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Land Type
(Subtype for land cards)
Storm Scale 8[1]
4 cards
{C} 75% {M} 25%
as of Modern Horizons 3
Scryfall Search

Locus is a nonbasic land type used for cards that depict mana rich observing posts on Mirrodin.

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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.[2] 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. [3] 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.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One contained Monument to Perfection, a card that can search for a Locus, but didn't add any new Locus cards.[4][5] However, MH3 Commander added the third Locus with Trenchpost, and also featured Planar Nexus, which is every non-basic land type.

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

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