Clifftop Retreat


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Innistrad Rare

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Clifftop Retreat


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

T: Add R or W to your mana pool.

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Clifftop Retreat Discussion

DiscardDecard on How to win at modern FNM

6 days ago

Cut Battlefield Forge and Clifftop Retreat for Bloodstained Mire and Wooded Foothills then cut 2 mountains for Sacred Foundry ... just kidding if you want to stay budget though some of the fast lands might be nice Inspiring Vantage

cabbagemaster on Token Madness

1 week ago

Great looking deck!

For suggestions I'd recommend Impact Tremors. It's a really low costing enchantment and pings them whenever a creature enters the battlefield, paired with Assemble the Legion and you've got a very potent combo.

Next I'd recommend some removal, as most decks should try and have some. Path to Exile while not very budget is a very good spot removal card.

To the tune of more tokens, Raise the Alarm which is great at instant speed, Gather the Townsfolk and Timely Reinforcements can really help.

I'd personally cut Inspired Charge just because with all the token buffs you have, it won't help very much, maybe replace it with Boros Charm which has a large amount of utility.

Thinking of more removal, Lightning Helix and Lightning Bolt work very well.

You may want to think of having some land fixing, and while the shocks and fetches for Boros colors are super expensive, their are some cheaper alternatives. Battlefield Forge, Temple of Triumph, Wind-Scarred Crag, and Clifftop Retreat are quite easy to come by.

You also may want to think of sideboard cards. Disenchant is very good artifact and enchantment removal, Timely Reinforcements can really help against faster decks, Sowing Salt eliminates Tron, and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is great against more creature heavy decks.

Overall, this deck seems pretty solid as is.

Karns_Pyromancer on Aurelia Smash

3 weeks ago

I'm going to go through it by card types & make suggestions based on what I see missing or might be beneficial.


Boros Signet & Lightning Greaves are a must for this deck. You might consider Stormrider Rig since you've got Hero's Blade. There'should also O-Naginata & Umezawa's Jitte, the Swords of X&Y, Hedron Matrix, Grafted Exoskeleton, etc. As for making things cheaper, Semblance Anvil could be hilarious.


Sram, Senior Edificer might be worth running (in the same vein, Sigarda's Aid exists). You might consider Goblin Rabblemaster or Kemba, Kha Regent for sheer numbers. Boros Battleshaper is hilarious. Kor Cartographer, Knight of the White Orchid & Oreskos Explorer all ramp for pretty cheap.


Grasp of Fate & Berserkers' Onslaught are pretty great.


You need Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile. Maybe Rout & Chaos Warp.


Myriad Landscape, Sacred Foundry, & Clifftop Retreat are great. Plateau hasn't really gone up (or, more importantly, DOWN) in awhile so, you might grab one if you find the money for it.


Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Blasphemous Act, Indomitable Creativity, Fumigate; sweepers are important & with so many options, there's no reason not to run at least two. Open the Vaults is something I actually expected. If you do go with it, you might consider running things like Renegade Map or Wayfarer's Bauble.

DemonDragonJ on Modern Masters 2017 Speculation/Wishlist

3 weeks ago

The release of Modern Masters 2017 is not very far away from now, so I wish to begin speculation for the cards that shall be in that set.

Given that Dark Confidant and Shadowmage Infiltrator, two cards designed by players who won events, have been reprinted in the previous two Modern Masters sets, many players, myself included, are expecting Snapcaster Mage, another card design by a played who won an event, to be reprinted in this set. I also shall agree with the majority of players in hoping for a reprint of Liliana of the Veil, who has become very expensive. Although players hope for it every time that a new nonstandard set is announced, and it have never yet been reprinted, I shall hope for a reprint of Damnation in this set, because it badly needs it, due to its price.

I myself shall also hope for a reprint of Phyrexian Obliterator, because I believe that that card is currently more expensive than it should be.

