Battlefield Forge

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Battlefield Forge

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Battlefield Forge Discussion

multimedia on The Family of Blood

1 day ago

Hey, nice upgrade of the precon, but you need more Vamps, less of all the other stuff :) Good job cutting Powerstone for Lantern, that was the right choice since your deck is three colors.

Edgar's eminence is a major reason to play him as a Commander and to take more advantage of eminence consider more low CMC Vamps? One drops, two drops and a couple of three drops? The idea is to have more opportunities to play Vamps in the early game which then in return gives you more Vamps on the battlefield because each Vamp you cast gives you a 1/1 Vamp token.

Budget Vamps ($5 or less each) consider adding:

You already have your high CMC Vamp to play, six drop Edgar from the Command Zone therefore you don't need a lot of other high CMC creatures. Instead cut back on the high CMC Vamps five CMC or higher for lower CMC Vamps make it easier to have more Vamps on the battlefield which in return makes Edgar's ability better, to have more Vamps to add counters too. If you like some of these suggestions I offer help to make cuts.

Shared Animosity and Bloodline Keeper  Flip are two expensive price, but powerful cards with Vamps and Edgar.


Some budget lands ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

These can replace lands here that ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Orzhov Guildgate, Boros Guildgate, Akoum Refuge, etc.

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Aurelia Boros Deck

2 days ago

Hey, you've made an overall good budget Boros deck using cards you have, but it's confused as to what strategy it is.

You have the start of a Boros aggro strategy with lots of good two and three drop creatures, but then there's 14 creatures with 6 or higher CMC (converted mana cost) who are out of place with the rest of the deck. You already have your six drop who's Aurelia and she benefits as well as the rest of your army does from low CMC creatures to attack with. Did you buy the Guilds the Ravnica Boros Guild Kit? If you did there's some creatures in the kit to consider adding. Consider more Battalion?

Other budget cards (less than $1 each) to consider adding for aggro:

Double strike is a pretty powerful ability when your attacking creatures are getting a pump as well as when you're getting an extra combat step with Aurelia. Lots of two drops and three drops are good with dual lands that ETB (enter the battlefield) untapped. Consider adding these lands?

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Vaaaaamps

1 week ago

Hey, nice deck, tons of great cards here :)

There's a lot of one drops here which is good, but it's deceiving because there's only five one drop Vamps. Two drops are the same, there's only six two drop Vamps. A total of 11 one and two drop Vamps is not enough for aggro. Consider more early game Vamps?

In multiplayer Commander aggro is difficult to play because you don't have to just kill one opponent you have to kill three with 40 life each. Because of this playing more cards that can damage all opponents at once gives you more reach. Cards like Impact Tremors , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Zulaport Cutthroat and Price of Progress are low CMC cards that can add a lot of reach. Cutthroat is not a Vamp, but he punishes each opponent when a board wipe or removal happens. Mass Hysteria with haste and Blind Obedience making opponents creatures ETB tapped are low CMC cards that can increase your aggression. Obedience's extort is also reach.

For the manabase Pain lands and Rainbow lands are better than Filter lands and Scry lands because of one drops. Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Caves of Koilos , Battlefield Forge , Sulfurous Springs are helpful with one drops. The Scry lands ETB tapped which is not what you want with aggro. There's not enough basic lands to support Smoldering Marsh; it's consistently going to ETB tapped. It looks like you can afford just about any land so no reason to play any lands that ETB tapped.

There's only 34 black cards here compared to 65 nonblack cards this makes Vampire Nocturnus unreliable and your four drop needs to do a lot and be reliable. Top and Rack do help with Nocturnus, but this is too slow especially when you already have Bloodline Keeper who you don't have to jump through hoops to use. Exquisite Blood , Merciless Eviction and Kindred Dominance are good cards, but not with aggro. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Heirloom Blade and Mortify are also good cards, but lackluster here compared to the all the other cards.

I have more advice, but I'll stop now. Good luck with your deck.


SeekerofSecrets on Can a math genius help ...

2 weeks ago

Oloro_Magic was correct with the 76% with your current set up!

