Burning Sands

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
Odyssey (ODY) Rare

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Burning Sands

Enchantment

Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, that creature's controller sacrifices a land.

Burning Sands Discussion

m_to_the_three on Dire Permanents [Vaevictis Permanents Only]

3 months ago

If you run all basic lands and have good ramp cards you can have fun with stuff like Destructive Flow . I run it in my Vaevictis Deck (OG Vaevictis) and its insanely powerful. That card has helped me win countless times in all different types of table, both high and low power. You can also run stuff like Tainted AEther or Burning Sands and destroy people's lands when you force them to sac stuff using vaevictis ability.

Randomsome1 on Zu wish you conceded

8 months ago

Very Solid. There are some sub-optimal choices imo, but overall, nicely focused.

Shock is just not worth the slot in EDH. Leyline of Lightning is ok, but can be pretty mana intensive to keep using, especially in a land destruction deck, I don't see it being worth it. Guttersnipe is always nice, but with you creature wipes, you might kill it without a big payout. Keep an eye on how many X spells you have too, you might be shooting yourself in the foot, unless you add more artifact ramp, like a Fire Diamond and Ruby Medallion . Treasure Nabber can put everyone between a rock and a hard place if they are using artifact ramp. You'll also need some more card draw so that your single target removal keeps up with the board. Pyromancer's Goggles can help keep you up with 3 other players. If you fall behind, Acidic Soil and Price of Progress might be nice backups. Mana Web , War's Toll , Tectonic Instability might slow everyone down too.

Where is Blood Moon !? If you want to get pricey, Extraplanar Lens with Snow Covered Mountains is just mean with Blood Moon

Red has a huge weakness: Enchantments. You might want to add some enchantment hate, just in case. Even though they are costly Meteor Golem and Spine of Ish Sah are ok. Enchanter's Bane could fit in here real well.

I know you love your goblins, but I think Stuffy Doll is just better than Mogg Maniac . If you really want to anger people, mass land destruction is best: Ruination , Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Decree of Annihilation , and Impending Disaster are the most well known. Even an early game Tremble could be infuriating. If you your deck can get some tokens, or just fodder creatures Shivan Harvest might be fun. Mine Layer would cause a lot of frustration. So would Price of Glory , but it can hurt you too. I personally love Volcanic Offering because it can make someone mad at someone else. Bend or Break can divert some attention from you too.

Burning Earth Fits this deck pretty well. Maybe, Burning Sands too.

You don't need to take any of these suggestions, but they might be nice ideas for a sub theme, or a different way to think about how the deck could be run. I am not looking forward to this monstrosity lol

Supplice on Pattern Recognition #91 - Mana ...

11 months ago

I love this article.

I would mention that on matter of mana denial, and tying of mana base to other resources, Burning Sands is another little oddity in that it disproportionately affects token strategies

The_Hunter on

1 year ago

Hi, so I see what you are trying to do here but I think you went to all in on destroying lands. What I mean by this is there are too many Stone Rain effects, not enough ways for your deck to operate. For a deck like this to win you need to be able to draw a lot of cards and sustain your own game. A lot of the times a deck like this will draw a lot of aggression on a table, so you need to be able to protect your self and make the most out of a low land count and a lot of enemy's. Dingus Egg can help you actually kill players instead of just annoying them,Jokulhaups will neuter the table, but keep your "do stuff" enchantment and planeswalkers alive. These cards are a little protection for you Polluted Bonds,Ankh of Mishra,Crawlspace,Price of Glory,No Mercy,Burning Sands,Smoke, Tainted AEther, Rain of Gore, War's Toll. You also need more card draw so Necropotence, Underworld Connections, Greed, Phyrexian Arena,Erebos, God of the Dead, Solemn Simulacrum,Yavimaya Elder,and Memory Jar are good inclusions. Some other just good cards for you are Thaumatic Compass  Flip,Borborygmos Enraged, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar,Creeping Renaissance, Praetor's Counsel,Burgeoning,Tilling Treefolk,Krosan Tusker,World Shaper,Constant Mists,Tempt with Discovery,Horn of Greed,Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire. There are a lot more cards that would make this deck much more explosive and be more punishing. I would go on EDHREC.com and look at the commonly used cards of Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire,The Gitrog Monster,Mogis, God of Slaughter and Borborygmos Enraged to focus your list.

Chillerpillar on

1 year ago

Hey, I think the biggest issue is the fact that you play a lot of one use only single target land destruction. This means you spend one card to deal with one card of one of your opponents, and although you have some copy spells, it often will leave your other opponents up 2 cards. It also doesnt continually pressure your opponents landbase.

A few suggestions: Desolation, Earthlink, Burning Sands,Destructive Flow, Smokestack, Wildfire,Jokulhaups and Blood Moon These are my personal favorites. Although these cards also hurt you as much as they hurt your opponents, you have Lord Windgrace to break parity.

Another great card is Nissa, Vital Force

If you want some inspiration here is my take on Lord Windgrace: Lord Windgrace, Lands Vegeance

Coward_Token on Doesn't Play Well With Others (Creatureless Red)

1 year ago

Hey again. Would Burning Sands be taboo in your playgroup?

Pengutim on

1 year ago

Burning Sands is great for metas with lots of saccing. Also Price of Glory is slick for anti-counter. Can check my Thug deck for more pain-chantments :)

ShreddedByCrows on Firesong and Sunspeaker

1 year ago

lance4224130 Nice to hear it is working out! Maybe you could consider playing ore more land as your version is a bit more controlish than midrange, but it's something you have to decide after quite a few games I think. Anyway, I also recommend you Scroll Rack if you're running Land Tax. They synergize beautifully together.

For lands, good additions (as you play all the good fetchlands) would be Mistveil Plains for a plain (amazing card with the Sunforger here) and Madblind Mountain for a mountain. As they etb tapped, I don't know if it will slow too much your deck playing both of them, but it seems good. In my midrangy Boros EDH, also playing the Sunforger, I decided only to run the Mistveil, but in your version I kinda like the Madblind as well.Another crazy land for your deck strategy, a land that you will always love to have, is the Forbidden Orchard. It literally does insane things alongside your commander.

About the cards you changed now >> I wasn't a fan of all your enchantment removals, I think it's a bit too situational to run so many, the decklist feels a lot better in the actual statement. The infinite loop with the copy of the doll, the doll itself and the repercussion is quite crazy. I would have laughed so much. x)I think Repercussion is still a great card for this deck, I will keep it on the mainboard.

Some cards you could cut (that I personally don't like) are the Charmbreaker Devils (you pay 6 mana for a bad body with no immediate impact... meh, it's just too slow if you want to stay active >> I understand the argument that it could be good just after a board-clear when your opponents resources are diminishing, but it makes it just too situational and even in those rare situations he's far from being game-breaker), the Banefire (it only target one player - even if you duplicate it with the Mirari or something else, it's still meh.), the Incendiary Command (versatile but weak and slow, feels just bad), the Warleader's Helix (yeh, it can be good with the Sunforger, but otherwise it's a card I won't appreciate to see in my hand), the Mirari (it's slow and you already seem to have enough duplicating spells... not that I dislike it, it's a good card, but I think it's a bit overkill there seeing the rest of your decklist) and the Deflecting Palm (too situationnal in my opinion).

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