Clifftop Retreat


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Clifftop Retreat


Clifftop Retreat enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Plains.

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Clifftop Retreat Discussion

saralach on Edgar

1 week ago

Isolated Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, and Clifftop Retreat to replace the bounce lands. Remove some of the non-vampires for things like Sanctum Seeker, Cliffhaven Vampire, and Bloodtracker.

Your focus should be more on 1-3 drops to get your army going faster. Falkenrath Gorger, Paladin of Atonement, and Bloodcrazed Paladin are starting points.

Legendary_penguin_of_death on

2 weeks ago

I think synergy build was on the right track for your mana base but here is what I think it should be.

4 Sacred Foundry

1 Clifftop Retreat

4 Steam Vents

4 Sulfur Falls

4 Glacial Fortress

2 Meandering River

3 Island

4 Plains

This gives you

17 blue

15 white

13 red

When creating a streamlined manabase you have to look at what your “greediest” card in each color is. For you it’s Sinister Sabotage, Settle the Wreckage, and Deafening Clarion.

You need a minimum of 17 islands so that you can cast Sinister Sabotage on turn 3 consistently

You need 15 white sources to cast Settle the Wreckage consistently on turn 4

Red only demands turn 3-4 Deafening Clarion as Justice Strike isn’t really a turn 2 play.

I learned how to build manabases from a helpful article written by Frank Karsten. I am not perfect and therefore my suggestion could be a little off but I think it’s pretty close to the ideal manabase. Here is a link:

And here is a table I often reference from his article:

Hexaflexagon on Selesnya Standard Midrange

2 weeks ago

Hey Lythia,

Thanks for your second reply. The only time Memorial to Unity would be good is on the first turn, as I have only 4 T1 plays. I'm still on the fence about adding in lands that can only ETB tapped.



Just added in a Clifftop Retreat to make up for the 59 cards and bring my land count to 24.

SynergyBuild on

2 weeks ago

-1 Syncopate, -1 Seal Away, -1 Expansion / Explosion to add +1 Disdainful Stroke, +1 Justice Strike, +1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy mainboard.

I suggest this switch because it works better in the current meta, adding the extra walker also makes a well-timed Sorcerous Spyglass worse. Syncopate, Negate, Disdainful Stroke, and Essence Scatter are the two-cmc counterspells, that are all reasonably specific, yet powerful, and so I feel the one-more Essence Scatter over the rest is useful, surprised to only see it sideboard, considered every deck runs at least one 4+ cmc spell except mono-blue tempo really, but if you play against a bunch of that at your LGS, I see the pick.

Also, fixing your manabase to match your mainboard (dropping thwo Clifftop Retreats and a Sacred Foundry, adding two Islands and a Field of Ruin) should also smooth the deck out.

skittles541 on Red White

2 weeks ago

You might want to add Champion of the Parish. I would also take out Heavy Mattock. Just because it synergises with humans doesn't mean there isn't something better out there. Your manabase could also be edited if you don't care about budget. You could add Clifftop Retreat, Rugged Prairie, Needle Spires, Temple of Triumph, Battlefield Forge, and Sacred Foundry.

You have no card draw, which can't be helped very much as boros, but try adding things like Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, and Commander's Sphere.

I didn't see any boardwipes, which are crucial, so definitely add those. Fated Retribution, Cleansing Nova, and Citywide Bust are a few.

GoblinsBeatElves on Ultrabudget: Blazing Rush

2 weeks ago

Yeah, I mean, that was just the most budget land I could come up with, that’s would allow you to work on curve. There’s also Stone Quarry, Needle Spires, Boros Garrison, and Wind-Scarred Crag as far as budget lands go, and you could consider Clifftop Retreat if budget becomes less of an issue.

Creature-wise, maybe Bomat Courier, Sky Terror, or Honored Crop-Captain could be worth considering. Just throwing suggestions out there.

Hexaflexagon on Boros Agro

3 weeks ago

Sacred Foundry is both a Mountain and a Plains. You have nothing to lose by adding both Sacred Foundry and Clifftop Retreat and much to gain. If you want to make this aggro, then you have to take the plunge.

hydrothermia on Soul sisters + snowlandwalk zerdruu

3 weeks ago

Welcome to TappedOut!

Coldsnap can be problematic mostly due to the majority of the cards are made with a high mana cost with sub-optimal abilities. As much as I love the set, it's still mostly bad. There are a few gems that exist though.

Rimebound Dead | Skred | Rime Transfusion | Gelid Shackles | Boros Reckoner

You can combo Boros Reckoner + Skred for any target.

I'd also suggest you put in a few check-lands like Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel and Dragonskull Summit to smooth out your mana base. Scrying Sheets might be an option to let you filter through your deck with the snow permanents you have.

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