Deserted Temple


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey Rare

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Deserted Temple


Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.

(1), Tap: Untap target land.

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Deserted Temple Discussion

BossRanza on Avacyn and the 18* Wraths

1 day ago

Hi! I really like your deck and I've got some ideas for you to consider. It seems you are not on a tight budget so I'll recommend some more expensive cards too.

Card draw: while not actual card draw, I'd use Land Tax + Scroll Rack combo and it can effectively "draw" you 3 cards for mere 1 mana as long as an opponent controls more lands than you do.

Mind's Eye if you happen to have good mana acceleration, since the card itself costs 5 mana and requires mana to use.

If your meta has a lot of token and/or creature based decks, Farsight Mask can be a pretty solid card draw engine.

Also if you are OK with your opponents drawing cards or looting, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea and Geier Reach Sanitarium are worth considering.

And since you are running Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, you might wanna play Deserted Temple to untap it. If you fancy the idea, you can copy the Temple by using Vesuva or Thespian's Stage.

Tutoring lands such as Nykthos can be priceless so Weathered Wayfarer helps in doing that.

I also spotted that you are "missing" some wrath-effects, have you considered Austere Command.

And last but not least, since your commander costs 8 mana, it'll probably be a huge set back if she died, so using Command Beacon sort of reduces her casting cost, since you'll be able to cast her for 8, instead of 10 or 12.

MythicalMythic on Om Nom Nath

1 day ago

Just voted this deck up - I'm known on MTGO as Poisonous currently, one of many aliases. I also just witnessed this deck handing the room it's asses in a free for all! lol That's why I'm here, and thank yooouuuu very much.

As I said in the game though, I'm definitely adding Winding Canyons and I wouldn't care about the 40 land thing, I don't make a deck in EDH without 40 lands, period. I should start posting my other builds on here for any suggestions, but I'm so conservative about it lol I only share when asked. Roots of Life + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth! Try it sometime maybe it will pull removal targets from opponents because of their value - as opposed to your other more essential perms. I'm also going to run Diamond Valley for another source in case the well is tapped, and Deserted Temple to mitigate that tapping out of prime lands.

StopShot on Help generating infinite colored/red mana ...

2 weeks ago

@Panas, It's all good.

I came up with one infinite mana combo, but I feel its pretty messy and was hoping someone would have came up with a better one. Basically you'd need Candelabra of Tawnos + Clock of Omens + 2 artifact lands such as; Ancient Den, Darksteel Citadel, Great Furnace, Vault of Whispers, Blinkmoth Nexus, Inkmoth Nexus, or Mishra's Factory and then you'd need the mana to untap those artifact lands that are untapping Candelabra of Tawnos such as three bounce lands (such as Orzhov Basilica) OR Lotus Vale + a bounce land//Deserted Temple OR Scorched Ruins OR Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

fragarach97 on Karametra gimme gimme lands

2 weeks ago

Might I reccomend Knight of the Reliquary to you as well as a small package for it? She has so much utility in my own The Giant Hippie in the Sky deck. Things I'd reccomend to go with a Knight of the Reliquary package are:

Maze of Ith to keep your shields up.

Mirrorpool has a ton of utility and can clone some pretty ridiculous things.

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea gives you political sway and can help you refuel when you need to.

Thespian's Stage can clone any land, I've gotten a second Maze of Ith many a time off of it.

Glacial Chasm is a good 'in case of emergency' card for when the Saskia Infect player locks their jaw around your ankle.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can be win moar, but I've also had it be 'win just enough'.

Gavony Township provides a great anthem effect.

While we're at it, Deserted Temple lets you reuse all your utility lands! What's better than a Maze of Ith? Two. What's better than two? Two, but you can use one of them twice. It's also a real easy way to make more mana than you know what to do with with Nykthos.

And my last reccomendations are the hideaway lands in your colours, they provide real nice surprises should you meet their conditions, which shouldn't be too hard.

If you want more ways to get to your Reliquary Package, I'd suggest Sylvan Scrying and Ulvenwald Hydra can also get you to the lands you need right when you need them. If you're worried about losing said utility lands, then Crucible of Worlds is a way to get them back, but I don't run it because I'm not filthy rich. Also, Cruxible let's you get back the lands you sacced to Knight of the Reliquary or Glacial Chasm! Or you can even sac Glacial Chasm to its Cumulative Upkeep then replay it in a pinch if you ever need it for too long.

