Land — Desert
: Add to your mana pool.
, Exile a land card from your graveyard: Hostile Desert becomes a 3/4 Elemental creature until end of turn. It's still a land.
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Hostile Desert Discussion
1 day ago
It's been a long time since I've visited but here's some more suggestions:
Spellweaver Volute - Super unique card that I found recently. Two factors you'll want to consider are the high number of counterspells you have (which are essentially useless for this) and the low number of sorceries you have. I only run with 5 counterspells and my instant/sorcery ratio is closer to 1-to-1.
Spelltwine - really shocked to see this one wasn't suggested yet. 3 cast triggers in one card.
Cascading Cataracts - Another Darksteel Citadel.
Cerulean Wisps - pays for itself and replaces itself.
Contested War Zone - So good news / bad news situation. The bad news is that Mirrorweave doesn't act as a board wipe in this deck like I previously thought. The copies simply become unanimated lands instead of 0/0 elementals. (Although maybe you have it for its general usefulness.) The good news is you can combo Mirrorweave with Contested War Zone if you're into this kind of trickery. The combo works by getting past an opponent's blockers, and then casting Mirrorweave targeting an animated Contested War Zone. All the defending player's creatures become a Contested War Zone and now you control them all.
Hostile Desert - Kinda "meh" but if you have lands in your GY and you want to put them to good use, here's one way. Flavorful too.
Question for you - how do you like Metallurgic Summonings in place of the creatures that share a similar "cast to get stuff" ability - Talrand, Sky Summoner and Docent of Perfection Flip? Would you ever run all of them or would you consider it overkill?
3 days ago
Cards to take out: Lightning Bolt is pretty weak in Commander; Magma Spray same; Tribute to the Wild should be Krosan Grip in my opinion but making each opponent sac isn't bad either; Hostile Desert you want lands to come back and they don't do that from exile; Dictate of the Twin Gods is iffy it can bite you in the butt; Amulet of Vigor not seeing enough tapped cards to make this worth it; Titania's Chosen; Naga Vitalist should be Arbor Elf or Llanowar Elves or Birds of Paradise; Mycoloth and Inferno Titan don't really fit the theme
Cards to add: Gruul Signet, Solemn Simulacrum, Talisman of Impulse, Rite of the Raging Storm, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Ramunap Excavator, Burgeoning, Reforge the Soul, Explore, Thran Dynamo, Mind Stone, Rishkar's Expertise
All suggestions of course
1 week ago
Hope this helps.:)
2 weeks ago
I agree and disagree with your suggestions. Yes the approach is my main win condition, but I don't want that to be my only win con because Lost Legacy would be fatal as it removes my only win con. The plansewalkers are in there as a fall-back plan. As for Oketra the True, I have had her active plenty of times due to my gideons, Hostile Desert and the 1/1 warriors she makes. However I may replace my Farm / Market with Blessed Alliance in the sideboard. My Hour of Revelation is for only as a last resort and has never failed me. Any other suggestions?
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Got a few singles for this deck! Hostile Desert was from a pack.
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Evolving Wilds is mainly to get more activation out of Hostile Desert mainly against control based decks.