Barren Moor

Barren Moor

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Barren Moor enters the battlefield tapped.

: Gain .

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC) Common
Onslaught (ONS) Common

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Legality

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

Barren Moor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.37%

Golgari: 0.42%

Rakdos: 0.31%

BUG (Sultai): 0.71%

BRG (Jund): 1.01%

Barren Moor Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into

3 weeks ago

Personally I think the logistics of the deck should always come down to playtesting and the local meta. That being said, here's what I'd change out from a glance. Also I avoided most of the discard to make room for card draw.

Remove - 15

Add - 15

  • 4 Swamp - Bringing the land count to 22 because a lot of cards in your deck still require mana for abilites. (Pack Rat, Bone-reader, Piper, Ink-Eyes)
  • 3 Ayara, First of Locthwain - Not 4 to avoid dead draws because it is legendary.
  • 4 Piper of the Swarm - Not legendary, earliest token generator, and works with pretty much everything in the deck/fuels Ayara and Marrow-Gnawler.
  • 2 Morbid Curiosity - To fill up your hand mid to late game.
  • 2 Read the Bones - More card draw

Bonus

You'll still have 20 rats in the deck, which should keep Marrow-Gnawler happy. Read the Bones and Morbid Curiosity are probably the easiest thing to change here for sideboard. I'd probably replace it with Throat Slitter and/or Okiba-Gang Shinobi (or two of the bonus cards) depending on the meta. Hope this helps and I wish you luck with you FNM =).

Lamplighter on Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into

3 weeks ago

Haha Rat-ck, as it shall now be called, seems like an interesting idea maybe for another time.

So I guess my question now is what to take out/cut down on.

Taking out a number of rats, or spells like Despise Duress Tragic Slip. cuting down 1-2 of each may be enough?

Then putting in Morbid Curiosity x2? Ayara, First of Locthwain x2? Piper of the Swarm x2-3? Waste Not x2-3? Priest of Forgotten Gods (if it can fit in)

I put in 4 Barren Moor and threw in 2 Westvale Abbey  Flip just in case. Not sure if Oketra's Monument can fit in the deck but it would be rather interesting to get double the creatures out in order to keep feeding Ayara, First of Locthwain and maybe Priest of Forgotten Gods as well if I am in a bit of trouble.

I like all these cards you have suggested, and I greatly appreciate the help.

The logistics are going to be difficult.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into

3 weeks ago

No problem, glad to help.

I like Ayara, First of Locthwain for card draw and it works nicely with Piper of the Swarm. I think these two work fine without the Nezumi Shortfang. I think you deal enough damage with the other rats in the deck without jumping through hoops for the "Rat-Rack" (Rat-ck?), also I think the Nezumi Bone-Reader is a little better anyway since you can make people discard more than one a turn.

As far as card draw goes, Barren Moor is fine, Castle Locthwain though might conflict with your ninjas a bit if you plan on returning creatures to your hand. Morbid Curiosity, Priest of Forgotten Gods, and Read the Bones might be better options than potentially losing more than paying four mana (including tapping the castle) and life for one card. Morbid Curiosity works particularly well with your expensive ninjas and fuels Ayara (or sac Ayara for 3 cards in a pinch).

Westvale Abbey is a great finisher for this deck. You can pair together with Oketra's Monument to set it up even faster. Hope this helps.

Lamplighter on Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment.

Very True, I did not think about taking Gnat Miser out as, like you said, is very situational.

I definitely like Changeling Outcast moving Throat Slitter to the mainboard might work after that change and adding Okiba-Gang Shinobi may help with discard as well. If that seems viable I really like Waste Not because of that mana and card ramp. I just need to figure out what is going to be taken out. Icon of Ancestry seems good, but im not sure how well it will fit if I am going more towards discard now.

How do you like Ayara, First of Locthwain (even though it is not a rat) as well as Piper of the Swarm and Nezumi Shortfang? I think the quickness of this combo can really come in handy. Create rat > gain 1 life/deal 1 point > sac rat > draw a card. All of that for 2 mana then having damage continue every turn they do not have cards in hand. (i.e. sort of like The Rack)

Lastly, I was looking at land Barren Moor or Castle Locthwain for card draw when I am really hurting for cards. Westvale Abbey  Flip can just be a late game win con if the game is at a stalemate.

Thank you again for the feedback and suggestions. I made a could of changes accordingly.

