Retreat to Kazandu


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier 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
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP) Uncommon

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Retreat to Kazandu


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

  • Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.
  • You gain 2 life.

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Retreat to Kazandu Discussion

Pieguy396 on Ajani health

1 month ago

Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have some suggestions for you:

In any case, enjoy your deck!

Fairmount on Semi budget Modern Landfall

1 month ago

Akoum Firebird, Retreat to Valakut, Retreat to Kazandu- which works nicely with Undergrowth Champion

Zujiry on Ain't No Mountain High Enough

2 months ago

Few ideas:

felletje on Azusa: ultimate tree domination plan

2 months ago

I understand. And indeed, rites does give you that extra land when your deck goes off and you draw an extra 20 cards for example. Ill look into it for sure.

As a side note, I'm convinced that Retreat to Kazandu and Rites of Flourishing are not compareable. Retreats purpose is not card advantage, but board presence and to combo. It is actually a vital piece to the strategy.

For instance, 2 months ago I played at my LGS against some selvala deck and a mono black deck. The selvala had the balls to play Primal Vigor on her turn 4 (using selvala to do so). Well the following turn I had retreat, a fetch and a Ramunap Excavator netting me 6 landfall triggers and 12 counters in total. Things spiraled out of control pretty quickly. Ofcourse this is a ludicrous situation, but the point is that with Retreat to Kazandu I can generate board presence by actually gaining mana instead of spending it.

anton6776 on Azusa: ultimate tree domination plan

2 months ago

I'm aware. The reason I suggested rites is because I used to run a RG landfall deck & when each land buffs your creature by 2 or even 4 power & all of your creatures get buffed, stacking additional land effects can be really good. Additionally the biggest problem I had with that deck was running out of gas to trigger landfall & other buff effects so card draw was really powerful. Same reason I suggested Animist's. If you can trigger landfall 3 times or more you have game finishing potential. You could be right about rites, but I think it'll do Retreat to Kazandu's job better just from my experience playing both cards.

Necro on Kneel before Atraxa

2 months ago

I know, i need Life from the Loam. And i need, at first, too missing fetch lands :D Academy Rector - im not sure, if this is necessary card to Atraxa. When opponent exile it or return to hand, it makes nothing. And tutor to the battlefield when he/she died? I havent enchantments with high CMC. Its good for Pernicious Deed and Rest in Peace, second is important for tutor. I will think about it.Spike Weaver - i must say, i have sometimes problems with second same color mana in mana cost. And that is reason, why he is not any longer in deck. But with trim deck, i can test him in next game. I wanna add more counterspells, but i am limited by maximum 100 cards. When i add someting, i must remove someting :D :D Fastbond + Zuran Orb is very nice combo. In Atraxa i dont maybe need Orb :D :D I am just joking :D Maybe in future, when i dont know what do with money...

Shapers' Sanctuary is in testing from Ixalan cards. It is draw effekt on permanent for mana. Yes, i need creatures for profit this, but who of my opponents dont wannna kill my mana creatures...Consecrated Sphinx is, as i write in Description, just draw effect in mid or late game. It will be replaced for Gaddock Teeg. I hope, before Christmas tournaments...Pull from Tomorrow - i dont think about remove it. It is very good. Draw X and discard only one. Much better than Blue Sun's Zenith.And Retreat to Kazandu? I think about his end in this deck. +1/+1 counters arent necessary and 2 life in landfall can replaced by Zuran Orb. Especially when i can use orb in infinite combo...

thehat on Advertise your deck!

2 months ago

I like the style of your desert deck Seshiro.

This is a very rough draft of my modern Gideon Tribal deck. These are all the rage now and I think a lot of them try to do too much. I built this before the Legend rule change so it now feels a little different, but I think it still stands on its own.

Development feedback requested.

Nice build I can't believe I didn't see the Noose Constrictor while I was building this in standard. I built a few versions of something similar and have been working on a modern legal version for a while. Until now my best (read most consistently winning) version have involved landfall cards from BFZ. Later versions of my Standard Lands builds included Gitrog but as I lose him this weekend in standard I have started moving more towards a standard build of this type.

Some examples

Standard landsStandard lands

The versions that actually got built and did well ended up including cards like Jaddi Offshoot and Retreat to Kazandu. As this deck is casual you can go a little nuts and run much more powerful landfall cards from older sets like Lotus Cobra or Scrib Nibblers. (I only tried to pick cards that wouldn't break your storyline)

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