Ash Barrens

Ash Barrens

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Basic landcycling (, discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ash Barrens occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Golgari: 0.12%

Ash Barrens Discussion

multimedia on Demons are a girl's best friend

17 hours ago

Hey, nice start for a budget deck.

With a 4.0 avg CMC, which is high, consider more low CMC ramp and enablers for reanimation? These can give you plays that can better setup the game for the mid and late game.

Cards to within the budget consider adding:

I didn't suggest Sol Ring because I figured if you had it you would play it because it's one of the best low CMC cards in Commander for ramp. At $4 it might be out of the range of the budget?

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Cinder Barrens
  • Akoum Refuge
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Icefall
  • Dread Wanderer
  • Demonlord of Ashmouth
  • Golden Guardian
  • Seizan, Perverter of Truth
  • Woebringer Demon
  • Cadaver Imp
  • Loxodon Warhammer
  • Nezumi Graverobber: this guy only flips if after exiling the last card of an opponents library.
  • Bonehoard

Good luck with your deck.

LadyZ on Gisa

1 day ago

In my opinion, every monocolor deck should have a Caged Sun and/or Gauntlet of Power, and every monoblack deck should run some of black's doublers like Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, or even Bubbling Muck. Nyx Lotus and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can really help too.

God-Eternal Bontu is a fun, strong zombie. It's powerful, it lets you draw cards and you can get it back to your deck if it would be exiled. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is one of the strongest zombies in the game, since it can search any card in your deck. I always love boardwipes, and I think your deck is missing one of the best ones for it. Kindred Dominance will leave your field almost untouched, making it pretty useful.

I personally don't like Nim Devourer. It costs 5 for a 4/1, and it won't often get stronger than that with the number of artifacts you run. even if you add more, it's still not the most impressive for it's cost and there are zombies that can come back easier too. Lotleth Giant also doesn't feel worth it. It's much stronger in terms of raw stats for it's mana cost which is good, but a few points of damage when it enters the battlefield doesn't feel worth it when you could be running some of the other cards I've mentioned instead. Death Denied likely won't do as much as you think. It doesn't get any creatures into play, just back to your hand. lets say you want to get back Syr Konrad, the Grim. That would require you to pay 3 mana to get him back to your hand, plus 5 to cast him again. better to just run some sort of revival. I would also argue that instead of Ash Barrens, it's better to just run another swamp. Sure it thins your deck a tiny bit, but it costs you a mana to do that. Finally, Archfiend of Ifnir and Grave Scrabbler. They can both be powerful in the right deck. But I don't think this is it. Your deck doesn't discard enough for them.

multimedia on Teysa karlov

2 days ago

Hey, nice budget version of Teysa.

Cards to consider adding:

Consider more ways to take advantage of Reveillark, Karmic Guide and Sun Titan? Altar of Dementia + Lark + Guide is infinite opponent mill combo that doesn't require an aristocrat to potentially win. Mill all your opponents or self-mill yourself until you find an aristocrat to win since you can reanimate it with Lark.

Lark + Guide + Blood Artist + Viscera Seer is one of the best Orzhov aristocrat combos and Buried Alive can tutor for and set up this combo by putting three of the creatures into your graveyard to reanimate them with Lark. Animate Dead + Leonin Relic-Warder + Artist is another powerful aristocrat combo. Warder enchanted by Animate creates a loop of Warder dying.

Fiend Hunter combos with one of Lark, Guide or Sun Titan since it can exile your own creature. Add a sac outlet and aristocrat to create a dying loop of Hunter. Animate Dead and Angelic Renewal are good with Sun Titan since Titan can reanimate them. Titan + Renewal is a combo with a sac outlet and aristocrat to create a dying loop of Titan. Open the Armory can tutor for Skullclamp or Animate Dead.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Crosis, Hand of Blood

3 days ago

Hey, I agree Nicol Bolas can be devastating repeatable discard in multiplayer Commander. It's a more powerful Grixis Commander then Crosis.

No matter the Commander choice here's some budget cards $2 or less each to consider adding. Several of these suggestions are in the maybeboard. When you're playing a high CMC Commander then more low CMC ramp helps.

Crosis has flying and most Specters also have flying which makes Dragon Tempest a two drop haste enabler for the majority of your creatures. Consider cutting the other Dragons and high CMC creatures for more Specters or creature that can give you more value?

Whispering Madness is a wheel and it can be repeatable with cipher which can be powerful with flying creatures. Read the Bones, Painful Truths, Brainstorm are mana efficient draw spells. In multiplayer Commander the versatility of Mirrormade is great, especially on a budget. With all the discard from multiple opponents The Eldest Reborn can do a lot and have many targets to choose from to reanimate.

