Boros Garrison

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Commander Anthology (CMT) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Common
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Boros Garrison

Land

Boros Garrison enters the battlefield tapped.

When Boros Garrison enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

: Add to your mana pool.

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Boros Garrison Discussion

Bxbx on Zacama's Big Mana Calamity

16 hours ago

Wouldn't bounce lands (Boros Garrison, Selesnya Sanctuary and Gruul Turf) be useful with Zacama? Pro: They're good with untap-effects. Con: They get targeted by Strip Mine.

Also Garruk Wildspeaker because of his untap-ability. It synergizes with Mirari's Wake and co.

kamelyan on 4 color lifegain

1 day ago

I would take out Karlov of the Ghost Council; it takes a bit before he can be activated, and he doesn't pair well with Solemnity. Instead, try Vona, Butcher of Magan.

Also, you should replace Boros Garrison. You don't have anything that benefits from landfall, so you would just be a turn behind with this one.

Suns_Champion on Firesongs

1 month ago

Hi! Got some suggestions!

mana base suggestions:

Treasonous Ogre is good, use all that lifegain to fuel X-Spells!

Definitely try Sunforger!

Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves

Brightflame

Maybe start by cutting:

  • Braid of Fire
  • Extraplanar Lens
  • Galvanoth
  • Abbot of Keral Keep
  • Bonfire of the Damned
  • Subterranean Tremors

Hope some of this helps!

Guyvas on Zacama EDH deck

1 month ago

This is my first time building an EDH deck and I was curious what could be improved.

7 Mountains

8 Forests

8 Plains

Golden Guardian  Flip

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Gishath, Sun's Avatar

New Horizons

Orazca Raptor

Nest Robber

Traveler's Amulet

Xenagos, God of Revels

Gyre Sage

Iroas, God of Victory

Kinjalli's Caller

Otepec Huntmaster

Majestic Heliopterus

Colossal Dreadmaw

Ravenous Daggertooth

Charging Tuskodon

Tilonalli's Knight

Forerunner of the Empire

Tilonalli's Crown

Shatter

Overgrown Armasaur

Sun-Collared Raptor

Path of Mettle  Flip

Raging Regisaur

Mosswort Bridge

Knight of the Stampede

Stampeding Horncrest

Luminous Bonds

Kodama's Reach

Nissa's Renewal

Radiant Destiny

Wayward Swordtooth

Trapjaw Tyrant

Siegehorn Ceratops

Cacophodon

Stone Quarry

Thunderherd Migration

Tranquil Expanse

Gruul Turf

Plummet

Shake the Foundations

Frilled Deathspitter

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Polyraptor

Sunpetal Grove

Orazca Frillback

Boros Garrison

Silverclad Ferocidons

Etali, Primal Storm

Strength of the Pack

Thrash of Raptors

Sun-Crested Pterodon

Graypelt Refuge

Cherished Hatchling

Reckless Rage

Blinding Fog

Pillar of Origins

Atzocan Seer

Sky Terror

Raging Swordtooth

Crash the Ramparts

Slash of Talons

Frenzied Raptor

Selesnya Sanctuary

Sun-Blessed Mount

Huatli, Dinosaur Knight

Goring Ceratops

Burning Sun's Avatar  Flip

Unclaimed Territory

Huatli's Snubhorn

Bonded Horncrest

Pterodon Knight

Shining Aerosaur

Huatli's Spurring

Rallying Roar

Kazandu Refuge

Snapping Sailback

Territorial Hammerskull

Commune with Dinosaurs

Mayael's Aria

I want to add in a boardwipe like Wrath of God or Planar Cleansing and switch something out for Wakening Sun's Avatar and then I don't have Command Tower or Reliquary Tower in and don't know if they're "required".

Spirits on Kaalia - Cheat A/D/D

1 month ago

Hi Elywood, Good start! Kaalia of the Vast is a really fun, albeit tier 3, commander that is the best!

Not sure of your budget, but here are some suggestion.

Alternative to Combo Win-Cons

The standard win-con in a Kaalia of the Vast which is not a combo is... Land Destruction! The idea being to use card's like Boros Charm, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Teferi's Protection to protect yourself; OR have an A/D/D in hand that you can free cast that demands a response, but is hard to deal with no lands, like Hellkite Tyrant or Iona, Shield of Emeria. The key cards to this strategy are: Crucible of Worlds, Armageddon, Ravages of War, Cataclysm, Strip Mine, Waste land, Command Beacon. This is a HIGHLY viable strategy, people may not like facing your Kaalia of the Vast deck, but it definitely isn't a combo strategy.

