Land Tax


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Legends (LEG) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Land Tax


At the beginning of your upkeep, if an opponent controls more lands than you, you may search your library for up to three basic land cards, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Land Tax Discussion

ChRyKy on Arcades

4 days ago

Hi multimedia, thanks for your suggestions. This was the first commander deck I've ever built, kind of like my little baby, haha. I have a few cards on the way for it, Tree of Redemption , Land Tax , Slagwurm Armor and Brave the Sands . I had Saruli Caretaker in the deck previously, took it out for some land search cards to get Rampaging Baloths going. I've previously searched for Wall of Denial at a decent price, but limited availability made me give up. Postage to Australia from the US or Europe is another factor, hahaha. I will keep your suggestions in mind for future acquisitions, as many of them would work very well.

As far as my cut list goes, Fountain of Renewal , Chaos Wand , Deep Freeze , Worldsoul Colossus , Suspicious Bookcase and Guardians of Akrasa are there because they do stuff, but not great stuff if that makes sense? If you have other suggestions on what to cut, I'm all ears!

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

In standard you guys can always use Smothering Tithe for ramp and Dawn of Hope or Mentor of the Meek plus the gain life draw cards sorceries. Not the best I know but its out there.

For commander you can always use Land Tax , Tithe , Weathered Wayfarer , Knight of the White Orchid

I get what you guys are saying but she still is a great card. And white sucks at draw card. You guys are correct on that one as well. Much better in the 99 with a splash color like green.

Apollo_Paladin on Angelic Devotion

1 week ago

They can work in conjunction, since the land effect of Knight of the White Orchid dumps to the battlefield and doesn't count as your land played that turn, whereas Land Tax basically ensures that you'll have land cards in-hand to play out even if you end up playing out a Knight.

I also suggested him since you mentioned in your description there that you wanted to utilize Devotion as well, and he contributes nicely to that.

Otherwise, yeah, with the high mana cost of Angels on average, anything you can do to dump land out or ensure that you're laying out at least 1 per turn is advisable.

drpeppercan on Spells for Najeela

1 week ago

Without seeing the deck it's hard to say what will be best. Land Tax is a great color fixing card because you can search for any basic land, though it comes into its own when it hits the field early in the game. Best way to think of it is like another ramp spell, but depending how many of those you're playing yourself along with cards like Exploration which allow you to play additional lands, you may be the person who has the most lands in play.

dhannum on Balan beatdown

1 week ago

Land Tax -> Martial Coup

Path to Exile -> Armageddon

I needed both of these for other decks, but more tokens and some MLD will help here

Joe_Ken_ on Spells for Najeela

1 week ago

drpeppercan What are your thoughts on putting Land Tax in the deck. I recently got a second copy from Battlebond and was thinking of putting it in since I am running mostly basic land searchers like Kodama's Reach and Farseek

Chandra585 on Triple A [[Azorius Artifact Attack!]]

1 week ago

Tiny_Sir in response to your earlier question, Maze of Ith is more useful, but Prairie Stream is good if you're running cards like Land Tax and Tithe because it is technically a Plains . Also, consider Mistveil Plains as a way to recycle your cards.

CyborgAeon on Epic of Daxos

1 week ago

I appreciate that he's a reasonable mana sink; but one has to resolve bomberman, wait for an entire turn pass, then it can win. For this reason I believe that he's ineffective.

Whereas Teysa, Orzhov Scion features an interaction package, replaces herself, and feeds razaketh like a proper champ, turning most bodies into 2 bodies. You can even just tutor for Darkest Hour off of the first raza' activation and then you have unbounded raza' fodder.

Personally (though it only sees fringe-play) I like Sanctum Prelate as a hatebear. If you know a card that is likely to stop you from winning, it's very easy to name it's mana cost and have it remain as a continuous hatebear.

Your lands could use some work too; cutting Vault of the Archangel (if you have 5 mana to spare then I feel like something's going wrong) for a card like Lake of the Dead , Strip Mine , Wasteland . Depending on how low your hand gets, some lands which draw are viable too like Sea Gate Wreckage .

Given that you're likely to find all the lands you need thanks to cards like Land Tax , I'd consider running Winter Orb , especially if you can tutor for Serra's Sanctum as it puts you miles ahead.

You currently have 7 cards that win from LRW (not including coinsmith). That seems like a lot for a deck with access to the best tutors; I'd recommend stripping some of the worse ones down like Altar of the Brood and Altar of Dementia and replacing them with more hate. I'd recommend Bitter Ordeal as an alternate win condition, because it's not shut out by null rod, or any single counterspell (except flusterstorm, but screw that card).

Authority of the Consuls is neat, depending on your meta. It stops godo and some other decks, but I'd be hesitant to run it alongside Blind Obedience . Is there a particular reason for this? If it's just a hateful card, I'd recommend trying out Victimize or Reanimate as I'm sure your hateful cards could use another go.

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Land Tax occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

White: 1.12%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.62%

W/U (Azorius): 1.32%