Scoured Barrens

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Basic land
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Scoured Barrens

Land

Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield tapped.

When Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

: Add or to your mana pool.

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Scoured Barrens Discussion

Suns_Champion on Yin and Yang

1 month ago

Nice! I like lifegain Karlov a lot, been considering building him.

Glad you already have Well of lost dreams and Sunbond because those were my first suggestions.

Cradle of Vitality is very good with Karl, and you'll want the commander staples Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves to protect him.

Blind Obedience is good control and more lifegain triggers.

Vona, Butcher of Magan is a great compliment to the commander and a good lifegain payoff. This is important because why gain life if you can't use it to your advantage? Along that line of thinking, Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence are great card draw engines, and Phyrexian Reclamation is great recursion.

Since you have no mana base yet, I'll finish up with that. Pristine Talisman, Crypt Ghast, Scoured Barrens, Bontu's Monument, and Radiant Fountain will all get you some life triggers. Orzhov Signet, Command Tower, Orzhov Basilica, Tainted Field, Caves of Koilos, Isolated Chapel, Temple of Silence, Opal Palace, Terramorphic Expanse, Shambling Vent, and a bunch of plains and swaps to equal about 36 lands.

Hope some of this helps!

HashMasta on Exalted Deck W/B

1 month ago

just as an idea, you could try using exalted with something like Soulflayer with filling up graveyard with ability creatures such as Drogskol Reaver, Zetalpa, Primal Dawn, Gurmag Swiftwing, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Akroma, Angel of Wrath and stuff like that.

mix in doublestrike, lifelink, haste, hexproof, bla bla with exalted and you got a pretty tough creature to deal with.

I would try and use things like Zombie Infestation to fill up graveyard and keep a good board state for when needed.

some other key things I think this needs is probably a Victim of Night instead of your murder. just cause not many popular creatures are those types. or you could use Go for the Throat. also since you run orzhov, Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking are gonna be great cause they target all permanents except unmaking targets nonland sad sad

as your lands go, would always go for dual lands when 2-color and above. Caves of Koilos, Scoured Barrens, Orzhov Guildgate are your more budget ones. Marsh Flats and Godless Shrine do have a bit of a price on them but its cause they are good. however if you do not wanna spend that kinda money stick with the budget ones. will do just fine.

if you do try the whole Soulflayer discard idea, would also try and get a Lingering Souls for some back up defense and cards like it.

would also go for some hand disruption spells. even a simple Duress would do in a meta like this (though not my first recomendation) Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are the best right now and would get those when have the chance.

I know it is a lot, but just some ideas to try and help. Happy brewing! :)

TwelveOpossum on tiny leader ayli

2 months ago

Hi this is Derek.

Okay here's the obvious weak links:Deadeye Harpooner: Fine card, probably would be better as something like Fiend Hunter, though (there's a combo with Ayli).Disciple of the Vault: I think your artifact theme is a lil light.Encampment Keeper: If you want an anthem, you are probably better off with a legit lord or non-creature anthem effect. If you want to go the lord route, you'd probably need to go more tribal. Also there's definitely other 1 CMC monstros that would give you some boost.Master Trinketer: Probably a bit too slow. Fine card, though.Solemn Recruit: Little off the main goals of the deck. Good card, though - maybe also consider Mirran Crusader if you want this kind of lad?Battle at the Bridge: Definitely would need stronger artifact theme for this to be actively good. It's fine, it's just not actively good. One potential option is Profane Command?Chaplain's Blessing: This sort of lifegain tends to be bad. Maybe consider a triggered source? Depending on budget, Sword of War and Peace seems good. Sylvok Lifestaff too. Even Inspiring Cleric from Innistrad (which also gives you a body for Ayli).Shadows of the Past: Seems okay but maybe something a little cheaper for a powerful effect? Spirit Bonds might be sick here.Decomission: I think there's probably better alternatives for artifact/enchantment destruction.

