Tribal land

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Tribal lands are lands associated with one tribe.

While not strictly tribal lands, Ancient Ziggurat and Hall of the Bandit Lord appear in tribal decks due to their support of creature spells in general. Underdome also is in a sense due to working with the subset of silver-bordered cards only.

Tribal mana production[edit]

5-color tribes[edit]

These lands produce one mana of any color, which can only be used to cast spells of a certain creature type that appears roughly evenly in all colors. Many of these lands have a utility component.

Wedge-color tribes[edit]

Colorless tribes[edit]

Colorless tribes have lands that produce more colorless instead of the one mana of any color.

Tribal utility lands[edit]

Main article: Utility land

The Onslaught set introduced a 5-card cycle of utility lands. Each land taps for {C} and has an activated ability, tied to a tribe, with an activation cost that requires the color associated as well as a varying amount of generic mana.

There are some additional two-colored cards using the same mechanic, but no full cycle.

Tribal taplands[edit]

Main article: Tapland

Lorwyn block introduced an array of lands which came into the battlefield tapped unless its controller revealed a creature card of a certain creature type from hand. These lands do not follow a strict color cycle; they match the colors in which each tribe appeared.[1] Flamekin Village is not from Lorwyn block, but is from Lorwyn creatively and follows the templating.

Factories[edit]

Notably the two factories are two of six cards featuring the Assembly-Worker tribe.

Other tribal lands[edit]

There are some other lands who care about creature types but don't fall into a broader category. In general, they produce {C}.

References[edit]

  1. Mark Rosewater (February 27, 2017). "Get Ready to Dual". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.