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Ancient Ziggurat Discussion
1 week ago
Colorless is a type of mana that has no color.
Therefore, Ancient Ziggurat, Exotic Orchard, Gemstone Mine, Glimmervoid, Lotus Vale, Mana Confluence (and Crumbling Vestige on the first turn) can't produce colorless mana.
Also, Vesuva enters the battlefield tapped, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth doesn't produce colorless mana either and if I were to be a nitpicker, Temple of the False God does not tap for 1 colorless (so it shouldn't be included, according to your destcription).
Anyway, thanks for the list! I found it very helpful.
1 week ago
I have a sliver deck as well & will make a few suggestions if i may? Crystalline Sliver is by far the best sliver ever printed, imo, but he is not legal in Modern- & the next best thing is Diffusion Sliver! Diffusion Sliver &/or Opaline Sliver are crucial to playing slivers, since targeted removal is a sliver-deck's greatest enemy.. & unlike many sliver-abilities, their abilities actually stack, so with 2 Diffusion Slivers in play, a Path to Exile or Fatal Push or Lightning Bolt would cost FIVE mana just to take out one of your slivers.. I see you have 2 Diffusion Sliver, but since he is so important to keep your engine going, i personally prefer to run 3 of them (they are not aggressive enough to run 4x though, imo). Sentinel Sliver is amazing, & i would recommend 2x in every sliver deck! You can even attack, then use tapping abilities during 2nd Main Phase, effectively giving you a 2nd turn in comparison to running without him. Megantic Sliver is a total game-changer, and i have found 2x Megantic to be very very good. I run 4x Manaweft to be able to cast him, though, plus 1x Gemhide Sliver. Groundshaker Sliver is pretty bad.. I think Battering Sliver is actually better, but he is pretty bad too, imo.. I would cut them in fvor of Megantic Sliver. For a mana-base, 4x Sliver Hive is worth every penny, and 4 Ancient Ziggurat is nearly the same thing for about $1 (that is if you cut some of the sorceries, which i would personally cut all of them in favor of more slivers!). I think Spinneret Sliver is pretty terrible when you could be running Galerider Sliver as a 1-drop with a better ability. Predatory Sliver should be a 4-of, as should Sinew Sliver, which i am surprised to not see here. With 4x Venom Sliver, i would definitely recommend running at least 2x each of Striking Sliver & Bonescythe Sliver!! Another good card to run with the deathtouch is Quilled Sliver, though i wouldn't run more than 1-2 since his targets are limited to attacking/blocking creatures. Blur Sliver is ok, but i have found that cutting him is better- by the time you cast him, you should have other slivers in play, and every single sliver gives its ability to every other sliver, with or without the haste. I would rather give the slivers already in play more abilities instead of giving the cards yet to be played the ability to do the SAME THING as all the other slivers one turn earlier . Since it doesn't help with Predatory/Sinew's ability, i would cut Hardened Scales in favor of something like Collected Company. Harmonic Sliver is a must-have sideboard card, and i run 1x in my mainboard as well. Remember that Virulent Sliver has POISONOUS 1, not Infect- what this means is that your pump spells don't add any additional poison counters to your opponent; each sliver will only give them one poison counter when it connects (unless the pump is from Double Strike! More reason to play Bonescythe Sliver! That would double the poison counters as well). Anyways, sorry for the rant, but hopefully I've given you some ideas! I love slivers!! A couple more fun slivers as 1-ofs are Pulmonic Sliver and Telekinetic Sliver.. so many awesome abilities! Check out my Slivershod deck! My nephew played my Sliver deck against me with my Zombie deck and ended up swinging at me with 150+ damage at once, with Flying, Deathtouch, Double Strike, Lifelink, Indestructible, & a Diffusion Sliver!! That just shows how insanely out of hand they can get if they go un-checked. Good luck!
