Blackcleave Cliffs

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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Blackcleave Cliffs Discussion

Chasmolinker on Oloro_Magic

10 hours ago
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<caption><h4>Stock List</h4></caption>
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 <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Land (24)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Removal (10)</font></td> <td width="200" align=“left”><font color=#EDD9B4>Sideboard (15)</font></td>
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 <td>4x [[card:Blackcleave Cliffs]]</td><td>3x [[card:Assassins trophy]]</td><td>2x [[card:Ancient Grudge]]</td>
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<td>1x [[card:Blood Crypt (RTR)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Fatal Push]]</td><td>1x [[card:collective brutality]]</td>
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<td>3x [[card:Bloodstained Mire (KTK)]]</td><td>2x [[card:Kolaghan's Command (DTK)]]</td><td>1x [[card:damnation]]</td>
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<td>2x [[card:Forest]]</td><td>4x [[card:Lightning Bolt]]</td><td>1x [[card:engineered explosives (MMA)]] </td>
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<td>2x [[card:Overgrown Tomb (RTR)]]</td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Creatures (15)</font></td><td>3x [[card:fulminator mage]]</td>
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<td>3x [[card:Raging Ravine]]</td><td>4x [[card:bloodbraid elf]]</td><td>1x [[card:grafdiggers cage]]</td>
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<td>1x [[card:Stomping Ground (GTC)]]</td><td>3x [[card:Dark confidant]]</td><td>1x [[card:grim lavamancer]]</td>
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<td>2x [[card:Swamp]]</td><td>3x [[card:scavenging ooze]]</td><td>1x [[card:kitchen finks]]</td>
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<td>1x [[card:Twilight Mire (A25)]]</td><td>4x [[card:tarmogoyf]]</td><td>1x [[card:liliana the last hope]]</td>
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<td>4x [[card:Verdant Catacombs (MM3)]] </td><td><font color=#EDD9B4>Disruption (10)</font></td><td>2x [[card:nihil spellbomb]]</td>
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<td>1x [[card:Wooded Foothills (KTK)]]</td><td>4x [[card:Inquisition of Kozilek]]</td><td>1x [[card:thoughtseize]]</td>
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<td> </td><td>4x [[card:Liliana of the veil]]</td>
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<td> </td><td>2x [[card:Thoughtseize]]</td>
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LordSnow on - Modern Aristocrats -

5 days ago

NcGWaspy as for the lands, Blackcleave Cliffs is one of the best lands in modern. Being able to play Thoughtseize or Lightning Bolt on turn one is incredible. Blackcleave Cliffs and Concealed Courtyard on turns 1 and 2 will let you have access to any color combo you need. Essentially, you want all of your land to be able to be untapped for the first 3 turns because you want to be aggressive and fill the board with bodies.

Speaking of filling the board with bodies, I actually love Mogg War Marshal ! It is truly fantastic in this deck. It is 3 bodies for 2 mana, it can kill itself to trigger Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat if you don't have an Aristocrat. It also plays very nicely with Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, as it can be returned to get more tokens.

I love that you are into this deck! I wish I had more time to playtest more often.

MeagherMan101 on BR Discard Control

1 week ago

Liliana's Caress is a strictly better Megrim . Liliana of the Veil is a lot cheaper than Liliana Vess . 18 lands is too little for the high curve you play. Normal 8-Rack runs 24 to hit 3 lands on turn 3 so I'd recommend a few more ( Blood Crypt , Blackcleave Cliffs , Bloodstained Mire .) I'd also cut Nyxathid from the mainboard so any removal your opponent has is useless Game 1.

jaccjacc on Mono-Red Burn

1 month ago

I'm waiting for a reprint of: Blackcleave Cliffs to build rakdos burn.

