Lay of the Land


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Apocalypse (APC) Common

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Lay of the Land


Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Lay of the Land Discussion

UserGnome on Tree Full of Spiders (Doran with Spiders)

2 months ago

I cut Lay of the Land for Kodama's Reach. I don't have an extra Cultivate or Nature's Lore. I will add them to the need list.

Riverain on This Deck Is Oozing Potential...

2 months ago

checkforloot While crafning Budget Damia Experiment I thought exactly in the same vain - it's cool to play with your opponents' decks! So I think you'll like my suggestions :)

  1. Abundance. Since you're using Green you really should use it's adavantages too :D Abundance is one of those cards that can provide with the whole ramp thing PLUS it prevents you from milling (which sometimes happens).

  2. Not sure about Lay of the Land. It seems to me that classical Cultivate, Urban Evolution, Farseek or Search for Tomorrow would be much more effective.

  3. Skullwinder is cheaper and more efficient on the battlefield than Eternal Witness plus it doesn't require double G in mana cost

  4. Extract from Darkness would be a great card to boost your Commander and get some cloning material

  5. I got the idea behind your deck but IMO it lacks removal a little bit. Simple Sultai Charm or Putrefy are great for this colors.

  6. Also think on Diluvian Primordial (and/or other Primordials), Palace Siege and Puppeteer Clique (this one is one of my favourite cards in the game)

solarPULSAR on Black Green Gorgon

8 months ago

Imo Lay of the Land is really bad. A better ramp strat would be Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl. Or even some mana Dorks like Mystic Elves would be better. Or maybe Explore

Firebones675 on Wither

9 months ago

Yeah, i think Kulrath Knight is worth it. Maybe only as a 2 or 3 of but i think it still deserves a spot here. As for cuts these are what I think you can take out.

Flourishing Defenses is a bit overcosted. If you want to include the knight, i'm worried you will have too many high cmc cards at the top of your mana curve. Yes it triggers for each counter that gets put on but i don't think it needs to be a 4 of. I'd cut 2 of them.

2x Everlasting Torment. Cool card but almost all your cards have wither already. The nly reason not to cut all 4 is that defenses and nest trigger if a creature you control has counters put on it but i think you could even justify taking all 4 out.

Diabolic Tutor is also pretty slow. Outside of combo decks, or singleton formats like edh i'm not a huge fan (and even then there are better choices)

BTW forgot to mention this before, but Caravan Vigil is a strictly better version of Lay of the Land.

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Ramp Cards

9 months ago

landofMordor, currently, I don't have dorks put in, because they tend to die from board wipes, so that's why Deranged Assistant doesn't make the list. As for Oreskos Explorer, he is just a good Lay of the Land effect, but not actually ramp.

Raging_Squiggle, Animist's Awakening is a fantastic addition. Thanks!

JararoNatsu on Pauper BUG Defenders

10 months ago

Apparently I'm not done.

Kodama's Reach/Lay of the Land/Rampant Growth may also work here, if you need lands.

Okay, NOW I'm done.

Firebones675 on We all have fangs

10 months ago

Happy to help! Also if you do happen to ever get your hands on a copy of Caravan Vigil or Traverse the Ulvenwald, they do more than Lay of the Land. Also when i looked at your deck the first time i forgot that Swarmyard existed but you might be able to get some use out of it.

Not letting me suggest cards directly for some reason.

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