Settle the Wreckage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Settle the Wreckage


Exile all attacking creatures target player controls. That player may search his or her library for that many basic land cards, put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle his or her library.

Settle the Wreckage Discussion

terry925 on Soldiers are life

3 days ago

Thanks for the comment! These are great suggestions.

Healer of the Pride and Mirror Entity will go in right away. I am surprised I didn't think of adding them when I first made the deck.

Ballyrush Banneret and Preeminent Captain are great additions for a soldier deck, but I do not have enough soldier creatures to make them viable. I built this deck more around the token aspect. Still great cards, but I cannot find a card to get rid of for them. Mentor of the Meek was on my mind when I first constructed the deck, but I was worried it will not get it's full use due to all the anthem affects.

Gerrard Capashen is new to me. This is a cool card and I will try to integrate it in right away. Precinct Captain is great for soldier tokens, I'll look into it as well. Goldnight Commander is a fun card as well, I will look to integrate that one in as well.

Settle the Wreckage is a interesting way to get lands. Never thought about using my own creatures as fodder for lands.

Thank you again for the time! I will look at your Darien deck as well.

mfogle on Land based mill

3 days ago

I've thinking of making an esper deck that focuses on milling out the opponent. However, as a gimmick I want to focus on cards like Mind Funeral , Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker , and Consuming Aberration that has your opponents mill untill they reveal x number of land cards. Theoretically, your opponent's deck has roughly 24 or so lands but by the time you cast all your mill you could maybe count on haveing to have them reveal 18-20 lands before they mill out. I thought about speeding this idea along by running cards like Settle the Wreckage and Path to Exile to trick them into pulling even more lands out of their deck to both speed up the mill and remove immediate threats. That brought up the idea of running "group hug" flavored cards to help both players play additional lands to thin out their deck while speeding up yours. I know this won't be by any means competitive, but was wondering if it could be at least viable in more casual play. Curious if anyone has any thoughts or ideas for a deck of this flavor.

Pawstitute on Just a standard fog

4 days ago

I think Fog lists suffer from not having proactive threats against stuff like Burn or combo, where your fogs do nothing. This would be remedied in the sideboard, where you could play something like Thragtusk or Obstinate Baloth , and Vendilion Clique for disruption plus pressure. I don't think Modern currently facilitate a meta for reactive/passive decks. Control is dipping up and down as it is.

If you're going to the trouble of hurting yourself for the extra colour, you should also contemplate the sideboard cards it allows. I think, if I were to play Bant, I would bring in Wilderness Reclamation (but that's because I love the card and have bought into the hype), so that you can go nuts with instant speed wraths like Settle the Wreckage , Evacuation , or Cyclonic Rift , plus have a single Sphinx's Revelation to get you back into the game.

Downside with that plan is that you get shut down with Teferi, Time Raveler or Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , but I don't think anyone's playing with those yet.

McToters on Soldiers are life

1 week ago

Great budget list! May I suggest Mirror Entity for massive token pump and fitting the soldier mold since it is a shapeshifter.

It’s a little more expensive but Settle the Wreckage is a more affordable ramp card for mono-white tokens (if you cant get Land Tax or Smothering Tithe) or if you’re in a jam it is also great removal.

Sub $1 suggestions: Ballyrush Banneret Gerrard Capashen Goldnight Commander Healer of the Pride Mentor of the Meek Precinct Captain Preeminent Captain

My Darien deck

Mine isn’t really a budget version, but I’d say it’s like a 70% power level.

Hope some of those help!


CalmChip on Wand of Death

1 week ago

Why do you play Settle the Wreckage in an aggro deck in the main board? I don't see many turn 4 where you want to play nothing and wait for a settle. Without Ajani's Pridemate , Squire's Devotion is far from optimal and does not really help your gameplan, on turn 3.

Since this deck is aggro, your turn 3 and 4 plays must be game changing, else you will run out of gas against any control / mid range deck.

I'd say - 4 Squire's Devotion for + 4 History of Benalia , - 2 Settle the Wreckage for + 1 Gideon Blackblade and +1 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants .

Cyclonedasher on Living The Proliferate Dream

1 week ago


Thank you for your suggestion!

Contentious Plan is a really good suggestion, I think I will swap it with Search for Azcanta  Flip thank you!

Planewide Celebration is only a 2 off in this deck and I had it never stuck in my hand and it is absolutley insane if it resolves. By the way, you basically have Nissa on T3 in this deck if you ramp successfully on T1 and T2 with Arboreal Grazer and Growth Spiral . And on T4 if you cast Planewide Celebration you can immediatly ultimate nissa.

Karn's Bastion is also only a 2 off and is easily affordable cause of Nissa's double up on your forests. It is an absolute beast combat trick cause you can activate it instant speed between blocker and damage step. With 2 vigilant forests attacking and your mana being tapped out beside bastion nobody expects it and forgets the dobule up and you just activate it after blockers are declared. I have won several games with this and the opponent shamescoops.

Pelt Collector is sadly too hard to fit in but it is a good suggestion!

Sylvan Awakening is not necessary, because you get indestructability on your lands with Nissa's ultimate anyway and most of the time you win with a huge Krasis one hit or they just scoop. It would be devastiting to run into a Settle the Wreckage too.

All I can say is that trust and try this list and you will see that how super consistant you get Nissa T3 or T4 and it is insanely strong.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Esper Blade

1 week ago

Settle the Wreckage is really good in my opinion. Wrath of God kills your board too but Settle is one-sided.

Lord_Grimm on White Zombie

2 weeks ago

Time to Reflect > Path to Exile : Same cost but less restrictive and more flexible (could use it on a token and ramp if need be)

Trostani's Judgement > Settle the Wreckage : sure can't populate, but hits many more threats and for a lesser cost

Radiant Purge > Lapse of Certainty : Keep them guessing with a surprise counter that basically Time Walks them

Worn Powerstone > Mind Stone : Less ramp, but card draw (something needed in this build)

Strionic Resonator > Anointed Procession : You'll usually be using it for double tokens anyways...

Adaptive Automaton > Odric, Lunarch Marshal : The deck is not true tribal, but is keyword heavy

Metallic Mimic > Duplicant : Same as above regarding tribal, but this guy can remove and get you a dude

Soul of Theros > Emeria Shepherd : honestly, kinda like them both, so preference?

Impassioned Orator > Soul Warden or Auriok Champion : More efficient

That's about all I see on this wave.

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