Desert of the True

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Desert of the True

Land — Desert

Desert of the True enters the battlefield tapped.

T: Add W to your mana pool.

Cycling 1W (1W, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

Desert of the True Discussion

cdkime on Modern Horizon

3 months ago

I would bet that Counterspell does not get reprinted. Modern has a really healthy and eclectic mix of counterspells being run right now, from Logic Knot to Remand to Mana Leak , etc. Wizards has been committed to the idea that Modern-legal counterspells cost three mana outright, or two mana with some sort of downside for a while, and I do not see that changing anytime soon.

I also do not expect Sinkhole to be reprinted, as it is a bit of a colour-pie violation and Wizards is pretty anti-land destruction right now.

I would expect to see a heavy leaning toward reprints of cards in Commander products. These are cards that fit in with the current understanding of the colour pie and fit in well with the precon level of power.

I do not expect to see many of the truly broken cards from the early stages of Magic--I expect Wizards intends to keep Modern a turn-four format.

I know lots of people want Baleful Strix to be Modern, so I think that is a good bet. I don't think it is so gamebreaking as to disrupt the format.

I think Aggravated Assault might be another good guess, as it was recently reprinted in Explorers of Ixalan.

Toxic Deluge from Commander might be a good option. Wrath effects are already plentiful in Modern, though this one costs a mana less and can get by indestructible.

I think there are a number of lands that will also see reprints, as they would be solid for Draft purposes. We recently had mono-coloured Cycle lands ( Desert of the True ) printed in standard, so I will not be surprised if a future Modern Horizon set has the slightly less-expensive-to-cycle lands of Onslaught ( Secluded Steppe ). Oddysey's Threshold lands, like Cephalid Coliseum could also be reprinted.

As with every new proposed non-Standard set, I'm hoping for Banding to return. I have little expectation that will occur.

Mjollnir15 on SLAP IT ON WITH THE MIGHT OF ZEUS!!

4 months ago

Suggestions:

Sunscour : free cast for 2 whites

Final Judgment : for indestructibles, might not be worth adding

Pollen Lullaby : better fog effect

Card draw from lands (Wont die from your wipes):

Geier Reach Sanitarium

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea : Might be over budget?

Desert of the True : Only cycling, no long term digging

Arch of Orazca : Might be too late game?

yeoman67 on Trailer Trash Ayli

10 months ago

K gonna try to build it into a value sac outlet, recursion plan. If you like it look at Shirei, Shinzo’s Caretaker who also can the the same strat.

Mana base changes boring I know

Desert of the True/Desert of the Glorified- Secluded Steppe\Barren Moor

Forsaken Sanctuary- Tainted Field

Orzhov Guildgate- Orzhov Basilica

Now onto cards to add

Command Tower, Scoured Barrens, Isolated Chapel, Vault of the Archangel, Bojuka Bog, Caves of Koilos, High Market, Temple of the False God, Shambling Vent

land base like this you have 3 tapped lands so a pretty fast mana base. I would say 1 of the land destruction lands ie Ghost Quarter would be a good addition, while over budget Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is the best. Non budget options Fetid Heath, Godless Shrine,Westvale Abbey  Flip, Cabal Coffers.

Cards to ditch

Rogue's Passage, Blighted Fen, Opal Palace

8 other mana soucres Orzhov Signet, Sol Ring, Orzhov Cluestone, Burnished Hart, Hedron Archive, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Sword of the Animist

Removal package 5 pieces of spot removal in Utter End, Swords to Plowshares, Mortify, Anguished Unmaking and Unmake can target all toss Vindicate IF you can grab it. 3 board wipes Dusk, Fumigate, Day of Judgment Will post again am sleepy

SynergyBuild on Balan, Equipment Voltron

1 year ago

Like, fine with the Mind's Eye thing, I don't think I would run it either, I was just making a joke on removing Mikokoro, Center of the Sea for it since they work well together.

Before I go over Scroll Rack, Weathered Wayfarer is my favorite one drop creature in the game. It fixes mana, I run it with Desert of the True, Secluded Steppe, Blasted Landscape, and Drifting Meadow in my mono-white (Hokori, Dust Drinker), and it puts in serious card draw. Consider running a couple more cycling lands, but you don't need them. I always ran Mistveil Plains to bottom the cycling lands, and fetch them out again. Weathered Wayfarer became ": Draw a card." which is really powerful on a two drop that can fetch out Kor Haven, Maze of Ith, Buried Ruin, Inventors' Fair, Sequestered Stash, Inkmoth Nexus, etc.

Now onto the Scroll Rack point. Land Tax is a combo, yes, but Weathered Wayfarer is too. So is Sword of the Animist, so is Stonehewer Giant, occasionally Eternal Dragon is. And that's not including constant shuffling effects, think of Steelshaper's Gift, Open the Armory, Tithe, Enlightened Tutor, Knight of the White Orchid, Stoneforge Mystic, Recruiter of the Guard, Thalia's Lancers, Oblation can be (I guess Path to Exile technically could be), Field of Ruin, Expedition Map, Inventors' Fair, Myriad Landscape, and all of the other effects you could run if you wanted two, like the good fetches, Arid Mesa, Windswept Heath, Flooded Strand, and Marsh Flats.

Not even including all of those, you run so much shuffle, plenty of which are every turn, that though you might not need Land Tax, Scroll Rack would do you wonders, and in testing, it works so much more than you give credit for. (I just ran the deck with one less plains)

solarbeam on Get A Life

1 year ago

Kabira Crossroads is probably a land you'd like, as would Shefet Dunes and Desert of the True

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Desert of the True occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.31%