Sunscorched Desert


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

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Sunscorched Desert

Land — Desert

When Sunscorched Desert enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target player.

: Add to your mana pool.

Sunscorched Desert Discussion

Flarhoon13 on Zedruu - Almost Good

1 week ago

Re: 3) Price of Glory or and Sacred Ground > Donate Sacred Ground >> Pyrohemia or Sunscorched Desert = Infinite damage or Draw. I don't think donating Excavation works, I think you control the effect. Donating Price of Glory does, I would say :-) . I have been playing a lot with Zedruu lately with good success, many opponents sour.

DoofWagon on Liliana deck of stabbiness

2 weeks ago

Otherwise this is a good deck, but Planeswalkers can't be commanders as they aren't legendary creatures. to keep the deck mostly as-is, I would keep Liliana, the Necromancer in planeswalkers and replace either Leaden Myr or Sunscorched Desert with Whisper, Blood Liturgist as your commander. Sacrificing two replaceable zombie tokens is a small price to pay to put something like Harvester of Souls back on the battlefield.

Inkmoth_ on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 weeks ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor: Sorry dude, but yeah lol... Sunscorched Desert is only viable in this particular context due to the nature of the deck once it's popping off.

Don't get me wrong, though, I love all the cards you mentioned, but I kept running out of slots when removing them or even considering them :/

Inkmoth_ on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 weeks ago

Soren841: Oh, it works. Once you go infinite and you have an outlet you go for: Noxious Revival , Crop Rotation , Eternal Witness being looped with Temur Sabertooth and you can effectively loop it. Sunscorched Desert needs to be in the deck, field, or graveyard for it to work and Geier Reach Sanitarium can fortify this as a discard engine.

Inkmoth_ on Yeva Draw-Grow

3 weeks ago

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor: Thank you very much good sir, I appreciate the kind words!! Hopefully one day you join the dark side and embrace combos. :)

Winding Canyons : The deck is actually not starved of this ability. In fact, if you think about it, Command Beacon being on the chopping block is a really good indicator of it. The reason why is because getting rid of Yeva is never a factor because I always unload my hand in response to that removal and she is never out unless I have stuff worthy of being played. That land might be going out for Sunscorched Desert as a Plan D wincon since I don't need Shaman of Forgotten Ways to have haste for me to win at instant speed.

Krosan Grip : I love it, but I don't have space for it and it's too costly to merit it as some have said. I also don't have many Food Chain opponents.

Polukranos, World Eater : My heart breaks. He was in the earlier iterations of the deck as a finisher with Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , unfortunatedly Somberwald Stag eliminated the need for both and it still kills Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Linvala, Keeper of Silence (which Polukranos, can't). Meanwhile, I already have Lignify , Song of the Dryads , and Beast Within to deal with them. Torpor Orb has no longer posed as much of a threat with the current state of the deck tbh.

Heroic Intervention : Warping Wail has made this obsolete and even when I don't draw it, the deck usually combos off or outvalues board wipes since I can resolve my spells before or after them.

Gaea's Herald : I truly wish I could replace the cat for herald, but as it stands, I play against 3 blue players and it sucks to see a secondary counter which happens quite often actually. Prowling Serpopard is definite security against that.

Squall Line & Elderscale Wurm : Very enticing if it wasn't for their uselessness outside of winning. I wish I could consider it.

Once again, thank you very much and for the upvote!

Soren841: I wish I could do Memory Jar loops. I mean I could but like you said, sorc speed. Herald IS better until you factor how many counters I usually spent stopping me. Definitely a meta call.

DiverDown: Honestly, I was completely out of my element regarding an approachable budget list, cause I didn't know what that was exactly. Abzkaban was kind enough to point me in a good direction and I personally didn't know whether $200 was too much or not. I'm glad of the amount of people that came out of the woodworks to defend the $200 price tag. Made me feel like I hit the right number at $2 a card. I would love to see the lists you're referring to, btw! To return the favor and I am always down to see a new list. :D

I'm glad you enjoyed both variants of the deck, I worked obsessively long on it, that it is just a delight to read all the positive comments.

Thank you all!! :D

CommanderSausage on Xantcha Combo-Control

1 month ago

Love the deck mate, Have you thought about adding a Sunscorched Desert ? Makes the Worldgorger Dragon loop lethal even without Xantcha, Sleeper Agent .

Matrixxx999 on Naban, Dean of Infinite Iterations

1 month ago


I apologize for not responding to your comment for a long time. I have been very busy lately. And I want to thank you for your time and your suggestions.

In fact, I understand perfectly well that there is no so-called "Win con" in the deck like a card, which mills everyone, or inflicts infinite damage. So yes, we do not have Win con in its usual sense. However, we do have a win con by default like Naban, Dean of Iteration + Venser, Shaper Savant , or Patron Wizard. When you bounce every permanent, counter every spell of your opponents, play all your permanents and play Master of Waves creating tons of tokens in one turn, they usually just give up. You do not need dead draw cards like Altar of the Brood, Psychosis Crawler or Laboratory Maniac in this scenario. Blue Sun's Zenith is not bad but no more than that, I played with this card a lot in many decks, and it is really slow outside of infinite mana.

However, in fact, I think I want to test Sunscorched Desert or something like that in my tests for winning with Ghostly Flicker.

SynergyBuild on Aminatou: A question of ethics...

1 month ago

That combo takes 3 cards, how many tutors are you running? also Sunscorched Desert I recommend for it if you run enough tutors

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Sunscorched Desert occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Red: 0.02%

Rakdos: 0.03%