Squandered Resources


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Winterblast on The BFF(Big Freakin' Frog)

1 week ago

You absolutely need Squandered Resources and Natural Balance. It's a potential turn 2 kill, if you Play with Lotus Petal, Mox Diamond or Elvish Spirit Guide...

turn 1: land + free acceleration, Squandered Resourcesturn 2: 2nd land, tap both, sac both, Natural Balance --> get 5(!) untapped landstap the 5 new lands, Play The Gitrog Monster, sacrifice the lands one by one and draw 5 Cards with 5 mana Floating. with enough land searching spells in the deck this should be enough to Keep going until you draw into Dakmor Salvage and a discard outlet.

I would strongly suggest Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to be able to shuffle the milled cards back again. With Dakmor Salvage you basically draw every 2nd or 3rd card in the deck, so you might reach a point at which you have dredged through the whole library, have the kill spell(s) in the graveyard and nothing to take the needed cards back to your Hand either...by discarding Kozilek you can repeat the proces until you have everything you need on the hand.

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

1 month ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget



Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair




Ritual of the Machine


Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood


Altar's Reap


Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak


Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice




Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence


Dictate of Erebos


Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good


Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors


Mind Slash


Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther


Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower



Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar


Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia


Slum Reaper


Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls


Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

Winterblast on Hahaha...A Frosch!

2 months ago

Infernal Tribute looks fine...I guess I'll remove Necropotence competely because it's too bad with the discard combo (which would be a winning combo, so it has to be preferred over a card that only helps in preparing the combo turn).

I've added Ulamog to keep dredging infinitely until I have a kill on my hand. The online test gave me several hands for a turn 3 kill, which happens easily with Squandered Resources and Natural Balance. turn 3 would be sacrificing 2 or 3 lands, playing natural balance, gitrog monster, draw 5 cards with 5-7 mana floating and that's it with a somehow decent draw. luckily the deck can go aggro as well, so I don't need to press hard for the combo when it's too risky.

fifthdawn on Whose House?! Well... Uhh, It Used to Be a House

2 months ago

Sgt.Pickles, exactly! And it is kind of funny when your opponents grumble as you cascade into all these insane combo cards like Demonic Tutor only to realize all you were trying to do was sacrifice your own lands with Squandered Resources so you could cast Splendid Reclamation getting more lands. Although Death Cloud is in the deck, and that can be quite a mean card. You walk a razor's edge on either side with the advantage usually coming from having the more explosive turns 1-4. It is fun playing a deck where if you can't cast Yidris by turn three with your opening seven, you can probably just mulligan it.

theskunkcatcher on Lake Zhava Monster Mash

3 months ago

Ishio: There's a few different ways to win.

Mass tokens created by either Titania, Protector of Argoth, Rampaging Baloths, Avenger of Zendikar or Worm Harvest. Craterhoof Behemoth, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and Concordant Crossroads lend to this strategy.

My favorite way to win is with mass drain through Ob Nixilis, the Fallen or Retreat to Hagra. With the help from Squandered Resources or Lotus Cobra, I often find myself cycling all the lands from my field to my grave and back again with either Scapeshift, Splendid Reclamation or both.

Going off the last strategy, it is also easy to generate enough mana to use Exsanguinate as a win condition.

You're also able to go tall as another backup strategy. There are plenty of big creatures that can be buffed even further through +1/+1 counters with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest or Retreat to Hagra. I've been able to win through commander damage this way.

I've built this to be a pretty flexible deck. Though the win-cons are varied, I never feel like there's a lack of synergy. What it boils down to is that the card draw through The Gitrog Monster is essential and consistent. The deck tends to snowball and I'm able to sift through a majority of the deck. At that point, you'll be able to assemble whatever win condition you're going for. Squandered Resources is the true MVP here and will most often enable you up to combo off. I would definitely include it for whichever strategy you're aiming for.

WaFNOBODY on The Gitrog Land Attack

3 months ago

Scapeshift Squandered Resources I'm doing somewhat of the same thing but using Meren to get more value out of creatures as well. Spore Frog is almost always an auto include for me in any slower non creature based deck.

Megalomania on There Is No Cow Level!

4 months ago

Daedalus19876, Lilbrudder I , on the other hand, kind of enjoy being the focus of hate. Lol. I have gotten used to it after playing combo for so long.

I would love to have Timetwister. Unfortunately, I have run out of extra kidneys to sell. Lol. Maybe in a couple of years.

As for Paradox Engine, I am not running it as a combo piece but as an enabler. It isn't essential but it helps me out a lot. I agree that an additional tutor might be more helpful but the only reasonable tutors left for me to add are out of my budget at the moment.

The Time Reversal combo with Walking Ballista is nice but I really think it is clunky especially without Ad Nauseam. I have not been able to use it since my playgroup has a couple of aggro decks that bring my life total down considerably low before I am able to combo off.

Infinite mana also won't be of much use to me. I think it would be better suited in my Oona deck or in Lilbrudder's Thraisos.

For this deck I stuck with "1-card combos". Being able to assemble combos via Doomsday and Insidious Dreams seems to be the fastest and most efficient way to win outside Tooth and Nail.

Lastly, Crucible of Worlds was taken out because it seemed underpowered to me without cards like Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Exploration. I am thinking of bringing it back in along with Squandered Resources but that would mean taking out Paradox Engine.

I'm not sure if you guys notice that I hate being on the defensive. It is for this reason I have no removal in the deck. I like going all in and win games at breakneck speed if possible.

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