Desolation Twin

Desolation Twin

Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast this spell, create a 10/10 colorless Eldrazi creature token.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Format Legality
Frontier Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Desolation Twin occurrence in decks from the last year

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Desolation Twin Discussion

King_marchesa on The Vizier of Me

2 days ago

Have you considered Desolation Twin?

Gidgetimer on Triggered abilities when affected by …

2 weeks ago

Just a point of reference, Approach of the Second Sun doesn't have a triggered ability. The "win the game" clause is part of the spell resolving, as dragonstryke has said. The interaction you have asked about is exactly as described for this reason.

Spells with triggered abilities like Desolation Twin and Grapeshot will still have their triggered abilities happen.

TypicalTimmy on Uumaka, Nature's Fury

3 weeks ago

I was sitting here watching the War of the Spark Brawl episode of The Command Zone and I said:

  • "Timmy, you love Oathbreaker. You love Planeswalkers. You just built a Riku of Two Reflections EDH deck. If you built a Commandwalker specifically tied to how you derive the most glee from a game, what would that Commandwalker look like?"

Uumaka, Nature's Fury is a Human Shaman / Druid. Shamans are beings who are able to call upon spiritual life forces, and Druids commune with nature. Uumaka is skilled and mastered in both practices. She is designed for an Aggro Timmy-style Stompy deck in which you ramp hard and play big creatures to overrun the battlefield - exactly how I like it.

After thinking about it, I'd say Uumaka is from Alara.


Uumaka, Nature's Fury

Legendary Planeswalker - Uumaka

+1 You may search your library for a basic land. If you do, reveal it and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Shuffle your library.

-4 Until end of turn, the next time you cast a creature spell, create a token copy of it.

-8 You get an emblem with "Lands you control become 5/5 Elemental creatures in addition to their other types. Creatures you control gain hexproof, indestructible, trample and vigilance."

{Uumaka, Nature's Fury can be your Commander.}

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The +1 isn't as good as Xenagos, the Reveler nor Domri, Anarch of Bolas, nor is it as overall powerful as Nissa, Who Shakes the World. However, what it does do is thin your deck by tutoring the land. Less cards in deck means better odds of drawing better spells. It also helps fix your mana, allowing you to get the specific color you need at that moment. Basic lands only. While it's not that powerful in some regards, it's also very strong in others.

The -4 is something I am very excited for. You don't need your creature spell to resolve - you merely have to cast it. Think of it like Desolation Twin, in that sense. It means even if you have a large play, such as an Avenger of Zendikar, it's okay if the creature gets countered; You still get the token copy. It also means you can have a buffer on legendary creatures, too. For example, many players won't allow an Omnath, Locus of Rage to resolve. However, if the token copy is created then it doesn't really matter. If the spell resolves, SBA the token out of the game. If the spell doesn't resolve, you still got an Omnath. This also means spells such as Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor and Doubling Season are more impactful. If I cast a Savage Ventmaw, that is some serious board presence. Or I could go unbelievably wide with a Hornet Queen. I'd also still have access to things such as Flameshadow Conjuring and Bramble Sovereign. So the chance to go insanely wide absolutely exists here. Now, personally, with the +1 tutoring out a basic land I would straight up go for creatures with Landfall abilities. Nesting Dragon, Rampaging Baloths, Lotus Cobra, Avenger of Zendikar, Akoum Hellkite, Oran-Rief Hydra, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Tireless Tracker, etc.

Lastly, the -9 sets you up for a huge wincon. All of the lands you've been tutoring plus the lands you've been playing are now 5/5 creatures that are neigh unstoppable (Though not entirely. AEtherize screws you over good.). This also then affects all creatures you control. A giant powerful emblem that should secure you the win immediately, if not putting a hard clock on the game itself.

I lowered the ultimate from -9 to -8, meaning it holds synergy with Doubling Season and is a turn sooner in general. To compensate, I bumped CMC from 5 to 6. Overall, ramping in Gruul is insanely easy so +1 CMC isn't much at all, especially with the land tutor on a +1.

Personally, I think she is immensely over powered, but not broken. I like Planeswalkers that set you up to win, but you still need to put in the effort.

multimedia on Naya Tokens

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget upgrade of the precon. Good upgrade of Kiki.