I typically use this hypergeometric calculator to fine tune mana bases.

Out of curiosity why aren't you using Battlefield Forge ?

multimedia on Told you I had A.D.D.

3 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider cutting to make 100:

  • Conspiracy
  • Impact Tremors
  • Angelic Guardian
  • Restoration Angel

These cards are all good, but they are low impact in this deck.


Consider some manabase improvements?

Budget options:

Semi-Budget options:

Most of these ETB untapped which is important when you want to get Kaalia onto the battlefield as quick as possible; don't want to be delayed because of your lands.

Lands to consider cutting:

  • Boros Garrison
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Piranha Marsh
  • Rakdos Carnarium
  • Terramorphic Expanse

I presume since you aren't playing Demonic Tutor that this card is out of your budget range? If not then it's the first and most important card to add. Other cards to consider adding:

  • Gamble : tutor for any card.
  • Open the Armory : tutor for one of Greaves, Boots, Tempest, Animate, Dance, or Helm if you have Aurelia. Can get you possible haste, protection, reanimation or a win condition combo piece.
  • Faithless Looting : draw and if Kaalia is stopped it's a way to get a big creature into your graveyard from your hand to then reanimate.
  • Buried Alive : backup plan along with reanimation if Kaalia is stopped.
  • Mother of Runes : protect Kaalia or the Demon/Angel/Dragon you cheat into play.
  • Talisman of Indulgence : two drop mana rock.
  • Fellwar Stone : two drop mana rock.
  • Mind Stone : two drop mana rock.
  • Master of Cruelties : win condition creature to cheat into play with Kaalia. If you cheat him his attack alone clause doesn't matter. He comes into play tapped and attacking; you already passed the declare attackers combat step and that's where the attack alone clause matters. Kaalia and him attacking together has the potential to kill an opponent from out of nowhere.
  • Steel Hellkite : can completely wreck your opponents one at a time.

Consider cutting the higher mana cost mana rocks for two or less CMC options? Kaalia is a four drop which makes her a prime creature for early game ramp. Being able to play her turn two or three is good. It's great to have an opening hand of Sol Ring and a two drop mana rock, adding more of them gives you more chances.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Commander's Sphere
  • Silence
  • Make a Stand
  • Glorious End
  • Goblin Bombardment
  • Disrupt Decorum
  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
  • Malfegor
  • Thunderbreak Regent

Kiki isn't worth the combo potential because there's too many legendary creatures here. Bombardent and Tremors are too low impact cards, only good with Kiki is not worth playing.

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

In my last comment I suggested 27 cards to add. Of those 27 these are the in my opinion the 10 to consider adding first:

  • Lands: Command Tower , Battlefield Forge and Mistveil Plains
  • Sol Ring : expensive price card to consider, but is the most played card in Commander because it's amazing ramp for one mana.
  • Sunforger
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord : search for Host or Sunforger and put it onto the battlefield. As long as Gogo is equipped with Host before your combat step it will create an infinite loop of attack steps of creating Godo tokens attacking with them, a game winning combo. This works because Gogo is a legendary creature thus all tokens that are created by Host have haste. For Host to make a copy of the equipped creature you don't have to attack with that creature it happens at beginning of combat.
  • Sigarda's Aid : cast equipment at instant speed and when the equipment ETB attach it to a creature you control, both these effects are very powerful.
  • Open the Armory : search for Host or Sunforger and put it into your hand.
  • Smothering Tithe : expensive price card to consider, but some the best repeatable ramp for white in Commander.
  • Swords to Plowshares : exile a creature is very good in Commander.
  • Chaos Warp : versatile removal spell since it can target any permanent even your own.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil and put it onto the battlefield.

Here's the 27 cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Mountain
  • 1x Plains
  • Boros Guildgate
  • Vivid Crag

For lands I would cut these that ETB tapped and a few basics.

  • Call To Serve
  • Candlelight Vigil
  • Divine Favor
  • Ethereal Armor
  • Knightly Valor
  • Lightning Talons
  • Mirror March
  • Vigil for the Lost

Consider cutting these auras? Ethereal Armor is one of the best auras for voltron, but to use it effectively you want to play a lot of enchantments to take advantage of it. Because of Host and Sunforger equipment in my opinion is much better for voltron with Aureila then auras.

