Caves of Koilos

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
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Caves of Koilos

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: Add or to your mana pool. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

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Caves of Koilos Discussion

multimedia on Lich Queen's Coup D'etat

2 weeks ago

Hey, I saw your forum topic, nice deck description :)

I suggest you focus on upgrading the manabase before you make any other changes to the deck. If you want more efficiency in game play then you need a more efficient manabase. The manabase is really bad, other than a few lands, but when you're at the point in deck building when you're adding Guildgates and lands like Submerged Boneyard then stop, take a step back and ponder/research card choices for lands improvements more than anything else. Try to reduce the amount of lands that ETB tapped because with Zombies you don't want to get bogged down from playing your early game Zombies because of these lands.

There's budget upgrades you can make to the manabase. If you can afford Morphic Pool and Darkslick Shores then you can afford any of these budget lands suggestions (each one is $4 or less):

The Tainted lands, the Check lands and Sunken have interaction with basic lands (Swamps) making them good additions to the manabase because Swamps should make up the majority of the manabase.


Varina is a four drop who requires in her casting cost the two splash colors of the manabase because of this consider adding some two drop mana rocks to possibly help to cast her in the early game? Adding two Signets (Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet) and two Talismans (Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Progress) can help. Later on in the game if you don't need these rocks then you can simply discard them to pay for Varina's ability and then they can be used as fodder to exile to make Zombies.

Good luck with your deck.


DrunkManSquakin666 on I'm just healing man leave me alone

3 weeks ago

Vindicate and Anguished Unmaking are actually rather cheap. I'd recommend them.

For critters, Falkenrath Noble is a good third copy of Artist and Cutthroat. Disciple of Bolas is a good staple. Finally, Serra Ascendant is not terribly overpriced. I'd recommend that one, too.

Finally, in terms of lands, there's actually quite a few duals you can get on the cheap. Off the top of my head, you've got Caves of Koilos, Isolated Chapel, and Shambling Vent. Those oughtta help you out if you need more consistency or just better duals.

Nice deck, though. I'll be taking notes on it.

eliakimras on Kaalia Work in Progress

3 weeks ago

Also, you need more dual lands to help paying for those extreme colored casting costs. Some cheap lands that might help: Terramorphic Expanse, Nomad Outpost, Rakdos Carnarium, Orzhov Basilica, Boros Garrison, Bloodfell Caves, Scoured Barrens, Wind-Scarred Crag, Exotic Orchard, Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Shadowblood Ridge. // Some pricier (but better) ones: Path of Ancestry, Canyon Slough, Smoldering Marsh, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Graven Cairns, Rugged Prairie. Try to not have more than 7 lands that always enter the battefield tapped, because you're trying to play a signet at turn 2.

VETJasper on vampire

3 weeks ago

The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-

Check lands like Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat, and Isolated Chapel

Pain lands like Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, and Battlefield Forge

The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh

Ideally shock lands (Blood Crypt) and fetch lands (Bloodstained Mire) too but these are more expensive.


For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -

Bloodhusk Ritualist

Bloodsworn Steward

Dark Impostor

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Licia, sanguine Tribune

Stromkirk Condemned

Skeletal Vampire

maybe Rakish Heir

maybe Sangromancer

They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.

I'd consider replacing these with -

Legion Lieutenant

Sanctum Seeker

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Forerunner of the Legion

Champion of Dusk

Butcher of Malakir

Metallic Mimic

Gatekeeper of Malakir

Wintermoon on Dakkon Blackblade Reclaimed

4 weeks ago

Ok, as promised I arrived home and I'm going to help you out, I'll redo the suggestions I did on reddit and complete with the rest.

I would add Liliana of the Dark Realms to tutor some swamps, altho you already have several things to fetch lands, so it is up to you if you feel the need for it. Hatred is a card I recommend 100%, it's great as a finisher, and if your commander already has lifelink even better. If you can afford a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth then Nightmare Lash and Lashwrithe are good additions aswell. Weathered Wayfarer, Herald of Leshrac, Leonin Shikari, Oreskos Explorer, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Divine Reckoning, Bloodforged Battle-Axe, Grappling Hook and/or Fireshrieker, Felidar Umbra, Hammer of Nazahn, Infiltration Lens, Kusari-Gama, Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Myriad Landscape, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Phyrexian Arena, Vona's Hunger, Crucible of Worlds. Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate are always good finishers in a black deck, and since you will be tutoring lands a lot you can guarantee a good value for X.

Also if your playgroup plays a lot with graveyard consider Bojuka Bog.

I think with the colors you have and playing Voltron you should add some pillowfort stuff to the deck, like: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Collective Restraint, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, No Mercy, Dread, Baird, Steward of Argive, Windborn Muse, Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker, maybe Darien, King of Kjeldor could work too.

