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Land Tax
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 Land Tax
- Legends

Reviewed May 19, 2015

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 4.00
Multiplayer: 4.00
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Land Tax
This card's name always struck me as a little curious; it's not literally a tax on an opponent's lands, or a reward for owning a lot of lands, it's more like a tax paid to you in the form of land. Not that there's anything wrong with that, when it's a card advantage engine for mono-white decks, and/or a way to immediately statistically improve your future draws, and/or a hard-to-stop game-ending combination with Land's Edge or Seismic Assault. That's probably no longer fast enough for Legacy and Vintage, as evidenced by the fact that this card is no longer banned or restricted, but it'll still give you a lot of value in a lot of settings.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Commander (EDH): 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Land Tax which is a one White enchantment that allows you to search your library for three land cards and add them to your hand if an opponent controls more land than you do at the beginning of your upkeep.  Supported with effects that return land to your hand this is an incredible card that thins out your library, offers card advantage for other effects, or at least adds land if additional mana is needed.  Banned for some time it is currently legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander where it is well worth using with low mana aggressive decks or support to force additional triggers.
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0

Land Tax
Land Tax is great for acceleration and thinning, in a color where it's almost non-existent. Sure, you have Endless Horizons, but that's way riskier unless you play it smart. After some time, it'll become useless, So I wouldn't recommend playing more than 2 in the usual 60 card. That said, its functions are limited, it won't outright win games, but it'll help get the clutter out for better draws. 
Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

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