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Rishadan Port

Reviewed April 5, 2005

Constructed: 4.30
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 2.75

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Rishadan Port

This isn't a land, it's a zero cost Icy Manipulator for land that taps for colorless mana! One of the ten most powerful lands EVER printed, its uses are many. You can even play this card in limited without being a dumb guy!



* Game Store Owner

Rishadan Port - Tuesday

This card is great all around. It allows you to do a lot of things. You can slow your opponent's mana. You can put them into a soft lock. It also fits into a lot of variable strategies. There are just so many good things to say about this card and so few negative things to say. This is one of those cards that you simply love to have on your side and hate to see across the table from you. It's unfortunate that most of the casual crowd doesn't appreciate this card.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5

Paul Hagan

Rishadan Port --

I'm not sure what I can say about this card, constructed, casual, or limited, that the other reviewers aren't going to say. Port is a great card, it allows you to slow your opponent (or lock them down when used with other cards), it can cripple an opponent with multiple colors in his or her deck, and it has seen tons of play over the years. It isn't good enough to make the cut into every deck that can play it, but it is good enough to warrant consideration.

Constructed Rating: 4.0
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 4.0


Rishadan Port

One of the most highly used lands in the game of Magic, ever. Port adds a control aspect to your game. By tapping down your opponent's land, you can slow them down, while you build up. Or you can combo it with other cards that feed off of the tapped lands. For instance, tapping down your opponent's City of Brass will do one damage to them each turn in addition to hurting their opportunity to use it for any colored mana when they really need it.

Constructed - 4.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2

Secret Squirrel

Rishadan Port

It’s a little odd that I chose a staple in the soon to be old extended season (pro tours have ended and rath, urza, masques, and 6th will be killed in October) but I was surprised to see that we had never reviewed it, and it’s a very important card.  What is so great about this card?  Why the heck is it banned from block?  The answer is that this card gives you the opportunity to deny your opponent of a land each turn.  Aren’t you denying yourself a land each turn?  Well, yes and no.  Yes because you are tapping this land and another mana source (cough chrome mox) and it takes up your one land drop.  However, any deck that plays Port has good tempo (Sligh) so the one land count doesn’t make a difference.  This means that, while Port looks like a control card, it really belongs in decks that have cheap creatures and quick mana sources so that you can tap their land during their upkeep; control decks don’t want to pay two mana sources to deny you of mana lands before you even play anything, especially when there is already a threat on the board.  Port combined with various land destruction spells, and eventually Tangle Wire, can lock down the opponent and pave way for an aggro invasion.  The fact that Port (and Tangle Wire) require colorless mana makes it so it can fit into any fast deck.  A very good card in those decks, but sucky in the rest.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 2
Limited: (No idea .. seems low though because limited decks don’t usually have 5 creatures by turn 3. =/)

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