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
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Common

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Ash Barrens


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Ash Barrens Discussion

rofldiekatz on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

3 days ago

I've got two more suggestions. Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers and Hashep Oasis. Maybe you could switch them in for Ash Barrens and Tree of Tales/Ancient Den. When I tried Ash Barrens in my budget version of your deck it most of the time just tended to slow me down. Of course it can help getting you the missing landtype but most of the time it didn't do anything. Tree of Tales and Ancient Den just serve for the purpose of acitvating Puresteel Paladins second ability. They are prone to removal and even if they make Metalcraft happen it doesn't seem to matter that much because you only you only got 8 equipments included anyway and are not likely to draw them for time Puresteel Paladin is on the field. Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers on the other hand does have 8 different targets and is harder to remove. Hashep Oasis is just a more consistant version of Centaur Garden that doesn't force you to pay life for mana and doesn't need 7 cards in your graveyard to be sacrificed (even though the activating cost is higher).

drmezmo on Ash Barrens vs. Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic ...

1 week ago

Most decks prefer the Barrens, but I found a single Evolving Wilds preferable to Ash Barrens in my Orzhov lifelink deck, where most of the spells can't use the colorless mana anyway, and I want to get something in a graveyard quickly so I can use Beckon Apparition at instant speed to get two surprise flying blockers with Nightsky Mimic.

Grubbernaut on Dimir Delver #legacylite

1 week ago

I've played quite a bit of Angler Delver, and have to say that 4x Daze has never worked out well for me. I think either 2 or 3 is the sweet spot, depending on the deck, but I'm not sold on the card as a whole.

I personally would go with Terramorphic Expanse over Ash Barrens for a couple of reasons. One; turn 1, one you can still daze with a tapped island that you fetch. Two; it doesn't require use of mana, which can be relevant if you only have an Island but need to use blue mana on turn 2. If you have an island in play, you're forced to barrens for another, and then lose black mana; conversely, having the fetch would allow you to use the existing blue mana and fetch a swamp for later. Whichever fetches you decide to go with, I'd also recommend going up to 8 total to maximize your use of Brainstorm, Ponder and Delver triggers.

I understand why Spell Pierce is there, but it usually feels like a worse Daze. Even Duress typically does the same job, but isn't conditional on leaving up the mana and waiting for your opponent to cast the spell.

One last card to consider that provides some extra utility if milled is Deep Analysis. I've grown to prefer this over Gush, but understand the arguments for both.


BMHKain on

1 week ago

That said, I wonder what 5 to cut for such things...

I dun suppose Ash Barrens would be one of them, DrkNinja? Not that many Basics anyway...

BMHKain on

1 week ago

All right... 3 cuts... or 4 for Ash Barrens...

& that doesn't count new Walkers...

I wonder what to cut...

BMHKain on

1 week ago

@DrkNinja: Any other alternatives you would recommend for walkers? You hate Peacekeeper As legs, & Glacial Chasm only applies to you. Suggestions? I really only need one anyway... Oh, & Sunbird's Invocation is added. Thinking about adding back Ash Barrens...

BMHKain on

2 weeks ago

@DrkNinja: I hope I didn't make a mistake by replacing Ash Barrens & not some less relevant land for Glacial Chasm. Any ideas would you have replaced for Chasm? Also, If what I'm assuming about Elspeth Tirel, lore wise, is true, She is dead as a Constellation in Nyx, but in the new timeline, it states she's part of a literature circle with Tamiyo & Narset in Kamigawa in the alt. timeline that is split from the Multiverse. Could this mean she's alive in this timeline where as the main timeline where Jace & Vraska are enemies in that timeline? Dammit Sarkhan...

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