At end of turn, each player who tapped a land for mana this turn sacrifices a land. If a Plains is sacrificed this way, Desolation deals 2 damage to that Plains's controller.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Desolation Discussion

IsThisWolfe on Mogis experimental group slug

1 week ago

Thoughts on Desolation , Necrogen Mists , and Bottomless Pit ? If it fits in your plan forcing discard might mess up some people’s plans.

MLS91 on Relics of Fear

1 month ago


  1. Oppression and Desolation are interchangeable in my mind at this point, I'd rather run them both together but I can't really see the space for it, hard cuts, hard decisions sorta thing.

  2. All Is Dust was cut from the original "brainstorm" build due to hurting my stax/control pieces, I see the value in hitting other permanents being in mono-black. Living Death took this spot to me.

  3. I have a Mind Twist in the mail as we speak, in what we've been discussing above I still think i'll be running Thoughtseize until i become more comfortable with the deck.


Thank you, I appreciate your appreciation. In light of your suggestion, i'm looking at cutting Fleshbag Marauder for Phyrexian Obliterator . I've liked the idea of Mirage Mirror but I don't get what the potential value you see in it could be in? Is this perhaps similar value in mind to Profet93 and I's discussion over Vesuva and Thespian Stage? Likewise are you seeing the same similarities in Homeward Path and Guardian Beast ?

MLS91 on Relics of Fear

1 month ago

Minus gravepact Plus Jeweled Lotus

Why: gravepact feels both slow and color intense, there are better things for me to be doing on T4, Jeweled Lotus is explosive and helps get our commander quicker, potentially T1 quicker

Minus Oppression plus Desolation

Why: while discard is great, I don’t see us getting the value out of Oppression until after someone’s hand has been RIP’d, effects me also (although reanimating isn’t bad in the deck, the deck isn’t built for oppression), Desolation hurts blue players is a consistent form of LD as well as kinda fills a ramp slot, I’m not at a lose of a land when I gain three for one, also I’m running Crucible of Worlds .

Minus Dread Return plus Thoughtseize

Why: Return is cute, I have better reanimating options costs 4 mana, to much. Thoughtseize says gimme and is 1 mana, fits the purpose of the deck better and is all around more utility

LinkXRuto on Tergrid, Stealing through Fear

3 months ago

You forgot to add Desolation. Also, I am getting the sudden urge to either build an Angel Tribal "Says No" deck or a Siguarda Voltron deck.

Quantum_Breaker on Need a direction for Obeka, …

5 months ago

Can't you also focus on tap/untap abilities? also draw all you can and never discard. Angel's Trumpet seems fun, same with Avaricious Dragon, Blood Hound and Desolation. you can try to convince your opponents to use Obeka and you get to keep tokens made by cards like Flameshadow Conjuring

Epicurus on *Current* Narset Chaos EDH

1 year ago

I think I saw this deck in How To Win Friends And Influence People, listed under what NOT to do.

It's missing Smokestack, Smoke, Meekstone, Curse of the Cabal and/or Desolation, unless those were intentional omissions.

Bravo, sir!

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