3 weeks ago
Well i would try to pick up a playset of the leaked spoiled ixalan tribal land, unclaimed territory and the slightly older Ancient Ziggurat
I would also consider abusing the fact that the tribe offers so much flexibility, by utilising the tutor Homing Sliver, put all my multicolored slivers into wishboard to get with Glittering Wish.
This gives the option to play the more crazy stuff as one of in the main like Mesmeric Sliver (to play lantern controll with slivers), or to play the big sliver lords from the side/wishboard (Sliver Hivelord & Sliver Legion)
The tutoring effects also free you up to focus more on mana generating slivers, and non sliver cards that help you a lot like Collected Company, Hive Stirrings and the like - while playing slivers that grant effects you want as a 1 of, since you can tutor them whenever you wish.
And ixalan will bring a new green enchantment that will draw you a card if an effect targets your creatures! (for )
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
BrandonJamesCAC thx for the replies. I do agree on Serum Visions, but I dont think I can straight race vs most decks, so Lightning Bolt can hold them back a little, however I can always put something else like Terminate since i'm running black. Ancient Ziggurat would fit well, but Haven of the Spirit Dragon doesn't do it good enough? I'm i supposed to play both? I do think It would hurt Sarkhan Unbroken and Dragon Tempest sometimes.
Also for Sylvan Caryatid what makes it good is the fact that I can still ramp vs burn or heavy removal, and it's mana is not creature-only so it helps Sarkhan Unbroken and the other noncreature spells. Although, if I manage to play only creatures like u said it would be unnecessary indeed. I would like some suggestions to replace it ofc, since there is very little about dragons for 2cmc that is actually worth playing. Oh and also making Birds of Paradise and Somberwald Sage my only 2 ramp cards wouldn't make me rely so much on a specific hand to play properly?
Replacement suggestions pls! thanks again for the help.
4 weeks ago
I think you should just take it balls to the wall.
Forget the cute lightning bolts and serum visions.
Play Ancient Ziggurat and beat 5 color face with creatures
1 month ago
Agree with Zeros294 that dream halls is a pretty insane card for being able to drop your commander very cheap; but often quite risky in EDH and more of a "I'm going to win now" card than a high value face-beating card.Would definitely swap Elemental Bond for Temur Ascendancy if your mana base can afford it, will draw you an equivalent number of cards but gives hasty dragons which is KEY for attack strategy.Dragon Tyrant and Shaman of Forgotten Ways seem like strange additions to the deck for me, more so the former than the latter since now instead of tutoring for it as a scion clone to swing for damage, you're forced to pay that upkeep cost to keep what is effectively only a beater in play. Doesn't synergize with most of your cards. Tyrant's Familiar is also really sub-par considering we will almost never have our commander in play, especially not for a long period of time.
Since your ramp package is really good and hexproof is more versatile than shroud, maybe Asceticism is superior to Steely Resolve especially in that it grants you some bonus protection from wipes. You don't know when you might want to be able to target in an EDH game, and you always want the option to regenerate your ur-dragon.I really liked the look of Fist of Suns in the pre-con but honestly, it is SO niche in goldfishing and basically only serves to reduce your commander's tax, which isn't to say it's bad but considering how few dragons you are running at 7+ cmc, it doesn't really cheapen that many spells if you have it early. If it let you cast with instant speed It'd be an auto-include like Horde of notions' ability but I cut it from my version of the deck. I think of all the cards in the "ramp" package it's the worst.Replace Ancient Ziggurat with Mana Confluence and swap Homeward Path in for Cascading Cataracts from your sideboard, your curve will thank you and your fixing is fine without it; plus utility.I would also agree that you should throw in multi-combat synergies A la Aggravated Assault or Waves of Aggression, with possibility to go infinite via land untap abilities like Sword of Feast and Famine, Bear Umbra, Nature's Will or Savage Ventmaw who all help you to beat face even if you don't combo out. I think every EDH deck needs a combo-out strategy as a backup if the table stacks against them.
1 month ago
Yeah the deck was all creatures before. Now I think I will take out the Ancient Ziggurats.