Glacial Chasm


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

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Realms Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II Rare
Ice Age Uncommon

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Glacial Chasm


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

203995014 on No thought but hunger, no strategy but destruction

2 days ago

The problem with Gelatinous Genesis is that there's no real good reason to run it in place of either eldrazi, or the cards that search for it (Primeval Titan or Crop Rotation into Eye of Ugin).

You could have some fun with Living Wish, here are some cards I have thought about or played in the past:

Strip Mine

Acidic Slime

Melira, Sylvok Outcast

Scavenging Ooze

Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary

Homeward Path

Eternal Witness

Glacial Chasm

Silent Arbiter

You can also explore more options by splashing white. While I generally don't think that's a good idea practically speaking, you do get some options you wouldn't have in Mono G like Ethersworn Canonist, Gaddock Teeg, Magus of the Moat, Selfless Spirit, etc.

MrPlague on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

3 days ago

I'll take out those two lands for Glacial Chasm and a Basic Land until I get another. When I can dump more cash I'll get better dual lands and fetches.

I kind of like Palisade Giant to combo with Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I pretty much cant die unless one of them get exiled or returned to my hand.

Wall of Limbs I didn't really put it in there for its ability. I would only really use the ability if it had about 10 counters otherwise its just to defend myself. But I guess all the life gain from Debt to the Deathless would be just as good.

Snaptune on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

3 days ago

I would take out Transguild Promenade and Rupture Spire out as soon as possible, they slow you down significantly, so consider taking one of those out for the Glacial Chasm.

As for the Venser's Journal, Palisade Giant seems like a good swap since they do similar things (keep your life total high), while also bringing down the overall CMC of your deck.

Have you considered Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless rather than Wall of Limbs? The wall seems slow and difficult to activate in response to removal. The sorcery versions can take people by surprise, and synergize well with Sanguine Bond/Vizkopa Guildmage/Defiant Bloodlord in case the infinite combo is not available.

MrPlague on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

5 days ago

Thanks Snaptune I didn't know Privileged Position couldn't be in the deck. Thought hybrid costs like that were ok.

I have taken it out and put in Well of Lost Dreams

I'll see what I can take out for Glacial Chasm and Venser's Journal. Maybe Phyrexian Arena?

wzxc on Oloro Stax EDH

5 days ago

It's alright, it probably seemed a bit odd that I was referring to a comment that wasn't even about Glacial Chasm when trying to argue my point about it. Also, as for Cyclonic Rift, I pretty much just use it as a functional reprint of Disperse in most cases; the fact that it can also be a one sided board wipe (at instant speed, no less), if you get enough mana, is just pure gravy.

Snaptune on Oloro Pillow Fort / Life Gain

6 days ago

Nice deck! Oloro was also my first commander and the deck that I have worked on the most. A few suggestions:

  • Privileged Position's color identity is White/Green, so you may not run it in an Esper Commander deck.

  • Well of Lost Dreams is my favorite draw engine in Oloro, it is absolutely insane, and synergizes very well with Pristine Talisman. Maybe swap it in for that Privileged Position?

  • Solitary Confinement is another Glacial Chasm, and can you give those one or two turns that you need to activate your infinite combo, or trigger Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance. Oloro and the aforementioned Well of Lost Dreams will keep your hand stocked so that you can keep the Confinement in play.

  • Venser's Journal is a pet card of mine for Oloro. It's not game-breaking, but it synergizes very well with the Well (pun intended) and gives a decent life boost every turn. Worth considering, but there are much better things to run.

  • Necropotence is begging for a spot here. Chances are you're already looking for one but if you're not, then do. Oloro will keep it from killing you, and if you NEED to draw into your wincon, paying half your life total is usually enough to hit it. The BBB mana cost is a little difficult to hit, but very worth it to keep your hand continuously stocked.

Overall, you have a very solid deck! +1

Treehugger003 on Rhys G/W Token Mayhem

6 days ago

As with all things my recommendations come out of my experience in my meta but I would recommend:

ArtifactsThousand-Year Elixir and Ashnod's Altar. Untap and the ability to use it on the first turn Yes please. The altar is just a good card to have around.

Illusionist's Bracers are another token doubling artifact that you can probably skip at this point.

Mimic Vat is also a fun card to include but situational.

Creatures: Avenger of Zendikar is a nice token producer. I also ran Ant Queen for a mana sink 2 mana for a 1/1 isn't bad especially on your opponent's end step.

I also like Heliod, God of the Sun Vigilance and a token producer. The tokens are expensive mana wise but they are repeatable.

Herald of the Host and Caller of the Pack both have some unique interactions with Rhys. The tokens created as part of the myriad trigger get exiled. If you use Rhys's ability to seperately double those tokens. The second set of tokens do not get exiled at end of turn/combat.

Removal: I really do not see anything capable of dealing with graveyards or lands. I would recommend something like Tormod's Crypt or Rest in Peace for the one and something like Ghost Quarter for the second. These are both really meta dependent. My meta has tons of graveyard decks. Meren, Glissa, and gitrog are weekly decks. Land removal you generally don't need but there are some utility lands that it pays to destroy Glacial Chasm for example. There is also Imprisoned in the Moon which can wreck a commander's night. Removal recommendations are always meta dependent. So YMMV.

I would also look into adding something for card draw. Fecundity works well with token decks generally.

Sorry for the wall of text.


wzxc on Oloro Stax EDH

6 days ago

But surely if you are running extra wipes then you don't really need the extra turn, because you can just wipe away all the things that are putting you in the position where you would need the Glacial Chasm :P

Also, I have been considering adding some more board wipes my self, but probably not Austere Command or Merciless Eviction. I say this as I am trying to keep the mana curve as low as possible to minimize the the effect on me of all the cost increasing effects that i run in this deck (also it is very possible that you never actually get the amount of mana you need to play these spells; as wipes like these can be dead in any deck if you get mana screwed) and because with all the enchantments and artifacts I run in this deck both of them are pretty much just over-costed creature board wipes (as i don't really want to wipe my board of artifacts and enchantments, as this deck really doesn't have that much of a way to recover from such a thing; especially with Merciless Eviction exiling them). Instead, to deal with annoying artifacts, enchantments and planeswalkers I would much rather just use removal / one sided board wipes, such as Anguished Unmaking, Cyclonic Rift and Vindicate (the latter being a card I have been meaning to add to the maindeck, or at least the maybeboard, for a while now; however I have also considered adding Utter End in it's place), because they are far less mana intensive, have no negative effect on my board state and many of them are instant speed.

So, while I may not add those particular board wipes (or many of the other really high cmc wipes, that don't really do that much more for me), I am definitely going to consider adding some of the cheap creature wipes, such as Wrath of God and I will get around to seeing where I will put Vindicate (and/or Utter End) in this deck.

Also, as for the reply I was referring to, I did mean TheWallinator74; because I wasn't referring to the reply I made about Glacial Chasm, rather i was referring to the reply I made regarding how I prioritize the cards that do multiple things (instead of the ones that are a lot more "one dimensional"); hence why I also referenced the example of the planeswalkers being both win conditions and value engines that I used in that reply.

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