|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Zendikar Expeditions (EXP)||Mythic Rare|
|Return to Ravnica (RTR)||Rare|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Rare|
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Land — Swamp Mountain
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As Blood Crypt enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Blood Crypt enters the battlefield tapped.
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Blood Crypt Discussion
1 hour ago
Fan of the deck, but what is your budget?
I think running less tapped lands, more lands like Sulfurous Springs, Blood Crypt, fetches, Graven Cairns, Luxury Suite, Shadowblood Ridge, etc. are all great choices for the deck, as well as rocks such as Talisman of Indulgence, Fellwar Stone, etc.
The more mana the better in a Xantcha deck, am I right?
5 days ago
Sure thing, I uploaded it right now. Here's the deck list I play on MtG Arena:
I will add the sideboard tomorrow, because I only play single games at the moment, the games are just faster and I think burn is a typical game one deck. My winrate with this pile is about 70% in casual games and 55% in league games. But I should mention that I'm not that lucky as soon as I step into a league - manascrew, lifegain matchups and so on - but this deck is surely competitive, already got out 6-3 and so on.
I'm really looking forward to Ravnica Allegiance. Blood Crypt will be a huge upgrade to this deck. The basic Swamps suck really hard right now, but they are still better than tapped lands if you ask me. But I don't think that this deck will get more upgrades to be honest.
Burn isn't that easy to play as everybody is saying all the time. Sequencing and knowing your role is really important with this deck.
If someone has any questions, go on. :-)
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I actually forgot Force of Will was originally uncommon, honestly. I'd probably not include that in my cube though. It's either ridiculous or horrible depending on the hand. The newly legal Foil seems more balanced.
I can provide some examples are cards excluded due to legality. Off the top of my head, the talismans, Crypt Rats, Accorder Paladin, Miscalculation, Joraga Treespeaker, Enclave Cryptologist, and a smattering of stuff from original Ravnica and Shards block are excluded. Certainly, not all these cards are so powerful they would be excluded on that reason alone, but they are staples.
Ultimately, the rule IS convoluted, but it's also key to the identity of my cube as not having access to a handful of staples means having to adapt a bit. Additionally, while masters sets have legalized many cards, having the rule in place makes masters set release season very fun for me which I enjoy. Same goes for other supplementary produ ts. That's something I want to hold on to.
As for the mana base discussion, I assure you 1 person complaining is not what resulted in the issue. The issue was that cards like Boros Garrison and Wind-Scarred Crag were dead picks in draft. And I wasn't going to only provide dual lands for 7 or 8 guilds. As mentioned before, I could see an argument to banning rare lands that do more than fix mana, I.e. Celestial Colonnade and Strip Mine, as these act much more like spells than lands. But the argument of replacing Blood Crypt with Bloodfell Caves to keep the identity of my cube rings a bit hollow to me. Better mana allows for easier deck building, which also allows for a bit easier drafting. I WANT players to be able to draft red 1 drops and double white 2 drops. I think being able to do so helps balance the aggro decks against the green/white midrange decks that can easily support a deck with more color pips. Now I can understand if you'd disagree with that sentiment, but I'd have to agree to disagree there.
2 weeks ago
Cut Blood Moon or move it to the SB.
Mana base is clunky
1 Blood Crypt
1 Stomping Ground
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
2 Hissing Quagmire
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Verdant Catacombs
3 weeks ago
Hey, adding black to Mono-Red Aggro is not worth it right now because of the available playable lands.
Currently there's only Dragonskull Summit for Rakdos and it alone is not enough black sources to include any black cards. Goblin Chainwhirler is too important for Mono-Red Aggro to risk playing a bunch of Swamps which can conflict with casting Chainwhirler. Runaway Steam-Kin only gets a counter when casting red cards so you really want to play Rakdos black cards not just black cards. Making Steam-Kin worse to play black cards doesn't seem worth it.
Jan. 25th 2019 you can play Blood Crypt and Rakdos is a guild in the next Magic Standard set. It will have support with potential new burn cards. Ponder adding black to Mono-Red Aggro in Jan. My advice for now is stick with just mono-red and if you want more burn add Risk Factor, Experimental Frenzy, Arclight Phoenix, Tormenting Voice, Dismissive Pyromancer
4 weeks ago
Hello, my car recently crossed the rainbow bridge to the great garage in the sky. As such, I need money to buy a new one. I am selling the vast majority of my modern staples to help fund this. My trade binder is all out of date, but my collection is here: here. Please open the full document in google sheets, as there are multiple sheets -- 1 for each binder, and 1 binder each for red, blue, green, black, white, colorless, lands, and multicolored.
Below is a list of cards I was able to think of off the top of my head. Please let me know if you are interested in if there is no listed price and we can figure out a fair price. I will try to update it as cards are bought. Most prices should be below tcgplayer low and I am open to negotiations -- especially if you buy a large number of cards. Cards should all be between LP and MP at worst as I keep them in sleeves when being used, and in binders when not in use. Pictures and sets upon request.
Arcbound Ravager x4 $35 ea.
Arid Mesax4 $30 ea.
Bitterblossom x3 $26 ea.
Blood Crypt x4 $9 ea.
Celestial Colonnade x4 $30 ea.
Chalice of the Void x3 $32 ea.
Collected Company x4 $12 ea.
Creeping Tar Pit x2 $7 ea.
Death's Shadow x4 $7 ea.
Flooded Strand x4 $12 ea.
Goblin Guide x4 $16 ea.
Godless Shrine x4 $7 ea.
Leyline of the Void x4 $34 ea.
Marsh Flats x4 $29 ea.
Misty Rainforest x4 $35 ea.
Mox Opal x4 $80 ea.
Overgrown Tomb x4 $5 ea.
Phantasmal Image x4 $12 ea.
Phyrexian Obliterator x4 $13 ea.
Sacred Foundry x4 $6 ea.
Spell Queller x4 $4 ea.
Steam Vents x4 $9 ea.
Sword of Fire and Ice x2 $36 ea.
Temple Garden x4 $4 ea.
Verdant Catacombs x4 $42 ea.
Walking Ballista x1 $10 ea.
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas x4 $10 ea.
Eidolon of the Great Revel x4 $2 ea.
Wurmcoil Engine x2 $15 ea.
Kolaghan's Command x4 $13 ea.
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon x1 $36 ea.
Windswept Heath x4 $9 ea.
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (Pre-release Promo) x1 $23 ea.
Fulminator Mage x4 $12 ea.
Aether Vial x4 $29 ea.
Bloodghast x4 $12 ea.
Wooded Foothills x4 $17 ea.
Bloodstained Mire x4 $17 ea.
Sword of Light and Shadow x2 $25 ea.
Liliana of the Veil x4 $60 ea.
Collected Company x4 #12 ea.
Polluted Delta x4 $13 ea.
Sword of Feast and Famine x1 $27 ea.
Snapcaster Mage x4 $46 ea.
Tarmogoyf (Chinese Futuresight) x4 $83 ea.
Cryptic Command x4 $16 ea.
Dark Confidant x4 $42 ea.
Chord of Calling x4 $6 ea.
Savannah x1 $105 ea.
Plateau x1 $90 ea.
And more. Taking a break from adding cards for now so I can start filling out the financing application for the car :/