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Lichens are symbiotic associations of an algae with a fungus. The creature type "plant fungus" was perfectly done for this card during the Oracle Update. Well done WotC!
Posted By: madformedusa (10/3/2009 3:56:27 AM)


Lol at the pun... get it? Lycan? Lichen?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (2/6/2010 5:49:56 AM)


Agree with madformedusa! The art and flavor are awesome. I think the auto-wither and slow regen are meant to simulate a lichen's vulnerability to physical disturbance and slow growth rate? It's just a shame it's so underpowered (no fair comparing it to a modern bomb though, Ace_Rimmer). I'll still put a one-of in my fungus deck for fun's sake.
Posted By: r-e-meatyard (4/23/2010 10:50:02 PM)


there are so many better 5 mana 5/5s in green. Ant Queen comes to mind.
Posted By: Ace_Rimmer (8/11/2009 2:01:47 AM)


Hmm... This guy could be (ab)used with Persist things. Something that has a "Whenever a creature comes into play" and something that sacks it. Difficult, though.
Posted By: Andon_A (7/11/2010 1:26:56 PM)


Hmm. It's not all that good, but at least the counters aren't permanent. Power Conduit might work.
Posted By: NARFNra (12/8/2010 7:53:02 PM)


With infect coming in now, this guy seems a little better....
Posted By: Maxcoh (2/1/2011 3:50:16 PM)


Actually, madformedusa is not entirely correct. Lichens are indeed an symbiotic associations of an algae with a fungus. But algae are not considered plants,not scientifically anyway. I understand though that it wouldn't be too logical for a fantasy game to just has that one creature with the algae creature type so it can be scientifically correct. Now go and fix the Giant Solifuge's creature type because it is not an insect and the other arachnids have their own creature types.
Posted By: Oneiromantis (7/29/2011 6:34:37 AM)


Combos with Melira, Sylvok Outcast
Posted By: thorjy (6/9/2011 1:09:31 PM)


It should have said "During your upkeep, remove a -1/-1 counter from Lichenthrope. If it has no -1/-1 counters, instead add a +1/+1 counter to Lichenthrope."
Posted By: Technetium (5/8/2013 8:38:16 AM)