Rugged Highlands


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Duel Decks: Mind vs Might (DDS) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Basic land
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Rugged Highlands


Rugged Highlands enters the battlefield tapped.

When Rugged Highlands enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

: Add or to your mana pool.

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Rugged Highlands Discussion

Captain_Howel on Slagwurm Sentinel

3 weeks ago

Hey! Love the deck idea; having reliable defense while you just chill and burn out your opponent is a great way to make red and green work together in Pauper, which is something I'm currently struggling to do.

I ran a few playtests with it, and there are a couple of minor, fixable problems.

First, consider replacing Gruul Guildgate with Rugged Highlands, which is a direct upgrade with no downsides. This assumes you want to stick with taplands; personally I prefer something with more speed like Crumbling Vestige, but admittedly it is less reliable for mana fixing. Speaking of which, Abundant Growth is alright, but given that this is a two-color deck and one of the colors is green, there's a much stronger mana fixer/accelerant in the form of one of my all-time favorite cards, Utopia Sprawl. It raises the asking price of the deck considerably for a Pauper-legal card, but it's just so great since it makes the enchanted Forest produce 2 mana instead of one, and the second mana can be either color.

Next, the most common problem in playtests was one of two things: either the burn cards were there but without enough mana to get the job done quick, or the mana was plentiful but the burn cards were absent. At times even the problem was the mana production of Battle Hymn couldn't be used to play more defenders because there weren't yet enough defenders in play, which was very frustrating. Battle Hymn seems like it would favor a deck of more small creatures; other red accelerants like Rite of Flame might fare better. Either way, the aforementioned Utopia Sprawl helps, but an additional burn card would help as well.

UpsetTomcat on The Wolfpack

1 month ago

I always love seeing these ultra-budget decks, since I try to keep mine under $30 or so. But all your cards should go for every advantage you can get.

Rootbound Crag is much better than Timber Gorge, or just use Rugged Highlands if you want to keep it cheap.

Giant Growth or Mutagenic Growth are better than Titanic Growth. Or maybe use Become Immense if you don't have much graveyard interaction.

Assault Strobe or Temur Battle Rage are usually better than Uncaged Fury.

2Kostly on

1 month ago

Wouldn't you still run some rocks? (Sol Ring, Hedron Archive, Gruul Signet) And some double lands like Gruul Turf or Rugged Highlands for fixing?

ibstudent2200 on

3 months ago

Destructive Tampering is probably better than Blinding Flare, and neither card is very good. If you want to spend an uncommon slot on it, Gruul Charm is so much better.

Rugged Highlands is probably the best common tapland for your colors.

Your Noble plays well with token generators like Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command. Scatter the Seeds might be worth considering as well.

Goblin Bushwhacker is insane with tokens, and most decks that run Reckless Bushwhacker should run both.

Your creatures are generally terrible. There's no other way I can put it. You're playing a bunch of 2/2's and 2/1's for 2 mana with slight upside, and 3/2's for 3 mana with the same. Kashi-Tribe Warriors stands out because it's a 5-mana 2/4. There are so many 5-drops that are better (ex. Stampeding Elk Herd). Alternatively, you could skip the 5-drops and just play more 1-drops and 2-drops (Wild Nacatl, Kird Ape, Burning-Tree Emissary stand out).

Life Goes On is a sideboard-only card that you bring in against burn decks. Never mainboard it because it's generally bad.

You describe Massive Raid as a generally solid burn spell. Outnumber does the same thing for , except it can't go to your opponent's face. And if you want to talk about burn spells that actually deserve to be called "solid", Lightning Bolt is where you should be starting.

You're a green aggro deck in Noble, therefore Rancor is probably good in your deck.

I wonder if Stampede Driver would be good in this deck.

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