Glacial Fortress


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 Rare
2012 Core Set Rare
2011 Core Set Rare
2010 Core Set Rare

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Glacial Fortress


Glacial Fortress enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.

: Add or to your mana pool.

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Glacial Fortress Discussion

JonnyG21 on Spooky Spirit Squad

1 week ago

Oh and I know it's budget but I'd put in Glacial Fortress or the scars, pain, shock, fetch, or filters. Even the battle or shadows lands work better than all basics, and at minimum maybe 2 taplands.

kotten on Jeskai Monks

1 week ago

lagotripha i like most of that stuff, but with this deck i like the idea of keeping it just monks you know? because i only play this deck casually with friends and what not, but at some point i may try to do some kind of friday night magic thing with it. i've also thought about putting in some Boros Charm and some Lightning Helix because of the whole Soulfire Grand Master and Deflecting Palm combo for a lot of damage and health gain. as for dual lands, i like that idea a lot and am probably gonna grab some Glacial Fortress and some kind of red/white dual lands as well. Thanks man!

lagotripha on Jeskai Monks

1 week ago

I'm gonna give a rundown of stuff that you could put in this to make it super functional in modern- but a lot of it isn't gonna be great for casual play. I'm a fan of Lightning Angel, Steel of the Godhead, Clout of the Dominus, Izzet Charm, Mana Leak, Dispel and so forth in lower cost slots with cards like Think Twice and Whispers of the Muse to draw in decks like this. The big thing is, as always for three colour decks, getting the lands right. I'm guess you aren't gonna be looking for a bunch of Arid Mesa so Shivan Reef, Battlefield Forge, Glacial Fortress and so on are worth a look.Good luck, and have fun brewing!

Firebones675 on Enchantments and Angels

1 week ago

Using glacial fortress instead would be fine. With regards to the lands the main reason why they are more expensive is because of fetchlands/shocklands. In a hypothetical white/blue/green deck, A single copy of Flooded Strand can find Hallowed Fountain, Breeding Pool or Temple Garden (in addition to finding regular basics) which is really helpful to make sure you always have each of your colors. In a two color deck this becomes a little less important since Glacial Fortress already gives you both of your colors. The main dowsnides to running fortress is if you draw an opening hand with 4 copies of fortress, they would all be forced to come in tapped compared to a shock/fetch mana base. Also as i mentioned earlier because they have a basic land type they can interact with cards like horizons. (Technically there are a couple other reasons like being to be able to shufle your library at will or thinning your deck slightly but that likely won't come up in your deck)If that's fine with you, running with the fortress mana base instead isn't bad by any stretch and significantly cheaper.

As for your horizon question, what happens when you cast it is that that specific copy of the card exiles the lands. If it leaves play for any reason the lands stay exiled. If another copy is played (or even the same one you played originally) the game sees it as a new card and thus can't choose any of the plains you exiled originally.

The specific wording on magic oracle is as follows (If your not familiar with the site you can google mtg oracle. It has every card ever printed and additional rulings for them)

1)If Endless Horizons leaves the battlefield, the remaining Plains cards stay exiled. If Endless Horizons returns to the battlefield, its a new object with no relation to its previous existence. The previously exiled Plains cards will still stay exiled.

2)If a different player gains control of Endless Horizons, its ability will trigger at the beginning of that players upkeep, but it wont do anything when it resolves.

Hope this helps!

cornpie987387 on Enchantments and Angels

1 week ago

Thank you Firebones675! I did not make those connections. Beyond being able to draw Hallowed Fountain and Prairie Stream with Endless Horizons, is there any other bonuses to using them over Glacial Fortress? I didn't want this deck to cost an absurd amount of money and those special lands are a little expensive. Same reason I didnt jump for Greater Auramancy. Quick question, if I use Endless Horizons and it gets destroyed, do I lose those plains? I would assume I would but I read something weird about how it resolves somewhere. I wanted to put enchanted evening in to prevent players from using cards like Spring Cleaning but I did not realise I would destroy my own lands. Does any one else have other ideas to prevent enchantment board clear cards? Thank you for commenting!

USA_RGrimes on W/U Geist Eldrazi

1 week ago

So a few things here,

Good catch on the Glacial Fortress. I will add Sanctum of Ugin in that slot. Secondly, I feel that Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is better than Karn Liberated. Crazy I know however Ugins -X ability is too strong to ignore rather than try to target one permanent.

Quarantine Field will go to my maybe board as i don't know what I would cut in order to make room unless you had a suggestion.

Thanks for the input!

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