Squandered Resources


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Visions Rare

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Squandered Resources


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

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Squandered Resources Discussion

DrawStep on Karador, Ghost Chieftain

1 week ago

sorry, been offline for awhile, i run a more land-graveyard centric karador then most people, so when i hit my Splendid Reclamation + Eternal Witness i go for the Squandered Resources Emeria Shepherd + any sac outlet = infinite mana, and with karador , the pretty much spells a dead player late game, its super jank, but who will get mad at that infinite combo? but it is real aggresive, i get your point. .. ill try getting my list up sometime in the next few days so you can see it

n0bunga on When Lands Become Your Worst Nightmare

1 month ago

Ramunap Excavator should be considered for an additional Crucible effect! Maybe even Squandered Resources to go along with Splendid Reclamation?

kbrauner3005 on Karador, Ghost Chieftain

1 month ago

I used to run Emeria Shepherd but my old list had a very high curve. Because of that I ended up cutting a lot of >6 CMC cards and the Shepherd ended up as one of them. I might consider putting the angel back, but then I need to find something to cut :) Always so painful.

I simply wasn't aware of Squandered Resources. It looks a little aggressive to me, to sac my lands for one mana. Sometimes it will be great, but im a little worried that it may end up as a dead card a little to often..?? What are your experiences with that issue?

And thanks for the comment btw! :)

DrawStep on Karador, Ghost Chieftain

1 month ago

i like the look of the deck, but personaly i run two cards in this type of deck you dont seem to be, i dont know if you were unaware or didn't have space, but i run Emeria sheperd and Squandered Resources

Winterblast on Frog Lands

1 month ago

Well I have tutors in the deck, some for everything, some for lands, some for creatures...most important is Squandered Resources, not balance, because you need something to sac lands for mana. Natural balance is just the biggest land search spell you can get and it was part of the ages old cadaverous bloom deck, that's why I described how it works. Other land searching effects do similar stuff but balance is the biggest boost for the frog.

MrBronson on Golgari landfall

1 month ago

Squandered Resources + Scapeshift/Splendid Reclamation and Lotus Cobra combo makes me, as an opponent, want to throw my head into a wall.

Winterblast on Need help for Gitrog Monster

1 month ago

Hello everyone!

I am currently tuning my Gitrog Monster deck:

Hahaha...A Frosch!

Commander / EDH* Winterblast


I'm not sure in which direction I should go to make it faster and more reliable. At first I had a list that focused on getting Squandered Resources or Rain of Filth , then (hopefully) drawing into land searching spells, which enable to generate more mana and draw more cards and so on...I managed to pull off one lucky kill on turn 3 with that method, but it all depended on getting Squandered Resources and Natural Balance and drawing into enough land searchers. I feel there are not enough spells that have a good "mana/land search" ratio to make this approach work well enough.

Another method to win is by having a free discard outlet and Dakmor Salvage. It's basically repeatedly milling the deck with the help of kozilek and generating infinite mana in the process with Lion's Eye Diamond.

What I'm unsure about is the rest of the deck. I have some disruption, artifact/enchantment destruction, Choke to annoy our mono U players, cheap mass discard...some Dredge stuff and Dread Return, several landfall Triggers, Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood Combo which work well with the lifegain from Zuran Orb and Retreat to Kazandu, some cycling in addition to the cycling lands and Archfiend of Ifnir...

It's all somehow nice but I'd like to hear some opinions if it's better to completely focus on one way to exploit the Gitrog Monster or if it's better to be more flexible and use cycling, dredge, reanimation and land searching/sacrificing equally.

As this is my 8th ready to play commander deck I don't have any more of the best mana artifacts left. The deck is land based, but the speed of Mana Crypt and all the moxes shouldn't be underestimated...I have thought about adding Null Rod or using proxies for the missing artifacts.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

Winterblast on Big Frog Monster

1 month ago

Interesting build, found some possible cards for my own frog!

I'm ccurrently trying to improve mine...I think the biggest problem is to make the deck fast enough and reliable. There's a potential kill with Squandered Resources and Natural Balance on turn 3, if you draw into the right cards. Maybe you can find some interesting cards in my list as well:

Hahaha...A Frosch!

Commander / EDH* Winterblast


How often have you played this deck so far? I can't really tell what's the biggest problem for it, as I've played it only 3 or 4 times so far and the only time I've lost was when I got stuck in the combo turn and had no lands left. Do you have more worst case experience with that kind of deck?

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