Pillage

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Premium Deck Series: Fire and Lightning (PFL) Uncommon
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Deckmasters: Garfield vs. Finkel (DKM) Uncommon
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Alliances (ALL) Uncommon

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Pillage

Sorcery

Destroy target artifact or land. It can't be regenerated.

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Pillage Discussion

BGlad on Land Drops

1 week ago

Thanks multimedia for the comment. At this moment I’m pretty solid with my creatures, but I’d like to be working on my land base, I think I’m going to cut 2 Forests and 1 Mountain for Cryptic Caves , Field of Ruin (instead of Ghost Quarter because I believe the symmetry is worth the 2 colorless), and Blast Zone . The spell that I had been looking to cut had been Pillage , and I can’t believe I overlooked Chaos Warp a red commander staple.

heckproof on Dreadhorde Arcanist Deck

1 month ago

Hmmm...

Well, first of all, this deck is sweet. I am a huge fan of B/R midrange in general, and this list certainly has a lot of things going for it. Anyone running Sword of Light and Shadow in their maindeck instantly has my respect.

In terms of what you want to do with the sideboard, my thought is maybe replace some of the artifact hate with Pillage . It consolidates space in your sideboard by taking Fulminator Mage slots too, so you could conceivably fit in more Plague Engineer .

Idk, though. It’s just a thought. List seems pretty solid as is.

plusARGON on Taxing Ponza

1 month ago

This looks like a fun deck! Leonin Arbiter doesn't play well with your fetches, though. You have a couple of choices here. You can leave them in, and switch to Inspiring Vantage and go up on Sunbaked Canyon ; or take them out and use something like Crucible of Worlds .

Also, since you're Red and White you might consider Ajani Vengeant .

ALSO, Pillage should probably be in this deck, at least the

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Liquidbeaver's Liquimetal Landscaping Service

1 month ago

If you want another artifact prison piece wincon, what about Lodestone Golem ? It's a powerhouse in Vintage, but that doesn't mean much because they usually cast in on turn 1.

Also, why not embrace (or at least try out) playing both Chalice of the Void and Simian Spirit Guide ? SSG also allows turn 2 Pillage , which tends to be good.

These are almost certainly bad suggestions, but I'm just throwing them out there as things to think about!

clayperce on

2 months ago

Sarkhan420X,
Look, I know you think Rootbound Crag is fine in the deck, but I was serious earlier when I said you'd be better off with Basics, so I'm going to invest some time and try this again.

Here's the math:

  • In its current config (3x untapped Green-only sources, 1x untapped Red-only sources, 12x untapped Dual sources, 14x 3-drops, and 8x 4-drops), the deck has a 43% chance of generating 1RR on Turn 2 (important for Pillage or Molten Rain ) and an overall 42% chance of being able to cast a 3-drop on Turn 2 and a 4% chance of a 4-drop on Turn 2. Now, this is from a goldfish simulation, so obviously things like mulligans and opponent interaction can change the real-world results. But the numbers are still useful for comparing different manabases.
  • Replacing the 4x Rootbound Crag with 4x Basic Forest gives the deck 7x untapped Green-only sources and makes it much easier to cast a Bird/Elf/Sprawl on Turn 1. This raises the chance of having 1RR on Turn 2 to 54%, and yields an overall 50% chance of being able to cast a 3-drop on Turn 2, and a 6% chance of a 4-drop.

Here's a write-up on the simulation, if you'd like to check out the numbers yourself.

Cheers.

Sarkhan420X on Land Destruction Sideboard

2 months ago

VaultSkirge: unfortunately, stuff like Anger of the Gods would kill some of my own creatures as well.

pizzagod13: Crumble to Dust does pretty much force tron players to scoop, but unfortunately thats the only deck its useful against, and i'm not sure its worth the sideboard space when i already have tons of other mainboard land destruction spells. Surgical Extraction is quite good, but also $50. i'm confused why so many people keep mentioning that "some decks don't need a lot of lands" as if thats a point "against" land destruction, when really its in land destructions favor. if a deck doesn't need many lands, it also won't "have" many lands. this greatly increases the chances that i'll have more LD spells than they have lands, in which case i win. Ghost Quarter is good, but i don't think i can afford lands that don't produce colored mana. i need to ensure i get forests for Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl , and also have double red for Pillage . otherwise i'd run a Kessig Wolf Run or 2.

Sarkhan420X on

2 months ago

VaultSkirge: Pillage is strictly better than Stone Rain . double red is not hard to create in a 2 color deck, especially with as much color fixing as i have. Thragtusk can't be played on turn 2 like Shivan Wumpus can, has less power, no trample, and does not contribute to land destruction. Beast Within is not bad. its versatility is unmatched. mainboard removal thats only good against artifacts/enchantments will be dead in most games. Cindervines is certainly not better than Return to Nature . it can't function as grave hate, is more color intensive (weird how mana cost was an issue for you with pillage/stone rain, but not here) and isn't instant speed. how can you have "no idea" why i play Goblin Dark-Dwellers when i literally explained how awesome it is? its body is not "inefficient" (you conveniently leave out menace in a futile attempt to straw-man) and 4/4 with a keyword for 5 is not bad, esecially when i'm playing a spell for free. is a 4/4 with menace for 2 good enough for you? cuz thats what im getting when i cast a land destruction spell for free. i really have to wonder if you even read any part of the decks description or have any idea what my goal is. literally everything you've said is wrong, and you want to change the deck into something else entirely.

VaultSkirge on

2 months ago

If you insist on playing Pillage , play 2 and up the Stone Rain count to 4. Stone Rain is better than Pillage simply because it’s easier to cast. Also, play Thragtusk instead of Shivan Wumpus , it gets you so much more value. Beast Within is just outright bad, play some MB artifact/enchantment hate or graveyard hate instead. Speaking of, Cindervines is also much better than Return to Nature . For graveyard hate, just use Ravenous Trap . Finally, I have no idea why you’re playing Goblin Dark-Dwellers . It’s an inefficient body (4/4 for 5) and although it does give you a land destruction spell back for free, there are better things to play for 5 mana. I would recommend Stormbreath Dragon or Thundermaw Hellkite .

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Pillage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Red: 0.1%