Because they are the second best duals in the game, only worse than the original duals.
The original duals aren't legal in Modern or Standard, so they are played in every multicolor deck in those formats. They might even be played in budget Legacy decks, since the manabase is the most expensive part of most Legacy decks.
The reason these duals in particular are the second best, is because like the original duals, they have actual basic land subtypes like Swamp and Mountain, This means that in Modern you can fetch them with cards like Arid Mesa which search for one of two different basic land subtypes. There is a dual for every color pair. This means that off of one fetch land you can fetch seven different duals. For example, Misty Rainforest can get you Breeding Pool, Hallowed Fountain, Overgrown Tomb, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Temple Garden, or Watery Grave. In Standard you don't have fetch lands, but you have a lack of dual lands since the format always rotates. These are still amazing because they come into play untapped always when you need them to, including on turn one. Also they work very well with current core set duals that check for basic land types like Plains and Island.
The Basic rulebook, read it! A lot of basic questions are answered there!
How to autocard :
Type [c]Black Lotus[/c] to get Black Lotus.
Type [c=Black Lotus]The Overpowered One[/c] to get The Overpowered One.
Okay. But do you know why they're so valuable? I got 3 of them at the prerelease and together they are worth almost $50.
Scope my YouTube channel!
Here's a shout out for Scholars' Books & Games in Bridgewater, MA, and for Paladin's Place in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany where I was stationed for two years. Support your FLGS!
Attacking the darkness since 1987, turning creatures sideways since 1994.
Yeah shocklands are the best lands in standard atm and since standard is much slower than other formats next to block the 2 life is barely a drawback.Also, $50 is not that much when you spent probably $30-$40 at the pre-release easily
I hate to break it to the op, but 3 shocklands are not worth $50. They're going for @ $11 each at the moment.
Hallowed Fountain, $12. SCG prices tend to run on the high end of average, IMHO.
Can someone please tell me what is so good about the dual lands such as the ones in Return to Ravnica? I don't understand why they're so rare...
139359831 wrote:Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.