The problem with auras is they don't stick around like equipment does. If the creature who's enchanted dies so does the aura. If the creature who's equipped dies then the equipment doesn't die it just becomes unattached from the creature staying on the battlefield. There's much more support for equipment in Boros colors than auras.

  • Assault Strobe
  • Cleaver Riot
  • Cosmotronic Wave
  • Dynacharge
  • Fury Charm
  • Gleam of Resistance
  • Hold the Line
  • Show of Valor
  • Sure Strike
  • Hammer Dropper
  • Tenement Crasher
  • War-Spike Changeling
  • Guardian of the Gateless
  • Razia, Boros Archangel

I'm not expecting you to make all these cuts right away, but this is a list of the cards for reference. You can essentially cut any of these cards to add any of the cards I've suggested.


Sunforger is a good/fun card, but there's a catch. You have to control a creature and each time you use Sunforger it has to first be attached to a creature. This means that it's five mana to continually use, to equip to a creature and to use it's ability. Don't misunderstand me this is still good as a repeatable tutor for a instant and cast it for free at instant speed, but it can be better. If you can cut the cost or reduce it some having to equip Sunforger each time then it's better.

Other budget support for Sunforger to consider:

  • Brass Squire : good with Aurelia's ability. Tap it to equip Sunforger to Aurelia or another creature. Pay to use Sunforger, attack with Aurelia and then untap all your creatures including Squire. During second combat or later at your second main phase tap Squire to equip Sunforger to a creature, pay to use Sunforger again.
  • Auriok Steelshaper

If you find that you're having the problems with Host/Sunforger or other important cards getting exiled by your opponents then you can consider adding Pull from Eternity . This instant can put an exiled card back into your library. Can use it with Sunforger. If you're finding out that blue is a pain in the ass to play against then add Red Elemental Blast .

Can consider cutting Dreamstone Hedron and Act of Treason for Squire and Steelshaper.

multimedia on Aurelia, the Warleader

3 weeks ago

Hey, good start here. My advice is refine a single strategy to go with it. When you're on a budget it's better to narrow down and only play one strategy. As you get more funds you can expand on this, but when you don't have funds stick with one. Keep it simple :)

Helm of the Host is the card you want with Aurelia and you already have it nice. Most of my suggestions will be to strengthen the voltron strategy with equipment. When you have both these cards you want to be able to use them the turn you play them this means you need to be able to equip Aurelia for free, play Host for free, play Aurelia for free or all of the above. Playing Aurelia for free is difficult in Boros colors so lets take that away. However playing Host and equipping it for free is possible and that's a direction to consider.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:


Sunforger is one of the most popular cards for Boros players because it gives you card advantage in colors that lack a lot of it. You will hear "Sunforger Package" this is referring to a number of instants spells that are good to cast for free with Sunforger's ability. A budget Sunforger package to consider:

  • Mistveil Plains: can put a card that's in your graveyard after you cast it for free with Sunforger back into your library and then cast it again. This land lets you loop spells with Sunforger.
  • Knight of the White Orchid : search for Mistveil or a Plains and put it onto the battlefield.
  • Gift of Estates : search for Mistveil and other Plains. Helpful to make land drops.
  • Swords to Plowshares
  • Chaos Warp
  • Crush Contraband
  • Boros Charm
  • Argivian Find: recur an artifact or enchantment.
  • Dawn Charm
  • Oblation
  • Deflecting Palm
  • Wild Ricochet
  • Eerie Interlude : save your creatures from a board wipe get more value from creatures with ETB abilities.
  • Wear / Tear : can combine and use both Wear and Tear when casting it with Sunforger.

This is an example of a simple base Sunforger package; it can be expanded on and made much more complex.

If you like some of these suggestions then I offer help to make cuts and if you have any questions feel free to ask. Good luck with your deck.


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Battlefield Forge occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

RW (Boros): 4.22%

RBW (Mardu): 1.24%