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One of the greatest lands ever printed.

Provides mana. Gives you an response to broken lands. Also occasionally mana screws an opponent. This card does so many little things right - every little % counts towards your winning percentage.
Posted By: JimmyCricket2 (5/29/2012 1:14:36 AM)


This could easily be a "Land - Mine".
Posted By: GargleMesh (9/7/2012 3:13:05 PM)


binary, when this card was printed, those cards didn't exist.
Posted By: troublestarts (10/5/2011 11:18:58 AM)


I love how half the people here are lamenting that it's banned. I got news for you guys.

US CASUAL PLAYERS THRIVE ON YOUR TOURNAMENT BANNINGS. It makes your overpriced cards permanently affordable. Also, with the new legendary rule, Gaea's Cradle is next. Enjoy and sell it while you can.
Posted By: MacBizzle (7/19/2013 9:33:32 AM)


Swamp. Dark Ritual, Dark Ritual, Trinisphere, Cruciable of Worlds. Then play Strip Mine. Laugh maniacally. Congrats, you are now the most despicable player in all of Magic.
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (7/23/2013 9:15:31 AM)


@ hovercraft seriously?
crucible of worlds is not like an "inverted tutor" or whatever, it like something that allows you to play land from your grave (which, may i add, would be INCREDIBLY broken with this)

life from the loam is nowhere near ancestral recall in any way. it costs 2, if you want to dredge it you cant draw, and you get lands back from your grave, not card advantage from your deck.

strip mine (in the correct deck of course) is like free land destruction. which is why it is banned. of course its "one for one" in a deck not constructed with it in mind. but who plays it in a random green creature deck at tournaments?
Posted By: stille_nacht (8/19/2011 6:58:20 AM)


I recently scooped some Crucible of Worlds and I plan to see how well it works with Strip Mine and Wasteland in my Buried Alive deck. Should be real good.

Otherwise, classic land destruction. I remember when running a playset was legal, those were the days.
Posted By: limbrooke (1/12/2011 7:42:25 PM)


Back in high school, there was this one guy that ran a land destruction deck featuring 4 strip mines that no one could beat. But then the Invasion set came along and I discovered the card Harrow. Man I can still remember the look on his face when he tried to strip mine my forest, only to see two in its place! Ha ha.Good times.
Posted By: Ipsilont (2/11/2012 8:45:33 PM)


- You choose which lands to trade off.
- You decide when to use it.
- Absolutely no drawback for you, and an extra card in your graveyard, PLUS you can cast it again with Yawg or Crucible.

Land destruction, no drawbacks, and can only be utilized for the better. Wizards, what balance could have come from this?
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (9/21/2011 9:48:58 PM)


More powerful than Wasteland but still worth around $4.00 in the market compare to Wasteland's $50+. Unbanning this not only would cause an upheaval on the meta-game, it would also crush the price of Wasteland.
Posted By: Cyberium (5/19/2011 10:30:02 PM)


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