Wildborn Preserver is a home run!
On its face, Wildborn Preserver “isn’t too far off” …
A 2/2 Flash creature for 1G isn’t the greatest on its face… But it’s still pretty good. This card can come down on turn two to mug the opponent’s Healer’s Hawk.
Boom! Simian Grunts card advantage!
Of course it is a great compliment to — and just another fast drop for — the Simic Flash deck. You can play mostly on the opponent’s end step, leaving up mana for permission, or creatures like this one, obviously.
Given its Flash and low cost, this card is a great two mana teammate to Brineborn Cutthroat. Interestingly enough, it almost doesn’t matter which you play first: They buff each other!
Wildborn Preserver has great synergy with Nightpack Ambusher
Playing a fast Wildborn Preserver [whether or not you mug the opponent’s one drop] is potentially good on its own. But the card gets ca-razy once you add centerpiece Nightpack Ambusher to the mix.
Nightpack Ambusher is a creature itself (giving you the opportunity to buff the Preserver). But more importantly, it spits out more and more Wolf creature tokens in future turns. Importantly for specifically this card, it just matters that you make creatures… It doesn’t care if they’re Elves, Wolves, tokens, or anything else specifically.
Therefore you can make a 2/2 (really 3/3) Wolf creature token and tap a little mana to buff the Wildborn Preserver. You can always leave up 1UU for your permission spell… Or not, if you don’t think the opponent will have a play. It won’t take long for your 2/2 to grow up into a 10/10.
Wildborn Preserver isn’t the only great creature, or green creature we talk about this week…
Michael and Patrick are initially split on Questing Beast.
They are not, however, split on the unmitigated beatdown that will be Feasting Troll King. Wow is that card great.
Both play offense-defense, and both are aggressively costed. Not a bad time to be a green creature…
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