Arid Mesa


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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Arid Mesa


, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

Arid Mesa Discussion

Sarios254 on Soul Humans - BUDGET

6 days ago

for you´re manabase I would put more Flooded Strand ´s and Windswept Heath ´s, the reason is that fetches lower you´re overall libary cards so you´re chances for getting better cards are much higher if you fetch ech turn, obviously Arid Mesa ´s are better, but I think you excluded them for beeing to pricey.

A nice curve topper would be one or two copies of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or Elspeth, Sun's Champion

itsmekidney on Windgrace Real Estate

2 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of Realm Seekers in Windgrace, specifically because its land tutor isn't just for basics.

I'm also sort of surprised you don't have Retreat to Hagra . That 1 life effect adds up fast in Windgrace, especially when you've got cards like Arid Mesa .

GoldenAgeBatman on Advice Needed on Performance Tuning ...

3 weeks ago

Thank you for those options; I keep forgetting just how diverse you can get with Vampire strategies.

Try as I may I keep wanting to go back to Madness; I love the mechanic and people aren't usually expecting it. Plus, it's a built in defense against 8-Rack, aggressive card draws (I won a round in Legacy against a Howling Mine because of Madness) and other disruption.

Could the following list work?

2x Arid Mesa

2x Blood Crypt

4x Bloodstained Mire

1x Cavern of Souls

1x Godless Shrine

4x Mountain

1x Plains

1x Sacred Foundry

5x Swamp

3x Asylum Visitor

4x Bloodghast (playing for 0cmc as discard)

4x Falkenrath Gorger

3x Furyblade Vampire

3x Gifted Aetherborn

2x Incorrigible Youths (playing for 3cmc madness)

1x Olivia, Mobilized for War

2x Stromkirk Captain

2x Sorin, Solemn Visitor

4x Path to Exile

3x Terminate

4x Faithless Looting

4x Thoughtseize

I will work on the sideboard after I've nailed down the main board, which is hard because Vampires don't like being nailed to anything.

cplvela0811 on Night Light

3 weeks ago


"Just like with all other burn decks, its tends to be fast enough that it doesn't matter against most decks, and against fast decks, like phoenix - which want to go through a lot of spells early game, it can be absurdly strong."

  • Xica is absolutely correct.


Hey. Wooded Foothills is the slightly budget alternative to Arid Mesa . The point is that instead of 7+ fetchlands, we only play 6x to deck-slim, for increasing our probability of drawing into damage spells, rather then lands. I hope this answers your question. I will be changing the deck a tad.

DragonChampions on Modern Burn

3 weeks ago

What's the point of cards like Arid Mesa if you have no plains? wouldn't you just use a regular mountain?

BlackDeegs on Earth Breaker

4 weeks ago

hungry000 hey thanks for the comment!

The lack of fetchlands is completely due to the fact I don't have any Wooded Foothills , Bloodstained Mire , Arid Mesa , etc. And don't wanna spend the money for foils.

Chalice of the Void in my personal opinion is slightly overrated and is amazing in decks like "death & taxes" but I've found in my local meta and in general isn't quite as effective whereas Surgical Extraction blows decks out of the water as early as my turn 0 while my opponent goes first and discards an Arclight Phoenix or tries for a dredge combo. I also use this deck for casual matches against legacy decks or just casual decks and I tend to get better use from the Surgical Extraction . I still sideboarded Chalice of the Void , but I don't think I would run them mainboard just from experience. I'll definitely consider the Simian Spirit Guide however as a means to a turn 2 land destruction other than Boom / Bust or a turn 2 Trinisphere (much more effective and widely annoying when you are limiting their lands than Chalice of the Void in my personal opinion). If I ever bump into some foil fetchlands for trade I'll pick them up. I'll add a couple into this even though I don't have them just to show best form.

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Arid Mesa occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.4%


All decks: 0.56%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.59%

RGW (Naya): 1.69%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.46%

RBW (Mardu): 0.87%