MGlBlaze on Dicktouch

4 weeks ago

Keeping in mind that this is a casual budget deck, I think there are still a couple of utility lands you could use in place of a few of your basics that you might find useful, and they aren't too expensive.

Rogue's Passage would act as an extra combo piece with Phage the Untouchable

Blighted Woodland would let you grab two basics from your deck and put them on to the battlefield tapped for . Myriad Landscape is similar but needs to grab two of the same basic land.

I notice you have some land destruction in there: Ghost Quarter can be used to take out a a different utility land from another player. Field of Ruin is similar, but targets nonbasics specifically - ditto for Tectonic Edge and Encroaching Wastes

Ice Floe can keep any one creature without flying that might otherwise pose as a problem.

Barren Moor, Tranquil Thicket, Desert of the Indomitable, Desert of the Glorified, Drifting Meadow and Polluted Mire are also some other land options. They're slow since they enter the battlefield tapped, but you can cycle them if you don't need the mana at that time. Ash Barrens might also be interesting.

A number of the suggestions are from this list; others are anything I could think of at the time that could be helpful while being inexpensive.

origamifan on Muldrotha EDH

1 month ago

The shell looks good. :)

Can you please specify what your win-con is? Since you are running Protean Hulk and Flash you should have some sort of combo here. E.g. Phyrexian Delver + Viscera Seer, fetching Hulk and sac for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista. In general if you want to be competative you need some sort of way to close the game instantly.

You can also consider running Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur instead of/on top of Nezahal, Primal Tide.

Gravebreaker Lamia is fun, but I think it is too slow if you want to build a competative deck. You can consider Buried Alive and Life from the Loam + Barren Moor, Lonely Sandbar and Tranquil Thicket if you want a long game grindy draw engine.

Minousmancer on Ultimate Mono-B Sorin Theme Deck

2 months ago

Why only 1xsorin?

Sorin Markov

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord

Sorin, Vampire Lord

Sorin, Grim Nemesis or Sorin, Lord of Innistrad or Sorin, Solemn Visitor or Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord if you wanted to splice in some White through either Duel Lands or Artifacts. Hell, a couple Lotus Field s would work even Unknown Shores could do the trick.

I'd lose one to three Swamp s This is a Mono-Black deck. Mono decks only need 16-18 of their Primary Mana source, this frees up room for either more Spells, Creatures, or Planeswalkers.

Also, I'd trade in Barren Moor Bojuka Bog Castle Locthwain Piranha Marsh for 4x Westvale Abbey  Flip They'll never see that coming and it plays into the story of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and since the Shadowspear is made from pieces of the Helvault you could add one of them.

Indulgent Aristocrat , Vampire of the Dire Moon , & Vampire Outcasts I would personally replace them with 3x Bloodthirsty Aerialist s but they can be replaced with Knight of the Ebon Legion , Dark Impostor , & Child of The Night for a much better effect.

Profet93 on Dementia's Darkest Hour

3 months ago

Komodigy13

Cut Worn Powerstone for Basalt Monolith as agreed

Cut Barren Moor for Deserted Temple - Comes in tapped and cycling is a weak source of draw. Doesn't even count as a swamp

Cut Dakmor Salvage for Volrath's Stronghold - I see no reason dakmor should be in the deck.

Another card I forgot to mention, but cut Gate to Phyrexia for Meteor Golem - I know I recommended gate to phyrexia but I don't wholeheartedly love it since it's only artifacts and only on upkeep. It is definitely worth testing. That being said, whether you cut gate or another card, you should add meteor golem. It's a creature that you can recur and most of the time you aren't paying 7 for it anyways. It hits pretty much anything aside from lands so thats very useful.

How often do you find yourself using the flash on Dictate of Erebos , as I might cut it for Grave Pact . It fits on curve better with your commander. Triple black shouldn't be too hard.

Cut Solemn Simulacrum for Rings of Brighthearth - Sad robot is nice in other builds that are less competitive, but this build (given your low land count) seems a bit more powerful so sad robot seems less impactful.

Cut Sangromancer / Yarok's Fenlurker / Syr Konrad, the Grim / Myr Retriever for Sensei's Divining Top - Not sure which of these is best to cut. I've never even SEEN Yarok's Fenlurker, that's a very cool card. Weird, but cool. 2 mana exile hand hate on each opponent with an irrelevant buff seems nice.

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