Nonbasic land

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Nonbasic lands are lands that do not have the basic supertype.

As per Magic rules, only 4 of each nonbasic land can be in a deck at any one time. Basic lands do not have this restriction.[1] Nonbasic lands often depict notable locations from the relevant set's style guide. [2]

Note that a nonbasic land may have a basic land type (Plains, Island, etc).

Rules[edit | edit source]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (Core Set 2019 (July 13, 2018))

Nonbasic Land
Any land that doesn’t have the supertype “basic.” See rule 205.4, “Supertypes.”

Nonbasic land types[edit | edit source]

Nonbasic land types are essentially all land types which do not appear on a basic land.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (March 31, 2003.) “This Land is My Land”,, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Doug Beyer. (February 11, 2009.) “Incursion Zones”,, Wizards of the Coast.
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