Dust Bowl


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

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Mercadian Masques Rare

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Dust Bowl


: Add to your mana pool.

, , Sacrifice a land: Destroy target nonbasic land.

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Dust Bowl Discussion

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Gold-Hate Cards

1 week ago

I chose to not include cards that can only be used to get rid of a single non-basic, so Dust Bowl's ability to sacrifice land after land to continue to destroy non-basic lands is what puts it squarely into this list.

SufferFromEDHD on Muh Tribe of Angels

1 week ago

+1 good looking mono colored tribal! Your artifacts are well toned for high costed tribes and have inspired me to build my own tribal list. suggestions:

Flagstones of Trokair another Tithe. Maybe Dust Bowl too.

High Market to neuter removal spells.

Cavern of Souls to round out all the good tribal spells in your list.

Planar Rebirth with your high basic land count could be devastating alongside Emeria Shepard.

How about a Scroll Rack with that Land Tax for some card advantage!

VoidCaster113 on LF: Final Few Gitrog cards ...

1 month ago

Hello all! I've put off finishing Gitrog EDH for three months now, but am trying to complete it by year's end. I only need eight cards, but since I'm probably not going to end up getting Crucible of Worlds or Azusa, Lost but Seeking from anybody here, really only six. They are:

Dryad Arbor

Lotus Vale

Ancient Tomb

Maze of Ith

Dust Bowl

And Oracle of Mul Daya.

I'm updating my binder with a few C16 stuff a little later, but for now, anyone can take a look at it and pitch a trade if they see anything they like. Thanks in advance!

Teknetic on Breya, The Queen of Artifacts

1 month ago

Etched Oracle looks terrible in a format where you could just be casting Fact or Fiction or Rhystic Study. Staff of Nin has been doing work in my Breya list by drawing extra cards and pinging some of the trouble cards for the list like Phyrexian Revoker. Kuldotha Forgemaster is a great tutor, as is Tezzeret the Seeker to help you with consistency. Really any tutors at a reasonable mana cost that you can afford to put in, I would. Obviously I'm not going to tell anyone to buy Imperial Seal, but stuff like Enlightened Tutor/Demonic Tutor are going to help out. The mana base should really have some combination of Strip Mine/Wasteland/Dust Bowl/Ghost Quarter to answer stuff like Coffers or Cradle.

Burgdawg on The Power of Friendship Conquers All

1 month ago

Idk if my previous comment went through, but you already implemented some suggestions I was going to give. I'd go down to 36 lands if I were you, unless you feel that amount is really necessary. Idk what Minamo, School at Water's Edge in particular does for you, and Dust Bowl isn't very huggy, may as well throw in something that gives you color instead. Another thing is since you're drawing people additional cards and are using things such as Magus of the Vineyard and Kruphix, 39 lands isn't necessary. You took out Sphere of Safety I see, but as long as you're running over 10 enchantments I'd put that sucker back in. Oblation and Terminus are more examples of removal that won't totally irk people. If you're aggro is going to consist of mostly fliers as it does now, I'd consider Magus of the Moat and Moat as well, at the very least it'll make people burn removal. I remember that Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer was in your maybe list earlier. I like him because he lets you control the melee and prevents one person from getting OP.

NensouHiebara on Eight-and-a-Half-Tails | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago


I wouldn't recommend the two remaining Swords, not even just for the protection abilities:

  • Sword of Body and Mind's milling is an annoyance at best and fuels opponents' graveyard strategies at worst. It can't even be considered a win-con. Opponents should be dead from normal damage before they get milled out.
  • Sword of War and Peace's damage and lifegain are incredibly negligible. Unless your Blue opponents like to frequently obtain oversized hands, it essentially does nothing. The overall design of the card itself feels incredibly lazy.

These Swords just don't work in a Voltron deck. They offer no utility whatsoever and they don't generate any relevant value.

Potential Budget Replacements

Argivian Archaeologist - BUY ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! It's currently not too expensive (SCG has it at ~$25 as of this post). Since it's on the Reserve List, its price can only increase from its low supply and can be the subject of Speculator or Collector buyouts. A price hike could happen at anytime without warning, and its price will still steadily climb at best. But if Argivian Archaeologist isn't your kind of card, there's always Trading Post.

Mana Crypt - It's just an over-glorified second Sol Ring. You're not really missing out on anything. Just use another mana rock, like Mind Stone or Everflowing Chalice. There's also Mana Vault if you want something of similar power.

Sensei's Divining Top - Crystal Ball. Doesn't have the card draw, but it has scry.

Scroll Rack - Credit Voucher offers a similar one-shot hand cycle. Great target for Sun Titan.

Land Tax - Tithe and Gift of Estates offer similar one-shot effects.

Dust Bowl - Any other cheap Strip Mine variant will do.

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea - Geier Reach Sanitarium can replace late-game land drops and dead cards. Throne of the High City adds the Monarch to the game.

Equipment - The best Equipment in the game, due to their more complex and unique designs, don't have proper budget replacements. It's ideal to bite the bullet and buy/save up for them when building an Equipment deck. It's difficult to find suitable substitutes for what's essentially the core of the deck.

Ocelot44 on Shared Fate

2 months ago

You should run City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Exotic Orchard, and maybe Grand Coliseum in order to tap for black in a matchup against a black player and you have Shared Fate out. Conversely, you might want to run Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge or Dust Bowl in order to blow up enemy lands that tap for 5 colors.

Cravinovv on

2 months ago

@Bhaal666: I am on the hunt for Crucible of Worlds down the line along with cards likeDust Bowl and Wasteland when the money comes in. Life and Limb sounds like a fun idea, and could screw up any player playing green as well. If I had it I'd look into more Saproling synergies.

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