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I'd never looked closely at the art before. Cute!
Posted By: HuntingDrake (6/15/2012 8:58:39 AM)


No need to restrict this one, it is very good, but if you have seen Tolarian Academy in action, you know this isn't in the same league. This can be crazy on turns three to five, but Tolarian does it turn one, reliably, and can do it in blue.

A third turn big mean creature like Primeval Titan is impressive, but can be dealt with. A first turn Brain Freeze for your entire deck is a bit harder.
Posted By: Enelysios (6/22/2012 3:20:52 PM)


Perfect for any green based creature strategy as just a single tap most often generates three to four mana. The Cradle was even used outside of green decks during Mercadian Masques / Nemesis era, to fulfil the generic mana required for activating Lin Sivvi's searching capabilities.
Posted By: MassiveMassive (8/28/2012 11:28:20 AM)


Oh, mana burn. How many things became broken upon your demise.
Posted By: Arachnos (8/28/2012 11:28:14 PM)


Like this card, along with my Priest of Titania, to pump a Primordial Hydra or a Killer Bee like hell XD.
Posted By: Anzu-chan (10/7/2012 4:47:05 PM)


Though not necessarily better than the Academy, this is a lot easier to use in most cases. Just throw it in your green creatures deck and have a grand old time.
Posted By: Totema (11/25/2012 6:34:20 PM)


You have to wonder what they were thinking when they made a card this broken.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (12/22/2012 2:47:36 AM)


Although, there was that one time I was stuck with a Gaea's Cradle, a forest, a bunch of mana-producing elves that cost 2, and no one-drop creatures or other lands. If I had just gotten a single creature out, or another land, I could have ramped up to about 15 mana, but it didn't happen until turn 5.

Which still doesn't stop this from being a 5 star card, of course, because really, how often does that happen?
Posted By: sonorhC (1/9/2013 6:59:48 AM)


Wow, somebody really hates this card. So many .5/5 ratings.
Posted By: Notanoob (1/12/2013 10:11:08 AM)


It really does say alot about urza that they could print something this strong and every deck didn't have 4 when it was standard legal.
Posted By: omni8000 (4/10/2013 10:48:18 AM)