in the late game 4/5
Posted By: Drfaustmd (12/22/2010 10:52:11 AM)
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4 for a kithkin deck. 1.5 in this deck because it takes uo a rare space. Overall rating 2.
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (1/19/2011 5:35:05 PM)
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Suddenly this card has gained some extra utility with Undying becoming a new mechanic in Dark Ascension.
Posted By: lorendorky (1/16/2012 1:26:22 AM)
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Hoses Undying.

Also, Cartographer will allow for reuse.
Posted By: MacBizzle (4/10/2012 7:42:23 AM)
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You know, I was really disappointed that this took a rare slot when the deck got spoiled. And I still am to an extent, but after playing with it, Reinforce is actually a pretty nice mechanic. The flexibility of this being a land and a permanent pump is pretty useful, actually.

Solid 3/5, in my opinion.
Posted By: yesnomu (9/8/2010 1:47:26 PM)
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Where do I start.....
Posted By: rillaan (9/14/2010 3:53:46 PM)
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Why was this crap near my Elspeth?! She's looking for a home, not an army of hobbits!
Posted By: gongshowninja (9/8/2010 5:12:30 AM)
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