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Dust Bowl
Mercadian Masques

Reviewed Dec 7, 2004

Constructed: 3.83
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 2.00

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Tuesday - Dust Bowl
A great effect to have. Whenever your opponent has a problem land, you can just play this, sacrifice one of your own lands, and destroy it. A repeatable Wasteland effect is never bad to have.
This would be especially good in ChK limited, as there are some great nonbasics in the format. Not very good in its limited format, though, as there aren't really any nonbasics that you would want to hit with this.
In casual, there's always a meddlesome land that you want to get rid of.
Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 2

Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Dust Bowl

I think Auburn is playng in this college bowl game in January. Seriously, though, Dust Bowl is an excellent constructed card, proven in every constructed format in which it has been legal. Dust Bowl turns every land on your side of the board into a potential Stone Rain for a non-basic land card on your opponent's side of the board. This card matters the most in Extended (obvously very good in Vintage/Type I). Not especially useful in limited play, where non-basic lands are played less and matter less.



* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Dust Bowl - Tuesday

This card just never goes away. It never gets old. What I like most about it, is the fact that Dust Bowl has a useful ability AND it can be tapped for mana. Sometimes that is extremely important that you have the mana ability. This is a card that seems good in a lot of constructed formats still. Unfortunately, I'd have to pass on it in limited play as there usually aren't enough non-basic lands to destroy. Casual players don't enjoy this card too much because you are destroying your OWN lands to use it effectively.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5

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