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If they ever made Duel Decks: Plants vs. Zombies, I could die a happy man.
Posted By: Gelzo (9/22/2011 10:37:38 PM)
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I'm buying a box of Innistrad on release day, so I can expect to get a bunch of these. I'd love to alter them with art from Plants vs. Zombies...so I went ahead and did it in MSE. http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/Toquinha1977/GraveBramble.jpg
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (9/26/2011 5:27:52 AM)
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Since when was 3 mana for a 3/4 defender with a relevant protection overcosted?

Obviously for limited (barring the off green early defender deck), but this can be REALLY strong in limited. You're killing the entire early board, especially for aggressive decks with Bloodcrazed Neonate or similar (this also shuts down Geist of Saint Traft) , and decks that went for small/fast/cheap are going to have a really hard time getting over this. All of that even better when it can pick up a block on a zombie.

Cards like this enable more complex late game strategy's for limited, I've played this early game, got a few hits in with some festerhide boar before sacing this to an infernal plunge to play a Brimstone volley for the win. All of this as my opponent had just played his balefire dragon to attack next turn for the win, a win that never came for him :)
Posted By: SeiberTross (10/17/2011 11:36:09 PM)
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With all the PvZ discussion going on, you guys are completely forgetting that this is one of the few half-decent defenders with actual power behind it. Wall of Denial is a great card, but it doesn't stop them from attacking in full force again the next turn. This will shut down attackers, and laugh heartily at zombies.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/29/2012 11:24:45 AM)
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had a couple of these at the prerelease running G/W. one is foil, it looks sick with the sun and parts of the ground that stick out glowing :D
oh yeah and it basically shut down everything it ran into. T4 Travel Preparations to make it a 5/6 was great stuff, and along with Doomed Traveler, fliers weren't a problem. those 2 creatures are fantastic in tandem
Posted By: dontmess17 (10/30/2011 9:11:42 AM)
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I really like this card. And I really like how it just shuts down Zombie decks, giving control the chance to stabilize. Gravecrawler, Dreg Mangler, Geralf's Messenger (even after Undying), and Lotleth-Troll (w/ less than 2 discards) all die to it, and it can block everything they can throw at you until they get out one of their non-zombie flyers in the later game.

This might end up a seriously viable sideboard card for Control decks that utilize Green, assuming Jund Zombies ends up a competitive deck.
Posted By: TiredTofu (9/10/2012 9:01:06 PM)
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Plants Vs. Zombies! MaRo confirmed this via Twitter. For those who don't know, the creators of Plants Vs. Zombies had a certain amount of inspiration for some aspects of the game because of Magic: the Gathering. As such, this is Magic's tribute to that game, and it's even more fun for the number of players who get the reference (i.e. 90% of the people at your LGS).

I can't help but smile every time I see this card. Glad to see Wizards has a sense of humor. The "Defender" ability was a really nice touch.
Posted By: BlackFlameAshura (9/22/2011 8:33:05 PM)
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It doesn't want zombies on the lawn.
Posted By: jsttu (10/9/2011 1:20:10 PM)
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I'm honestly surprised this is a real card.
Posted By: faisjdas (9/22/2011 3:50:31 PM)
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This could be the worse card in the set, and I'd still love it for the PvZ nod. <3.
Posted By: .Blaze. (9/22/2011 11:00:33 PM)
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