Wastes

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Wastes

Basic Land

: Add to your mana pool. ( represents colourless mana.)

Wastes Discussion

multimedia on Roon's Hidden Toolbox

1 day ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Eladamri's Call and Congregation at Dawn are good instant creature tutors. Dawn is nice because it's budget and it can tutor for three combo creatures and put them on top of your library. Palace Jailer is good with blink. You exile an opponent's creature with Jailer and usually with this exile effect when the creature leaves the battlefield your opponent gets back their creature, but this is not the case with Jailer.

Your opponent only gets back their creature if an opponent becomes the monarch. Even if Jailer dies your opponent doesn't get back their creature and you can blink Jailer to save it from removal. If you have the monarch and blink Jailer you exile another opponents creature and can continue to do this until an opponent becomes the monarch. You become the monarch when you blink Jailer making it difficult for you to lose the monarch. The monarch is powerful in Commander; drawing a card at your end step. It's nice with Stonehorn Dignitary who can help you to keep the monarch thus keeping your opponents creatures exiled.

Yavimaya Coast , Bant Panorama , Opal Palace are good budget lands that can make colorless as well as colored mana. Might be worth it to add a Wastes that way Farhaven and Simulacrum can search for a colorless source. Consider upgrading your land ramp spells? Nature's Lore is a big upgrade of Rampant Growth because Lore can search for a dual land. Because you have Breeding Pool then Lore can get a blue source, but other than Pool there's other lands it can search for such as Vista, Scattered. Adding a Temple Garden would help. As far as land ramp spells Farseek and Lore are the two noncreature spells to play since it's much better using deck spots for creatures who land ramp since then you can blink them.

Because of Displacer the exception for noncreature ramp spells are mana rocks that can make colorless mana. Talisman of Unity and Talisman of Progress are two drop mana rocks that can make colorless or colored mana. Mystic Remora is one of the best sources of repeatable no mana cost draw in multiplayer Commander and it's good with blink to reset it's upkeep cost. There's cards here especially Brago that can blink any permanent.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Forest
  • 1x Plains
  • 1x Island
  • Rampant Growth
  • Grow from Ashes
  • Displace
  • Stalking Leonin
  • Sunblast Angel
  • Elite Guardmage: already have Blazer and Muldrifter.
  • Reclamation Sage: already have Autumn.
  • Spell Swindle: too much mana for a counterspell.

SideBae on Emrakul

4 days ago

Ancient Tomb is likely to help you a lot. I don't think the Urza's lands are particularly good, simply because they take far too much to get all out at once; Wastes don't need to worry about Blood Moon or other non-basic hate.

Timesifter is possibly one of the most absurd cards in EDH, especially in conjunction with Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack . In my experience, many EDH decks have low curves when compared to a colorless, eldrazi-based deck; if your meta follows the same pattern, then Timesifter will be broken.

Ideally, you're the big-mana deck at the table. I can see you're running a lot of artifact ramp, and depending on which cards are available to you, you should try packing more in ( Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Voltaic Key , Mana Vault and Prismatic Lens all come to mind). Trinisphere and Sphere of Resistance are relatively expensive cards, but if you have access to them I would definitely run them ( Damping Sphere is a cheaper alternative, though it does hurt your own land base). If you have much more mana than your opponents, making them overpay for their spells is generally a good way to make sure you're the only deck moving at a reasonable pace.

In the vein of excess mana, Blinkmoth Urn is likely to help you way more than your opponents. Metalworker is also a colorless all star, but he's $50 now... which blows.

Drownyard Temple is an interesting include. I suggest pairing it with Dust Bowl . This can frustrate greedy mana bases and give you an outlet for excess mana.

Strionic Resonator is dumb when copying eldrazi cast- or annihilator-triggers. You should run it.

Finally, Sculpting Steel is another copy of whatever the best artifact on the field is at a given moment.

Good luck with deck building!

bitterblossom125 on

1 week ago

Cut Oathsworn Vampire for Cruel Celebrant . Don’t see myself recasting oathsworn very often and something had to go.

Cleaned up the manabase. I ran too many colorless utility lands because the deck is primarily black. However this made it too hard to cast Necropotence or cast multiple cards.

