Ash Barrens


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Common

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Ash Barrens


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Basic landcycling (, discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)

Ash Barrens Discussion

StopShot on Budget cedh mana base

1 day ago

There's a couple others you should consider.

Shadowblood Ridge = OG Filter

Arcane Sanctum = Tri-Land

Crumbling Necropolis = Tri-Land

Frontier Bivouac = Tri-Land

Jungle Shrine = Tri-Land

Mystic Monastery = Tri-Land

Nomad Outpost = Tri-Land

Opulent Palace = Tri-Land

Sandsteppe Citadel = Tri-Land

Savage Lands = Tri-Land

Seaside Citadel = Tri-Land

Ash Barrens = Cycles for any color of mana which you can play untapped.

Path of Ancestry = Literally a Command Tower that comes in tapped. It's strictly better than a tri-land if your commander has 3 or more colors.

Mirrodin's Core = Comes in untapped. Can give you any color of mana the very next turn.

Thespian's Stage = Copy target player's Command Tower .

Vivid Crag = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Creek = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Grove = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Marsh = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Meadow = Vivid Cycle

multimedia on Feather, the Cantrip Value

5 days ago

Hey, there's several older cards that are not played, or really known which are very good with Feather. These all have draw:

Other cards that can be upgrades for cards currently here:

Xynarth on The Ancestor saved us for a purpose...

1 week ago

Sounds right. I'd try and slot in a Leonin Abunas to help reanimate some 0 drop non-creature artifacts.

Looking more closely at your list, I'd swap out both Jhoira's Familiar and Foundry Inspector. I'd put in Mycosynth Golem instead. It only makes your creatures free, but it shouldn't be much of an issue once you add the Phyrexian Altar as a 3rd mana generator.

Also, maybe swap out the Gold Myr for Mycosynth Wellspring ? Would help filter lands out of your draws.

Speaking of filtering out your draws, I haven't tested it out in my version of Teshar yet, but maybe run the Panorama cards (Esper, Bant and Naya) ? You could also use an Ancient Tomb and I'd swap out Temple of the False God for Shrine of the Forsaken Gods . And finally, an Ash Barrens .

Thoughts ?

lyonhaert on Threnody for the Victims of Dementia

1 week ago


Mirage Mirror , one of my favorite pet cards!

I would probably also end up picking Bog Initiate if I were running Ashnod's Altar , too. I ran the pair for a bit, but I'm going a bit of a token fuel route with Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls with Dross Harvester and Pitiless Plunderer . Initiate also helps with Ancient Tomb / Sol Ring / Temple of the False God , of course.

"My opponent’s don’t tend to have a shortage of blockers..." In light of that, some alternatives to Hypnotic Specter : Liliana's Specter or Plaguecrafter , and work with Sangromancer all the better.

Also Vesuva could replace a Swamp, not just one of your nonbasics, because if nothing else it can be a Swamp. But of your nonbasics, Path of Ancestry only supports 4 of your cards, including Chainer, for only a rare scry 1. Has Ash Barrens been useful? I run fetchlands because of Rings of Brighthearth and it would turn that into ", discard Ash Barrens: Search my library for 2 Swamps and put them in my hand, shuffle library".

With three sources of "no maximum hand size", do you ever aim Sadistic Hypnotist at yourself as a discard outlet, or do you just not encounter a need to pitch something from your hand?

multimedia on Izzet Artificial Life? Yes. Yes it Is.

1 week ago

Hey, looks good, nice upgrade so far of the precon :)

$50 upgrade to consider (the main theme of these upgrades are cards that give you repeatable value)

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Aurelia's Jitte and Helm

1 week ago

Hey, ordinarily Godo is not worth playing unless he's your Commander because he costs a little too much mana, but since he's a game winning combo with just Helm I think he's worth including. The seven cards to consider cutting are:

  • Honored Crop-Captain
  • Nobilis of War
  • Skyknight Legionnaire
  • Sunhome Guildmage
  • Weapons Trainer
  • Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer
  • Boros Cluestone

The majority of these cards are only good when you have a big army. By themselves they're kind of lackluster.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

Lands to consider cutting:

  • Desert of the Fervent
  • Desert of the True
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Terramorphic Expanse

The cycle lands are nice, but only in small quantities. They do ETB tapped after all; if you play too many of them it increases the chances of having to play one as your land drop instead of cycling it and that can be a hindrance, slowing you down. Barrens and Panoramas are in my opinion budget upgrades for Wilds and Expanse. Either of these lands can ETB untapped to make colorless mana or be used to find a basic land. Barrens is an underrated land. It can be played in just about any budget deck that has basic lands.

Cards in my opinion that can be on the chopping block for future upgrades:

  • Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice
  • Razia, Boros Archangel
  • Razia's Purification
  • Phyrexian Rebirth
  • Boros Locket

fastzero on U/B Delver (First Time Pauper deck)

2 weeks ago

I agree with SynergyBuild. In ub delver Ponder and Brainstorm are the best cantrips, cuz of shuffle effects with Evolving Wilds and Ash Barrens . With these 2 cards you have more ways to get right answers in right time. But Preordain is the best solo cantrip, better than Brainstorm and Ponder but with land shuffle effects these 2 cards are better than Preordain . We use Preordain in mono-blue delver for exemple cuz monoblue delver doesnt have shuffle effects... only 16-17 islands hahaha. But anyway... is up to you.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Proteus Fblthp

2 weeks ago

Myriad Landscape , Ash Barrens , Lonely Sandbar , Remote Isle can help thin the deck for better draws.

Reliquary Tower , Thought Vessel , Venser's Journal help with hand size.

Elixir of Immortality or Clear the Mind can shuffle in library later in game.

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Ash Barrens occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Golgari: 0.12%