Traverse the Outlands

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Tory on Omnath, Landdawn

1 week ago

Nice, thank you. I personally am afraid of dump cards because I fear to run out of Basic Lands and then I litteraly have no chance. Also, Boundless Realms and Traverse the Outlands are expensive.

Goblin Bombardment could be a great alternative to Carnage Altar since I already have a ton of carddraw. But I usually "sacrifice" my creatures by attacking person A. As soon as I can (usually next turn, I am not in a hurry) I just attack. If it is being jumpblocked? One creature less. If it is being blocked to death? Bolt. If it goes through? 5 damage. It works, but it can be more efficient. However, I don't want the deck to be too powerful.

Maybe I can swap Obliterate for Chain Reaction since X=5 is enough. That might be a good idea.

Anyways, thanks for the tips!

lifemtg on Xenagos beatdown deck

1 week ago

. Take out Elvish Mystic for Oracle of Mul Daya . Seedborn Muse and Vedalken Orrery is a self constructed Prophet of Kruphix . Take out Farseek for Traverse the Outlands , and also add Zendikar Resurgent and take out Madcap Skills , Dragon Tyrant by itself is very powerful and practically removal. Take out Farhaven Elf for Crash of Rhino Beetles or Utvara Hellkite . I suggest cutting 2 or 3 more creatures for Artifact Ramp. Honestly there are so many good creatures with Xenagos, God of Revels it doesn’t completely matter, and you should decide how you make it, but these are just some suggestions.

RingoDingo92 on Omnath, Landdawn

1 week ago

Interesting to see how different our strategies are! I'd suggest more land dump cards like Boundless Realms , Traverse the Outlands and Scapeshift . Playing any one of these with Omnath floods the board quickly.

Honestly, I typically win by using one of the above cards and then killing my Elemental token army I just built (you already have some idea of what I mean since you have Perilous Forays in here). Considering that, I'd also suggest some passive sacrifice outlets like Ashnod's Altar and Goblin Bombardment . The latter may be the sneakiest win condition in my deck. The former can be really great paired with something like Genesis Wave (and then hopefully you run into a haste card like Fires of Yavimaya or Hammer of Purphoros if you don't have one out already). Stalking Vengeance is an underrated card to milk more damage out of killing your own dudes. In the same vein, a couple more board wipes like Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction can't hurt, and cost less than Obliterate .

Anyway, just a look into how I built my deck's strategy. Putting out an Elemental army is great - if you get a turn to attack with them, that is. Otherwise, I've found the most effective way to abuse Omnath's second ability, and kill my opponents in the swiftest way possible, is to kill my own army.

AkaAkuma on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

2 weeks ago

Many different players I know use the smothering tithe + wheel combo, but this requires a 1 out of 98 card to be on the field.

We have access to green, and should have easier and more reliable acceleration options. Traverse the Outlands always works perfect for me.

_Arra_ on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

Hey VexenX, I really wouldn’t consider cutting Chord of Calling . I’ve been running Green Sun's Zenith almost solidly in this deck since it's inception right when Omnath, Locus of Rage came out and I would not underestimate our only instant speed to the battlefield tutor. I personally cut Sylvan Scrying for Elvish Reclaimer , still waiting to see if this was the correct choice but I think I value to the battlefield higher than to the hand in general even it's a little slow etc. I’d also agree with GeminiSpartanX regarding non-basic tutors. For me Traverse the Outlands is only a recent addition to the deck, I did not run it for the longest time as it was dependant on boardstate so isn't always relevant, however, that said it has been consistently strong since its inclusion in my deck. My meta's full of blue players so for me tutoring out Boseiju, Who Shelters All or Cavern of Souls is very important. If you inlcude Green Sun's Zenith then you may want to prioritise creature versions of our cards as we can tutor them into play, I for example run Sylvan Safekeeper over Lightning Greaves and had been running World Shaper too for that reason.

GeminiSpartanX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

4 weeks ago

VexenX-if those are the only two options you're considering cutting for the elf, I would cut the Traverse the Outlands . It only gets basics, and getting an untapped non-basic is more important in many games, even if you only get one land for 4 mana like you often get with tempt. It's totally a preference choice though based on your experience.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

4 weeks ago

GeminiSpartanX: Ya, it will get a spot I think. What to cut though? I'm thinking Traverse the Outlands or Tempt with Discovery .

This is what I have so far for this next update!

I would still like to add Wrenn and Six somehow... Even more so with Elvish Reclaimer among us!

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Traverse the Outlands occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.22%