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When Sand Strangler enters the battlefield, if you control a Desert or there is a Desert card in your graveyard, you may have Sand Strangler deal 3 damage to target creature.3/3
If an ability checks whether you control a Desert or there is a Desert card in your graveyard, having more than one doesnâ€™t matter. Controlling one is the same as controlling five. There is also no extra bonus for both controlling one and having one in your graveyard.
For abilities that trigger only if you control a Desert or there is a Desert card in your graveyard, one condition must be true as the ability triggers and one must be true as the ability resolves. They donâ€™t have to be the same condition, though. For example, you could sacrifice your only Desert after the ability triggers but before it has resolved.