Traverse the Outlands

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare

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Traverse the Outlands

Sorcery

Search your library for up to X basic land cards, where X is the greatest power among creatures you control. Put those lands onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

Traverse the Outlands Discussion

flai53 on Ruric's Fun-House

1 week ago

I would replace Garruk's Packleader with Beast Whisperer .He costs one mana less and works with all creatures not only the strong.

I think Dragonlair Spider fits in very well with your commander's theme.

Your temperatures are usually very expensive (because they are strong) so I would add a little more ramp and maybe something to get them back from the cemetery. The two cards I can imagine with you thereby quite well: Genesis or Traverse the Outlands

Also I like the idea of dragonb0y777 pretty much

mpereira86 on [[Primer v3.3]] - OM_RATH!!! (2018 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

kevinscheurwaterI see your point. You can always cut some of the wincons, like Akroma's Memorial or one of the high CMC ramps like Traverse the Outlands . I did cut one land for testing purposes a time, but I still don't know how it would impact the deck as a whole. As for 5 games, I saw no difference.

AkaAkuma on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterstrike

1 month ago

Allright no problem! I have this incredibly fun dude in my playgroup who always includes Blood Moon and Back to Basics in his decks, so I can't live without those basics haha.

I also play a decent amount of basics for Traverse the Outlands .

vdiddy1 on I hope this will be good.

1 month ago

"Other" Section Observations:

Burgeoning good card, but you have alot of multiple lands per turn cards

Constant Mists solid

Crop Rotation Unnecessary imo

Life / Death Can only use one spell, can prob find something that is more impactful to the deck

Sensei's Divining Top Yes

Sylvan Advocate Good because it's a 2/3 for 2 mana, but only adds significant value with commitment to land creatures

Sylvan Library V good card, excels if you maintain lifegain sub-strategy

Titania, Protector of Argoth Only good if you commit to the graveyard recall sub-strategy

Traverse the Outlands fantastic, can this be turned into a win condition?

Volcanic Offering fun af, but probably better options for the card slot

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Print out Business Cards saying "GG" for when you play this

Wildfire Abso-freakin-lutely

Zuran Orb A must have if you commit to graveyard recall + lifegain sub strategies


Additional Observations:

World Breaker kinda sucks for 7 mana

Bane of Progress a conditional 6 drop is risky; amazing sideboard card in our meta

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip her -2 will trigger the legendary rule

Exsanguinate Love it.


Final Comment:

Your non-creature game is strong, but your damage output is weak and is currently the biggest flaw facing your deck. Your best bet imo is to either rip out creatures and synergize removal + damage or add in a few more big trample creatures. I think your comparative advantage lies in creatures: you'll consistently have an ungodly mana pool to take advantage of them, and you're already relying on creatures for this concept to work.

Some good creatures for this deck:

Liege of the Tangle

Oran-Rief Hydra

Charnelhoard Wurm

Blightsteel Colossus

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer

Phantom Nishoba

Stonehoof Chieftain

Worldspine Wurm

Mattismen on Wurm Hug

2 months ago

Rishkar's Expertise and Traverse the Outlands both work wonders in decks with big lads.

triproberts12 on

2 months ago

You could probably cut a lot of the weak dinosaurs for some bigger ramp. You're better off playing Traverse the Outlands, Mirari's Wake, and Zendikar Resurgent than stuff like Nest Robber. I'd also try to find copies of Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Rampaging Brontodon, Regal Behemoth, Runic Armasaur, Thrashing Brontodon, Trapjaw Tyrant, and Wayward Swordtooth. Check out EDHREC for more suggestions.

snown on Trostani, Selesnya's Voice

3 months ago

This is a great start. Here are some suggestions from a Trostani deck that I use, organized by pricing tiers to help keep this deck budget:

< $1

Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage
3/3 Tokens and another way to populate

Felidar Sovereign
Alternate Win Condition. Probably works better with Trostani as commander due to the increased life gain, but there's quite a bit of life gain in this deck regardless, so it may work.

Rampaging Baloths
Consistent way to get som big tokens on the battlefield for free. (Works well with Traverse the Outlands)

Emmara Tandris
Some token protection

Trostani's Summoner
Get a variety of tokens out quick

Advent of the Wurm
Just a decent token to populate later

Druid's Deliverance
Fog with populate. Optional, but not too bad

Cultivate
More mana!

White Sun's Zenith
Utilize that mana and go wide

Second Harvest
Speaking of going wide, mega populate

Increasing Devotion
Just get some dudes on the board

Phyrexian Rebirth
Board wipe with a token upside

Intangible Virtue
Go wide with a little extra damage, and still have some blockers left

Angelic Accord
Like your Resplendent Angel, but harder to remove, and only requires you to gain 4 life.

Tamiyo's Journal A slow tutor, but might draw you some cards if you can't get to the tutor

$1 - $5

Devout Invocation
Potentially double your board, with 4/4 fliers!

Storm Herd
Another mass token maker, but with 1/1 fliers (evasion is nice)

Aetherflux Reservoir
Alternate win condition. Probably better with Trostani as commander as you need to be able to absorb a loss of 50 life, but even in commander, most other people won't be able to say the same.

Beastmaster Ascension
Win condition. With a wide board, +5/+5 is huge. Also creatures enter the battlefield with the +5/+5, so with Trostani out that's some good extra life gain.

Sandwurm Convergence
Consistent way to get some decent tokens. Also protection from flying

Primal Command
Life gain, removal, mill protection, and tutor? This card just has value.

> $5

Panharmonicon
Again, designed for Trostani to double up on life gain, but helps with any ETB effects you have, of which there are a couple

Anointed Procession
Should be in any white token deck

Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Create creatures, get rid of big threats, maybe get your team in the air

Ezuri's Predation
Often a one-sided boardwipe, makes a ton ot tokens, and will sometime just win the game

Traverse the Outlands
Mana! This is only really good if you have a larger creature out, but like I said above, works really well with Rampaging Baloths

Test of Endurance
Basically another Felidar Sovereign, harder to remove, but requires 50 life instead of 40

Chord of Calling
Green tutor with convoke. You have a bunch of tokens, why not?

Green Sun's Zenith
Potentially reusable creature tutor. have to have the mana available, but it will find answers for you.

Bonus

Parallel Lives
Not exactly budget, but valuable in a token deck

Enlightened Tutor
Artifact and Enchantment Tutor. Again, not really budget, but likely worth it in your deck

Kogarashi on When does a spell without ...

3 months ago

Correct. In this case X will be determined upon the spell's resolution, since it's not defined in the casting cost.

You'll put Traverse the Outlands on the stack and pay its cost, at which point Manaplasm triggers because you cast a spell. The trigger goes on the stack and resolves, giving Manaplasm +5/+5, making it a 6/6. Then when Traverse the Outlands resolves, it sees that the greatest power among your creatures is 6, so you get up to 6 basic lands.

Because it checks on resolution, if your Manaplasm is destroyed before Traverse the Outlands resolves, you get no lands (unless Manaplasm was destroyed by something like Beast Within).

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Traverse the Outlands occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.22%