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Ancient Ziggurat

Reviewed March 4, 2009

Constructed: 3.20
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.50

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Ancient Ziggurat

Do you like playing creatures? Play enough of them and it's City of Brass with no drawback. With all the multicolor creatures out there, this might facilitate 5-color aggro.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5


Wednesday - Ancient Ziggurat

This should be an automatic 4-of in any multicolored deck running primarily creatures, such as the one that made top 8 in Kyoto this past weekend. Other than that, not a heck of a lot of other uses. This card pretty much speaks for itself; if you're playing a lot of creatures (and probably less than 10 spells), run it. Otherwise, don't bother, as it'll be useless too much of the time, even if you try to combo it with Reflecting Pool (that's what the Vivid lands are for).

Limited is all about creatures, but only take this if you're playing 4+ colors. Otherwise, it's probably not worth it.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 3.5

 The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Ancient Ziggurat

This land is potentially very good.  For the casual players deck it is great.  However, for the constructed player, this comes with risks.  I would hate to draw this and need the mana for something other than a creature.  It could really slow you down.  However, in a creature based deck, this is better than any land I have seen for a while.  In these decks, I would still be careful and possibly not put in 4.  No deck I know can function with only creatures.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4


David Fanany

Player since 1995


Ancient Ziggurat
City of Brass has always been one of my favorite cards, and when I saw Ancient Ziggurat I thought to myself, "This is as close to reprinting City of Brass as they've come in a long, long time!" It even kind of looks like the Eighth Edition art for City of Brass. As for gameplay, it might become famous for brain-busting, color-warping, eye-straining decks with Doran and Rafiq, but it also helps out less inscrutable decks like Changeling Zoo and Slivers. There are so many different decks that want to play lots of creatures, and equally many uses for this card. 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5



Wednesday 3-4

Ancient Ziggurat


Constructed: With Reflecting Pools and Vivid lands this will not see much play until they leave the format. With a creature heavy deck this can be a fantastic land. We will see. Great for Shards block also.


Casual: It's a land for creature spells only. Eh.


Limited: It is a tough pick between this and Rupture Spire. If you are creature heavy and limited on the number of noncreature spells than I would pick this high for mana fixing.


Overall it looks good, but only in specific deck types.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 2

Limited: 3




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