Out: Vault of the Archangel , Cavern of Souls

In: 2 basic swamps

I never use vault and am never happy to draw it. Casting cards is always better. Vault has slight value as a threat but is usually no better than Wastes .

Cavern is Command Tower about 2/3 of the time, but it can really cause problems when it counts, which is why I never ran Unclaimed Territory . The uncounterable creatures ability is not very helpful as our vampires are mostly trash and we would still get a token anyway. Some vampires are worth countering but aside from Champion of Dusk I would actually prefer they counter a vampire since that increases the odds of resolving something important later on.

FLATSO99 on A Very Plain Deck

4 weeks ago

@CrimsonChaos

But that would be a waste of time:)

Trolldier_of_Fortune on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

1 month ago

Oh man, Mirage Mirror . No need to sell me on that card honestly, it's great. The only reason it's not already here is because I've neglected to update this list in a while because I hadn't been able to play much the past couple years. That absolutely needs a spot. I forget it can copy lands, so it can actually be a third way to pull off a sneaky Dark Depths combo if need be as well. That's pretty sweet.

I've run Mindslaver before here, and I ended up cutting it. It's fun, but I needed the spot for Kaladesh tech. Clutch Emrakul, the Promised End casts have won games for me before though. Helm of Awakening is pretty gnarly, I may have to test it and see if I can't make it work for me. I'm just not a fan of symmetrical effects.

As for the 100 Strip Mine s, I put 100 there because it wouldn't let me add a million. "You really need 1000000x Strip Mine, huh?" YES I DO TAPPEDOUT, MAY I PLEASE HAVE THEM? I figure if I keep that there for long enough, I will eventually get at least one.

I could use a sell on Tangle Wire . I like it, and I bet I could get it past my group, but how do I break parity with it? Clock of Omens kind of things I would guess? I mean, I guess tapping the Wire to itself is a cheeky cheat, but you seem to know something I don't that makes it go from good to incredible.

As for your puzzle, hell, challenge accepted. I too am a fan of Rube Goldberg machine plays.

I'm not sure if you had a way to actually end the game proper from there in mind but this is what I came up with. One player has no deck, and the rest have no boards, so realistically everyone scoops and the hypothetical players here probably never play with me again. God I love colorless.

Wurwilf on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

1 month ago

That was a quick reply. $70 for a mana crypt?? I'm jealous. I'm proud of my collection too, having seen Ugin, Rings, and Crypt all double in price since I bought them.

I completely understand you not wanting to start a stax arms race. I guess some people like untapping their cards, god knows why. I know you've decided against it, but Tangle Wire is so stupidly good in EDH, I just have to mention it one more time. Of all the tap effects, Wire holds a special place in my cold, dead heart.

A card I forgot to mention is Mirage Mirror , which not only can make a little mana, but can also serve as a sac outlet for Kozi due to the legend rule, as well as serve as an emergency Kozi duplicate WITH HASTE. If you're feeling combo-inclined, Mirror can duplicate Inventors' Fair to set up a near-certain win with a double-tutor. Not only that, but you aren't limited to your own permanents. See a Necropotence ? Now it's MY Necropotence.

Otherwise, Mindslaver shenanigans are fun, although I'm sure you were already aware of that. Helm of Awakening can be dirty, but you'd better be prepared to win if you play it.

I see you've added 100 Strip Mine s to the maybeboard. I'm not sure that's enough. Also, I've tried (and cut) Lotus Petal myself. It's decent enough in your opening hand, but pretty poor at any other point in the game.

I love coming up with puzzles and challenges involving unique interactions in these sorts of decks. To show off the power of Mirage Mirror , I've come up with a puzzle for you.

Board: Metalworker , Inspiring Statuary , Sensei's Divining Top , Clock of Omens , Rings of Brighthearth , Mirage Mirror (and no lands)

Hand: Unwinding Clock , Sculpting Steel

Goal: Win the game against 3 players with 40 health this turn. The top of your deck is irrelevant (let's say that all 6 Wastes are on top).

Ignore the puzzle if it's not your thing. Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed reply.

CrimsonChaos on A Very Plain Deck

1 month ago

Not enough Wastes . 7.5/10 Too much Plains Some Plains were nice, though. Focus more on those Plains to compensate for the Plains .

lil_cheez on Kozilek, the distortion

1 month ago

Needs more Wastes

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