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Magic Card of the Week: Essence of the Wild

November 29, 2011 Magic No Comments
Essence of the Wild

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Coming to you straight from the not-biased-at-all opinions of ShufflingDead.com is another Magic Card of the Week! This week’s MCotW is Essence of the Wild from the Innistrad set.

So you’re heavily engaged in a duel with another player, trading little spells back and forth at each other all game but not really getting very far. Finally you have six mana. Shit’s about to go down.

Throw down the Essence of the Wild and watch him throw down. He’s a powerhouse 6/6 for 6, but that’s not all. Each creature that you play after him becomes a copy of Essence of the Wild, making those also 6/6s, but for whatever cost the card originally had to bring it into play. Play a Treetop Scout, a normal 1/1 for 1 mana. It becomes a 6/6…for 1 mana.

And don’t worry if your opponent nukes your first one. Each creature is a COPY, meaning that the ability is still active! So as long as you keep one Essence of the Wild out, you can pretty much just take a quick stomp down easy street to victory.

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