Hello! Welcome to my set review of Wilds of Eldraine, where I will pick cards of each colour and discuss my five favourite cards from them. Yes, there will be and artifact and lands review as well as a multicoloured review.

Given that the set also comes out with a set of preconstructed Commander decks, I’ll also be covering my favourite new cards from there in another article. The set booster and Jumpstart exclusive cards from this set will be in their respective colour reviews.

Without further ado, here are my favourite Green cards!

  1. Blossoming Tortoise

This is one of the coolest designs in the set. I recognize that a lot of people are disappointed this isn’t legendary. I get that and agree, it’d be cool if this were legendary.

ETB and attack mill three and ramp to play is so sweet. Somebody in design has a Gitrog Monster deck for sure.

The cost reduction on land abilities also does something we never see which is reduce the activated abilities by one even it brings the cost down to 0. Deserted Temple is a standout all star with this card. Let’s not forget that Ashaya, Soul of the Wild turns your nontoken creatures into lands which means they get pumped by the Tortoise and their abilities are discounted! That’s pretty friggin’ sweet.

  1. Night of the Sweets’ Revenge

Speaking of sweet…

Yes, I recognize that Jaheira, Friend of the Forest is a card, but that’s a unique effect and having this on an enchantment is pretty dope. Giving your Food tokens a mana ability gives them utility when you’re sitting on them wondering if it’s worth cracking them for life. In the right deck, this comes down and your Food tokens pay for a few spells or pay to crack this enchantment for the big pump ability.

Being on an enchantment is also great because enchantments can’t be goaded into combat. Enchantments can’t be pinged with some random damage. Blasphemous Act doesn’t hit Night of the Sweets’ Revenge. Wrath of God doesn’t. Farewell can, but boo, Farewell! Boo!

I’ll be running this in my Will the Wise and Mike, the Dungeon Master deck and I assume it’ll go in the Food and Fellowship precon upgrades from here on out.

  1. Up the Beanstalk

Two mana to draw a card is the going rate for cycling away a Blasted Landscape. The rest is gravy here. Five mana value isn’t too hard to reach. Casting a five mana spell is as easy as casting a Mulldrifter for 2U with Evoke. See what I’m getting at?

This card could be huge in Modern what with Evoke elementals. Force of Will triggers this. Cost reduction is plentiful. You can make your X spells big enough to cantrip pretty easily, especially in something like Zaxara, the Exemplary or Magus Lucea Kane.

Just look at an Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty list. Vial Smasher the Fierce when partnered with a green partner might have some cool tech that’ll trigger this too.

Up the Beanstalk is going to be a popular uncommon!

  1. Elvish Archivist

Once a turn for each of these abilities is still solid considering in this set there are ways to basically accidentally have artifacts and enchantments enter the battlefield. This is a limited Setessan Champion and it’s still very much worth considering for your enchantress decks, primarily.

Artifact decks? Sure. If you need a gradual beater, pop this in your green artifact deck (Mike and Will maybe).

But while enchantress decks have gotten a lot in recent time to support the archetype, it’s hard to turn down a two drop that rewards you for doing what you want the deck to do and that wears Auras well too.

  1. Tough Cookie

I am still enamoured by this design. For two mana, you get so much.

ETB create a Food token. No matter how many times it enters, Tough Cookie is giving you a Food token. Not to mention that stuff like Night of the Sweets’ Revenge or Sweettooth Witch counts Tough Cookie because it is a Food!

As it that wasn’t enough, Tough Cookie can turn noncreature artifacts you control into 4/4  artifact creatures without needing to tap it! For three mana! Volrath, the Shapestealer is the first that comes to mind for this. I haven’t gotten all my brew brain wrapped around this, but at the very least, this can turn those Food tokens into pretty strong creatures for three mana at instant  speed. That’s pretty spicy.

Honorable Mentions

That does it for green, check back in soon for artifacts/lands/colourless!

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