For the month of March 2013 "Magic: the Gathering" players can get their hands on a new promotional alternate art foil Farseek at "Friday Night Magic" events.
Farseek - 1G
Search your library for a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.
"How truly vast this city must be, that I have traveled so far and seen so much, yet never once found the place where the buildings fail."
Farseek provides mana-fixing, acceleration, and deck thinning. Originally printed in "Ravnica: City of Guilds," Farseek is superior to Rampant Growth provided that you aren't playing a mono green deck. Farseek's power stems from its ability to find nonbasic lands that count as a Plains, Island, Swamp, or Mountain.
One advantage of Farseek compared to a mana creatures like Avacyn's Pilgrim is that an opponent's removal spells, such as Ultimate Price or Pillar of Flame, won't slow you down from casting your other threats. In long games against control decks, an aggro player is much better off with Farseek because it'll dodge mass removal cards like Terminus and Supreme Verdict.
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