Here’s the deal. Commander Comments is an homage to Aaron Forsythe’s Random Card of the Day – I click “random” on the Gatherer and talk about the potential uses in our beloved format.
Today’s card is Mountain…. Fine. Lets do this. Red decks have the best basic support. Blood Moon, Ruination, From the Ashes, Dwarven Miner and Dwarven Blastminer, Burning Earth, and more. Red can really punish nonbasic lands. Plus there are many cards that can be cast for free if you sacrifice a mountain or two. But EDH players are greedy with dual lands and utility lands. Basic lands may not be pretty, but they are easily fetchable, entered untapped, and always do their job.