Secure the Wastes


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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


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

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Secure the Wastes Discussion

Church_of_Rakdos on Teysa Karlov Tokens

2 days ago

I feel as if you should move Ghoulcaller Gisa from the side board and consider Elenda, the Dusk Rose especially if you add the pact effects.

I recommend cards like Sheoldred, Whispering One or Sun Titan over Reya Dawnbringer .

If you're looking for more token cards I'd suggest things like Spirit Bonds , Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Ophiomancer , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Secure the Wastes , etc.

If you want some other win cons I'd consider: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite , Pontiff of Blight , Cathars' Crusade , etc.

If you want to ramp up your ability to control the board cards like Meekstone do the trick

Useful utility cards: Phyrexian Reclamation , Dawn of Hope , Crypt Ghast , Sorin, Lord of Innistrad , Mentor of the Meek , Suture Priest , etc.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is another sac option

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Speculation Primer

5 days ago

FutureWitness Secure the Wastes is viable, but Martial Coup 's versatility and ability to wipe the board is definitely useful, especially in a deck that cares about its own creatures dying. I'm also playing it over other board wipes such as Merciless Eviction , Cleansing Nova , Fumigate , and Wrath of God just for its ability to make tokens.

FutureWitness on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Speculation Primer

5 days ago

Have you thought of Secure the Wastes over Martial Coup ? Or has the board wipe effect edged it out?

The_Fallen_Duke on Bant Tokens

2 weeks ago

If your main strategy is flooding the board with tokens, I think a more suitable planeswalker could be Elspeth, Sun's Champion, who can also act as a board-wipe for larger creatures while leaving your tokens unaffected. If she wasn't available, other versions of Elspeth or even Gideon, Ally of Zendikar could also be a big help here.

A good enchantment you can add could be Parallel Lives, which does pretty much the same as Anointed Procession. Of course a great addition would be Doubling Season, but it's a rather expensive card, so you might want to wait and see how much you'd like to invest in this deck first.

Cheaper token producing spells you may want to consider could be Raise the Alarm, Spectral Procession and Timely Reinforcements. A good card that can played at any point of the game is also Secure the Wastes.

xaarvaxus on Aurelia, the Warleader

3 weeks ago

Any thought of using Martial Coup instead of Secure the Wastes? You lose instant speed [which may be its allure for you] but you'd get another potential board wipe out of the deal as well as make the tokens into soldiers like the rest of your token makers so you could have them all benefit from an effect such as Mobilization [though not sure that's necessarily the right fit for the deck]. If the creature type doesn't matter for you, did you find White Sun's Zenith too expensive for the effect?

Hope you've had better luck than me with getting a go-wide and a go-tall strategy to work in the same deck.

ShadyWonderBoy on GW Selesnya Tokens

3 weeks ago

I would recommend Saproling Migration or Secure the Wastes

I think call of the conclave is good but with tokens you want to go wider. So I think that Saproling Migration will allow you to do that and you can have it produce more in the late game. And instead of doubling season and parrallel lives. I would say look in to Divine Visitation. Maybe keep 2 parallel lives but that would be about it. Hope I helped

championeggo on Daddy's Underworld: Awakening

1 month ago

dlj529 Secure the Wastes is a setup card for more sac's for a Elenda to make her bigger, and or continue to lock down the board and or use for card draw with skullclamp to ramp/card draw and or gain the win con quicker. Also I know dual lands and those that come in untapped are better that is very clear in all aspects. Those lands are on order already actually as they were my last piece to the puzzle. There are also a few ways for me to go get what I need for lands, and I dont think me upping to 36 will make that big of a difference. Thanks for the suggestions m8!

dlj529 on Daddy's Underworld: Awakening

1 month ago

championeggo Hey, I'm here from my list that you commented on earlier. The biggest thing I notice looking at your list is that you have A LOT of lands that etb tapped. I think you'd have much faster wins with a better manabase, and you don't even have to spend much money to get things like pain lands and check lands. I also think cards like Kabira Crossroads are a strict downgrade from a plains, because nearly 100% of the time I'd rather have a land come in untapped than gain 2 life off of it. The only way I would consider it would be if the list is running a lot of lifegain payoff, but I don't think yours is. I'd also recommend cutting something like Secure the Wastes in place of a land, because a curve of 3.03 is a little high to have fewer than 35 lands, especially without shocks and fetches, and the only way I can really see secure the wastes being good is if you draw it along with cabal coffers and urborg. My list runs a pretty budget manabase, so maybe just try copying it and goldfishing with it here or on Cockatrice and seeing the difference all the untapped lands can make.

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