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Rules {T}: Add {U}.
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{U} 21.1% {W/U} 21.1% {U/B} 21.1% {U/R} 10.5% {G/U} 10.5% {M} 15.8%
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Island is one of the five basic land types and provides blue mana, which is required to cast blue spells.[1]

Additionally there is a snow variant, the Snow-Covered Island.

List of Islands[]

In contrast to other basic lands the islands are ordered by sea or archipelago rather than continent whenever possible.

Islands of Alara[]


  • Droning Isles

Islands of Azoria[]

Azoria's ocean featured desert islands until Freyalise destroyed them.

Islands of Cridhe[]

Cridhe itself seems to be mostly an island. There are other smaller isles though.

  • Southern Isle

Islands of Dominaria[]

Cape of Casindral[]

Edemi Islands[]

Golthonor Sea[]

Jaema Sea[]


Spice Isles[]

Yulin and Equitar[]



  • Tolaria was known for the academy built on it.



Voda Sea[]

Western Sea[]

Islands of Kamigawa[]

  • Otawara, may be considered an island in the sky, rather than in the sea.


  • The most notable islands are those floating near the Kamitaki waterfall. Minamo was built on one of them.

Islands of Lorwyn[]

Lorwyn does not have any seas. Instead of islands, the Merrow Lanes supply blue mana.

Islands of Mercadia[]

Islands of Mirrodin[]

Quicksilver Sea[]

Islands of Rabiah[]

  • Serendib
  • The Island of Wak-Wak. Home to a tribe of winged folk. Named for a peculiar fruit that grows there. The fruit looks like a woman's head, and when ripe speaks the word “Wak.”

Islands of Ravnica[]

Ravnica's water supply system also provides mana.

Islands of Ulgrotha[]

Unknown plane[]

  • Sevick Isles [2]


From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

One of the five basic land types. Any land with this subtype has the ability “{T}: Add {U}.” See rule 305.6.


  • The highest rarity an island has ever been printed in was rare in Alpha, as part of WotC's plot to keep players from guessing rarities.[3][4]


  1. Michael Yichao (October 6, 2015). "Evolution of the Basic Land". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Flavor text for Nimbus of the Isles
  3. Mark Rosewater (February 16, 2009). "25 Random Things About Magic". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Mark Rosewater (August 17, 2009). "In My Day". Wizards of the Coast.