Desert

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Desert is a nonbasic land type used for cards that depict a sandy or rocky region that is arid because of little rainfall and supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all.

Creation of the subtype[edit | edit source]

The subtype was created in the Eighth Edition rules update when all land types were cleaned up.[1] The only card featuring the subtype is the archetypal Desert from Arabian Nights. It was printed as such in Time Spiral/Timeshifted.

Apart from the ability to tap for colorless mana, Desert also has the abilty to do 1 damage to attacking creatures. The subtype was needed because the Camels and Desert Nomads are immune to damage done by deserts, and refer to them by type.

List of story line deserts[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Rabiah[edit | edit source]

Rath[edit | edit source]

Shandalar[edit | edit source]

Tarkir[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Paul Barclay. (July 8, 2003.) “Eighth Edition Rules Update”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.