This has gotten a bit rambly, so I'll cut it off here. TL;DR: Knight of the Reliquary is waifu 4 laifu and I'd reccomend running a package for her to death.

dlamars on Say Your Praers

2 weeks ago

Hey, so I'm a big fan of white myself and there's a few things I'd consider:

Weathered Wayfarer is really indispensable to me, he always earns his keep. Might add in Deserted Temple as well but not absolutely necessary.

Land Tax and Scroll Rack are just awesome, I never regret having either.

I really think Sword of the Animist is really good, even though mono white isn't exactly the greatest for aggro it pays off big in longer games/slower metas.

Lastly I'd try and find a spot for Knight-Captain of Eos, Mikaeus, the Lunarch and Admonition Angel all of them are just fantastic.

Some cuts I'd consider: Emeria Shepherd she always felt to slow to me and Intrepid Hero isn't great imo. That's all I've got, hope it helps. Also you can look at my list if you want some other ideas, Getting Mono.

sonnet666 on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

Liliana Vess would be a weaker Sidisi.

Garruk, Primal Hunter is a Soul's Majesty in the command zone.

Garruk Wildspeaker can untap Gaea's Cradle and Deserted Temple every turn.

Nissa, Vital Force can also untap Cradle, but has the added bonuses of turning it into a creature for easy Umbral Mantle/Staff of Domination/Sword of the Paruns combos; with an Eternal Witness effect thrown in for good measure. Not to mention ult-ing her is actually feasible. This would definitely be competitive, tier 2 or 2.5 probably, and I kinda want to make it now...

Nissa, Worldwaker isn't as good, but plays for 1 mana essentially.

Liliana of the Veil would be pretty good as a stax/discard/reanimator general.

Sarkhan Unbroken has great colors, and if you have Doubling Season out and the right dragons in your deck, you can play, ult him, and win on the spot.

Elspeth Tirel and Elspeth, Sun's Champion are pretty good in commander already, though a little limited by the mono-W color identity. Elspeth Tirel would have a grindy stax plan with everything that makes token copies of things as tech, while Elspeth, Sun's Champion would just be tokens.

Playing a game against Karn Liberated would literally (figuratively) make me want to kill myself. The fact that he can deal with any permanent type from the command zone is probably enough to push him into T2.5 despite being a colorless general.

I could see Kiora, Master of the Depths making it to the comp tiers based off of color identity alone. Untapping a creature and land can be pretty useful even if it's only once per turn (or not: Gaea's Cradle + Kiora's Follower + The Chain Veil = infinite loyalty, infinite mana, infinite activations of another PW, and you can ult on the last activation even though her ult sucks.)

Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast could make a pretty interesting stax/value general similar to Shattergang Brothers. Having sac fodder is great in black, and destroying artifacts is pretty relevant at higher levels of play.

Tamiyo, Field Researcher has great colors, a non restrictive cost, and if you can actually build into her +1, the potential to draw a ton of cards. I could see her acting similar to Edric, Spymaster of Trest.

Arlinn Kord  Flip would be an actually fun Werewolf commander, which is cool, but not really competitive. Maybe T3.

I figure having an All Is Dust in the command zone is pretty nice, so Ugin, the Spirit Dragon would probably make it to T3.

Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded is obviously OP banworthy. I mean, just look at the guy. Discard a card at random? For only 2 mana? He break the meta in half, no question.

Lastly, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker makes it to T1 just because of how much cooler he'd be than Jeleva as a placeholder for Grixis Storm.

EternalBrewmaster on Kozilek, The Game Distortion

1 month ago

Depends on how much land-hate you have in your meta, but with Crucible in play it's definitely worth it. It's one of my favorite lands but you have to play it at the right time, with Thespian's Stage and Deserted Temple you're making 11 a turn from three lands.

jpeloquin on

1 month ago

Anowon is my other favorite Vampire commander! I would definitely advocate for the inclusion of Falkenrath Noble and Dark Impostor. I don't think you have enough non-Vampires to really warrant Conspiracy, even though it is really cool.

I've found Eldrazi Monument to be more effective when I have creatures that I am fine sacing (such as with a token generator, like Ant Queen). Have you found it to be a successful fit with the deck? Additionally, without a way to truly abuse it, I'd consider replacing Pariah's Shield.

Have you considered swapping one of your mass board wipes to some more targeted options? If so, Ashes to Ashes and Snuff Out are pretty sweet. Also, untapping Cabal Coffers with Deserted Temple is awesome. Finally, you may benefit from just a touch more card draw. While Necropotence is king, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood and Ambition's Cost are all good choices.

Overall, looks sweet! Have fun murdering your opponents!

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