Windswept Heath

Windswept Heath

Land

, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Windswept Heath: Search your library for a Forest or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

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

Windswept Heath occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.73%

Legacy:

All decks: 1.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.2%

Green: 0.21%

GW (Selesnya): 1.73%

Golgari: 0.34%

GU (Simic): 0.63%

WUB (Esper): 0.63%

RGW (Naya): 2.04%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.6%

GWU (Bant): 1.32%

BUG (Sultai): 0.77%

Windswept Heath Discussion

ILikeFood on Abzan Death's Shadow

5 days ago

This is a really good deck overall, but I'm curious what the main deck graveyard hate is for? And this costs more than most competitive grixis shadow lists, have you considering changing 4 of your fetch with Windswept Heath as they find all the shocks in your deck. Also this deck seems like it wants to hit its 3rd land drop, so you might want to add a land so you can consistently hit lingering souls, Lily and ranger captain.

SideBae on Narset, Enlightened Master

1 week ago

I mean, the easiest way to improve the deck as I see it is to improve the mana situation, both in the lands and in the rocks. For the lands, I suggest cutting one or two, since if you play more rocks (see below) you'll play faster and still have all the mana you need. Fetch lands (like Scalding Tarn or Windswept Heath ) are the easiest way to improve your mana consistency, but unfortunately they tend to be prohibitively expensive. I suggest running more duals like Shivan Reef , Battlefield Forge , Sea of Clouds , etc. instead of your ETB tapped lands like Mystic Monastery .

With regards to rocks, you're already running two of the best ones ( Sol Ring and Arcane Signet ). However, I've never liked 3-mana mana-rocks like Chromatic Lantern or Jeskai Banner , since in my experience things like Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Creativity , Fellwar Stone etc. are simply better. I'd advise increasing the number of cheap (CMC<=2) mana rocks in your deck, as well as cutting one or two basic lands for the same number of cheap rocks. This'll both speed up your deck in the first few turns AND increase the number of hits you get from your general's attack trigger.

Speaking of the attack trigger, consider Strionic Resonator . I play it in my Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger deck, and I've found it to be a pretty good way to press an advantage. Being able to see 8 cards rather than 4 with Narset, Enlightened Master 's trigger seems pretty good.

Depending on your personal theory of ethics, you may wish to consider mass land destruction (MLD) as another method of winning. I personally have no problem with it, but some people might not like it. Anyway, if you want to go that route you should run Armageddon , Cataclysm and (potentially since it's about $100) Ravages of War . Note that Jokulhaups doesn't really work, since it'll kill your general, too.

Wear / Tear is, I think, an auto-include in any deck including Boros colors. It's an extremely efficient method of spot removal.

Reconnaissance is a card you may wish to include, depending on your meta. It'll allow you to attack and trigger Narset even if all your opponents have profitable blockers. Same goes for Maze of Ith .

I've always loved Dack Fayden in EDH. He steals rocks, loots you to where you need to be, and only costs three mana... If you have access to him, I highly advise including him.

Preordain is a good cantrip on par with your Brainstorm and Ponder . While it is admittedly less powerful when it comes to leaving a card you want to cast with Narset on top of your library (since you'd have to scry both to the top), it is a powerful enough turn 1 play that I think you should run it anyway. I have frequently found one-land hands keepable on account of cantrips, and running Preordain will make it that much more likely for you to hit a good opening 7.

The last card I want to mention is Proteus Staff . If you cut all the creatures in your deck except your general (which I honestly think you should strongly consider doing), you can use Proteus Staff to reorder your entire deck. The way it works is this: second main phase, after you've attacked with Narset, Enlightened Master and (hopefully) gotten an extra turn coming to you, you target Narset with the staff's ability. That tucks her to the bottom of your deck, but then immediately finds her again and puts her into play (since she's the only creature in your deck). Because Proteus Staff says to put the other revealed cards on the bottom of your library IN ANY ORDER, you can then put all the other cards in your deck in any order you wish (since your whole deck has been revealed). That means you can stick 4 extra turn spells on top, cast them during your extra turn, rinse and repeat.

Good luck! Hope this helps.

Caerwyn on megamon575

1 month ago

To answer your question regarding lands:

To start, here's a great resource for lands: All the lands in a sorted list. It lists all the lands, has the prices on them, and has them sorted by what colours they produce/what colors they can fetch.

Your standard Fetch lands are going to be: Flooded Strand , Polluted Delta , Bloodstained Mire , Wooded Foothills , Windswept Heath , Marsh Flats , Scalding Tarn , Verdant Catacombs , Arid Mesa , and Misty Rainforest .

There are other, inferior fetch lands that enter tapped or only fetch basics, which you could use if you are on a very tight budget.

Since you mentioned you are in five-color, be sure to consider some of the five-color producing lands like Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Gemstone Mine , and Tarnished Citadel .

Metachemist on Xenabro

1 month ago

Also a couple of suggestions, Talisman of Impulse is better than Gruul Signet most times because you can tap it for mana the turn you drop it.

Guttural Response while yes it is anti-blue, having a straight up counter of your own to answer counter magic is fantastic and blue players do not expect it from the Gruul player. Further you can force them to double down and burn off another counter spell to keep down the play you're going for.

I'm surprised to see no Craterhoof Behemoth or Blightsteel Colossus granted they can be wins more cards but if they go unanswered you often win on the spot.

I'd also suggest swapping in a Windswept Heath for the Temple of Abandon but that's mainly my bias against enter into play tapped lands.

Further this sort of deck begs for Selvala's Stampede which most people will always respond with "Free" so you just wait to cast it until you've got plenty of permanents in hand, which can allow you to build a massive board state.

cyeRunner on Nobody expects the Kozileks Inqusition - BG Infect

1 month ago

match_lighter: Thank you for your appreciation :)
For the manabase: the next plan is to go +2 Fetchlands, -1x Forest , -1x Snow-Covered Swamp . Since Forest and Overgrown Tomb are both fetchable with the "Forest"-keyword I can go for the budget version of Verdant Catacombs : Wooded Foothills / Windswept Heath .
The only reason to run Snow-Covered Swamp is against Blood Moon , which is not played very much, also i'd need a full playset of Verdant Catacombs to fetch is consistently. So neither my budget allows it nor have I the requirements by the Meta to play it.
(It allows me to play Inquisition of Kozilek and Plague Stinger , otherwise I would use the to animate Inkmoth Nexus ).
Regarding Pendelhaven : I upgraded to 2 last week and need to playtest. You increase the consistency of drawing it but also run the risk of beeing stuck with one on the field and one in hand. Need to see how the playtests go and then I'll decide if I go down to 1 again. 3 seems an overkill to me.
I never thought of using Surgical Extraction in such a matter, it seems like a good idea. Maybe I can borrow the card or proxy it for playtests, but currently it is out of my budget.

DemMeowsephs on

2 months ago

Nice Deck Seems pretty solid, but I would recommend adding the following.

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