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When I play some people who are playing aggro-mirrors and I drop this they know with all the cheap burn in my deck I win.
Posted By: CatsAreCthala (1/31/2010 8:16:06 PM)


it needs to be 2/3 like Mirri, Cat Warrior. At the moment it dies to almost every other first drop creature in standard. Oh Donovan you got point there! Flagstones of Trokair in green version would completely awesome for this cat!
Posted By: whoiam (2/11/2010 4:35:38 AM)


This card could be a lot better than it sounds.. but its con is pretty big. Even with birds or some other mana accelerator, the problem is not the loss of mana as much as the missed land, since you may miss land drops or etc. It's possible you could use terramorphic expanse as suggested, but its still not very reliable.

A definite possibility, especially for knight of reliqaury decks, is flagstones of trokair. You play oran reif turn 1, this on turn 2, with flagstones as your second land. Thereby netting a 4/3 shroud tiger with the help of mana accel. The problem with it though is that with a bird you can t2 a thoctar or leatherback baloth.. that while missing the shroud is also a 5/4 and a 4/5. So a 3/2 that needs help to get larger is not usually worth it. Especially compared to naya hushblade/humble budoka, virtually the same card for 2 mana.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (2/11/2010 5:27:58 PM)


Not actually a terribly good card. If it were a 2/3 it would actually be better, IMO.
Posted By: faisjdas (3/16/2010 4:40:41 PM)


This is much better that Rogue Elephant, since your opponent cant simply unsummon it and laught in your face. Good thing it dont have to be a forest, too.
Posted By: Gud3r1an (3/31/2010 3:59:07 PM)


This creature kind of sucks in constructed, but it's playable in limited.

It's a new version of a Rogue Elephant... I wonder noone noticed. The new one includes shroud and you can sacrifice any type of land, but only has toughness 2.

The last fact is essential.... especially if your opponent controls small creatures. It makes a huge difference if a Knight of the White Orchid or a Pyroclasm can kill it. Another unmentioned fact is very important: There aren't any cheap cards with land-"reanimation".... no cheap/easy way to return a land in your graveyard to play. There is no real green option that a sacrifice effect doesn't create such a big drawback. (One is Flagstones of Trokair).Therefore, it's only a tertiary creature in your arsenal.

It's made against control decks without Knights, where a cmc1 creature hits the board too early to counter him and shroud makes him very good against spot removal. ... (see all)
Posted By: Cheza (5/16/2010 7:26:34 AM)


From experience, I can say that overvaluing this thing will get you killed. Strictly casual.
Posted By: blindthrall (7/2/2010 1:01:49 AM)


I could see this, Leyline of Anticipation and Wind Zendikon being used together.
Posted By: n00bmag1 (8/18/2010 9:57:40 AM)


I suppose it's good for putting the heat on early.
Posted By: JoshuaFH (8/19/2010 1:55:27 PM)


Awesome art, awesome stats, can't be killed by spot removal and most burn... I really want to play this. The drawback may be hard, but I really want to play this anyway.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/19/2010 6:13:47 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!