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In a format where a lot of non-basic lands are played, if you cast this during your opponent's upkeep, won't you shut him down for the turn?

Could be useful in the sideboard vs an opponent you know doesn't have much/any artifacts and play a lot of non-basic land.
Posted By: SarahCovenant (2/26/2010 6:07:12 AM)


I thought it was a softer mana short...then I realized it only affected nonbasics.
Posted By: circu196 (8/19/2010 12:05:48 AM)


oh its instant...
Posted By: Oskar_Thundershield (5/22/2010 2:56:12 AM)


So happy to have a playset of this grace my folder, it's awesome!
Posted By: Morgrath (5/14/2011 2:45:33 AM)


Mana Short. Technically doesn't effect multiple opponents, but why would you want to hose someone when it's not even their turn?
Posted By: Majinkajisan (6/22/2012 11:17:18 PM)


If anyone does not get the art (it took me a while) those are not giant bugs. They are a Rathi Terrain Generator used to shape flowstone into the invasive lands of the...erm rathi invasion.
Posted By: Stinga (8/28/2012 3:23:37 PM)


A far too specific ability to be useful without being a cantrip or at least a slowtrip.
It might be chosen by Ben Bleiweiss as #1 crap card, and he said it'd still be pretty useless as cantrip, but I've got still some cards in mind i consider slightly worse than this one.

Given that you actually play against a deck with a no or very few artifacts that only uses nonbasics (which is already quite rare, but still not as unlikely as several other bad cards which act in a very specific way in non-block-constructed play), you can at least for one turn Silence him/her and prevent paying certain activated or triggered abilities. And yeah, talking about Silence and such, this one is a hundred times better for instance. And you are even affected by this drawback as well, but consider that you might already tapped out or kept your basic lands untapped for further spells.

But of course this one is certainly still not playable an incredibly bad pick afterall.
Gotta spash blue... (see all)
Posted By: Mode (9/7/2009 7:57:11 PM)


This card isn't getting the credit it deserves. Blue would be much more powerful in standard if they reprinted this card.
Posted By: TokenMaster (4/8/2010 10:32:52 PM)


You can't cast this in response to anything though. Mana abilities resolve the moment they are activated, so you would need to play this at the beginning of their turn to have it do anything. Plus, you can tap all the lands you need in response, before this card can affect them.
Posted By: shotoku64 (12/6/2011 6:28:33 PM)


This needs to be an enchantment, as an instant it is utter worthless. At first glance I assumed it was an enchantment.
Posted By: Deathtamoor (4/18/2010 1:49:31 AM)