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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
- From the Vault: Realms

Reviewed August 31, 2012

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.13
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
 
Like many of the cards in the Time Spiral block, this is a historical reference even though it doesn't necessarily look like one: not only to Legends' Urborg, but also to an obscure Visions card called Blanket of Night. Since legendary cards go by name rather than by type as planeswalkers do, you can actually have this and the original Urborg in the same deck, which is pretty funny. Unfortunately, they don't interact, but that doesn't really matter so much when the Tomb of Yawgmoth does combine with just about every black card in Magic. Its applications from Time Spiral Standard, where it was used to fit cards like Tendrils of Corruption and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade into multicolor decks to devastating effect, are really just the beginning. Black is very likely to remain one of the colors most likely to encourage sacrificing color diversity for power, and this card lets you mitigate that sacrifice at very little cost to yourself.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Urborg Tomb of Yawgmoth, poor Yawgmoth.. In standard not legal moving on. In modern this card could see a fringe amount of play helping fix mana bases perhaps in some sort of combo decks or just to fix a man base in a color heavy deck. In legacy and vintage it could fulfill the same purpose and can combine with Cabal Coffers. In casual and multiplayer this card is insane and combined with Cabal Coffers in everything from commander to regular decks allows a player access to loads of mana and allows Cabal to count as a swamp. This card is also great outside of mono black decks combined with cards such as Karma as a cheap combo to take on multiple opponents. In limited it could be decent mana fixing so not the worst pick but not the highest either it’s a money card however. Overall a powerful card for mono black Cabal Coffers fueled decks and mana fixing in general and can open some interesting combo applications as well.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which is a Legendary land that makes all lands into a Swamp in addition to any existing type or effect.  This is an excellent addition to any Black deck running additional colors, particularly for effects that count Swamps, when using lands without colored mana production, or offensively for Swampwalking creatures.  Multiple copies would increase the chances of getting it early, but adds the drawback of possibly getting multiples and costing a land drop by not being another option.  Overall this is an easy singleton to include in nearly any Black deck as the only possible downside is an effect that punishes non-basic lands.
 
For Limited this is an excellent color fixer that does have the possible drawback of fixing an opponent's mana if they are also playing Black. 

This is less of a concern in a single table Booster draft as it isn't likely for more than one other player to be running the color and in any size draft it is a solid first pick. In Sealed this can easily allow splashing of Black or just support a multicolor build and aside from the chance of an opponent both using Black mana and needing more when Urborg is played there is no major risk in using this.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to another great card of the day review here at Pojo.com! We close out our week with a look at Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth from the From The Vault Realms set, which comes out tomorrow. Urborg, is obviously a land, but it is a legendary land. Urborg turns all lands into Swamps in addition to their other land types.

        Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is one of my favorite cards coming out in the new FTV: Realms set. I had the pleasure of packing an Urborg. The best use for it always was in Zombie decks. You use Zombie Master, or find other ways of giving Swampwalk, and there are a bunch, and then go to town direct attacking your opponent. Plus, turning all of your lands into a Swamp can have other fun effects. Then your Nightmare is as big as the number of lands you have, Mutilate should clear the board, and there is so much more.

      I really loved Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. There are so many decks that it can go into, so many different ways to exploit it, and just so much fun to use. Of course, many people still run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth so that they can give Phage, the Untouchable Swampwalk and go in for the kill.
 
Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


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