Frontier Bivouac

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Frontier Bivouac

Land

Frontier Bivuoac enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add , , or to your mana pool.

Frontier Bivouac Discussion

the__odysseus on Stewarding The Elementals (Pioneer)

2 weeks ago

Hey there! Your deck looks sweet! I was wondering about a few things. How about Nissa, Who Shakes the World ? Maybe a players of Collected Company ? Frontier Bivouac seems slow, how about Unclaimed Territory ? This seems like a deck for Leafkin Druid . Shorecrasher Elemental seems really hard to cast in this deck. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame seems like 2 copies couldd slide in here, and Undergrowth Champion seems interesting. I would eventually cut the scrylands for checks, they seem too slow.

multimedia on jodah

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. You haven't finished the manabase? Nice Ugin, the Spirit Dragon :)

What's the max budget for your deck? I ask because you haven't allocated yet for lands in the manabase. 35x basic lands is not going to work when you want to pay for spells. When playing five colors the manabase and the amount of color fixing you have in your deck is very important. If you don't make these things priority to focus on getting right then your deck will have a difficult time functioning when playing so many colors.

You have a good start by including the budget land ramp spells ( Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder ), but you're going to want a lot more than just these spells for both ramp and more importantly for color fixing. You can build a five color manabase on a budget with basic lands using some dual lands that have interaction with basic lands, Tri lands and other budget lands.

Here's an example:


This example manabase is not ideal by any means, but it's low budget and a starting point for future upgrades. Sunken, Glade or Stream are dual lands that Farseek can search for since they're two different land types. Being able to land ramp with a dual land with Farseek makes Farseek better and helps with color fixing.

A budget manabase like this example can use color fixing from other nonland sources. Signets and other budget mana rocks that can make colored mana and ramp are options.

With Signets you can pay for the colorless mana cost with mana from any source such as a land. That mana then turns into two different colors of mana. For example if you have two Signets on the battlefield and two lands then that mana can be four different colors of mana. In this manabase example there's more green sources than others that's because green is the enabler color to help to get all the other colors with land ramp and mana dorks. There's more green than the rest because you consistently want to have green mana in the early game.

Joiner Adept lets you tap lands for any color of mana which is great color fixing when playing five colors. Chromatic Lantern is a more expensive price card that does the same thing and it's better because it also ramps. Faeburrow Elder and Paradise Druid are called mana dorks and either one can tap to make different colors of mana. Faeburrow by itself can tap to make two mana . With Jodah, Archmage Eternal on the battlefield it can make four mana . If you have Jodah and have a permanent on the battlefield that's black then Faeburrow can tap to make all five colors of mana.

Fertile Ground is an example of another source of color fixing/ramp that's different than the rest. It's an aura that enchants a land you control. When the enchanted land is tapped it makes two colors of mana; one mana that the land could produce and another mana of any color you choose.


Color fixing sources that also ramp are better than ones that don't. If you can as the saying goes "kill two birds with one stone" then it can help your deck. Including most cards that can do two different things you want are better than cards that can only do one thing you want. For example Cultivate ramps and color fixes since it can find two different basic lands. Izzet Signet taps to ramp and color fix two different colors of mana. Renegade Map only color fixes, it doesn't ramp because it only puts the land you search for into your hand not onto the battlefield and it can't tap to make mana.

Sylvan Scrying is one exception since it can tutor (search your library) for any one land and put it into your hand. That's powerful and helpful to have when you can get a land that can make any color of mana such as Command Tower or better yet Cascading Cataracts which can tap along with five other sources of mana of any colors to make all five different colors of mana. This land makes it easy to be able to make five different colors to cast spells with Jodah. Cataracts is good with ramp from mana rocks.

I have suggested a lot of cards which means if you want to include them then you'll have to make many cuts. I'm not going to give you suggestions of cuts now, but if you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer to help to make cuts. This is the nature of building budget many colored decks in Commander; have to allocate a lot of deck spots to cards to help the manabase and to make sure your deck can function, so you can reliably cast cards. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Sliver EDH v1.0

2 months ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice $850+ budget, but the manabase doesn't look like you have this high of a budget. You have $130 Sliver Queen and are playing Vivid lands?

Lots of good advice here about Slivers, but no one has said anything about the manabase? You can improve the manabase even on a budget, but if you're willing to spend some then great, but either way you can make it better. The Vivid lands ( Vivid Grove ) are not good. Even if you were playing proliferate which you're not; there are much better land options. The ETB tapped Fetch lands ( Flood Plain ) are also not good unless you are able to fetch dual lands that can consistently ETB untapped which you don't have here.

The Battle lands ( Cinder Glade ) are good budget dual lands, but only if you're playing a lot of basic lands. There's only 10 basic lands here which means consistently a Battle land won't ETB untapped and when you fetch one it will also ETB tapped. When you need five colors these Fetch lands are too slow and are not helping enough if all they're fetching is a basic land or a Battle land. Consider the Shock lands ( Overgrown Tomb )? You can fetch a Shock land and have it ETB untapped for the cost of 2 life. They could replace the Vivid lands.

