Adarkar Wastes

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Seventh Edition Rare
Classic Sixth Edition Rare
Fifth Edition Rare
Ice Age Rare

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Adarkar Wastes

Land

Tap: Add 1 to your mana pool.

Tap: Add W or U to your mana pool. Adarkar Wastes deals 1 damage to you.

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Adarkar Wastes Discussion

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on A Taste Of Mortality

2 days ago

Love the deck, immediate upvote. Although, I do have considerations to make it stronger, like Willbreaker (it works great with the commander's activated ability, even if he is a dummy commander). I'm still confused on why you excluded the stifle-like cards, especially with all the "loose the game" triggers? Also, some pain lands (Shivan Reef, Battlefield Forge, Adarkar Wastes) might not make the deck stronger, but hey, I love em. Besides that, great deck and keep up the good works.

Sgtpopnfreash on Nope.

2 days ago

Sorry I came off as a pretentious asshole in my first comment. It looks much better although I do have some cheap suggestions.

Lands; Replace the lands that gain you life and the guildgate with the templesTemple of Deceit. People underestimate how useful scry is, especially in longer games. Add a Command Tower because we are playing commander. Along with this I would add the pain lands Adarkar Wastes. The fact that they come in untapped and you only have to pay life for colored mana makes them very useful and they hardly ever make much of an impact in your life total.

Also what do you use infinite mana for other than really expensive things like Planar Bridge? It seems unnecessary. I would bail on Pili-Pala, Grand Architect combo along with Planar Bridge and replace them with the Sensei's Divining Top, Future Sight, Etherium Sculptor/Foundry Inspector. the top just got banned in legacy and the price is lower than it has been in a long time and each of those cards are extremely useful. I would also bail on Peregrine Drake and Deadeye Navigator and Magister Sphinx. I know the sphinx is good but unless someone you play with is getting more than 50-60 life a game its not that great for multiplayer commander. If you want something along the same lines try Sphinx of the Steel Wind.

I would also remove Sphere of Safety. Since you only have 7 enchantments your not getting great value from it for 5 mana. Capsize is cool but its alot to buy back I would try Boomerang or Dissipate.

Darksteel Ingot is considered to be a fairly bad card as far as mana rocks go. I would put in Azorius Signet

Grind on My commander can beat up your commander

1 week ago

Looks like a fun deck, Rafiq is great and can be very powerful!
Saw your deck on the commander thread, here are some quick suggestions, hopefully some of them you like and are in your budget. Cheers!
Lands: cut Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree and some of your ETB tapped lands for some etb untapped multicolor lands to help your color production be reliable: Command Tower, Yavimaya Coast, Adarkar Wastes, Prairie Stream, City of Brass, Breeding Pool.
ramp: Sol Ring, Simic Signet,Azorius Signet, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach.
control:
Wrath of God > Terminus.
Rout > Martial Coup.
Counterspell, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift.
recursion:
Eternal Witness, Seasons Past, Mystical Tutor, Archaeomancer.
card draw:
Recurring Insight, Fact or Fiction, Stroke of Genius.
things to help Rafiq of the Many crush your enemies:
Rancor, Inquisitor's Flail, Steel of the Godhead, Shield of the Oversoul, Swiftfoot Boots, maybe Command Beacon, Sword of Vengeance, maybe Sigarda's Aid.
given how many creatures creatures you run, you might want some tricks to protect your board from boardwipes. Bastion Protector, Make a Stand, Dauntless Escort may or may not be useful.
anyway those are just the things i thought of. I built a rafiq deck a while ago, you should be able to find it in my profile if you want any more suggestions, i went a little bit more in on the pillowfort/control/combo side of things but the list was a bit pricier too. anyway have fun and keep crushing!
cheers

budlaorf on Esper Flicker

1 month ago

The only problem you have with Eldrazi Displacer in your deck, is that it needs 1 colorless mana to use the ability. All of the lands you currently have produce colored mana, so you won't be able to activate the ability.....ever. Think about adding some lands that can do all three like Nimbus Maze, Mystic Gate, Adarkar Wastes, ect.

JerichoDarkstar on The dragons will burn you down

1 month ago

That's the horrible part for running a 5C Commander... there really is no cheap option for the mana base. In order for the deck to function on just a basic level, you need so many things.

So, first things first, you're probably gonna want to run each of the signets:

Azorius Signet

Boros Signet

Dimir Signet

Golgari Signet

Gruul Signet

Izzet Signet

Orzhov Signet

Rakdos Signet

Selesnya Signet

Simic Signet

This allows you to filter any color of mana into two others. Honestly, this is the cheapest your gonna do for mana fixing.

Another artifact you may want to consider is Mycosynth Lattice. Not only does it make all your cards castable for just their CMC, it also has great synergy with Hellkite Tyrant for a complete win against every player at the table.


You could go with the Pain Lands. While they are cost efficient, they are definitely on a lower tier than other lands:

Adarkar Wastes

Battlefield Forge

Brushland

Caves of Koilos

Karplusan Forest

Llanowar Wastes

Shivan Reef

Sulfurous Springs

Underground River

Yavimaya Coast

You can tell they vary considerably with the cheapest being under $1 and the most expensive being upwards of $20. The big problem here is obviously that these guys hurt you to get that color of mana you need.

The other lands I would suggest would be Mana Confluence and Spire of Industry. With all the artifacts you'll be running Spire will almost always be tapping for any color. Confluence is self explanatory.


There are a ton of other suggestions I could give, but those are the ones that just pertain to the mana base. As a side note, you could also run the Shock Lands like Blood Crypt, but they tend to be more expensive. They are probably better than the Pain Lands in that they don't have to hurt you to produce mana.

Hope that helps!

Polupus on Letting Your Opponent Win For You (you still win)

1 month ago

I think Forbidding Watchtower would be good in here. As would Adarkar Wastes or some other form of self-harm.

...but how does it beat infect?

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