Foreboding Ruins


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) 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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Foreboding Ruins Discussion

eatmygender on

1 day ago

Although I do think you're on to something, some pure value cards can replace more expensive ones to put more space for dualies that won't enter tapped. A copy of Foreboding Ruins and Choked Estuary would cost only a few dollars, and getting some battle lands, and a cheap filter Graven Cairns, which is 2$ thanks to M25) would only make the deck better. It does suck that dual lands are so expensive that it makes most budget decks have to run mono-color, or worse, taplands, but I guess the price reflects the fact that everyone wants and needs them. I do think you should try and even out the pricing enough enough that the pricetag doesn't rest on 3-4 cards. I wish luck to you in your Allied-Colored Ixalan tribal endeavors!

_Kane_ on The Brown Spider

1 month ago

I cannot wait to see the chaos unfold!

Here are a few quick suggestions; take'em or leave'em:

Remove Foreboding Ruins to add Savage Lands I believe the "Have" land is worse than a Tri-land.

I think you can find better ramp in Cultivate by removing Search for Tomorrow.

Where is Windgrace's Judgment and Decimate! I know you want to give people toys, but having some answers may be needed. Maybe remove a couple enchantments like - Trespasser's Curse and/or Titania's Song

Card I love seeing in this deck: Swarmyard, Endless Whispers

Potential adds: Disrupt Decorum, Fumiko the Lowblood, Tempt with Vengeance?,

JohnnyBoyG on R/B Dragons

1 month ago

I'd definitely go up to 4 copies of Sarkhan, Fireblood. 6 mana on turn 4 wins you games. Glorybringer is a strong dragon that you should consider adding.

I'd cut Descent of the Dragons and Dragonmaster Outcast. Descent is only rarely good, since you're creatures will almost always be better than the 4/4s and your opponents will almost always be worse. I understand that Dragonmaster Outcast looks very powerful, but you don't start pumping out dragons until turn 8 or 9. Most games will be over by then. Also, your opponent will very likely kill it before then anyway.

Your manabase could be improved. Foreboding Ruins is a good dual you should run. Lavaclaw Reaches is probably better than your current etb tapped lands. You'll still want enough basics for Foreboding Ruins and Dragonskull Summit to be consistently active though.

PTsmitty on Upgrade Lands or SB for ...

1 month ago

I have about $150 I can use to upgrade my Modern Mardu deck. I was not sure if I should use it to upgrade my mana base, particularly 3x Blackcleave Cliffs, or work on my sideboard. A couple of sideboard cards I was thinking about were 2x Surgical Extraction, 2x Ensnaring Bridge, and 3x Leyline of the Void. I am kind of leaning towards the sideboard cards since I can use them in other decks, but I was not sure if my sideboard really needed to be changed all that much. The cliffs would allow for my mana to be more consistent because I have had a couple of situations where I have a Dragonskull Summit and Foreboding Ruins in my opening hand so I am cut off from any turn-1 plays. I just want to make sure I am not over valuing the Cliffs and wasting the money on them when I should be working on my sideboard. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

Silverdrake on Insult to Injury to Death

2 months ago

And for lands, you should first of all cut the islands since you're not running blue anymore. If you want to spend a bunch of money and make the deck competitive you're looking at Bloodstained Mire, Blood Crypt, and Blackcleave Cliffs. For more budget options you can look at Foreboding Ruins, Dragonskull Summit, and Evolving Wilds.

Chasmolinker on Jund Midrange

2 months ago

Thanks DarkStarStorm for keeping me honest and for your support. You HAVE been here since I was running Foreboding Ruins and Moldgraf Scavengers. (Yikes!!) I have definitely had quite the bruiser match-ups that you speak of. Jund is my pride and joy and I just want to be able to show my face around my LGS and not get smacked with Flameblade Adept for four rounds. (I checked out that Copycat deck and it looks sweet.)

Thanks again to both of you for being a constant in my notifications. I always look forward to what you have to say.

PTsmitty on Finishing Touches to Mardu Pyromancer: ...

2 months ago

I do like the Foreboding Ruins suggestion. I will have to play test with that and see how it works out. The lethemancer is a good idea too if I want to stay with the discard theme for the deck.

I think I will try the single Lightning Helix for now and adjust as I find is needed after playing the deck a few times. Thanks for all of the input. This has helped a lot!

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