While Ikoria is about to hit, we also know that Zendikar 3 will be released in autumn. Let’s visit this plane once more before this third block.

Plated Geopede and Steppe Lynx are your landfall creatures, leading the charge to kill the opponent quickly. Kor Skyfisher enables you to get them back if “pacified”, or return lands for more land drops, while being a 2/3 flying for 2. That makes it a quite good target for Adventuring Gear if you need bigger creatures. Support them with Burst Lightning and Punishing Fire to get rid of blockers or get some reach for lethal, and Brave the Elements to protect them or attack through blockers. Quest for Pure Flame can help dealing loads of damage (but it is a terrible topdeck). In the manabase, Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats are the rares that we use to proc landfall, whereas Teetering Peaks gives more burst, and can be looped with Kor Skyfisher. Onto the sideboard, it’s quite simple: 4 creature removals, and 4 enchantment/artifact removals.

Scientists Papers 25: Zendikar – RW – Landfall by Aliquanto

Credits: find all the scientists papers from Aliquanto and others on our Discord server. Art by Nic Klein for Wizards of the Coast. Image from Scryfall.