Desolation Twin


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

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Desolation Twin

Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Desolation Twin, put a 10/10 colorless Eldrazi creature token onto the battlefield.

Latest as Commander

EDH 2 / 6

Desolation Twin Discussion

Madcookie on Copy interactions concerning: *cast* and ...

1 day ago

First you should note that cast and enter the battlefield are not the same thing. Riku's cast trigger relates only to instants and sorceries, while his second ability is creature related and triggers on a nontoken creature entering the battlefield.

Using your examples this results in the following: You cast Desolation Twin and get 10/10 token that enters the battlefield. It is a token and thus does not trigger Riku. Then Desolation Twin resolves and enters the battlefield, triggering Riku. You pay and get a copy of Desolation Twin . Total of 3 10/10 creatures.

You cast Reclamation Sage and it resolves. It enters the battlefield triggering Riku and its own ETB. You order them in whatever order you like as they are simultaneous but say sage ETB ot top. You blow up an artifact, then pay and create another copy of Reclamation Sage , which enters as well and puts its own ETB on the stack and blows up another artifact. Total of 2 Reclamation Sage and 2 destroy artifact triggers.

You cast Progenitor Mimic it resolves and you choose to become a copy of Desolation Twin as it enters. It doesn't trigger any on cast trigegrs from the object being copied. It is nontoken however and upon entering the battlefield triggers Riku, you can now pay and make another copy of Progenitor Mimic having enter as another copy of Desolation Twin . Total of 3 10/10s (1 original, 1 from progenitor and 1 from progenitor token.)

CasualCucumber on Copy interactions concerning: *cast* and ...

1 day ago

I have a few questions regarding the copy ability.

So I am building a deck around Riku of Two Reflections and I was wondering about the second ability concerning creatures with the keyword When you cast and enters the battlefield.

For example if I copied a Desolation Twin - Would the ability be activated twice resulting in 4 creatures with 10/10?


If I copy a card with when entering the battlefield such as Reclamation Sage , would it then result in two independent Reclamation Sage s who both trigger their ability when entering?


If a Progenitor Mimic copies the card Desolation Twin - That wouldn't count as casting the spell? Which would result in Progenitor Mimic ending up as just two basic 10/10s.

Thanks for any help :)

Willen on Shhh, its an Eldrazi Party {Primer}

5 days ago

Man, I loved the idea. Since I'm a fan of H.P. Lovecraft and his mythos, it's obvious that the Eldrazi would be a creature type I would love too.

As option to be a commander to Eldrazis, I would suggest use Kruphix, God of Horizons , since UG will bring to you many mana ramp and negations to control the game until the Titans comes to field. But, honestly, I prefer themed decks such as your deck, and a lot of good interactions to make the game fun, but with the possibility to make your deck terrfying and a big threat on table. So, using tokens and creatures like clerics makes the theme very simillar with the Lovecraft's Mythos and the histories like Cthulhu's Call.

I don't know if your purpose is use a budget deck, but I recommend include the other Titan cards ( Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth ), to have more big threats in table. Maybe fixing your CMC, removing card with less interactions or irrelevant effects and add more utility cards or pontual removals. Think about reduces the number of Eldrazis with great mana costs, but with simple effects, for more creatures with lesser mana costs and advantages. Breaker of Armies is nice, but without haste and no other effect when it attacks, it's a big dumb creature, and the same occours with Desolation Twin and Endless One . Dread Defiler is nice, but you will want your big creatures (the Titans I guess) in GY to reanimate, otherwise the rest isn't so good to make this effect relevant. Thats was my thougts, but still loving your idea

DaWubber on Ashiok's Recurring Nightmares

1 week ago

If you want to go more budget with this deck, replace the Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Consecrated Sphinx with Desolation Twin and Striped Riverwinder . It'll cut the cost of the deck in half

Rafikii on The Spiciest Pork Chop

3 weeks ago

kennical I appreciate the +1 and the feedback, unfortunately for Etali, Primal Storm the free effect is actrually not declaring it as attacking, hence why there are also no eldrazi in the deck, annihilator would be great but it wouldn't trigger off of Ilharg, the Raze-Boar 's ability. I really had a hard time cutting down the deck because of it, the same way it doesnt trigger Desolation Twin 's ability because im not casting the card. But thank you for the Bedlam Reveler suggestion. I know my hand will play out kinda fast if all goes right, could be just the thing in top-deck mode!

Drakorya on Best commander for a learning ...

1 month ago

Bant and Selesnya decks sound like the way to go.

Trostani, Selesnya's Voice can be a cool general. Let's you gain a ton of life, and populate can be a versatile mechanic where you can choose to go wide with alot of tokens, or focus on creating and copying bigger tokens from cards like Advent of the Wurm and Desolation Twin .

Arcades, the Strategist is another interesting option. Using defenders can be like being the good guy. But assigning combat damage with toughness rather than power could be a little confusing for a beginner.

QuietMyth on St. Kozi, the Nope Pope

1 month ago

Hiya, you commented on my list, so i'm here to give some pointers.

Overall it looks great, the only thing I really have for you is a list of cards that are kind of traps.

Armillary Sphere is really bad, unfortunately. Probably just going to want a 2 drop rock in this slot.

most people consider It That Betrays a win-more card, I think it can be fun, but it doesn't have a spot in my lists.

Field of Ruin is terrible in commander if you ask me, boosting 2 other players to get rid of a land isn't something this deck has to do when it can run better strip mine effects.

Lux Cannon is playable so long as you keep in the clocks and Paradox engine, but if you ever look at cutting one of those you should look at Lux cannon first

Hedron Matrix is 4 to cast 4 to equip, so there's generally no reason to run it when you could jam Fireshrieker instead

Thran Temporal Gateway is far and away better than Quicksilver Amulet , it's basically a second copy of Vedalken Orrery

Ugin's Nexus is something I slot in when I feel like playing Emrakul, the Promised End in the command zone, which isn't often, but it's probably fine either way.

I've cut Perilous Vault in favor of Nevinyrral's disk, Oblivion Stone, All is Dust, and Ugin the Spirit Dragon. We can get our stuff back from the graveyard pretty easily, but exiling our mana rocks is pretty rough.

You have a 10 drop priority eldrazi in the command zone, so adding things like Desolation Twin can really muck up your opening hands, I'd look at keeping the in-deck big bois to a minimum.

Good luck!

PS: Don't underestimate the power of Phyrexia's Core and High Market !!! Protecting your eldrazi from getting exiled and having a -land- that can sacrifice Ugin's Nexus is very very good!

lifemtg on Before the Mending: Brudiclad EDH

2 months ago

U know....I just made a Brudiclad Deck to! I suggest U add Maybe a Desolation Twin , also a Phyrexian Processor maybe?? Its not to reliable but u could pay like 5 lifand make 5/5's. Also a Feldon of the Third Path .

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