Thursday, April 4, 2013
Why are Shocklands so Good?
When I first saw a shockland, I thought, how is this a rare? I have thought and thought and thought some more, but still can not figure out why shocklands are so great. It might have made sense if the gates were not there. To me, they seem like the exact same card except that you can pay 2 life and have them come into the battlefield un-tapped. James Dean pointed out to me on my first Dragon's Maze Spoilers True-or-False that you can search for them with a card like Farseek and they count for effect that require the basic land like Wild Nacatl. Still, is this worth $17 or $40 for a foil? Please comment and help me understand what else makes shocklands so amazing.