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CardName: Conservative Soleil Cost: 2G Type: Creature - Faerie Shaman Pow/Tgh: 4/5 Rules Text: Reach, vigilance You can’t spend nongreen mana in your mana pool. Flavour Text: “This forest has a great potential, but the Lunes see it as a tool only. Those who don’t understand it shouldn’t really be part of it.” Set/Rarity: Liberia Rare

Conservative Soleil
{2}{g}
 
 R 
Creature – Faerie Shaman
Reach, vigilance
You can’t spend nongreen mana in your mana pool.
“This forest has a great potential, but the Lunes see it as a tool only. Those who don’t understand it shouldn’t really be part of it.”
4/5
Updated on 18 Feb 2016 by Shiny_Umbreon

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2011-02-09 23:44:23: Shiny_Umbreon created the card Conservative Soleil

I've been trying to figure out if this creature, without the reach or flying, is better than Leatherback Baloth, but I can see arguments for either of them. Either way, it would be rare to see a player put either card in a non-mono green deck.

I'd say "Gee, this thing is too powerful then, what with the Reach and Vigilance and all", but it's not like the Boloth hit many standard decks. Maybe he just has bad timing... if there was a mono-green deck, he would probably jump right in. I do find it odd that a multi-color card like Wooly Thoctar made a large dent in Standard, but the Baloth doesn't seem to pull his weight.

This card is just okay. Green would need a lot of support to be good just by itself. Phyrexian mana, Beast Within, infect, for example.

Take into account that red and white had very good removal. Also, green is very strong in Zendikar. It's just that those decks don't want Primal Bellow, Timbermaw Larva and Leatherback Baloth when they can just ramp and finish with either Avenger of Zendikar, any titan, any Eldrazi, etc.

All-in-Green has been very good in the past. I don't like the argument that "This color isn't strong enough mono-colored, therefore we can make spectacularly powerful mono-colored cards to make up for it". But, I can appreciate the fact that one or two powerful mono-color cards can go a long way to support a color that is currently lacking in power. If your card pool leads people to think that Green makes a good splash color, but you need answers from other colors to make a good deck, a card like this will do wonders to make them reconsider.

Any specific reason why you decided that the powerhouse mono-green card of your set would be a Faerie Shaman?

I don't think of it as giving green overpowered creatures because it has something wrong inherently. As I said, Zendikar had very strong green cards, and they didn't really have to invent green removal or anything (which can be considered something green needs). I do think, though, that green has got to have the biggest -not best- creatures for their cost. Which is pretty much the current situation.

It is a Faerie Shaman because it's part of the five established races of the set, nothing special.

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