Blighted Steppe

Blighted Steppe

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, , Sacrifice Blighted Steppe: You gain 2 life for each creature you control.

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Blighted Steppe Discussion

discipleofgary73 on it's worth the Rhys

8 months ago

Hi! Thanks for the upvote.
A few suggestions:
Overwhelming Stampede rather than Overcome ; Sure your deck has many weenies, but by the time you're gonna want a 5 cmc mass trample for the win, you'll probably have something with larger than 2 power out.
Rule of Law is great for multiplayer, but Curse of Exhaustion might fit if you're gearing the deck for 1v1. If you are going for multiplayer, then Kismet works great at slowing opponents down without impacting yourself.
With the amount of PWs in the deck, Ignite the Beacon and Oath of Ajani might be worthwhile.
Phyrexian Rebirth could be a good board wipe, especially if you have crazy token amounts. Especially funny if you can combo it with Fresh Meat . Also funny with Requiem Angel out - a card worth including on its own, especially if you end up juggling your own tokens for other things.
Hardened Scales , Gavony Township , and Bloodspore Thrinax , could play nice with the +1/+1 subtheme.
Ashnod's Altar is great for utilizing creature tokens to get more things out.
Tireless Tracker might help with card draw later and gets some counters on its own.
The deck comp is pretty balanced, so Traverse the Ulvenwald might be effective. Congregation at Dawn and Chord of Calling are other tutor options if you find that the deck is more successful with particular creatures out.
I love swapping weaker tokens with Emrakul's Evangel (another fun fresh meat combo play). Of course, there is always Divine Visitation as well. It's easy to go overboard on doublers, but I figured I'd give a shout out to Primal Vigor and Second Harvest .
Swords to Plowshares for Pacifism ; might be better in some scenarios and always allows you to target your own creature to get some life out of it if you need to or if you go for the lifegain route.
Speaking of the lifegain route, if you want to go for it, here's some things that could work well: Phantom Nishoba , Wall of Reverence , Cradle of Vitality , Fumigate , Congregate , Blighted Steppe , Blossoming Sands , Gingerbread Cabin , Radiant Fountain , Graypelt Refuge , Kabira Crossroads , High Market , and Phyrexian Processor . The land balance will need to be played with if you want to swap the basics for some of those. Also, most Ajani PWs will work well for a more lifegain focused deck.
Now, when I think token generation, I think artifacts for many things. Thopter Assembly , Genesis Chamber , and Summoning Station come to mind. If you end up with more artifact tokens, you can use them with things like Krark-Clan Ironworks and Kuldotha Forgemaster . Also help with things like Dispatch .
Annnnnd one more suggestion if I haven't overstayed my welcome. Funny things can happen in token decks that put out a lot of creatures when you play The Great Aurora . Usually gives you a much stronger board state than opponents - might want to have a safety Reliquary Tower in for that hand size though!
Sorry if I doubled up on anything you had already considered!

GVDT on Kentaro, the Smiling Weeb

1 year ago

First off, you'll want a couple more lands, commander when you can't play anything sucks

A quick note: The commander you have chosen gives you the ability to run a lot more colorless "utility" lands, some fun ones are: Arch of Orazca Blighted Steppe Buried Ruin etc.

I think you'll want some card draw and some more removal as well as any ramp you can get. Here are some budget options for each:

(Note: most of these are not auto-includes, with you needing to build the deck into them a little, except for ramp, just take some and go)

Card Draw Mentor of the Meek (if it fits with the other cards), Bygone Bishop??, Monarch cards like Palace Jailer will be easier for bushido to defend netting you extra cards per turn, but drawing fire from opponents

Removal Generous Gift, Settle the Wreckage, Day of Judgment, Dusk(most of your creatures duck the board wipe), Urza's Ruinous Blast, Slaughter the Strong, Harsh Mercy (Look at this one if nothing else)

Ramp Sol Ring (I hate that this is a card that goes in any deck, but it pairs really nicely well with your commander's ability), Solemn Simulacrum, Oketra's Monument, Knight of the White Orchid, Marble Diamond, Heraldic Banner, Caged Sun is cool, Kor Cartographer, Gold Myr