Budget cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:


Examples of some changes to consider:

  • Jungle Shrine > Jungle Hollow
    I'm guessing you meant to type Shrine instead of Hollow since Hollow is not a legal card in Naya colors.

  • Breath of Fury or Zealous Conscripts > Burning Anger
    Fury or Conscripts are win condition combos with either Ghired or Kiki, they will have a lot more impact than Burning.

  • Quartzwood Crasher > Desolation Twin
    Crasher at five mana can be repeatable Dino tokens that can be 10/10s or higher that have trample. The 10/10 Eldrazi that Twin creates is not good enough for 10 mana.

  • Ogre Battledriver > Samut, Tyrant Smasher

  • Congregation at Dawn or Shared Summons > Vivien's Invocation
    Invocation at seven mana can miss in the top seven and not reveal a creature. Dawn at three mana or Summons at five don't miss.

Good luck with your deck.

Eternaldark866 on Mayael’s Overwhelming Stampede

1 month ago

Recommended additions and reasoning:

Mirari's Wake, Mana Reflection: These come at cheaper mana costs than your Zendikar Resurgent. Drawing a card on the Resurgent is good, but not good enough, since you have to cast the creature. While you likely will have enough mana to do so, it is going to be less common than cheating out the creatures. Additionally, Mana Reflection will work with all permanents, not just land. So your creature and artifact mana will double as well.

Strionic Resonator, Rings of Brighthearth: This lets you copy Mayael's ability. Digging 15 cards for 3 creatures is better than 5 cards for 1...

Exploration, Oracle of Mul Daya, Bloom Tender: all phenomenal sources of ramp. Highly recommend Oracle for the ability to remove land fromt he top of your deck, allowing you to dig that one card deeper... where you will find...

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth: Even if you aren't casting Kozi, you get a massive beater with Annihilator, and as a huge bonus, he helps recycle your graveyard in the event of a board wipe. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gaea's Cradle: You run a ton of green permanents, and if you take the Mana Reflections from earlier, you double the number of green you get from it. It is a really cool way to generate a ton of mana super quickly. about the Cradle, creature heavy decks can always benefit from it, and again... Mana Reflections doubles it.

Warstorm Surge, Stalking Vengeance: 2 enchantments that give you free damage that you can use as removal for opponent's creatures or nukes to the face. Additionally, fun interaction with the surge and the Blightsteel Colossus I also recommend, the Surge says the creature deals the damage... unblockable 11 infect shoots someone out of the game.

Panharmonicon: In a deck with a ton of creature based ETB effects, this artifact is a must. With the Surge from earlier out, now you get 2 of those triggers.... Eternal Witness: Phenomenal recursion, and can save you by getting back something you need from the graveyard.

Genesis Wave: Now that we have you pumping mana out like a pro, Genesis Wave for 40, and watch as a large amount of unnecessarily large creatures enter the battlefield and turn them sideways because you have...

Urabrask the Hidden: Yeah that's right, get that haste, and if someone tries to flash in a blocker it's useless.

Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sigarda, Host of Herons, Privileged Position, Vigor: Because nothing says "fun" like having a boardstate that is hard to remove. Additionally, damage to your creatures makes them bigger. Thank you, Vigor.

Craterhoof Behemoth: You play this with 10+ creatures on the board, and you have an automatic 100 damage added to your total.

Tooth and Nail, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Zealous Conscripts: This is an infinite combo as well as the tutor to get it. Tap Kiki, copy the conscripts, use the new copy's trigger to target Kiki, untap Kiki. Tap Kiki, copy the conscripts... Create infinite Zealous Conscripts to attack everyone for yes damage.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight: Amazing for both extra damage and protection.

Vedalken Orrery: Because playing on your opponent's turn is funny. And your Seedborn Muse really gets to put in work in a 4 player game, on top of the Mayael useage.

Vexing Shusher: Because nobody likes blue. This card is a big middle finger to blue.

Lurking Predators: So your opponent wants to cast things? Maybe you get a free creature for it. Can be quite useful.