Obvious omissions:Lingering Souls is INSANE.If you want to go the token route, you may want to consider anthems (Spear of Heliod, Glorious Anthem, Mirror Entity, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit), as well as other powerful token makers (Secure the Wastes, Sword of Body and Mind, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Monastery Mentor).For removal, consider sweepers (Slaughter the Strong, Forced March, Black Sun's Zenith, Retribution of the Meek) as well as the really strong point removal (Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares) and the really cheap removal that's considerably worse (Vendetta, Smother, Ulcerate) and the more flexible removal that can hit everything (Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking).

Mother of Runes is sick.Sacrifice outlets have a few obvious combos in Fiend Hunter, Mesmeric Fiend and Tidehollow Sculler.Orzhov Signet is good.Card draw is good. There's not a lot of good card draw in BW. I would suggest Skeletal Scrying or maybe Damnable Pact.Finally, gots to have some way to interact with graveyards (people DEFINITELY use them in the format). Bojuka Bog is the standard. People often rock Tormod's Crypt and Relic of Progenitus too.For mana base, maybe Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens and Forsaken Sanctuary as well as Caves of Koilos and Orzhov Basilica (a sick combo with Bojuka Bog). More expensive options are Godless Shrine, Isolated Chapel and Shambling Vent.

VaatiVanna on Life smackdown

2 months ago

I would replace Evolving wilds and maybe some of your basic lands with Scoured Barrens, they activate Ajani's Pridemate.

ynot000 on Kaalia

3 months ago

definitely add like one or two lands, cut

Akoum Refuge

Boros Garrison

Orzhov Basilica

Rakdos Carnarium

Rupture Spire

Scoured Barrens

Shimmering Grotto

Stone Quarry

Vivid Crag

Vivid Marsh

Wind-Scarred Crag

if you don't have enough lands to replace all these, keep the ones you like most

MODANO. on BW: Lifestealer revision [1:00]

3 months ago

Hi Sjorpha and sorry for my late reply. I have been sick therefor I haven't been online for a while.

Funny you mention Scoured Barrens, I was actually looking at that specific land to slot in to my deck. I'm thinking of dropping some Plains and adding that instead of changing out the Forsaken Sanctuary.

In this setup I would have 4 Forsaken Sanctuary, 5 Plains, 4 Scoured Barrens. Would this be viable? I was also looking at Marsh Flats but it so damn expensive. What are your thoughts on Orzhov Basilica, Isolated Chapel or Orzhov Guildgate instead of Marsh Flats? And if so, should I drop Swamps or Plains in regards to the new land setup? (Mutavault and Ghost Quarter could be any of the three I mentioned as well)

Adding some 1 drops sounds good, even though it kinda goes against what I wanted in the first place (just having control instead of an Aggro deck). But maybe it is the best route to take. Guul Draz Assassin is almost too cool to not have :D and Vicious Conquistador looks to be a fit!

I will look in to adding the sideboard artifact/enchantments as well! First I need to put my hands on the cards that I am missing the main deck. Would be great to get your input on the land question.

Thank you once again for all your help! :) Much appriciated!

Sjorpha on BW: Lifestealer revision [1:00]

3 months ago

It looks better, but we still have a few problems.

So in order to maximize the benefit of your anthem effects you really need a higher creature count, and you also really want to put some 1-drop creatures in there.

I would remove Journey to nowhere, Pacifism, Ruinous path and probably Ajani Goldmane and instead put in 2 Fatal Push and 5 more creatures, preferably 1 drops such as Vicious Conquistador, Guul Draz Assassin or Vampire Lacerator.

A simple and cheap upgrade to the mana base would be replacing the Forsaken sanctuaries with Scoured Barrens which are strictly better and synergise with your life gain theme. Obviously adding Marsh Flats would improve the deck a lot too. And I think with only two colours you can afford a couple utility lands like Ghost Quarter (don't concede to tron decks) and perhaps a Mutavault (vampire manland)

The sideboard should have graveyard hate like Relic of Progenitus, enchantment and artifact hate like good old Disenchant, something to disrupt combos, Collective brutality is good for that and so is Duress. Oblivion Ring is a good catchall answer that removes planeswalkers and such. You don't really need anything against burn since you already have lifegain main.

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