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Can easily grow to sizes similar to that of a Tarmogoyf in the right deck.
Posted By: absreim (12/27/2013 8:24:28 AM)


Two words, Pack Rat.
Posted By: phyrexianghoul (1/7/2014 9:02:56 PM)


Use with Vorel, Genesis Wave, and a lot of Hydras.
Posted By: jerkoid (2/23/2014 10:43:10 PM)


People keep saying this is "surprisingly good", but I have to disagree. Evolve tricks you into thinking you can just throw it into a creature-based ramp deck. If you do this, your game generally looks like:
T1: mana dork
T2: this. Now you have 1 extra mana, but there really aren't many 1 drops that can evolve this.
T3: A nice big 4 drop, evolving this. Now you have 1 extra mana. Again. You could do a 2 and a 3 drop, but you are going to run out of cards really fast if your ramp deck is full of low drops.
T4: Gyre sage is finally ready to give you 1 mana at the beginning of your turn. Pretty bad for a mana dork.

While it is true that gyre sage does continue to scale after that point, you're trading a lot of early game tempo for either gratuitous mana or a beater late game. You can't even hold off dropping this, since you need all those evolve triggers.

The way to get the most out of this is with 1 drops or lands that can give it counters (forced adaptation, autoc... (see all)
Posted By: jonrds (3/9/2014 4:52:52 PM)