Quote from Shadow345 »I don't like creature based ramp. Wouldn't even use Llanowar Elves or Birds of Paradise.
Land fetch spells tend to be better since you get to keep the mana after the inevitable turn 4 wrath.
Cards like Wood Elves and Sakura-Tribe Elder are my preferred creature based land ramp, although they function like Rampant Growth instead of Llanowar Elves.
Despite all that, Magus of The Library is one mana dork that I might be more likely to use because of it's other function. Just not as a must have.
Quote from TheAmericanSpirit »OP is a troll who only wants to be right rather than read why he may be wrong. Why field the question on a public forum only to dismiss unfavorable (read: all) feedback?
Close this moronic thread already.
Quote from ISBPathfinder »In general, I think that mana dorks tend to be more optimal when playing with or against MLD, land stasis, or faster combo. In slower metas it tends to be more favored to ramp using lands due to sweepers.
The faster your deck is, the less likely you will draw a late game dork. The faster your deck is, the faster you want your dorks to be though so at that point you would probably not run a GG dork that taps for 1. The problem I see with Magus of the Library is that its not that explosive when you get it in your opener and its a slow and fragile manadork. Ramping with rocks / land is just a lot safer for fair decks and its not as cheap as other dorks if you really want to move fast.
Quote from Ava »
T2: Forest, Magus
T3: Draw, tap Magus to draw, play up to 2 cards from hand.
T4: Draw, tap magus to draw, play up to 2 cards from hand.
You can still play your hand, you just have to pace yourself.
Quote from TheAmericanSpirit »"Why do I never see crash of rhinos as a win con, even though that overcosted 8/4 hunk of man used to stomp my KT group in 6th grade?"