Spoiled Oct. 16, 2013 on the image gallery of www.DailyMTG.com, Surveyor's Scope is a brand new card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming "Magic: The Gathering" product "Commander (2013 Edition)." You'll want to include this powerful rare artifact into almost every commander deck you build.
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Tap, Exile Surveyor's Scope: Search your library for up to X basic land cards, where X is the number of players who control at least two more lands than you. Put those cards onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
Surveyor's Scope allows you to gain accelerate your mana production, gain card advantage, and thin your deck increasing the amount of business spells you draw over the course of a game. It's important to note that the lands you fetch with Surveyor's Scope don't enter the battlefield tapped, allowing you to use them to cast spells right away. Because Surveyor's Scope doesn't have an activation cost it can result in a significant ramp affect, more so than just a Restore or Farseek will.
One way to abuse Surveyor's Scope without missing any land drops is to play it alongside lands that require you to return another land to your hand. There's the lair lands from "Planshift," bouncy lands from "Visions," and guild lands from the original "Ranvica" block, amongst many others to choose from. With just three other players in the game Surveyor's Scope reads "Put three basic lands from your deck onto the battlefield" for just two mana, and can potentially do a lot more in a much larger multiplayer game.
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