The Mycosynth Gardens – Phyrexia: All Will Be One
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2023
Commander [EDH]: 3.63
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
This appears to be the same location depicted as far back as Mycosynth Lattice and Mirrodin’s Core; as we now know, mycosynth was always Phyrexian, and indeed Wizards of the Coast has suggested they already knew that when they were making the set Mirrodin. And since Phyrexia was always linked with artifacts too, it’s probably fitting that this card seems to be trying to make some kind of combo – it may not be apparent right now what exactly it’ll do, but you feel it’ll have to do something interesting sooner or later. Having to pay the artifact’s mana value does keep it in check somewhat, as copying something like The Great Henge is going to be prohibitive; still, it’s an activated ability on a land, making it hard to interact with and letting you basically only have to worry about keeping the artifact in play, making it much more of a sure thing.
Commander [EDH]: 3.5
An interesting twist on something like Sculpting Steel, The Mycosynth Gardens let you double-up on artifacts if you’re willing to give up a land. Considering The Mycosynth Gardens is resolutely mediocre as a land, that’s not a bad trade, right? While it’s only as powerful as what you have, being able to get a second copy of a valuable combo piece or another creature in a pinch can be powerful, and while I don’t think this is a phenomenal card overall, it definitely has some fun things it can do. It’s also a functional, mediocre land in a pinch, and while the Sphere subtype isn’t hugely impactful, it’s not actively bad, so there is that.
Commander [EDH]: 3.75
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