Dual lands

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Dual lands or duals is common slang for any nonbasic land that produces two colors of mana, particularly the ten original rare lands printed from Alpha to Revised.

Dual Lands[edit | edit source]

The original dual lands are:

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Since then, "dual land" has also come to refer to any land that can produce two colors of mana.[1][2][3] Dual lands are often highly sought-after and fetch high prices on the secondary market. Popular dual land cycles have been printed in numerous sets, including Ice Age (pain lands), Onslaught/Zendikar/Khans of Tarkir (fetch lands), Tempest (pain lands), Apocalypse (pain lands), Odyssey (filter lands), Ravnica block (shock lands and Karoo lands), Future Sight (special cycle of different mechanics[4]), Shadowmoor block (filter lands), Battle for Zendikar (battle lands), Magic 2010/Innistrad (taplands) and Scars of Mirrodin (scar lands).[5] Several manlands are also dual lands. There are also a few notable "triple lands" cycles that produce three colors of mana; a cycle of shard-colored triple lands was printed in Shards of Alara, and a cycle of wedge-colored triple lands was printed in Khans of Tarkir.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Devin Low. (June 13, 2008.) "Why Are Dual Lands Usually Allied-Colored", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  2. Mark Rosewater. (May 20, 2013.) "Gates Foundation", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  3. Sam Stoddard. (October 9, 2015.) "The Power of Lands", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Aaron Forsythe. (April 20, 2007.) "When a Cycle Isn't a Cycle", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  5. Tom LaPille. (September 17, 2010.) "The Promised Land", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  6. Wizards of the Coast. (February 20, 2002.) "Plateau(s)", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  7. Monty Ashley. (May 09, 2012.) "Dual Lands in the Magic Online Cube", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]