The fact that it's a land search is very nice.
The damage makes it even nicer. You have to
figure that when you play it, you control a
Forest and a Mountain, and then you get a 3rd
basic land type, making this hit for 3 at least
when you play it. Deck thinning, mana fixing,
and a Lava Spike? Five-color decks will be very
happy about this for a while. And of course the
icing on the cake, the fact that it can hit
planeswalkers with the damage.
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A nifty combination of Tribal Flames and Rampant
Growth. The Extended domain decks from a year or
two ago would have LOVED to have this, but that
deck has currently passed Extended by. In
Standard, I could see this getting played in a
similar type of deck with all the multicolor
goodness going on right now. As long as Faeries
reign supreme, though, that deck might be a big
'if' (even though the set has several good hate
cards for the deck).
In limited, this is great. It fixes your mana in
a block that is all about multicolor, and it
whaps your opponent for some damage while you're
at it. A mid to high pick if you're in the
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5
If you want to play domain in limited, this is
an essential card to try and pick up one or two
of. Even if you only have a normal Alara limited
deck of three colors, it's still decent - three
life is a substantial part of your opponent's
life, and many of the best cards in Naya and
Jund have very specific mana requirements. It's
a little slow for competitive constructed, but a
one-card Rampant Growth and Tribal Flames is
nothing to laugh at.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
This card is more burn then acceleration since a
4 mana accelerator that gives only 1 land is
quite bad. You're looking at about 3-4 damage
with this. This would win me over if it could
burn creatures as well or could search for a
shock land, but to me this is just a slow and
overcosted burn spell.
This card can really help out green and red
decks to get more lands into play and burn them
to a crisp. It will be the return of Gea might
get there might come back.
This is great for 5-color domain decks that set
there for awhile to build up their mana base.
This will make green red decks for really strong
in both sealed and draft. Drafting Conflux alone
will be interesting. This will be one of the
strongest commons in this set. Get as many
copies as you can.
Overall a very solid common card.
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One of the best new cards land searching cards.
This will often be a rampant growth + lightning
bolt at the least. In domain you can even ramp
up a land and hit the opponent for 5! Probably
the best in limited of all formats. This card
may see play in constructed simply because it
does 2 useful things, but only in 4-5 color
decks. Red/Green aggro decks are great in
casual setting and this card can help fix the
mana bases not full of reflecting pools/duals.
Not very impressive.
This card is simple. In competitive play its
worthless in constructed. In casual play I'd
love nothing more than to see someone get five
different basic types out there and deal five
damage with this thing while also accelerating.
Such a great card in that respect.
As far as competitive play goes...no. This
doesn't cut it.
Casual: 5/5 these kinds of cards are fun.
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