Quote from ThaGentleman »I have always thought that low curve decks running the fastlands know whats up.
2 color decks have always been my thing, as often, especially nowadays, that third color isnt worth the 6-8 extra points of damage youll be taking in return.
I think fastlands and checklands are a sorely undervalued pool that people dont draw from often enough.
Quote from Lectrys »Too few fetchlands in your 2-colour mana base and Blood Moon bites you in the butt.
At any rate, whenever I build a general goodstuffs 2-colour mana base, I pretty much include only fetchlands, fastlands, on-colour manlands, filter lands, utility lands that produce colourless or single-colour mana, basics, and a shockland or two--not painlands. I often find that the second fetch can be cracked for a basic in 2-colour decks, making them inflict only 1 damage over the course of a game, as opposed to painlands' 2 or more.
Quote from Aazadan »For example if you have both Liliana of the Veil and Courser of Kruphix in hand, 2 basics renders one of them uncastable, unless you have a filter or an Urborg.