Three Land cards in MTG that let players search for other Lands in their library.

All Fetch Lands in Magic: The Gathering (2024)

The best plan is to have some Fetch Lands on hand.

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Key Takeaway

Fetch Lands in Magic: The Gathering are Land cards that have an ability that lets you search your library for other Lands.

The three main benefits of Fetch Lands are:

  • Useful in multicolored decks for getting specific Lands onto the battlefield quicker
  • Decreasing Land draws later in games
  • Allowing you to shuffle your library on command

Throughout Magic: The Gathering’s long history, there have been many cards released aimed at helping players enjoy each game. Lacking mana is always disappointing. This is why Fetch Lands were introduced to MTG. They’re an easy and intuitive way to access what you need—when you need it most.

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    What Are Fetch Lands in MTG?

    Fetch Lands in MTG are Land cards that have an ability that lets you search your library for other Lands. There’s usually a cost involved when you use a Fetch Land. Sacrificing the Fetch Land, paying life points, spending a bit of mana, or another variable may be required. Fetch Lands are always either Lands or Legendary Lands. They are never Basic Lands.

    The Advantages of Fetch Lands in MTG

    Fetch Lands are worth using in some MTG formats but not all of them. On top of that, they’re more useful for multicolored decks than for single-colored ones. Before you buy a bunch of Fetch Lands, consider how often you see them in your preferred format. That’s often a good indication of whether or not a card is worth using.

    Fetch Lands Are Most Useful in Multicolored Decks

    While the effect text varies between Fetch Lands in MTG, many allow you to search for a specific type of Land. For instance, Arid Mesa lets you search your library for a Mountain or Plains card. It doesn’t matter if the desired Mountain or Plains is basic, legendary, or another variant. They’re all searchable with Arid Mesa.

    The Arid Mesa Fetch Land from MTG which depicts a mesa in a desert.

    As such, if you have spells or permanents that specifically need a Mountain or Plains for an ability (instead of any Land), you can grab one efficiently with the help of Arid Mesa.

    If you’re running a deck that embodies more than two colors, Fetch Lands become even more useful. It’s easy to starve yourself of mana in such decks. The odds of drawing one of each Land type you need are slim.

    Even worse, getting the ideal opening hand in this regard is next to impossible without Fetch Lands. You never want to mulligan if you can help it, as this decreases your card advantage (unless the format you’re playing in offers a free mulligan).

    Drawing Fetch Lands in your opening hand lets you search for the Lands you need. In turn, the downtime between building up your mana pool and casting your best spells is shrunk.

    Decrease Land Draws Later in Games

    Fetch Lands in MTG are great for getting around bad draws. Drawing Lands later in games isn’t as useful as drawing them early. Mid and late-game Land draws mean you don’t draw more useful cards, like your favorite Creatures or your most powerful Instants. Statistically, the chance of drawing exactly what you need at any given time increases as your library card count decreases.

    Shuffle Your Library on Command

    If you have a deck that uses abilities or effects to peek at your library, Fetch Lands in MTG let you shuffle when needed. Let’s say you look at the top five cards of your library and you don’t like what you see. Triggering a Fetch Land forces you to shuffle your library, meaning the odds of getting better draws rise.

    The opposite is true as well. If your opponent uses an ability or effect to look at the top of your library, you can counter this by triggering a Fetch Land. Keep your foe guessing! The element of surprise is crucial for pulling off your best strategies.

    All Fetch Lands for Every Color (2024)

    We’ll list all released Fetch Lands in MTG by their deck affinity. There’s a lot of overlap here, so weigh your options! Additional effects should be considered as well when building your deck.

    White Decks

    A green and white Fetch Land showing a lush field in its artwork.
    • Arid Mesa
      • Tap, Pay 1 life; sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Axgard Armory
      • Axgard Armory enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; add one white mana.
      • Pay one white mana, two red mana, and one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Axgard Armory: Search your library for an Aura card and/or an Equipment card, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.
    • Bant Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Bant Panorama: Search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Brokers Hideout
      • When Brokers Hideout enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Cabaretti Courtyard
      • When Cabaretti Courtyard enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Esper Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Esper Panorama: Search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Flagstones of Trokair
      • Tap; add one white mana.
      • When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Flooded Strand
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Flooded Plain
      • Flood Plain enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Flood Plain: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Grasslands
      • Grasslands enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Grasslands: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Krosan Verge
      • Krosan Verge enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay two colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Krosan Verge: Search your library for a Forest card and a Plains card, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Marsh Flats
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Marsh Flats: Search your library for a Plains or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Naya Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Naya Panorama: Search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Obscura Storefront
      • When Obscura Storefront enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Windswept Heath
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

    Green Decks

    A green and blue Fetch Land depicting a dense rainforest in its artwork.
    • Bant Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Bant Panorama: Search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Blighted Woodland
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay three colorless mana and one green mana, tap; sacrifice Blighted Woodland: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Brokers Hideout
      • When Brokers Hideout enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Cabaretti Courtyard
      • When Cabaretti Courtyard enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Grasslands
      • Grasslands enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Grasslands: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Jund Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Jund Panorama: Search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Krosan Verge
      • Krosan Verge enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay two colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Krosan Verge: Search your library for a Forest card and a Plains card, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Misty Rainforest
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Mountain Valley: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Naya Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Naya Panorama: Search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Riveteers Overlook
      • When Riveteers Overlook enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • The World Tree
      • The World Tree enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap, add one green mana.
      • As long as you control six or more lands, lands you control have “Tap: Add one mana of any color.”
      • Pay two white, two blue, two black, two red, and two green mana, tap; sacrifice The World Tree: Search your library for any number of God cards, put them onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    Note
    The World Tree has high potential outside green decks. However, it’s placed here because its most usable function is tied to green mana.
    • Verdant Catacombs
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Windswept Heath
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Wooded Foothills
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

