Salt Flats


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered Uncommon
Vintage Masters Rare
Tempest Rare

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Salt Flats


Salt Flats enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Add or to your mana pool. Salt Flats deals 1 damage to you.

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Salt Flats Discussion

djewell on Saskia the Unyielding Suicide EDH

1 month ago

I'm making one of these myself, but with a focus on Darien, King of Kjeldor. Ever thought of using lands like Barbarian Ring, Brushland, Centaur Garden, Llanowar Wastes, Nomad Stadium, Pine Barrens, Salt Flats, Scabland, Sulfurous Springs, or Tomb of Urami? While for my deck, they only help a lot when I have Darien out.. They can get you consistent life loss early on in the game and stay with you throughout.. even if you don't need the mana, you can float it!

Epochalyptik on Let's add cycles to the ...

3 months ago

Salt Marsh exists. There's also Salt Flats.

Not to mention how utterly broken the exile effect is.

Oak_Guy on

4 months ago

Scoured Barrens is a must include, even if you just replace Salt Flats. Also, how about Radiant Fountain or Kabira Crossroads? Your land count is kind of low, I would add Kor Cartographer and/or Liliana's Shade. Recur them early and often with Athroes, Phyrexian Reclamation, Ravos, Soultender, etc. For further land triggers I started to run Ruin Ghost, bounce those life gain lands. Don't forget to tap them before you bounce them.

If you want little dorks, Deathgreeter and Soul Warden are in my Karlov of the Ghost Council deck.

How about Karlov himself, or Treasury Thrull ? I have gotten huge value from both.

If you average game is 3+ opponents, Shattered Angel is great value.

And get Thought Vessel or Library of Leng and ditch Spellbook, very little value from that card.

WillySmasher on

4 months ago

I totally understand 2 color decks are a hard mana base to build, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth always helps with black mana but is pricey. Mirrodin's Core is a good one. Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds help get the lands you need but they enter tapped. Mana Confluence, Caves of Koilos, and Salt Flats are nice since you have lifegain.

Gidgetimer on Controlling The Field

9 months ago

It is interesting that Forsaken Sanctuary was mentioned as as being "just better" than Salt Flats when Concealed Courtyard, Fetid Heath, Scoured Barrens, and Shambling Vent. All exist and are strictly better than either of the two.

As I said in the other thread you need some win conditions, and not just the two mentioned earlier in this comment section. In a 100 card deck at least 10 spots should be dedicated to winning the game.

You are also running a bit light on mana sources. My oloro deck runs 45 sources and the average cmc is only slightly higher than yours. I would suggest running 8 or 9 more sources to bring the total up to 44-45.

There are some cards that you can just do a straight swap and come out ahead.

Swamp->Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Salt Flats->Fetid Heath

Ruinous Path->Vindicate

Now comes the problem of deck building philosophy and what you can do to make a deck that isn't just a good stuff deck. Counter spells in general are not great in multiplayer games. You can not match multiple opponents 1-for-1 without a huge card advantage engine so they are really only used to protect win conditions. One of your counter spells is a bit problematic for me though even if you do decide to run counters in general. What do you anticipate countering with Mental Misstep that matters beyond turn 4-5?

Prosperity is not really a good card for control. You are spending your resources on your turn in order to give everyone cards.

You do not have enough shuffle effects for Scroll Rack, Sensei's Divining Top, or brainstorm to be much use. Running the off color fetches would make them slightly better, but I am still not sure about them.

That is all I have for now, let me know if you have any specific questions about stuff that isn't going well and I will try to address them.

Mortem on Controlling The Field

9 months ago

Forsaken Sanctuary is just better Salt Flats.

Kjartan on Netdeck Hate (Burn)

11 months ago

Langhi -

And when I put onto battlefield in turn zero Leyline of Sanctity, you should have a problem .

stkman1999 -

youll be dead before that :)

Snapdisastermage - That's the sound of sarcasm, if I ever heard it, (even though I Read it). I'm sure it's just a joke. But take it with a grain of Salt Flats otherwise :) It's kinda funny both as, and not as a joke. (Though the ladder more the "Ill have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals" kind of funny.")

Sicohippy on Tariel

1 year ago

You are definitely lacking in Mana Ramp here in this deck. If I were you I'd add a few staples like Myriad Landscape,

Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Basalt Monolith

I know some of these are expensive, but some cheap dual lands you might want to add may be:Boros Garrison, Scabland,Battlefield Forge, Clifftop Retreat

dual Black/Red Lands

Rakdos Carnarium, Shadowblood Ridge, Blood Crypt, Graven Cairns

and some white/blacks would be

Salt Flats, Orzhov Basilica, and Isolated Chapel

I know these lands are expensive, some are over $1-$5 a pop, but the truth is that to run an efficient deck in Mardu like this, you need fewer lands, and more mana ramp, having 4 lands in your hand wont change the fact that you can only play 1 land per turn, unless you are playing and have cards out like Exploration. This isn't a bad deck, you just need to work on your mana base and research, here is a good doubler for a low price:

Caged Sun

additionally, excellent artifacts include:

Coldsteel Heart, Everflowing Chalice, Fellwar Stone

some land searches, incase you are getting scrapped for a certain colour.

Land searchers: Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map, Mycosynth Wellspring

Finally, here is a good resource for dual lands:

Dual Lands List

I've only added to suggestions the cards that are cheaper for you, with the exception of a few that I think are excellent staples.