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Weathered Wayfarer
Ninth Edition

Reviewed December 12, 2006

Constructed: 3.35
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 2.76

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Jeff Zandi

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Weathered Wayfarer

Not quite Land Tax, but Weathered Wayfarer can still get the job done in white control decks, gaining for you some card advantage while pulling lands out of your deck so that you can draw more “business cards”. Frankly, this card hasn’t really seen much use lately in constructed decks, pushed out in a current constructed climate that favors either faster decks or more highly tuned combo decks. In limited, Weathered Wayfarer is pretty much for experts only, making itself useful only in certain situations.



Weathered Wayfarer

Usually, repeatable effects are pretty good, depending on what they do. This one is a solid way to search up Plains on command....if you have the fewest lands. You may have the fewest lands for a turn or two, but how consistently will you pull this off? Not very, I'd wager. You could just never play a land and rely completely on one of these, thinning your deck to ensure better draws, but then are you really playing all the spells you could otherwise? And what about the lands in your hand? You could pitch them to an Icatian Crier, I suppose. So, in essence, it's a good card, since it can keep you on par for land and it thins your deck, a rare skill for white. It won't really ramp up your mana too fast, but it's a solid card.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 2.8

KC MetroGnome

Weathered Wayfarer

I am a huge fan of the older formats, and I am not one to lightly say that a card is overpowered (Lightning Bolt is reasonably costed, I swear it!). However, Land Tax is one of the most absurd cards ever printed. The Wayfarer did a great job of really capturing the flavor and intent of Land Tax without repeating the gross stupidity of its forebear (and letting you get non-basics, to boot). It's certainly worth consideration in any control deck in any format where it's legal. It's less exciting in limited, but the ability to thin some lands out of the deck and to get just the right color of mana is handy.

Constructed - 3+ (great, but situational)
Casual - 4
Limited - 2
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