If not willing or can't afford to add the Shock lands then another option to consider is adding the Tri lands ( Jungle Shrine ) replacing the Vivid lands and ETB tapped Fetch lands. Tri lands also ETB tapped and are not ideal, but they can make one of three different colors the next turn. Unlike the Vivid lands they can be tapped each turn after to make a different color of mana. The Vivid lands will run out of counters and then they become really useless in a five color deck.

Manabase changes to consider.

Add the Shock lands, cut the Vivid lands:

OR budget

Add the Tri lands, cut the Vivid lands and ETB tapped Fetch lands.

Consider land tutors: Crop Rotation and/or Sylvan Scrying ? There's several Rainbow lands ( Command Tower ) here that they can tutor for which can be helpful for color fixing. Fellwar Stone is a good two drop mana rock. Good luck with your deck.

Metia on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

2 months ago

Umm, well I can't offer my exact land selection to you as it involves revised duals I can say this:

Fetches are your friend, seriously. In a 5 color deck having fetches rarely make me sad, so I would run the full contingent:

  • Polluted Delta
  • Flooded Strand
  • Wooded Foothills
  • Bloodstained Mire
  • Arid Mesa
  • Marsh Flats
  • Scalding Tarn
  • Misty Rainforest
  • Verdant Catacombs


  • Options:

    There are Mirage fetches as well, a whole friendly color cycle of them, they are 'slow' but they can still grab shock lands, and cost no life: Rocky Tar Pit , Bad River , Flood Plain , Grasslands , Mountain Valley These also have the benefit of being absurdly cheap. That being said, if you do not have access to these, I'll offer some other suggestions.

    Go up to 42-44 lands. Sure the curve hits 3/4, but I don't think the ideal is to hit 4 lands and be pleased with life, so I would suggest adding lands, and increasing consistency by removing some of the etb tapped lands:


    Here are some 'simple' 1:1 conversions for cards I think would suit the deck better.
  • Kindred Dominance -> Woodland Cemetery
  • Coat of Arms -> The Immortal Sun
  • Intruder Alarm -> Dreamstone Hedron
  • Armageddon -> Hour of Promise
  • Fellwar Stone -> Mutavault
  • Arcane Sanctum -> Sulfur Falls
  • Crumbling Necropolis -> Clifftop Retreat
  • Savage Lands -> Isolated Chapel
  • Seaside Citadel -> Hinterland Harbor
  • Frontier Bivouac -> Rootbound Crag
  • Mystic Monastery -> Sunpetal Grove
  • Nomad Outpost -> Drowned Catacomb
  • Opulent Palace -> Glacial Fortress
  • Sandsteppe Citadel -> Dragonskull Summit
  • Exotic Orchard -> Reflecting Pool
  • Door of Destinies -> Vanquisher's Banner
  • Aphetto Dredging -> Icon of Ancestry
  • Amoeboid Changeling -> Unsettled Mariner



  • Honestly I hate the Terminate and some of the other choices but I am exhausted so I thought I would offer some help as opposed to trying to offer more and simply not posting.

    zombiewarfare on Riku of Two Reflections

    2 months ago

    Oh, and a few land suggestions that will not break the bank. Frontier Bivouac , Cinder Glade , Hinterland Harbor , Rootbound Crag and Sulfur Falls .

    multimedia on The Ur-Dragon's Dragons

    2 months ago

    Hey, there's definitely a lot of Dragons here, too many. Have you thought about the mana curve?

    There's only three two drops? Consider adding more early game ramp? Cards within the budget to consider adding:

    These suggestions are low mana cost ramp and tutors to get the better Dragons into your hand such as Utvara Hellkite .

    For the manabase consider adding some Tri lands replacing the ETB tapped Fetch lands?

    These types of Fetch lands are consistently going to get dual lands that will also ETB tapped which is really slow. Tri lands are also slow, but only delaying one turn and then they give you one color of three choices.


    Cards to consider cutting:

    • Bad River
    • Flood Plain
    • Grasslands
    • Mountain Valley
    • Rocky Tar Pit
    • Zendikar Resurgent
    • Chromium, the Mutable
    • Nicol Bolas
    • Dromoka, the Eternal
    • Dragonlord Kolaghan
    • Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner
    • Dragonlord Atarka
    • Sarkhan the Masterless
    • Prismatic Geoscope
    • Firemind Vessel

    Good luck with your deck.

    EmoChicken42 on Field of dead

    3 months ago

    I recommend switching the Frontier Bivouac with Opulent Palace

    BUDGETIDEAS on 5-Color Bad Monetary Decisions

    6 months ago

    Hoobynobber7395yes! some budget lands that i would recommend to replace the shocks with are the bfz ally (e.g. Sunken Hollow ) and the amonkhet cycle (e.g. Canyon Slough ) or the tri lands(e.g. Frontier Bivouac ). instead of City of Brass or Mana Confluence i would recommend Gateway Plaza and Rupture Spire . however, casual doesn't have to mean budget, i have the lands, picking them up shocks now while there still cheap(ish)

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    Frontier Bivouac occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.06%

    RUG (Temur): 3.52%