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
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

7xprototype on Najeela's Boros Alliance - [EDH]

2 weeks ago

Thank you both for your positive feedback :) I already have a few warrior creatures (Rhys the Redeemed, Archetype of Aggression, Neheb, the Eternal, & Najeela, the Blade-Blossom herself) and a couple of warrior generators (Secure the Wastes & God-Eternal Oketra). So I believe Najeela is the perfect fit for this particular deck. Again, thank you for the feedback and feel free to upvote.

griffstick on Pillowfort Win

2 weeks ago

Elspeth, Sun's Champion is really good. Conqueror's Pledge is good. It give you 6 creatures for 5 mana or 12 creatures for 11 mana. Finale of Glory is good and scales very well as the game goes on. Increasing Devotion is pretty good too. 5 tokens for 5 mana. And if you flash it back you get 10 tokens for 9 mana. Secure the Wastes is pretty good because the instant speed thing. There is also Storm Herd

ShibaWiz on Darien, King of the weenies

1 month ago

Good deck.

Here's some suggestions:

Worth considering: - Slate of Ancestry Can lead to a huge card draw if lots of tokens are out

jacobpmesser on X Tron

1 month ago

Stolen by the Fae

Finale of Glory

Finale of Revelation

Entreat the Angels

Secure the Wastes

I like the idea of swarming the opponent. Drawing a bunch of cards, untapping lands to swarm.

Hydroid Krasis does everything but swarm. Also helps with green splash for Ancient Stirrings

I'd probably go UG or UW. I'm working on a budget version now because of lgs... looking for ideas.

18ths on Five-Mizzet Re-experienced

2 months ago

Update 3:

Hadana's Climb  Flip replaces Forgotten Ancient - this guy synergizes with 3-4 cards in the deck. It can also do something just on it's own too, but its not anything particularly powerful, and the fact it cant be fetched by Niv is just a nail in his coffin. Climb can be enabled by some counters cards, triggers Daxos and then helps push his enormous tokens (or flying double striking Kalemne) at opponents faces. It's also yet another way to fix mana. (albeit slow)

Marchesa's Smuggler replaces Jhoira of the Ghitu - Jhoira was meant as a good cheap Izzet creature that can be also useful later. She ticks all these boxes but... it turns out proper sequencing is very important in this deck and suspend is straight opposite to that. Also she needs cards that would be powerful on completely empty board, because in 4 turns the situation can be vastly different. Smuggler also ticks those boxes, but giving haste and unblockable without the need to tap, even if the cost is quite high, can be game changing in this deck.

Maw of the Obzedat replaces Mycoloth - Mycoloth is a huge red flag to our opponents, even those with poor threat assessment. It also have to wait an entire turn to actually do something. And to be honest - I yet have to see this card actually untap. There are also a lot of token producers, we need some payoffs too. Maw is more subtle, and can do its stuff on the turn it hits the board, is a free sac engine and can save the most important creatures from damage based board wipes.

Expansion / Explosion replaces Secure the Wastes - StW is a very good spell but I found it to be suprisingly situational. It gets really good only with Mizzix on board. Without her, there are more exciting things to do with 6-12 mana than getting some 1/1s that barely affects the board. On the other hand, both modes of Expansion / Explosion are crazy. Expansion can be used as a counter-counterspell without even using blue and copy crazy amount of EDH staples - ramp, removal, tutors - you name it. Explosion also gives us a wincon to decks that are resilient against token strategies. When behind, can also be used as a very expensive draw AND removal.

chrclgry on Boros Token Generators

3 months ago

I kinda like the move of Impact Tremors with Torbran, Thane of Red Fell plus Purphorous, God of The Forge to burn your way to victory. Secure the Wastes is very nice along with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar .

WhattheDeck on (Jimmy's) Darien, King of Kjeldor Mk2

3 months ago

Love the deck! (upvoted :D) A couple suggestions:

Replace Mind's Eye for Bygone Bishop and Healer of the Pride for Impassioned Orator

One land (maybe a Plains?) for Deserted Temple (to combo with Nykthos)

I'd also put in Secure the Wastes as one way to help close out the game (maybe take out True Conviction ?)

You might also want to take out a few of your 5+cmc cards and run a few protection effects to protect your board state. My fav are: Benevolent Bodyguard Brave the Elements Emerge Unscathed Teferi's Protection Shelter Selfless Spirit .

For card draw, you can put in a couple more equipment tutors for Skullclamp , like Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Relic Seeker or Quest for the Holy Relic

K1ngMars on What Creature Should Replace Teysa, ...

4 months ago

I definitely confirm what's already been told you by others. Cards have to be included only if they support your deck's gameplay and/or flavour. You may include some pet cards just for fun, but trust me, sooner or later, you'll find a game in which you draw one of those and you'll be screwed... It happened to me too, it's a matter of trial and error sometimes.

Anyways, if you desperately need cards that punish your opponents from attacking you, I'd suggest: No Mercy , Dissipation Field and Dread just to name some from the top of my head. Remember though, that if you're dealt lethal damage, the triggered ability of all those cards, Teysa EoG included, will fizzle because you're dead (and as a state base action your spells, permanents and such are exiled). That's saying that those cards won't help you when facing lethal damage.

On the other hand, if what you need are tokens, I'm sure you'll find better options depending on the deck and/or needs you have. I think of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Ophiomancer or any of the plentiful white effects to create tokens, like Secure the Wastes , or to double them like Anointed Procession .

If you need good protection creatures, again, it depends on your colors and deck strategy. Do an advanced search on Scryfall with keyword "protection" and some commander identity color limitations and you'll be good to go.

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