Concealed Courtyard enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer other lands.
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|Have (3)||abby315 , metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||EGP_Compton , bfischer , hkobrinetz|
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Concealed Courtyard occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.16%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
WB (Orzhov): 0.74%
RBW (Mardu): 0.54%
Concealed Courtyard Discussion
1 month ago
I just put this list together. It is a little different than what you have as it doesn't run Karn or a companion; however, I think it should be really consistent. Might be something you would be interested in? I personally don't think Karn would be that good. There just isn't enough good artifact sb cards that you would really want to grab. The main deck can deal with pretty much anything you need.
1 month ago
bmbinder Thanks for the comment!
With all the shock lands I'm running, I feel like the check lands were better than the fast lands (in other words, stuff like Isolated Chapel works better than Concealed Courtyard), but you may be right about including a few basics. I could probably drop the Triomes, and one of each check land to fit basics in there. However, I've been using the same formula - with special exceptions for a handful of decks - since 1993: 40 spells, 21 lands. Sometimes I get mana screwed, and that's never fun. But what's also not fun for me is drawing 3 lands in a row late-game.
So I'm kinda torn on the idea of adding land, and I definitely don't want more than 61 cards in the deck. So I'll ask you: if I added 2 fetch lands to bring the total to 23 lands, in addition to the revisions to the lands I already mentioned, what would you take out for them? Should I go down to 3x Raptors? Cut one of the Snapdax? Pull Mythos entirely? I'm at a loss for what I can do without or with less of.
1 month ago
I really like the theme of your deck but you should think about updating the manabase. Implimenting some fetchlands (Bloodstained Mire is the cheapest in your colors) as well as some fastlands (ie Inspiring Vantage or Concealed Courtyard) can make your colors much more consistent, especially in the early turns where you need untapped mana of the right colors for your aggressive gameplan. additionally its usually nice to have a few (1-2 of each) basics so you have protection from Blood Moon and Path to Exile effects. Finally you probably want more than 21 lands if you plan to reach five mana every game without card draw effects. I hope some (or all) of this helps you :)
2 months ago
Hmmm, I would recommend a huge upgrade in your lands section. The pi chart says....
So basically, the three colors that make up your deck in mana costs are pretty much even. So I would spread out your lands evenly. To do this, I would cut a LOT of the basics and include some of the following.
- Shock Lands
- Godless Shrine
- Overgrown Tomb
- Concealed Courtyard
- Blooming Marsh
- Windswept Heath
- Verdant Catacombs
- Wooded Bastion
- Fetid Heath
- Horizon Canopy
- Silent Clearing
- Prismatic Vista
- Fabled Passage
- City of Brass
- Mana Confluence
- Forbidden Orchard
- Reflecting Pool
Anyway, there are a lot to choose from here, I would pick wisely and distribute the color evenly, don't have a lot of Green/White lands and very few White/Black lands. As I mentioned before I would cut a lot of the basics, maybe leaving 2 of every type or something like that. If this helps be sure to check our my deck Double Trouble EDH. I would appreciate upvotes and suggestions if you can!Anyways, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!
3 months ago
Nomad Outpost ? Clifftop Retreat Inspiring Vantage Sacred Foundry Sunbaked Canyon Caves of Koilos Concealed Courtyard Godless Shrine Isolated Chapel Silent Clearing. For this deck I'd personally recommend the land cards that let you sac for 1 and draw a card to help refill your hand on that final turn with all the cheap mana instant and Sorcery spells you have, as well the Sunbaked Canyon while it does hurt, with lifelink mitigates the self harm to a surplus with some thing as low as Shock. but ultimately price and current unused cards matter. if oyu dont like the self harm part, then go with the Clifftop Retreat making it easy to play untapped with just having a mountain.
3 months ago
Hey, currently your deck doesn't have an official Commander. In the deck editor after 1x Karlov of the Ghost Council text put the CMDR tag.
1x Karlov of the Ghost Council *CMDR*
Doing this shows Karlov card in the deck list and officially makes Karlov the Commander of your deck. I also suggest turning off the competitive meter. Which can be done in the deck editor by unchecking show competitive meter. The meter is not an accurate gage of how competitive your deck is. It's currently at 22% competitive which if it was accurate is not good, but it being false low is a distraction right now for your deck building. The lands in the manabase are a big reason for the low % of competitive.
I like your version of Karlov and you've decided to go the extort direction which is unique, good choice.
The first thing I do when building budget decks is allocate enough of the budget for good lands in the manabase. Sometimes this requires using more of the budget than I would like, but I figure I need good lands to actually consistently cast cards. For $25 you can make big upgrades to the manabase. Dual lands that can ETB untapped are wanted with Karlov because he's a two drop and you want to be able to consistently curve white one drop into white/black Karlov which will be difficult without more good dual lands.
Consider a few more low CMC creatures who have interaction with Karlov?
I see Exquisite Blood and if you're wanting to add an expensive price card for a combo then Walking Ballista with Heliod, Sun-Crowned is a combo with cards that are individually better. In my opinion Exquisite is not worth $32 and Ballista can have many more scenarios where it's good outside of the combo. Ballista can also be more easily recurred with Phyrexian Reclamation which is in the Mystery Booster set, that version is $1. Good source of repeatable value using life for some resiliency.
Reclamation can help to keep Karlov out of the Command Zone since you can recur him and cast him from your hand instead of the Zone. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim + Karlov is good with Reclamation and life gain being able to recur the creature, Karlov, you sac. Karlov can exile creatures with his ability, but Ayli as long as you have 50 life can exile a nonland permanent which as a repeatable ability is powerful in multiplayer Commander.
Another expensive price combo option is Necropotence which is a combo with Bolas's Citadel. Necro can exile lands on the top of your library to allow you to keep casting cards with Citadel. Necro is a great way to use life for value and is one of the best sources of repeatable pseudo draw in Commander. It's definitely worth $17, it's good with Krrik's Phyrexian mana ability and Aetherflux. For $32 instead of Exquisite you could get Necro and dual lands or Serra Ascendant. Ascendant is a one drop 6/6 flying/lifelink creature in 40 starting life Commander.
Ruin Raider and Dark Tutelage are cards to consider adding since they're repeatable draw sources for no mana cost and give you value using life. Swords to Plowshares and Generous Gift are budget removal spell upgrades.
I haven't given any suggestions of cards to consider cutting. I can in another comment if you would like?
Good luck with your deck.
4 months ago
Okay I made a few adjustments. Stuff I pulled out is on the sideboard right now. I haven't cleaned out the maybe board.
- Adjusted the mana to fit the base suggestion.
- I don't have Godless Shrine. I put in Concealed Courtyard in its place for now.
- I left in terramorphic expanse until we can fully nail down the artifacts. I added Chromatic Lantern.
4 months ago
Lots of good cards here!! Really like False Cure.
Cut Ajani's Welcome because all the creatures will be under my control.