Barren Glory

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Barren Glory

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control no permanents other than Barren Glory and have no cards in hand, you win the game.

Barren Glory Discussion

[email protected]_only on Pattern Recognition #124 - Flash ...

3 weeks ago

I will agree that the ability to untap all permanents, or all lands, or all non-lands is a HUGE advantage. seedborn muse is at the top of the list of cards that go into most green decks I make. That said, not every deck can take full advantage of the benefits, just as not every deck can take full advantage of, say Hypersonic Dragon or Teferi, Time Raveler 's +1 ability. If everyone and their grandmother are building the deck around one card (as we saw with paradox engine), then it makes sense to ban it; behold, to paraphrase the the EDH rules committee: "That $#!t don't fly".

 The ability to cast ANY spell at flash, however, is something that every deck can take advantage of.  By waiting on specific triggers, certain combinations otherwise impossible become disgustingly good.  At the end of opponent's turn?  cast 
        Phage the Untouchable
     , and respond to it with 
        Supreme Verdict
     .  Field wipes, phage resolves, untap & swing.  Sure, it's an over-the-top example, but it does illastrate the point nicely.  Hell, for ages I had a deck of "bad cards" just so I could run 
        Barren Glory
     and respond to it with 
        Kaervek's Spite
    .  the ability to flash that at the end of an opponent's turn massivly reduces the chances an opponent can do something about it.

 I think (or possibly just hope, but who knows) that wizards has discovered that 
        Vedalken Orrery
     and 
        Leyline of Anticipation
     aren't what people should have (it may be what they want, but that's another thing entirely).  In war of the spark, we saw 
        Vivien, Champion of the Wilds
     , 
        Teferi, Time Raveler
     , and 
        Emergence Zone
     , all good examples of what _should_ work as a flash mechanic - ones that have limitations built in - they have to remain in play, are on attackable, damageable permanents, or are a one-time, sac to activate effect.  
        Quicken
     , 
        Scout's Warning
     , and 
        Savage Summoning
     are all other good examples of this mechanic being used.

 Now, 
        Wilderness Reclamation
     is actually _waaaaaay_ lower on my threat-meter for one, simple reason - it only untaps once.  Honestly, the 
        Isochron Scepter
    +
        Dramatic Reversal
     combo is far more dangerous in my book, simply due to the ability to untap creatures as well as mana rocks.  In a multi-player format, the difference between it and 
        Seedborn Muse
     or 
        Unwinding Clock
     is huge.

 Speaking of 
        Unwinding Clock
    , this is one of the cards that also don't have as much of a problem with - to get the full effect of this card, you're typically going to have to build your deck as an artifact deck.  and in a format with 
        Vandalblast
    , 
        Bane of Progress
    , 
        Shatterstorm
    , 
        Nevinyrral's Disk
    , 
        Akroma's Vengeance
    ...well, the list goes on.  And since most people run 
        Sol Ring
     (I'll confess to a love/hate relationship with that card, but thats a story for another time), most decks will run at least _one_ artifact removal (or steal) effect on the assumption that their opponent's will also be running it.

anyway, just my two cents as a response.

SMASHER101 on Standard should have a deck ...

4 weeks ago

Barren Glory is not standard playable sadly.

SynergyBuild on Standard should have a deck ...

4 weeks ago

Sure? But we already have Barren Glory , just reprint that.

SynergyBuild on Strong Non-Infinite builds

5 months ago

ZendikariWol and I think the art on Stasis is disgusting. Matter of opinion. Love the card. It is a valid way to play and I find fun. Get over yourself.

Also, it isn't a loop. Can't be repeated forever, etc. Not infinite at all. Nor would Oblivion Ring on Barren Glory then casting Apocalypse . Incredibly fun, not infinite, just great.

[email protected]_only on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Kaervek, Half Redeemed

Legendary Creature - Human Wizard

When ~ attacks, you may pick a number. Sacrifice that many permanents, and discard that many cards. If you do, at the end of the next turn, search your library for an enchantment with the same converted mana cost as the chosen number, and put it into play.

4/2


for Barren Glory , which I usually paired with Kaervek's Spite (so dumb. so fun.)

make a card that pairs well with another cord in an unexpected way.

Gattison on If You Win With This You're A God

7 months ago

+1 because I love crazy combos, but I have a question.

Why do you also need to exile your library and graveyard? It looks to me like if Barren Glory is your main wincon, then you only need to remove all your permanents and discard your hand. Your library and graveyard don't count as permanents, so they shouldn't affect Barren Glory at all, unless I'm missing something? Sorry, if I am.

NetholonTheArchmage on Goatmum goes EPIC

8 months ago

A really nice decklist you've put together here, it's worthy of the great goat-mother! I love all the weird litle synergies between the cards. Exspecially the combination of Oblivion Ring , Worldpurge and Barren Glory is just phenomenal, as Barren Glory is simply one of the funniest alternate wincons ever printed!

For the suggestions there's only one card I think would fit in this deck perfectly: Clever Impersonator can be everything you want and is just a better Phyrexian Metamorph in my opinion. You might also be running booth for even more fun ;) Simply imagine to have 3x Assemble the Legion in combination with Paradox Haze ...

Maybe you are also interested in having a look at my own Zedruu-decklist: Zedruu, Enlightened Master :)

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