Sandblast

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Common

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Sandblast

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Sandblast deals 5 damage to target attacking or blocking creature.

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Sandblast Discussion

NippDip on Egyptian Gideon

5 days ago

Cards like Sandblast and Magma Spray. It would be great to have four of each.

Rex_JB24 on Second Suns Control 2.0

3 weeks ago

What is your experience playing against fast aggro decks like Ramunap Red? My reason for asking is that your main board has a TON of counterspells but very little board interaction before turn 4 (Gideon of the Trials and Farm making for only 4 interactive spells). If you're on the play against an aggressive deck, this counter suite may do it, but on the draw I think it may be too slow. You have a lot of options to pick from including:

Lifegain: Desert's Hold, Renewed Faith, and Authority of the Consuls (side)

Flat removal: Compulsury Rest and Thopter Arrest

Damage dealing removal: Slash of Talons, Impeccable Timing, and Sandblast

I think the real standouts here are Authority, Slash, Impeccable Timing, and Compulsory Rest. Authority should live in side if you choose to run it, as it will slow aggressive decks and gain you life. Slash and Impeccable timing are both instant speed removal for small creatures, depends on your local meta but Impeccable is probably the better of the two as you can choose to either counter a spell with Censor, or kill a creature on Turn 2. Compulsory Rest on costs 2, but is a permanent solution against Red or Black aggro decks and might be worth a slot even at the loss of tempo. Rest doesn't deal with indestructible, but that's what Cast Out is for

MangaVentFreak13 on B/W Vampires

3 weeks ago

Honestly I tried doing the same sort of deck, and gave up on it. I really don't like that Ixalan didn't give us lords to work with this set. But pushing that aside,

-1 Yahenni, Undying Partisan & Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle. Both of those are Legendary creatures. You don't really want multiples in your hand since you can only have one on the field at a time. Personally, I would replace those copies with copies of Aethersphere Harvester which is also a 3 drop, a flyer (something you don't have much of and has lifelink (twice).

If Sandblast is mainboard to take out Glorybringer or something I guess it's ok? But even then I wouldn't play that many copies of it. I would take out 2 copies for Walk the Plank, Cast Out or Vraska's Contempt. I recommend Walk the Plank because it's efficient, Cast Out and Vraska's Contempt because they are instant speed answers that also can take out Hazoret the Fervent, which is relevant.

Yes, Metallic Mimic's effect does stack in multiples.

Have you considered Legion's Landing? It's front side is decent but the backside can be a mana sink when you aren't drawing anything else to use your mana on.

Also, Mark of the Vampire isn't in standard. Otherwise, your deck looks good. Hope it plays well for you!

Clawsun73 on Kemba Kha artifact deck

1 month ago

Masterwork of Ingenuity for Herald of the Host. Masterwork of Ingenuity is any equipment on the battlefield for 1 mana. Herald is a cool card, but doesn't really fit the deck.

Explorer's Scope for Worn Powerstone. Worn powerstone is pretty bad...

Strata Scythe for Slagwurm Armor. This card seems insane since you are playing mono white.

Spear of Heliod for Infiltration Lens. Makes people not want to attack you if you have 3 mana open. You are trying to make sure your commander is not blocked, that makes this useless.

Stoneforge Masterwork for Accorder's Shield. You summon a lot of cats, this makes Kemba thicc.

Inventors' Fair for Plains. It's just good and there is no reason to have a plains rather than this. (I can trade you one)

Dispatch for Bandage. Don't see bandage being too useful. Dispatch is extremely cheap removal in this deck. (I can trade you this too)

Trailblazer's Boots for Kitesail. Basically unblockable, better than flying.

Golem-Skin Gauntlets for Ring of Thune. This gives more attack than Thune and costs basically the same. (2 play, 1 equip vs. 1 play, 2 equip)

Oblivion Ring for Hold the Gates.

Sandblast for Second Thoughts.

Swords to Plowshares for Aura Blast. Don't need Aura Blast and Erase.

Open the Vaults for Cobbled Wings. If someone casts Vandalblast, you don't automatically lose.

Skullclamp for Staff of Nin. Staff is too expensive mana wise for 1 extra card and 1 damage per turn. Skullclamp is much better draw.

Selfless Spirit for Gorgon's Head. Deathtouch isn't good on a voltron, seems not worth it.

Rogue's Passage for Plains if you don't already have it since you don't have lands listed.

rhine0 on Daxos

1 month ago

So, I have a few ideas we could hash out for this deck, and I included a bunch of cards that I'll just give you, as well as a few cards you should pick up and plan to use, regardless. We can sit down and actually hash this out together if you'd like, or you can wing it and develop something on your own. Either way, I'm stoked you're getting so into this!

Cards You Should Pick Up

Windborn Muse Blind Obedience Noxious FieldUnderworld Connections

Cards I Can Give You

Mortuary MireForsaken SanctuarySeizures--There may be better enchantments, but its still not a bad optionUnhallowed PactViper's KissMolting SnakeskinDead WeightVampire CutthroatSage's ReverieLightformOrc SureshotBattle BrawlerErebos's EmissaryOrdeal of ErebosEraseDisenchantGuardian ZendikonPacifismEthereal ArmorCartouche of SolidarityEphara's RadianceRevoke ExistenceGift of OrzhovaOpen the ArmoryAccursed Witch  FlipHonden of Night's ReachSentry of the UnderworldReckless SpiteSandblastDjeru's RenunciationPeace of MindOrdeal of HeliodGryff's BoonLotus-Eye MysticsUnraveling MummyWayward Servant

Variux on W/B Lockdown

1 month ago

You're going to need removal for this to be viable, more so than Dusk / Dawn. I like the idea of improvising your spells but I don't know how well it will work given it requires a lot to work. You need Inspiring Statuary to not get removed, a lot of servos and you need to actually draw Splendor.

I would incorporate a bunch of Exile spells and creatures in favor of what you currently have, because that will definitely give you more of a "lockdown" feel.

Fairgrounds Warden is cool, as is Angel of Condemnation. Cast Out exists and is great. Fumigate will allow you to stay alive longer as well. I would play creatures like Gifted Aetherborn, Bone Picker so you can fumigate your own creatures and cast Bone Picker for 1 mana, and Wall of Forgotten Pharaohs with deserts. Adding deserts allows you to play Desert's Hold for more lockdown. You'll also need some combat tricks such as Sandblast to destroy attacking creatures. Removal like Grasp of Darkness, Dead Weight, or hand disruption such as Harsh Scrutiny, Lay Bare the Heart are fun too. Then of course have enough mana to drop Overwhelming Splendor. I would maybe even suggest adding in Crested Sunmare alongside some life gain spells or creatures. Alongside your Splendor you can use Torment of Scarabs or Trespasser's Curse.

This is of course if you want a themed "lockdown" prison deck. Exiling and removal are key in these types of decks. You tend to play grindy and widdle away your opponent's life slowly, eventually dropping the Splendor. This will by no means be competitive but it's a theme you can run with, y'know?

I would definitely sideboard Solemnity, Lost Legacy, Dispossess, Oketra's Last Mercy, stuff like that. You want to take away your opponents ability to do things and cast spells, so these cards work nicely.

Hopefully this is what you were looking for. This by no means is super competitive, but like I said, fits the prison lockdown theme.

Hyperalgialysis on GW Tokens [Competitive]

1 month ago

Impeccable Timing Sandblast are both a little better than Hunt the Weak right now. I feel like you could come down to 22 lands and put in 2 Ajani Unyielding.

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