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Sacred Ground
Ninth Edition

Reviewed August 26, 2005

Constructed: 3.375
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Sacred Ground

This is the card that killed Land Destruction. Sort of, a lot of the time.
Back in the day, red mages thought they could just blow up all of your land and then laugh at you when you were forced to discard spells later because you didn't have any land to play them with. Sacred Ground makes things a lot harder on players bent on land destruction strategies. If you have Sacred Ground in play and your opponent Stone Rains one of your lands, it comes back into play (untapped, too!). If they play Armageddon, all of your lands pop back into play while theirs remain in the graveyard. Harsh. This card doesn't have much business in limited play, but can be very good in the sideboard of white decks if you KNOW that there will be a lot of land destruction decks in your next tournament.

Tim Stoltzfus Sacred Ground

After yesterday’s card, here comes the spoiler. Sacred Ground has always been a very solid sideboard card, doing the job it is supposed to do well without being broken for unforseen uses. If Wildfire and land destruction strategies start to run rampant, expect to see this card showing up in many sideboards in the future.

Constructed – 3
Casual – 3
Limited – 1


Sacred Ground

A VERY key card against land kill decks. While a sideboard specialty, at one time Sacred Ground was a must when land kill was viable and rampant. It's low cost made it playable and viable.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 1.5

Phoenix Tamer

Sacred Ground

Very good sideboard card for white. Especially when playing against land destruction, it is uncommon nowadays to see a land destruction deck around, but every once in a while you have that person who wants to make a new deck so bad he ends up making a land destruction deck.
This card will slap in the face, you may not use it often, but it's good to have just in case of an emergency, and that's all their is.

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