Earth is a resource symbol associated with effective methods of damage pumps, damage reduction and sporadic forms of control. It possesses the most damaging attacks in the game, such as Earth Divide and Tiamat's Rampage. Earth is considered to be a somewhat "slow" resource in that many of it's foundations are comparitively high-costed in difficulty with regards to their control values, but regardless, it is a very flexible resource that should not be taken lightly, as it can be used to accomodate a wide range of offensive and defensive game plans.