Secluded Steppe

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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Secluded Steppe

Land

Secluded Steppe enters the battlefield tapped.

: Gain .

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Secluded Steppe Discussion

dogeconomics on Deck Quality Control

1 month ago

Hello friends,

(Disclaimer: My first post, so let me know if I need to make edits.)

Could anyone provide some feedback on my two decks? I’m getting back into this after 15 years. Yay. For now this is just for casual play. I don’t mind spending a few dollars, just not many dollars. Thanks for stopping by and for any and all help!

Blue Ocean Deck

Blue White Drakes

griffstick on Marisi's Twinclaws Voltron

2 months ago

I'm not saying add them all but add a few of them. I know speed is probably of very much importance to the build so no need to add all of these. But I think adding like 4 or 5 duels and 4 or more cycling lands

aogoli on Human Soldier Tribal (Budget) (Advice Appreciated)

2 months ago

These are the cards I dont know if follows the aggro strategy (or quick growth) on your deck: Veteran Swordsmith , Veteran Armorsmith , Topan Freeblade , Soldier of the Pantheon , Precinct Captain (sometimes you wont be able to attack for two turns. He is better when you "haste" him), Loyal Cathar  Flip (his other form escapes "human tribal", so he doesnt triggers lot of abbilities on the deck), Elite Vanguard , Archetype of Courage (cost 3 is too much, it may leave you without mana for Brave the Elements ).

Some options of cost 1: Hunted Witness , Akrasan Squire , Thraben Inspector and Ardent Recruit which would call for more artifacts and equipments. I think of him because I would use Ratchet Bomb . It is good against midrange enchantments, tokens, cretures and artifacts. And there are God-Pharaoh's Faithful and Novice Knight , they are perfect to be powered with aura and all sort of things (against red decks).

Things may help: Shelter , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Cartouche of Solidarity , Mentor of the Meek and Felidar Umbra .

If you would escape a bit from tribal: Vryn Wingmare and Moonsilver Spear .

And there are plenty of lands that can help you draw, gives extra mana, enhance your creatures and are way under 3$. I hate to depend on luck, and I hate extra lands in hand, so I would use 20x lands, basic and non basic, plus 4x Secluded Steppe .

Saljen on Astral Cycling

3 months ago

You should definitely run 4x Soulherder . I've been playing a similar deck for a while now and that card wins you more games than any other. Adding Green would give you more cycling lands (you should be running 4x Secluded Steppe and 4x Lonely Sandbar , as they are by far the best cycling lands) by letting you run Tranquil Thicket and Scattered Groves . Coiling Oracle is probably the main reason to throw green in there though. Cast Out is your best removal. W to cycle it, and 4 to take care of any permanent; making it more versatile than your current removal. Bounce lands like Azorius Chancery will let you return cycling lands back to your hand that you were forced to play early, letting you get extra value from them. This might just be a personal thing, but I ran 4x Blade Splicer in my early revisions and it just never did as much as I hoped it would have.

theages on U/W Flying Ninjas

4 months ago

Pauper is a really fast format, so you need to hit more action than lands. Control decks generally run ~21 lands with some amount of Ash Barrens and/or Terramorphic Expanse . The main reason some decks, other than control decks want to hit their land drops is because they're running Skred , which needs around 5 lands to be optimal.

Furthermore, pauper has access to few lands so often times, people run bounce lands which allow you to make more land drops with fewer lands.

Blue is also a very dominant color and it has access to Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm which allow them to make their land drops more consistently, even though they run fewer lands.

In your case, you're not playing Skred , this is not a control deck, and you're running blue. These are all good reasons to trim down on the number of lands. If you really want to run 21 lands because you really want to hit your land drops, I would definitely consider some Terramorphic Expanse and/or Ash Barrens as well as a couple of cycle lands ( Lonely Sandbar and Secluded Steppe ) in your case.

I had missed it the first time, but I see you're running Guardian of the Guildpact which is fairly expensive for your type of deck, especially since you're running Deprive . If I were you, I would probably cut it for another cheap flyer like Faerie Seer but at this point it might be better to turn your deck into a Faeries deck because Spellstutter Sprite is just too good, which I feel is not the intent of your deck.

Anyways, I hope I helped ! Tell me if some things weren't clear enough, I'm glad to help out some fellow pauper player

multimedia on Kaalia Zenith Flicker.

4 months ago

Hey, good start.

Budget ($3 or less each) lands to consider adding to improve the manabase:

The Cycle lands and Barrens are cards with cycling to power Astral Drift. Since they're lands they don't take up valuable deck spots to include more cycling.


Budget Angels/Demons/Dragons and cards that have good interaction with them to consider adding:

If making blink a theme because of Kaalia then consider including more strong Angels/Demons/Dragons with good ETB abilities to be able to blink them.

Budget card upgrades to consider:


Other cards to consider cutting:

  • Cinder Barrens
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Myriad Landscape
  • Scorch Spitter
  • Rakdos Firewheeler
  • Scampering Scorcher
  • Segovian Angel
  • Vesperlark
  • Virtus the Veiled
  • Volcanic Dragon
  • Zombie Infestation
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Secluded Steppe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

White: 0.92%