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Exploration
- Urza's Saga

Reviewed February 10, 2016

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.33
Commander [EDH]: 3.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Exploration
 
This was supposed to be the "fixed" version of Fastbond, and it still came out incredibly powerful. Actually, come to think of it, Courser of Kruphix was also supposed to be a "fixed" version of this card, and he also came out incredibly powerful. I think the real lesson here is that anything that lets you cheat on mana is automatically incredibly powerful - don't forget that in Magic, one land play is about equivalent to one turn. It gets even worse now that there are so many spell-like abilities attached to lands. Your opponents can't keep up when you play twice as any lands as they do, much less when their lands just produce mana and yours do that plus everything else.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Armuun
Exploration
 
A card that I suspect could save the whole Amulet Bloom deck that everybody either loved or hated. Oops, nevermind, modern. Heh. An extra land a turn for G is a pretty efficient way to ramp out of your hand if you've got plenty of lands in hand. Otherwise, it's a dead draw. Still, it's decent enough for 2 in the right deck.
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 3.5
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Exploration

Green's mana ramp usually revolves around fetching extra lands and putting them onto the battlefield, but there are also plenty of cards that just put the fetched land into your hand. Those are good because they thin your deck and help fix your color base, but with one of these in play, they become a LOT better. The best part is that multiple copies stack, so you could play Seek the Horizon and then dump it all onto the board. Landfall decks would VERY much like that.

The downside? You sort of need to build around it. This loses a lot of its luster when you're out of land in hand, unless you have a lot of card draw to go with it. Yet another reason I love combining green with blue!

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 1.5
Multiplayer- 3
Commander- 2


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