Master of Cruelties has to be in there, attack with Kaalia of the Vast, drop in Master of Cruelties, during the declare blockers step their life becomes 1 (assuming he is unblocked), and Kaalia of the Vast hits for 2 finishing the player. Not a combo, a necessary Demon.

Another common strategy is multiple attack phases, non-combo, but with big A/D/D beaters, having multiple swings (especially with Vigilance is amazing way to deal damage). The key cards are: Hellkite Charger, Aggravated Assault, Sword of Feast and Famine, Aurelia, the Warleader, Seize the Day. There is a combo with Adarkar Valkyrie + Aurelia, the Warleader + sac outlet out of interest. Adarkar Valkyrie although not working properly with the Kaalia of the Vast mechanics, is still a great recursion angel. Reconnaissance is nice for this strategy too, as you can pull back your Kaalia of the Vast against block heavy decks, as well POST-damage, you can pull back EVERYONE, basically it gives all your creatures Vigilance.

Free A/D/D strategy, you have it with Sneak Attack, Quicksilver Amulet, Mimic Vat so your already there, try a Whip of Erebos gives all your creatures Lifelink, which increases your sustainability in drawn out games (non-combo strategy the only way to win is in a drawn-out game), plus give you another recursion engine. Could use a Sundial of the Infinite to keep them on the board permanently!!

Mana Sources

Lands: Blood Crypt, Godless Shrine, Sacred Foundry, Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, Marsh Flats would be some nice improvements.

Rocks: Mana Crypt, Chromatic Lantern would be good.

$$$: Plateau, Scrubland, Badlands

Control

Angel of Despair is great at removal, Anguished Unmaking is necessary, Terminate at CMC2 is good as well.

Stranglehold is another good control mechanism, you have a few, can look at pairing it with Maralen of the Mornsong to lock down opponents draw. She has synergy with some other guys like Aven Mindcensor/Ob Nixilis, Unshackled. Eidolon of Rhetoric might stop a Sunforger cast depending on what you did earlier that turn, like a Haste Kaalia of the Vast for example, to consider, or in an Armageddon build will be very bad.

Out of the 99 Considerations

I'm not a huge fan of Reverberate/Shunt, you have Sunforger so I get it, but it will often just sit in your hand. And Kaalia of the Vast is usually splash , so not that valuable. Would rather have a Steel Hellkite or a Gisela, the Broken Blade, or heck, even a Wild Ricochet

Solemn Simulacrum really unnecessary land searching. Use mana-enablers instead.

Toxic Deluge is an all-star removal, but he removes Indestructible, so unless your facing that frequently in your play-groups, it will hurt you more than a Damnation, Wrath of God, or Rout will.

Boros Garrison/Orzhov Basilica I find it too slow without infinite combo, although it ramps, but you have lots of mana enablers. Field of Ruin colorless mana isn't great, don't need the search. Flamekin Village cost is too high, tapped+, try a Hall of the Bandit Lord. Shadowblood Ridge is also not great (I know it seems like it should be, but it's not!), Slayers' Stronghold is too expensive , use Hanweir Battlements instead, but even then it's borderline (but better), Smoldering Marsh isn't going to come in untapped when you need it, Temple of Malice/Temple of Silence I also don't like, but borderline for me would be my last cuts, Vivid Meadow is no.

Earnest Fellowship I wouldn't do this, might make it hard for you to block (which you have the big creatures that are hard to block already). A little too dangerous for my liking, let opponents pump their creatures, no need to do it for them, and block with your big guys.

Don't need Land Tax either, not enough basic lands. Wear could easily be an Anguished Unmaking and have better removal or a Vandalblast to get away from 1 for 1 play.

Devoted Caretaker I wish she provided protection period so could go unblockable. I think Mother of Runes is enough, but maybe theres someone that gives just protection and doesn't cost a and ? But it does permanents, so I get it.

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder will not be your friend some days during board wipe, but with so little drawing in Mardu, he's a fun one! I would run him in this type of build!

Coalition Relic I don't know it's worth it, give me a Chromatic Lantern any day.

Sun Titan is questionable, what are you bringing back? Lightning Greaves, Sunforger, Animate Dead, Necromancy only stuff. He's discretionary. High Mana cost but utility, he can combo with Fiend Hunter but again combos a different strategy (so can Karmic Guide btw).

Gilded Lotus seems highly unnecessary. Love the artwork on the Kokusho, the Evening Star always wanted him in.

