Squandered Resources

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Squandered Resources

Enchantment

Sacrifice a land: Add to your mana pool one mana of any type the sacrificed land could produce.

Squandered Resources Discussion

simondiamond2012 on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

@Leptys:

What're your thoughts on Mausoleum Secrets possibly seeing play in this list? The idea being that it could, in theory, fetch Oblivion Crown , Squandered Resources , or something else of value? (Assassin's Trophy for example...)

As an added oddball question, with the unbanning of Painter's Servant , has there been any discussion between you, Razillox, or Kiebitzen about P.S.'s possible inclusion? The rationale behind this thought is that with it on the field (Naming Black), Autumn's Veil and Veil of Summer become more powerful, and can be found via Mausoleum Secrets. Additionally, for those that want to be cheeky monkeys, that also makes Lifeforce a possible consideration for budget lists.

I'll also drop you a line via discord in case you're not able to check the primer.

Stay Chill.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Personalized User Spellbooks

1 month ago

I am a degenerate Black/Sultai mage. Everything is a resource. In no particular order:

Crucible of Worlds - The Grave is a resource. If I can't access my lands from my graveyard, I can't exploit my grave as a resource nearly as freely as I'd like.

Bottomless Pit - My graveyard is a resource. My opponents graveyards are resources. They must be filled. And not with the cherry-picked garbage that opponents in control of what they discard would choose.

Leyline of Anticipation - Time is a resource. This increases my windows of opportunity dramatically. A key card, and a personal favorite.

Future Sight - My library is a resource. To be able to see, and play, cards from the top of my library can be quite a boon. Especially in conjunction with so many other cards.

Squandered Resources - Resource manipulation. Need more lands in the grave? We got that. Need a few more mana than you have? We got that. Tap a land for mana. Sac that land to this. Re-play it with Crucible. Tap it again. Sac it again. 4 mana baby. Desperate times call for desperate measures, but he who finds himself in desperate times with no desperate measures to turn to? A dead man.

Unfulfilled Desires - Life is a resource. More manipulation. This one is hugely underrated imo. In any deck that exploits their graveyard, this card can just churn tons of hand-picked cards into your grave, with no risk of "milling" undesired cards.

Lich's Mastery - My life, my soul, a resource to be used. A risky play, but I've had this card just go off for me so many times. Turning all life gain into card draw is bonkers. Run it with a Soul Sister or two, an Aetherflux Reservoir , or the infamous Gary for some crazy draw power. Lich's Mastery + Vilis, Broker of Blood is quickly becoming a favorite interaction of mine. Lose life? Draw cards. Gain life? Draw cards. It's a "win-win", so to speak.

TypicalTimmy on Looking for a format

1 month ago

Casual. Your deck idea is a bit too slow for something such as Legacy / Vintage and two of the cards are not Modern legal. Specifically Overlaid Terrain and Squandered Resources .

It's basically just a casual kitchen tabletop deck. Still pretty cool, though.

Technically it would work in Oathbreaker, but you'd first need an Abzan Planeswalker - which there currently are none of.

Uhh... come to think of it, it would work in Two-Headed Giant as well.

AkrosTheClear on Looking for a format

1 month ago

Hey guys, I play commander almost exclusively and as a result I am pretty lost when it comes to other formats.

I found a sweet synergy between the cards Squandered Resources or Overlaid Terrain , Lotus Cobra , and Second Sunrise . The end result is that it can generate an insane amount of mana and cast Emrakul, the Aeons Torn on turn three.

The problem is that Squandered Resources , Overlaid Terrain , and Second Sunrise are not modern legal. What format should this deck be played in? and is there any payoff other that Emrakul, the Aeons Torn I should be running?

deathchobo on Yarok loves lands

2 months ago

I run a windgrace land matter deck and if i may sugest the following card:

- Field of the Dead THIS CARD IS BUNKER if build around,if you can lower your basic land count and ensure that is always active one way is to split your basic land in two with snow covered land and Vesuva - Mirage Mirror can copy it

- Dread Presence is crazy good with urborg, also work wonder with Mirage Mirror

- Gaea's Cradle with the price tag on your deck i asume budget is not so much an issu

- Glacial Chasm for protection and combo well with Command the Dreadhorde

- Volrath's Stronghold nice recurtion and board wipe protection plus exelent with World Shaper

- Hour of Promise - Realms Uncharted - Elvish Reclaimer - Sylvan Scrying - Pir's Whim all good land tutor Beseech the Queen just a decent tutor if you have a good manabase

- Squandered Resources great underaterd card

-i think Dryad Harbor would be great with Deadeye Navigator to grand additional landfall triger even at instant speed.

i can sugest more let me know if you are interested let me know

BS-T on need some help

3 months ago

Someone in my playgroup recently switched up Damia for Yarok, the Desecrated in his Lands Matter deck - it was obscene (and hilarious) that he almost decked himself between Guardian Project , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Scapeshift and Squandered Resources . The lands matter theme is a good one for sultai and as olivebagel says, go for a Torment or VW finisher!

McToters on Gitrog EDH

3 months ago

Great list! Looks like a very hard deck to beat 1v1. Unless I read it wrong, are you not running any enchantments? I would highly recommend Squandered Resources and Retreat to Hagra . The katter has won me many games with pulling lamds from my graveyard with World Shaper or Splendid Reclamation .

Cheers! +1

Ehsteve on Lord Windgrace Sits Behind A Chasm

4 months ago

Times are changing!

With Modern Horizons, now seems like the time to make a few key changes to hopefully not only improve the consistency of the deck but also add in a few new fun tools.

Old and busted:

Squandered Resources : I can see why this is appealing in the mass land destruction or fast mana decks, but honestly it didn't play out great in this build because the finishers aren't exactly that fast, or a few extra mana is unlikely to change the outcome (one or two Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is usually enough, and not only that, far more consistent with searching effects).

Luxury Suite : The mana base is slowly taking the desired shape, as before it was very much mirrored on all three colours with very few red or black cards. I've found consistently that a R/B untapped source is underwhelming and does very little to help ramp out early game and there is an oversaturation of fixing already present.

Rakdos Carnarium : Same issue as above, I used to feel that the third bounceland for the bounce effect was enough, but looking at the results I feel like this is an easy cut, the R/B fixing is good enough in this deck to not need to warrant another.

Drownyard Temple : while it may seem an easy addition, the effect has been lacklustre, at best a sac outlet for The Gitrog Monster or Glacial Chasm at best, but that doesn't feel like a consistent or effective gameplan.

New hotness:

Blast Zone : I have good feeling about this card; it has utility, it is a mana sink, recur it as you will. It's like a second Pernicious Deed with less steps.

Nurturing Peatland : G/B mana fixing, draw a card, easy include.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn : Am testing this out mainly because unlike Wayward Swordtooth it has a secondary ability that may be of use for interactions like protecting Glacial Chasm from removal, while also allowing a second landfall trigger if needed or simply as a way to pitch a land to Lord Windgrace ticking up.

Wrenn and Six : I'm big on this planeswalker in this particular build because Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , Splendid reclaimation, Hour of Promise , Windgrace's Judgement and Scapeshift are all prime targets for recursion with retrace. The tick up is relevant, and the tick down...well like Lord Windgrace 's ultimate we'll just forget about that one and move on.

I have a good feeling about all these changes, let me know if there are any changes you would also suggest ( Tectonic Reformation was on the cards, but can't see another good target to cut and am unsure whether it is just another situational enchantment).

The land base has gone down for 42 to 41, but this should not massively effect the consistency of land drops.

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Squandered Resources occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.17%