Other interesting stuff: Mirror Entity could be fun and interesting, Irregular Cohort really helps pump your samurai numbers, Brave the Elements pairs with all the white critters, Reveillark can get two of your samurai back or be a flying body if needed, Thalia's Lancers can go get an important legendary cards you want, I think Eidolon of Rhetoric may be interesting, maybe good, maybe not, Elspeth, Undaunted Hero's Ultimate is maybe achievable with so many blockers and potential very big with all of your white pips, Heliod, God of the Sun, Changeling Hero

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires 2.0

1 year ago

What do you think of Blighted Steppe?

eliakimras on Gishath - Dino Vomit

2 years ago

You might consider some land ramp for early Gishath on board: Rampant Growth , Farseek , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Circuitous Route , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim and Hour of Promise will do it. You might also consider swap some suboptimal lands for more basics: Blighted Steppe , Tranquil Expanse , Timber Gorge , Rugged Highlands , Vivid Meadow .

juiicyfruities on Transcend Decay

2 years ago

I already have Glowspore Shaman, so it's no money out of my pocket to have it in the deck. Though, Stitcher's Supplier would work fine as well. 25 lands probably is too much with having Birds of Paradise as well. I could potentially replace Blighted Steppe with Verdant Catacombs. I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking there. I'm not sure if I really need more removal, but I do like Damnation. I might end up putting that in the mainboard. I also really enjoy Ghoultree. I could potentially replace Ghalta, Primal Hunger with it. Either that or possibly Molderhulk. But then I would have no way of retrieving lands sent to the graveyard by Glowspore Shaman. Let me know if you had a place in mind for it. I mainly like Greenseeker for its ability to help populate the graveyard and activate Grim Flayer's delirium state. If I put Chromatic Lantern in the sideboard, I would have room for either Fatal Push or Damnation. I think I might actually lean more towards Fatal Push for its ability to combo with Bone Splinters. You've certainly given me a lot to consider, and I greatly appreciate your suggestions. Many thanks, friend.

Cereal_Killer on Transcend Decay

2 years ago

First of all, what's your budget?

Then, have you considered Stitcher's Supplier? Basically it's a Glowspore Shaman that works also when it dies. And it costs less

Aren't 25 lands too much? And, if you can afford them, I'd suggest fetch and shocklands (since you are basically , I'd suggest Verdant Catacombs and Overgrown Tomb)

Other cards I'd suggest would be Abrupt Decay, Fatal Push, Damnation (maybe in sideboard), Assassin's Trophy and Ghoultree

I understand why you have added the lantern (to have all types of mana and win with Door to Nothingness), but since you need it with the door, why don't you put it in the sideboard? Personally (so it's just my opinion), I won't run either it and the door in this deck

Other cards I don't like are Blighted Steppe and Greenseeker. Why should they be usefull here?

Runeroads on

3 years ago

All things I am going to suggest are under $2 cards. If your looking for something in a higher budget let me know.

Add the following Lands. They will trigger Regna, the Redeemer the turn she comes into play.
Blighted Steppe
Scoured Barrens
Seraph Sanctuary
Springjack Pasture
Kabira Crossroads

Cards to get rid of:
Ajani's Pridemate and Child of Night They seem like they would work but they do not do enough
Arena Rector No really good planeswalker to find.
Bloodcrazed Hoplite, Knight of Malice, Oketra's Avenger, Typhoid Rats, Skittering Heartstopper, and Fate Unraveler Don't see how they fit in at all
Danitha Capashen, Paragon No Equipement but a decent creature.
Harvestguard Alseids Not running enough enchantments
Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood Not in your commander colors (has red)

Replace all of these creatures with creatures that do 1 of 4 things:
Produce a creature token
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet from your side board

Gain you life
Pontiff of Blight, Syndic of Tithes, Tithe Drinker, Treasury Thrull, Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Sunscorch Regent, Suture Priest are all good examples. In multiplayer EDH extort good.

Create Mana
Burnished Hart. Crypt Ghast He is like $3.50 but he is really good in this deck Draw a card
Bloodgift Demon and Mentor of the Meek are good examples.

You should have all your instants and sorceries do some kind of board wipe or removal. The ones that are a one shot gain life just aren't good.

Your enchantments are good.

Artifacts should be replaced with mana rocks or mana reduction effects like Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, Oketra's Monument, and Bontu's Monument.

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