Snow-Covered Plains

Snow-Covered Plains

Basic Snow Land — Plains

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Snow-Covered Plains Discussion

wallisface on Eldrazi PanharmoniTron

2 days ago

Doing it without Tron lands could give you a brew that looks very similar to existing Soulherder archtypes (just without Soulherder)... something like this might be almost-competitive (although at this point, it's a very different list to what you're trying to achieve, so not sure if this is the route you'd want to go down):

StopShot on What's the minimal number of …

2 months ago

Cards: Glacial Crevasses, Snow-Covered Mountain.

I've had my eye on possibly running Glacial Crevasses in my EDH decks for quite some time now as I feel it makes an excellent combat deterrent. By having this card on the field the whole table knows I can completely negate an attack thrown at me even when tapped out which can help keep combat-oriented decks from wanting to waste their combat step on me.

The problem is this card only works if I have Snow-Covered Mountains. If I have none Glacial Crevasses means nothing to my opponent, if I have one Snow-Covered Mountain my opponents might try to fish me into sacking it and if I have three Snow-Covered Mountains my opponents will likely not bother with me until the game reaches a 1-versus-1 state.

This card is easier to run in mono-red decks, but I want to put it in 3-color decks which means I don't want to flood my entire manabase with Snow-Covered Mountains especially if I'm not going to draw into Glacial Crevasses certain games.

Additionally would you count fetch-lands towards your Snow-Covered Mountain count, such as Arid Mesa , Ash Barrens , Bloodstained Mire , Prismatic Vista , Scalding Tarn and Wooded Foothills? (My 3-color red decks usually run all 6 of these fetches just to color fix with Ravnica shock lands if needed.)

Also how good would you evaluate Unstable Frontier as a utility land? If I'm running Snow-Covered Forests, Snow-Covered Islands, Snow-Covered Plains or Snow-Covered Swamps, I can use Unstable Frontier to turn any of them into a Snow-Covered Mountain and as a color fixing source if I have too many Snow-Covered Mountains, but I don't know if it would be better to just use another Snow-Covered Mountain over it instead.

Lastly, should I run cards like Alpine Meadow, Highland Forest, Sulfurous Mire and Volatile Fjord? I already run all the Modern fetch-lands that could tutor for lands such as these, so I could hit them very consistently, but I don't like the fact they're tap-lands. Given I run only three colored decks I can only ever fit any of two of them at a time. Would they be worth an inclusion?

Thank you for your insight.

PurePwnage on Boros Prison

7 months ago

TeyoSelflessProtector, Thanks for the feedback. Not really, as nothing I cast has double white, except for Norn's Annex and even then I will never cast it for it's 5 cmc. Statistically speaking, 35 percent of my Mana consists of basic Snow-Covered Plains which is more than enough to simply ignore the replacement effects of Blood Moon . The rare exception would be going up against a matchup with Ponza, yeah then I would most likely have a bad day.

Neotrup on Prismatic Geoscope and what counts …

8 months ago

@aznb01777 In the future, if you have any questions that need to be addressed, please submit them as new questions so they can be put into the new questions section for visibility. All the rulings I'll be listing will come from Prismatic Geoscope 's Gatherer page, and the rule from the comprehensive rules as of February 2nd 2021.

As was stated in this thread earlier, there are 5 basic land types as defined by rule 305.6:

305.6. The basic land types are Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest. If an object uses the words "basic land type," it’s referring to one of these subtypes. An object with the land card type and a basic land type has the intrinsic ability "{T}: Add [mana symbol]," even if the text box doesn't actually contain that text or the object has no text box. For Plains, [mana symbol] is {W}; for Islands, {U}; for Swamps, {B}; for Mountains, {R}; and for Forests, {G}. See rule 107.4a. See also rule 605, "Mana Abilities."

Having multiple basic lands of the same basic land type does not increase the mana produced by Prismatic Geoscope :

11/8/2016 How many lands you control of a particular basic land type is irrelevant to a domain ability, as long as that number is greater than zero. As far as domain is concerned, ten Forests are the same as one Forest.

Even though Snow-Covered Plains and Plains have different names, they share the Plains subtype, so they're not counted separately:

11/8/2016 To determine the number of basic land types among lands you control, look for the Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest subtypes among the lands you control. Count each subtype that appears one or more times toward the number of basic land types among lands you control. This number can't exceed five.

Note that the ruling specifically calls out that the number can't exceed 5. If snow-covered basics and regular basics were counted separately, it could go up to 10.

PalaCannito on White Prison

9 months ago

Land hate is great when going true prison, but it's actually working against me and my general playstyle. Next planned changes:

  1. Remove all fetchland and replace with Snow-Covered Plains (five out, five in)
  2. Remove Strip Mine and Wasteland for an Ancient Den and a Snow-Covered Plains
  3. Remove Armageddon and replace with Akroma's Will
  4. Remove Crucible of Worlds and replace with a Snow-Covered Plains
  5. Remove Archon of Coronation (fun, but too expensive) and replace with a Snow-Covered Plains
  6. Remove Ancient Tomb and replace with Darksteel Citadel

All totaled - netting two lands positive, removing land destruction spells, lowering the curve, and reducing the self-inflicted life loss. Replacing fetches and the removal lands also helps with Land Tax-type effects. Adding the Ancient Den and Darksteel Citadel to keep and bolster the Inventors' Fair without changing much else.

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