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Fetch lands are lands that can be sacrificed to search their controller's library for a land of a specific basic land type.[1][2] Aside from allowing multicoloured decks to selectively play a desired land type, fetch lands also remove a land from the library, reducing the likelihood of drawing a land instead of a more useful card later in the game, when mana is no longer an issue. Their ability to shuffle on command is also prized in older formats.

Mirage fetch lands[]

Fetch lands were introduced as a cycle from Mirage. Each of these original lands entered the battlefield tapped and can be sacrificed to search for a land card with at least one of two basic land types of an allied color pair.

Onslaught fetch lands[]

Onslaught's allied color fetch lands.

In Onslaught a new cycle of fetch lands was introduced. Each of these lands enter the battlefield untapped in contrast to their Mirage counterparts. They allow their controller to sacrifice them and pay one life to search their library for a land card with at least one of two basic land types of an allied color pair. These five lands were reprinted in Khans of Tarkir, and those printings also appear in Fate Reforged booster packs.

Shards of Alara panoramas[]

Shards of Alara introduced a cycle of common Panoramas; one for each shard.[3] In addition to possessing the ability to tap for {C}, each of them have an ability costing "{1}, {T}, sacrifice CARDNAME:" that allow the land's controller to search their library for a basic land card of one of the three basic land types of that shard. For example, Esper Panorama says: "Search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card".

Zendikar fetch lands[]

In Zendikar the lands from Onslaught got their enemy colors counterparts. Each of these lands enters the battlefield untapped. They allow their controller to sacrifice them and pay one life to search their library for a land card with at least one of two basic land types of an enemy color pair. These lands were reprinted in Modern Masters 2017, Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition and Modern Horizons 2.

New Capenna locales[]

Streets of New Capenna introduced fetch lands that sacrifice themselves when they enter the battlefield to gain a life and go find a basic land in one of the colors of the families.

Miscellaneous fetch lands[]

References[]

  1. Aaron Forsythe (July 15, 2005). "A Rainbow of Pain". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (February 27, 2017). "Get Ready to Dual". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana (October 21, 2008). "Panoramic View". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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