A 2/3 flying body for 2 is surprisingly relevant to them.
Deathrite is plenty played. Protecting cavern from Stripmine is plenty important.
The other cards mentioned are rarely played but there is very little opportunity cost to include a copy of this guy with all other things considered.
Not the best time to be a legendary creature with all the Karakas’s floating around. This still can be bounced by your opponents Karakas.
This does stop the value-Will replay land drop from the graveyard. Also this laughs at the Depths/Stage combo.
I will have to test to see if this is good in a White Eldrazi list. I might have to add Lotus Petal instead of Mox Sapphire.
someone in wizards R&D keeps losing to legacy lands on their mtgo alt
LOL. It's pretty funny how in-your-face nakedly against Lands this card is.
I don't think it's too relevant in Vintage at the moment but one day, something could happen that makes this a relevant sideboard card.
I think this guy is a fantastic role-player, actually. I think he'll find a home in an aggressive 5-C Human deck because that deck HIGHLY values its rainbow lands and cannot really afford to have them wasted early. This guy will prevent that vs. decks like Eldrazi and shops. I see very little issue with running 1x Maindeck and would likely try 1 more in the sb.
How much early-Wastelanding is this guy going to stop, though, at the WW price point?
That is a good point. The only reason I mentioned 5-C Humans as a possible application is because that deck doesn't get to run a fetchland manabase and thus suffers from a highly wasteable manabase.
I like how this stops your opponent from pumping their own mishra's factories.
Just throwing that out there. I don't believe it will be enough to see vintage play.
It also stop Ravager shenanigans with your factories.