… . And they’re back for Magic 2013 :
‘M10’ dual lands
• Glacial Fortress (u/w)
• Drowned Catacomb (u/b)
• Dragonskull Summit (b/r)
• Rootbound Crag (r/g)
• Sunpetal Grove (g/w)
Man, I lost a bet on this one.
It was my opinion that because we got the Innistrad enemy duals, and because we’d be getting cool duals in Return, we weren’t going to see the old Buddy Lands reprinted. I mean, how many dual lands can they give us? The colors have always sort of traditionally fought against being played together and it’s always been a little difficult to run a mana base that’s too diverse and too accessible. There were a few rare exceptions to this, like Sunburst decks, Alara and Original Ravnica (and I guess a little Llorwyn?), but even then we didn’t see the sort of spread we currently have in standard of dual lands cluttering up the place.
But it looks like Wizards is trending towards making multi-colored decks easier to get at for everyone, which is nice with Return to Ravnica looming just around the corner.
Assuming we get cool duals in Return to Ravnica! I guess I’m just assuming we’ll see some heavy multi-color fun in there because Original Ravnica was multicolored and we haven’t had much in the way of Multi-colored cards through Scars and Innistrad. But I could be wrong, maybe all of the guilds have shattered into factions and they’ll surprise us with some mono-colored stuff and new mechanics (I personally just want Haunt and Hellbent back. Really, that’s all).
So right now, we have the Scars Duals, the Innistrad Enemy Buddies and the Core Set Buddies, along with some search and solid utility lands. The Scars lands will rotate, but we’ll presumably be getting some other cool lands in Ravnica. (Which is fine, there’s a foil Darkslick Shores I have my eye on for EDH, despite it being the least practical EDH choice ever….)
Should be a good time! I’m super stoked for Ravnica 2.0.