Choking Sands


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
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

EDedan on Yay! Pauper has rats!!!!

1 month ago

maybe Victim of Night & Choking Sands for the sideboard?

ozzyfish19 on Exhuming End

2 months ago

Love the mainboard!

I would however make some changes to your sideboard

Because of the high level creatures in your deck, you don't necessarily need spot removal like Eyeblight's Ending. Your biggest threat is a control deck or red-burn so I would replace Eyeblight's Ending with either Duress or Feed the Clan. Duress can handle any sort of counter/bounce spell and would be nice against possible graveyard hate cards. Feed the Clan is excellent for your deck since you run multiple big creatures.

I'm not sure why you like Appetite for the Unnatural, I think there are more efficient cards for artifact/enchantment removal. Ancient Grudge, Tranquility or Natural State would be better in my opinion.

Cower in Fear can be replaced for a lower mana cost Electrickery.

There is nothing wrong with Choking Sands, with your mana leaned more towards black than red, but Molten Rain can hit any land including swamps. You could go either or, or simply run Stone Rain.

Thanks for posting the deck!

Snap157 on The Demolition Crew

4 months ago

Blight and Choking Sands work well

jimmynitos on Paid in Blood [Pauper]

11 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*

11 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 Underworld Aristocrats

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

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