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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.
Reviewed September 09, 2005
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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
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
* Game Store Owner
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.
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
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
Constructed – 5
Casual – 5
Limited -- 5
(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
hey peoples, today we have the pwnage new duel
lands (dubed "shocklands"), specifically Temple
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
casual- 5/5 casual games are ment to be fun and
color screw does not equal fun.
final thought- get them or be square
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
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.