When Will WotC Finish the BFZ Dual Land Cycle?

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Posted on June 30, 2023, 9:20 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

I wish to see numerous cycles of dual lands be completed, but the cycle that I am most eager to see completed is the Battle for Zendikar dual land cycle (i.e., Prairie Stream, Canopy Vista, Cinder Glade, and so forth), because their conditions for entering the battlefiend untapped are very easy to meet and they have basic land types, and thus synergize with numerous other cards, and I now have three enemy-colored EDH decks that very much would benefit from the existence of such lands.

What does everyone else say about this? Do you have any guesses as to when WotC shall finished the Battle for Zendikar dual land cycle, or is there no way to predict that?

wallisface says... #2

They’re bound to print them eventually, but its anyones guess when.

Something of note is the odds of any given set having duel lands should decrease as wotc adapts to the 3-year standard cycle, as they’ve stated they want the relative power of standards manabase to stay roughly the same as the 2 year cycle

July 1, 2023 6:42 p.m.

Last_Laugh says... #3

When will they finish the Odyssey filterlands? Horizon Canopy cycle?

July 1, 2023 8:53 p.m.

Idoneity says... #4

WOTC is rather capricious as to what land cycles they finish and when.

Typically, they finish land cycles in adjacent set releases, such as the checklands in Dominaria and Ixalan (see Isolated Chapel and Glacial Fortress. But they have also quixotically completed the showland cycle with Strixhaven in 2021 (see Furycalm Snarl), despite it first being introduced on a separate plane in 2016's Shadow's Over Innistrad (see Fortified Village). They do this a lot, starting with the allies then bargaining it over to the enemies:

1995 brought Underground River then 2001 had Shivan Reef, 2010 brought Darkslick Shores then 2016 had Spirebluff Canal. These are rather large gaps, ranging from months to years.

There are plenty of land cycles that haven't been finished or haven't even begun. The five ally-colored lands from Future Sight has partially been officiated, consisting of Horizon Canopy, Grove of the Burnwillows, Graven Cairns, Nimbus Maze, and River of Tears. All of these are rather unique; two have been finished. Kind of. Modern Horizons parlously gave Horizon Canopy an enemy family. The Graven Cairns cycle was completed in Eventide and Shadowmoor. The rest are lonesome.

There's still Amonkhet's cycling cycle to finish up, so who knows when the buddy lands will be tended to.

July 2, 2023 8:43 a.m.

DreadKhan says... #5

Considering how long it's taking to get the rest of the Slow Fetch cycle (Bad River), I'm not holding my breath, afaik if a cycle is unpopular enough they just don't bother finishing it. Technically people do run those Fetches in budget builds, but the game has actively moved away from cards like that towards faster/better stuff, who cares about a bad fetchland when they're printing Triomes and the actual Fetches? Cards like this will cost you the odd game, and that's a big issue if your pod is fairly optimal.

I actually like the Prairie Stream cycle as well in some decks, so I'd like to see it finished, there aren't many typed enemy duals, and the ones that can enter untapped aren't cheap.

July 2, 2023 10:33 a.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #6

Last_Laugh, the Shadowmoor/Eventide filter lands are superior to the Odessey filter lands in the majority of situations, so I doubt that WotC shall finish that cycle, but I do share your desire to see the Horizon Canopy cycle finished, since it now needs only four more cards to be complete, and I also would like to see Nimbus Maze have a full cycle, as well.

July 2, 2023 9:26 p.m.

Last_Laugh says... #7

DemonDragonJ Yeah I just used the Odyssey filterlands as an example of unfinished cycles and the potential wait time. They'd be nice as an option for precon commander decks though.

July 2, 2023 10:32 p.m. Edited.

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