Scalding Tarn


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Rare
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Zendikar Rare

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Scalding Tarn


, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Scalding Tarn: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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13.83 TIX $16.37 Foil


Scalding Tarn Discussion

Karma1452 on We didn't start the fire!

4 hours ago

instead of Izzet Guildgate you could use Scalding Tarn to go looking for Steam Vents or Sulfur Falls.

brokendwarf on W: Various things

20 hours ago

Looking to finish off my mana fixing for various EDH decks.


GeminiSpartanX on Foil MM Fetch: Keep or ...

1 day ago

I'm wondering the same thing myself. I opened a foil Scalding Tarn and am wondering if the prices are depressed since the set is new, or if they'll start to go up in the next few weeks. Looking at the tcgplayer prices right now, I think that they are lower than what they'll end up at in a few months, so I'm hesitant to trade mine away unless I'm getting exactly what I want for it. Your foil flats seems pretty undervalued right now, so if you're not in a rush it seems like a good idea to sit on it for a while, provided you think you'll have someone to trade it to in the future.

TheAlexGnan on AtomicEmpire

2 days ago

hmm... i think in terms of sheer power level, the grixis home brew is still the worst. you will probably have the lowest win percentage with it. second worst right now i would put jeskai nahiri. casting a 4drop sorcery speed spell will not win you games in modern right now in my opinion. nahiri is far to vulnerable to stuff like Countersquall and Cryptic Command, and also plain aggro strategies.

Which version of grixis control is the best I cant really say, and of course i'm biased towards my own build (without AV).

An argument that would favour my list is that Grixis Delver is pretty popuular at the moment, and my list is much closer to that than AV-lists.

In terms of most wins, I probably have to go with AV-Grixis Control, a la Corey Burckhart (4 cryptics, 3 tasigurs, 4 AV, etc) simply because the competitive scene right now says so.

also, I would definitly buy Scalding Tarn before i buy Ancestral Vision. having the best fetches is very important in grixis, because its color requirements are the most greedy of all shards.

AtomicEmpire on TheAlexGnan

2 days ago

Hey. Sorry if I'm bugging you. I have been having some serious doubts about what to build. I have Jeskai Draw-Go built, and if I spend about $150 I can have a completed Jeskai Nahiri list without the Scalding Tarn. On the other hand, I am still in a place where I can invest in Bloody Singleminded or Grixis Control. The problem with Grixis Control is that I don't have money for Ancestral Vision. I realize that the list is without the AV, so I thought I'd ask you. Is Jeskai Nahiri a better choice than Bloody Singleminded or Rocket Science, or is Grixis Control without Scalding Tarn or Ancestral Vision a better choice. On a similar note, is Grixis Control better w/out Ancestral Vision, as you play, or is Jeskai Nahiri a better choice? I know that I love playing my homebrew, A Ghastly Vision, but Grixis Control is probably more competitive. Jeskai Nahiri, however, is also climbing on the competitive scale. It all really boils down to whether the cost of buying Scalding Tarn and possibly Ancestral Vision outweigh the fact that I already have a lot of Jeskai Nahiri built. The tempting part of our Grixis Midrange lists is that I do not have to purchase Scalding Tarn as is a splash in they, albeit a much needed one. Thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

GeminiSpartanX on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 days ago

I went 2-1 with my draft deck here, which I thought was the bomb. Only lost out to a nut-drafted esper blink deck with resto-angel and Mistmeadow Witch eternally blinking Dinrova Horror and the white splicer.

I bought only one pack afterwards and it happened to have Blood Moon and foil Scalding Tarn. It made my day ;)

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

4 days ago

I drafted on Saturday and my rares were Cavern of Souls, Marsh Flats, got past an Abrupt Decay, and then in my last pack opened a Tarmogoyf. My prize packs also had a Scalding Tarn, Basilisk Collar, and 2 Inquisition of Kozilek. Needless to say I was very satisfied, especially because I never get lucky like that in any type of limited event.

The funniest thing was that my buddy had just bought a box of Japanese Eternal Masters and he had me open up his first pack due to my hot streak...It was a Force of Will.

GeminiSpartanX on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

5 days ago

EpicFreddi- I'm glad I avoided opening a box of MM17, tempting though it was to buy at $190 on release day. I went to a draft and opened a pack with a foil Scalding Tarn and a Blood Moon, and the shop was cool enough to let me buy that pack to replace it with another random one for the draft. Even better, the replacement pack had a Snapcaster Mage, so I made out like a bandit :D

However at the end of the night, the guy who opened up the goyf traded it into the store for 5 more packs, and opened absolute garbage, so I was able to see variance at work in the booster lottery.

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