Mask of Memory and Mask of Riddles is low CMC equipment that can be repeatable draw with flying creatures. Sunken Hollow, Dragonskull Summit, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are lands to consider adding.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Hideous Visage
  • Slate Street Ruffian
  • Fill with Fright
  • Traveler's Amulet
  • Phantasmal Dragon
  • Territorial Hellkite
  • Boltwing Marauder
  • Hypersonic Dragon
  • Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent
  • Moltensteel Dragon
  • Tyrant's Familiar
  • Gruesome Deformity
  • Fear
  • Foresee
  • Ambition's Cost
  • Mind Rot

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Ravos/Tymna commander

1 week ago

Hey, since your deck is low budget consider adding more cards to take advantage of your best card? Your best card is Tymna :)

You have the right idea with wanting to add Kunoros and Kambal. Kunoros because of menace evasion, lifelink and it's a hatebear. Kambal because he can be a repeatable source of life gain. With Tymna you want more creatures who have evasion so they can more easily do combat damage.

White has many good budget flying creatures. Hatebears who fly and can also disrupt your opponents are good in multiplayer Commander: Aven Mindcensor, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Hushbringer, Tomik, Distinguished Advokist, Archon of Absolution. Flying creatures who can create flying tokens: Emeria Angel, Archon of Sun's Grace can be repeatable sources of flying creatures. You also want more repeatable sources of life gain to safely keep triggering Tymna: Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Wingmate Roc, Answered Prayers.

Cards that create flying tokens are nice to go wide which helps to attack more than one opponent. Spirit Bonds and Sacred Mesa can be repeatable source of flying tokens. Lingering Souls, Spectral Procession, Battle Screech, Midnight Haunting create flying tokens. Entreat the Angels can create a lot of 4/4 Angels. With more creatures with flying then you can play Sephara, Sky's Blade who has a powerful effect for flying creatures, has lifelink and other flying creatures reduce her casting cost.

Other budget cards ($1-$2 or less each) to consider adding:

I offer more advice including what cards to cut. Would you like more advice?

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Alela Faerie Tribal Budget

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice start and budget version of Alela.

Bident of Thassa is a very good budget card with lots of flying tokens. Bident with attacking Faeries can get you far ahead in a game with card draw and gives you resiliency to come back from board wipes. Diabolic Tutor is a budget tutor that can tutor for Bident. Oona's Blackguard is a two drop Faerie who has a good combat damage ability since there's many other Rogue Faeries in your deck. Rootborn Defenses protects all your creatures from a board wipe that destroys and you get free Faerie token.

For voltron Cranial Plating is a reason to go more artifacts than enchantments with Alela. Plating can be a busted card for voltron because you can keep equipping it to your Faeries. Seat of the Synod, Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel are budget artifact lands that count for Plating. Two drop mana rocks are good with Alela such as Orzhov Signet, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, etc. Two drop mana rocks help to cast Alela turn three and the faster you can get Alela onto the battlefield the better your Faerie army will be. Paradoxical Outcome and Rebuild are budget mass bounce effects for artifacts and Outcome includes enchantments as well as draws you a card for each permanent you bounce. Bounce artifacts and cast them again to create more tokens.

Exotic Orchard, Arcane Sanctum, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens, Caves of Koilos, Opal Palace are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Phenax Mill (NEEDS HELP!)

3 weeks ago

Hey, Persistent Petitioners with Ashiok, Dream Render and Planar Void make a deadly combination for mill. Ashiok is good because for one loyalty he can exile all your opponents graveyards and you can do this up to 5 times. Mill is risky as a main strategy in multiple player Commander because graveyards are a huge resource for most decks; an extensive of an opponents hand. Exiling graveyards means opponents can't use graveyards as a resource after you mill them. Void exiles any card that's put into a graveyard, this includes your own cards, but this hurts your opponents much more than you because of mill.

You can have any number of Petitioners in your deck and they're two drops with 3 toughness. Tapping four Petitioners makes an opponent mill 12 cards. This is a good backup plan for Phenax who will not always be on the battlefield to mill your opponents. You can tap four Petitioners even if some of the them have summoning sickness which can speed up the mill of your opponents. 20x Petitioners is $20 which is budget, Ashiok is $2 and Void is less than $1.

Command Tower, Sunken Hollow, Darkwater Catacombs, Esper Panorama, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are budget land upgrades to consider. Nephalia Drownyard is repeatable mill from a land that less than $1.

Good luck with your deck.

triproberts12 on Why have one, when you can have 20?

4 weeks ago

Oh, and sorry this is coming in bursts. I'm just noticing one thing at a time. The other thing that will vastly improve this deck is getting some of the tap lands out. Unfortunately, any dual land touching blue is absurdly expensive, so I won't lecture you on how a fetch/shock/ABU dual manabase is always correct. There are some budget options, though:

Shocks were reprinted relatively recently, so investing in Blood Crypt, Steam Vents, and Watery Grave now will improve your deck's speed, and if you run the slow fetches Bad River, Mountain Valley, and Rocky Tar Pit, the mana should be very consistent, as well. Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Choked Estuary, and Foreboding Ruins also like more basic land types. Grixis Panorama and Ash Barrens are nice, because they can come down untapped or fix!

Temple of the False God is garbage. Being stuck on 3 lands and Temple until turn 6 will slow you down. Yep.

As for tapped lands, Temple of Deceit, Temple of Malice, and Temple of Epiphany are in-print now, so they'll be good replacements for whatever vanilla dual lands are left.

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