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'Journey Into Nyx' preview week: 'Mana Confluence'

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Welcome to night five of the "Journey Into Nyx" previews courtesy of DailyMTG.com. There is no special order to the previews on their site, and there is not special order here as well. With that in mind, here is the newest card:

Mana Confluence - Rare - Land - Tap, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

City of Brass is one of the most powerful lands in the game of "Magic: The Gathering." It's played in pretty much every format one could play in, and now players will be treated to a second version.

There is no doubt that these will be played as a four-of in most multicolored decks. Will there be a need to play more versions of City of Brass in other formats, though? Possibly. One deck that may take advantage of it is Dredge in Legacy which loved playing City of Brass.

The Standard format will surely benefit from another mana fixer. It's getting to the point that some decks will not be running any basic lands. This opens the door for cards like Burning Earth to make a powerful impact on the game. So, if you're a red mage, you may want to start grabbing copies of those cards before everyone else does and drives the price up.

One thought that comes to mind is "does this allow for five color control decks to make a resurgence?" What do you think? What kind of opportunities does this give "Magic" players? Leave a comment below.

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