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|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 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
6 days ago
Why is there no Anguished Unmaking in the deck?
I think it should simply replace Unmake as it is simply way more versatile.
Also, whenever I see someone playing things like Darksteel Ingot I wonder why they do not play Commander's Sphere alongside/instead of it.
Another thing I am missing in your deck is a reasonable amount of boardwipes. If you want to keep it budget, I would recommend cards like Day of Judgment, Hour of Revelation or the new Cleansing Nova. Another cheap boardwipe that synergizes well with your deck is Fumigate.
Less budget but also more potentially more powerful boardwipes are:
Austere Command, Wrath of God, Damnation and Toxic Deluge.
The last thing I want to say is that it hurts me to see people playing Guildgates and Gainlands. Even though the Scoured Barrens might have enough synergy with the other Lifegain cards in your deck to support running it, it is just inexcusable to me to run Guildgates and other Duals that just come into play tapped.
It could really power up your deck to replace them and maybe a few Basic Lands with cards like:
Caves of Koilos, Concealed Courtyard, Shambling Vent, or maybe even cards like Godless Shrine and Fetid Heath.
1 month ago
I'm not trying to be curt, but how do you plan on winning most of the time. I see a lot of disparate wincons without a solid focus. Having one to focus on would enable better choices in some other areas. If you don't plan on winning via combat damage Wrath of God is just plain better than In Garruk's Wake for example.
Your mana base could use some love too. In a 2 color deck before you even consider Vivids or Promenade/Spire I would exhaust all of the on color duals since they have no additional downside besides coming in tapped and some have an upside or a chance to not enter tapped. In this case you would be looking at Concealed Courtyard, Forsaken Sanctuary, Isolated Chapel, Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens, Shambling Vent, Tainted Field, and Temple of Silence all for under $5 and most for under $1.
1 month ago
You mentioned in another thread you had tried /R /U /G variants to moderate success, is the same true for /B? My local meta is pretty high in control / mill / burn and being able add 4 Scoured Barrens and swap out Soltari Trooper and Cenn's Enlistment for cards like Syphon Life, Castigate, Raven's Crime or Devour Flesh would be an asset in those matchups.
I'm also pretty curious about Gods Willing over Stave Off. I can see how in a deck with no card manipulation scrying is valuable but losing the soft-counter for Inside Out or Rancor seems questionable.
1 month ago
I personally would swap Scoured Barrens (or something else if you don't want to cut a land) with Mox Amber because you almost always have Athreos, God of Passage on the field and it is useful in situations where you have a Rune-Scarred Demon, Athreos, God of Passage, and razaketh, the foulblooded with shadowborn apostles, Phyrexian Altar, and Edgewalker but are just one mana short of being able to cast the Phyrexian Altar. But besides that situation it can still be a nifty card.
2 months ago
Here are some suggestions that aren't all a million dollars
- Windswept Heath - Blossoming Sands
- Wooded Foothills or Marsh Flats - Vivid Grove
- Bloodstained Mire or Verdant Catacombs - Golgari Guildgate
- Temple Garden - Selesnya Guildgate
- Overgrown Tomb - Temple of the False God
- Godless Shrine - Scoured Barrens
- Aura Mutation - Artifact Mutation
- Mortify - Vindicate
- Putrefy - Abrupt Decay
- Mentor of the Meek - Abzan Battle Priest
- Deathrite Shaman - Abzan Falconer
- Demonic Tutor - Sterling Grove
- Vampiric Rites - Necrogenesis
- Phyrexian Arena - Explosive Vegetation
2 months ago
3 months 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.
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!