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The colors of the art reminds me of Edvard 's Munch the scream.
Posted By: Teotanek (3/21/2010 11:38:21 PM)


It becomes much better with Yawgmoth's corpse added to the mix.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (12/21/2010 5:16:48 AM)


A useful land from Legends? Hell yes!

First Strike is an ability rarely seen on black creatures, and also good against other black decks back in the day where most swampwalkers were black creatures

And it taps for black mana instead of colourless, not much more I could want here
Posted By: Paladin85 (2/27/2012 8:20:29 PM)


Considering black decks get to play with both Vindicate and Sinkhole as well as Wasteland like many other decks.. if an Urborg actually got Wasteland used on it your opponent would likely just be wasting their wasteland. It's worth it to turn-2 a Sinkhole and then get one of these wastelanded that would be the best thing ever. When your opponent wastelands it they're.. wasting their land. Even in Legacy if you're playing black with a fair amount of powerful land destruction I think you want to see wasteland.
Posted By: Hovercraft (6/9/2010 5:44:50 AM)


First Strike is very relevant, and I'd like a hate card against it. But not one that's too powerful, or that costs me a lot of resources to invest in. This lets me have a Swamp with an extra trick it can use if I need it, and it's something I will expect to need eventually. Urborg is also a cool place.

Think about this as well: if you use standard Urborg in the same deck as the Tomb of Yawgmoth variety, then chances are your metagame will allow Urborg's anti-swampwalk to shine as well. For best results, DON'T use with Cabal Coffers, because you don't want to go overboard and find that next time everyone is packing Numot, the Devastator.

Judging by the comments, this particular land on it's own would not warrant such a response, but I can easily see it's inclusion in a deck next to stuff that WOULD.

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Posted By: DarthParallax (8/16/2011 10:12:22 PM)


At least in casual play, there's really no reason not to put one of these in a deck in place of a swamp. Unless you need your lands to be basic for some reason, Urborg is simply better.
Posted By: Sooku (8/31/2009 8:56:13 PM)


I wouldn't use this card. It seems like a no-brainer to use this in a black deck in replacement of one of your Swamps, but there's so much anti-nonbasic land stuff out there that there's too much of a risk involved considering the ability that will only benefit you on very rare occasions.
Posted By: agalloch (4/27/2010 10:30:58 PM)


1. It has an ability that doesn't have an activation cost
2. It doesn't enter the battlfield tapped.
3. It's a MOTHER*** LAND
Posted By: Jitteryowl (8/2/2013 6:20:17 PM)