Scoured Barrens


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

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Common
Commander 2015 Common
Fate Reforged Basic land
Khans of Tarkir Common

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Scoured Barrens


Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield tapped.

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

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Scoured Barrens Discussion

IlGuale on Vampire Life Drain

1 hour ago

Hi, i'm not an Expert of Extortion deck, but i can tell you that your mana curve is really high for modern's standard. You need to make it faster or to slow down your opponent. Since you play black and White you have a good number of choices with removal and discard and some good budget options are Duress and Despise depending what you fear more between creatures or other spells (maybe combo pieces). So you would not waste your 1st turn, even more you can damage your opponent game.

Then, talking about your manabase, i agree with your decision of not playing too many tap-land, but i still want to suggest you a pair of bicoloured, budget lands that can work in your deck. The first (and weakest) is Scoured Barrens, which is essentially a Forsaken Sanctuary which also gives you 1 life. The second and stronger one is Caves of Koilos. It costs you 1 life per activation if you want B or W mana, but it doesn'enter tapped and in your deck 1 life should not be a lot. Then again, if you have a higer budget, you can also use Isolated Chapel.

Sleazebag on help needed

4 days ago

There's also Scoured Barrens which is a super cheap dual land that also gives you lifegain!

StopShot on Its Beautiful, I even Cried a bit.

1 week ago

Your deck can't run Akoum Refuge, Bloodfell Caves, Dismal Backwater, Jungle Hollow, Jwar Isle Refuge, and Scoured Barrens, because they all have mana symbols outside of your commander's color identity. Color identity also applies to mana symbols in the card description as well.

If you really are set on lots of life-gain for cheap I'd recommend Ivory Tower and Bloodchief Ascension since having a hand of 50 lands is 45+ life gain with Ivory Tower and your commander already puts quest counters on bloodchief ascension since it forces your opponents to lose life per upkeep.

As an alternate win-condition you can add Mindcrank which goes infinite with Bloodchief Ascension once the Ascension has all its quest counters.

mookman288 on 360-no-scope-headshot Bones

3 weeks ago

I forgot to mention, lands:

Evolving Wilds of course. Blossoming Sands, Graypelt Refuge.

Llanowar Reborn could be useful.

Sandsteppe Citadel if you splash black. Same with Scoured Barrens and Jungle Hollow.

For more monies, check out the temples.

Dark_Messenger on Life gain agression

1 month ago

Very interesting deck! I'd take out the Orzhov Basilica and the Sandstone Bridge and add 2 more Scoured Barrens.

For control, I agree with Hexcimal. Doomblade or Sunlance won't help you against, for example, Erebos, God of the Dead, who'd almost ruin your strategy. Utter End and Anguished Unmaking would be much welcome in your sideboard.

Finally, are you fine with alternate-wins? If you are, consider adding Felidar Sovereign.

Whiskerbro on I Get By

1 month ago

Oh, I'd also remake the manabase.

7x Plains

6x Swamp

1x Bojuka Bog

2x Orzhov Basilica

4x Scoured Barrens

A little slower but should be more consistent, and the Bogs are good versus reanimator decks.

Duhphlates on Ravos/Reyhan Positive Counters (WIP)

1 month ago

Well most commander decks run about 30-36 lands on average. I'd run at least 28 basics and maybe two or three dual lands of each color, and probably a Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, just to cover all bases.

I don't want to build the deck for you so you can set out the land base how you see fit.

After basics I'd run just basic lifegain lands and scry lands at first and maybe leveling up to fetches or whatever afterwards. I'll just give you card names so you don't have to search.

Temple of Malady
Temple of Silence
Temple of Plenty
Scoured Barrens
Blossoming Sands
Jungle Hollow

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