Steam Vents

Land — Island Mountain

Card Information

Land — Island Mountain

Card Rules

({T}: Add {U} or {R} to your mana pool.) As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Steam Vents enters the battlefield tapped.

Flavor Text

Crafted with genius, energized with madness.



  • Legal in Extended
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

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Card discussion for Steam Vents

honestly, why is this worth so much? you pay life to bring out a card that acts as nothing more than red or blue! why not a more recent type for less? like radiant fountain that can be anything, but GIVES you two life?

Posted 19 October 2014 at 05:23


For starters you don't have to pay the 2 life, that is only if you want it to come into play untapped. Next this counts as an Island AND a Mountain. This allows players that have cards that say "Search for a Mountain" or "Search for an Island" they can grab this land instead of a basic land.
Radiant Fountain does give you 2 life but it will only give you colorless mana, it doesn't give you anything else.

Posted 06 February 2015 at 23:58


Shock lands looked bad to me too when I was new, but they are amazing. On their own, they're kind of pointless, but with fetch lands they are incredible.

Posted 31 May 2015 at 01:16


The main reason they're so expensive is because of Fetchlands. If Fetchlands didn't exist, Shocks would more than likely be bulk price. And like RolledAOne said, it counts as 2 Lands (ex. Mountain Island) so you can use something like Wooded Foothills, which only can fetch Mountains or Forests, to fetch up a Steam Vents, which counts as a Mountain so it works.

Posted 02 June 2015 at 12:44