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Ral Zarek Destroys Lands

Modern* Competitive Land Destruction




Land destruction deck with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Spreading Algae and Ral Zarek


  1. Birds of Paradise - The deck has a demanding mana base. Also helps on land destruction, enables bigger Death Cloud, and eventually is food for Scavenging Ooze.

  2. Cunning Sparkmage - My old favourite! It can tap twice with, Pestermite, Deceiver and Ral. Changed the other one to Izzet Staticaster as it's generally better.

  3. Deceiver Exarch - Can tap a land to destroy it - if you have cast Spreading Algae.

  4. Pestermite - Can tap a land to destroy it - if you have cast Spreading Algae. Can also attack!

  5. Scavenging Ooze - It's good in many situations, like after a beefy Death Cloud.

  6. Simian Spirit Guide - Mostly for mana acceleration, but you can also cast it to protect Ral.

Other Spells

  1. Spreading Algae - Repeatable land destruction for , yes, pls! All you need is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and you can cast it on anything.

  2. Ral Zarek - Use +1 ability on a Spreding Algaed land and it's gone. The idea is to lock your opponent down, by destroying his/her lands, with Ral, Urborg and Algae. Untap is also good with Cunning Sparkmage and/or Izzet Staticaster.

  3. Death Cloud - Helps you to clear the board & hand and destroy more lands. Ideally you cast this after Ral Zarek and get rid of everything! Birds help you to make this bigger.

  4. Duress - Discard, and seeing your opponents hand helps you make a game plan.

  5. Harsh Scrutiny - I like this card a lot as it has value even if the discard misses.

  6. Sylvan Scrying - Search for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or something else you need.

  7. Go for the Throat - Oh' the throat!

  8. Grixis Charm - Return any permanent to hand or removal.


The deck has 3x Sylvan Scrying so we have a few utility lands:

  1. Kessig Wolf Run - Enables squishies for attack, if all else is lost.

  2. Treetop Village - Sometimes all you need is an ape.

  3. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Crucial as it enables you to cast Spreading Algae on any land.




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Date added 1 year
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.11
Folders modern - casual, Mardu
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