You should consider

Claim / Fame

Goblin Guide

Monastery Swiftspear

19 lands like boros burn.

rdean14 on Reckless Rakdos (Current)

1 month ago

Darth_Savage, Thanks for your feedback! This is actually kinda inaccurate. I mainboard Fiery Temper, not Curse of the Pierced Heart. I usually don't get enough black mana to use Alms of the Vein, in my experience. Also, the 14 lands may seem too low but has yet to be a problem Frankly, I just mulligan to at least one land and a Faithless Looting, or Runaway Steam-Kin and Simian Spirit Guide. I need to get Blackcleave Cliffs for my mana base as well.

I run the Gurmag Swiftwing for its flying. It's replacing Falkenrath Aristocrat. I understand the Pyromancer Ascension and Quest for Pure Flame, but it is my response to Lantern Control, which tends to prevent me from getting any burn spells. The Curse lets me use attrition against them.

OMG, Bedlam Reveler is amazing!! It's going to be my new topper, much better than Experimental Frenzy and Falkenrath Aristocrat.

Reckless Rakdos (Ideal) Is the better version of the deck.

Spinifex on Revel In The Flames! (Mardu Pyromancer)

2 months ago

2018/12/09: The mana base has gone budget, since I decided to sell off my 4 Blackcleave Cliffs while the price was very high. I replaced them with 3x Dragonskull Summit and a second Blood Crypt.

JKRice on Spray and Pray

4 months ago

This is one of my favorite modern combos, and I can definitely help you with the manabase and sideboard and possibly the mainboard if you’re willing to change it.

1) The Manabase

I’m not sure how much you’re willing to spend on the manabase, but in the modern format the mana is usually the most expensive part of the deck. I will give you budget and nonbudget options. Obviously don’t take all of these suggestions because then you would have maybe 40 lands

A: Fetchlands

These cost between 20-50 dollars. For your deck, if your willing to spend that much, I would reccomend 4 Bloodstained Mire and 2 Polluted Delta. These allow you to selectively get lands depending on what colors of mana you need. These also allow you to pull lands from your deck, decreasing the chance that you whiff on a draw.

B: Shocklands

These cost between 8-30 dollars, and allow you to pay life to fix mana, and the land types mean that they are best when paired with the fetchlands. I would reccomend 4 Blood Crypt

C: Check lands

These cost between 3-10 dollars, and allow you to fix your mana a turn late. These are a decent budget option. I would reccomend 4 Dragonskull Summit.

D: Fast Lands

These are between 5-25 dollars, and are your best option behind the fetchlands. I would recommend 3 Blackcleave Cliffs

You already have the lain land in your mainbaord so I won’t discuss that.

2) The Sideboard

You should probably vary the sideboard a bit. The sideboard is meant to give you the most variety in answering the opponent’s strategy and protecting yours, so I would say you only want to run 1-2 of each card.

A: Engineered Explosives is an amazing card in a variety of matchups, but it’s definitely not budget. If you can afford it, I would say run one of them in the SB.

B: Fulminator Mage is a great card against power decks like Tron and scapeshift, and have the added effect of messing with multi color decks like jund. I would reccomend 2.

C: Damnation is amazing as a hate card against humans, which is a very prominent deck in the meta. I would run 1.

D: the Relic of Progenituss, Shattering Sprees, and Crumble to Dusts are all great, but I would cut them down to 2 each.

3) The Mainboard

A: Bitter Ordeal is an amazing card in the mainboard. I would reccomend that you run 1 grapeshot and 1 ordeal in the mainboard TK give you variety against decks that have responses to either.

B: There are better ways to get the combo to your hand than Beseech the Queen and Diabolic Tutor. These just come off too late and won’t do much in control matchups or combo matchups. Instead, I would run multi-Use dig spells like Faithless Looting, or else you could possible run midrangey control spells like Liliana of the Veil or Liliana, the Last Hope.

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Blackcleave Cliffs occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.22%

Rakdos: 4.19%

RBW (Mardu): 1.59%

BRG (Jund): 1.78%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.11%

RBW (Mardu): 0.08%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.05%