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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Commander 2020 (C20) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Commander 2019 (C19) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper 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 Tuvasa Enchantments

19 hours ago

Hey, nice budget version of Tuvasa.

Just about the entire budget here is for five cards: Enlightened, Rector, Copy, Karmic and Dryad. If budget is a concern I think you could cut Copy and Karmic of these to clear some price to upgrade the manabase. Low mana cost auras that can give Tuvasa evasion are important otherwise without evasion she's a huge creature who can just be blocked by a token. Rancor is very good, but consider adding the trifecta of budget hybrid Bant colored cost auras? Because Tuvasa is three colors then these auras give her +2/+2 pump as well two other abilities which is good for their mana costs.

Budget cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Selesnya Guildgate
  • Simic Guildgate
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Tranquil Cove
  • 3x Forest
  • 1x Island
  • Elderwood Scion
  • Mana Bloom
  • Dictate of Kruphix
  • Omen of the Hunt
  • Ashiok's Erasure

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Mardu | Hammer and Anvil | 6

21 hours ago

Hey, good budget version of Syr.

Silverblade Paladin's soulbound can change. Give another Knight as well as Silverblade double strike before you can cast Syr. Can then later on be another source of double strike for Syr. Fervent Champion is a one drop Knight who can hold equipment well. Because of haste and reduce cost of equip this guy is a fine later game play as well as early game. Knight of the Ebon Legion is another good one drop Knight who can potentially repeatedly grow at your end step. It's a mana sink and deathtouch makes it a good attacker. Thalia's Lancers can tutor for Embercleave, Shadowspear or another legendary card.

Unbreakable Formation can save your Knights from most board wipes or cast it during your main phase for a big attack. Dolmen Gate can protect Knights in combat; making it difficult for your opponents to want to block your Knights because your creatures will not receive combat damage, but opponents blockers are dealt combat damage by your creatures.

Sun Titan is not a Knight, but has a great ETB/attack ability because he can reanimate a Knight, an equipment, Knights' Charge or History of Benalia which is now a budget card. You can get Gideon Blackblade for much less than $5 from TCGPlayer and he's good with Knights, Titan and -6 is versatile exile. Generous Gift is a versatile instant removal spell in Commander.

Exotic Orchard, Unclaimed Territory, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Boros Guildgate
  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Venerable Knight
  • Belle of the Brawl
  • Syr Alin, the Lion's Claw
  • Syr Konrad, the Grim
  • Mortify
  • Open the Vaults
  • Crystal Slipper
  • All That Glitters
  • Accorder's Shield

Good luck with your deck.

channelfireball12345 on Gavi's Motley Crue

1 day ago

Addendum:

Though it has a form of cycling, I tend to like Ash Barrens less than a simple Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse. I actually don't know the rules on the interactions between cycling matters cards and landcycling cards, though I would expect that the latter is not considered within the purview of something like Gavi's abilities.

multimedia on Jor Kadeen

2 days ago

Hey, nice start for a budget version.

Consider more one to four drop creatures who can be cast before Jor and who can create an artifact when they ETB? You want creatures on the battlefield before you play Jor to take advantage of attacking with the pump, but you also need three artifacts to get that pump. Creatures with double strike are good if metalcraft is active, but without it they're lackluster. Boros Keyrune is the right idea since it's an artifact first and then it can turn into a creature with double strike.

Pia/Kiran is very good budget creature to curve into Jor since it puts three creatures on the battlefield including two artifacts meaning you only need one other artifact to activate metalcraft. The other two artifact lands: Ancient Den and Great Furnace help a lot when trying to activate metalcraft. Mishra's Factory can turn into an artifact creature for one mana.

Smuggler's Copter is a powerful two drop flying Vehicle. It can be a repeatable source of draw and it's an artifact that turns into a artifact creature by crew 1 (tapping any other creature you control). Hammer of Purphoros gives Jor as well as all your other creatures haste and it can be a repeatable source of an artifact and a creature.

Goblin Welder is great with artifacts as repeatable reanimation since you can sac an artifact you control to reanimate any artifact in your graveyard. It's good with Myr Battlesphere as a way to reanimate it, sac it, have artifact fodder to keep reanimating it.

The manabase can use some budget improvements of dual lands.

Good luck with your deck.

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

3 days 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

slashdotdash on 5 color no theme deck

3 days ago

Dear Kronhamilton

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is my favorite commander, and I've been brewing around him ever since he was teased. Let me just say you've chosen an excellent commander.

(I’ve written quite a lot in an attempt to make a sort of guide for you, so if you want the short version, check out the Suggestions panel)

Golos can be tricky to build around since he can do literally anything pretty well. The easiest way to make an effective Golos deck is to lean into Golos's 7 Mana Rainbow Wheel Of Death. Before getting into that though, we need to cover some EDH deckbuilding basics.

