Back to Basics is a powerful blue rare from Wizards of the Coast's expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Urza's Saga." This cheap enchantment can have a devastating impact on your opponents.
Back to Basics - 2U
Nonbasic lands don't untap during their controller's untap steps.
"A ruler wears a crown while the rest of us wear hats, but which would you rather have when it's raining?"
In formats like Commander, Legacy, and Vintage where nonbasic lands run rampant, Back to Basics is a brutal sideboard card that could help you win the game all by itself. You'll be able to render an opponent's manabase with a secondary market value of more than $500 completely useless.
It's important to note that your opponent's lands will still get to tap once for any colored mana, whereas a Blood Moon will change all their lands into basic Mountains. Aside from Wasteland, Back to Basics could be considered one of the most potent nonbasic land hate cards in the game.
While Back to Basics might be a killer card for your competitive deck, it's important to note that your friends will be highly aggravated by it in casual formats.
How will you use Back to Basics?
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