Blackcleave Cliffs

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Blackcleave Cliffs

Land

Blackcleave Cliffs enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer lands.

Tap: Add B or R to your mana pool.

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Blackcleave Cliffs Discussion

CriticalTopDeck on Vampiric Bloodlust copy

1 day ago

Suggestions:Vampires Olivia Voldaren

Defiant Bloodlord More expensive Vizkopa Guildmage or Sanguine Bond but on theme and more combo pieces

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Asylum Visitor

Bloodhall Priest

Value Cards

Vampiric Tutor -tutors are great

Mastermind's Acquisition -another tutor also "wish" affect allowing you to grab legal cards outside of game*

Anguished Unmaking

Sorin, Solemn Visitor

Terminate

Dark Petition

Kolaghan's Command

Non-vampires but solid combo/synergy cards

Athreos, God of Passage

Vizkopa Guildmage

Mana-Base

Caves of Koilos

Shambling Vent

Isolated Chapel

Dragonskull Summit

Blood Crypt

Godless Shrine

Sacred Foundry

Bloodstained Mire-Any "fetch" lands to help mana fixing and to grab dual lands

Concealed Courtyard

Blackcleave Cliffs

Inspiring Vantage

Smoldering Marsh

Battlefield Forge

Managem on Rakdos Aggro Madness

4 days ago

Cool updates, is it more resilient?

You may want to consider Bloodstained Mire Sulfurous Springs or Lavaclaw Reaches fetchlands to help thin out the deck, Sulfurous is more pain land, but it comes into play untapped. Lavaclaw Reaches maybe for the occasion of needing/wanting a makeshift creature? If anything I'd recommend full playset of Bloodstained Mire over Blackcleave Cliffs maybe x2 Lavaclaw Reaches

hungry000 on Squee and his Moonrat

1 month ago

Oh and maybe go with a split of 2 Blackcleave Cliffs and 1 Dragonskull Summit if you decide to do that.

hungry000 on Squee and his Moonrat

1 month ago

Oh and maybe go with a split of 2 Blackcleave Cliffs and 1 Dragonskull Summit if you decide to do that.

hungry000 on Squee and his Moonrat

1 month ago

I also think you could go down on a few basics and possibly a Blood Crypt in favor of 2-3 Blackcleave Cliffs since it's pretty painful to get dual colored lands with ur current manabase. Since there are more nonbasics youll be able to go down a mountain, and from there 1-2 swamps/1 Blood Crypt (personally I'd go down 1 swamp, 1 mountain, 1 Blood Crypt). Just be sure to fetch out basic swamps early on if it's a good Blood Moon matchup since it's harder to hit basics.

I would also consider replacing the Lavaclaw Reaches with Mutavault because of its ability to power up your Pack Rats for just one mana. I think the non-colored mana should be ok since it's only a two colored deck, but whatever you feel comfortabe with is fine.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Mad Vampires

1 month ago

The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.

Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.

Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.

Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.

After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.

I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.

YamishiTheWickedOne on Their formation is broken, maintain the offensive

1 month ago

I feel like Bloodline Keeper is a bit too slow for Modern especially given your lack on 1-mana creatures. I don't think you need Rakish Heir or Stensia Masquerade either; you have plenty of pump as it is. Instead, try adding more low-costed creatures like more Stromkirk Noble, Vampire Lacerator, Vicious Conquistador, or Bloodghast.

Feast of Blood is awful. It really is. It's slow, it's situational, it's sorcery speed. Try instead Fatal Push and trade up for some fetch lands and add some Blood Crypts. Blackcleave Cliffs is also so much better than Dragonskull Summit if you can afford them. On the subject of removal, Gatekeeper of Malakir is insane. 3 mana for a chainer's edict with a 2/2 body and tribal support.

If you dropped a few of your heavier-costed cards you could look into a single copy of Olivia Voldaren, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Sanctum Seeker depending on how aggro you want to go. Other support lands to consider, largely depending on your budget are Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cavern of Souls, and Mutavault.

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