Blackcleave Cliffs


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Blackcleave Cliffs


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

sylvannos on Ooze Theme deck (advice/suggestions)

1 week ago

I'm not sure what's to be gained from playing nothing but oozes, apart from cards like Cavern of Souls, Descendants' Path, and Door of Destinies that benefit every tribal deck.

Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze are all reasonable cards for Modern. Necrotic Ooze is more of something you want to build around as its own deck, not necessarily toss into anything. Acidic Slime is also a good card, but the rest of your deck seems to be more aggro, making 5 CMC a bit high.

So of course, where does that leave you now that sylvannos has shown up and shit all over your idea?

For one, notice how much of a +1/+1 counter theme you have going on between Bloodhall Ooze, Experiment One, Scavenging Ooze, and Predator Ooze. Hardened Scales is absolutely bananas! That right there functions as your Intangible Virtue or Honor of the Pure. All of your oozes will just start doubling in size. Winding Constrictor is similar: it's a low CMC card that dumps a bunch of counters on everything. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar offers even more +1/+1 counters.

Second, you're in Jund colors. Lightning Bolt, Abrupt Decay, Atarka's Command, Terminate, and Fatal Push are all good options here. You're basically a quick, low-cost aggro deck. That also means you can play Dark Confidant to further increase your draw power. Since you curve out at 3 (Predator Ooze and possibly Nissa, Voice of Zendikar), you'll only be taking 1 damage on average each turn. This also opens up the potential for Liliana of the Veil. You're constantly drawing and playing oozes, while forcing your opponent to discard cards.

Copperline Gorge is a good start, but you really don't want to have lands that always come into play tapped. Fetches and shocks are going to be your best options, along with the aforementioned Cavern of Souls. I'd also recommend Blooming Marsh, Blackcleave Cliffs, and Kessig Wolf Run.

Lastly, your sideboard. It should probably be some number of hand disruption spells (Duress, Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek), artifact and enchantment removal (Destructive Revelry, Ancient Grudge), and general Jund sideboard tech (Fulminator Mage, Kolaghan's Command, Kitchen Finks, Maelstrom Pulse, anything that didn't get put in the main). I'm not sure what other cards you'd add that protect your plan of killing people with oozes. Hindervines? Skullcrack? I dunno.

sylvannos on What To Do With Cards

2 weeks ago

I have to agree with Atony1400. Unless you're strapped for cash, there's not a whole lot of reason to not just sit if your cards have gone down in value.

Basically, it's better to be mindful of the value of your cards and to pay attention to spikes. Stuff like Blackcleave Cliffs or Adarkar Wastes were under $2 a few years ago, and have since spiked. The same is true for stuff like Mishra's Bauble, Street Wraith, or Devoted Druid.

Things that appear to have no value can randomly spike due to changes in formats, bannings, or new combos. Hell, my buddy back in high school bought a Show and Tell from the $1 box at a local shop because the card was unplayable until more powerful creatures were printed.

ThisIsTheSix on Aren't Goblins Supposed To Be Red

1 month ago

I was running Blackcleave Cliffs before, but deceided to keep it more budget. I know that cards like Krenko, Mob Boss is a 'must' with goblins, but im trying to avoid the red goblins and only use black creatures/goblins ;) the reason I do this is because I try to be as creative/unique as possible. I've thought about Hordeling Outburst before but couldn't find any spot for it, maybe in theater Future :)

BeaudaciousGiebs on Aren't Goblins Supposed To Be Red

1 month ago

I love that this deck would be worth half as much without the Blackcleave Cliffs. Would it be a good idea to spam more goblins with cards like Krenko, Mob Boss, Dragon Fodder, Hordeling Outburst, etc. and throw in a Goblin Bombardment to "bombard" with consistent targetable smaller damage?

YamishiTheWickedOne on Rakdos Vampiric Rite

1 month ago

Sorry I waited so long. Cutthroat and Guul Draz are mediocre. There are better one-drops. Pulse Tracker, Vampire Lacerator and Viscera Seer are fine choices.

Too many mutavaults and you need fetches. Also try and fit in 4 Nocturnus. 8 lords is a lot of power.

Blade of the Bloodchief is imo only useful in Olivia EDH. Not great in modern.

Blackcleave Cliffs is better than summit, the other duals should probably be fetches instead. You want 22-23 lands with a curve like this. Your killspells look just fine but you can also consider Kolaghan's Command, Phyrexian Arena, Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize.

+1 for support to fans and new players. Good luck, and welcome to the dark side. May the night and the feast be long.

Ender666666 on Grenzo ft. DJ Doomsday | Competitive Primer

2 months ago

I don't have a Blackcleave Cliffs at the moment so was looking for a substitute... Settling in on Gemstone Mine. The way I see it, it ALWAYS comes into play untapped, It gets us any colour, and the limit of 3 uses doesn't REALLY matter when we expect to be comboing off at that point. Thoughts?

As mentioned before, I am testing out Final Fortune instead of Burnout, but have yet to draw it, so therefore have nothing to report.

Friday Night I played 3 matches with this deck and won every round, including a turn-3 win against a very tuned Ydris-Storm deck. Overall I'm loving it and am having excellent results

Colgate on UW Spirits for FNM with ...

2 months ago

Whoops, didn't notice some cards were so expensive, replace Blackcleave Cliffs with Basics and Chancellor of the Annex with Duress.

Colgate on UW Spirits for FNM with ...

2 months ago

Seems like your meta doesn't play Force of Will so I would suggest some fast combo deck. For example storm.

Rituals 18
4 Rite of Flame
3 Seething Song
4 Dark Ritual
3Cabal Ritual
4 Helm of Awakening

Cantrips 16
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Manamorphose
4 Chromatic Sphere
4 Chromatic Star

Payoff 8
4 Dark Petition
1 Ad Nauseam
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Past in Flames
1 Empty the Warrens

Lands 18
4 Blackcleave Cliffs
4 Gemstone Mine
6 Swamp
4 Mountain

Side 15
4 Engineered Plague
4 Mindbreak Trap
4 Chancellor of the Annex
3 Cabal Therapy

This might fit your budget, check it out from MCM. It's combo rather than control or midrange. Making midrange or control deck takes little more time to brew and I might post it later. One more question; are storm decks mainly ANT or TES in your meta?

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