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Strictly better than Rune-claw bear :P
Also. It's a patronus!
Posted By: Guest1741897132 (1/27/2012 5:41:09 AM)


Seems alright, one mana is cheap enough considering it's a beatdown bear.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/26/2012 6:26:53 PM)


This is definitely not a downgraded version of Sakura-Tribe Elder. For the same initial investment, it comes into play as a 2/2 which gives it some--albeit small--potential to wreak damage or kill an opponent's turn 1/2 creature. While Sakura-Tride Elder is relegated to chumpblocking, the Dawntreader Elk can actually serve a dual purpose in decks that may want mana ramp, but not at the cost of leaving themselves totally vulnerable.
Posted By: Eternal_Blue (1/27/2012 1:33:24 AM)


I don't see why people really complain about this. Sure, there are better flat out Mana ramps then this guy, and this guy is rather depressing with the fact that he has to die to activate his effect. But lets face it, that is just showing the less experienced people compared to the more experienced people. Morbid is a new ability, and people really don't know the true value of it... Morbid cards nice, and this is just a Green: activate Morbid with a sweet little bonus on the side.

I'm giving this a 4.5/5 for the fact that this card can, and will see combo's I bet most people wont even think of, but at the same time its weak outside decks that don't focus on dying or morbid effects. I won't be using it though, only because the simple fact is I have no need to use it in any of the colors I need currently use.
Posted By: AlphaWolfs (2/4/2012 7:46:00 AM)


Nice one!

I won two games thanks to it in the pre-release. Once I just sacrificed it to activate morbid and blast my opponent's last 5 life with a Brimstone Volley, once I attacked with it and another, bigger critter (which my opponent blocked and killed), which brought him to 3, then sacrificed the Elk to get my missing Swamp and kill him next turn with Bump in the Night.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (1/31/2012 3:30:37 AM)


I like it. at the very least, its rampant growth in creature form. At the best, its rampant growth at creature form that allows you to get those last point of damage on a brimstone volley because of morbid.
Posted By: phyrexiantrygon (2/5/2012 8:43:54 AM)


Nice artwork on a decent card - it's a bear or a land. Good interaction with the set, too.
Posted By: Radagast (2/7/2012 10:27:09 AM)


Kinda comparable to Sakura-Tribe Elder, really. You're trading the free sacrifice ability for +1/+1; now the question is just whether you want more beatdown or more utility. I personally find this rather much to my liking.for my mono green casual aggro deck. Works for early beatdown and is easily converted to mana once/if the need arises.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (4/22/2012 7:52:57 PM)


Love the ramp, love the 2/2 body, love the art. I know everybody keeps mentioning Sakura-Tribe Elder, but this can actually be a decent blocker early on. And if you drop this early, is it really that hard to keep a land open to sac this at the end of the opponent's turn or for chump blocking?
Posted By: Wurmcaller (8/4/2012 12:36:16 PM)


This card is awesome! You either go first turn Birds/pilgrim/llan, second turn this, block, fetch, profit. = Rampant growth with life gain, or against control just slam it and bang, bang, bang, two lifes a turn and if they ever want to kill it, you just gained card and mana advantage. Seems almost better than both Sakura Tribe Elder and Viridian Emissary

Posted By: Mightyass (1/29/2012 10:03:16 AM)