Clifftop Retreat is one of the latest Magic: the Gathering cards to be previewed from Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming expert expansion set Innistrad.
Clifftop Retreat enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Plains.
Tap: Add R or W to your mana pool.
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Innistrad‘s Clifftop Retreat joins Isolated Chapel, Sulfur Falls, Woodland Cemetery, and Hinterland Harbor as part of a new five card enemy land cycle.
Like the “M10” lands (Dragonskull Summit, Drowned Catacomb, Glacial Fortress, Rootbound Crag, and Sunpetal Grove), the drawback on Clifftop Retreat is negligible. In a two colored deck with plenty of basic lands, Clifftop Retreat will enter the battlefield untapped the vast majority of the time without causing any damage like Battlefield Forge, and isn’t as slow as Scabland.
Thanks to Clifftop Retreat and the other four enemy lands in Innistrad, Standard players will be able to optimize their mana bases and build multicolored decks easier. While Clifftop Retreat might pail in comparison to Plateau, it makes a worthy addition to any Modern deck running Sacred Foundry and Arid Mesa.
Several other Innistrad spoilers include Civilized Scholar, Moonmist, Diregaf Ghoul, Curse of the Bloody Tome, Daybreak Ranger, Ludevic’s Test Subject, Bloodgift Demon, and Elite Inquisitor.
Innistrad contains 264 cards, and will be released on September 30, 2011. Innistrad will be followed by Dark Ascension.
Innistrad Prerelease events will occur on September 24-25, 2011, there will be Innistrad Launch Parties on September 30-October 3, 2011, and Innistrad will be released on Magic Online October 17, 2011. The Innistrad Game Day will be on October 29-30, 2011.
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