• xxxx

    Welcome to Legacy Nic Fit !!!! Here are your new best friends Veteran Explorer and Path to Exile …. I think you will get along great.
    I wonder if you really are a 3/3 and not just a 3/1 though ….

    • Robby

      Yeah, it looks like a 3/1 to me.

    • DJ Pad

      Does nic fit want this? It’s doesn’t ramp you.

      • xxxx

        Why not? If it’s a 3/3 for 1 green mana (most of the time) it looks like good value. Granted that Nic Fit’s gameplan is normally ramping into bigger threads, I think a one mana 3/3 (or maybe even a 3/1) is kind of hard to pass. The case could be made adding early pressure to your strategie in favor of high end threads would lead to a new archetype. But I guess only time and with that the collective playerbase will tell if it is good enough for Nic Fit or if it warps the gameplan too much and it should be called differently. Anyway I’m kind of exited for the card (if it actually is a 3/3).

        • DJPad

          I would think something like this fits better in Zoo than Nic Fit. Nic Fit is not an aggro deck but a midrange deck that wins base on card power and the fact you’re generally casting spells 2-3 mana more than your opponents’ top end.

      • Claudio Cavalcante

        summon that after summoning arbiter leonin

        • DJPad

          So casting a 3/3 on turn 2-3? That’s pretty unimpressive.

          • Claudio Cavalcante

            casting 2~3 3/3 on turn 3

          • DJPad

            sure in god-hand scenarios. I wouldn’t bank on doing that often.

      • Gord

        How many decks have no basic lands?

        • DJ Pad

          A decent amount, why?

          • Gord

            Point is this gets way better vs decks that can’t search a basic

          • DJPad

            My initial point was that it doesn’t really fit the strategy of Nic Fit. It’s just a dumb 3/3, Nic fit is not a agro or tempo deck.

          • Gord

            Maybe other decks want this though – maybe some RUG devler variant – I’m not saying it does for sure – but a lot of power here if there is no drawback at all

  • theEternalPilgrims

    Called Old-Growth Dryads

  • Shagoth

    Path to Power Creep.

    • Random Guy

      Power creep? Wild Nacatl does this already. Not likely to see much play.

      • Shagoth

        Wild Nactl does this already, so you’re right, but I wish this BS wasn’t so common. Is there even a mana curve for how insanely creature sizes are these days? Also this technically has three power before Nactl.

  • Jude

    Thiiiis is dumb. Ixalan wat. How? How are you simultaneously scarind and arousing me right now?

  • Jay Kilian

    I’m pretty sure it’s a 3/1. If you play this T1 on the draw your opponent will have 3 lands to work with. On the play it’s a little more palatable, but still not worth it. It’s a bit less painful late game but then a 3/1 does nothing then.

  • Marvin Sürig

    okay anyone fears a green white deck with some ramp and 0 ETB using the 1/3 which cancels effects like this and Vizier of the menagerie?

  • Erica M

    When Ixalan has more spoilers than HOU

  • BusinessmanGinger

    The creature in the image looks like the skeleton that was on Blackbeard’s flag. I wonder if that was on purpose due to the theme of the set or just design preference.

  • Vixin Xiviir

    HOLY

  • Tyler Alexander Phillips

    Phelddagrif group hug loves this

  • Shagoth

    Woah, that art is beautiful!
    Still the most pushed power creep in terms of raw P/T yet, that drawback is barely a disadvantage.

  • TogetherAlone

    POWERCREEP

  • Grant Jacobson

    well now you can run unsummon as ramp i guess.

    • Happy The Cat

      well, it ramps your opponents so…

      • Grant Jacobson

        because every opponent is most likely running this, thus by having unsummon to bounce the opponent’s dryad you ramp yourself.

