Secure the Wastes

Secure the Wastes


Put X 1/1 white Warrior creature tokens onto the battlefield.

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Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Secure the Wastes occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Secure the Wastes Discussion

Lanzo493 on Orzhov spirit tokens

1 week ago

I agree with hungry000. I’ve played token decks before. They are midrange. The use early cheap removal to stall out and kill with efficient, flying damage machines. Path to Exile, Thoughtseize, and the like. Valuable engines like Bitterblossom and any cheap planeswalkers that makes tokens are great. Speaking of one drops, Legion's Landing  Flip is great. It’s tokens enough ramp.

But those can be expensive. Some more budget alternatives are Battle Screech, Secure the Wastes, Inquisition of Kozilek and Fatal Push. Cabal Therapist is good if you like the sacrifice synergies.

Beroestheenvoy on Crouching Joiner, Hidden Krenko

1 week ago

I have seen that many Wimota decks don't run Secure the Wastes, but I wonder why? I have had very good experience with it so far. It produces tokens without the need for them to stay on the field for the whole turn cycle before you can attack with them. Also it scales with mana, so it might just provide 6-7 triggers by itself. Even when you cast it with 3 mana during sb's eot, you get 2 tokens, same as with Raise the Alarm. Why isn't it ancluded in so many Winota decks then?

Gearhead93 on Pioneer BW Warriors

2 weeks ago

Excellent choice, warriors are getting better by the day. I'd recommend looking into Mardu Woe-Reaper as an aggressive one drop with incidental graveyard hate. You may also want to consider one or two copies of Secure the Wastes as a mid to late game way to spawn a couple of warriors at instant speed. Lifebane is more of a sideboard card but other than that it seems like a solid aggro list!

martin3141 on Kick Start My Heart | Winota, Joiner of Forces EDH

1 month ago

Nice decklist! I've been playing with the idea of building a commander deck around Winota myself. Here are some ideas:

If your mana base supports it, Wily Goblin could be a strong 2-Drop that enables playing Winota on turn 3 and immediately attack.

The new card Fight as One seems like an excellent protection spell for Winota decks.

Spectral Procession is another 3-drop non-human token producer you might wanna consider. I think it's very strong in the early game, provided your mana base supports tripple white.

In order to combat mass-destruction cards like Wrath of God I'm thinking of playing cards that can create non-human attackers at instant speed. That way you can flash in some attackers e.o.t., untap, play Winota and immediately attack. You already run Secure the Wastes, which is perhaps the best one. Further cards I'm thinking of include Decree of Justice, White Sun's Zenith, or even Aven Mindcensor.

On the same note, creatures that leave behind tokens when dying such as Grim Initiate or Martyr of Dusk could provide you with early-game attackers that are difficult to get rid of. Without Winota these cards are pretty weak though.

Avalanche Riders is human and gives you some land destruction against those pesky utility lands.

I think that Leave / Chance is an underrated protection spell against mass-destruction. Certainly not as strong as Boros Charm or Teferi's Protection, and doesn't rescue your tokens, but maybe worth testing.

xacto14 on Rhys the Redeemed

1 month ago

Soul's Attendant = Archangel Soul Warden = Bulwark Giant Divine Visitation = Conifer Strider Imperious Perfect = Healer's Hawk Trostani, Selesnya's Voice = Nyxborn Colossus Elvish Archdruid = Seraph of the Suns Secure the Wastes = Skyspear Cavalry Beast Within = Abundant Growth Skullclamp = Khalni Heart Expedition Ajani's Pridemate = Meditation Puzzle Essence Warden = Feed the Clan

Xica on Esper stoneblade but actually good this time

2 months ago

Imho if you go heavy on T3feri, use more targeted discard & Raven's Crime.
Those cards are better than counterspells early game, and t3feri extends that - borderline broken - power into late game, by allowing forced discard at draw step.
That stops almost all win-conditions, aside from Ad Nauseam & instant speed token creation spells like Secure the Wastes.
(Imho that is a risk worht taking, as said win conditions are cxlose to non-existent)

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