Barren Moor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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Barren Moor


Barren Moor enters the battlefield tapped.

: Gain .

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Barren Moor Discussion

Deadpoo111 on $30 Chainer

1 day ago

I agree with jordanalessi effects like Wanderer's Twig and Traveler's Amulet are great turn one plays that will let you keep up on land drops and stop you from flooding. I also love Ashes to Ashes , it's such efficient removal for budget decks

However, Barren Moor and Polluted Mire are good lands but if the budget can't fit them, they're definitely not worth slotting out non lands. Ghoulcaller's Bell is a must have for sure though.

triproberts12 on $30 Chainer

1 day ago

Ah, I forgot that Mark keeps it until the end of turn. Makes sense. As for Twig, if thinning is the only reason you're running it, you should definitely be running a basic Swamp, instead. You only decrease the chance you draw a land by about 2%, so the downside of that costing 2 when you'd like an untapped land is a greater consideration. Barren Moor , and even Polluted Mire are a better way to add half a land to your deck, as well.

eyes2sky on Cleric Pauper

2 days ago

Also, for your mana-base I would recommend 3 or 4x Scoured Barrens and 1 of each Secluded Steppe and Barren Moor .

TheBrewerZ on Dis(card) is madness

1 week ago

Nice respond time XD. Anyways I am thinking the following:

  1. Circular Logic : Awsome, this makes you so much more dangerous to play against.

  2. As for Barren Moor and Lonely Sandbar I think you have the ratios right on the money for you mana base.

  3. I agree with you entirely on your engine choices; since they are so vulnerable perhaps a couple of Dive Down s might be used main or side board if you think your not able to keep your engines alive long enough. I really like the survivor duo btw the more I look at them.

  4. Drop an edict and a duress perhaps. That way you keep your disruption and removal fairly at the same level. 4 Brain Gorgers the second and third game can do terrible things. Because at worst its a no flashback edict. Best its a 4/2 for 2 slamming your opponents face. YOu want to be aggressive with this deck and this card is aggressive.

  5. Ehhhhhh Careful Study is a poor mans Faithless Looting . Still it is a one drop discard 2 outlet. so perhaps a 2 of or one of main board? You could drop a Sign in Blood but I'm not really sure which is the right option. As to Looter il-Kor YES. A one or two of that can really help you loot through your deck. No clue what you would drop help. Perhaps one of each survivor? Thorn of the Black Rose is an EPIC draw engine and blocker.BUT WHAT TO DROP?!

I hope this helps a little but there are too many ways to tweak this deck. My suggestion is to just pick things that ENHANCE your combo through their synergy with said combo. Otherwise you are going to build a entirely new deck (which is not a bad thing.)

malthusthomas on Dis(card) is madness

1 week ago

Thanks for the nice words and feedback! I'm honestly not sure what's up with Circular Logic . I tried changing the printing but it still shows as an illegal card despite it definitely being pauper legal.

I was just talking today with some people who suggested putting in some cycle lands, I wasn't sure if it mattered whether they are Barren Moor or Lonely Sandbar . I will definitely do that though. Makes them way more valuable in late game.

I had thought about Putrid Imp and Aquamoeba but both are pretty vulnerable to ping (amoeba opens up when I activate its ability) and I liked the relatively more hearty Dragoon with the evasion it gives. I settled on Oblivion Crown as the alternate/supplementary engine since it can allow Cunning Survivor and Grisly Survivor to become even more threatening while being a little more difficult to remove (at least that's my inexperienced thought).

I really like the idea of Gorgers for applying pressure but I'm just not sure what to take out for them. Maybe I don't need Duress and Divest in the sideboard, so I can move some removal (of which I have a lot) and put the Gorgers in.

I'm also wondering if I should have some way to draw. Something like the Careful Study I have in the maybe board. It's why I was also considering Looter il-Kor . I've also kicked around the idea of a Thorn of the Black Rose for the draw that comes with Monarch.

Sorry for the lengthy reply and thanks again!

