Foreboding Ruins


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad Rare

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Foreboding Ruins


As Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield, you may reveal a Swamp or Mountain card from your hand. If you don't, Foreboding Ruins enters the battlefield tapped.

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0.6 TIX $1.19 Foil


Foreboding Ruins Discussion

iglesia777 on Another Budget Version of an Eldrazi Aggro Deck

3 days ago

Eldrazi Obligator was one of my fav aggro eldrazi. Just need to add some colorless producing lands like Aether Hub or the more affordable Crumbling Vestige. And I would definitely play Wasteland Strangler. Just great killing an early blocker and adding a threat.

You might as well play 4x Incendiary Flow and drop the Touch of the Void. You don't benefit from it being colorless.

Away from budget, a playset of Foreboding Ruins or Smoldering Marsh would instantly make it better. I always invest in lands first as they make the most difference, and can easily be used in other decks. Good luck!

tumorman73 on Vampire Madness

4 days ago

If you take out the Dragonskull Summit and put in Smoldering Marsh or Foreboding Ruins you can play this in standard.

pax.wellington on Burn All Day, Burn All Night

4 days ago

BubbleMatrix2357 I like these decks. Have you considered splashing for Collective Brutality and Alms of the Vein?

Both can burn while gaining you life, and synergise with the discard/madness mechanics you're already using. The land is easily managed with Smoldering Marsh and Foreboding Ruins as well. Last suggestion, if you can put a few artifacts in, Unlicensed Disintegration is one of the best removal spells (with a free Fiery Temper) in standard right now.

If you want I'll post up my deck which is basically what I just described. Very fun deck and very quick (dead on turn 4 main) with control/attrition sideboard :)

Good luck!

ghoul_Legion on THIS IS MADNESS! - Drink With Moderation

1 week ago

X-Factor11105 Hello

Smoldering Marsh: Using this card will cut down 4 basic lands, Less basic lands = less chance to have Foreboding Ruins enter untapped. Maybe this isn't optimal but I don't like using too many non basic when I could buy a whole deck for a playset of them... (deck is all foil)

Key to the City: I've never actually played it in any game, everytime I had it it was either too late or had something better to play at that time. So I can't really give much feedback on this card and might just take it out of the deck.

Call the Bloodline: This card Won me games I should not have won and I might add 1 more instead of key. You can place a blocker w/ Lifelink ANYTIME you want on the battlefield and as If that wasn't good enough, it lets you play any madness at instant speed.

Some stuff that has happened in my games:

Opponent attack for a victory, Pay 1 , Discard Voldaren Pariah  Flip for madness cost, place a 1/1 blocker on the strongest creature, Sacrifice 2 creatures and the 1/1 lifelink to flip voldaken, leaving me with a 6/5 flyer and my opponent with a Gideon planwalker.

Pay 1, Discard Fiery Temper, get a 1/1 token. Pay madness, Deal 3 damage to player. Pay 1, Discard Alms of the Vein, get 1/1 token, Steal 3 life. Now you have 2 more blocker with lifelink, Gives you more creatures to sacrifice to voldaken if needed, and you did 6 damage, and gained 3 hp (potential 5) for 4 mana. I call this Pretty cost efficient.

ghoul_Legion on Thanks, I Think I'll Take That

1 week ago

Foreboding Ruins could help a bit.

Seems like a fun deck!

PeeBee on standard budget deck that might give me a chance

1 week ago

You have too many 2 mana drops, and there doesnt seem to be any aim for the deck, just a bunch of creatures in the colors black red and white. You will also need to change the manabase up a little, while 24 lands is probably correct, you will need dual lands and fetch lands to make sure you have got the correct colours on each of your turns, I would suggest adding in x4 Evolving Wilds and some combination of the following Concealed Courtyard or Forsaken Sanctuary // Foreboding Ruins or Smoldering Marsh

I can see you have quite a few humans in your deck and you may want to change this into a mardu human aggro deck, with inclusions of cards like Thalia's Lieutenant, Metallic Mimic and Thraben Inspector, which would mean you could drop non-human cards like Aethergeode Miner, Gifted Aetherborn and Solemn Recruit.

I would suggest looking at some tournament decks and looking at the synergies that have, and trying to find cards that work together well.

mazrimtaim on philktoken8998

3 weeks ago

so you said my Walking Ballista and your Mogis, God of Slaughter for your Collective Defiance, 3x Foreboding Ruins, 2x Smoldering Marsh, Goblin Dark-Dwellers and Radiant Flames? Just trying to make sure, but I would be happy with this.

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