    Blue Decks

    A red and blue Fetch Land depicting a volcano and some geysers in its artwork.
    • Bad River
      • Bad River enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Bad River: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Bant Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Bant Panorama: Search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Brokers Hideout
      • When Brokers Hideout enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Forest, Plains, or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Esper Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Esper Panorama: Search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Flooded Strand
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Flooded Strand: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Flooded Plain
      • Flood Plain enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Flood Plain: Search your library for a Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Grixis Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Grixis Panorama: Search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Maestros Theater
      • When Maestros Theater enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Misty Rainforest
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Misty Rainforest: Search your library for a Forest or Island card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Obscura Storefront
      • When Obscura Storefront enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Polluted Delta
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Scalding Tarn
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

    Red Decks

    A Fetch Land that's depicting large, severed, bleeding appendages from a giant insect-like creature.
    • Arid Mesa
      • Tap, Pay 1 life; sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Bloodstained Mire
      • Tap, Pay 1 life; sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Cabaretti Courtyard
      • When Cabaretti Courtyard enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Grixis Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Grixis Panorama: Search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Jund Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Jund Panorama: Search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Maestros Theater
      • When Maestros Theater enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Mountain Valley
      • Mountain Valley enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Mountain Valley: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Naya Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Naya Panorama: Search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Riveteers Overlook
      • When Riveteers Overlook enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Rocky Tar Pit
      • Rocky Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Rocky Tar Pit: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Scalding Tarn
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Wooded Foothills
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Wooded Foothills: Search your library for a Mountain or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

    Black Decks

    A Fetch Land from MTG showing a marsh in its artwork.
    • Bad River
      • Bad River enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Bad River: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Bloodstained Mire
      • Tap, Pay 1 life; sacrifice Bloodstained Mire: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Esper Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Esper Panorama: Search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Grixis Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Grixis Panorama: Search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Jund Panorama
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Jund Panorama: Search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Maestros Theater
      • When Maestros Theater enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Island, Swamp, or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Marsh Flats
      • Tap, Pay 1 life; sacrifice Marsh Flats: Search your library for a Plains or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Obscura Storefront
      • When Obscura Storefront enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Plains, Island, or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Polluted Delta
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Riveteers Overlook
      • When Riveteers Overlook enters the battlefield, sacrifice it. When you do, search your library for a basic Swamp, Mountain, or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle and you gain 1 life.
    • Rocky Tar Pit
      • Rocky Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; sacrifice Rocky Tar Pit: Search your library for a Swamp or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Verdant Catacombs
      • Tap, pay 1 life; sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.

    Any Deck

    A Fetch Land from MTG depicting a chaotic landscape full of jagged spires and bones illuminated by bolts of lightning.

    In addition to the color-specific Fetch Lands, more general ones have also been released across various MTG expansions. The ones listed below can fit into any deck fairly easily. Keep in mind that these more versatile Fetch Lands can usually only search for Basic Lands. On top of that, some general Fetch Lands have unique abilities that can come in handy.

    • Blighted Woodland
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay three colorless mana and one green mana, tap; sacrifice Blighted Woodland: Search your library for up to two basic land cards, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    Note
    You need one green mana to activate Blighted Woodland’s ability. As such, it’s more viable in green decks. However, if you splash some green in a nongreen deck, it can still work pretty well.
    • Demolition Field
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay two colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Demolition Field: Destroy target nonbasic land an opponent controls. That land’s controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. You may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Escape Tunnel
      • Tap; sacrifice Escape Tunnel: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
      • Tap; sacrifice Escape Tunnel: Target creature with power 2 or less can’t be blocked this turn.
    • Evolving Wilds
      • Tap, sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Fabled Passage
      • Tap; sacrifice Fabled Passage: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Then if you control four or more lands, untap that land.
    • Maze’s End
      • Maze’s End enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay three colorless mana, tap; return Maze’s End to its owner’s hand: Search your library for a Gate card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle. If you control ten or more Gates with different names, you win the game.
    • Myriad Landscape
      • Myriad Landscape enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Tap; add one colorless mana.
      • Pay two colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Myriad Landscape: Search your library for up to two basic land cards that share a land type, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Prismatic Vista
      • Tap, pay one life; sacrifice Prismatic Vista: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle.
    • Promising Vein
      • Tap, add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Promising Vein: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Shire Terrace
      • Tap, add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Shire Terrace: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Terminal Moraine
      • Tap, add one colorless mana.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Terminal Moraine: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Terramorphic Expanse
      • Tap; sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.
    • Thawing Glaciers
      • Thawing Glaciers enters the battlefield tapped.
      • Pay one colorless mana, tap; search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle. Return Thawing Glaciers to its owner’s hand at the beginning of the next cleanup step.
    • Warped Landscape
      • Tap, add one colorless mana.
      • Pay two colorless mana, tap; sacrifice Warped Landscape: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

    With tons of options for Fetch Lands in MTG, you have many ways to improve your deck’s mana efficiency. Speaking of mana—if you need more of this resource, consider using the Mana Crypt Artifact. While the risks are high, the payoff may be worth it. It all depends on how lucky you feel…

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