Settle the Wreckage

Settle the Wreckage

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Exile all attacking creatures target player controls. That player may search his or her library for that many basic land cards, put those cards onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle his or her library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Settle the Wreckage Discussion

Grubbernaut on Azure Company

1 week ago

I think it can, but 2cmc spells are a little bit harder to fit in. However, being able to gain life is significant, as well. It's possible that it's best as a sideboard card; I'm honestly not sure.

I also think conditional sweepers like Settle the Wreckage are maybe okay if you're hitting two creatures - but again, there's a huge downside to giving them lands.

Overall, I like Oust best, in the current meta. After that, you could consider 2cmc stuff, perhaps.

TheVectornaut on Who dat boi - please help

2 weeks ago

Hey, I saw your comment. Is this an alternate account for twechsler or is this deck just inspired by theirs? Either way, I'll go into greater depth on some possible build paths. libraryjoy is correct in that if you're (mostly) mono-green, your best way to destroy creatures is often to take advantage of the abilities on your own creatures. You already have the deathtouch style shell so I'd just focus on that. But even with deathtouch, there are a fair number of options for guaranteeing that damage gets dealt. There are the bow/staff cards like I use in my artifact commander deck A Pile of Cans with the deathtouch from Sydri, Galvanic Genius . Then there's fight effects which you can see working with Wren's Run Packmaster in my wolfless wolf deck Size of the Fight in the Dog (although this strategy doesn't require DT if your creatures have high enough power). A final approach is forced combat damage. Since it's been mentioned the least, that's what I'll focus on here.

Forced block cards like Lure , Gift of the Deity , Indrik Umbra , Ochran Assassin , Roar of Challenge , Tempting Licid , Provoke , Irresistible Prey , or Tangle Angler are the core of such a deck. Most of these cards are rather costly in terms of CMC, and I'd consequently only recommend such a deck for slower casual play. It should be pretty strong in creature-heavy metas though. If that sounds reasonable, the next thing you have to decide on are the creatures and supporting cards. These choices aren't always obvious because of the many things a deck like this wants. For example, it may be better to play cheap deathtouch creatures like Deathcap Cultivator , Gifted Aetherborn , Narnam Renegade , Wasteland Viper , and Nightshade Peddler so you can start controlling the board sooner. But if all your DT creatures have low power, they'll only be able to kill 1 or 2 things off a big forced block. Thus, it may be better to instead grant deathtouch with other cards like Basilisk Collar , Deadly Allure , Virulent Swipe , Bow of Nylea , Archetype of Finality , or Ohran Frostfang . Then, you could just run creatures with high attack for their cost. Still, I think there's something to be said of looking for other abilities that interact well with deathtouch. First strike and double strike are the most obvious examples because they can let your creatures survive combat to attack all over again on later turns. Viridian Claw , Glissa, the Traitor , and Grappling Hook see play in such decks for this reason. Alternatively, you can learn from the synergy of the Frostfang that abilities triggering on face damage pair well with deathtouch. Only a fool would block your 1/1 DT with their 3/3, but if that 1/1 is drawing you a card, suddenly that trade sounds more appealing. Cold-Eyed Selkie , Dimir Cutpurse , Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Oakhame Adversary , Ohran Viper , Tomebound Lich , Fynn, the Fangbearer , and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons are some cards that might fill this role.

I know I've just rattled off a lot of cards here. I'll try putting together a casual deck to demonstrate what I'm talking about when I find the time.

As an aside, I see that you've included Novablast Wurm as the only meaningful white spell in this version of the deck. It's too slow to see play in anything but ramp, but it can definitely be built around as a beefy Wrath of God too. Consider using something like Heroic Intervention or a Dauntless Escort sacrifice to break the symmetry on the board wipe. Also, creatures that grant boons on death like Thragtusk or Wurmcoil Engine could find a home in a self-wipe deck, although the Wurm might be outclassed then by something more traditional like Austere Command , Settle the Wreckage , Kindred Dominance , or Phyrexian Rebirth .

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Epicurus: There actually are some forced combat cards in these colours: Angler Turtle , Bident of Thassa , Alluring Siren , Dulcet Sirens , Siren's Call . Also, Spear of Heliod is a great card for that strategy, as is Settle the Wreckage . Especially Spear works beautifully with the design you came up with. Great job!

NensouHiebara on Halvar, Divine Voltron

1 month ago

@jamochawoke

Nearly half of my lands are Nonbasics. Terrain Generator wouldn't function properly in the early game, which is when the extra land drops matter the most.

Lotus Field isn't actual ramp. With being two lands down to play it, the additional mana it produces only fills the gap it created. I would also have to sacrifice Basics to not lose Utility Lands, which negatively affects Emeria, the Sky Ruin.

This deck isn't built for multiple attackers. As a "Go Big" strategy, I'm only going to have one maybe two creatures attacking at any given time. Any other creatures I may have are either utility creatures that mostly stay out of combat or blockers to defend against multiple opponents. Using Settle the Wreckage as a ramp effect isn't something this deck can make use of. I don't attack with three or more creatures regularly for Windbriak Heights to work.

Inspiring Statuary's inability to reduce the cost of Equipment is a major dealbreaker for me. A Mana Rock that can't be used towards a deck's primary strategy is pointless.

jamochawoke on Halvar, Divine Voltron

1 month ago

I see you have Sword of the Animist already. Awesome! I also use Terrain Generator and Lotus Field in my Nahiri equipment deck for additional non-artifact ramp. It works really well. I've also been known to Settle the Wreckage several of my own tokens after moving the equipment to another creature like Balan, Armory Automaton , or Heavenly Blademaster . I've gotten 6 lands before on a single turn doing this! Also, I know you said you didn't want to run rocks but so many people don't know that Inspiring Statuary is ridiculously strong in equipment decks. Basically it turns all of your equipment into mana rocks! Windbrisk Heights is also another land-based way of cheating out a high mana cost card.

My deck if you're curious: Pure Nahiri

Grind on School of Hard Rocks

1 month ago

Sweet deck!! Looks like a blast to play.
Inventors' Fair seems like it would fit right in!!
Also, Restoration Specialist is a nice recursion card.
Some more cool lands to consider: Hanweir Battlements  Flip, Slayers' Stronghold , or Warped Landscape .
You already have sun titan, he is a great way to return lands.
Also maybe not optimal here but Settle the Wreckage can be a powerful ramp card if you target yourself, i run it in a token deck. Something to think about, especially if boardwipes are coming.
Weathered Wayfarer is great if he is in your budget.
Just some thoughts, cheers and have fun!!!

jamochawoke on Anafenza, Alpha Strike

1 month ago

Hi there! I've been playing around with 2 mono-white EDH decks for a while. You can see how I solved some of the biggest problems white has in them:

Pure Nahiri

Protection

The things I see you can easily add to help for ramp are:

For card draw you can use these:

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