"Prime Speaker Vannifar: Birthing Pod Magic"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
Prime Speaker Vannifar comes across as one of those weird card types. I mean Elf Ooze Wizard! Why not give her Changeling Status and be done with it as opposed to slapping in all of creatures types. I can understand how she can be a wizard who is also an elf and ooze but it seems pretty weird to me that she is an Elf and Ooze at the same time which makes her the first Elf to be actually be a ball in the Elf Ball.
Ok. Now that I have gotten out of my system Prime Speaker Vannifar is for all intents and purposes is the creature version of Birthing Pod but unlike the Artifact Prime Speaker Vannifar dies to removal. It's 2/4 frame may save it from the common burn spells but the common black removal will always do it in without proper protection.
Where do I see Prime Speaker Vannifar? Well in really powerful Simic EDH decks that are full of big creatures and lower mana costing creatures that are willing to die like Solemn Similacrum or Yavimaya Druid. And since we are talking about EDH most likely these decks will also have a Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots to give Prime Speaker Vannifar haste as well as protection. Making it almost certain that we can use her ability for that creature fetching effect that we want.
Now it is all up to you to abuse Prime Speaker Vannifar and you are also one step closer into getting that combo piece out. Now keep your fingers crossed that no one will attempt to assassinate her.