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Stalking Stones 
Tempest Uncommon


Reviewed August 13, 2003

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Chris
Gerhardt

Stalking Stones is a land early, and late game when you probably don't need the extra mana, it's a creature. Plus, as a land, it's uncounterable...a nice feature.  Since it has no color requirements, it can fit in almost any deck.

In limited, it's a definite inclusion because of it's versatility. A fairly early pick.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4
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Judge Bill

One of the rumored reprints for Mirrodin, this is a land that taps for a colorless, but if you have 6 mana to spare, you can make this a 3/3 creature permanently. This is good for a control deck, as they can have this for mana, and when they finally get the spare mana, they can have their kill mechanism.
 
In limited, it's just as good, for the same reasons. And it's colorless, so anyone can play it.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4


Jason
Chapman

Stalking Stones is a less powerful Mishra's Factory and almost as good. Not a bad pick in powerful control decks or as extra creature power/Wrath avoidance in Stompy builds.

Constructed - Solid but not amazing - 2. 75

Limited - More creatures can always be good - 2.85

Tyler Grund

Stalking Stones

Back in the days of Tempest, a few used these in their blue control decks
allowing for wrath of gods or other creature casting manipulation to let the
Stones slip through under the radar.  Though a good enough card on its own,
I personally don't have much need for a land that requires 6 mana to make it
into a 3/3. Since it is STILL a land that produces colorless mana until its
ready, the card is on average a good card, but the fact that the 3/3 is
permentant is a hinderance in my opinion.  Land creature conversion cards
such as Treetop Village or Nantuko Monestary do it better. The fact that
they only last until end of turn is a bonus in my book.

But we'll have to see. There are rumors that Stalking Stones will be
re-printed in Mirrodin. Being the only land creature converter in Type II
might allow it to see some play.

In limited, its a better card though.  Its mana early, and a creature later
on. No real complaints.

Constructed: 3.0
Limited: 3.6


Andy
 Van Zandt

Stalking Stones
I hear this guy's making a comeback, which will be cool.  I think he's a bit
more balanced than the other man-lands *cough*treetop*cough*,  and he's
still got his place in control decks, or as a potential main deck answer to
protection creatures for mono-red.  In limited, any time a land is still
useful when you're land flooded, it will get played automatically.
constructed - 3
limited - 3.1
 

 

 

 

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