Land — Desert
: Add to your mana pool.
, , Sacrifice Grasping Dunes: Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
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Grasping Dunes Discussion
6 days ago
I think this is a very creative take on the ol' snek dek!
I recommend you drop the Angel of Invention , Aviary Mechanic , and Five of your choice of land (Rishkar gives you all the ramp you need, trust me!) These cards are very clunky and slow in the current meta, plus they open slots up for some better replacement cards and VERY needed spot removal!
Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons x3 This is an incredible replacement for aviary mechanic that allows you to -2/-2 each time you successfully deal damage, and get to potentially make two 1/1 deathtouch sneks (if there are two targets)
Decimator Beetle is a really secretly good top-of-the-curve cheap card in this deck. It has a very decent body in which to place it's (two-four -1/-1 counters on hopefully) that with Snek out on the battlefield lets him also shoot -2/-2 out at the offense each turn. Good replacement for Angel in my book
As for your lands and remaining slots, I say just fiddle with the removal listed and find a good blend! Another great card however to adjust into your 20-21 lands is Grasping Dunes. With snek, it's a -2/-2 shock attached to a land! Very powerful.
Hope you have fun fiddling with my suggestions!
1 week ago
Best way to explain is to explain what an activated ability is.
To quote the rules
"An activated ability is an ability that can be activated by a player by paying a cost"
For Harsh Mentor, this can include any ability someone activates for an artifact, creature, or land. Now this can't include mana abilities, such as Servant of the Conduit's effect, which adds mana to your mana pool.
Standard examples of activated abilities include:
Removing counters from Walking Ballista
Sacrificing clue tokens to draw cards
Tapping Fan Bearer to tap a creature
Sacrificing Grasping Dunes to its own ability
Tapping Luxa River Shrine for either of it's effects
Obviously there are many more examples, but I assume you can understand the point now.
1 week ago
Looks pretty good. I might add a Grasping Dunes or two as a utility land but other than that I think it looks good.
3 weeks ago
If I add the tron lands I would have to compleatly change the deck, and it wasn't meant to be a tron... About the new deserts, I hadn't seen them, taking a quick look at them here, only the Grasping Dunes looks interesting, I may include this card...
1 month ago
I like Channeler Initiate over Exemplar of Strength, mana seems more interesting but depending on how the deck fares they should be interchangeable.As for Grasping Dunes it seems a good idea but again, I might add that if I feel I got too much Forest or Swamp.