Most Magic sets nowadays come with full-art basic lands, but Tales of the Middle-Earth is a special set, which comes with its own special basics. Each one of them features a part of a map with the renowned places across the Middle-earth. In this article, we’ll take a look at the list of all Lord of the Rings full-art basics, and we’ll also explain where you can get them.
Let’s get to it!
Lord of the Rings Full-Art Basic Lands List
Here are the ten amazing full-art map lands that are coming with Tales of Middle-earth. Deven Rue, the official cartographer for Wizards of the Coast (and many other companies) is the artist behind these. They are based on the iconic illustrations of Pauline Baynes, whose maps adorn many LotR books.
Is There a Panorama?
One question players have about these lands is whether they form a larger map (or a panorama of sorts), if you stack the lands together properly. They do not.
If you have keen elf eyes, you might’ve noticed that the lands don’t even use the same scale. For example, on one of the Plains, you can see a close up map of a Shire. The Shire also appears – as a much smaller place – on one of the Islands. The same is true for some other parts. White Mountains appear on four basic lands.
In order to include a part of the Middle-earth, that could represent one of the five basic land types, you almost have to use different scales. Furthermore, you’ll inevitably end up with some of the same parts depicted multiple times.
A Small Downside
One thing that some players complained about is the lack of specific colors in specific lands. Across the battlefield, one might have a hard time figuring which land is which. The Swamps have some distinct black colors, and the Forests are green. You could also argue that Islands have some blue on them.
However, the Plains and Mountains don’t look that different from Forests, which can be a bit annoying, if you want to represent your lands clearly.
Where to Get LotR Full-Art Map Basic Lands?
These lands will be available in all types of Tales of Middle-earth boosters. This means that you can get them in:
However, not all boosters are created equal, so you have different odds for opening map lands based on which booster you select. So, let’s take a look and see which ones are best if you only care about getting as many map lands, as you can.
Odds for Getting a Full-Art LotR Map Land
Draft boosters have a 33% chance for a full-art map land, which means that on average, you can expect one per 3 Draft boosters. There’s also a small chance of opening a foil map land, although we don’t have the exact percentages for that.
Set boosters have better odds, with 50% chance of containing a full-art LotR land. (One per two Set boosters.) There’s also a 20% percent chance of that land being upgraded to a foil. This means that you have a 10% for opening a foil one in any given Set booster.
Next up, the Collector boosters. Each one contains a guaranteed foil full-art map land. That means your odds of getting one are 100%.
Finally, there are the Jumpstart boosters. Each one of them contains multiple regular lands, but exactly one full-art map land.
Odds per Box
In the following table, you’ll find the approximate amount of full-art basics in each booster box.
|Draft Booster Box||36||approx. 12, some might be foil|
|Set Booster Box||30||approx. 15, around 3 foil|
|Collector Booster Box||12||12 foil|
|Jumpstart Booster Box||18||18 regular|
So, if you only care about getting the most full-art basics as you can, then your best option is to get a Set booster box. On the other hand, if you fancy the foil ones, then you might want to go for Collector boosters instead.
If you’re a bit unfamiliar with the different boosters, we’d recommend you to check our MTG Lord of the Rings Product Guide. In that article, you’ll find descriptions of each booster product in more detail.
That’s it for the Lord of the Rings full-art basic lands. If you’re looking for more information about this set, you can find MTG Lord of the Rings spoilers here. Furthermore, if you have any questions about these, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll get back to you
Until next time, have fun and remember – not all of those who wander are lost. Particularly so, if you have a map.