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Temple of Enlightenment
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Temple of Enlightenment
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 15, 2014

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Temple of Enlightenment which is a land that can tap for White or Blue mana, enters play tapped, and when entering the battlefield grants Scry 1.  A duel land with the drawback of coming into play tapped is generally an acceptable cost, so adding Scry 1 to a color pairing that has many other Scry sources can be highly beneficial.  It is sure to see some play in many formats and is overall a decent land that can add additional Scry support to a library manipulation and control theme.
In Limited this helps when running Blue and White as a mana fixer and is valuable as a rare draft if your colors don't match.  In Sealed or after the first pack in Booster this is a great card to see and is well worth including if already drafting into those colors.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Temple of Enlightenment
Every single block has dual lands these days, which kind of makes you wonder in a lore sense why there are some that don't and what's so different about those. I'm not sure they'll ever answer that, as it's more about a concession to Standard and adding options to formats like Commander, but it's fun to wonder about things sometimes. People tend not to like dual lands that come into play tapped unless they have a significant additional upside like Worldwake's, or are crazy powerful throwbacks to Alpha like Ravnica's. Obviously Theros' temples lack the sheer power of either of those aforementioned cycles, but they should not be underestimated. They are all about consistency - firstly with the obvious color-fixing characteristic, but scrying even a single card can help you plan and makes your deck work better over long periods of time. 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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