What's with Quirion Ranger?

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by I8Piggo, Jul 27, 2000.

  1. I8Piggo New Member

    When is Quirion Ranger a useful card?


    Disremember not the fate of the once noble tortoise my child, for that which befalls a beast so obliging could be whence forth comes the end of us.
  2. krichaiushii New Member

    Its a useful way to nurse more mana out of a deck, as well as to use a useful creature ability just one more time.

    With a Horn of Greed in play, it leads to a card every turn.

    Suprise, I can block, after all.

    Only one mana shy of a card's casting cost, with no land in hand to play? Tap all your lands, and with the mana floating in your pool, untap a creature by putting one of the tapped forests in your hand. Play the forest for that extra mana. Cast your spell.

    That is primarily how I have used them in the past.
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Building on krichaiushii's thoughts, it's also useful when you have Winter Orb out. You can also keep a little less land (forests) in your deck and put more creatures in (used in the first versions of Stompy back in MirVLite days).
  4. terzarima New Member

    Also another thought It has multicolor choice which can help if you're playing green with another color
  5. I8Piggo New Member

    But it what kind of deck would it be more useful then, say, Llanowar Elf?
  6. arhar Member

    The card was designed to help green mages fight Stasis, which was very big those days.

    (from wizards.com)

  7. I8Piggo New Member

    ooh. It makes sense now. Now I have a use for these little buggers! Go crush that stasis deck! Speaking of which, I think I'll post a stasis deck...
  8. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    Quirion Ranger not only allows you to cut down your land count, but it also helps you abuse Llanowar Elf. You asked when it was better than a LlElf, when usually they are played at the same time...

    Turn One: Forest, Llanowar Elf
    Turn Two: tap Forest, play Quirion Ranger, tap LlElf, return Forest to untap LlElf, play Forest, tap LlElf (again) play 3cc of monsters.

    You just used GGGG on the second turn, and you only had one Forest in hand...
  9. Apollo Bird Boy

    It's also not bad with the Cradle (tap it, return it, play it and tap it again).
  10. I8Piggo New Member

    I don't believe you can use it to bounce a Cradle. Good thought though.
  11. Apollo Bird Boy

    Gack. Don't listen to me. I don't know what I'm talking about.
  12. Fire Slinger Vetern CPA Member Pyromananic

    What does the Quirion Ranger do?
    Is it something like:
    T: return a forest to your hand?
    0: return a forest to your hand?

    What set is it out of?
    Common? Uncommon? Rare??
    Casting cost?
  13. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    Turn 1: Forest, Wild Growth.
    Turn 2: Forest, Quirion Ranger, Priest of Titania.
    Turn 3: Tap both forests, tap Priest of Titania. GGGGG in pool.
    Untap Priest of Titania to return Forest to hand.
    Play Forest. Tap Priest of Titania, tap Forest.
    Play Verdant Force.
  14. I8Piggo New Member

    Return a Forest to your hand: Untap target creature.
    The key to the cards seems to be taking advantage of the cost and the effect. If you don't have it, I'd suggest downloading the complete Oracle Cardlist from wizards.com

    http://www.wizards.com/DCI/oracle/Type1 6_6_00.pdf
  15. I8Piggo New Member

    from Mirage, common (i think)
    cost one green mana to cast, 1/1
  16. Fire Slinger Vetern CPA Member Pyromananic

    Quirion Ranger

    Return a forest to your hand: Untap target creature.


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