Borderland Ranger


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Borderland Ranger

Creature — Human Scout

When Borderland Ranger enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

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Borderland Ranger Discussion

MerenTheArchmageRitualist on Dead Bodies In the Cellar

3 weeks ago

ZendikariWol, while I appreciate the "criticism" you make a lot of arguments against yourself here.

You said that Butcher of Malakir should be dropped because I don't need to dictates on the field; then you follow that by calling Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip fragile and that there are no defenders with flying which Butcher is. May not be huge, but definitely a defender with flying.

You claim that Midnight Reaper "if all goes well, will kill (me)", when the entire point of the deck is to sacrifice creatures as you pointed out while berating me for having Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. Using Reaper as a draw engine for a turn or two isn't going to end the game for me, and I don't plan on keeping him on the field forever.

Pathbreaker Ibex is a MF all-star in this deck and wins games for me all the time. And with Lord of Extinction on the battlefield tends to make the "five creatures, even with the boost... smaller than all your opponents" massive creatures and a force to be reckoned with.

And Borderland Ranger is definitely not better than Wood Elves.

Some things you mentioned are true: Golgari Charm is a garbage card and I've been looking for something in it's stead; probably Assassin's Trophy. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave shouldn't have a place in this deck. However the point of green (as far as I've ever heard) is to cheat giant creatures onto the battlefield and end the game. My creatures in total from 0-3 drop are 19 while my creatures from 4-7 are 20. In total my cards from 0-3 drop equal 36 while my cards from 4-7 equal 29. If you look up an official how to build a mana curve you will see that my mana curve is almost on point on what is suggested. I agree that there are a lot a creatures on the upper end of the spectrum, however this is commander and the curve isn't going to be exact. The deck cheats in giant creatures with Meren's ability; that's the point. I appreciate criticism when it's criticism. What you did was essentially attack my deck and point out what you think are flaws. Again, I'm sure some things could be tweaked and I could definitely get some smaller creatures onto the battlefield, but you should learn to approach what you consider criticism with a little more tact.

ZendikariWol on Dead Bodies In the Cellar

3 weeks ago

Hey! I have some criticisms, and of course a deck to link below. For now I'll focus on cuts, but if you'd like I could also talk about cards to potentially add.

Before we move on to specific cards, there's an overarching problem I'd like to address; the mana curve. You have next-to-no one drops, and you have SO many four+ mana plays! Try to get your curve down a touch.

Butcher of Malakir, while good, is seven mana. You only really need one Dictate of Erebos effect on the field, and if you're running this right, then you should absolutely be drawing enough cards to get to it quickly even if you only have two (DoE itself and Savra, Queen of the Golgari).

Ghoulcaller Gisa is fine, but only if you have plenty of high-power creatures. Your deck is only reanimating one creature per turn (which I'll talk about more if we get into inclusions) and it can be EITHER a large creature OR a utility creature, most of the time.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is nice, but as I have learned, 1) it's not really worth the cost if you also have to cast the card you choose, and 2) something about having their spells stolen really rubs people the wrong way. It tends to draw hate.

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip is slow and fragile. You don't really have creatures strong enough to defend against anything with either flying or trample.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is 1) going to die very quickly, and 2) not going to do a ton anyway. Do you wanna sac your creatures? If so then those counters are going to be strictly temporary and not enough to do a whoke ton.

Midnight Reaper, if all goes well, will kill you. You will be sacrificing enough creatures that it will drain you out of the game. If all goes well, anyway.

Mycoloth doesn't make it to your upkeep. Not only that, but once you drop something like that, people perceive you as a threat for the rest of the game.

Pathbreaker Ibex is a great card, but it isn't going to do anything when you have like five creatures on the battlefield. Those five creatures, even with the boost, are still gonna be smaller than all your opponents'.

Rune-Scarred Demon? There are better tutors at much less mana.

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave is terrible in this deck. You have no way to put counters on it! Yeah, combat I guess, but that's not very effective. You'd be better served by Reassembling Skeleton, I think.

The Gitrog Monster is drawing you one extra card a turn in exchange for a land. Sure you've got a lot of lands, but wouldn't you prefer Smothering Abomination or even Phyrexian Arena?

Viridian Zealot's mana cost is really clunky and its ability is not that great. There are just better creatures who do the same thing.

Borderland Ranger is usually better than Wood Elves.

World Shaper is only good if The Gitrog Monster is also out.

How many creatures are you attacking with per turn that makes Eldrazi Monument good??

Golgari Charm is not that great here.

Greater Good is usually just discarding cards and drawing one or two cards.

cklise on Mono Green BURN 25 $

7 months ago

Borderland Ranger fetches a land to hand, not play, so you could put it under Draw instead. There are other options, of course, if you're specifically looking for ramp in this slot, such as Yavimaya Granger.

ZendikariWol on Who Needs $150+ Decks???

8 months ago

Okay this is pretty good. Love the new update. But Explosive Vegetation may not be quite as good as Borderland Ranger/Civic Wayfinder or Viridian Emissary. And certainly not, if you can spend the money, as good as Solemn Simulacrum.

ZendikariWol on Who Needs $150+ Decks???

8 months ago

Gotta respect a fellow budget brewer, especially when they work with a lot of the same material. Take a look: Okay, the Whole Death Thing? Minor Setback. NOW, some tips for your brew:

Does Sifter of Skulls do enough? It rarely seems like it does for me. And instead of your current ramp package, try Borderland Ranger or Primal Druid or Viridian Emissary, maybe all of them. Definitely Perilous Forays is a good plan.

Gutter Grime gets huge, Lifecrafter's Bestiary is SOOO much value, Zulaport Cutthroat is a strictly better Blood Artist. Treasure Keeper is fantastic. Thragtusk is good, and finally, Sepulchral Primordial, a pretty legendary finisher.

Pickachu202 on Value Stampede

1 year ago

I could see Borderland Ranger actually, I didn't realize it's a 3/1 which is another good aggressive body. As for rancor I feel its just to good not to run, it plus burn is stompy's best late game should it come to that. I see that the creature count needs to be high so maybe even cutting some Skred for 2x rancor? Also I meant to ask but why skred over bolt? Do you usually get or even want that many lands in play where Skred will be better?

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