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This card was made for loving. I'm so happy it has been printed. It'll forever have a place in my Doran EDH deck.
Posted By: marek_m (1/12/2013 8:02:57 AM)


Wow, I can't believe she is shooting with a finger gun. I guess anything goes in the multiverse.
Posted By: marmaris74 (4/9/2012 8:28:25 PM)


Before I forget, I mentioned Pemmin's Aura because late-game in a UW deck? Abbey Matron has the potential to become, say, a 6/7 with flying and shroud using this enchantment. Takes a lot of mana to tap and untap, but like I said: Late Game.
Posted By: DarthMetool (8/25/2012 6:15:48 AM)


I have no idea why people think this card is so bad. While it's base stats as a common rarity 1/3 for {2}{W} is one mana more than most modern 1/3 commons, it has an ability that is pretty relevant to defense and makes sure that it can still be a decent blocker later in the game when your normal 1/3 for {2} is no longer a viable defense.
If I would do anything to this card it would replace the ability with a trigger like "Whenever this card blocks it gains +3 toughness until end of turn." That way it's ability stays useful in a multiplayer game where you may have to block more than once before your next turn.

Maybe everyone forgot that blocking doesn't tap a creature? It's the reason that samite healer eats goblins for breakfast.
Posted By: N03y3D33R (1/13/2014 1:04:25 PM)


HA! I love the idea of planeswalkers protecting themselves from ferocious monsters by summoning a crotchety old woman to stop them dead in their tracks by scolding them.

"Now see here, Gutwrencher Oni!" You are going to show some manners if you want to set foot in THIS house! So help me Serra, I will NOT have my evening prayers disrupted by singing blood. And close your mouth when you snarl, we don't need to see your sorry excuse for dental hygiene every time you get hungry."

"Well I never! Bringer of the Black Dawn, don't you DARE trample all over my new carpet! And stand up straight, your posture is an embarrassment to us all."

"For shame, Insatiable Souleater! You haven't even finished your last meal of devoured souls and you're already back for more? You take one more step toward me, and as Serra is my witness, I will KILL you with my bare hands! And comb your hair, you look like you just rolled out of bed."
Posted By: MisterAction (3/26/2012 1:00:59 PM)


Slap an Umbral Mantle on her.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/21/2010 2:43:11 AM)


As long as you leave a plains untapped, Abbey Matron is a 1/6 blocker - big enough to keep the mighty Eron the Relentless at bay! It lacks decent attack power, but with so many underpowered creatures in the set, this old lady can hold her own in combat.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (2/20/2010 10:51:43 PM)


The extra toughness isn't useless. You declare them as a blocker, then tap for the toughness. Perfectly legal play.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (1/13/2011 6:34:05 PM)


Umm... that is the wrong artwork for this version.
Posted By: Opant1 (3/28/2009 6:39:39 PM)


I remember this card being made fun of frequently in Inquest.
Posted By: Dack_Attack (9/25/2010 9:08:27 PM)