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Urza's is a nonbasic land type originally created for the Urzatron lands in the 8th Edition rules update when all land types were cleaned up.[1]

Urzatron[edit | edit source]

Power Plant, Tower, Mine

The Urzatron is the nickname for the card trio Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Mine, and Urza's Tower all in play, which combine to provide seven mana with three lands. The Urzatron was first printed in Antiquities[2] and has seen print in Chronicles, Fifth, Eighth and Ninth Editions.[3] It was also heavily featured in Masters Edition IV.

Urzatron lands were joined by Urza's Factory when Time Spiral was printed. It is the only card to have Urza's as its sole land type and was designed such that the 7 {C} from the Urzatron can bring into play a 2/2 Assembly-Worker token each turn, which can then benefit from Mishra's Factory.

Urzatron may also be used to describe a deck which uses an Urzatron triplet. For example Mono-White Urzatron is a deck which uses only White cards, but plans to assemble the Urzatron to gain a mana advantage.

There is a wide variety of decks across many formats that have used the Urza lands, and with very few similarities between builds. Naturally, the Urzatron lands are an important part of the deck, but to give a better idea of what other cards are used such decks are often named as 'Blank'tron, for example Izzetron.

History[edit | edit source]

In the older rules the Urzatron cards referred to each other by their name, not by their type.

Mine[edit | edit source]

Mine is a nonbasic land type created for Urza's Mine in the Eighth Edition rules update when all land types were cleaned up.[1] In the older rules the Urzatron cards referred to each other by their name, not by their type.

A mine is an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.

Power-Plant[edit | edit source]

Power-Plant is a nonbasic land type created for Urza's Power Plant in the Eighth Edition rules update when all land types were cleaned up.[1] In the older rules the Urzatron cards referred to each other by their name, not by their type.

A power-plant is the equipment, including the fixtures, machinery, tools, etc., and the buildings necessary for the generation of power, as electric or nuclear power.

Tower[edit | edit source]

Tower is a nonbasic land type created for Urza's Tower in the Eighth Edition rules update when all land types were cleaned up.[1] In the older rules the Urzatron cards referred to each other by their name, not by their type.

A tower is a building or structure high in proportion to its lateral dimensions, either isolated or forming part of a building.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Paul Barclay. (July 8, 2003.) "Eighth Edition Rules Update", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana. (August 8, 2006.) "Towers of Urza", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana. (June 15, 2015.) "Urza's Art School", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.