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Land Type
(Subtype for land cards)
Statistics 2 cards
{C} 100%
as of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
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Locus is a nonbasic land type used for cards that depict mana rich observing posts on Mirrodin.

Description[edit | edit source]

The first card to bear the type was Cloudpost in Mirrodin. It adds {C} for each Locus on the battlefield. Because multiple Loci looked inherently broken, R&D was hesitant to create additional ones.[1] Each new Locus would increase the amount of mana generated by Cloudpost. However, with the printing of Glimmerpost in Scars of Mirrodin deckbuilders were gifted a second playset of Loci and, alongside the landcopying Vesuva from Time Spiral could play up to twelve in one deck. [2] While fine for the Extended format, Cloudpost ended up on the Modern banlist on the second round in September 2015, and has stayed there since.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Created by Memnarch to observe his imported creatures, they were later taken over by the Praetors of New Phyrexia.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wizards of the Coast (October, 2003). "Ask Wizards - October, 2003". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Bill Stark (September 3, 2011). "Feature: Focus on the Locus". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Eli Shiffrin (November 11, 2019). "Mystery Booster Release Notes". Wizards of the Coast.