The Mycosynth Gardens | Illustration by Andrew Mar
Lands are an important part of any MTG set. Good dual lands usually define what mana bases are possible in a given Constructed format, and colorless utility lands add new possibilities to existing decks. Phyrexia: All Will Be One offers the usual exciting rare lands and also boasts some new basics to talk about.
Which lands can you hope to find in your ONE adventures? What does each bring to the table? Grab your surveying gear and let’s get the lay of the land!
Allied Fast Lands Cycle
These are the chase lands of the set, and a nice addition to Pioneer and Explorer. They were originally printed in Scars of Mirrodin. They’re called fast lands because they don’t enter the battlefield tapped if you play them on turns 1 to 3 on curve, so they’re good fits for almost all decks.
Aggressive decks will play four-of while other decks may be interested in one or two of each. Considering that the top Pioneer/Explorer decks are Azorius (), Selesnya (), and Rakdos (), these lands will see Constructed play for sure and contribute to Dimir () and Esper decks (), and they’re a huge part of Standard mana bases.
Common Cycling Lands Cycle
These lands are all spheres, which have little game implications as of now (they can be tutored by Monument to Perfection, though). They can also be sacrificed to draw a card which is very valuable on lands, but the problem is that they come into play tapped.
These will be nice additions to Limited decks, but a little hard to use in Constructed decks. Except maybe monocolored decks, or decks trying to abuse Monument to Perfection’s ability.
Other Rare Lands
Mirrex is a nice land to add mana of any color when it enters, which is desirable for any deck. It can also create mite tokens for three mana, which is a very nice rate.
Unfortunately for control decks these tokens can’t block. Still, this will be a nice addition to aggressive and toxic decks.
The Monumental Facade
The Monumental Facade synergizes with oil counters, and it works well with decks that need to spread counters. Think decks that proliferate and cards that need more counters like Archfiend of the Dross, Font of Progress, and Norn's Wellspring.
The Mycosynth Gardens
The Mycosynth Gardens is another utility land that can become an artifact in a pinch. It can be used to copy powerful equipment, or cards that add to an effect like Mindsplice Apparatus.
The Seedcore is a very interesting land. It has the Pendelhaven ability if your opponents are corrupted, and it generates mana of any color to cast Phyrexian creatures. I’m sure there’ll be a Phyrexian-themed Standard deck to play this, and it’ll surely see play in EDH.
Basic Land Cycles
Your ordinary basics, one of each. Nothing special here.
Panorama Full-Art Basics
These are full-art basic lands that also come in foil treatment.
Phyrexianized Full-Art Basics
There are the Phyrexianized full-art basics, one for each land.
Phyrexian Oil Slick Lands
These gorgeous foil lands can only be obtained in a special “Compleat Edition” bundle.
Good old Terramorphic Expanse gets a reprint. It’s a fine color fixer in Limited and budget EDH. It only fetches basics and it’s clunky, but it gets the job done.
All Will Be One Commander Lands
Both Commander decks have lands in common, like Command Tower, Path of Ancestry, Exotic Orchard, and Myriad Landscape, Commander staples that are always nice to see reprinted. Corrupting Influence is an Abzan () deck, while Rebellion Rising is Boros ().
Corrupting Influence Lands
- Bojuka Bog
- Canopy Vista
- Fortified Village
- Karn's Bastion
- Krosan Verge
- Necroblossom Snarl
- Sandsteppe Citadel
- Shineshadow Snarl
- Sungrass Prairie
- Tainted Field
- Tainted Wood
- Temple of Malady
- Temple of Plenty
- Temple of Silence
- Windbrisk Heights
The Tainted cycle has been reprinted and the Snarls from Strixhaven are making a comeback, as is Karn's Bastion.
Rebellion Rising Lands
- Boros Garrison
- Buried Ruin
- Castle Ardenvale
- Castle Embereth
- Forgotten Cave
- Furycalm Snarl
- Kher Keep
- Secluded Steppe
- Slayers' Stronghold
- Temple of the False God
- Temple of Triumph
- Windbrisk Heights
The Castles from Throne of Eldraine are back to see more heavy play alongside Slayers' Stronghold and Temple of the False God. The cycling lands are good to include in various decks because they help prevent mana flood.
