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5/5 for having braids, unlike some other artwork.
Posted By: JimmyNoobPlayer (6/19/2012 3:12:08 AM)


I may not be part of the player segment WotC aims products like Planechase, Commander, Duel Decks etc. at, but I do love these products for single cards because they allow me to get sweet alternate art non-foil versions of awesome cards such our friend Bloodbraid Elf here.
(Ghostly Prison is another great pick from this planechase release.)
Posted By: Zenzei (8/11/2012 2:28:06 PM)


Great new art on a great card! The new art really displays the power of this card. She looks like she's ready to kill, and she probably is!

I run this in my red/green speed aggro deck (duh) and I usually cascade into a Colossal Might or a lightning bolt, which just makes my opponents cry. All the cards in the deck except this one are CMC 3 or less, and all the creatures have haste, so I'm gonna get something extra to smash with. Then if I'm lucky enough to play another one next turn, it's usually GG. This usually winds up being my finisher along with the other creatures. The haste just makes it all the better, since you can attack if you cascade into a buff spell playing it on her if you don't have any other creatures.

My only complaint is the P/T is a bit low, but for the abilities vs the CMC it's above the curve.

4.5/5 great card

EDIT: Ah right, you cannot cast a buff spell onto the elf since cascade triggers "as you cast", not "as it ent... (see all)
Posted By: CorkBulb (8/22/2012 9:15:02 PM)


So much power in this card. So much power that no one saw coming. I STILL don't fully understand why this thing is so feared. I mean, Cascade is scary and all, but still.

Must be the 3 hasty power. Brutal. Absolutely brutal.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/5/2012 8:51:30 PM)


This is one of those cards that is never a dead draw. I find a way to work it into most of my decks because no matter what point of the game you are in, this thing is always a welcomed sight. Even when I pull two of them on my opening hand I can't help but smirk because I know by turn 3 or 4 I will be dropping it and getting ahead of my opponent. 2 for 1 card. 5/5
Posted By: evilmeatball (12/13/2012 1:18:14 PM)


@CorkBulb: While i agree that this is a great card, the part about buffing the elf with a spell you cascaded into is however impossible. Since the cascaded "buff-spell" is put onto the stack before the elf resolves it can't target it
Posted By: Nikolajknudsen (8/18/2012 3:03:27 PM)


Guys, the reason people feared and loved this card was that it sat at a convenient middle point to be cascaded into and to cascade into other things. There's a lot of 5 CMC cascade spells that would have their effect, flow into this, and this in turn would go into something else. For example, Bituminous Blast, Bloodbraid Elf, Blightning. For 5 mana you just did 8 damage to your opponent, dropped a creature with haste onto the field, and had them discard two cards.

You're not just getting a 3/2 with haste for 4 mana - lands don't count for cascade so basically you'd be getting a 3/2 with haste and some other card that could be awesome - from a creature to a buff to a burn.
Posted By: psychichobo (10/13/2012 4:28:44 PM)


Quickly growing tired of seeing this card in Modern format event coverage...
Posted By: mflanaga (11/12/2012 12:46:14 PM)


Banned in Modern as of 1st of February. Because Jund was dominating too much, and she's a 4-of in Jund decks.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/27/2013 9:16:54 PM)


No. If this was just 4 mana cascade and nothing else, it would be bad. If this was just a 3/2 haste for 4, it would be bad.

The reason this card is so strong is because if you look at a 3/2 haste, it could easily cost 3 mana. It wouldn't be a particularly good card, but it would be a decent common.

With that, you get a cascade tacked on for 1 mana.

Now, the creature is still weak at 3/2, but when you cascade, you could hit a multitude of things.

You can hit removal - clear a blocker that will kill it.
You can hit a creature - getting them to trade with this will let your other creature through later.
Various other things - you get a big value boost on your 3/2 haste (if you land a good 3 mana spell, you basically paid 4 mana for a 6 mana spell).

This card is typically used in aggro decks. Your 1, 2, and 3 drops will still be in effect when you play this card. That means that even if they have a blocker that can trade with it, they may have to let your ... (see all)
Posted By: SAUS3 (7/25/2013 10:36:53 AM)