Scoured Barrens


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

symbolT: Add or to your mana pool.

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Scoured Barrens Discussion

acht_deck_manager on What life?

3 days ago

Just some thoughts in case they help build off of what Immortalized said or provide any other useful things to look at:


There are a lot of other draw cards too that you might consider:

And countless more. In a deck like this though there's a lot of value to be had in something like Phyrexian Arena since 1 life per upkeep is no biggie with Oloro around


Here's some other good removal to think about:

Slow Down Taxes

Here are some cards that can really halt your opponent's aggression:

Taxing Creatures

Some other creatures worth mentioning that tax an opponent's life:

Other Notables

Here's some other cards that are worth noting:

  • Pristine Talisman combos well if you have Oloro out (Tap to gain life, spend the mana to draw the card and cost each opponent 1 life)
  • Baleful Strix can be great utility in this kind of deck
  • Reliquary Tower Is always great in draw decks

Additional Thoughts

One card I'd definitely recommend ditching is Azor's Elocutors.

Other cards I see that I'd consider removing if it was me:

I used to play an Oloro deck as well (albeit it with a very different affinity ) using a ton more artifacts and some fun combinations around Darksteel Forge and Nevinyrral's Disk . He's a great commander and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the deck and can find something useful in any of my suggestions.

Good luck and happy hunting!

x4drianx on B/W servo

1 week ago

mack10k the maybe board and sideboard i don't have yet, sideboard I'm mostly sure of maybeboard not so much, still buying and stuff, everything in the main i already own, Master Trinketeer wouldn't be my top pick, and i might replace Skywhaler's Shot with Stasis Snare and do you have any replacements for Scoured Barrens?

Also i was looking at my maybe board cards with fabricate, and am trying to get a cheap fabricate card and i think Weaponcraft Enthusiast would be my best bet

mack10k on B/W servo

1 week ago

Sram's Expertise is fantastic and needs to be in all servo decks, in the main that is. Metallic Mimic + Animation Module lets you dump all your mana for servos every time you can play one. I don't think Scoured Barrens is standard legal. Skywhaler's Shot isn't really good enough for a main deck slot. For standard, replace it with Fatal Push, Immolating Glare, or Stasis Snare. Master Trinketeer deserves a slot as well.

Here is a good aggro list to look up and tool out.

Darth_Savage on Black White Life Gain Deck

1 week ago

Gamer101Reborn I'd drop Vizkopa Guildmage as the effect is slow. You want 22 lands minimum, simplest option is take Scoured Barrens to 4...

Darth_Savage on Black White Life Gain Deck

1 week ago


So I note you haven't considered lands as yet. For casual play the common/uncommon tap lands are ok, however the rare lands can get expensive. For your deck and theme I would suggest Scoured Barrens and Blighted Steppe.

Soul Warden is a card you will want, probably over Deathgreeter alternatively Perimeter Captain might be an option. Falkenrath Noble is probably too slow, consider cards like Lone Rider  Flip, Gifted Aetherborn, Blood Artist, Ajani's Pridemate or Voracious Hatchling. For a finisher a card like Blood Baron of Vizkopa or Divinity of Pride would fit.

Last but not least non-creature spells. At simplest buy a set of Duress and Despise for disruption alongside Journey to Nowhere and Victim of Night for removal.

If you don't mind spending a bit more Westvale Abbey  Flip or Athreos, God of Passage are fun cards... I hope this is of help!

Waffleoflegned on It That Is Infinite The Third

2 weeks ago

Also, I'd reccomend doing the same with It That Is Infinite The First, just with Scoured Barrens and Orzhov Guildgate.

TheMadRocketeer on I hope he didn't die of anything catching, eh?

3 weeks ago

Yeah. Short of a Scrubland (which I definitely don't have), Isolated Chapel is about the best I could aim for. For now, I'll have to content myself with Caves of Koilos and Scoured Barrens.

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