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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Evacuation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.42%

Evacuation Discussion

lagotripha on Budget Green Blue

5 days ago

Mystic Snake decks are a strong budget alternative to cryptic command, but you have to lean into the differences with stuff like Familiar's Ruse. There are lists out there, go browse.

Ramp to four then tempo is good, but you need to either get value from all your lands and dorks, build reliable 2 for 1, or draw more cards.

Some of that can be handled by sideboaeding - heal 6 is a 2 for one against burn for example, but a clear plan for big, low cost creatures and go wide stats is a must; bounce effects like Evacuation will shine here as they also let you reuse snakes.

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

1 week ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

Snooktf2 on Ninja Deck

2 weeks ago

I tend to always add more removal than needed but atm I think I only see one boardwipe in Devastation Tide.

I'd add another one or two of these that I think within your budget; Curse of the Swine for targeted exile removal; Evacuation is straightforward, simple, and can be played as an instant; Inundate there's only a few of your creatures that aren't blue; or River's Rebuke can really hose someone with your Ninjutsu theme.

Orsett on Xyris, the Writhing Storm

1 month ago

Alrighty! I definitely feel like this deck is reaching its conclusion. Specifically, the conclusion of dealing in hypotheticals - without holding the cards in hand and seeing how they fair against my playgroup, I fear there aren't any more substantial changes I can make.

I'm also afraid that the budget for this deck is still a bit outside of my reach. Luckily, this doesn't all have to be built in one installment. Without changing the decklist here on Tapped Out, these are the more expensive cards remaining and my budget choices for initial purchase:


  • Despite having already cut out the worst offenders, Shock Lands (ex. Breeding Pool), City of Brass, and Mana Confluence still feel like substitutions I can make later.
  • For now, Basics will suffice - though I may have a Shock Land or two hiding somewhere in a 60 Card deck.


  • The only Creature that really fits the bill here is Craterhoof Behemoth. Frankly, it's fantastic and a Green staple for a reason. However, it too seems like something I can build up to.
  • For now, I choose you End-Raze Forerunners!


  • Phyrexian Altar...
  • Although in a previous comment I mentioned $20+ as being around the place I'd try and trim things down, I think Phyrexian Altar is one I'll actually spring for.
  • Unlike Craterhoof, whose only role is as a finisher, the second Altar is something I'd be happy to see at almost any stage in the game. Plus, if it ever comes down to it, Phyrexian Altar is playable in almost any deck - certainly a deck of any color(s).


  • Nothing to see here! The only noteworthy cards (Sylvan Library + Parallel Lives) are already cards in my collection, so there's no conflict of interest.


  • Crickets chirping


  • Which leaves Cyclonic Rift. I mentioned this card in my first comment alongside Expropriate and Tooth and Nail as a Good Stuff card that feels like needless fluffing for my nest. C-Rift, however, made it this far in the revisions where the others did not.
  • My choice of replacement actually takes things in a different direction. Rather than another Bounce Wipe (ex. Flood of Tears, Evacuation, or my previous slot-holder Whelming Wave), I'm actually going with Disrupt Decorum as my substitution.
  • I don't know. Something about forcing your opponents to duke it out just seems fun and satisfying to me. And it still meets my goal of lowering their defenses for an aggressive rush.

That's all I've got for now - I still plan to check in every once and a while, so as always feel free to reach out with ideas.

Best of luck, stay safe, and wash your hands thoroughly!


Coward_Token on The Wiz and The Hound 3.1.0

1 month ago

Not too hot over Devastation Tide here since all your stolen permanents will be returned to their rightful owners; I think purely creature-based bounce like Engulf the Shore or Evacuation is preferable

toastySmorc on Blue, I embrace you. (Suggestions Welcome.)

2 months ago

I would definitely go heavier into countermagic. Your list seems incredibly top heavy and against any relatively fast deck you're just going to get overrun.

I would steer away from the good-stuff kind of playstyle you got going on here because it feels very unfocussed, and go heavy into a specific archetype. Maybe you like combo and want to stall out until you draw your pieces (which is how I designed my Azami list: Shameless plug at the end) or maybe you want to go with a big mana deck (which is the impression I'm getting from your list right now and what I'm going to give suggestions based off of).

So for a big mana deck, you want to run as many rocks as you can, so stuff like Vault, or Crypt/Grim monolith if you can afford it. Use low cost board clears like Evacuation to keep creatures off your back. I'd suggest running a few zero mana counterspells for interaction as you're ramping up, like Daze or Disrupting Shoal and FoW ofc you can afford it. After all you are playing blue, and it would be stupid to not to abuse the instant speed interactive potential here.

As for the payload, probably keep them to cards that will instantly win the game. Omniscience imo is a trap because it's really expensive, a countermagic magnet, and if you hardcast it you're not going to have the mana to fight over it. I would suggest alternatives like Palinchron because it combos well with High Tide.

TLDR: Trim down the top end to just the best cards, and fill the lower end with mana rocks and interaction. Here's my list for reference. It's the polar opposite but I hope you find it useful nonetheless. A good start though. My deck:

The National Library of Elkia

Commander / EDH* toastySmorc


TheOtherHand on R/B/B Nekusar Card Draw

2 months ago

I don't think Teferi is legal here. But I think you should play every wheel effect you can get your hands on. Wheel of Fortune and Windfall for sure. Day's Undoing would be as good since ending the turn doesn't matter if opponents are losing on the spot to it. Howling Mine , Underworld Dreams and all their clones do very well for me. You're playing Islands so Cyclonic Rift belongs. I also like Evacuation if you don't kind resetting your board as well. Just the first couple of ideas that came to mind.

rockleemyhero on FSims81

2 months ago

OK here is an update of the exact sets and conditions I have because the binder isn't right on all of them. Attached their market prices for NM:

Sol RingMP ($10.80)

Liliana of the Veil ($53.87)

Lightning Greaves ($6.74)

Unearth ($0.73)

Dark Ritual ($0.50)

Evacuation ($5.94)

Eldrazi Temple ($7.21)

Underground River ($4.31)

= $90.1. Shave off a few bucks for the MP sol ring so $87

Your end:

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath ($40.57)

Uro, Titan of Nature's WrathF ($45.78)

= $86.35

Does this sound good to you? Everything I own is LP+/NM except that sol ring.

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