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Thoughts of Ruin


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

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Thoughts of Ruin


Each player sacrifices a land for each card in your hand.

Thoughts of Ruin Discussion

SueMe on MLD Werewolves

2 months ago

You want to make sure someone isn't playing anything so you can flip your werewolves? Mindslaver .

Also use: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Tectonic Break , Thoughts of Ruin ... I'm getting all of these from EDHREC's top 100 saltiest cards list.

Funkydiscogod on $15 WereWolfs

9 months ago

I never really thought of werewolves as a very aggressive tribe.

If it were up to me, I'd run mana dorks (especially Scorned Villager  Flip), and land destruction like Thoughts of Ruin to make sure the opponent can's cast two spells to transform the werewolves back. Throw in some Harmonize , or other card draw, and Daybreak Ranger  Flip for repetitive removal.

And artifact mana like Firewild Borderpost to make sure the lack of lands doesn't hurt me as much. It would be land control with werewolves.

StoryArcher on Orcstone II (non-budget)

1 year ago


I think that Grindclock is an excellent option for this deck - that's a new card for me, thanks for suggesting it.

For me Thoughts of Ruin is one of those cards that can seem better than it is at first glance. Honestly, it seems like a superb way to catch up if your deck is failing early, but its usefulness takes place in such a narrow window (basically turn 3-5), I'm not sure that it has value in this deck.


That's a very good point, the problem is that there are only so many sources of colorless mana you can run in this deck and I think that Darksteel Citadel suits Boom/bust better if you have to choose between the two. If I were running Ponza, that would be a different story of course.

Speaking of Ponza, the land destruction deck that I've been having the most success with of late might technically be 'Ponza', but its really green with a splash of red. Definitely recommend that you check it out as its just a few Blood Moon's away from being Budget as well.

Mwonvuli Takeover

Funkydiscogod on Orcstone II (non-budget)

1 year ago

Use Grindclock instead of Millstone, because it doesn't take mana to use it, and if you don't need to mill you can just add a charge counter for future turns to speed up the kill.

Madblind Mountain can be a way for you to reset your library if you spy yourself and don't like what's on top. Also Lantern of Insight can be a nice backup to the Orcish Spy.

What's your opinion on Thoughts of Ruin?

Jedne2 on Omnath

1 year ago

I'd suggest removing these cards:

Brambleweft Behemoth - It's a 6/6 for 6 with trample, yes it's an elemental but there are far better ones, especially for 6 mana.

Drove of Elves for 4 mana, you'd want something stronger than this, it's not an elemental, and the only real upside is that it has hexproof.

Nissa's Encouragement It's not really worth to have, considering that the cards it gets you aren't that great.

Nissa, Genesis Mage there are better nissa walkers out there

I'd suggest these cards:

Ashling the Pilgrim you can build up a boardwipe, and with omnath triggers, you could easily kill everyone.

Briarhorn gives you either a 3/3 blocker with +3/+3 on target creature for a combat trick, or you can evoke it, get the +3/+3 anyways and then you get to deal damage with Omnath.

Brighthearth Banneret makes your ele's cheaper

Fertilid 2 land for 3 + 4 mana instant speed fetch too.

Flamekin Harbinger topdeck Eletutor for 1 mana. Really recommend this card, plus elemental decks are the only decks which can really run this.

Greenwarden of Murasa It's effectively a big, double eternal witness.

Incandescent Soulstroke lets you cheat out an elemental which then gets sacrificed later.

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar gives you ways to return lands to your hand for more landfall triggers.

Skullmulcher gives some card draw.

Soul of the Harvest I know it doesn't work with all the tokens you make, buuuut it does give draw.

Undergrowth Champion gives you a nigh indestructible blocker so you can go wild with your attacks.

Walker of the Grove gives you a 4/4 ele when it leaves the battlefield.

Akoum Stonewaker gives you a 3 mana Spark Elemental on landfall.

Budoka Gardener gives you extra land draws/elemental generation

Rakka Mar makes Spark Elemental tokens

Chandra, Flamecaller gives you two Spark Elemental per +1 plus gives you a wheel effect with 0 ability.

Flamekin Village gives a creature trample, and is an ele land

Primal Beyond is also an elemental land.

Raging Ravine is also an elemental land

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip fetches a land, plus the walker is nice for landfall.

Skarrg Guildmage makes a land 4/4 for 3 mana

Waker of the Wilds does the same thing.

Cinder Glade, Sheltered Thicket, Stomping Ground are all mountain forests and can be fetched.

Vivien Reid gives some nice card draw.

Animist's Awakening with the amount of ramp you have, you could easily have a massive awakening.

Chord of Calling is a pretty good tutor in green.

Khalni Heart Expedition Gives you moooooore ramp, but more importantly, double landfall triggers at instant speed.

Crop Rotation is an instant speed landfall.

Harrow more instant speed landfall.

Perilous Forays Sacrifice your free landfall elementals for 1 misc, get a tapped basic, and another elemental.

Sakura-Tribe Elder for more instant speed landfall.

Scapeshift gives so many landfall triggers its a fantastic card in this deck. Extra props if it's paired with The Mending of Dominaria

Tireless Tracker gives you 2 mana card draw for landfall.


Embodiment of Fury + Embodiment of Insight if you want to go down an awaken line, this card may be interesting.

You could also go down the land destruction line with Faultgrinder Ember Swallower

Forgotten Ancient can be a real all star when buffing up your board.

Grave Sifter could be a nice include to let you replay elementals, but considering that people are bringing tribal decks, maybe not.

Elemental Mastery makes 1/1 tokens, but to get the real bang for its buck, you'll need to sacrifice the tokens to Ashnod's Altar

If you went down the burn route, Hostility would be a fun card.

Rite of the Raging Storm is a pretty fun card in multiplayer.

Sylvan Awakening is okay, and pretty funny to kill someone with 2/2 lands.

Eternity Vessel Can make you live forever

Indomitable Creativity you can destroy your own elementals to get other creatures.

Kamahl's Druidic Vow upside is that you can get heaps of lands, downside is that you don't have /that/ many legendary permanents.

Constant Mists will protect you from damage all the damn time.

If you wanna be super mean, Tectonic Break to destroy everyone's lands, except that you'd have way more lands out than anyone else. Boom // Bust Destructive Force Devastating Dreams From the Ashes Thoughts of Ruin Tremble Wildfire

Starsky2814 on Starsky2814

1 year ago

Hi minisnow,

The land destruction spells such as Destructive Force, Keldon Firebombers, Price of Glory, Rite of Ruin, Thoughts of Ruin, Wave of Vitriol and Wildfire, hits all players, including myself. So yes, they do find their way to the graveyard and even a Scapeshift will do the trick. I then will cast spells like Crucible of Worlds, Life from the Loam, Ramunap Excavator, Seasons Past, Splendid Reclamation and/or World Shaper to recur them from the graveyard. Titania, Protector of Argoth really reaps the rewards from land destruction and Omnath, Locus of Rage benefits when they come back into play. It’s a very fun deck to play, but my friends will say otherwise.

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