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Land - Forest Plains

(Tap: Add G or W to your mana pool.)

As Temple Garden comes into play, you may
pay 2 life. If you don't, Temple Garden comes
into play tapped instead.

Temple Garden

Reviewed September 09, 2005

Constructed: 4.4
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.6

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Temple Garden

I am extremely excited about Temple Garden and the other similar lands that will be released in Ravnica and the remaining sets in the Ravnica block.
These lands draw serious comparisons to Magic's original dual lands, and that is saying A LOT. Temple Garden and the other new dual lands are going to be very important in constructed formats right away, but have no real value in limited decks (other than you will want to rare-draft them!).



* Game Store Owner

Temple Garden

This is a good card. Honestly though, it just means that block constructed should be easier to build in with the multicolor cards and lands. And in other formats, you will have at least two sets of cards that produce two different colors. Not much else to say here.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 2.5

Paul Hagan

Temple Garden

I know some people didn't believe it when they first started hearing about these cards, but it looks like its true. I'm impressed with the newest versions of dual lands -- very impressed. The two life payment isn't unreasonable, and you don't have to pay it if you don't need the mana that turn. Play these over painlands every time.

Constructed Rating: 4.0
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 3.5
Tim Stoltzfus Temple Garden

Are you kidding? Get four. Now. These new dual lands are awesome. You can fetch them with Onslaught fetch lands like Polluted Delta, and other cards like Wood Elves and Gift of Estates. They’re flexible, they’re efficient. They’re great. Get these and have fun. In limited these are going to be a first pick strictly because of their value.

Constructed – 5
Casual – 5
Limited -- 5


Temple Garden

(Angelic refrains fill the air!) DUAL LANDS HAVE RETURNED! This is a huge goodie for players out there. While, yes, it has drawbacks, I'm sure most people will be more than happy to pay the penalty. The most amazing thing about dual lands is they are considered basic lands for the purpose of searching (though you can still only have 4 of any one in your deck). So if you have a card that searches for a Plains, you can go and get Temple Garden. This really is a huge advantage in play and for speeding up and smoothing mana. I'm sure all the new Dual Lands will be hugely popular.

Constructed - 5
Casual - 5
Limited - 4

The Antman

Temple Garden- Rare- Rav.

hey peoples, today we have the pwnage new duel lands (dubed "shocklands"), specifically Temple Garden.

you playing 2+ colors? use these. I dont care wether your playing in a casual game with your friends or in the final game at the world champs. you will always need a way to use them now or 10 years from now, and that makes them a worth while investment. Color screw is probably only second to mana screw when it comes to a frustrating game. and the new shocklands help get rid of that. if you have 4 painlands and 4 shocklands, then you should never have to worry about color screw in a 2-3 color deck.

constructed- 5/5 lands may do much, but these lands are the best at what they do
limited- 3/5 it is unlikely that you will be going the colors of the land, because unlike bomb rares this card does not stear you twords a color
casual- 5/5 casual games are ment to be fun and color screw does not equal fun.

final thought- get them or be square

Secret Squirrel

Temple Garden

Here it is: the dua, er SHOCK lands. These lands have become quite popular recently. They’re extraordinarily versatile. If you’re playing Control, you don’t need the speed, so you can just let it come into play tapped (like the Invasion lands.) Those cards are nice if you don’t want to subtract 1/10 of your life points, but shouldn’t mind paying that price. The two life points you lose from this card will end up being much less than what you lose with City of Brass or the Pain lands. These are just so good. It’s good in limited too, not quite as good, but I’d take it anyway because these land will be $$$.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4.5

Phoenix Tamer

Temple Garden

The lands coming out of Ravnica are very unique. I don't think they're going to be as successful as pain,fetch, and most definatly not better then dual lands. But they might find some use in the Ravnica block especially in Limited. Not really helpful in casual maby constructed, but no real use for them yet.

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