Desert Twister

Legality

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
Commander Anthology (CMT) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Arabian Nights (ARN) Uncommon

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Desert Twister

Sorcery

Destroy target permanent.

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Desert Twister Discussion

Karzalar on Enter the Infinite my Dear Elves!

1 month ago

3 removals, like you said, is definitely way too low. Of course, doesn't have a LOT of removal, but you can consider those :

Scour from Existence, Bramblecrush, Desert Twister, Mwonvuli Acid-Moss, Reclaiming Vines. Land destruction is good for those who use Glacial Chasm, which is bad for your strategy. All Is Dust ONLY if you're in a pinch.

To a certain extent, you can go the route of making everything on the board an artifact with Mycosynth Lattice and all the green artifact/enchantment removal becomes effective against anything - even lands.

Also, an elf deck without Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury? BLASPHEMY! (I'm joking.)

Notable elves to consider : Glissa Sunseeker, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip.

Non-elf too good to pass : Eternal Witness.

Notable utility : Mirri's Guile is a free pseudo scry 3, every turn. Abundance if you do not need any other land drop OR if your absolutely need a land, you can choose... AND! If you got Sylvan Library out with it, it transforms it into a free Draw 3 every turn due to its replacement effect!

Hope this helps a bit!

Arcibaldone on Precon upgrade, Elf tribal

1 month ago

Collected Company would certainly be of big help. Sol Ring is banned in Duel Commander which is the main format I happen to play.As for Sylvan Library I ordered one online last week and hope it will arrive soon. I will soon make some changes: i'll add Regal Force and Mystifying Maze and other cards. Beast Within will certainly substitute Desert Twister sooner or later.

Thanks for your positivity Despionnage

Despionnage on Precon upgrade, Elf tribal

1 month ago

First off, welcome to MTG. It's a fantastic game.

Now on to the suggestions. A lot of them aren't budget, but they are things to keep in mind.

Collected Company, while not being budget, is a fantastic card for the amount of creatures you are running with many of them running in the less than 3 mana range.

Birds of Paradise is a must need ramp card for any deck running green. Sol Ring is also a must need ramp card.

Desert Twister is a little high on the mana side. Possible Beast Within would be better.

Sylvan Library is really good for card draw.

That's all I've got for now.

Good luck on building!

EternalBrewmaster on Hazezon, House Atreides: Dune-Inspired EDH

4 months ago

VietMoneys I'm almost ready (after a little cleanup of my magic area) to start building my four color non- Dune deck. I think I'm going to make another mono deck too with Blind Seer as Paul Atreides post-blinding. But the non-blue versioni is going to have every desert possible and all of the flavor cards like Desert Twister and Razia's Purification along with all the wurms possible.

bushido_man96 on Chemo Ramp

7 months ago

Tormod's Crypt for more graveyard hate. Nevinyrral's Disk is a good reset button. Desert Twister is high CMC, but for what its worth, you can nail a pesky Planeswalker with it if you need to. I'd go for Tranquility over some of your other choices, just to get the mana cost down a bit. Naturalize and Wear Away are other cheap spells that Disenchant. Every green deck can benefit from running an Eternal Witness, as well.

bushido_man96 on Radha, Butcher of Keld

8 months ago

Tough call between Desert Twister and Rain of Thorns. The Twister can go get rid of a Planeswalker, so there is that.

hoardofnotions on Radha, Butcher of Keld

8 months ago

Mj3913 Thanks for the suggestions!

I'm thinking about taking out all the nonvital artifacts/enchantments so adding Fires of Yavimaya is iffy. Anger is surprisely expensive, and though i think it's better than Surrak, the Hunt Caller that's what i have for now.

The 7 mana removal options kinda don't do it for me. I think the idea that your removal should cost less than what you're removing sounds smart, especially when we're talking about a 7 mana kill one thing. That's not great in commander, I think at least.

bushido_man96 I like your ideas!

Do you think Desert Twister or Rain of Thorns is better removal?

Crater Hellion is interesting. It's going to kill radha, at the very least, and I think I'd need to retool the creatures at least a little to ensure i don't lose too much.

Groundskeeper is good after a land wipe, but only in certain situations. The land kill spell almost has to be Epicenter, all the others kill it if it's out. I think it might be too slow right now, but I'll need more playtesting to see.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Thanks for explaining your reasoning about Crop Rotation! I agree it's a good card, but it's not very powerfull by itself and kinda expensive($) so i think i'll leave it out for now.

Growth Spasm could go in, it's basically a 2 land ramp that has a least a marginal upside late game. Thanks for suggesting this one!

Argothian Wurm seems like a trap. It's just a big dude, and it might time walk me. especially if people are spitefull after a land wipe haha.

Ember Swallower seems so lackluster, if only it was a mini wildfire on monstrosity!

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