Squandered Resources

Squandered Resources


Sacrifice a land: Add to your mana pool one mana of any type the sacrificed land could produce.

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Squandered Resources occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.17%

Squandered Resources Discussion

alechodgin23 on Windgrace Loves Lands

1 month ago

Excellent build my friend. Definitely a +1 from me!

I understand enjoying versatility, but if I were you, I'd focus my strategy a little bit. Win by either attacking with lands, tokens, or cards like Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate . Not necessarily all 3.

I would do one of the first 2 so your deck can be focused on one single strategy and have a ton of support and synergy around that particular strategy and then have a Hailfire as a backup. I'm not saying you've built your deck wrong, I think its excellent. However if you want it to be a bit more competitive, I'd tune it closer to one strategy.

A would also recommend more forms of card draw to help you get closer to those win conditions within the deck.

Here's some incredible cards that have over performed in every game I've played with my lands deck:

Lotus Cobra , Squandered Resources , and Reprocess

Reprocess is particularly good with Splendid Reclamation . TONS of card draw.

If you'd like some interesting ideas, check out my lands deck: Competitive Thrasios/Vial Smasher Lands Matters

I'd love your feedback!

JohnMichaelBushman on Windgrace Real Estate

1 month ago

Ah, a fellow Windgrace player. I have a decklist myself but this is quite the list. Though it's more centered around Korvold, Fae-Cursed King but Windgrace is still at the helm.

Since you have Korvold in there, you might want to consider the following: Zuran Orb and Squandered Resources

I'd personally take out Realms Uncharted . There're better ramp spells.

imSandstorm on ₩ɆĐĐł₦₲ ₣Ɇ₳₴₮

2 months ago

Nice deck! A few cards I run in mine that you might like: Life / Death , Squandered Resources , Dragon Broodmother , Eldritch Evolution . Life//Death is sick with skullclamp, especially if you run a way to get lands back from the yard and Broodmother is pure value.

KIRK77 on Win-Grace V2

2 months ago

ever seen Squandered Resources

thecommanderguys on Korvold, the Fae Cursed King

2 months ago

Thoughts (Not things which should automatically be included; but things to consider.);

  1. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed -->Redundancy for Grumgully
  2. The Gitrog Monster -->Additional Lands for Turn but on top of that a free sacrifice/Korvold trigger each turn and synergizes SUPER well with fetches.
  3. Tendershoot Dryad -->pretty damn good token producer and potential wincon
  4. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest -->Makes your board get out of hand VERY quickly.
  5. Squandered Resources -->kinda speaks for itself.
  6. Harrow , Crop Rotation , Scapeshift , Splendid Reclamation , Khalni Heart Expedition -->Ramp and draw, what's not to love?
  7. Journey to Eternity  Flip-->Considering the number of sac outlets we are looking to run, this card quickly becomes a good one per turn re-animator.
  8. In my mind this may be a deck which wants to go a little heavier on multiple lands per turn with Azusa, Oracle, Gitrog and Exploration. It allows a focus on using fetches to trigger Korvold while also generating value with things like Field of the Dead or Strip Mine. Maybe keep

rainman2048 on Korvold Stax

2 months ago

Hello. Cool deck definitely seems strong, maybe not quite Cedh strong but I don’t know too much. Is Mike and Ballista perhaps a better hulk pile for this deck? With that combo you may consider Doomsday . With Korvold out you can doomsday for Squandered Resources , Culling the Weak and Mike Ballista and Viscera Seer. Check out CedhTV’s video on Korvold. Sweet deck though!

simondiamond2012 on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

4 months ago


What're your thoughts on Mausoleum Secrets possibly seeing play in this list? The idea being that it could, in theory, fetch Oblivion Crown , Squandered Resources , or something else of value? (Assassin's Trophy for example...)

As an added oddball question, with the unbanning of Painter's Servant , has there been any discussion between you, Razillox, or Kiebitzen about P.S.'s possible inclusion? The rationale behind this thought is that with it on the field (Naming Black), Autumn's Veil and Veil of Summer become more powerful, and can be found via Mausoleum Secrets. Additionally, for those that want to be cheeky monkeys, that also makes Lifeforce a possible consideration for budget lists.

I'll also drop you a line via discord in case you're not able to check the primer.

Stay Chill.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Personalized User Spellbooks

4 months ago

I am a degenerate Black/Sultai mage. Everything is a resource. In no particular order:

Crucible of Worlds - The Grave is a resource. If I can't access my lands from my graveyard, I can't exploit my grave as a resource nearly as freely as I'd like.

Bottomless Pit - My graveyard is a resource. My opponents graveyards are resources. They must be filled. And not with the cherry-picked garbage that opponents in control of what they discard would choose.

Leyline of Anticipation - Time is a resource. This increases my windows of opportunity dramatically. A key card, and a personal favorite.

Future Sight - My library is a resource. To be able to see, and play, cards from the top of my library can be quite a boon. Especially in conjunction with so many other cards.

Squandered Resources - Resource manipulation. Need more lands in the grave? We got that. Need a few more mana than you have? We got that. Tap a land for mana. Sac that land to this. Re-play it with Crucible. Tap it again. Sac it again. 4 mana baby. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but he who finds himself in desperate times with no desperate measures to turn to? A dead man.

Unfulfilled Desires - Life is a resource. More manipulation. This one is hugely underrated imo. In any deck that exploits their graveyard, this card can just churn tons of hand-picked cards into your grave, with no risk of "milling" undesired cards.

Lich's Mastery - My life, my soul, a resource to be used. A risky play, but I've had this card just go off for me so many times. Turning all life gain into card draw is bonkers. Run it with a Soul Sister or two, an Aetherflux Reservoir , or the infamous Gary for some crazy draw power. Lich's Mastery + Vilis, Broker of Blood is quickly becoming a favorite interaction of mine. Lose life? Draw cards. Gain life? Draw cards. It's a "win-win", so to speak.

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