Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Nimbus Maze

“Nimbus Maze” is a nonbasic land printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Future Sight.” So far, this is a rather interesting land as it can help out with mana fixing in a multicolored deck that uses blue and white cards. In a sense, this card seems to be better than “River of Tears” which has an interesting set of stipulations. As long as you have certain lands on the battlefield, Nimbus Maze is a great card to have if you need lands.

Like the other land cards, Nimbus Maze does not have a casting cost. Again, land cards are not spells. You can simply play Nimbus Maze as you would with another land. Due to its abilities, Nimbus Maze is a great card to have if you are in dire need of mana fixing. Mana fixing tends to be necessary if you are playing a multicolored deck let alone cards with multicolored mana costs. In that case, Nimbus Maze is pretty helpful for the most part. If you are playing with white and blue cards, Nimbus Maze is a good nonbasic land to have.

What does Nimbus Maze do in the first place? The first ability allows you to tap Nimbus Maze for one colorless mana. Colorless mana can be used to pay for artifact spells and colorless mana costs. However, Nimbus Maze does not simply produce just colorless mana.

If you have a Plains card on the battlefield, you can tap Nimbus Maze for one blue mana. This is an effect that shows synergy between white and blue cards. It is one reason to have Nimbus Maze in a deck with blue and white cards. But, this is not the only ability of Nimbus Maze. If you have an Island card on the battlefield, you can tap Nimbus Maze for one white mana.

Should you have both basic land cards on the battlefield, you can tap Nimbus Maze for colorless, white, or blue mana. The main drawback is that you would need Plains and Islands in your deck. However, it should not really be much of a problem if you have dual lands in your deck. One good dual land to have to use with Nimbus Maze is the “Hallowed Fountain.” Hallowed Fountain is both a Plains and an Island. With Hallowed Fountain on the battlefield, you can tap Nimbus Maze for white and blue mana.

Overall, Nimbus Maze is a good nonbasic land for mana fixing in respect to a blue and white deck. Another added benefit is that you do not have to wait the next turn to play Nimbus Maze. It does not enter the battlefield tapped. It does not deal you points of damage whenever it is tapped. When it is played, you do not have to bounce another land back to your hand.