From what you already have on the deck I would remove the following cards: Darksteel Ingot and Fellwar Stone are not necesary, I know both of these are fixing but you already have several lands with 2 colors and plenty of land fetching, you don't need these. Helm of the Host is great, I love this equipment but in this specific deck I am not sure if it is worth it. At least not for the commander imo, but to use it on the other creatures you have that offer utility, specially the ones with ETB or the "propaganda" creatures, then it is definitly worth to keep in the deck. Lightning Greaves is loved by so many people but I don't really like it much, I mean the 0 equip is great, plus the haste but I don't like shroud, yes it protects your crature but also screws you, while it is equipped you can't equip other stuff on the same creature or enchant it, etc... So if you have no other creature to swap it and allow you to target your commander again you are basicly screwed, I don't think it is worth to occupy a slot with it. Same goes for Whispersilk Cloak, blue already gives you unblockable if you want, not worth to have this with the downside of shroud, I'd rather replace it with Aqueous Form for example. Mask of Avacyn is nice to protect your commander but that's all it gives, if you need a slot for something this is a card I would remove. Vedalken Orrery... You don't need this, I know the ability is nice and quite tempting but in a voltron deck you don't really need this, I would only keep it if there was a free slot with nothing better to put in it, but even then I think I'd rather add some equipment or aura instead of this. Baleful Strix is nice but for 1 more mana I'd rather have Phyrexian Arena in play, much better. Dreamscape Artist is nice if you can play lands from the graveyard, with Crucible of Worlds and similar cards, which btw is a nice recommendation for the deck, Crucible of Worlds would help you get your lands back when facing land destroyers or milling decks. Also not sure about Emeria Shepherd, I mean you can deffinitly trigger her several times, but idk. I would test the deck with her and see how she does, if she doesn't seem to be useful most of the times I would replace her, for example for the same CMC I would prefer Herald of Leshrac, much more synergy with your commander. Jhoira's Familiar is nice too, but again it is also one I would remove IF a slot is needed for something else. I'm also not sure about Walking Atlas, I think most of the times it will be a dead card on the board because you won't have land cards in hand at some point, making him generally a wasted spot on the deck. Yes he can be great in some situations, but when putting cards in a deck you gotta try and put the cards that will be good in any stage of the game, not only sometimes, and this guy is one of those "sometimes" cards. I also think you don't need Disallow and Stoic Rebuttal. I mean as someone who likes to play blue, I know how good and safe it feels to have some counterspells but in this specific deck you don't need that many, I would even say none but since you are playing blue anyway, 1 or 2 could be helpful but no more than that, remember the goal of the deck is commander damage, you already have a lot of protection for your commander in equipments and/or auras, you don't really need counterspells to protect him, so if you need slots for other cards I would even say remove all counterspells. I'm not a fan of Detention Sphere in commander, yes if your opponents have the same card in play it is great, but most of the times it won't happen, again it is one of those cards that are good sometimes but not always so I'd take it out. Regarding your lands I don't like much of Submerged Boneyard and Forsaken Sanctuary, Sunken Hollow and Caves of Koilos would be 2 good replacements that are not very expensive. I would also remove Temple of the False God and put instead some basic land, I mean yeah that 1 extra mana is nice and can help you but I'd rather have 1 more basic land to fetch with the artifacts, etc.

To sum it up, I think this deck works best as a mainly W/B deck with a splash of blue, for some of the Propaganda effects it provides plus the evasion and card draw/selection. Other than that what you want for Voltron and to fetch lands you will find it on white, black and colorless.

One small note, I think you have way too many things to fetch basic lands, maybe you could cut down 1 or 2, not sure. That's one of those things that require some playtesting, never played with so many so I am not sure how good or bad it can be.

That's all I guess. I bet there are some more good things for this deck but I don't know it all, yet! I know some of my suggestions are not budget but you can just add them to the aquireboard section, for one day later if you decided to include them.

Helping you out with this deck hyped me to try and make one with Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, as a nod to your own deck. If you ever need anything don't hesitate to contact me here or on reddit.

Hope my suggestions were helpful, and kick your friends's asses with Dakkon. Stay well :)

Jaysterbaby on Need help with ZOMBIE EDH ...

1 month ago

I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards

Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

[100 cards]

Sol Ring

Leyline of the Meek

Night's Whisper

Phyrexian Arena

17x Swamp

Prophetic Prism

Zombie Apocalypse

Phage the Untouchable

Sheoldred, Whispering One

Isolated Chapel

Dark Ritual

Culling the Weak

Heliod, God of the Sun

Cabal Ritual

Army of the Damned

The Scarab God

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Torment of Scarabs

Gravecrawler

Geralf's Messenger

Leyline of Sanctity

Diregraf Ghoul

Murder

Torment of Hailfire

Blood Scrivener

Bridge from Below

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Drowned Catacomb

Sunken Hollow

Duress

Vampiric Rites

Geth's Verdict

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Liliana Vess

Liliana, the Last Hope

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Liliana's Mastery

Liliana, Untouched By Death

Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage

Counterspell

Ghostly Prison

Remand

Propaganda

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Norn's Annex

Relentless Dead

Mortify

Dread Wanderer

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Dark Salvation

From Under the Floorboards

Fleshbag Marauder

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Diregraf Colossus

Highborn Ghoul

Lord of the Undead

Corpseweft

Cryptbreaker

Levitation

Whip of Erebos

Erebos, God of the Dead

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

Opt

Path of Ancestry

Command Tower

Hope of Ghirapur

Cast Down

Profane Procession  Flip

Rupture Spire

Opal Palace

Temple of Silence

Mana Confluence

Transguild Promenade

Jwar Isle Refuge

Darkslick Shores

Frost Marsh

Fetid Heath

Caves of Koilos

Tainted Field

Arcane Sanctum

Dreadship Reef

[28 cards]

Innocent Blood

Unraveling Mummy

Liliana's Reaver

Dromar's Charm

Immortal Servitude

Anointed Procession

Vindictive Lich

Call to the Kindred

Skullclamp

Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Sun Droplet

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Quicksilver Amulet

Cemetery Recruitment

Psychic Strike

Mana Leak

Brainstorm

Disentomb

Coat of Arms

Ravenous Chupacabra

Shrieking Affliction

Grim Guardian

Demonic Vigor

Recoil

Stitched Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Graf Harvest

xram666 on Blood for Sword 2: Teysa's Takeover

1 month ago

Nice deck. +1 from me.

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