Desolation Twin

Desolation Twin

Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast this spell, create a 10/10 colorless Eldrazi creature token.

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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Desolation Twin Discussion

multimedia on conclave Exile

5 days ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Something to worry about is there's 23 cards here that are 5 CMC or higher which is lot. You risk with only 31 lands and few ramp sources not being able to cast spells. The Devoted + Vizer combo is nice, but can be difficult to assemble in Commander as one ofs and you're kind of relying on the combo too much. My advice is trim the high CMC creature base for some low CMC tutors that can search for the better creatures and cut the majority of the cards that create little creature tokens for more ramp and lands.

Some cards to consider cutting:

These three are the least good cards as they don't do enough to warrant taking a card slot. Navigator's Compass is not ramp, it's only color fixing for one land, but you can get both ramp and color fixing with a two drop mana rock or better yet Faeburrow Elder. Wake the Reflections is fine since it's a one drop spell, but is not really needed because you can get repeatable populate from better sources. Could cut it for Garruk's Uprising which will have much more overall impact in a game.

These four are the least good of the creatures and they could be cut for more tutors that can search for the better creatures or other cards.

Making 1/1 creature tokens to populate is not taking enough advantage of populate. All these cards could be cut for more lands and ramp to consistently be able to cast many high CMC cards. The exceptions can be Assemble the Legion, Dragon Broodmother, March of the Multitudes and Elspeth, Sun's Champion, but these are good cards for effects that create lots of 1/1 tokens, that's better especially with Purphoros/Terror and March with Devoted + Vizer combo.


Something to think about for futures upgrades is how can you make Ghired better? Technically all you need is Ghired because he's an army in a can since he creates the 4/4 Rhino token to populate. Protecting Ghired and the Rhino is important and making it safe to attack. Attacking is what makes Ghired good therefore the more attacking you can do the better. Aurelia, the Warleader is the right idea, but you can expand on the multiple combat steps idea much more including infinite attacks.

My suggestion of Garruk's Uprising gives you another repeatable draw source by populating or creating big creature tokens other ways. More draw is area to expand on especially cards that let you draw when creatures attack or do combat damage. Included in the Ghired Commander precon are such cards you should consider adding.

DeinoStinkus on generators of the coolest tokens

1 month ago

I'm sorry, Desolation Twin is by far the bestest token :)

Idol of Oblivion creates the same token.

King_marchesa on The Vizier of Me

1 month ago

Have you considered Desolation Twin?

Gidgetimer on Triggered abilities when affected by …

2 months ago

Just a point of reference, Approach of the Second Sun doesn't have a triggered ability. The "win the game" clause is part of the spell resolving, as dragonstryke has said. The interaction you have asked about is exactly as described for this reason.

Spells with triggered abilities like Desolation Twin and Grapeshot will still have their triggered abilities happen.

TypicalTimmy on Uumaka, Nature's Fury

2 months ago

I was sitting here watching the War of the Spark Brawl episode of The Command Zone and I said:

  • "Timmy, you love Oathbreaker. You love Planeswalkers. You just built a Riku of Two Reflections EDH deck. If you built a Commandwalker specifically tied to how you derive the most glee from a game, what would that Commandwalker look like?"

Uumaka, Nature's Fury is a Human Shaman / Druid. Shamans are beings who are able to call upon spiritual life forces, and Druids commune with nature. Uumaka is skilled and mastered in both practices. She is designed for an Aggro Timmy-style Stompy deck in which you ramp hard and play big creatures to overrun the battlefield - exactly how I like it.

After thinking about it, I'd say Uumaka is from Alara.


Uumaka, Nature's Fury

Legendary Planeswalker - Uumaka

+1 You may search your library for a basic land. If you do, reveal it and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Shuffle your library.

-4 Until end of turn, the next time you cast a creature spell, create a token copy of it.

-8 You get an emblem with "Lands you control become 5/5 Elemental creatures in addition to their other types. Creatures you control gain hexproof, indestructible, trample and vigilance."

{Uumaka, Nature's Fury can be your Commander.}

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The +1 isn't as good as Xenagos, the Reveler nor Domri, Anarch of Bolas, nor is it as overall powerful as Nissa, Who Shakes the World. However, what it does do is thin your deck by tutoring the land. Less cards in deck means better odds of drawing better spells. It also helps fix your mana, allowing you to get the specific color you need at that moment. Basic lands only. While it's not that powerful in some regards, it's also very strong in others.

The -4 is something I am very excited for. You don't need your creature spell to resolve - you merely have to cast it. Think of it like Desolation Twin, in that sense. It means even if you have a large play, such as an Avenger of Zendikar, it's okay if the creature gets countered; You still get the token copy. It also means you can have a buffer on legendary creatures, too. For example, many players won't allow an Omnath, Locus of Rage to resolve. However, if the token copy is created then it doesn't really matter. If the spell resolves, SBA the token out of the game. If the spell doesn't resolve, you still got an Omnath. This also means spells such as Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor and Doubling Season are more impactful. If I cast a Savage Ventmaw, that is some serious board presence. Or I could go unbelievably wide with a Hornet Queen. I'd also still have access to things such as Flameshadow Conjuring and Bramble Sovereign. So the chance to go insanely wide absolutely exists here. Now, personally, with the +1 tutoring out a basic land I would straight up go for creatures with Landfall abilities. Nesting Dragon, Rampaging Baloths, Lotus Cobra, Avenger of Zendikar, Akoum Hellkite, Oran-Rief Hydra, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Tireless Tracker, etc.

Lastly, the -9 sets you up for a huge wincon. All of the lands you've been tutoring plus the lands you've been playing are now 5/5 creatures that are neigh unstoppable (Though not entirely. AEtherize screws you over good.). This also then affects all creatures you control. A giant powerful emblem that should secure you the win immediately, if not putting a hard clock on the game itself.

I lowered the ultimate from -9 to -8, meaning it holds synergy with Doubling Season and is a turn sooner in general. To compensate, I bumped CMC from 5 to 6. Overall, ramping in Gruul is insanely easy so +1 CMC isn't much at all, especially with the land tutor on a +1.

Personally, I think she is immensely over powered, but not broken. I like Planeswalkers that set you up to win, but you still need to put in the effort.

multimedia on Naya Tokens

2 months ago

Hey, nice budget upgrade of the precon. Good upgrade of Kiki.

Budget cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:


Examples of some changes to consider:

  • Jungle Shrine > Jungle Hollow
    I'm guessing you meant to type Shrine instead of Hollow since Hollow is not a legal card in Naya colors.

  • Breath of Fury or Zealous Conscripts > Burning Anger
    Fury or Conscripts are win condition combos with either Ghired or Kiki, they will have a lot more impact than Burning.

  • Quartzwood Crasher > Desolation Twin
    Crasher at five mana can be repeatable Dino tokens that can be 10/10s or higher that have trample. The 10/10 Eldrazi that Twin creates is not good enough for 10 mana.

  • Ogre Battledriver > Samut, Tyrant Smasher

  • Congregation at Dawn or Shared Summons > Vivien's Invocation
    Invocation at seven mana can miss in the top seven and not reveal a creature. Dawn at three mana or Summons at five don't miss.

Good luck with your deck.

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