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Now all we need is a Tel-Jilad DS...
Posted By: ZeroSheep (11/9/2011 10:07:47 PM)


Thats not true; thats only for tokens.
Posted By: Omenchild (12/28/2009 10:03:24 PM)


Very interesting card, my inner Johnny is mesmerized by it. Would be really cool if it had Flash.

I have a deck that uses Energy Field and lots of the transmute mechanic, in which case the stylus is very handy... it's also an excellent sideboard against any control or destruction deck.

For the situational purposes that it fulfills, this card is perfect, so i'm giving it a 5/5.
Posted By: Ladnarud (5/21/2010 5:07:55 PM)


The Tree of Tales, Tel-Jilad records the history of the elves; the problem however, is that they are not natives of Mirrodin. The bottom is worn smooth because the Viridian Elves would regularly purge their memories, preventing them from remembering their otherworldly origin. The trolls have erased the origin of the elves and other races of the Tangle to keep them safe; to know the truth would put Memnarch's plan in jeopardy.
Posted By: Dynamic_Reversist (10/10/2010 3:40:53 PM)


This has actually multiple uses:
*as a single target Brand-like card against control decks (although that's not the best use)
*to prevent your destroyed permanents to hit the graveyard (and possibly fetch them later with other effects)
*to get your permanents when you exchanged control with your opponent (e.g. Avarice Totem)
Posted By: Mode (9/3/2009 10:12:02 PM)


Might be interesting anti-removal in a rebel or mercenary deck.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (5/20/2010 1:53:44 AM)


I think the flavor text is making reference to the "TREE OF TAILS" artifact land. It chimed with me nearly immediatly. I guess the Tel-Jilad recorded thier lineage on the trees but the bottom end of the tree must have been worn off due to other creatures and construct that rubbed or scratched away at the stories at the bottom. You could kind of think like the Junglebook when Baloo the bear rubbed his back on the tree to scratch his back. Perhaps not every creature that lives on Mirrodin would have just fur on thier backs... perhaps razor blades or just tough/sharp skin.

What's really weird is that the Image on the game card almost resembles a tattooing process than a story scibing on a tree....
Posted By: NobleWhiteGangsta (10/10/2010 11:52:45 AM)


Only cards on the battlefield are permanents. Exiled cards are just cards.
Posted By: mtmills (10/12/2009 7:21:04 AM)


The Brand-like ability doesn't work any more, as of the 2010 rules changes. Now, a creatures owner is whoever it first comes into play for.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (10/31/2009 12:43:08 AM)


It is great when your opponent is borrowing one of your decks. I use it to get my only Coat of Arms from deck to deck.
Posted By: printsmorgan (7/18/2013 4:51:29 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!