Sowing Salt

Sowing Salt


Remove target nonbasic land from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that land and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

Combos Browse all


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

Latest Decks as Commander

Sowing Salt Discussion

sylvannos on Sideboarding Against Tron

1 year ago

Land destruction is the worst thing to happen for Tron (speaking as a Tron player). Sowing Salt / Crumble to Dust are good, but only if you're on the play and only if the Tron player doesn't do anything on turn 3 that could end the game (like Karn Liberated ).

Molten Rain , Fulminator Mage , Ghost Quarter , Boom / Bust , and Evil Presence are probably the strongest options. It will cut them off from assembling Tron on turn 3.

VesuvanDoppelbanger on DCI Banhammer

1 year ago

I see I'm late to the thread, but I just stumbled across this gem. Great execution of an interesting idea! You're making great use of a lot of cards that don't see much play, and I haven't seen a deck that stacked 'search and remove' effects for a long time. I tried a rainbow deck using the Sowing Salt type cycle years ago, but it wasn't great. +1 on this beauty from me!

Grubbernaut on La bonté au-delà de la vertu

2 years ago

Crumble to Dust seems strictly better than Sowing Salt. One less red mana requirement can matter.

Salmonman1064 on Mardu Midrange

2 years ago

Looks like a super fun deck! Against Bogles you could try Crackling Doom, Geth's Verdict, or Devour Flesh. They're all pretty cheap and don't make you sack your own creatures. And to help against Tron something like Sowing Salt or Crumble to Dust. +1

Gidgetimer on Twin decks

2 years ago

I feel like the obvious answer is add red for Crumble to Dust and Sowing Salt but that would probably make tron have no chance.

Along lines that might be better for balance, maybe Sinkhole and replace Archfiend of Depravity with Anowon, the Ruin Sage since tron only wants one thing out anyway. I would also consider cutting Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger for some other large colorless creature that is still scary but isn't so oppressive, or you could add in some of the black exile spells like Hour of Glory or Sever the Bloodline.

taiga277677 on E.T invaders from space

3 years ago

sideboard Ratchet Bomb (only thing red or colorless that deals with enchantment at low cost)? besides that, at least karn and ugin can deal with some of the stuff that'll mess up your deck. And/or sideboard Warping Wail to counter Sowing Salt and other sorcery land removal/exile copies.

Kragmork on

3 years ago

@WrathofCod So, after 3 weeks I finally have the time and energy to actually read and write letters and words and have them make some amount of sense. Hopefully. SO. Getting a board early was indeed rather difficult. I felt like Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Dragon Fodder didn't really fit what the deck was going for and therefore got replaced by Stormblood Berserkers and Monastery Swiftspears , which provide pretty solid early pressure. Although Soul-Scar Mage might be superior to the swiftspears since I prefer to aim my bolts at creatures and the wither effect seems quite delicious. As for Kiln Fiend, I don't think I like it very much right now. Especially now that I am (as much as it breaks my heart) slowly drifting away from the Flamewake Phoenix being the center of attention plan, and with only 13 ways to trigger the buff and no way of providing evasion, I would rather go with the less phoenix-friendly berserker. At least for now.

Browbeat is a great suggestion and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing it up, since I had no idea it was reprinted as timeshifted. It's much better than tormenting voice, especially if the opponent chooses poorly out of fear of further burn.

With the loss of token generation, Purphoros became even worse than before, and since the deck didn't have a great source of red devotion, he and the fanatics got replaced by Thunderbreak Regents, as big enough and potentially very painful to remove dudes in the air. I'm going to try to trade for koth, but he seems rather rare in these parts.
Finally the sideboard - I like the tips, but I think other than Sowing Salt and graveyard hate, they don't have much application in the local meta from what I've seen so far (= 1FNM). Although to be honest, my original sideboard didn't do much either since I thought I was going to be beset on all sides by affinity and the occasional burn and ended up using the artifact hate only against eldrazi tron and the claw never left the bench.
TL;DR - Thank you again for your suggestions and help and even though I didn't necessarily use as many of them this time around, I think they helped me look for flaws in the right spots and might get used later. Have a glorious day.

Load more