Revealed at PAX Prime, Woodland Cemetery is one of the latest cards to be spoiled from Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming expert Magic: the Gathering expansion Innistrad.
Woodland Cemetery enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp or a Forest.
Tap: Add B or G to your mana pool.
Farmers cut the trees and buried their dead. The dead rose up and killed the farmers. The trees grew back and strangled the dead.
Innistrad‘s Woodland Cemetery joins Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel, Sulfur Falls, 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 Woodland Cemetery is negligible. In a two colored deck with plenty of basic lands, Woodland Cemetery will enter the battlefield untapped the vast majority of the time without causing any damage like Llanowar Wastes, and isn’t as slow as Pine Barrens.
Thanks to Woodland Cemetery and the other four enemy lands in Innistrad, Standard players will be able to optimize their mana bases and build multicolored decks easier. While Woodland Cemetery might pail in comparison to Bayou, it makes a worthy addition to any Modern deck running Overgrown Tomb and Verdant Catacombs.
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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