Quote from BarbarossaKad »Thoughts on Nurturing Peatland?
I am unsure if this card will be good in the deck to be honest. I am sure it will be determined by the specifics of the build of BG Rock you are playing. However, it seems to run in contrast with some of the strengths of the deck. A big advantage that we have in aggressive matchups is that our manabase rarely does significant damage to us. In those matchups we often have to use every mana, every turn to stabilize. This could result in us losing 2-4 more health in the matchups where we draw it early.
Secondly, the BG Rock deck tends to be a very mana hungry deck. Between cracking clues and using our other utility lands I often find myself needing more mana. Sacrificing a land can be painful.
I may be the statistical outlier here as my build is very much designed to enhance Tireless tracker, but it should also be noted that it has less synergy with tracker than a normal fetch. 2 mana used, 1 land lost permanently, and one clue vs 1 life lost, 2 clues, and still 2 mana to draw a card.
I actually think the new fetchland that gets basics might be better for the deck. Being able to get our off color fetch out of the deck, while maintaining our ability to have 6 plus fetches, and still be able to get both colors off of fetch 5 and 6 seems ok.
It is possible I am dead wrong about this of course. The Horizon Canopy cycle are very powerful in a vacuum. I will certainly try it out to see but I would not be surprised if I am disappointed at how it plays out.