Avalanche Riders


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

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Urza's Legacy Uncommon
Promo Set Rare

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Avalanche Riders

Creature — Human Nomad


Echo (3)(Red) (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)

When Avalanche Riders enters the battlefield, destroy target land.

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Avalanche Riders Discussion

n0bunga on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

2 days ago

Playing this in my local meta has been a blast. So far it's been a world of problems for

  • Atraxa

  • Prossh/FC

  • Daretti

  • Animar

  • General Tazri/FC

The most accelerated non-combo creaturw lockdown usually makes use of recurring Fulminator Mage or Avalanche Riders and blowing lands to high heaven.

foxboy93 on Dark Phoenix, Who Frowns At Fun

6 days ago

My only think with Hope is that it does have to connect. If you are up against a Talrand, Sky Summoner deck, then good luck getting in. It is also able to be blown up by something saced to a Goblin Bombardment or even a Staff of Nin.

In my own deck, I don't run nearly as many mana rocks. I could probably start cutting lands, since I usually hit alot during game play, it can get rough once in a while.

With cards like Blood Moon or Winter Orb effects, people here tend to kill you first. I also run very little land hate, in the form of Avalanche Riders. Primarily, I'll use it to get rid of lands that tap for two or stuff like a Gaea's cradle or Nyxthos to stop the massive mana ramp.

As mentioned, Rule I personally like more so than Canonist, but that is just meta based. I personally removed Gonti from my list. It was fine, but then you end up targeting one or two people and it gets harder when you purposely piss someone off.

Alesha is certainly a versatile commander. Not alot of people see a D&T build with her so it makes for fun games. My main issue is when I'm ready to try and close out a game, I likely HAVE to combo to do it, which can be a problem if you use Buried Alive to throw something like Guide and Ark in to win.

sylvannos on Land destruction help

3 weeks ago

Linky to Saffron Olive's Budget R/G Land Destruction.

I highly recommend starting with that shell.

I agree with Will361405 on cutting blue. If you're going to play a third color, it should be black for Rain of Tears, Wrecking Ball and an easier time casting Fulminator Mage.

Four CMC land destruction spells are kind of "meh" in Modern. I think the only ones really worth playing maindeck are Reap and Sow, Avalanche Riders, and Mwonvuli Acid-Moss. All the others are generally sideboard material.

Mwonvuli Acid-Moss is particularly devastating on turn 3 off of Birds of Paradise. It lets you do stupid things like turn 4 Inferno Titan/Goblin Dark-Dwellers while your opponent is stuck on 2 lands.

benelas16 on

1 month ago

I play modern, and I've played living end. You need Fulminator Mage and Avalanche Riders aka fulminator #2/5 - 6. Love this deck. Will be building it :D

EnderPlaysCompetitiveMTG on Alesha, Who Smiles At Death and Taxes [Primer]

1 month ago

Not a big fan of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Possibility Storm, or Blind Obedience Also, replacing Avalanche Riders with Fulminator Mage, if you can afford one, seems like a good idea.

railwaystation on Reanimate Em All

1 month ago

Sekki, Seasons' Guide and Avalanche Riders seem to work well too, if you're on a budget. Of course Tarmogoyf would be great as well

UnleashedHavok on Alesha Budget EDH

2 months ago

Hey there tatchison. I like your Alesha deck! She is my main squeeze. So I was wondering how your deck does with mana ramp and creature removal. If you are hurting in those areas, I have a few suggestions.

For removal, I like the fact that you have Fiend Hunter in here. The fact that you can abuse his wording for repeated exile of your opponents creatures is fantastic. If you like him, you can also use Faceless Butcher in the exact same way. Another creature that is great with Alesha is Stingscourger. I am a huge fan of creatures with echo in this build since they kindly kill themselves for reanimation purposes.

For a little bit of ramp, I know they are a little off budget but Sword of the Animist and Solemn Simulacrum are great with her as well. Anything to give Alesha a small little pump is totally worth it.

Two other things. In addition to a little pump, I have added Gorgon's Head to my build in place of Basilisk Collar till I can get one and I love it. I may decide to keep both in, I'm not sure yet. And I don't know what your feelings are on land destruction/theft, but I like Avalanche Riders and Herald of Leshrac to mess with my opponents

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