Sunscorched Desert


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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.

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Sunscorched Desert Discussion

I_TappedWrong on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Competitive EDH [2019]

1 month ago

i would suggest Sunscorched Desert etb deal 1 damage to target player, play rakdos...

Zarathoustra on Roasted! (Mono-Red Burn)

1 month ago

There is a couple of suggestions I would make. Sunscorched Desert triggers Quest for Pure Flame and may allow you to activate it earlier. Firebrand Archer is another alternative to Thermo-Alchemist , only difference being it can deal 2 dmg to an unprotected opponent.

You're wrong about Vexing Devil : it is a bolt, mate. You could try Spark Elemental , again it works like a bolt. And speaking about bolts, you may consider Skewer the Critics .

I'm sure you could find something better than Browbeat , three cards for three mana isn't the most effective way to get fresh cards. Faithless Looting is great and would combo with Fiery Temper . Bomat Courier is also an option.

sylvannos on Why aren’t ramunap ruins and ...

1 month ago

1) Burn decks in Modern rely heavily on colored mana. You aren't going to cast Atarka's Command and then Boros Charm the next turn without relying on shocks and fetches. Sunscorched Desert may as well read: ", discard this card: do 1 damage to target player."

You're never going to be able tap it for mana except to hardcast Rift Bolt .

2) Ramunap Ruins is slower than just upping your land count and playing a manland. The damage also isn't insignificant, because like Sunscorched Desert , you're never going to tap it for colorless. Burn can find itself struggling to race against Affinity, Dredge, and Death's Shadow . Those situations get worse if your opening hand is relying on a shitty version of City of Brass .

Ramunap Ruins is probably neat sideboard tech against control, but there's not enough room.

Boza on Why aren’t ramunap ruins and ...

1 month ago

Ruins requires you to have 5 lands in play. If you have 5 lands in play as a mono-red deck, you have probably lost the game already. The only monored decks, burn or goblins, have such strict colored requirements that playing Sunscorched Desert is not a posibility and the 1 damage is such marginal upside that it is not worth the downside.

For example, in goblins deck, Contested War Zone would be a much better Sunscorched Desert , but it is not played because of colorless production.

Pervavita on Why aren’t ramunap ruins and ...

1 month ago

Sunscorched Desert I think isn't ran as it produces colorless mana and in a mono-red deck where you want as few lands as possible and keep drawing spells I can see this being a problem if it's one of your 2-3 lands.

Ramunap Ruins I agree, I can't see why it doesn't see play. If you flood it's a expensive burn spell, if you don't flood it pings you for 1-3 damage during the game. As flood protection in mono-red I think that's well worth the small risk.

Zarathoustra on Talk Smack And 8 Whack

1 month ago

Well, do you know Krenko, Mob Boss ? Also, good mono-colored lands don't have to be expensive, you could consider Smoldering Spires , Teetering Peaks or Looming Spires ; even a neutral one like Sunscorched Desert wouldn't hurt (yourself at least).

As I see it you play every single most expensive goblin on the market. If you don't have the cards yet and want to start with a budget goblin deck, have a look at mine. Ok, it may not be as effective, but still, it wins games : Thud 4 Life

I'm kind of new to the game but I started to play with a mono red burn deck. I don't know how much you want to spend, but you could get started with less than 50 bocks.

Remove the 4 Vexing Devil from my Guttersnipe's Burning Rage and you have quite a powerfull deck for almost nothing. Again, I play red only, for other colors, I'm not so sure but a mono black zombie deck like Zombie land strikes again ! (not mine, this one) is very fun to play an would cost almost nothing.

Zarathoustra on SiCk bUrN!!! (Mono-Red Budget Burn)

1 month ago

Guttersnipe is what you need, with 28 instant/sorcery it is a must. I would replace Lightning Strike with Magma Jet for the scry 2 effect. Check my similar deck, Guttersnipe's Burning Rage. You should consider Sunscorched Desert as well. Otherwise it's a good budget deck, maybe you could remove a couple of spells to ad Quest for Pure Flame , it's really easy to trigger and would double damage around turn 3/4.

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