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Apparently the only good lands casual players get are basics.

The guildgates are some compensation, except that, you know, YOU LOSE if you have more than 6 in your deck from tempo loss!
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (4/19/2013 6:35:14 AM)


Dumb in even non-tribal decks. Should be in any EDH deck that can afford one, just name the commanders type. I don't care if that is your only one of that type, as long as you play against blue once in a while.
Posted By: yesennes (3/10/2014 7:22:09 PM)


Going straight into my Angel tribal deck. This card is too good to pass up.
Posted By: Harmonrova (4/26/2012 4:22:46 PM)


Reason i keep a Tectonic Rift in my deck whenever i play a counterspell deck.
Posted By: Hakkology (8/17/2012 1:33:44 PM)


I love this card, I really do, but I'm sick of seeing a playset in every damn deck in standard.
Posted By: Totema (4/18/2013 11:13:16 PM)


Any one who rates this at less than a 4 is a blue mage with at least 8 counters in their standard deck. I've opened with this only to have people then surrender b/c they thought a hand of 3 land and 4 counter spells would get them by for a while.
Posted By: OverkillXLR (6/11/2013 2:13:23 PM)


Because tribal decks needed to be more expensive. And all eldrazi should never be countered.
Posted By: Mr.Freshness-Timmy (12/29/2013 9:48:16 AM)


If you can afford to run four of these in a tribal deck and you don't, something's wrong with you.
Posted By: Continue (5/8/2013 3:00:40 PM)


I'm a huge fan of tribal decks I will absolutly be needing to get my hands on quite a few copies of this card.

My sliver EDH deck says thanks wizards. Free mana fix while making them all uncounterable is bonkers, virtually no drawback.
Posted By: Nerphice (4/26/2012 7:04:28 PM)


Cross format staple. It's like an Ancient Ziggurat that can be used to cast other spells such as Dismember.

The additional uncounterability effect is also extremely relevant against potential answers in every format.

Block: ?? Dissipate
Standard: Mana Leak
Extended: Spellstutter Sprite, Cryptic Command
Modern: Spell Snare, Remand
Legacy: Mental Misstep, Counterbalance
Vintage: Chalice of the Void , Force of Will, Mana Drain
Posted By: YawgmothsWish (4/30/2012 3:42:46 PM)