TheBrewerZ on Dis(card) is madness

1 week ago

Frist off I love this deck. Quick question: is Circular Logic banned? Cause the Legality shows that its not. Now for my suggestions:

  1. Add 2 or 3 Barren Moor s in exchange for an equal number of swamps

  2. Add 1 Raven's Crime which you can use one yourself Or your opponent as need. Plus it gives you a use for excess non-cycle lands. I would drop a Psychotic Haze and put it some where in you sideboard if you are running against a lot of token or weenie decks.

  3. Brain Gorgers should be in your sideboard versus low creature count decks. That is where it shines. Perhaps 2 possibly 3, in your sideboard. It can really hurt someone if that have no choice but to let it hit the ground.

  4. Alternate discard outlets: Perhaps a One of Putrid Imp , maybe one ... Aquamoeba Not alot of good choices for discard engines.

Anyways if I think of anything else I will let you know.

Hope this helps

TheMillKid on DEATH DEFYING! Rakdos reanimator Carnival Chaos

3 weeks ago

Not gonna lie, I love the attention to detail in your deck! I was curious as to why you chose Rakdos instead of Bladewing the Risen for a Rakdos Reanimator deck, but your description helps clarify: you have a theme around your general that isn't solely dependent on your general. I also really like that you are making use of cards that are typically lackluster (such as Grimoire of the Dead ) to help fuel your deck.

The only card that feels slightly out of place is It That Betrays , but I recognize that it's just a fantastic reanimation target (especially when other people are playing fetchlands). It also does get discounted by Lord of Riots, so there is a bit of synergy to support it.

My only real suggestion is Path of Ancestry , since your deck is predominantly demons, it can help smooth some draws if and when you cast one. I guess some cards to consider could be the cycling lands, such as Desert of the Fervent and Barren Moor .

Great list, happy brewing!

illusivehaze on Yahenni, Undying Partisan EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey! Nice deck, I also have a Yahenni deck and I have a few low budget cards that i think would be great for your deck. First card that I think is a must for Yahenni is Spawning Pit this card over performs every time I put it out. It's another sacrifice outlet and it doubles as a token generator, it's amazing. Another great sac outlet is Sadistic Hypnotist its my favorite card in my list and has let me win countless games by virtually locking others out of the game outside of topdecking. Helm of Possession is another favorite card of mine, i still cant believe it cost less then 5 dollars.

I would put in Plaguecrafter over merciless executioner, same price but better effect.

I think you also want more token generators, ones that I like that you dont have are Noosegraf Mob for a best budget option, Hangarback Walker and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as well as Grave Titan for a bit more expensive options and finally Bitterblossom if you're looking to splash some cash.

Another cheap all star is Mirage Mirror this card is amazing. Doubling our Dictate of Erebos triggers is insane and in your voltron deck you can make it a copy of an equipment to make Yahenni larger or just copy a different target, theres always great ones.

Another aspect of the deck that could use some love is your land base. Obviously there's Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth which is the sacred black combo if you want to spend some money on those but theres some great more budget friendly options too. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a great card for under 10 dollars and can produce a ton of mana, Cabal Stronghold is very powerful and its a land that you can copy with Mirage Mirror to make even more mana if you want. High Market is another great one and finally Myriad Landscape and Barren Moor are two great cheap ones.

Removal is something that you can upgrade rather easily as well. Hero's Downfall is strictly better murder and Ashes to Ashes still cost 50 cent for some reason. Another great one is Attrition it gets rid of artifact creatures too which sometimes is an issue. Unstable Obelisk is a good card with dual purpose as removal for things that are hard to get rid of for mono black and it ramps, a great card to add.

If there is one card that I think is an absolute must add to your list though its Grave Pact I know it's on the pricey side but believe me, there isn't enough of this effect it is always useful.

Feel free to check out my list if you want to see more cards that could be good to add. I wish you luck in your endeavors as a member of Sac gang, and remember "The time for subtlety is over, darling."

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Barren Moor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.42%

Rakdos: 0.31%

BUG (Sultai): 0.71%

BRG (Jund): 1.01%