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Splendid Reclamation
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Splendid Reclamation
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed July 25, 2016

Constructed: 4.13
Casual: 4
Limited: 2.25
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4.13

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James H.

Splendid Reclamation is the kind of combo card that gets your gears turning, trying to come up with ways to break it. It’s not a great spell if you’re trying to ramp into lands, since trying to load up the graveyard with lands can be a bit unreliable, and they all enter play tapped. Where the card shines, though, is as a combo card, one that can end the game quickly on cast.

The two major ways to break this card are with potent individual triggers or with landfall. Casting Splendid Reclamation with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle in play could bring back enough lands to end the game then and there, and other landfall effects (such as with Ob Nixilis, The Fallen) can do the same. Think of this card as a combo weapon, as a way to end games.

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4.25


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Splendid Reclamation
 
It's funny to think that despite its amazingly elegant and powerful game text, this card would never have been a sideboard option back in the days of Magnivore. All too often, that deck's opponents never got to four mana, even over the space of twenty turns. But anywhere else - which seems to be most places nowadays - it's a devastating combo deck waiting to happen. It gives you the chance to loop advantages of various kinds when you play it alongside Zendikar's lands with comes-into-play triggers and Claws of Gix, and it ironically strengthens certain land destruction decks by returning cards like Ghost Quarter or Encroaching Wastes. I expect to see a lot of this card in many different formats.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5


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