Mana Distrubition

Right now, your 46%, 33%, 21% but your mana is 28%, 37%, 35%. In addition, Turn 1: 80%, 10%, 10%! / lands will be your best friends, but balancing / and / lands too. Avoid / that don't provide value, like Mountain, Shadowblood Ridge (awful), Smoldering Marsh, Temple of Malice.

Windswept Heath/Polluted Delta/Etc, the Off-Color fetches, can really help mana fix, pull a Sacred Foundry with Windswept Heath or a Godless Shrine with Polluted Delta / Etc.

Other Notables

Demonic Tutor doesn't get much better than that! Mortify can be a good utility removal the CMC3 makes it less attractive, Vampiric Tutor although inefficient to pull a Lightning Greaves or Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is still good enough. It's instant so at EOT pull what you need. Rakdos the Defiler can be fun in a Armageddon model. Fetid Heath/Rugged Prairie are not too shabby. Sensei's Divining Top can help look and top-deck the A/D/D you need, IF you have none in hand it can swap places so you don't miss Kaalia of the Vast drops. Cavern of Souls against Grixis/Izzet, Phyrexian Reclamation can keep you rolling once you run out of cards-in-hand, an alternate quasi-draw.

Very good Kaalia of the Vast non-combo deck, looks like a blast to play. Hopefully you found some of these ramblings useful.

hfvalenz on Kaalia of the Vast Prototype

2 months ago

Hey, I've never piloted a Kaalia deck, I have only played against her and from my experience, she gets the attention on the table most of the times and for good reason. People really know Kaalia. So I think that playing her has some key elements that could be improved.

Get her out fast fast fast.

In order to do that I'd replace these with basics and boost your speed since you're playing all those fetchlands.

Protecting her.

Kaalia has been around long time so people know how dangerous she can be.

  • Darksteel Plate could be useful, specially against wraths but it doesn't do much against bouncing or exiling, which is why Whispersilk Cloak could be a better alternative, and can help you avoid combat damage as well.
  • Mother of Runes will give her protection in response to whatever spot removal targetting her.
  • Grand Abolisher helps you avoid getting Kaalia countered.

If Kaalia has died several times, what now.

As you probably know, she will get focused and sometimes you just can't protect her enough. You need alternatives when this happens.

Other things I noticed

  • You lack card drawing. It's essential to have angels / demons / dragons on your hand on each of your attack phases. Phyrexian Arena and Necropotence. Watch out for Emrakuls on your meta with the latter. Some wheels could prove useful refilling your hand, though Wheel of Fortune is expensive, Winds of Change, Magus of the Wheel, Wheel of Fate and Dragon Mage are good alternatives.
  • On the same issue as above, Sire Of Insanity and Malfegor aren't helping you with that.
  • You have access to the best colors for removal. Ditch Soul Snare and Angelic Edict for the more versatile ones Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking or Utter End. Even Chaos Warp is a better alternative than the two I mentioned. Instant speed removal is crucial.
  • Same as above with sweepers. Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Damnation are much better than Armageddon, because as it let's you a great advantage and all it also puts a huge target on your head, because you basically stop them from having fun at all. And in my experience, people tend to remember those who broke their lands, it's just the way it is. You don't need more hate, Kaalia will draw enough herself. On the borderline of this are Cataclysm and Rakdos the Defiler. The other Rakdos, Rakdos, Lord of Riots is a way better alternative. Imagine swinging with Kaalia, on her trigger putting RTR Rakdos, then on your second main you'll be able to cast a creature with it's cost reduced.
  • You have 4 instants now (more coming in the future I hope) and 3 creatures with activated abilities requiring mana. Price of Glory punish your for using those. I know it will punish counterspells as well, but there are some alternatives for that that won't draw the hate on your head, as stated above.
  • Lastly, I know I insisted a lot on avoid drawin unnecesary hate on you, but Ob Nixilis, Unshackled is another one to give some thought. People really love their ramping and tutoring. Though in this case I'm not saying you should remove him, just re-evaluate his inclusion.

I hope some of this suggestions help in any way.

ynot000 on Kaalia

2 months ago

definitely add like one or two lands, cut

Akoum Refuge

Boros Garrison

Orzhov Basilica

Rakdos Carnarium

Rupture Spire

Scoured Barrens

Shimmering Grotto

Stone Quarry

Vivid Crag

Vivid Marsh

Wind-Scarred Crag

if you don't have enough lands to replace all these, keep the ones you like most

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