I think the most useful advice I can give someone who is just beginning to explore the deck-building territory of EDH is to structure your deck and mind your Ratios. By this I mean it is useful to categorize the cards in your deck according to the role they fulfill.

We’ll begin by looking at some core categories that you’ll want to make your deck function effectively. Then I’ll present the Ratios (how many of each category of card) you will want to make a generic Golos deck function effectively. Next, I’ll include a detailed (but not totally complete, because I’d be here all day) catalogue of cards within some of those categories. I’ll also offer up some suggestions and input about some of your specific card choices. Lastly, since I’m about to unpack a lot of information, I will include a brief list of suggestions (see the bottom) for a generically good Golos ‘Shell’ that should be able to support most Golos strategies.

Categories

  • Draw

  • Ramp

  • Removal

  • Sweepers

  • Threats

  • Support

  • Land

Draw Show

Ramp Show

Removal Show

Sweepers Show

Threats Show

Support Show

Land Show

The art of Ratios is all about determining what combination of cards from each category makes your deck run the most smoothly.

Please note that these Ratios will not total to 99 cards. This is because you will invariably have extra flexibility to choose how your deck behaves even after establishing functional Ratios. Also keep in mind that although these Ratios do recommend you adhere to the minimum number of cards in each category, you still can choose which cards will fill those slots. The point is not to restrict your options, but instead to create a ‘Shell’ that is reliable enough to power your Threats cards, Support cards, and other cards. Whatever you do, make sure you have at least the minimum number of Draw and Ramp cards. THE MOST IMPORTANT CARDS IN THE DECK ARE DRAW AND RAMP!!!

While I ultimately suggest Ratios resembling the Basic Golos Shell, I will lay out the Ratios for several different Shells;

  • Template: a sort of baseline beginner’s guide which is commonly promoted as a place to start.

  • Basic Golos: a modified version of the Template that suites most Golos decks.

  • Control: a version tailored for a slower game with many Sweepers.

  • Aggro: a version designed to act quickly and deploy Threats before the opponents are prepared.

  • Big Mana: a version invested heavily into Ramp with the goal of deploying many end-game Threats.

  • Mega Mana: an even more extreme version of Big Mana with extremely expensive Threats.

Template Show

Basic Golos Show

Control Show

Aggro Show

Big Mana Show

Mega Mana Show

Draw Show

Please remember that any suggestions I make are because I am trying to help. Ultimately, the choices you make with your deck are up to you, and I can only provide constructive criticism based on my own experience and opinions.

Good luck :)

Ratio Fixing

The most effective change to your deck would probably be adjusting the Ratios, especially with regard to your Draw cards. Applying the most basic Template Shell, you want to have at least these three quantities nailed down for a smoother and reasonably powerful deck;

  • Lands – 36 --> You have 40 Lands (Cut 4 Lands)

  • Ramp – 10 --> You have 5 true Ramp cards (Add 5 to 8 Ramp cards)

  • Draw – 10 --> You have 3 true Draw cards (Add 7 to 10 Draw cards)

What I counted in your deck Show

Mutate

Depending on how strong your Mutate subtheme is, some of your Mutate inclusions may act as engines. However, I must state that Mutate is a VERY risky and even fragile strategy since your Mutate ‘Pile’ of creatures will all be destroyed at once if your opponent uses a Removal spell or a Sweeper. For that reason, I recommend leaning out of the Mutate theme (unless the Mutate card is just straight-up insane, as in the example of Nethroi, Apex of Death).

With that said, playing a Mutate theme is your decision and I totally respect that and if you want to stick to a Mutate theme then by all means do so. I just want to be sure you know that Mutate is a risky strategy that you cannot depend on to fulfill your Ramp and Draw slots (so you’ll just need to supplement it with other cards).

Cut or Include?

At a glance your deck seems like something you have created using just your collection – and that’s great! However, if you want to incrementally upgrade your deck, then I recommend replacing most of the cards in your deck with more powerful options over time.

Here is a list of cards you should probably keep playing: - Barrier Breach (Removal, because exiling 3 enchantments is helpful in some situations)

In my opinion, there are other, better options for all of the other nonland cards in the deck, however it is up to you to decide on how you would like to proceed so I won’t intrude.

I strongly recommend cutting the Planeswalkers though – Calix, Destiny's Hand doesn’t seem to synergize much with the deck and I feel that Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is not very potent.

Lands

Just as a recommendation, I would suggest the following spread of Basic Lands;

  • 8 Basic Forests

  • 3 of each other Basic Land

The remainder of your lands could be either more basics (which is really, really, risky if you don’t have tons of Ramp – think like 15 Ramp cards and about 12 Basic Forests) or Color Fixing Lands (see the Catalogue for more options). It is rough to have your lands enter the battlefield tapped, but unless you want to either lean into Green or spend a lot of money on lands, you will just have to live with it (I play around 5-10 tapped lands in a normal Golos deck and it isn’t really that bad).

