Rugged Highlands

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Common
Core Set 2020 (M20) Basic land
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

Land

Rugged Highlands enters the battlefield tapped.

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

: Gain or .

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Rugged Highlands Discussion

Sedohr on Rioting against Humans

5 days ago

So from playing in MTG arena it runs decently and if I get a good start with the cards for all parts of early, mid, and late game it runs real well. For example I'll be able to get 3 lands out on turn 2 by dropping a forest and Arboreal Grazer turn 1, then ideally a Gruul Guildgate or Rugged Highlands with the ability. Next turn I drop a mountain or forest and can drop Grumgully, the Generous or Rhythm of the Wild . Then turn 3 I drop another forest or mountain and can play Frenzied Arynx , with two sets of Riot or Riot plus a +1/+1. Then from there I just keep dropping land and planeswalkers as I can, and usually I am able to drop my Wrecking Beast and/or End-Raze Forerunners later to finish the game.

I've also noted Domri, Anarch of Bolas really really helps with early-mid game ramp+control. I'll have one or two creatures on the field but with his -2 ability to make creatures fight, I'm able to clear the field or keep the field equal between us while I continue to ramp up to late game.

I'm somewhat starting to feel the limits of Barge In too. As there will be times I have defenders and could successfully block without dying if I gave them the +2/+2, but since the spell only works on attackers I'm unable to do so. On the flip side though it does help me attack as expected. I've had some people try to sacrifice defenders mid game against my creatures without trample, and I can add this on after they already declared defenders. So basically it means I NEED to play aggressive where possible if I have them in my hand since I can't use them for defense. I might sideboard something else tough if I find I need to be on the defensive a lot more against a specific player in a tournament or bo3. This fits the theme of the deck though with riot allowing me to choose more aggression with Haste as needed early game, or use one of the riot stacks for haste late game.

In my arena deck I don't have Skarrgan Hellkite , so I just put in a 4th Frenzied Arynx and that has made sure I draw them more often. Something I 100% forgot though was that Grumgully, the Generous is a legendary creature. I've had a few games in Arena so far where I have two by mid game, and was worried I wouldn't have anything to drop when I emptied my hand out otherwise. Luckily (maybe?) so far they have targeted Grumgully, the Generous and killed him quickly. So in those cases I've been able to still play my other Grumgully, the Generous after the 1st is killed without waiting too long. With that though, I might look at removing one Grumgully, the Generous (to bring to a total of 3) to replace with the 4th Frenzied Arynx .

Sorin_Markov_1947 on My T2

2 weeks ago

Why Growth-Chamber Guardian ? He's not that great and he's super mana expensive if you want to get him going. I might also take out Wildwood Tracker , since he stops growing at 2/2 and generally isn't great. You need some big creatures to put the threat on your opponent. I'd recommend Questing Beast and Skarrgan Hellkite . You also definitely want Embercleave (2-3 of them).

Next, your mana. 20 lands is not enough. Most competitive decks run 22-24. Since this is a low-mana deck, I'd recommend 22 (but you should experiment and see what works). You also need 4x Stomping Ground instead of Rugged Highlands . Any tapped land is a risk of putting yourself a full turn behind your opponent.

griffstick on Marisi's Twinclaws Voltron

2 months ago

I'm not saying add them all but add a few of them. I know speed is probably of very much importance to the build so no need to add all of these. But I think adding like 4 or 5 duels and 4 or more cycling lands

Gattison on Carpe Diem

5 months ago

I would personally start by cutting Regrowth (too situational), Assault Strobe (too redundant), Pandemonium & Bedlam (too easy for them to hurt you more) and maybe Rampant Growth (you have other, similar cards that are simply better, so I doubt you'll miss it).

Then I would throw whatever multicolored lands in there that I could, even it's just stuff like Gruul Guildgate and Rugged Highlands .

Flooremoji on Flight of Dragons

7 months ago

Without actuualy affecting your budget, I would replace your current duels with Kazandu Refuge and Rugged Highlands . 1 Life can really make a difference!

quadmiller7 on Temur

7 months ago

+1 Stomping Ground total 4.98

-1 Rugged Highlands

eliakimras on Gishath's Dino Army

8 months ago

You might consider some land ramp for early Gishath on board: Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Circuitous Route , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim and Hour of Promise will do it. You might also consider swap some suboptimal lands for more basics: Blighted Steppe , Tranquil Expanse , Timber Gorge , Rugged Highlands , Vivid Meadow .

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Rugged Highlands occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

RG (Gruul): 1.15%