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Sacrifice a snow Mountain: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.
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Glacial Crevasses Discussion
5 days ago
2 weeks ago
Hey! Thanks for the mention :)
Love the idea! In terms of pure win percentage, my deck definitely isn't the right way to go about things and I feel that a more defensive pillowfort strategy like you mentioned would net you much more wins.
While red/black aren't the best pillowfort colors in the traditional sense, they have a few cards that slow or disincentivize attackers; not to mention there are a few land and artifact cards that help too. No Mercy, Dread, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Maze of Ith, Mystifying Maze, Spires of Orazca (flipped from Thaumatic Compass Flip), Uphill Battle, Glacial Crevasses, Vow of Malice, Vow of Lightning, and Crawlspace just to name a few. Since most of the pillowfort cards are in white, another route could be playing a card like Queen Marchesa and running Xantcha in the 99.
I think the 8x8 theory is solid for most of these categories! I feel that the player controlling Xantcha dying is a rare enough occurrence (she'll probably get destroyed or another player could get taken out before them) that you might not need a full 8 slots dedicated to sacrificing her. If this does happen, you could always use your single-target removal on her and run a bit more of it. It's not ideal, but might save you from situations where you have a Viscera Seer or Ashnod's Altar and nothing to sacrifice with it.
Same goes with the politics and memes. Depending on your definition of memes, they could have a lot of overlap there too so you might not need to dedicate 16 slots in your deck to both of those (like Curse of Opulence, Sower of Discord, or Disrupt Decorum).
Overall I think you're on the right track and I can't wait to see what you end up with!
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion - I have Glacial Crevasses in my binder waiting to take it for a spin; I'm just afraid of the nonbo with Leyline of Punishment and also losing lands with a commander that is so expensive. I do run it at time with great success in my Jaya Ballard, Task Mage deck!
2 months ago
Since you're playing snow-covered mountains, Glacial Crevasses is a great little tool both for playing politics and for directing aggression elsewhere.
3 months ago
@Mokan Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs was the original commander of the deck!
It was originally conceived as a sort of pillowfort-then-explode deck with cards like Forcefield and Ensnaring Bridge, but I found in my playgroup that the Earthquakes often took care of my defence for me, provided I wasn't focused too hard by anyone.
Thanks for all your great suggestions!
6 months ago
Maybe test with Arjun, the Shifting Flame, Bend or Break, Endless Whispers, Etali, Primal Storm, Galvanoth, Genesis Wave, Intet, the Dreamer, Mind's Dilation, Mindmoil, Planeswalker's Mischief, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Scrambleverse, Shared Fate, Teferi's Realm, Thieves' Auction, and a Glacial Crevasses for late-game protection?
8 months ago
Out: Curse of Opulence
In: Mana Web
Curse is a great card for its cost, it just hasn't really had an impact with my deck. I almost never find myself needing more mana than I have, and the people that know my deck will forego attacking the cursed player to deny me the resources anyway. I've been looking for a slot to bring Mana Web back in anyway, so it was an easy swap.
Also removed Strip Mine and Great Furnace in favor of two basics. I like Strip Mine, and it is especially powerful with Crucible of Worlds, but I noticed that more often than not I would have rather had the flexibility of the basic land on the field to up my number of pairs for Ib, or an extra land for Glacial Crevasses to stall one more turn. Great Furnace was in there for fuel for Goblin Welder and when I ran Kuldotha Rebirth, and just wasn't needed anymore.