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Base bear stats with upside make this one of the best bestow cards.
Posted By: Fenix. (9/18/2013 7:55:25 AM)


The original Dryad was a Nymph in the beginning, but was changed to Dryad during the 7th edition overhaul, primarily because there were no other types of nymph in game and calling them Drayds fit there name more logically. Now Nymphs are back with five varieties and one of them is a Dryad and it just makes it look silly. Dryad should probably be discontinued and all Drayds changed to Nymphs.
Posted By: Atali (10/3/2013 1:00:37 AM)


Part of Theros' Nymph cycle with:
White Observant Alseid
Blue Nimbus Naiad
Black Cavern Lampad
Red Spearpoint Oread

If I were any of these other four nymphs, I'd be jealous of her for getting a special double type treatment by bearing the creature type Nymph in addition, while neither of them bears the type Alseid, Naiad, Lampad or Oread - just because they aren't as popular Greek mythological beings as Dryads in modern fantasy.

Meanwhile, Shanodin Dryad laughs at their faces on behalf of all Dryads in Magic, who didn't get their type generalized to Nymph. Instead, she got to bear the somewhat tautologous type combination Nymph Dryad like Leafcrown Dryad, already years before Theros and any other Nympths even existed.
Posted By: Mode (10/6/2013 6:04:29 AM)


One of the better Nymphs. Already a bear, and the bestow cost is not too bad.

Also... "Nymph Dryad"? What?
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/17/2013 7:25:51 PM)


Sexy reach bear.
Posted By: Purplerooster (9/18/2013 9:00:35 PM)


Dryad is technically a kind of Nymph. Wizards pooed the screwch on this one. Should all dryads be changed to nymph now? I don't know. I'll never know.
Posted By: RAV0004 (9/18/2013 10:18:34 PM)


Sexy dryad is sexy. Uhg.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (9/17/2013 5:51:03 PM)


Look for the centerfold version of this in the next Playboy!
Posted By: Pharohman777 (9/17/2013 9:49:21 PM)


The "Dryad" creature type seems unnecessary now that the "Nymph" creature type has been re-introduced. They should just be "Nymphs" now, as that is the more general definition that still includes the "Dryad" definition, in the vein of WotC's earlier actions of turning beetles and butterflies into just "Insects".

By the way, as a dryad, in the noble tradition of dryads within Magic: The Gathering, she should have had Forestwalk, and given the enchanted creature Forestwalk as well, in addition to having and granting Reach. I doubt that it would have made her too powerful.

Finally, I like how her name and abilities seem like a reference to Cloudcrown Oak, at least to me.
Posted By: Tiggurix (9/20/2013 5:17:11 AM)


Boon Satyr: Hey baby, think we could become...attached to each other?
Posted By: Manite (12/24/2013 2:37:54 AM)


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