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Encroaching Wastes, you are our last hope.

And don't worry about the tap four cost, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will get you there in no time.

Posted By: TexasDice (10/15/2013 10:04:17 AM)
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Mono decks will LOVE this card. Devotion is basically chroma on steroids. Elves will accelerate twice as fast. Khalni hydras and Primalcruxes will become mana machines. hell, imagine this with OMNATH and X spells.

this card will become broken. I can tell you, thats for sure.
Posted By: Pigfish99 (9/21/2013 5:49:13 PM)
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Watch closely, children. It's not often you see a card that makes any Magic player worth their salt drool rainbows, but isn't broken enough for people to complain about it.
I really love Devotion. In terms of flavor, it makes the most sense of any mechanic I've ever seen. You are loyal to a color, and so that color rewards you. It prevents stuff from being splashed, because you can't splash something and then use devotion for that color, because there won't be enough of it, and splashing will take away from the devotion of the color you are using. Finally (and this is my favorite part), there is no colorless devotion so far, so ridiculously broken artifact decks (don't act like you don't have one) can't take advantage from this.
This card exemplifies all of these things spectacularly.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (10/7/2013 1:58:58 PM)
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Saw this, and the Johnny/fanboy to a certain particular series(/worshiper of a side-story written pertaining to that series) in me had an instant overload.

This is now on my wishlist of cards I want to see whenever I open a Theros pack. Not just because land cards with awesome abilities tend to be worth mad masses of money, but because of the kind of utility this card has to offer.

Obviously, this works best in mono-color decks and/or decks built around utilizing chroma/devotion (Leatherback Baloth, Deity of Scars, Primalcrux, Khalni Hydra... DROP THAT GENESIS WAVE AND LET THE ROFLSTOMPING BEGIN). But if you're clever, you could get some decent use out of this in a multicolored deck, too.

If you build you multicolored decks like I do and stuff them with as many multicolored cards as possible, you can still pull some decent stockpiles of mana from Nykthos. Ta... (see all)
Posted By: DaMaster012 (10/1/2013 4:24:51 AM)
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Benefits:
*Can be used to transmute mana early-on (for those pesky dual/tri color costs).
*Does not come into play tapped.
*Potentially limitless supply of mana as the game progresses, depending on the deck.
*Gives a colorless if you don't want to use its main ability.
*Gives everybody a reason to add some land destruction into their sideboard.
*Currently $cheaper than many contemporary "dual/multi" lands.
*Universal for all colors.
*after a few turns, its main ability would start to be beneficial even in multicolored decks
*can possibly be abused by putting cards in your deck that have multiple mana symbols.
*Can be used turn-1, unlike Cradle, or Academy.
*Can take advantage of all permanents, unlike Crade, or Academy (cost vs. permanent type).

Disadvantages:
*Legendary
*Costs 2 mana to use vs. Cradle, or Academy (simply tap it).
*Unlike cradle, it cannot take advantage of tokens
*As others have mentioned, it cannot be used for artifacts.
*You would expect maybe a 5-tu... (see all)
Posted By: songmage (2/26/2014 11:21:49 AM)
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Ooo baby, get these while they are cheap, because this one does it all. It comes in untapped so you aren't behind on mana, it mana filters for the early game for dual and tri color, it mana ramps for mono and dual color. this land is a two or three of in any dual or mono deck easily. Auto include in any edh.
Posted By: Rifts980 (3/18/2014 6:48:02 PM)
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Dang, that's some ridiculous late game mana accel.
Posted By: DaLucaray (9/17/2013 3:31:21 PM)
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This may be the single best card that has been printed for mono decks. Ever. I especially like the interaction of being able to ramp and color filter with cards like Boros Reckoner and Nightveil Specter.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/17/2013 11:59:27 PM)
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This land makes me really excited because it's amazingly cool. It's not broken, but has some really interesting interactions. Definitely deserving of legendary land status.
Posted By: NARFNra (9/17/2013 8:26:30 PM)
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Get 'em ASAP, before they become physically impossible to buy at a reasonable price.
Posted By: TheWallinator74 (9/18/2013 10:35:47 AM)
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