Glacial Chasm

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Realms (V12) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Ice Age (ICE) Uncommon

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Glacial Chasm

Land

Cumulative upkeep-Pay 2 life. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

When Glacial Chasm enters the battlefield, sacrifice a land.

Creatures you control can't attack.

Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you.

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Glacial Chasm Discussion

xeratheenigma on Muldrotha, Recycling Queen

1 day ago

If you’re still going with a sac theme I’d consider playing Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest.

Some cards I’ve found quite useful are Aether Spellbomb, Glacial Chasm, Halls of Mist, Urza's Bauble, Mishra's Bauble, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Mirror Image, Phantasmal Image, River Kelpie, and Night Incarnate.

Cloudius on Life is like a Hurricane

2 weeks ago

catar2 BINGO! I like brewing decks. Am concocting a casual creatureless Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign combo deck at the moment:


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Commander / EDH Cloudius

SCORE: 4 | 7 COMMENTS | 207 VIEWS


Feel free to give suggestions too if Esper is your thing.

You're absolutely right about the heavy reliance on Tatyova as the main card draw engine. I've very little protection for her though (only a handful of Counterspells and Sylvan Safekeeper as the main protector). With a good draw, this deck threatens to win on turns 4/5, or even as early as turn 3 so I didn't invest heavily in her protection.

In the unfortunate event she gets removed, I'd continue ramping and the next time I cast her, will be the turn I try to combo off for the win.

You're right that Hurricane and Squall Line are double-edged weapons and I do take damage from them too. Glacial Chasm is my protection against cases whereby I've less HP than opponents. The lifegain from Tatyova helps alot and more often than not, I'd have the most HP in the group (unless there're dedicated life gain decks around).

I've considered Mana Breach before but it fits better in a control archetype whereas this deck is combo based. Very often, I can cast 10-20 spells a turn while comboing off and Breach would actually hamper this as it'd return all my lands to my hand, stopping the combo (e.g. I'd have no more lands to untap via Turnabout).

I actually bought Deprive, Foil, Thwart, Forbid and the likes but hasn't found space for them in the deck atm. I may add them in if I play against removal/counter heavy decks.

Horn of Greed is an interesting card. It could be a redundancy for my commander if she gets removed too often and becomes too expensive to recast. Good suggestion, I'd try to grab hold of one!

You're absolutely right that Words of Wind doesn't allow us to target which permanent gets returned, however my aim is to return as many permanents as possible within the same turn. Opponents' mana base will be severely crippled once they start to return several lands per turn as most of them can only lay 1 land each turn. Most opponents would scoop up once this lock is established.

For the land ramp spells, all spells are under consideration as I try to find the best ones for the deck. I'd really like to try out Philoctetes's pet card Pir's Whim and some of those you've suggested above. Please keep the suggestions coming!

Speaking of Carpet of Flowers, I do have mono-blue players in my play groups so it's a possible include. It's under my KIV list atm. I do try to make the deck as generic as possible, being able to handle most decks without having to swap cards in and out depending on match up.

As for Stroke of Genius vs Blue Sun's Zenith, both have their merits and it boils down to personal preference. I just prefer Stroke's base cost of over Blue's . In times when I want to mill my opponents, I agree that Blur is better likely you rightly pointed out. Cheers!

I've opted to go with a Spellslinger build so am keeping the deck very creature-lite.

This deck doesn't have any "infinite combo" per say and I must say I probably use the words loosely for convenience sake.

Unfortunately, I don't stay in Germany though, else I'd love to meet up for games too. You may want to use the Playtest function that tappedout offers to try this deck out. Hopefully you can draw into an explosive hand and get addicted to this deck as much as I do!

Thank you once again for your suggestions. It is obvious you've put in serious thoughts about each of them and I appreciate it alot!

BMHKain on

2 weeks ago

@DrkNinja: Any other alternatives you would recommend for walkers? You hate Peacekeeper As legs, & Glacial Chasm only applies to you. Suggestions? I really only need one anyway... Oh, & Sunbird's Invocation is added. Thinking about adding back Ash Barrens...

BMHKain on

2 weeks ago

@DrkNinja: Wait...

Doesn't Glacial Chasm only apply to the player, & not the Walkers? What's its use here, I wonder?

BMHKain on

2 weeks ago

@DrkNinja: I hope I didn't make a mistake by replacing Ash Barrens & not some less relevant land for Glacial Chasm. Any ideas would you have replaced for Chasm? Also, If what I'm assuming about Elspeth Tirel, lore wise, is true, She is dead as a Constellation in Nyx, but in the new timeline, it states she's part of a literature circle with Tamiyo & Narset in Kamigawa in the alt. timeline that is split from the Multiverse. Could this mean she's alive in this timeline where as the main timeline where Jace & Vraska are enemies in that timeline? Dammit Sarkhan...

BMHKain on

2 weeks ago

BTW DrkNinja, was it a bad idea to remove Ash Barrens for Glacial Chasm?

DrkNinja on

2 weeks ago

I don't like Peacekeeper because it's a creature, and as we all know creatures are the easiest targets to remove compared to lands, enchantments, artifacts, etc. I'd rather play Glacial Chasm.

I like Sunbird's a lot as a card, I'm just not sure how it'd play. I think playtest it in a few games with some people and see how it plays man.

DrkNinja on

2 weeks ago

I don't like Peacekeeper because it's a creature, and as we all know creatures are the easiest targets to remove compared to lands, enchantments, artifacts, etc. I'd rather play Glacial Chasm.

I like Sunbird's a lot as a card, I'm just not sure how it'd play. I think playtest it in a few games with some people and see how it plays man.

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