Contested Cliffs


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare
Onslaught Rare

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Contested Cliffs


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(Red)(Green), Tap: Target Beast creature you control fights target creature an opponent controls. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)

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Contested Cliffs Discussion

RijtBart on Mayael, the Anima EDH #HELP

1 month ago

A friend of mine runs a pretty nasty deck. She uses beast creatures for the most part. She lets them fight with Contested Cliffs before she attacks. Terra Stomper is great for this deck. Also Caller of the Pack is a great card.

To get those creatures out: Selvala's Stampede is badass. I second the Defense of the Heart.

have you considered Warstorm Surge?

-Counterspell- on Gahiji, Master of Tempo [04.26.17]

3 months ago

Contested Cliffs can be decent reusable removal that people forget about. Only problem is that it only taps for colorless and your commander is the only target.

SaberTech on Sigarda Vs. Uril

4 months ago

Uril has access to Aggravated Assault, which gives you a way to take down multiple opponents on the same turn. Just slap a Bear Umbra or Sword of Feast and Famine onto Uril and away you go. Sack effects aren't as rough on Uril if you run mana dorks like Elvish Mystic to help push him out quicker, since they can just be used as sac fodder to shield him.

With red you also gain more ways of dealing with blue if blue is common in the decks you play against. Spellbreaker Behemoth and Vexing Shusher make your commander harder to counter and there are cards like Red Elemental Blast if your meta is really blue heavy. Contested Cliffs worked out great in my old Uril deck. It lets Uril clear out a potential blocker, and I've used it with Spellbreaker Behemoth to deal with annoying creatures like Patron Wizard in Azami.

Simon_Williamson on The Legend of the Beast Deck

5 months ago

Now I can't help you with Legacy, or Legacy tournaments, as neither are within my realm of knowledge, but you sound like you'd enjoy EDH. If you don't know, you pick a legendary creature as you 'Commander' and build a 99-card singleton deck within their colours, it's a format full of multiplayer politics, ramp, and bug creatures!

If you're interested there are more rules you can find

So a great commander could be Gahiji, Honored One, who encourages aggressive behavior and your opponent's to attack anyone else.

Some cool beast cards you don't have on the list are Canopy Crawler, Contested Cliffs, Ezuri's Predation, Fresh Meat, Garruk Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Godsire, Gruul Ragebeast, Gruul Keyrune, Naya Soulbeast,Rampaging Baloths, Ravenous Baloth, Soul of Zendikar, Spawning Grounds, Thresher Beast, and Wirewood Savage!!

Now I might not include all of these, as their mana cost can be quite high, and you can't always hit that Quicksilver Amulet, but EDH allows you to casually play a cool non-competitive tribe like Beasts with your friends and still had lots of fun.

Lame_Duck on changeling

7 months ago

Contested Cliffs, Didgeridoo and Sol Ring aren't Modern legal, everything else is fine.

Also Lightning Strike would be better off as Lightning Bolt.

Iron_Cube on Miststalker? I barely know her!

9 months ago

I'm also playing Uril as Commander. It's great. I tried bestow creatures at first but things like Ghostblade Eidolon felt too costly to cast when you can play Battle Mastery instead. I understand that some people like to have more options if they want. I feel that they require too much mana to cast as aura and are usually not that good to simply cast as creatures. But the gods are great, they are indestructible, give essential abilities like Trample and can even become big creatures if you have enough devotion.

Anyway, you have Spirit Mantle and Holy Mantle but you are missing Unquestioned Authority. These are the real game winning auras, you should play all 3. Contested Cliffs and Winds of Rath are amazing in every Uril deck. Open the Armory is a new, cheap tutor you can include, or Heliod's Pilgrim if you also want a creature. Finally, your land base could be upgraded, starting with the classic Command Tower of course. Even Evolving Wilds or Fetchlands will help you get the color you need as early as possible.

Check out my Uril - Voltron Aura deck if you are looking for more ideas.

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