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Boundless Realms
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Boundless Realms
Magic 2013

Reviewed July 11, 2012

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 1.87
Multiplayer: 2.37

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BMoor

Boundless Realms

Normally the value of a land search spell is what number of mana it gets you to, and how many turns early. Rampant Growth is good because it gets you four mana by turn three. Cultivate is good because it gets you five mana on turn four, plus sets up your fifth land drop for you. Boundless Realms costs seven mana. Seven mana is supposed to be what you've been ramping up to. You shouldn't still be ramping at seven mana, you should be dropping Elesh Norn or Broodmate Dragon. And on turn seven, this will get you up to fourteen mana. What are you doing with fourteen mana, casting Autochthon Wurm the hard way? You know it has convoke, right?

At this point it's not even a ramp card. It's more like a combo piece. What's it comboing with? Landfall, I imagine. If Valakut were still in Standard, people would be soiling themselves to get a hold of this. With enough of the right landfall triggers out, this really could win you the game. Otherwise, I guess you're just trying to make sure you don't topdeck a land. Is that worth seven mana for? I guess if you're playing a Casual five-color deck, or some sort of X-spells theme, this could work, but it seems like it costs way too much for what it does.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 1.5
Multiplayer- 1.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Boundless Realms
 
Here's an odd sort of card: a land-searching card that you can't cast when you usually need more lands. That, I think, puts it into the realm of combo, and there are a number of things you can do with it there. Granted, most of those things involve the Zendikar block, but Zendikar is a cool block: tell me you don't have fond memories of Rampaging Baloths, Roil Elemental, and Lotus Cobra? Heck, even setting up a gigantic Landbind Ritual is pretty hard for some decks to beat.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Boundless Realms which is a seven mana Green sorcery that allows you to search your library for up to the number of lands you control and put them into play tapped.  This mainly benefits specific card effects like Landfall and has no place in even most acceleration themes as seven mana should be enough for most needs.  If most of the mana sources are creatures this can free them up for an alpha strike while maintaining mana for spells, but otherwise this is not likely to see much play outside of Landfall builds or perhaps to benefit multicolor Commander.
 
For Limited this can provide missing colors to a multicolor build as it only requires one Green, but outside of poor deck design or really bad luck it shouldn't be needed if seven mana is already on the table.  By the time this can be played you should be in topdeck mode or saving cards for a particular moment, not waiting for more mana to play two or three cards at a time let alone having them in hand.  This is a rare that can fairly safely be passed in Booster and sidedecked in Sealed as it really won't hasten a victory when used.  The two exceptions to that are if Primordial Hydra or Volcanic Geyser (or to a far lesser degree Diabolic Revelation and Magmaquake) are available as each have X costs that will directly benefit from an additional seven mana.  Door to Nothingness is pretty much only playable with this as well, though having both and at the same time is a bit unlikely.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to the Pojo.com Card of the Day section. Today we are looking at the Boundless Realms from M13. Boundless Realms is a rare green sorcery that costs six generic and one green mana. Boundless Realms says search your library for X basic land cards, where X is the number of lands you control, and put them onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

      Boundless Realms is a broken card if you ask me, and I love it! Man, when things like this get printed, I look at all the things that can become possible. Now I know, Landfall users just passed out reading what it does, but does it have to end there? Using say an Amulet of Vigor, you gain use of all the lands that came into play. And Howl of the Nightpack is another really good way of using the Boundless Realms.

      But of course, the Landfall ability is where it is at for this card. A single Hedron Crab could be devastating, let alone if there were two of them out. A Rampaging Baloth is going to gain an army. And Baloth Woodcrasher would become humongous. Running with white, an Admonition Angel could clear a board.

     Just phenomenal, but mainly for older formats.

Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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