Arid Mesa

Arid Mesa

Land

, 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.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair: Unlimited Edition (SLU) Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Arid Mesa occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.4%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.56%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.12%

WUB (Esper): 0.59%

RGW (Naya): 1.69%

UBR (Grixis): 0.46%

RBW (Mardu): 0.87%

Arid Mesa Discussion

haxonek on Brudiclad's Badassery

3 weeks ago

What is the advantage of playing Arid Mesa or Polluted Delta in a deck that's blue/red? All I can imagine it doing is reducing the ratio of land to spells, but even then it's still dealing a damage to you.

Balaam__ on slivers

1 month ago

Your theme is fine and looks fun, but the mana base might need some adjustment. If it’s within your budget, I’d recommend 2x Stomping grounds or Wooded Foothills, and/or 2x Sacred Foundry or Arid Mesa. These can greatly help filter what lands you need, as you need them.

DemMeowsephs on 12_dwarfs

1 month ago

Oooh, good choice! I have some ideas of what you could do for her, however, I'll start off with the lands and mana base. Some of the suggestions are expensive, so if they are not within your budget I would consider using something else in the meantime, and then getting them later when you can.

Lands

multimedia on Feather Will Weather the Storm

1 month ago

Hey, good budget version of Feather. Nice Monastery Mentor and Arid Mesa :)

Some budget card upgrades to consider:

  • Talisman of Conviction > Star Compass
    Talisman is another two drop Boros mana rock that ETB untapped.

  • Aurelia's Fury > Faith's Shield
    When Feather was released Fury was a $20 card because of hype; it's now $1 thanks to a recent reprinting. It's powerful for $1; do 1 damage to Feather with Fury to trigger it and then do the rest of the damage to other creatures/players. Because Fury can target players then it can be a reusable source of damage to opponents that protects you since opponents that are dealt damage can't cast spells on your turn. Target opponent fliers with the damage to destroy them or tap them down, unable to block Feather. It's good with Braid of Fire since it gives you a way to use all the red mana at your upkeep.

  • Impact Resonance > Brute Strength
    For only two mana and $1 Resonance can be powerful with Feather since you can do 1 damage to Feather to trigger it and then the rest of the damage to any of your opponents creatures. It can be cast at any time in the game using any source that does damage. If an opponent makes a big attack with a creature then it can be a real surprise or use it with Feather as the source after pumping her up and doing damage to an opponent.

  • Dreadhorde Arcanist > Electrostatic Field
    Cast an instant from your graveyard with Arcanist it triggers Feather before it goes to the graveyard thus it's not exiled by Arcanist. This effect lets you cast more instants when you don't have Feather on the battlefield. Then when Feather is on the battlefield you can reuse spells from your graveyard.

  • Titan's Strength > Infuriate
    The scy 1 of Strength is better than the +1 more toughness pump of Infuriate.

Good luck with your deck.

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

1 month ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

1 month ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

DemMeowsephs on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

1 month ago

Amazing deck, and an amazing poem. I love it!

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