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Weathered Wayfarer

W, Tap: Search your library for any one land and put it in your hand.  Play this ability only if an opponent controls more lands than you.

Reviewed September
9, 2002

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Land Tax on legs.  Only gets one, but gets ANY one.  Want my opinion?  Of course you do - or else you wouldn't be reading it.  This guy....gonna die.  He's gonna die fast.  Bolt, shock, terror, fanatic, wrath, plow, etc..  If you're ahead on land, especially in t1, and this guy shows up, you're gonna kill him - fast.  If it lives, it's great.  In t2, not so good - very little to get.

It's actually okay in limited because it can garner some excellent card advantage as well as improve the quality of your draws.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5


Constructed: 3
Limited: 3

This guy looks like he could be could but is more of a
situational critter.  He's a 1/1 for 1 in limited with
a fair ability if you play second.  He'll thin out
your deck so that you draw more critters, which is
pretty good.  In constructed he's about the same but
you can get non-basics with him, which might help make
him better, but probably not much.  Pretty average.
One thing that would make him good is if they brought
back Empyrial Armor for White Weenie.  Than I would
most likely use this guy.

Judge Bill

I decided to do a few cards out of Onslaught this week, that I found on the MTGNews Spoiler. (
Today, we start off with an old ability. It first was found on Land Tax. Now, it is on a creature, and you can only get 1 land each time you use the ability. Noicably missing, though, is one word: "basic." This allows you to get your Gaea's Cradle, your Tolarian Academy, or any other broken non-basic land.
However, in the new type 2, and, for the most part, the New Extended, there are no real broken lands that you would want to get with this thing. So, for the most part, you are limited to getting a splash color. The problem is, unless white's quality of cards in Onslaught is great, this won't see much play, as white isn't playable right now in type 2, nor is it played much in Extended.
So that limites our use of this to type 1. Is it worth the card slot to be able to get your Library of Alexandria, your Tolarian Academy, or any other land you may want? Time will tell, but I have the feeling that it could be a distinct possibility.
In limited, this could serve as a color smoother, and it is a warm body, but I don't see it being that good.
November Type 2: 2 (Unless there are some great white cards, then, maybe a 3)
November Extended: 2.5 (Color smoothing is going to be a bit more important here. Again, add 1 if we get great white cards in Onslaught.)
Limited: 2.8


An interesting mechanic for white to have in my opinion.  This card
could find its uses in White Weenie should it make Tier 1 in Type II,
but I don't think this card is all that worth playing.  Perhaps in a 2
or 3 colored deck based around white, but not many  places for it.
 Otherwise, this guy isn't much more than a 1/1 for W.  A 2 in
Constructed.  I just don't see all that much special about this thing
for the future.

In limited, 1cc 1/1's are never high picks.  The ususally fall to the
8th  to 13th bracket in draft, and only make a draft and sealed decks if
in this guys case you are having land problems or if you wish to try and
help the mana curve of your deck.  It's hard to put any 1/1 with a
middle weight ability on a scale of 1 to 5, but if I absolutely must,
I'd probably say 2.4 give or take.  Stuff like Cabal Trainee, Diligent
Farmhand or Hapless Researcher would probably be more, Krosan Wayfarer
and Dedicated Martyr would be lower.  This guys around the middle.

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