One of the large barriers to entry for the Modern format is the price of fetch lands. These lands allow players in Modern to search out dual-color lands such as Overgrown Tomb or Hallowed Fountain, making two or three-color decks very easy to pull off. Due to how essential fetch lands are to multi-colored decks, their price is incredibly high. For example, a playset of Wooded Foothills is worth over $100 for just four land cards. Well, Wizards of the Coast may have found a way to make a budget alternative to these fetch lands with a new Magic: The Gathering Modern Horizons spoiler: Prismatic Vista.
Prismatic Vista is the first ever fetch land designed to only fetch basic lands. It’s also worth noting that this is the only fetch land that can fetch a Wastes untapped. There are a lot of two-color decks that may look to Prismatic Vista as a way to fix their mana without dedicating tons of money to a playset of real fetch lands. Hopefully, Prismatic Vista will retain a low price point so that it can be a budget option for more money-conscious players.
However, the hope of a low price may be in vain due to the following:
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