Doctor Who Basic Lands: Full List

Doctor Who is coming to Magic the Gathering, which will make many Whovians very happy! Besides the various new cards we’ll get, there are also five Doctor Who basic lands, each featuring the iconic TARDIS. The great thing about them is that you can play them in any format, and show that you’re a true Doctor Who fan.

In today’s article, we’re going to take a look at all basic lands. You’re also going to find out in which episode does a certain artwork appear. Shutout to Tee. J. R. on Twitter, who compiled this information.

So, without further ado, let’s get to it.

Doctor Who Basic Lands List

All of these artworks were done by the amazing Svetlin Velinov, who has illustrated more than 350 Magic cards. As you’ll see, he certainly did a spectacular job with these.


Doctor Who Tardis Basic Lands Plains
Plains Where Are Doctor Who Basic Lands From

Even tough this basic land corresponds with the Fifth Doctor, it’s actually the newest in terms of when it appeared in the show. That’s right, all five basics are set in the earlier period of the show.

The artwork features the surface of the sandy planet Androzani Minor. In the background, you can also notice its bigger counterpart, Androzani Major.


Island Doctor Who Tardis Basic Lands
  • Episode: Keys of Marinus, (Season 1, Serial 5)
  • Doctor: First
  • Example scene from the show:
Island Which Episode Are Doctor Who Lands From

Island features a scene from the very first season – and fifth story, to be precise. It shows Marinus (also sometimes known as Planet 14). The different colors really pop out on this outstanding piece of art.


Swamp Tardis Doctor Who Basic Lands
  • Episode: Planet of Evil (Season 13, Serial 2)
  • Doctor: Fourth
  • Example scene from the show:
Swamp From Which Doctor Who Episode

It’s amazing that Swamp features a scene from the story Planet of Evil. That has to be intentional, right?

The artwork shows us the jungle-like wilds of Zeta Minor. That’s the planet farthest out in the known universe. Professor Sorenson believed that the planet was alive. The Fourth Doctor is the one that visited this planet with Sarah Jane Smith.


Mountain Doctor Who Basic Lands
Mount Megashra

Of course, the Mountain is represented by an actual mountain – Mount Megeshra, which is on the stormy planet Peladon, the home of Peladonians. The Third Doctor was here in not one, but two stories, which makes sense given that he regarded it as one of his favorite planets.


Forest Doctor Who Basic Lands
  • Episode: Meglos (Season 18, Serial 2)
  • Doctor: Fourth
  • Example scene from the show:

Last, but not least, here are the carnivorous Bell plants on Tigella, the jungle planet in the Prion system. A jungle planet is for sure a great place to get an inspiration for a Forest card.

So, these are the five basics. Before we wrap up, let’s talk about where you can acquire these lands.

Where to Get Doctor Who Basic Lands?

Two Doctor Who products will be released, Commander decks and Collector boosters. Both contain basic lands, but with some differences. Let’s take a look at both products to find out more about the included basics.

Commander Decks

There are four different Doctor Who Commander decks. Each of them features three colors, which means that you’ll be getting three different basic lands in each deck. While we currently don’t know exactly how many of the same type you can expect, the usual numbers are 4-7 basic lands of each type.

If that will also be the case here, then you can expect around 12–20 Doctor Who basic lands in each precon. If you want to get a specific basic land, then pick a deck that actually contains them. The following table can help you with that.

Deck nameBasic lands
Blast From the Past IconBlast From the Past
  • Plains
  • Island
  • Forest
  • Timey-Wimey IconTimey-Wimey
  • Plains
  • Island
  • Mountain
  • Paradox Power IconParadox Power
  • Island
  • Mountain
  • Forest
  • Masters of Evil IconMasters of Evil
  • Island
  • Swamp
  • Mountain
  • You can find more details about Doctor Who Commander decks here.

    Collector Boosters

    The other product is the Collector booster, which contain cards with alternate art, and foils (shiny cards). All the cards here are functionally the same as the one in Commander decks, but have alternate art.

    As far as the basic lands go, there is a foil one in every Collector booster. This is the only product in which you can get these lands in foil.


    That’s all about Doctor Who basic lands. What do you think about them? Which ones are your favorite? Should Wizards include some other iconic scenery? Let us know in the comments below.

    Until next time, have fun, and don’t mess too much with time-traveling shenanigans.

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