Secure the Wastes

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Secure the Wastes

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

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Secure the Wastes Discussion

SeekerofSecrets on Glory to Esper

1 day ago

Chasmolinker thanks for the upvote!

So for field probably check lands

But this list is pretty differnt then most esper lists (and very experiential, ive only played like 10 games total with this threat package) which is why im not running allot of the draw go staples. It's moddled after a list from 2017 that got top 8 at gp kobe. The focus point of this deck is the card advantage from Painful Truths and then using a turn 2 Glory-Bound Initiate to mitigate the life loss. The rest of the deck is just designed to be as grindy and disruptive as possible. So it doesnt really want to hold mana for stuff like Sphinx's Revelation or Secure the Wastes and we're too reliant on our nonland creatures to play a mainboard board wipe (we should probably play two in the side but im really not worried about the side until after i finish buying it.)

Detention Sphere is really interesting though any thoughts on how to make room for it? And if a 3 mana removal is worth it in this set up?

Xica on Help with Esper Control

2 days ago

Damnation is not a spell you should run. If you really want to run something black, play Bontu's Last Reckoning, it eats elves players best starts, and in such cases Damnation is a dud.

However currently you should run Settle the Wreckage, as its GREAT against both hollow one, and boggles. And it doesn't eat all of your tokens.

P.s. If you splash for cards that make your deck faster at the price of loosing late game winning power (aka. inevitability) you are hardly creatign a control deck. Especially if you already started with a deck that should be called "gideon tribal midrange". I meant that if you are focusing on early turns with targeted discar that is 6x do nothing cards right there, true "draw-go" lists would beat decks built this way easily. By powerful late game cards i meant cards like Secure the Wastes or White Sun's Zenith - producing your win condition at the opponent's end step is significan't, you win at instant speed, hold up all the mana you may need on their turn, and can even wait till they tap out.)

Oloro_Magic on Esper Control

3 days ago

If you are taking the deck esper, esper control is a really underappreciated deck in my opinion, then first and foremost I would pick up the card that makes esper so appealing in Esper Charm, it does virtually everything you want and is the real reason to go esper in my opinion.

Additionally I disagree with the above sentiments regarding Search for Azcanta in fact I would even consider upping it to 3, as I'm sure you know a control deck in modern these days is largely judged based on whether or not it has Search online, and recently seasoned control players such as Benjamin Nikolich have been championing 3 in the mainboard.

Timely Reinforcements is more of a sideboard card, in its place I would play some more traditional control finishers, namely Secure the Wastes, White Sun's Zenith.

Also for sweepers I think Supreme Verdict is still the best option, its more flexible and most of your lands are already blue sources so it makes sense. I would aim for 3 since you have the lingering souls plan. Also I would cut 1 Tasigur for another Logic Knot though that stems from my strong control preference.

Overall, the list looks solid!

Good draws, Oloro

Rolska on Summon the Army

1 week ago

Go down 2 Captain of the Watch , it's a 6 drop, you're going to need more value early on.

I would go up 1 of each of Veteran Armorsmith and Veteran Swordsmith since their abilities stack and are 2 drops, high value cards.

Check out:

Elite Inquisitor

Knight of the Holy Nimbus

Blind Obedience

Secure the Wastes

ArchonBlue on U/W Control V.2

3 weeks ago

I'd make some room for Spreading Seas in the mainboard. I recommend cutting 2x Wall of Omens and 1x Logic Knot, not sure about the 4th slot.

For the sideboard, I'd cut out 2x Geist of Saint Traft and 1x Kor Firewalker for either 3x Leyline of Sanctity or 3x Timely Reinforcements, depending on your meta. Secure the Wastes could be good too.

ArchonBlue on Don't F With the Rhino

3 weeks ago

Yea I forgot that one, Lingering Souls is fantastic against aggro. You could also run one or two copies of Secure the Wastes.

zachi on Black White Tokens

1 month ago

One card came to mind that could be something to look into. Secure the Wastes. Nice little instant speed "oh crap i need a blocker(s) now" kinda card

SeekerofSecrets on Abnormal Harmony

1 month ago

ToolmasterOfBrainerd I'm not sure either but i tested with Secure the Wastes and I wanted something more proactive in the early game. So im gonna test sculler and see how it feels

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