Retreat to Hagra

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Retreat to Hagra

Enchantment

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —

  • Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains deathtouch until the end of turn.
  • Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Retreat to Hagra Discussion

Wolfrage76 on Leviathan Edgar Markov IXN

4 days ago

I always suggest Olivia Voldaren in a vampire heavy deck as she's my fave. Toss something in to give her Death Touch (I like Retreat to Hagra) or something like Neko-Te and 2 mana goes a long way, plus the ability to steal their dudes (not as important in your creature heavy deck but still). Even without death touch 2 mana pings work great on weenies.

But in a similar vein though off theme a bit, Goblin Sharpshooter and Scalding Salamander are 2 great cards to use against token or horde decks (especially if you can give death touch or use something like Neko-Te.

Maybe Urza's Incubator? Get those low CMC dudes even lower?

And definitely Teferi's Protection

ElderCheese on Rakdos Party

1 month ago

Retreat to Hagra may end up replacing Palace Siege at some point as I continue trying to drop the CMC of this deck. I'm not sure I need more play testing.

geekoftheages on Rakdos Party

1 month ago

Impact Tremors and Retreat to Hagra are both cheap and useful ways to get the initial damage you need through to an opponent to cast rakdos. I've found them super useful in my deck.

andymaul123 on fungkm-mtg

1 month ago

Hi fungkm-mtg! I've never played a hard combo-control lands deck, mostly because the precedent in legacy has lands decks grinding out long games with punishing fire or setting up a Marit Lage.

That being said, there are several options for a WUB based combo-control deck. The first thing that comes to mind is a Seasons Past loop with a tutor and Splendid Reclamation. You'll have do the math and figure out when it goes infinite for your needs, but it's a way to generate infinite mana and/or landfall triggers. Something like Ob Nixilis, the Fallen or Retreat to Hagra would end the game.

I've played with Storm Cauldron and Manabond before, and it's a blast (mine was in a Borborygmos Enraged shell). I'd highly recommend it, because it's incredibly disruptive. There's also Mana Breach and Land Equilibrium. I've always wanted to try this type of archetype, so if you do please keep me posted on its development! I have a foil Roil Elemental that I pulled back in the day that has sat in my box for years waiting for the right shell, and so I'm personally vested in this idea for you.

A lands deck can also feature the Dakmor Salvage and The Gitrog Monster combo. Skirge Familiar will get you lots of mana, as can one of my personal favorites Cadaverous Bloom. Traditionally Tasigur lists use infinite mana to loop Reality Shift to mill the table, but with a big-mana set up I'd run something with more flair like Villainous Wealth. If you're unfamiliar with the Reality Shift loop, a quick google should get you the basics.

You still have access to Dark Depths and a suite of cards to cheat it out in Thief of Blood, AEther Snap, Vampire Hexmage, and Hex Parasite if you want redundancy with Thespian's Stage. Having Marit Lage as a backup is always a good idea.

Walk the Aeons is a personal favorite card of mine, and it's not hard to figure out a way to go infinite with it if you have the support. Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Crucible of Worlds is enough to do the trick.

Lastly, there are the dark ways of Pox and Death Cloud if you want to try stax. I have very little experience in that realm, but figured I'd drop it in case it piqued your interest.

All this thinking about sultai lands has me wanting to build a sister deck to my main one now :P

Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on Please, Please, Please HELP (FNM ...

2 months ago

1x Canyon Slough, 1x Smoldering Marsh.

I was sifting through some stuff and was thinking maybe just Mono Black with lots of value creatures?

Something like 3x Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, 1xTorment of Hailfire, 1xYahenni, Undying Partisan, 1x Kalitas, 4xHeir of Falkenrath, 4x Gifted Aetherborn, 4x Bearer of Silence, 1x Wastes, 1x Evolving Wilds, 2x Trial of Ambition, 2x Cartouche of Ambition, 4x Reaver Drone, 2x Harsh Scrutiny and 1x Smothering Abomination, maybe some Bone Pickers, Ruinous Paths. I also like Retreat to Hagra.

I probably need more removal + hand disruption like you said. And maybe 1x Claim / Fame.

Thoughts?

Verusor on Heaven's gate

2 months ago

You've got some sweet creatures, but you really need more ways to ping your opponents if you want to use Rakdos as your commander. A few good cheap cards for that:

RowdyMagic18 on

2 months ago

Wow! I love this deck! Reminds me of a deck I play at my casual gaming sessions!

+1!!

Some things I would like to suggest,

1.) you might want to add some more removal to protect yourself from creatures. For me, Fatal Push, and Grasp of Darkness, comes to mind. I recommend adding a full playset of each.

2.) To make the deck even faster, maybe add 2-3 copies of Tireless Tracker?

Here's my idea:

Drop

-1 The Gitrog Monster

-1 Retreat to Hagra

-1 Retreat to Kazandu

-2 Appetite for the Unnatural (move to sideboard)

-2 Merciless Resolve (depending if you want to add tireless tracker)

-2 Heroic Intervention

-1 Collective Brutality

Add

+4 Fatal Push

+4 Grasp of Darkness

+2-3 Tireless Tracker?

Again an awesome deck!

Best of luck on the battlefield!

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