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@ Weretarrasque, no need to feel like that - Rupture Spire is an excellent card. Personally I do think City of Brass is better, but I see the arguments for both. Maybe it's because I generally prefer decks which hit the ground running from turn one, which Rupture Spire doesn't allow. But in a slower control deck, I'd likely go with Spire.

I'm not sure I can rate City at a full five stars these days because there's such a wealth of alternatives for decks which can't deal with the life loss, but it's still probably the best five-colour land imo and a solid 4.5
Posted By: stygimoloch (11/21/2009 8:29:30 AM)


I like the old school "becomes tapped" wording. It's funny how if someone has one of these out you can kill them very slowly with an Icy Manipulator.
Posted By: Mister_Tapwater (11/10/2010 9:34:05 AM)


The original pain-land. Sure, it is slightly mechanically different, but it was the birth of an idea - what would people suffer in order to have access to a land that could produce any colored mana? Apparently, taking that mana with damage is worth it in a lot of situations, as evidenced by its spiritual successors, pain-lands like Adarkar Wastes and Shock-lands like Temple Garden.
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/4/2013 10:44:18 AM)


Unique bit of flavor from the early days: You suffer when City becomes tapped. :)
Posted By: Salient (9/1/2011 2:59:38 PM)


The original five-color land, it also remains the best...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/1/2009 9:01:41 PM)


Safest with some steady life gain.
Posted By: Captain_Willow (8/16/2009 12:55:27 AM)


lol, suffer 1 damage
Posted By: Elfenthuisiast (9/27/2009 12:28:15 PM)


I may be shooting myself in the foot by saying this, but... I actually like Rupture Spire more than this.

This is still an excellent and iconic card, and definitely worth using in any 4-5 color deck. (For 3, we have Alara, and for 2, we have Ravnica.)
Posted By: Weretarrasque (10/21/2009 7:28:40 AM)


Man I love this. I can still remember back when it was in print with a Scimitar logo, making 5 Color decks with 4 of these and a bunch of Dual Lands that only costed me 4 dollars at the time, and making it into an Elder Dragon Deck once they were printed and just having fun with it.

And when Mirror Universe got printed, sweet sweet wins.
Posted By: SlackWareWolf (7/11/2009 12:06:08 AM)


Yes this was my lone finisher along with Mirror Universe in my old school Keeper back in the day..fond memories screw 6th ed rule changes for killing the deck
Posted By: Tackle74 (5/6/2010 6:50:11 PM)