Desolation Twin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Desolation Twin Discussion

Aaerys on Eldrazi Colorless

3 weeks ago

Lovely, considered throwing Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger in there? Desolation Twin is a staple honestly, although it may be too high on the curve relative to your deck, only way is to playtest!


Mr.tatak on Modern Ramp Help Needed

3 weeks ago

-3 Llanowar Elves-3 Elvish Mystic-2 Elvish Visionary-1 Desolation Twin-4 Palladium Myr+4 Dawn's Reflection+1 Arbor Elf+4 Utopia Sprawl+4 Vorinclex, Voice of HungerAlso eldrazi are really difficults creatures to hard cast, so good luck ;)

darmpark on Rhys token swarm

1 month ago

If I can throw my two cents in, some tokens in green that have always been fun for me are wasp tokens created by Hornet Nest and Hornet Queen. With this deck, there's no doubt could create a giant cloud of 1/1 deathtouch fliers. Also, I know its really pricey mana-wise but Desolation Twin has the potential to be hilarious in this deck if you're up to the challenge. Finally, considering Rhys's second ability, it seems odd to me you didn't include a Illusionist's Bracers or a Rings of Brighthearth.

ZendikariWol on This might get me hated out of the game fast.

1 month ago

While the titans are ideal, those cost a few hundred billion dollars.

Artisan of Kozilek, Decimator of the Provinces, Eldrazi Conscription, It That Betrays (downright insane if your buddy's running aristocrats), Pathrazer of Ulamog, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Conduit of Ruin, Desolation Twin, Endless One, Reality Smasher. The honorary eldrazi, Wurmcoil Engine, is worth a nod as well.

ZendikariWol on Kruphix Tron

1 month ago

I'm sure you've heard this, but you can try some of the Rise of Eldrazi eldrazi. The titans are especially menacing. Beyond that, since those are 7,284,000$, there's Artisan of Kozilek, maybe Decimator of the Provinces as a finisher, Eldrazi Conscription, It That Betrays (especially is aristocrats is in your meta), Pathrazer of Ulamog, Spawnsire of Ulamog, Conduit of Ruin, Desolation Twin, Endless One, and Reality Smasher, all really scary. Big threats, all of them. Also the tron staple Wurmcoil Engine.

ThallionDarkshine on Selesnya edh (NEED HELP)

2 months ago

Panharmonicon feels a bit underpowered in this list. It synergizes with some of your draw engines and your commander, but beyond that there aren't all that many good etb effects to double.

Next, you have a lot of cards that are simple one-off token producers, like Advent of the Wurm or Desolation Twin. I'm not sure if they're quite powerful enough to justify their inclusion. Perhaps some strong repeatable token generation that synergizes with your commander would be better. Crested Sunmare and Angelic Accord both generate large creatures every turn with Trostani on the field. Another strong repeatable token producer is Phyrexian Processor, which requires some life to start it off, but can produce giant tokens.

Finally, with all the life you're gaining, you might consider some way to weaponize life gain, such as Aetherflux Reservoir or Felidar Sovereign.

Killer_Tofu on Selesnya's Choice

2 months ago

Thanks Treehugger003 !

I will definitely be making a spot for Cryptolith Rite. Thanks for the suggestion !

So, Where I do agree with you on a lot of these, I decided (At least until a few play tests) to keep in a few of the ones listed. (Narrowing these down has been so hard!)

Intangible Virtue - Vigilance is great in some circumstances and doesn't draw a ton of hate.

Dictate of Heliod - Kept for buff + flash is nice.

I kind of agree with you on Armada Wurm, Desolation Twin & Growing Ranks, but for now I have left these all in.

Cards I removed -

Serra Avatar - Same reasons listed above. I do not feel it does much for the token theme, and were a big dumb dude is sometimes nice, it does not have trample on its own, and like you said - this deck is not a life gain deck (more of just an added benefit)

Trostani's Summoner - Nice if I have out a Parallel Lives type effect out, but otherwise kind of lackluster for the mana.

Emmara Tandris - If left unanswered, this can get to be pretty annoying. Although it has the potential to be very strong, it maybe doesn't promote the funnest play environment. I am going to take this out of the main, but keep it in mind.

Druid's Deliverance - I've never liked this type of effect. It's usually just a dead card and at best a gotcha (which is never fun to play against)

Call of the Conclave - I had thought this was an instant speed, so this was even more of a no brainer for me.

Increasing Devotion - without a buff, this can be pretty lackluster. Where pretty good with a Cathars' Crusade on the battlefield, I think I will just take this one out.

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