A reprint of Chromatic Lantern would be nice, despite it having recently been reprinted, because its recent reprint did lower its price, but only for a short duration, and the card then increased in price again. On that subject, it also would be nice to have a reprint of Gilded Lotus for the same reason.

There are many lands that I would like to see reprinted in this set, most notably the filter lands from Shadowmoor and Eventide, because they have become very expensive, but WotC seems to dislike reprinting good dual lands in anything other than standard-legal sets. In a similar idea, the shocklands and the fetchlands could use another reprint to keep their prices lower, although those are equally-unlikely. The lands that are most likely to be reprinted (among the lands that I consider to be "good" dual lands) are the Innistrad "check lands" (Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel, and so forth), because they have never been reprinted (outside of the chapel in the Modern Event Deck), and, thus, are more expensive than they should be. However I fear that WotC will instead reprint the painlands again, or even reprint the "lifelands" from the Tarkir block, since the past several masters sets were not very impressive in terms of lands.

There are many more cards that I would like to see reprinted, and I shall mention them in future posts, so that I do not write one insanely long post.

What does everyone else here say on this subject? What cards would you like to see reprinted in this set?

Spirits on I Protect My Kaalia

3 weeks ago

Hey nice build. +1. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

Flameblast Dragon won't trigger off Kaalia of the Vast he would have to attack on his own.

Bubble Matrix may cause more problems than it's worth if an opponent pops out Spirit tokens or something that can block.

Rakdos Signet < Talisman of Indulgence

Lightning Greaves is the best and easist way to Protect your Kaalia of the Vast! To a lesser degree Swiftfoot Boots

I agree with GildarLordOfTheUndead Rune-Scarred Demon or Balefire Dragon or Hellkite Tyrant maybe should get in there. I see you've added quite a few of his recommendations.

No Sol Ring is this Duel Commander?

Demonic Tutor is great.

Lands should get an upgrade when you can, I know they can be RIDICULOUSLY expensive, but are very practical in a Mardu (3-color) build to get that consistency you'll want to see. Command Tower, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs all pretty affordable. Sacred Foundry, Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine will give you some good interaction with those when you can get them.

Nice build, hope you enjoy Kaalia of the Vast as much as I do.

dlamars on Irritating Iroas

3 weeks ago


Hey, thanks for the tip on Isochron I've got it in another deck atm trying to break Paradox Engine heh. I'll try and trade for a chant to include, I've been wanting one for awhile. As far as the lands go, I've been holding back on buying Clifftop Retreat and Plateau mostly cause I'm pretty skeptical about Boros in general. If I can get a decent deck together I'll splurge on the mana base.

Thanks again, checked out your Animar deck it's a beauty btw.

DVLuca on Irritating Iroas

3 weeks ago

Hi dlamars, I didn't see you mention it but Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle go infinite with Beetleback Chief and Siege-Gang Commander. For other tips adding Isochron Scepter and Orim's Chant can do something, you can kicker the chant if printed, the other instant you have are good too. In the mana base you lack Clifftop Retreat, I don't your budget but there is Plateau....

Spirits on Kaalia (Unfinished)

4 weeks ago

Liking the dragonfire/chandra type flavor to this build, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, the Purifier Deck

I would make room for a Rune-Scarred Demon the Tutor is amazing to pull another threat right back to your hand! For me Tariel, Reckoner of Souls has too small of a power for me, as well his ability is too random, it's burnt me over and over again.

I would also get an Angel of Despair in there, destroy any permanent is nice.

Godless Shrine, Sacred Foundry and Blood Crypt will be the best lands, they are still a little pricey though, have to work on those.

Some cheaper alternatives, also good are Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat and Dragonskull Summit

Steel Hellkite and Hellkite Tyrant are solid dragons you could consider, I think Serra Angel is a little underwhelming nowadays.

Demonic Tutor is pretty critical, I think the white bordered one is reasonably inexpensive.

Hope you found something here usefull. Checkout my deck if your looking for any other ideas, have lots of Kaalia of the Vast analysis. +1

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