Naya lands

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Posted on Sept. 17, 2019, 7:14 p.m. by Sorin_Markov_1947

I'm building a Naya deck, but I'm on a serious budget. Anybody got good Naya land that are like less than a buck each? I don't care if it's standard legal or whatever.

Caerwyn says... #2

Sounds like this is for kitchen table, not any format in particular? I’ll give my suggestions once you’ve confirmed that it is kitchen table, without any building limitations (or what other, non-cost limitations you might be using)

I would also recommend checking out All the lands in a sorted list as a baseline - it’s an easy, sorted way to see all the lands in the game.

September 17, 2019 7:27 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

Rith's Grove , Jungle Shrine , Vivid Crag , Vivid Grove , Vivid Meadow , Any of the 71 lands that can add any color

These are all specifically Naya lands. Not lands that only add two of the three colors such as Shocks and Guilds.

September 17, 2019 7:29 p.m.

enpc says... #4

Sorin_Markov_1947: What format are you building for? If it's for a 60 card deck, it gets a lot easier because you can include 4 copies of of Jungle Shrine , Kazandu Refuge , Graypelt Refuge and some Terramorphic Expanse s/ Evolving Wilds with some basics.

If you're talking commander however it gets trickier as you can only have one copy of each and have to dig deeper in the list.

September 17, 2019 7:41 p.m.

It's casual, so Caerwyn yes to kitchen table, and enpc it's a 60 card deck.

The vivid series is nice, but the main thing I was looking for was to see if there were any that don't come into the battlefield tapped. It puts me a turn behind, but if I'm not playing competitively it doesn't matter that much anyway.

September 17, 2019 8:57 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #6

You're not really going to find lands that are under $1 while also tapping for at least three colors while ALSO not entering the battlefield tapped. Sorry man.

Run a playset of Amulet of Vigor to bypass it, though. Prepare for a lot of hate as it will shift your meta and your friends / opponents will seek to add artifact destruction to slow you down. It's just what playgroups do, mate.

Since it's a $25 card, I'd say pick up one and proxy out the rest for a casual group. Every group is different.

I played with a guy who had a 100% proxied deck but he would buy and sleeve a few cards at a time when he had the spare cash. I know another guy, my roommate, that if one single card is a proxy he will throw a tantrum saying you can't play the deck because you don't have 100 cards (EDH), you only have 99. So, 98 in the library + 1x Commander.

I'd say at least make the effort to buy one. If you can't, ask your group first. They may be salty if you are using $100 worth of proxies to bypass the roadbump of ETB tapped lands. It'd only be fair, at that point, if everyone proxied them out.

If you do that, and the games are casual, just homerule that no lands enter tapped. Problem solved.

September 17, 2019 9:06 p.m. Edited.

Caerwyn says... #8

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September 17, 2019 10:12 p.m.

Caerwyn says... #9

I did a quick look through budget lands, and had the following observations:

Pain Lands, like Battlefield Forge and are probably the best lands for your criteria. I know several of them are usually around the $1.00 point, and you probably could pick up well-played copies of the more expensive options. These are great budget lands--they fix your mana when you need it but can be activated pain-free when you just need to pay a generic cost.

Check lands, like Rootbound Crag are not quite in your criteria (they tend to hover around the $3-6 range) currently, but they are about to rotate out of Standard, so will almost certainty go down a bit. These are a bit mediocre for a budget three-colour mana base, but they play very nicely with shock lands, so will still be useful to you once you have moved on to less budget-oriented builds.

The Onslaught Filter lands, like Sungrass Prairie , help filter you into the colours you need, but I would recommend against them. They're quite inexpensive, but they can't help you turn 1, and they're rather inflexible and will not always provide the mana you want.

The Battle Lands, like Canopy Vista , can be in the $2-3 mark. Personally, I am not a fan of them for 60-card constructed--they rely too much on playing a lot of basics, so they often can't enter untapped until turn 3-5.

Reveal lands, like Fortified Village , are disproportionately strong in two-colour budget builds that rely heavily on basic lands. However, with three colours, you just can't have the critical mass of basics to really make these lands shine.

Two of Naya's Manlands-- Stirring Wildwood and Needle Spires --are very inexpensive. They don't instantly fix your mana, but they can be used as a creature long-term which is nice.

September 18, 2019 9:49 a.m. Edited.

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