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can you bloodbraid into it??
Posted By: InHarmsWay- (9/21/2010 7:30:01 PM)


over. powered.
Posted By: MadTheorist (8/19/2009 10:19:10 AM)


Man, this is one easy-to-cast cheap fatty in the right deck.

Use it on turn two with green spells with an alternate cost like Manamorphose, Vine Dryad or Skyshroud Cutter.
Use it on turn three with just about any green one-drop, Firewild Borderpost.

Oh, and then there's also Green Sun's Zenith, where you don't have to worry about any other green spells at all.

Could be fun on turn one as well: Cast Skyshroud Cutter and sacrifice it for Metamorphosis, then you can cast Talara's Battalion and something else for up to 3 mana.
(Or you could even just cast a WUBRG creature, although i can barely imagine any of these suiting into a monogreen deck for this narrow combo...maybe Bringer of the Green Dawn)
Posted By: Mode (6/12/2011 10:59:54 AM)


Second turn. Birds of Paradise + this. Wait, WHAT?
Posted By: Joseph_Leito (5/8/2010 5:50:40 PM)


Inferior to Goyf. Like every other Bear.
Posted By: Dragon_Whelp (5/21/2010 2:23:44 AM)


can be awesome - turn two: play land grant drop this thing
and can suck - when your in top-deck mode and draw this it's a dead card
Posted By: WeAreTheFury (9/16/2009 5:26:52 AM)


easy third drop hard second drop
Posted By: qaq456 (8/6/2010 5:58:55 PM)


Manamorphose, Violent Outburst, or Bloodbraid Elf all make it work.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (8/9/2011 12:44:47 AM)


Turn 1: Forest, Llanowar Elves
Turn 2: Forest, Heritage Druid, Nettle Sentinel
Then tap all three elves to play Talara's Battalion, untap your Sentinel and you're still floating 1G with a 2/2 and a 4/3 trampler. If you can get down another 1 drop you could tap those 3 for one of the lords ie. Imperious Perfect. Then it's turn 2 and you have 4 2/2s, a 3/3 and a 5/4 trampler.
Posted By: Hamju (12/6/2011 10:30:24 AM)


Both Gemstone Caverns and Simian Spirit Guide enable first-turn Talara's Battalion - and, if you're playing Legacy, Elvish Spirit Guide is another excellent option.
Posted By: JohnnyTed (8/6/2013 10:37:11 AM)