Where to Get Them
There are plenty of possibilities to get your hands on MTG cards, mainly set boosters, draft boosters, and collector boosters. Take a good look at WotC’s handy chart if you’re looking to get a specific cycle or special basic.
According to WotC, “every draft booster will contain either a panorama or Phyrexianized full-art basic land.” You’re guaranteed at least one.
You can get a normal version of a rare land from the set in the rare slot. Draft boosters also have high probabilities of getting the normal common land and a shot at a rare or borderless rare land.
- 36 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG Draft Boosters—the best boosters for drafting Phyrexia: All Will Be One
- 15 Magic cards per booster, including 1 card of rarity Rare or higher
- At least 1 Phyrexianized Land or Panorama Full-Art Land in every pack
- 1 Traditional Foil card in 33% of packs
- Glory to Phyrexia—resist the Phyrexian invasion or forfeit your flesh to join them in perfection
Like with the draft boosters, set boosters offer you either a panorama or Phyrexianized full-art basic land. The traditional foil basic land is in 20% of set boosters. Like draft boosters, these packs offer you a chance to get rare lands in normal and borderless versions.
- 30 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters—the best MTG boosters to open just for fun
- 12 Magic: The Gathering cards + 1 Art Card in each booster
- At least 1 Showcase Ichor card and 1 Traditional Foil card in every pack
- 1 Phyrexianized Land or Panorama Full-Art Land in every pack—Traditional Foil Land in 20% of packs
- 1–4 cards of rarity Rare or higher in every pack
Here’s where things get trickier. Collector boosters are where you can get all the special treatment versions of all cards in the set, including lands. These offer you the best chances of getting a special version of a land.
Every collector booster has slots where you can find lands in special treatment:
- 4 traditional foil, where you can get one of the common sphere lands
- 1 traditional foil basic land, where you can get a Panorama or Phyrexianized full-art basic land
- 1 traditional foil rare or mythic rare, where you can get one of the 9 rare lands in extended art
- 1 extended art rare, where you can get one of the 9 rare lands in extended art
- 1 booster fun rare or mythic rare, where you have a 13% chance of getting a fast land in borderless treatment
- 1 foil booster fun rare or mythic rare, a final chance to get a rare land in foil or extended art
- “Compleat” your collection with the finest cards the Phyrexians have at their command—each Collector Booster contains 15 Phyrexia: All Will Be One MTG cards + 1 foil token
- 1 Step-and-Compleat Foil card + at least 2 Extended-Art cards in every pack
- At least 2 Showcase Ichor cards in every pack
- 1 Traditional Foil Phyrexianized Land or Panorama Full-Art Land in every pack
- 5–6 cards of rarity Rare or higher and a total of 10 Traditional Foil cards in every pack
Bundle: Compleat Edition
You get 10 oil slick foil basic lands (two of each basic land type) in the bundle: Compleat edition, so that’s guaranteed. This is the only way to get those lands if you’re in the market for them. Not even collector boosters have them!
- Bundle: Compleat Edition—contains cards with an Oil Slick Raised Foil treatment exclusive to the Compleat Edition
- 1 Compleat Edition booster—12 Oil Slick Raised Foil cards, with 2 Mythic Rares + 10 Basic Lands (2 of each type)
- 1 Exclusive Phyrexian Language Traditional Foil Rare promo card—Phyrexian Arena
- 40 Traditional Foil Land cards that celebrate the glory of Phyrexia—20 Phyrexianized Lands + 20 Panorama Full-Art Lands
- 12 Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set Boosters—the best MTG boosters to open just for fun
Blackcleave Cliffs | Illustration by Yeong Hao Han
Phyrexia: All Will Be One definitely delivers in the land department! We have exciting new rares to open that will impact Constructed formats, and nice basic and common lands destined to be opened and drafted by Limited players and pack openers alike. Collector boosters give the best chance of premium treatment in cards, and it’s possible on rare occasions to get special treatment cards in draft or set boosters.
Which ONE lands are you most excited to add to your decks? Are you looking at them for your Constructed or Limited decks? Let me know in the comments below or in the Draftsim Discord.
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