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Land Type
(Subtype for land cards)
20 cards
{C} 30% {W} 5% {U} 5% {B} 15% {R} 15% {G} 10% {M} 20%
as of Modern Horizons 3
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Cave is a nonbasic land type used for cards that depict deep caves and caverns. It was introduced in The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.[1]

Description[ | ]

Much like Deserts, Caves are utility lands. They don't have a unique mechanical identity but can be referenced by other cards. To differentiate from Deserts, the cards that refer to it scale up rather than use a binary; the fact that a portion of these lands is put in a large set land slot rather than a common in a small set changes the math slightly.

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan featured a cycle of common Caves that exist in the land slot. These Caves enable descending and represent a spell in the late game.

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Caves Hidden Courtyard Hidden Cataract Hidden Necropolis Hidden Volcano Hidden Nursery
Five common nonbasic Cave lands that enter tapped. Each land can sacrifice itself to discover 4.

Other Caves in the set are:

Modern Horizons 3 and MH3 Commander added:

Caring about Caves[ | ]

Several cards from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan interact with Caves. Many also refer to them in the graveyard as well, given the graveyard theming of the set.

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