|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari||Common|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic||Common|
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Barren Moor enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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Barren Moor Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
With the dredge plan, reanimation effects become way stronger especially with your creature base. Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy etc. will prove to be very powerful effects when you can reanimate a Sidisi, Undead Vizier or an Avenger of Zendikar.
If you want to ramp faster into frog, additional 1-mana elves like Elvish Mystic, Elves of Deep Shadow and Fyndhorn Elves are all good turn 1 rampers. Also, cheap mana rocks like Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone and even cards like Fractured Powerstone will make it way easier to land Gitrog early. Try not to play rocks that cost more than 2 mana though, as they are usually played after getting Gitrog in the field when usually lands are what you wanna play to ramp up.
And of course, if you ever want to build around your Dakmor Salvage combo, any Eldrazi that shuffles itself and the graveyard into your library (like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) work to give you infinite mana with something like Skirge Familiar. For symmetrical life drain, you can use either Exsanguinate or Faith of the Devoted from the new set. For some less cutthroat win conditions, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen does work as a player killer when you cast Splendid Reclamation with your huge graveyard.
Also, I guarantee you that Gitrog can keep up with his land sacrificing easily, even if you cut 20 lands from your deck straight out. This is due to him drawing you tons of cards, and of course due to the land recursion you already have in the deck. So if you ever feel like needing more slots for spells, you can very safely cut lands for more card slots with your current land count.
Just a couple of small tips, hopefully they are of some use. Cheers!
3 weeks ago
Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, and Decimator Web for proliferating/poison counters. Rogue's Passage for unblockable. Dark Ritual is a rather good generic card in mono-black, and Scour from Existence along with Unstable Obelisk can remove permanents or Iona, Shield of Emeria.
I'd also recommend cycling lands like Barren Moor, just for consistency in the late game.
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
cornonjacob 20 Lands is a perfect number (from my experience). With your 15 card draw effects (17 if you count being the monarch) the deck does not struggle to hit the land drops. Sometimes you fire off a sub-optimal Sign in Blood to ensure you hit a land drop, but most of the time it pays off. I found that I have a decision point with Barren Moor,  cycle and look for interaction or  play it as a land, and the decision is about 50/50 (IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE DECK I AM FACING).
1 month ago
1 month ago
First off I love that this is a Zur deck that isn't hardcore voltron. As for suggestions there's some older cycling lands that you could use, if you don't mind having land that enters tapped: Barren Moor, Drifting Meadow, Lonely Sandbar, Polluted Mire, Remote Isle, Secluded Steppe.
2 months ago
Yeah It That Betrays I realize may not be the best option here, even though I like it, it's costly.
Oh but I know what you can add, some of the cycle lands like Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, Tranquil Thicket, Slippery Karst, Blasted Landscape and Ash Barrens. I just thought since you had Archfiend of Ifnir you might want perhaps 2 of these or something.
Additionally here are a few other considerations:
2 months ago
Barren Moor is just there in case I draw it in the late game and I could use a cycling.
Rogue's Passage is there to work with Nyxathid (mostly), also works with Phylactery Lich and with Abyssal Nocturnus. I just need to get a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.
I have twice as many changes of drawing either artifact before I draw Phylactery Lich. He's proven to be very useful.
I have a question about Mindcrank: Does it really help drive my deck to victory? I feel that, even though it's a good card, it doesn't really sinergize with my deck. This is an honest doubt I have.