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Posted By: SpaceMagic (10/3/2013 9:29:55 PM)


Artwise, this has to be one of the least attractive lands I've ever seen. It seriously looks like an Agrycula card.
Posted By: Cabbieboy (10/16/2013 10:57:18 AM)


*Don't mind me*
Posted By: Syrtees (11/5/2013 8:51:01 AM)


people hated on these so much. then they turned out to be standard staples. we're so spoiled.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (11/18/2013 9:21:09 PM)


Kinda wish all these would have been better without being strictly better than the guildgates:
Temple of Abandon
Temple of Abandon comes into play tapped and you may only cast one spell this turn.
When Temple of Abandon enters the battlefield, you may tap Variable Colorless creatures to Scry X+2.
Tap: Add Red or Green to your mana pool.

Bigger scrying means much bigger advantage, but at a cost. The flavor is that You (the most powerful one of your group and the 2 part of the Scrying) get extra divinations when you make your followers pray with you at the various temples. You also only have time to cast a single spell because you are spending time at church. (Usually not a drawback.)

This would also make this worthy of rare because digging deep in a deck is a big deal.
Posted By: Phelplan (12/19/2013 1:47:19 PM)


Agree with the guy who said dual land must be uncommon in order to have plenty of them for new players.
Posted By: MojoVince (2/5/2014 4:57:52 AM)


The comments are a prime example of how expectations get influenced by multicolour blocks. Ravnica needed more common multi-colour, so we got the gates. Theros doesn't, so lands revert to rare.

Posted By: deworde2510 (2/17/2014 5:06:03 AM)


So those monsters decks that did really well earlier and are coming back in Jund flavor? Yea, those Gruul colored ones of old ran 4 of these. The Jund ones also run scry lands. Scry helps improve your draw. Dual means you can play your shit instead of being colorscrewed. Just because R/G is aggressive doesn't mean a R/G dual land isn't good. Stomping Grounds comes in tapped a solid amount of the time because the two life isn't worth the tempo sometimes.
Posted By: steinburger1109 (3/12/2014 6:47:32 PM)


@MisterAction: It's a double meaning. Before Xenagos's ascension, the temple was abandoned. Now, it's full of people, acting with abandon.
Posted By: syrazemyla (3/27/2014 2:54:26 PM)


You know, if there didn't used to be a RG god, WHY WAS THERE A TEMPLE TO A RG GOD!?

Seriously, this bit of flavor has been irritating me CONSTANTLY ever sense Xenagos ascended. He just fits too well into the cycle. He doesn't feel like he doesn't belong in the pantheon. If anything, he was the missing link, and that just feels lazy. There were two simple solutions to this:

1. Have two RG gods to hammer home the point that Xenagos isn't supposed to be there.

2. Have Xenagos have committed deicide. This would've not only made Xenagos more threatening, but would've done damage that couldn't simply be undone, which in turn would change Theros forever no matter what Elspeth could do, which would make her trials even more sympathetic as she tries in vain to fix something that cannot be fixed, and eventually be forced to decide between killing Xenagos and leave the pantheon fractured, or leave him to maintain the stability of the plane.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (4/14/2014 9:35:25 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!