        • Happy The Cat

          …but then you’ve just used threw away removal to fetch a basic land. if you used a kill spell now you have a free land and they have nothing but bouncing this still leave you the problem of them having a one mana 3/3 in their hand. Also, spoiler alert, them being green probably means they will ramp up at some point, making your extra land kinda a nonfactor.

          • Grant Jacobson

            tru but the Original Post was semi in jest and if you are experiencing mana drought it is a thing to consider

        • Random Guy

          No, they’re not forced to play it again.

          • Grant Jacobson

            then unsummon is a lightning bolt of value

          • Random Guy

            Not as good as ramp tho.

    • Grant Jacobson

      just to clarify, the original post was written with humorous intent. awesome that people are willing to take a jank strategy seriously (unless all of you are trolling, in which case well played), but I am not advocating that someone should seriously take into consideration unsummon-ing an OG dryad as ramp when deck brewing

  • Picklechu

    This card has to make it into stomps or any form of green aggro it’s like a goblin guide without haste but with a higher power

  • Geddon

    Why are some people calling this a 3/1? It looks like a 3/3 to me.

    • xxxx

      Because the first spoiler had really bad quality and nobody could really tell its p/t.

      • Geddon

        Thanks.

  • TheAweDude

    This plus any of the search limiting cards like Aven Mindcensor is pretty good tech.

    • Vizzerdrix

      Mindcensor is standard right now too

    • Random Guy

      It’s not too bad. But if you don’t draw Mindcensor this is terrible.

  • Vizzerdrix

    So in a competitive environment this seems bad, vanilla 3/3 and gives ramp unless you’re playing against a 1 basic land modem deck like Tron seems bad. Playing against a 2 color deck they will have basics at least 2, my modem decks have at least 1 each or enough to cast everything with a blood moon out.
    That being said I need one of these for my group hug edh

    • xxxx

      In Legacy or Vintage many decks play no basics at all(that’s why Veteran Explorer works in Nic Fit). Some if the 3 color delver decks for example.
      +in a GWx Modern deck you could play the Dryads, Path to Exile, Ghost Quater, … and hope to pull out all the basics (adding a Ramunap Excevator + a Crucible of Worlds you could possibly even try a lategame LD plan)

      … I fund that in many Modern or Legacy games your opponents can’t really profit from beeing ramp. Their decks are build around a certain max cmc depending on the format and the deck. If you ramp the opponent above that often it doesn’t matter all that much because their deck is not build to utilize the ramp (again that’s how Veteran Explorer works in Legacy).

      I’m not saying that the Dryads are the best thing ever but I wouldn’t be so sure that they are unplayable. 3/3 for 1 green seems like a good argument to try to build around its drawback.

      • Chris Olsen

        Could see this being played in Legacy Green Black Nic Fit?

        • xxxx

          Maybe … if you plan on using veteran explorer anyway the downside dosen’t seem so great. The question is does nic fit want a 1 mana 3/3 and I’m not sure about that.

  • Chaospyke

    I want to like this. I want to real bad, but it just isn’t cutting it.

    (talking Standard)
    Best case Scenario: You on play turn 1, and your opponent milled to 6 and kept the scry. You could play this and your opponent is forced to keep their scry or fetch a land.

    Right now, there is one color that can’t kill this with 2 mana, and we haven’t seen all the spoilers for Ixalan.

    You could try some combo with Tocatli Honor Guard, but at that point you have a vanilla 3/3 for 1 on turn 3, not bad but not special.

    All in all feels like a miss.

  • Alexandre Donnart

    Maybe Attune into Greenbelt Rampager + this. Super Stompy Mono G deck with Cub, Rhonas, Heart of Kiran…

  • Matias Peres

    it’s just me or this card seems more like two aliens saying ‘hi’ to a third

  • Dragoncastermaster

    this could be very good for modern zoo lists, yeah ramping your opponent is bad, but most modern decks don’t run that many basics, and zoo wants as many oversized one drops as it can get and this is probably the closest analog to wild nacatl that we’ve gotten in a long time