Blossoming Sands

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Basic land
Core Set 2020 (M20) Basic land
Commander 2018 (C18) Common
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Fate Reforged (FRF) Basic land
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common

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Blossoming Sands

Land

Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield tapped.

When Blossoming Sands enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

: Gain or .

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Blossoming Sands Discussion

VietMoneys on Hazezon Muad'Dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

5 days ago

@Ilnez, Depends on what you mean by Taplands. Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket are great. Besides the sweet desert flavor, the basic land types allow them to be tutored, and they are the first things I go for if I don't need mana that turn or if they are being tutored into play tapped with something like Farseek. Cycling is swell too, though it got way powered down by my cutting of Crucible/Ramunap. If you're talking about Blossoming Sands , yeah that card is trash. I haven't played with it since putting it in, so we'll see if it drives me crazy having it in there, but the flavor is ON POINT, so I wanted to give it a try.

Knight of the Reliquary is definitely a bit of a relic from the old build. I was hoping to slot it into the new deck See the Durdle of Enormous Girth, but it just doesn't really work in a 5(4)-color build. I'm undecided about what to do, as I love this card. The flavor is fine, but not so specifically good that it's vital to keep in there. Ulvenwald Hydra, on the other hand, is still powerful enough to warrant inclusion in my opinion. I can rush him out early for the ramp or get extra value out of him later with Panharmonicon or Diamond Valley . And yes, getting Cradle is always wonderful!

@FenIsABasicSwamp, I definitely didn't hear the news. Where have you been sent, and by whom? Hope you're enjoying it! I will take a look at the flavor list and rejoice as soon as I finish the Count of Monte Cristo here and dive back into God Emperor!

Kjartan on Enchanting

1 week ago

For the deck is it is now, I suggest you cut it down to 60 to maximize your consistency, add lands (It's number depending on how expensive you want your top end to be.)

I suggest you ad non-basics, like Blossoming Sands , Tranquil Cove , and Thornwood Falls They are utterly inexpensive and will improve your consistency immensely. (If you have any, most rare duals are better.)

But I'm interested in knowing the powerlevel of your friend's decks. Do any of them have any of their lists on TappedOut? Because if they are actually playing top teir modern decks, you'll need a huge revision to compete.

BMHKain on One Day until Throne of ...

1 week ago

As Throne of Eldraine Spoilers are flowing like a Fairy Tale Epic, I'll try to explain my reasons for things not mentioned for Allied Colors here yet. Before I do, Delay looks great, but how does Suspend work, & how good is it against opponents? I also suppose all ten Ravnica Signets & Talismans are better than Arcane Signet ? I'm intrigued about this; it seems like:

  1. Talismans
  2. Ravnican Signets
  3. Arcane Signet

Is this where the rankings stand for Overall Power for these Mana Rocks? Just checking to be sure.

Finally, I still am guessing there's no substitute for Demonic Tutor unless anyone can say different. For now, though, It's a lost cause. Anyways, the list:

Arctic Flats Snow Taplands

Elfhame Palace / Tranquil Expanse Generic Tap Duals

Gavony Township Innistrad Location Duals

Grasslands Tap Fetches

Horizon Canopy Future-Sighted/Horizon Duals (Missing 4 other allied cards.)

Riftstone Portal Graveyard Duals (Or something...)

Saltcrusted Steppe Storage Duals

Sungrass Prairie The Crappy Fetchlands

Tranquil Garden / Vec Townships Slow Tap Lands

Veldt Duals Utilizing Depletion Counters

Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree Ravnica Location Duals

Anything else as Dual Lands you may already be familiar w/. I just wanted to mention the worst Allied-Only, Nearly awful Allied-Only, & nothing else. Since I'm reduced to a situation where nearly all my cards in my Landbase need to not ETB Tapped, I want your opinions on the worst of the worst. & I'd like your opinions for the ones that didn't get noted that ETB Tapped, but is still good; which bumps off, for instance:

Blossoming Sands / Graypelt Refuge Lifegain Lands

Stirring Wildwood Man Lands

Temple of Plenty Scry Lands

Selesnya Guildgate Guild Lands

If I'm missing out on anything, either:

A: It's a more common Two Color Land than these types.

B: So many use them, there is no point in mentioning them here.

C: Other...

Sorry for the inconvenience for all these kinds of lands. I just want to see as too which ones are worth adding... Thanks in advance.

FtonDavid on Arahbo, Roar of the World

2 weeks ago

I love equipment, I am hoping for an upgrade to the preconstructed deck and I came across this one, I massaged the mana base a bit with some stuff I already have, but thank you for continuing to tweak, I hope that the person piloting this at the table has fun (I tend to bring a dozen or so commander decks to game night so folk don't have to be out of pocket to play ... and I'm addicted).

th0r44 on Wolves are friends

1 month ago

Oh, also try to use 4x Sunpetal Grove , as this will hit the board faster than Blossoming Sands entering tapped.

Murphy77 on Ajani M

2 months ago

Thanks vairafox

I had totally forgotten that Blossoming Sands was being reprinted. Yes, it certainly adds value. Not so sure of Temple Garden , but they will not detract from the deck too much (I am always hesitant to pay life early in the game).

austintayshus on Roon Flicker EDH

3 months ago

Hey, just a heads up, Primeval Titan is banned in commander, but if your playgroup is fine with it, keep it. There's a reason it's banned lol.

Also, Wood Elves could be a great way to ramp and a good blink target.

If you beef up your mana base with shocklands like Breeding Pool and Temple Garden you can use Wood Elves to ramp AND fix your colors.

Overall, I think this is a very strong list. The main improvement I would recommend is to the mana base, as you stated. If you've got the money for Tundra and Savannah and Tropical Island , go for it, but even adding a few more cheap non-basic lands like Evolving Wilds and Blossoming Sands . I think your deck would be fine with about 15 basic lands (maybe 8 forests, 4 islands and 3 plains depending on the colors from the nonbasics).

And personally, I think it's fine for a Roon deck to not have too much to do in the late game. Roon's all about out-valuing your opponents in the late game.

Hope this helps!

Sylvanrush on Rhys, Lord of Squirrels

3 months ago
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Blossoming Sands occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

GW (Selesnya): 1.33%

GWU (Bant): 0.8%