Choking Sands


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Mirage (MIR) Common

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Choking Sands


Destroy target non-Swamp land. If that land was nonbasic, Choking Sands deals 2 damage to the land's controller.

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Choking Sands Discussion

jimmynitos on Paid in Blood [Pauper]

5 months ago

Pestilence is a key card against Faeries, Stompy, White Weenies, Goblins, Souls Sisters and tokens in general, while Tendrils doesn't help in any of those matches.

Choking Sands is the least useful card in Sideboard and is still better than Tendrils in most games, except for MBC, I believe.

Ronnok01 on i love lands *cough* *cough*

5 months ago

I would run more single target land destruction just to single out colors, so yo can cast multiple lands per tern with your lands. I would also run land destruction that deals damage in case you are too slow whith land destruction and they get some creatures out, and also to hurry up the game and hopefully finish it. I would suggest Pain/Suffering, Choking Sands, Lava Blister, Molten Rain, Cryoclasm, Dwarven Blastminer, Dwarven Miner, Rancid Earth, Shivan Harvest, Keldon Arsonist and perhaps even Pooling Venom.

-Sylex- on Black Aristocrats

6 months ago

I think Unearth would be really good in the mainboard. For a single black mana, you get any creature back and with so many sac outlets, its never a dead card in your hand.

Also I think 4 Choking Sands in the sideboard is a good meta call with Tron decks being as popular as they are now. It's also a decent card for bounceland heavy matchups such as Kuldotha Jeskai and Dimir control.

Last thing, why would you run 4 Diabolic Edict over 4 Tragic Slip ? Morbid is so easy to trigger that I wouldn't consider running any other removal spell over Tragic Slip. Also, 1 mana vs 2 mana is a huge deal.

jimmynitos on Land Breaking Mono Black

7 months ago

Have you considered Choking Sands instead of Rain of Tears? Maybe try a Crypt Rats instead of Toxic Deluge?

Also, 4 Urborgs is way too much, 2 should be enough, I believe.

ConnorThompson on Disputed Territory

8 months ago

@Firebones675 Thank you for the suggestions. Those would greatly improve the deck. I especially enjoy fancy lands that have cool effects (Wasteland, Strip Mine). But I am going to put them in the maybeboard, as they are expensive.

@Snap157 I looked at your deck before building this one! You inspired me. Thank you for the suggestions, Sinkhole would definitely be a good replacement for Stone Rain, Despoil, and/or Choking Sands. I will add them to the maybeboard, as options for a more expensive build.

ChubyCryBaby on mono black tron?

9 months ago

Choking Sands is also not modern legal :-/. Rain of Tears maybe if you are looking for land destruction? It's the same CMC, just no damage. Befoul for 4CMC can destroy a non black card also if need be.

Nyasupan on Deliciously Expendable Friends (Pauper)

1 year ago

I was searching for a cool deck for my local store winter pauper league and I think I just found the one! I will slowly build the paper version of this list in the following months but after a couple calls I'm having problem finding a couple of cards. Form some of those I thought of something else to swap in but I'm having troubles with others.
These are my picks:
- Brindle Shoat: I'm still deciding which card is best between Driver of the Dead, Penumbra Spider or Perilous Myr
- Unearth: the only thing I can think of is Stir the Grave
- Tragic Slip: Maybe I'll just put in a random -x/-x or Disfigure for now.
- Diabolic Edict: going with Geth's Verdict or a siple Murder
I've no Idea how to replace Choking Sands, any advice or thoughts about these replacements?

naynay666 on Black Burn

1 year ago

I was planning on building black/red pauper burn, but this is an awesome idea.

Wicked Akuba has a home here. Definitely better than the trapper. Geth's Verdict should be a 4 of.

I would run some sort of Rakdos Guildgateesqe nonbasics to flash back that Bump in the Night.

I would drop Dash Hopes. Giving the opponent a choice is never ideal. Morsel Theft is awesome- but you probably want 12-16 creatures to reliably pull off these shenanigans. Vampire's Bite is another card worth considering.

Choking Sands is a sideboard card.

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