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This card is amazing - drop a forest on turn 1, cast this, drop another land, cast Birds of Paradise or Llanowar Elves and on turn 2 you already have 5 mana to use. Damn.
Posted By: Lege (10/23/2009 7:26:22 AM)


Did you notice that with a godhand you can play 3 of these on turn 1?
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (10/31/2010 11:27:02 AM)


Correct me if im wrong, but I can play a land, cast this, and then play another land right? I dont have to wait another turn to use its effect?
Posted By: zfabaksem (9/13/2011 5:35:09 PM)


HAHAHAAA wow. oh Urza's block how i miss you! of all the 'fixed' cards they made (Stroke of genius, windfall, time spiral and the like) the fixed fastbond is the only one that was TRULY fixed... and it was STILL almost too good.
Posted By: nunyaJs (2/17/2012 10:07:29 PM)


How come this is 20$ pricier than fastbond if its so much weaker?!
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (8/2/2012 9:12:51 AM)


Lol Urza's block. R&D's beloved failure.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/30/2012 2:14:40 PM)


This and burgeoning are both great. Unsure why burgeoning is *that* much cheaper though. I often use burgeoning to get out my double-mana lands (ravnica bounce lands or depletion lands) to get extra ramp. You only need that little extra boost to be 2-3 turns ahead of your opponent and those lands give you relative card advantage compared to your mana base and no tap penalty if dropped on the op's turn.

Yeah, this is usually better, but still, it's not often relevant after 2-3 land ramps. I actually may prefer Gaea's Balance for the extra temp ramp it gives.

Legacy Landfall aggro?:
T1: Forest, this, Plains, Steppe Lynx
T2: Mountain, another land, bloodbraid elf

Attack for 7, possible 11 if you cascade into something like assault strobe or colossal might

Also, fetch lands would speed it all up as well.
Posted By: blurrymadness (3/18/2013 1:24:18 PM)


4 of this in your opening hand with a small draw combo means 5 lands on turn 1.
Fun stuff.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (8/8/2013 5:09:31 PM)


That Conspiracy reprint though!
Posted By: Catherine-is-a-Lemon (5/20/2014 12:04:42 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!