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Land — Swamp Forest
(: Add or to your mana pool.)
2 weeks ago
Land base wise, I don't think it needs to be said but just in case, while going for top tier cEDH the 9/3/3 split is the best while adding in alternative lands and the most efficient ones.
So in regards to that: The fetches excluding Scalding Tarn , the three duals Scrubland , Bayou , and Savannah . The three shocks Godless Shrine , Overgrown Tomb , and Temple Garden . That's the basic for a three color deck, next on priority is the pain lands which are Caves of Koilos , Brushland , and Llanowar Wastes . The multicolor land, Command Tower , Mana Confluence , City of Brass , Reflecting Pool . If going a bit more in since you are going to be running quite a bit of enchantments as well as creatures. Gaea's Cradle and Serra's Sanctum are decent inclusions, any land that gives you more than one is great. Ancient Tomb and Gemstone Caverns can also be considered.
Now I go back to sleep lol :p
1 month ago
So I have the exact same manabase outside of Ifnir Deadlands because I use Phyrexian Tower instead and I was wondering what would you take out for a Bayou ? Hapatra is my favorite commander so I'd love to have a original dual for her.
1 month ago
1 month ago
@mrdehring, I haven't had Bitter Feud come up yet [I've actually only gotten to play half a game with this deck so far] so I hadn't had it backfire on me like that. I'll have to think hard on whether I want to keep it or not. As a 5 drop, I'm sure I can find something cheaper to slide into its place [maybe one of the vow cycle you mentioned].
I like the Slumbering Dragon suggestion, its cheap and I can see how it has a bit of a 'rattlesnake' aspect to it plus its another dragon to sneak around Crux of Fate . Less sure on Nesting Dragon as I'm trying to make the deck cheaper CMC-wise but I might still test it when the opportunity arises.
The Dolmen Gate is only in the maybeboard because I don't own one and haven't been able to find one to purchase yet. Once I find a copy, it will immediately make it into the deck as it shores up a big weakness of the deck, your commander screws you over too...
I had more 'must attack' than just my commander because I wasn't sure if Thantis was enough to keep the effect up. I envisioned it getting removed before I could get combat going too often but I do think I have more than is needed and will trim those extra slots down, though Warmonger Hellkite is in for the firebreathing that works on anyone's combat.
These are definitely the kind of comments I'm looking for to get me to give a more critical look at my card selection and refine the list to where it operates smoothly and efficiently, thank you!
@dragonforce60, I probably could use at least one more ramp spell in here though I'm likely to pick Skyshroud Claim over exploding veggies since I have enough dual 'forests' to fetch and the lands come into play untapped, so I could, say, fetch Bayou and Taiga and keep up Terminate .
Kalonian Hydra and Hardened Scales could likely make my Ezuri, Claw of Progress deck if/when I ever get copies of them [I don't own either atm] but I don't see them making the 99 of this particular deck.
Savage Ventmaw , the mana it generates from its attack trigger could be useful for pumping up the Warmonger or throwing down Vigor or such after combat, plus it would dodge Crux. I'll have to give this one some thought.
Thank you for your input.
1 month ago
Out of curiosity, I did a quick search of MTG top 8 to see what reserve list cards were being played. In the top 50 cards, the following reserve list cards appear: Volcanic Island , Underground Sea , City of Traitors , Bayou , Tundra , Mox Diamond , and Badlands . If you limit this search to non-land cards, Mox Diamond and Lion's Eye Diamond are the only two reserve list cards to make the top 50.
Those are all great cards, but their representation does not seem high enough to say "the reserve list is killing legacy." It may play a small role by increasing the cost of some cards, but it is far from the format's biggest problem.
I think competition from Modern (both in terms of players and in terms of demand for cards being used in both formats driving up price), Wizards not providing support for Legacy, and the rarity with which new cards that shake up Legacy are printed, are all bigger threats to the format than the Reserve List.
3 months ago
Your mana base could be improved. The cards I would seiously consider:
- Ancient Tomb : Ramps your commander a turn earlier
- Bayou : The best there is, but are you prepared to pay for it?
- Overgrown Tomb : Good value for the money spent on it
- Twilight Mire : Good fixing
- Strip Mine : Always a pleasure to have one available for pesky lands
I would drop these for them:
- Golgari Rot Farm : Tapped in to play slows you down
- Evolving Wilds : Tapped into play ...
- Jungle Hollow : Tapped into ...
- Temple of Malady : Tapped ...
- Terramorphic Expanse : ...
More lands could be nominated, but this is a good start if you would ask me.
5 months ago
DrukenReaps thanks for the thoughts ive been thinking about Glacial Chasm i just haven't pulled the trigger on aquiring one similarly to Dark Depths i own 4 copies but they are in my legacy deck and i hate to share cards except for my Bayou im just gonna swap that one lol.
as far as Nissa, Vital Force i would like to pick another one up i ended up donating mine to a friends sons first edh deck (mono-green stompy) i would like to replace the nissa i have in the deck for her but just havent got around to picking one up
and as far as Worm Harvest, i just never seemed to have enough lands in hand to retrace it as i am having to scrape to get lands into hand to feed windgrace let alone to use the retrace but it is one of those cards i will probably keep it closer to the deck and might swap it back in if i think it fits better
but anyway thanks for commenting ive been scouring peoples lists on here to see what cool things people are playing in their decks in order to perfect my own as this deck has what feels like overnight become my favorite deck
5 months ago
Bayou occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 1.18%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
BUG (Sultai): 0.61%