Scoured Barrens

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Scoured Barrens

Land

Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield tapped.

When Scoured Barrens enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

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Rasaru on Zombies 2.0

1 month ago

Do you want to the deck to stay within a certain budget? How much money are you okay with spending to upgrade? $25, $50, UNLIMITED?! :)

My first thought is to fix up your mana base. You have a LOT of lands that come in tapped no matter what your board state or hand looks like. That's going to slow your game plan down quite a bit. Let's make these simple swaps to start. Then, we I have a better idea of what your budget looks like, I can recommend additional swaps.

Vivid Marsh -> Takenuma, Abandoned Mire Utility lands are excellent because you don't have to play them as lands if your mana flooded AND it doesn't come in tapped

Vivid Creek -> Otawara, Soaring City Same as above

Scoured Barrens -> Godless Shrine Same colors, just has the option of coming in untapped and satisfies your other land requirements you're playing, like Shineshadow Snarl

Dismal Backwater -> Morphic Pool Same colors, comes in untapped 90% of the time in EDH

Jwar Isle Refuge -> Drowned Catacomb Same colors and at least has the opportunity to come in tapped vs ALWAYS coming in tapped

Reliquary Tower -> Raffine's Tower Land comes in tapped, but produces all three colors and can be cycled to draw a card if you're mana flooded.

If those options are too expensive, you could easily justify just swapping them all out for basics. :)

eliakimras on Equipped Samurai

7 months ago

Since your deck is a fast one, consider running lands that don't enter the battlefield tapped:

You might also want to run some utility lands:

Also, since speed is the name of the game for Voltron decks, consider those swaps in your ramp package:

DemonDragonJ on 100 Shades of Gray

1 year ago

I have replaced Scoured Barrens with Caves of Koilos, since having a dual land enter the battlefield untapped is more important than is gaining life, and the entire theme of this deck is gaining life, so the life loss from that land should not be a problem.

multimedia on Scoured Barrens or Tainted Field?

1 year ago

Tainted Field enters the battlefield untapped for that reason it's a better land than Scoured Barrens. Caves of Koilos is better than both of them and Liesa gains life.

DemonDragonJ on Scoured Barrens or Tainted Field?

1 year ago

I have a copy of Scoured Barrens in my Liesa, Shroud of Dusk EDH deck, but I am contemplating replacing it with Tainted Field, because gaining even 1 life works very well with this deck's strategy, but, in the vast majority of situations, having a dual land enter the battlefield untapped is preferable to any triggered ability that that land may have.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I replace Scoured Barrens with Tainted Field?

zachz on Orzhov Sacrifice

1 year ago

For budget sacrifice options, I would recommend Grafted Wargear and Culling Dais.

The Wargear allows you to attack with any of your creatures blindly, as they will either hurt your opponent, die getting blocked, or die after you re-equip the armor to someone else.

Culling Dais is slow but another cheap draw mechanic.

As options to maximize efficiency, cards in your graveyard could become fodder with Beckon Apparition or Rise from the Grave.

If you want to add more White to the deck, you could consider Soul Tithe and Celestial Flare. Both are protections while you decide what terms your creatures die on.

Some budget orzhov lands you could add are Temple of Silence, Scoured Barrens, and Orzhov Guildgate.

Phule451 on Athreos Commander Attempt #1

1 year ago

I get that you were building off what you had on hand and mana bases can eat up budgets, but unless you’re playing a gate deck, or maybe a five color deck there’s no real reason to play Gateway Plaza, in a two color deck it’s essentially a bad Orzhov Guildgate which itself is a bad land outside a gate deck. For just Pennie’s, Scoured Barrens at least gives you a life to come in tapped and Command Tower is really cheap because it was just massively printed. Some game stores will just give you these cards as they have no real inherent value. Orzhov Basilica would be another option. For less than a dollar you can really bolster your mana base.

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