Retreat to Hagra

Retreat to Hagra


Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —

  • Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains deathtouch until the end of turn.
  • Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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

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Retreat to Hagra Discussion

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

1 week ago

Not complete trash

Agadeem's Awakening

I would consider this pretty much an autoinclude just for value. Unsure of what to really cut to make room but it does provide both the opportunity for a landfall trigger and reanimate key value engine creatures.

Geode Rager

A way to use your landfall triggers to make yourself pretty much unable to be attacked by opponents. There are ways to get around this like dropping hasted creatures (as they weren't around when the goad ability resolved). That said you could keep an uncracked fetch open to do it at the begin combat step. Only issue is the rather steep mana cost of the creature along with being double red, which makes it technically the hardest to fix for with the current mana base.

Pretty much useless in 1v1 so just keep that in mind.

Ancient Greenwarden

Honestly I don't think this card works that well in this deck because the number of landfall/land ETB creatures isn't actually that large (currently 5) however with something like Retreat to Hagra this can become quite painful for opponents. The added Crucible of Worlds effect does make this card tempting but the higher CMC and vulnerability to removal as a creature makes me hesitant to give this more than a passing consideration. You can look at some corner cases like double triggering Burgeoning, but if you have the spare mana to be able to cast this then you generally won't have that many land in hand I imagine to be able to take advantage of the trigger. Also note the complete cluster that something like a bounceland creates. It's good but it's not great.

CaptainBanana42 on Wrath of Windgrace

3 weeks ago

You could put in some Snow-Covered Basics for Field of the Dead.

Cards I have in my Wingrace deck which could interest you: Orcish Lumberjack to bring Windgrace out early. It is very good.

Cavalier of Flame really cool card to cycle your hand or to finish the game when you sacrifice it.

Zuran Orb really cool card to sacrifice lands and it could safe your life ;-)

Greater Good awesome card draw engine. In combination with titania and a land sac outlet you can cycle through your deck very quickly

Crop Rotation a staple for a land deck, you should play it

Retreat to Hagra also a very neat card which could make a lot of damage over the game.

Here is my Windgrace deck: Windgrace, Lord of Lands maybe you find some usefull cards

EdhOutlaws on Korvold Shell

1 month ago

World Shaper Tectonic Break Swap for night's whisper & sign in blood(1 time use, commander is a draw engine already) If we get fetch lands get everyone you can fit in. Fetch lands, extra land cards, and crucible/ramanup effects provide an insane draw engine and can kill a table very easily with Retreat to Hagra or obnixilus(spelling) Fetch lands a dumb expensive right now. But Azusa, Lost but Seeking is cheap and Exploration is reasonable-ish for now. I chose to go all in on my lands and limited the dorks and rocks. It was awkward at first, normally I'm very dependent on my rocks and dorks. Then, you swap your "cultivate" and rampant growths for more basics. It's easy to set up a ramanup-exploration board state and just keep playing fetch lands from the graveyard, drawing, and getting korvold huge. I've killed tables with commander damage a ton. Sorry for the long post and terrible grammar. Build him how you want and have fun!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

Comment incoming shortly 1empyrean.

So here is a possible new permutation of my Lands deck. I've been toying around the idea of swapping out Lord Windgrace as the commander and replacing him with Mina and Denn, Wildborn. I am trying Mina and Denn out mainly because they are less threatening than Windgrace and I could re-purpose some cards for my Glissa deck. Plus I found that most of the finishers are the same or I have found a like-for-like replacement (i.e. Tunneling Geopede in place of Retreat to Hagra). I am posting it here to get some other eyes on the deck and to hear thoughts/opinions on the switch. Thanks in advance.

BRG24 on Go fetch (Golgari Gitrog-ish)

2 months ago

Really cool deck. With all the lands you have entering the battlefield, maybe a few landfall cards would be nice here? Something like Retreat to Hagra could be really nice, both giving you a buffer against aggro and the damage can quickly add up. Tireless Tracker might also be nice to draw into your threats in a pinch, and Oran-Rief Hydra could potentially become huge. Scapeshift also feels like it could be fun, but the lands entering tapped might be a dealbreaker. I have no idea if this is what you want to do with the deck, just maybe something to consider. I hope this helps.

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

5 months ago

Hi Spell_Slam. You made some great points about your suggested cards. I've had to think quite about each pick to decide if my current selection of cards is better for each one you recommended. Here are my thoughts:

  • Sanctum of Ugin is a very narrow tutor with very specific conditions and a very specific set of cards it can find. I currently run the following four tutors that can find any card: Demonic Tutor, Gamble, Rune-Scarred Demon, and Vampiric Tutor. I think these are better choices for a tutor slot.
  • I agree with you on Bedevil. It's already in the deck :)
  • For "enablers" (cards that help you cast your commander), I prefer straight up guaranteed damage on a card to the repeatable but also conditional damage that Retreat to Hagra offers. The same thinking applies to Bitterblossom. In particular, I've deliberately built my version to be as fast as possible (the MTG concept of tempo is in play here). So I'm wary of waiting a turn for anything to happen with these cards. Considering I only need one point of damage to an opponent to cast my commander, I'd rather cast a card that can immediately enable Rakdos, Lord of Riots to hit the field.
  • What's interesting about Bloodgift Demon is that it does multiple things but does those things worse than other cards. Realistically, I'm not going to give an opponent a card for 1 damage to them, so of course I'll be drawing the cards. Thus, in terms of drawing cards it reads "3BB: draw a card next turn and take 1 point of damage". Which doesn't sound that great. Obviously it's also a flying creature and therefore can get the damage needed for our commander. But so can Fanatical Firebrand but it's just 1 mana. For these reasons, I had a hard time justifying Bloodgift Demon in the deck (I've previously played it so I have experience with it). I'm not saying "I'm right" here, just that I've found tjhe deck to be much smoother with low-cmc enablers and high-cmc finishers. The midrange costs of 4, 5, 6 mana are tough slots to fill and REALLY need to justify themselves. This is also the thinking behind me leaving Solemn Simulacrum on the sidelines.
  • Regarding Wheel of Fortune and Reforge the Soul, I definitely get what you're saying. I can't say you're wrong at all. For me, this comes down to personal preference. I can't tell you how bad it feels to draw 7 and get not much of anything I need while giving my opponents 21 cards to choose from. I'd rather let my opponents do the work to draw their own cards rather than hand them answers to my board state.

Thanks for your comments. I'm definitely open to further discussion about your suggestions. In particular, if you can recommend cards I might remove to put in the cards you suggested, I think that would help facilitate future discussion. It's find that it's easy to suggest cards but much harder to suggest specific swaps, as often the swap doesn't look so good once you realize what's coming out of the deck.

Halflingz on Queen Marchesa

5 months ago

Board wipes that seem "on theme" and white "ramp" to consider. Kaya's Wrath Fumigate Retaliate Austere Command Decree of Pain Martial Coup Merciless Eviction Descent of Dragons Angel of the Dire Hour Magister of Worth Sunblast Angel Boreas Charger Oreskos Explorer Surveyor's Scope Solemn Simulacrum Sword of the Animist Verge Rangers Smothering Tithe Sword of Feast and Famine Dowsing Dagger  Flip

Queen Marchesa doesn't have a clear single way to build so you have lots of options. However, I feel like said you want to play her like the Kween she is and create a royal court full of politicin' and group interaction to make all the boys whine. I don't think you want to discourgage people from taking the monarch from you, more encourage them to swing others IE: NO Ghostly Prisons, YES Teysa effects. Punish the ones who swing you only after the fact and reward the ones who swing others. There is a lot listed!

Politic theme links to Scryfall searches Monarch, Will of the Council, Council's Dilemma, Join Forces, Curses, Tempting offer, Goad

You will also want to get retake the throne each turn and lets face it, the Assasin's won't always get through Dauthi Embrace Dauthi Trapper Nether Shadow Nether Traitor Soltari Visionary Changeling Outcast Tormented Soul Break Through the Line Ferropede Gingerbrute Key to the City Whispersilk Cloak Trailblazer's Boots Zhang He, Wei General Yellow Scarves Cavalry Wei Night Raiders Wei Scout Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms Guan Yu, Sainted Warrior Shadow Alley Denizen

Finally here are some other fun interactions befitting the royal court. Crown of Doom Kor Haven Cathars' Crusade Electropotence + Pandemonium (Nasty with deathtouch) Field of the Dead Mentor of the Meek In the Web of War Mace of the Valiant Ogre Battledriver Orc Sureshot Mathas, Fiend Seeker Master of Cruelties Anya, Merciless Angel Tree of Perdition Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Ashling, the Extinguisher Azra Oddsmaker Aurification Bloodforged Battle-Axe Contested War Zone Thaumatic Compass  Flip Dread Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Iroas, God of Victory Aurelia, the Warleader Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Five-Alarm Fire Hellrider Hixus, Prison Warden Larceny Necropolis Regent No Mercy Phage the Untouchable Quietus Spike Skeleton Key Throat Slitter Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor Vraska, Scheming Gorgon Scourge of the Throne Akroan Horse Captive Audience Goblin Spymaster Forbidden Orchard Clackbridge Troll Hunted Dragon Hunted Lammasu Hunted Horror

Theme directions to explore? Lifegain to stay above the swings? Angelic Chorus Answered Prayers Anointer Priest Authority of the Consuls Ayara, First of Locthwain Daxos, Blessed by the Sun Healer of the Pride Impassioned Orator Pious Evangel  Flip Soul's Attendant Soul Warden Archangel of Thune Suture Priest Ajani's Welcome Dawn of Hope Deathgreeter Exquisite Blood Epicure of Blood Falkenrath Noble Karlov of the Ghost Council Noble Purpose Righteous Cause Sanguine Bond Searing Meditation Seraph Sanctuary Serene Steward Shattered Angel Spirit Loop Sun Droplet Vizkopa Guildmage Well of Lost Dreams Alhammarret's Archive Licia, Sanguine Tribune Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim Eternity Vessel Chalice of Life  Flip Resolute Archangel Storm Herd Felidar Sovereign Divinity of Pride Serra Ascendant

Aristocrats of the Court (slow life drain strategy)? Bastion of Remembrance Corpse Knight Impact Tremors Purphoros, God of the Forge Blood Artist Zulaport Cutthroat Outpost Siege Bontu's Monument Brutal Hordechief Campaign of Vengeance Cliffhaven Vampire Cruel Celebrant Kambal, Consul of Allocation Polluted Bonds Retreat to Hagra Vindictive Vampire revenge Sorin, Grim Nemesis Judith, the Scourge Diva Stalking Vengeance Syr Konrad, the Grim

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