Cascading Cataracts

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Related Questions

Cascading Cataracts

Land

Indestructible

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Add five mana of any combination of colors to your mana pool.

Cascading Cataracts Discussion

Funkydiscogod on Gift of Ugin

1 day ago

Except for budget manabases, Urza lands , and opponents' land destruction, players always have the colors of mana they need. There's no real need for a card like this.

Compare to Wild Cantor (X=1), Manamorphose (X=2) or Cascading Cataracts (X=5). It kinda needs something else to make it interesting.

multimedia on jodah

1 month ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. You haven't finished the manabase? Nice Ugin, the Spirit Dragon :)

What's the max budget for your deck? I ask because you haven't allocated yet for lands in the manabase. 35x basic lands is not going to work when you want to pay for spells. When playing five colors the manabase and the amount of color fixing you have in your deck is very important. If you don't make these things priority to focus on getting right then your deck will have a difficult time functioning when playing so many colors.

You have a good start by including the budget land ramp spells ( Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder ), but you're going to want a lot more than just these spells for both ramp and more importantly for color fixing. You can build a five color manabase on a budget with basic lands using some dual lands that have interaction with basic lands, Tri lands and other budget lands.

Here's an example:


This example manabase is not ideal by any means, but it's low budget and a starting point for future upgrades. Sunken, Glade or Stream are dual lands that Farseek can search for since they're two different land types. Being able to land ramp with a dual land with Farseek makes Farseek better and helps with color fixing.

A budget manabase like this example can use color fixing from other nonland sources. Signets and other budget mana rocks that can make colored mana and ramp are options.

With Signets you can pay for the colorless mana cost with mana from any source such as a land. That mana then turns into two different colors of mana. For example if you have two Signets on the battlefield and two lands then that mana can be four different colors of mana. In this manabase example there's more green sources than others that's because green is the enabler color to help to get all the other colors with land ramp and mana dorks. There's more green than the rest because you consistently want to have green mana in the early game.

Joiner Adept lets you tap lands for any color of mana which is great color fixing when playing five colors. Chromatic Lantern is a more expensive price card that does the same thing and it's better because it also ramps. Faeburrow Elder and Paradise Druid are called mana dorks and either one can tap to make different colors of mana. Faeburrow by itself can tap to make two mana . With Jodah, Archmage Eternal on the battlefield it can make four mana . If you have Jodah and have a permanent on the battlefield that's black then Faeburrow can tap to make all five colors of mana.

Fertile Ground is an example of another source of color fixing/ramp that's different than the rest. It's an aura that enchants a land you control. When the enchanted land is tapped it makes two colors of mana; one mana that the land could produce and another mana of any color you choose.


Color fixing sources that also ramp are better than ones that don't. If you can as the saying goes "kill two birds with one stone" then it can help your deck. Including most cards that can do two different things you want are better than cards that can only do one thing you want. For example Cultivate ramps and color fixes since it can find two different basic lands. Izzet Signet taps to ramp and color fix two different colors of mana. Renegade Map only color fixes, it doesn't ramp because it only puts the land you search for into your hand not onto the battlefield and it can't tap to make mana.

Sylvan Scrying is one exception since it can tutor (search your library) for any one land and put it into your hand. That's powerful and helpful to have when you can get a land that can make any color of mana such as Command Tower or better yet Cascading Cataracts which can tap along with five other sources of mana of any colors to make all five different colors of mana. This land makes it easy to be able to make five different colors to cast spells with Jodah. Cataracts is good with ramp from mana rocks.

I have suggested a lot of cards which means if you want to include them then you'll have to make many cuts. I'm not going to give you suggestions of cuts now, but if you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer to help to make cuts. This is the nature of building budget many colored decks in Commander; have to allocate a lot of deck spots to cards to help the manabase and to make sure your deck can function, so you can reliably cast cards. Good luck with your deck.

Joe_Ken_ on The Trees Speak in Jamuraanese

1 month ago

I feel like some indestructible lands like Darksteel Citadel and Cascading Cataracts wouldn't be bad additions since then they could be some you turn into creatures and don't need to worry about them being killed.

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip is another flip land that could be good for a big surge in green mana.

Funkydiscogod on Boundless Victory

1 month ago

It doesn't look like you can actually pay for the Fist of Suns without Morophon, the Boundless . Maybe add a Cascading Cataracts ?

Enral on Bant Scapeshift【Pioneer】

1 month ago

SynergyBuild: I've been tweaking all day between a split copy of realm giant and time wipe. I think with OuT it might be the right call. I'm not sure how fast the new format is so agent might be too slow. I run hour of promise over golos because it can get me to 7 land quicker to get an active FOTD. But I may include him and maybe include a Cascading Cataracts to activate him. Thoughts on any possible cuts?

Alopecoid on Commandin' Spellslingin' Lands

1 month ago

I suggest Cascading Cataracts since it gives you another indestructible land to throw at people.

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Cascading Cataracts occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%