Scavenger Grounds


Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Scavenger Grounds

Land — Desert

: Add to your mana pool.

, , Sacrifice a Desert: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Scavenger Grounds Discussion

Murphy77 on Cats.

2 days ago

I would rather play Scavenger Grounds than add in Watchers of the Dead, which adds nothing to your creatures. Is there some way that you could work in at least 2 Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip? The mana-ramp can be particularly useful - specially if you are drawing extra cards.

My version of this deck is Kittens Play

Haldarious on Lanterns and Lobotomy

4 days ago

Have you considered Circu, Dimir Lobotomist? Also thinking more than one piece of graveyard hate would be good, like a Scavenger Grounds or Relic of Progenitus

ArcticJohn on

6 days ago

I think the Scavenger Grounds is good to have since God-Pharaoh's Gift is picking up numbers, and there is a certain god that also uses graveyards as resource.

As for Yahenni, Undying Partisan having 2 i don't think is much of a deal, and it is the best sac outlet you can have, either for turning on Bontu the Glorified or to sac servos for the Marionette Master, and i have found Ruthless Knave to be a bit mana greedy.

Nice results ;) i haven't played much games and didn't face many of the top tier decks, i suppose you faced many of them, besides merfolk, what is the worst matchup?

-Arcanity- on

6 days ago

ArcticJohn Scavenger Grounds sounds legit. I'm not sure about reducing knave for Yahenni, Undying Partisan, as it's legendary and drawing both'd be bad. And yes, I've used it in fnm and a few private tourneys. best result was 9-2/5-0 in terms of matches. Has a problem with merfolk, for some reason.

ArcticJohn on

6 days ago

hi there, i also have been trying out the deck, i made a couple changes mainboard, i reduced Ruthless Knave to 3 and added another Yahenni, Undying Partisan, and -1 Field of Ruin and -1 Swamp and added 2 Scavenger Grounds.

Sideboard also made some changes but the core is mostly the same.

Have you tried it in any tournament? I only go to playtest it in a couple of games.

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

1 week ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

Pieguy396 on Dirty Energy

1 week ago

Have you considered a couple of Ifnir Deadlands as a removal-spell-in-a-pinch? Your mana seems strong enough that I doubt you'll need to pay life for a all that often. It also gives you extra fodder for Scavenger Grounds if you need it.

Furani on Standrad - Mono Black Vampires

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice to see that ppl play the only and true color... Black Dominance! (No pun intended)

The card that I would like to suggest is: Gonti's Machinations which does the same yet better as Dark Nourishment (also it's CMC is way to high to be effective)

If you would like a bit more competitive mana base; you might want to take out 10 swamps for: 2x Scavenger Grounds, 4x Ifnir Deadlands and 4x Sunscorched Desert.

And to max the value of Yahenni, Undying Partisan's sac ability, Bishop of the Bloodstained and Skymarch Bloodletter ETB effect, as well as Gifted Aetherborn's deathtouch (To kill treats w/o losing creature value and gaining 4 instead of 2 life, if not more). I highly recommend a playset of Supernatural Stamina. Only for and on instant speed.

Hope these upgrades help, and they should be rather cheap.

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