Return to Dust

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) None
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon

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Return to Dust

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Exile target artifact or enchantment. If you played this spell during one of your main phases, you may exile up to one other target artifact or enchantment.

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Return to Dust Discussion

Coward_Token on Rise of the Lich Queen

2 days ago

She's kinda parasitic, but Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim should be online a lot of the time in this deck. I'd lean towards swapping it in for Return to Dust but I'm kinda biased against that card's CMC.

Enral on Rhys, then redeemed

1 week ago

I'll suggest Path to Exile and Return to Dust as other removals you might consider. Craterhoof Behemoth, Tooth and Nail, and Natural Order will end games quick. Avenger of Zendikar is insane. Skullclamp for free card draw with your tokens.

RedDeckTries on Emmara Commander

1 week ago

Welcome to the format! The first thing thats jumping out at me is this deck needs ramp. The good thing is you're in Green, so you have a lot of nice options for ramping and colour fixing. Traveler's Amulet is something I'd cut, because you have access to spells that put extra land directly on the battlefield. Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Grow from the Ashes, Harrow and Natural Connection are the types of cards you should be considering. Emmara has lovely Mark Winters art so lets try and make sure we can pay to get her out on the battlefield! Growth Spasm finds land and gets you a token! I try to run 36/7 lands and at least 6 pieces of ramp, but prefer 8-10. The most important thing in EDH is getting to cast your spells.

Sundering Growth fits your populate theme and you're going to find that SO MANY decks in Commander have problem artifacts and enchantments you're going to want to destroy.

Another fun (and very cheap) effect for GW tokens is Glare of Subdual. I don't think its essential, but its a nice trick.

When I had a token deck, if I was running Decimator of the Provinces like you are I liked to run From Beyond. Gets you a token every turn but then searching out your big eldrazi when your ready for a big attack is great. Awakening Zone also gives you a free token once a turn. AZ is like $3 as of this posting, most everything else so far I've mentioned should be a buck or under. Going up in price to $7 or $8 is Anointed Procession, which is the cheapest token-doubling effect I think you can get right now.

As a general rule for Commander, always make sure you run ramp removal. Things like Swords to Plowshares and Return to Dust are really good in the format and will almost never be a dead card. If theme is important, something like Feral Incarnation (or any other high cmc spell) can become Ezuri's Predation.

Regoober on We Don't Need No Education

1 week ago

I think you can cut some of the more meh walls like Fortified Rampart and Dazzling Rampart For interaction cards like Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift, Beast Within, Return to Dust etc. (Flying is great, extra card draw and ramp are nice, but vanilla walls are literally just another brick.)

I was very surprised to not see Overgrown Battlement... It's the Priest of Titania to your deck!

Meekstone seems like an Auto-include here Only Azor and Shalai are negatively effected by it (and It shuts down lots of tall aggro decks).

Reconnaissance is Pseudo-vigilance for {W} that might add to your pillowy goodness (and general vorthos vibe).

The boardwipes Slaughter the Strong and Fell the Mighty would give you HUGE advantage over opponents creatures just as Dusk does.

All-in-all, you're on your way. I don't think it's terribly competitive, but the point of commander is to have fun. So when you're turn 5 dealing 20 damage over the top with flying walls that give you card advantage, I think you'll be having a blast!

Kingtalk on First Deck, Dinosaur Commander

3 weeks ago

I'm a pretty big fan of dinosaurs, this deck overall looks good, could use a little work though. As far as lands go, I'd add in Jungle Shrine, Path of Ancestry, Rogue's Passage, and Kessig Wolf Run. If you want to splurge and ensure you can color fix more reliably, maybe throw in City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and Forbidden Orchard too. One of my favorite cards in this deck is Congregation at Dawn because it can either set up your commander to do crazy work, or just set you up for a combo, or even just grab a few mana dorks. Defense of the Heart is also a fantastic card in this deck. I like to run Return to Dust in any deck that can run it because it's stellar removal. I see you have a couple Huatli planeswalkers, and they're good, but I'd also consider Domri Rade and Samut, the Tested. As for creatures, I see you have a few that can trigger the 'Enrage' keyword, but only two creatures that have the keyword. I built my dino deck around that keyword becuase I think it's really powerful. Consider adding in Bellowing Aegisaur, Ripjaw Raptor, Siegehorn Ceratops, Silverclad Ferocidons, and Trapjaw Tyrant. I'd also consider adding in Zacama, Primal Calamity, Temple Altisaur, and Territorial Hammerskull. For creatures to support your dinos, Drover of the Mighty, Druid of the Anima, and Priest of the Wakening Sun and all pretty good. Odric, Lunarch Marshal is an include in this deck because of all the keywords flying around, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn is a reason enough to include him. They're not dinos, but there are two gods from Theros block that are great in here (and in general) Xenagos, God of Revels and Iroas, God of Victory are worthy includes in my opinion. For artifacts I like Door of Destinies and Caltrops to trigger your enrage abilities. Those are just a few suggestions, if you want to check out my dinosaur tech I'll link it here.

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