In this section, I will list out an example of the Basic Golos Shell complete with the necessary Ratios and some examples of good/fun cards in each category. I’ll try to keep it relatively Budget sensitive and most of these cards will be relatively random – this won’t be based on any particular theme so don’t expect it to be optimal.

As a reminder:

Basic Golos Show

The Shell

Ramp – 12

Draw – 13

Removal – 7

Sweepers – 2

Threats – 12

Support – 7

Land – 36

Good Luck :)

-Slashdotdash

multimedia on Tyrannosaurus Flex (Gishath)

3 days ago

Hey, Regal Behemoth may out of the price range, but it's a Dino to have for ramp to curve into Gishath and it has trample. It's not a Lizard it's a Dino, it was errata to Dinosaur three years ago when Ixalan was released. It's an expensive price Dino, but try to make room/budget for it.

Quartzwood Crasher is new budget Dino from Ikoria who's very underrated. It can create many powerful Dino tokens with trample. It has trample and so does Gishath, Ghalta, Zacama, etc. It's pretty bonkers with Ghalta. And gives excellent Dino value for five mana when it has haste from Regisaur Alpha. Quartzwood scales very well and can get out of hand quick for your opponents since it and the token it creates have trample. Rhythm of the Wild is another haste enabler for Dinos and it also protects them and Gishath from being countered when cast.

Elemental Bond can trigger to draw any time a creature you control with 3 or more power enters the battlefield, this includes when a token is created. Bond for a three drop over the course of a game can draw you a lot of cards with Dinos. It's good with Quartzwood. Congregation at Dawn can tutor for and setup the top three cards of your library to be Dinos for when you attack with Gishath. Fierce Empath is not a Dino, but it's a budget creature tutor for one of your best big Dinos, it's worth including especially if you add Regal.

I see Farseek and Nature's Lore, but I only see Stomping Ground dual land that they can search for. That's the advantage of these spells is they can ramp with a dual land which is also color fixing. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista were just reprinted in Commander 2020. I would make room/budget for these two dual lands. Sheltered Thicket and Scattered Groves are two more budget lands that have two different types. Other budget land upgrades are: Exotic Orchard, Battlefield Forge, Fortified Village, Ash Barrens, Naya Panorama.

Wild Growth, Fertile Ground and Trace of Abundance are three more land auras for ramp and these are upgrades because they're less mana to cast. Beast Within and Generous Gift are versatile instant removal spells in Commander because they can destroy any permanent and giving your opponent a 3/3 doesn't matter much when you have much higher power Dinos.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Preypierced by Obosh

1 week ago

Hey, you have lots of reanimation spells, as well as creatures you want to reanimate not cast, but lack enablers for reanimation. Enablers are cards that can put your creatures into your graveyard so they can be reanimated. The budget Eldrazi want to be in your graveyard, you don't want to to cast them because they're too much mana. You want a some what equal ratio of enablers for reanimation and actual reanimation spells.

Buried Alive can tutor for any three creatures and put them into your graveyard. It's excellent with Anger, as one of the three, to give all your creatures haste. Letting them attack/do damage faster which is good with annihilator. Final Parting does both, it can tutor for a creature to reanimate, putting it into your graveyard and the reanimation spell to reanimate it, putting it into your hand.

When you can draw cards before or after discarding this can help to enable reanimation and keep your hand stocked of other cards to cast or give you more chances to draw a reanimation spell. Magus of the Wheel can discard your hand and draw a new seven card hand. In Magic this effect is called a wheel. Dragon Mage can be a repeatable wheel effect and it's on a 5/5 odd CMC flying Dragon. It's a creature to reanimate especially if it has haste. Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion is repeatable pseudo wheel effect if you do combat damage with Neheb. Difference is you choose which cards you discard and then draw that many cards as well as make red mana equal to the number of cards you discarded. Neheb can be an enabler and ramp to help to cast Eldrazi.

Azra Oddsmaker can be repeatable discard/draw. You choose a creature you control and if that creature does combat damage to an opponent then you draw two cards. Oddsmaker is an odd CMC and it can target itself. Faithless Looting, you draw two then discard two. With flashback you can cast it again later on if at some point you draw a creature and can't cast it, but have reanimation in hand. Flashback also makes it so you can discard Looting to another effect and cast it later.

Budget lands to consider adding: Command Tower, Smoldering Marsh, Canyon Slough, Ash Barrens, Jund Panorama, Tainted Peak. If you add Anger then also add Smoldering and Slough. They're dual lands that count as a Mountain for Anger.

Good luck with your deck.

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