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WTF Training Grounds
the +1/+1 counters are almost a side note, but they're a REALY GOOD side note
Posted By: Gezus82 (4/16/2010 2:59:09 PM)


if I pull one of these I don't care what other colors I was previously playing. I'm putting in three islands and playing this guy.

I mean seriously, draw a card AND put a +1/+1 counter?!
Posted By: Tobinator (4/18/2010 6:05:57 PM)


This is a beautiful finisher for control decks, which are pretty much the only decks that will run enough blue to play this guy. I see a casual all-blue Training Grounds deck here. Who knows, maybe it'll work in tournaments as well.
Posted By: SleetFox (4/18/2010 11:52:25 AM)


Going in my Grixis Control deck to replace Sphinx of Lost Truths as my draw engine. Draw a card AND pump my creature for 1 more than kicking Lost Truths? YES PLEASE!
Posted By: NeoSin (4/18/2010 6:16:15 PM)


Really good on its own, absolutely nuts with Training Grounds. 5/5
Posted By: True_Mumin (4/28/2010 9:41:18 AM)


Amazing fatty flier. Is this what we get when everyone complains about blue being shafted?
Posted By: Vedalken_Arbiter (4/16/2010 10:53:34 AM)


I love this guy, favorite card from RoE (and maybe even Zendikar block as a whole).
Pulled together a Training Grounds deck with this as the main wincon...Filigree Sages+Training Grounds+Khalni Gem gives infinite mana, if I have a Sphinx out I play my entire deck at once. Wait a turn, Deprive or (oh yeah, they reprinted this) Mana Leak their Day of Judgment, and win.

Granted, I could have just played him without the infinite mana combo, he's certainly good enough as he is...but playing my whole deck at once is so satisfying.

MUC is back!
Posted By: a7d07c8114 (7/10/2010 3:46:22 PM)


I love it. In the same set as Training Grounds. You draw cards while pumping up an already aggressively priced beat stick.
Posted By: Groucho_Marx (4/16/2010 1:56:06 AM)


Mahamoti Djinn, we never knew ye.
Posted By: Bulhakas (1/24/2013 11:11:06 AM)


Sphinxes are really claiming the FATTY spot for mono blue. Like most all the other Sphinx before it, Wonderful.
Posted By: AngelxLegna (4/16/2010 8:42:22 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!