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Ninth Edition
(Karplusan Forest shown)

Reviewed July 29, 2005

Constructed: 4.7
Casual: 4.2
Limited: 3.4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Paul Hagan

Painlands (all ten) --

Normally, I shy away from overused Internet acronyms in my reviews, but I have to give today's "card" of the day a big LOL. I guess I can't really complain; after all, would I really give Llanowar Wastes a higher rating than Brushland?

Anyways, I'll keep this one short and simple:

Painlands are good.
I'm happy painlands are back.
Taking a damage for a specific color of mana is OK.
Multi-color decks make me happy.
People who complain about the lack of dual lands make me sad.
Thank you, WotC, for bringing these back.

Any questions?

Constructed Rating: 4.0
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 3.0
Tim Stoltzfus Painlands

For the record, I made two predictions about 8th Edition two years ago. I said they would get rid of Counterspell, and that they would bring back all ten painlands. Well, I was half right. Then they yanked the five allied-color painlands, and Standard has been a sea of mon-color boredom ever since. Now all ten are back in their full glory, and it is a great move. These cards are extremely well-balanced, and make Magic more interesting for many reasons. The only place these aren’t great is in limited play, because mana fixing isn’t that big of a deal much of the time. However, you’ll probably find yourself first-picking them more often then not, just because you want the cards in your collection. Kudos to Wotc for bringing these all back!

Limited – 3.5
Constructed – 5
Casual – 5


The Painlands

The acceptable version of Dual Lands for today's environment, the Painlands will continue to be in high demand for many decks. They are a staple, and now that they are confirmed in 9th Edition, a playset per person would not be a bad idea at all. What's really nice is the inclusion of the off color painlands, too. This will make almost any color combination deck viable for a long time to come.

An interesting note is what happened to the price of painlands on MTGO (Magic the Gathering Online) when the 9th edition inclusion of the Apocalypse lands were announced...can you say CRASH?

Constructed - 5
Casual - 5
Limited - 3.5

The Antman

Painlands- Rare- 9th

hey guys, for today i dont have much to say, but i shouldnt need to say much anyways.

if you are not playing them, your excuse better be either A: i dont have any. or B: im playing a mono deck.

very few decks could go with out mana fixing.

constructed: 5/5 great mana fixers
limited- 4/5 they got a high rating cuz you should rare draft them no matter whats in the pack
casual- 3/5 a nice way to fix the mana, only problem is the price of the lands

final thought- play them or be square O.o

Secret Squirrel


A twist in Cotd, today we’re reviewing the usefulness of 10 cards that are coming back: the painlands (including the enemy colored ones.) Really there’s no substitute, especially comes-into-play-tapped lands. Also the Kamigawa lands weren’t very exciting either.

You can’t help but like all these cards. Many of them are very good in their respective decks (U/W, R/G, U/B, etc), and of course the enemy color lands were good back in Invasion. The one life cost for activating these is a small price to pay for the ability to get any two colors of mana at any time. It can also tap for colorless mana too! These will DEFINITELY see play in Constructed. I would give it a 5, but I like the fetch lands better. :-p

I also imagine these will be good in limited too, as it’s a great way to aid that third color.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
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