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Ummm. Yeah I've never been so disappointed at a ruling before. In my playgroup, you're allowed to play this on an opponent's creature and you still get the token. That way it isn't as vulnerable. Admittedly the flavor doesn't make any sense, but being able to block a Thunder-Thrash Elder with a token made by itself every turn is kinda fun.

This is just a kinda fun multiplayer card (which tends to last longer too). I think it should have "each upkeep" and some other drawback because now it seems overpowered :p Well maybe being an aura is itself a sufficient drawback if you have to play it on your creature to get the tokens.
Posted By: Hercynian (1/16/2013 10:32:27 PM)



Posted By: blurrymadness (7/1/2013 9:16:19 AM)


Um, why does this cost 5? I assumed it cast 3...
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (4/28/2012 12:14:28 PM)


i really really really want a shiney version. this looks like a photograph, mad props to Voss.
Posted By: ToAsTy42o (4/29/2012 4:51:40 AM)


Combos with Angelic Overseeer for producing the humans to give it invulnerability and hexproof. Honestly, creatures are easier to dispatch than enchantments overall. Stops Blue, Black, and Red, but is stopped by a Green or White deck.
Posted By: Ellidas (5/16/2012 4:16:00 PM)


Honestly, for this mana cost, I wish it could have just been a straight-up enchantment rather than an aura. :(
I've tried to play this in limited, but it's just soooo slow for it's mana cost. I usually only net 2-3 human tokens from it, and sometimes I don't even get any if they have answers in their hand at the time. In that case, the card disadvantage is huge.
Aside from that, though, the art is fantastic. The flavour text is pretty cool, too.

Posted By: Fert12334 (6/10/2012 10:15:24 AM)


Verdant Embrace takes on a crappier form.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/26/2012 11:12:13 PM)


That art is plain beautiful. And personally, my favorite creature to enchant with this is Archdemon of Greed... Yeah.
Posted By: Valencio (4/28/2012 4:53:36 AM)


As if they needed to remind us that this is mainly an EDH set.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (4/26/2012 10:03:20 PM)



Don't care that it's in the set with a billion blatant "play humans!" cards, it's still horrible and should never have been printed.

Don't play this. Ever.

Compare to Verdant Embrace which gives +3/+3 and makes a 1/1 each upkeep (including your opponents' upkeeps) Honden of Life's Web which isn't an aura (and thus isn't incredibly fragile) and combos with several of the other "Honden" Shrine cards.

Or consider Pollenbright Wings, which works really differently and costs 1 more mana but is generally going to give you better results. Also consider Goblin Assault, Shrine of Loyal Legions, Dragonlair Spider...there's a whole world out there of better cards if you're willing to be open-minded.

If you're willing to spend some mana beyond the initial investment, really ridiculous token generators show up.Sacred Mesa, Jade
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Posted By: Sliver_Legion (8/4/2012 6:59:14 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!