Domain Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library. Exploding Borders deals X damage to target player, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control.
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Exploding Borders Discussion
3 weeks ago
Nice! im also playing with Dryad of the Ilysian Grove in Modern but, im going more in the domain-zoo direction with valakut to do direct damage when im out of gas.
1 month ago
TolarianScientist, your concern is real. At the moment, I'm running 16 spells which deal with that concern:
- Basic Landcycling: Jhessian Zombies, Ancient Excavation, Migratory Route, Treacherous Terrain, Grave Upheaval and Sylvan Reclamation
- Mana Rocks: Chrome Mox, Lotus Bloom and Mox Tantalite
- Land Fetch: Frenzied Tilling, Deathsprout, Grisly Salvage and Exploding Borders
- The Lone Mana Dork: Leyline Prowler
- Also: Primal Amulet Flip and Coiling Oracle
The problem with mana dorks is that none of the best ones are color pairs. With any other 5-color commander, this decklist would look totally different.
I like your suggestion of borderposts. Right now, the Spells I'd most consider removing are Merfolk Skydiver, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Deathbringer Liege, Terminate and Dovin, Grand Arbiter. Of those spells, how many and which would you replace with borderposts of the same colors?
Sorry for the long response.
1 year ago
triproberts12 I've looked at those links and they are very helpful, should I put all dinos i have in the deck or only good ones?
1 year ago
Might is suggest Exploding Borders, Frenzied Tilling and Trace of Abundance as multicolored ramp options? Although they are a little slower then Kodama's Reach and Explosive Vegetation, I feel the colors make them a much better late game draw when you are looking to get counters on Ramos.
If you are looking to win primarily from commander damage i've found Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest a powerful addition.
Although Spelltwine is monocolored and somewhat expensive, I find most of the time you can recur enough color of spells to make up for its casting cost. lastly giving rebound with Cast Through Time or Narset Transcendent can get you double 'cast' triggers in addition to copying the spell (this works great with the multiple modes on the charms as you may want to change the spells effect the second time you cast it).
2 years ago
I actually really like r/g edh, it's actually pretty fun. You should consider the original omnath Omnath, Locus of Mana. Also loving the mana fetch, you could speed it up with Courser of Kruphix. And for tokens of run Doubling Season and Parallel Lives. Additionally you could consider Burning-Tree Shaman, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Oracle of Mul Daya, Rampaging Baloths, Atarka's Command, Gruul Charm, Signal the Clans, Clan Defiance, Ground Assault, Exploding Borders, Fires of Yavimaya, Xenagos, God of Revels. The list goes on. I might suggest you take a look at the gatherer, it has every card ever printed and an intelligent means to search for them
2 years ago
For cheap mana fixing (<$1):
Gift of Paradise
Pyramid of the Pantheon
Cuts I'd suggest:
Gideon's Lawkeeper for Journey to Nowhere
Manaplasm for Managorger Hydra or Forgotten Ancient
Ondu Giant for Wood Elves
Rhox War MonkSengir Vampire for Archfiend of Depravity or Desecration Demon
Serra Angel for Serra Avenger
Stormblood Berserker for Sulfuric Vortex
Circle of Flame for Mizzium Mortars
Glory of Warfare for Chromatic Lantern
Honor of the Pure for Spear of Heliod, if you really want an anthem effect.
Frost Breath for Mana Leak
Guardians' Pledge for Sakura-Tribe Elder (you really dont have enough white creatures for this effect)
Incinerate & Lightning Bolt for Terminate and Murder
Plummet for Oblivion Ring
Titanic Growth for Harmonize
War Report for Day of Judgment
Exploding Borders for Burnished Hart
Traveler's Amulet for Wayfarer's Bauble
I suggest choosing a theme for your deck. Right now it seems to be pulling in too many directions.
Want to cast and swing with Progenitus? Include cards that grant haste like Temur Ascendancy.
Want to play fun multicolored shenanigans? Include whatever value you like.
Want to use overcosted enchantment cycles? Include the Shrines.
Focusing will allow you to better determine what your deck wants. Regardless, I recommend playing heavy green to maximize your ability to mana ramp.
2 years ago
I know what you mean. It feels just awesome when you build a deck and play it, and you see how your opponents wonders what the heck you're playing there. And it also is cool when you are the opponent of such a deck. I've been in this position once versus somes five-coloured Exploding Borders deck back in the times of shards of alara. I think I won the game if I remember correctly, but the deck was a lot of fun to play against because I really didn't know how to handle it.
If you want to look at a deck of mine that goes a little into this direction, I would really appreciate if you took a look at this: Frog Hunt (bury your opponent under your deck)
Regarding your deck: Keep on testing. If I happen to have helpful ideas, I'll stop by and leave them here.
2 years ago
I love love love it and its exactly what i want in a saskia deck however my biggest concern is it draws literal 0 cards :(