Quote from Capt. Nick »I'm kicking around the idea of putting together Living End. I know the list is pretty well established at this point but is there any reason the deck doesn't play Forbidden Orchard in some number? It gives you control of keeping Demonic Dread live and is an untapped multi-color land. Seems like interesting consistency tech at the least.
SO the main reason why people dont play orchard is it is incredibly bad if you've resolved a LE, but need to cast some spell(s) to finish off the game or at least cycle. And if you need to tap orchard for that that is very bad especially since our manabase is so incredibly stable for a 19 lands deck. Beast within and fulminators can act as a target for dred too, so there is no real need. Also Orchard pressures yourself in matchups where you are not pressured at all like UW COntrol which is basically the only place where you really need it (plus maybe ad nauseam but too few people play it).