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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Caves of Koilos Discussion

RobotCowhand on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

4 days ago

Wanted to throw in my motions for my meta-tuning/upcoming release :

Blood Tribute -> Revival//Revenge - Well covered in thread already! Strictly better.

Thaumatic Compass  Flip -> Weathered Wayfarer - I typically find myself with this card in hand in low mana situations, leaving me in a position where I'm painfully waiting for a third mana to crack it. Wayfarer is cheaper and can find maze quicker than Compass transforming if desired.

Curse of Opulence -> Smothering Tithe - Same effect, but more upside without singling out an opponent

Virtus the Veiled -> Surgical Extraction - Virtus generates too much heat at my table without evasion/haste feels like a dead card; I feel the same about master of cruelties, but payoff is far greater. I've seen a rise in early game Entomb/Reanimate effects - I've been hit twice with a turn 2 It That Betrays in the last month, along with a Shadowborn Apostle deck becoming a heavy hitter at my local LGS and an infinite spore frog loop.. I don't want to use Rest In Peace, etc. since that will generate too much hate, as opposed to singling out a combo piece. Also, the surprise 0 cost will catch even the best players off guard.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent -> The Scorpion God - Too many sacrifice effects in my meta for this to be worth the slot; it’s also killed me twice due to Homeward Path type effects. Scorpion God seems like a good politicial tool and dump for mana kept open for instants before next turn, also card draw.

Caves of Koilos > Cabal Coffers -> Lots of Urborg usage in my meta.

solarbeam on Black/White Control

4 days ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

AdamChafee on Soul tokens

5 days ago

Isolated Chapel ? Might be a bit better for you instead of Caves of Koilos , just so you're not pinging yourself. Since it's only to flashback Lingering Souls I guess it's not the hugest deal.

I know you're budget, but if you get your hands on some Anointed Procession s, your deck will be so nasty. If you do, I'd suggest taking out Moonsilver Spear because it is too slow for modern. Four to cast then four more to equip is a lot, and the time and mana spent to cast it could be spent on Anointed Procession and other utility. Imagine sacrificing Promise of Bunrei while having Anointed Procession out, that's 8 spirit tokens right there!

Also, your deck has no removal. I'm not sure how important the lifegain aspect of this deck is to you, but I would highly recommend cutting Ajani's Welcome for budget removal like Condemn . Anything to control your opponents board is a must in modern.

Regardless, very solid deck and looks really fun to play!

+1

eliakimras on HP Mischief

2 weeks ago

32 lands are not OK for a 4.01 average CMC deck with only 6 mana accelerants. I would suggest upping to 36 or 37 lands (Caves of Koilos, Tainted Field, Bojuka Bog, Shambling Vent, Orzhov Guildgate), getting some ramp with Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Pristine Talisman. I would remove win-more or non-synergistic cards, like Celestial Mantle and Phyrexian Processor. // Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End and Merciless Eviction are the best removal in the format, and should be in every Orzhov deck.

multimedia on Atraxa Precon- Budget improvements (Need Help)

2 weeks ago

Hey, good start, nice Hierarch and Karn :)

To continue the upgrade start with the manabase? There's several budget lands that can be added here, you also want more than 30 lands. 30 lands is low for a four color budget/no Fetch land manabase. I suggest 36 lands and 10+ additional mana sources.

The Pain lands and Battle lands are budget dual lands that can ETB untapped. Battle lands have good interaction with 16 Basic lands. When playing four colors having a playable manabase can make or break gameplay. A playable manabase means the least amount of lands that ETB tapped. Bounce lands have fine interaction with Basic lands, but are terrible when playing a lot of Tri lands.

There's only 88 cards here; cards to consider adding to make 100 cards:

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Chancery
  • Selesnya Sanctuary
  • Mind Unbound
  • Retribution of the Ancients
  • Armorcraft Judge
  • Mortify
  • Putrefy
  • Oath of Ajani
  • Solidarity of Heroes
  • Hungering Hydra
  • Citadel Siege

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Zombie Queen

2 weeks ago

Hey, before you get Lili (I presume Liliana of the Veil) which is an expensive card consider first improving the manabase? There's several budget lands to consider adding in place of the really bad dual lands. For a little less than the price of Lili you could add all the cards below and Rift/Labman: upgrade the manabase, add some good Zombies and nice support cards. That's much better for your overall deck than adding one card.

Lands to consider adding:

Zombies to consider adding:

Other cards to consider:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Desert of the Glorified
  • Desert of the Mindful
  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Meandering River
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Venser, the Sojourner
  • Sanguine Bond
  • Open the Graves
  • Levitation
  • Graf Harvest
  • Army of the Damned
  • Dark Salvation
  • Terminus
  • Time to Reflect
  • Anointer Priest
  • Aven Wind Guide
  • Geralf's Masterpiece
  • Gravedigger

Good luck with your deck.


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