Recommended cuts and the reasoning:

Desolation Twin,Krosan Tusker: They don't do enough to better your boardstate in my opinion. Desolation Twin is a 10/10 sure, but other than that, nothing. Chances are, you won't be casting it that much to get the second 10/10 anyways. The Tuskar only benefits you if you cycle it, otherwise it is just a mediocre creature. Additionally, cycling it only gets a basic land, of which you are running very few. This is not a criticism of your land base. I didn't want to touch it too much because my own landbase is significantly more expensive.

Gigantosaurus, Woolly Thoctar: These are just vanilla big creatures, which isn't too bad on it's own, but I like to have creatures that actually DO something more than sit there and look pretty.

Pathbreaker Wurm, Tectonic Hellion, Tyrant of Discord: These guys are all decent, but the Pathbreaker only helps one other creature. The Hellion is cool, but what if you have the most lands? You aren't running Crucible of Worlds, but your opponents might be. the Tyrant is more of a personal preference, I don't like it because of it's random factor.

Rith's Grove: It is a bounce land, without the benefit of tapping for 2 mana like the dual color bounce lands. Not worth running in my opinion.

Pure / Simple: This card is too restrictive. Running the Krosan Grip, Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile are all better options. They don't force you to choose multicolor creature, or equipment or aura. They just remove a target.

Tragic Arrogance: I love boardwipes as much as the next guy, but this hits you just as hard as your opponents, and instead of using Invincibility to get through it, you have to sacrifice. Wrath of God would be a much better option in my opinion.

Emerald Medallion, Ruby Medallion: In my opinion, these guys are less useful since you are trying, for the most part, to cheat everything out.

Firemind Vessel, Firewild Borderpost, Wildfield Borderpost: While mana rocks are good, I feel that these guys are far too slow to be running.

Rith's Charm: To me it doesn't do enough by itself to warrant keeping. You have little to no ways of getting it back or making more uses of it, so it is a 1 shot item. I'm sure by now you have noticed I prefer things that have multiple and recurring uses.

Overall, I love it. I love Mayael, and she has been my strongest and favorite deck for a very long time (2012). My current version relies very little on her ability, because I played with a bunch of rather rude people that played Pithing Needle and named her all the time. It was not fun, but building my deck to use her ability as an option, instead of a strategy, changed the way I used her, meaning that the needle no longer leaves my deck dead in the water.

Please keep in mind that my recommendations are just that. if that Gigantosaurus doesn't do anything, but you like it because it's a dinosaur, and you don't want to cut it, you do not have to. I unfortunately gave up all my dreams of having cards I like for flavor, aesthetics, etc, because I decided to build my deck to compete and even stomp on combo and control decks. I have no room for cards that don't serve to better my boardstate as a whole.

Final Note: I will be more than happy to provide further insight and feedback if you have any other questions.

tpmains on Double Masters Speculation

1 month ago

I think that they're going to really play up the "double" gimmick. Brothers Yamazaki, Desolation Twin, Double Negative, Evil Twin, Splinter Twin, Twins of Maurer Estate

Beebles on The Strongest of them all

1 month ago

@ Chandra585. I actually think running 37 lands in a deck with an average cmc of about 4 is pretty good deck building. I might advise to add a 38th land actually :). 34 lands is more suitable for CEDH decks that have a super low curve and run more cheap mana rocks.

@ vasarto77. This looks like a fun commander to build around! I like it that you have a decent amount of ramp. However, you have very little cards that draw you more cards. I only see The Great Henge and Hunter's Prowess. If you want to have a commander deck that always have stuff to do, and hardly is in top-decking mode, aim for 10 such card draw cards instead.

I agree with Chandra585 that you could also explore ways to increase the synergy of your deck. There are a lot of cards here that are ok, but they do not really gel with what your commander is about (Desolation Twin comes to mind as an example). See if you can find more cards that have a high power and lower toughness, and perhaps try include more ways to protect your commander and your board, like the newly reprinted Heroic Intervention.

Also, in your description you mention that you like Fiery Emancipation. However, that card does not change the power statistic of your creatures. Power determines how much combat damage the creature assigns, and with your commander it determines how much damage must be assigned to your creatures for them to die. Fiery emancipation only multiplies the damage that is dealt (for example by creatures that deal combat damage), and it does not multiply the stats of the creatures themselves.

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