There is a moment when you look at this card and think to yourself: "Why doesn't this card simply have Lifelink?" And then you notice that this is an uncommon card and not a rare one. Honestly, if it had Lifelink, it would have been too OP at an uncommon rarity.
In any case, it's still incredibly powerful and can solely turn the whole game around in your favor. Gaining 2 life per turn is already enough to get back into game in most cases.