Blackcleave Cliffs


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

Combos Browse all

Blackcleave Cliffs


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

Tap: Add B or R to your mana pool.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Recent Decks

Load more

Blackcleave Cliffs Discussion

wolfhead on Rakdos Minotaurs

1 week ago

im so down.
i really liked it, though a couple times i pretended a land was a Blood Crypt or Blackcleave Cliffs

i LOVE petrifier with neheb.

the gnarled scarhide really underperformed though,
id probably also cut the skullcleavers and other less-impactful creatures,
the petrifiers and fanatic of mogis are way more powerful
and i guess Fatal Push and stuff always helps too

Serriten on Darth Vader (modern Rakdos burn)

1 month ago

Dragonskull Summit is only there because I don't have Blackcleave Cliffs. The deck is built around how Vexing Devil works with Claim / Fame. Taking either out changes what I want it to do (and also removes any real benefit from black, then adding white just makes it another naya burn deck). Adding Lightning Helix and Boros Charm similarly change it too much because if they're in there's no reason to not run Path and Leyline in the board.

I like Atarka's Command over Skullcrack because it gets around Leyline. I'll add Terminate as another maybe option. Considering Dreadbore because of how punishing Lily of the Veil, Last Hope, Nahiri, Gideon Jura, and Gideon Ally are.

mnelson325 on Darth Vader (modern Rakdos burn)

1 month ago

I like it a lot, but I would remove the Dragonskull Summits and the swamp... Go with Blackcleave Cliffs instead. You want to only mulligan because of the number of lands, not because of tapped/untapped problems or not being able to cast a turn 1 spell.

Also, I would drop to 19 lands.

I'm not a big fan of Vexing Devil in burn lists; it feels more at home in Zoo, to me.

Lastly, maybe Fatal Push or Terminate somewhere in the 75 to help with big creatures.

As a side thought, maybe consider going Mardu. Lightning Helix is essential in the mirror and vs. certain Aggro decks. It would also open Boros Charm and Deflecting Palm as options, which come in handy. I see you've already considered Palm as a SB option.

Lame_Duck on

1 month ago

All of them, basically. They may seem fine and there will be a decent amount of games where they will be fine but then there will be times when the lands in your opening hand are something like Foreboding Ruins and Dragonskull Summit and it's going to be awful; they just hurt the overall consistency of the deck. If you're committed to wanting to play , which I can appreciate, then the lands you want to look at are Blackcleave Cliffs, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Sulfurous Springs and maybe 1 Graven Cairns that can all always come into play untapped in the early turns when you really need the mana, but they're expensive cards which is why I suggested going mono-colour.

N4kk1 on Claim to Fame

1 month ago

I don't think that deck which plays only 1 and 2 drops needs 21 lands.

I would maybe go like this with lands:

4x Blackcleave Cliffs

4x Bloodstained Mire

4x Wooded Foothills

4x Blood Crypt

1x Swamp

1x Mountain

=18 Lands which is enough i think

Ryotenchi on Goryo's Mardu pox

2 months ago

3-1 split of Blackcleave Cliffs - Concealed Courtyard.. Maybe only 3 total? Just seems odd running more than 2 of each shock to me. Especially since your at 21 instead of 25 lands, Id think it would be less of a concern that it come into play tapped at some point.

cupofsun on Lantern Prison Sam's Build

2 months ago

I have proxies for all of them, before that it was all Blackcleave Cliffs and stuff I had money for, trust me. Proxies for the win, plus my store let's you play them. If I had to go to a tournament... I'd either be broke or play blue steel, which has a lot of nice cheap Island, haha.

deaddrift on BR Eldrazi

2 months ago

Well, since you asked...

I think maybe you might do better with a list based on the current performing BW Eldrazi builds, which have Path and often Tidehollow Sculler to synergize with Strangler, and Lingering Souls just seems better than Hangarback Walker I'd say.

I would lose the two maindeck Ratchet Bombs for a couple more three drops like those I suggested if I were to play this deck. I might do the same with the Bolts, or with one Terminate, to get a third or fourth threat in there too.

I'd also change up the mana base to have a minimum of 17 lands that could work together in any combination to cast T2 Terminate--17 is actually a little low but I think it would work out OK. Something like this land package:
- 4x Eldrazi Temple
- 4x Sulfurous Springs
- 4x Blackcleave Cliffs
- 4x Blood Crypt
- 1x Graven Cairns
- 2x Bloodstained Mire
- 2x Swamp
- 1x Mountain
- 2x Mutavault
Though that is 24 lands, also. You could ditch the Mutavaults for Ghost Quarters or otherwise mess around a little there, but I wouldn't get the colored sources too far from where they are above or I think you're likely to have real consistency issues with your dual-color spells.

You can check out a thread about BW Eldrazi on if you're interested.

Load more