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I beat my friend with a single Bird in my exalted deck. Funny times...
Posted By: AtakanG (1/27/2011 1:59:20 AM)


A classic. And excellent artwork. 5/5
Posted By: TheHandyman (2/1/2011 8:06:54 PM)


I'd actually like to see them reuse the art from Alpha. There would be legal issues but it would be worth it.

Anyways, there is no reason for birds to be able to produce mana other than the fact that they always have. Paradise cards will usually cause mana production of any color, and is kind of one of Magic's evergreen in-name cues, similar to Lotus and Mox.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/21/2011 2:13:47 PM)


A very elegant design.

Birds of Paradise is one of the original, and defining, creatures of Magic. It has survived to this day, through thick and thin, because it is a beautifully balanced card.

Breaking the card down:

At a cost of Green, the creature comes into play as early as turn one (compare Druid of the Anima), allowing it to impact the game from the get-go.

The cost is flexible enough to permit play in any given deck that runs green, as it does not require the use of either multiple forests or multiple colors.

The ability to produce any given color of mana (compare Llanowar Elves), combined with the above points, makes it the most flexible mana-ramping creature in the game - and it is very powerful. All turn three plays now become possible on turn two; dropping a Rhox War Monk or a Woolly Thoctar second turn is the beginning of the end for your opponent.

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Posted By: JohnRoberts350 (8/5/2010 5:57:48 PM)


this + giant growth/vines of vastwood = unforeseen 3-4 damage :)
Posted By: iSlapTrees (12/15/2010 11:10:31 PM)


Cuz I'm as freeee as a bird nowwwww
Also i once got this up to an 11/11 trampler with Gigantiform and something else. My opponent pulled a Hellkite Charger and a Bear Umbra. My 2nd favorite game.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (3/26/2011 4:00:03 PM)


Of course this card is every bit as deserving of a 5 and has been one of the definitions of mana ramp.
Posted By: U-caster (7/8/2010 1:53:23 PM)


Well the flavour text has made it official -

This is god-tier.
Posted By: Anggul (11/9/2010 11:30:06 AM)


I can't rate this correctly. Where's the 6th star to click?
Posted By: n00bmag1 (7/26/2010 6:11:02 AM)


Good ol' Birds. You can't go wrong.
Posted By: DonRoyale (7/8/2010 1:13:15 PM)