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Great card.
In a multiplayer game with 4 people, the controller of Verdant Force gets 4 tokens each turn.

Back in the days it was also known as BFEP (best fatty ever printed), because it was with it's token generation practically immune against "target player sacrifices a creature" effects. The title might not be true anymore, but it's still a great card. The art is fine too. :)
Posted By: majinara (2/6/2009 5:35:11 AM)


@Mr_Hendry: This is not strictly better. FoN comes down two turns earlier, hits for 1 more, and tramples. There are plently of situations where this is worse, therefore you can't say "strictly better", just "generally better".
That said, it's a good card for its mana cost.
Posted By: Fanaticmogg (2/5/2011 12:44:02 PM)


I love this guy... Always have always will even though only one of my five copies is from Tempest. :)
Posted By: VerdantForce (11/12/2008 2:12:11 AM)


Deadly Timmy combo:
1) Verdant Force
2) Lord of the Pit
3) Devouring Strossus
You are not a real Timmy if you don't cast all of them by paying the mana cost.
Posted By: Paolino (11/12/2011 9:57:26 AM)


I agree that this card is extremely powerful. I was just comparing it to Force of Nature which it certainly calls to mind with its name, stats and its artwork. Verdant Force is just strictly better - it may have a converted mana cost of eight rather than six (but it only requires three forests not four which makes it more felxible), it may also only be a 7/7 not a 8/8 but wow is it better when you consider that instead of a heavy upkeep cost it has a magnificent upkeep bonus.

The fact that it's every player's upkeep and not just yours makes this card sort of rediculous - especially, as mentioned, in multi-player games.
Posted By: Mr_Hendry (7/18/2009 5:47:34 PM)


One of the first big Timmy creatures to actually get tournament play (in a reanimator deck, if my memory serves me.) It's definitely pretty solid, pumping out creatures every turn- even better in a multiplayer deck. Dragon Broodmother is a takeoff of this card, and quite possibly better.

Also, the flavor text: I thought the first 3 words were just nonsense, but they do, indeed, have relevent meanings (according to Merriam-Webster):
Burl - "hard woody often flattened hemispherical outgrowth on a tree "
Scurf - "a scaly deposit or covering on some plant parts; also : a localized or general darkening and roughening of a plant surface usually more pronounced than russeting "
Bower - "a shelter (as in a garden) made with tree boughs or vines twined together"

Learn something new everyday.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (12/6/2012 11:28:53 AM)


Wonderful poetry on a powerful card. And iconic art! It doesn't get much better than this, folks.
Posted By: Goatllama (4/18/2013 12:11:26 PM)


This card takes me back. I learned to play MTG during the Tempest/Urza cycles. I have great memories of laying out two of these bad boys with my Defense of the Heart deck, then winning with an Overrun a turn or two later. Even though green back then was crap compared to the other colors, it was so fun to play regardless. Memories.
Posted By: Deftone81 (7/5/2013 7:45:34 AM)


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