Glacial Fortress

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Glacial Fortress

Land

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

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Glacial Fortress Discussion

Boomcat12B on daxos

1 week ago

Cards to add-

Glacial Fortress

Rogue's Passage

Sea of Clouds You want to add glacial fortress for sure. It is a cheap check land that can come in untapped, and you want Rogue's passage to let you swing freely if your equip pieces are getting destroyed. I would run 36 lands in this deck and Sea of clouds can replace the bounce land if you want to go that route since it is a bit more expensive money wise.

Card Draw-

Brain storm

Serum Visions

Windfall

Opt

Mystic Remora This will give you better card draw (in addition to what you already have. The more card draw you can have the better. This should give you around 10 pieces of card draw. Some of the card draw is situational so it will come to playing the deck and seeing if you need to add a bit more dedicated pieces.

Ramp/Rocks

Azorius Signet

Commander's Sphere

Fellwar Stone

Cards to suit up with-

Eldrazi Conscription - One of the best enchantments you can have for voltron

Sword of the Animist - Will help out with ramp...Add no matter what. This card is stupid good

Creatures-

Sun Titan - Allows you to get Equipment and artifacts back from the GY and you are running enough cards to make it worth running him.

Silent Arbiter - Perfect for your decks strategy, and will help with crack back

Umbra Mystic - Allows you to sacrifice your Auras instead of Daxos should he be killed.

Battlewise Hoplite - Gives you another creature to suit up if Daxos is taken out of commission or costs too much.

Augury Adept - Card draw and lifegain is worth it, plus it gives you another option for a creature to suit up

Removal- You are actually not to bad off in interaction. Your sitting at around 10 I think, but you do not have any boardwipes and that cna be a problem. However with your counterspell suit and single target removal it might play out alright. It will really be a matter of playtesting and seeing where you want to take the deck.Here are some ideas to add for board wipes (I would add one of these since there is one more slot to fill for the cards I suggested taking out. The rest can be ideas should you need to add board wipes)

Cyclonic Rift - This one is not cheap but I would definitely include it if you are willing to spend the money. I would add it over any of the other cards mentioned in this section.

Time Wipe

Winds of Rath

Wrath of God

Day of Judgment

Just a few ideas for cards to pull-

Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer - It just is not doing anything for you

Tamiyo's Epiphany - It costs too much for what it does

Curse of the Swine - just run a board wipe instead.

Angelic Edict - Costs too much for what it does

Dauntless Onslaught - This deck wants cards to suit up Daxos not combat tricks

Moment of Heroism - Same as above

Silence - A good card but your not looking to combo off so it is a slot you can use to further your game plan

Tragic Lesson - Better options for card draw

Corridor Monitor - Does not really provide much synergy for what you want to do All the bestow creatures- They just cost too much to use bestow and you have better options

Mesa Enchantress - A really good card, but Running 14 enchantments won't proc her enough to give you the value you want

Curse of the Forsaken - Does not really help all that much

Mystic Barrier - It does not really further your game plan

Unknown Shores - It isn't bad but being two colors you don't need to worry about color fixing that much.

Azorius Guildgate - Tapped lands can always be replaced

Alright so looking over the list these are the cards I would take out and the cards I would replace them with. I basically removed cards that did not provide a strong synergy, or cards that could be replaced with more efficient cards. The 2 biggest areas I focused on were Ramp and card draw since you were light in both areas. Simply by adding those 2 packages the deck will start to run better and more consistently which will lead to better games for you overall. I also suggested some lands so you can replace the tapped lands, as well as give you more utility to get dmg in with Daxos. Upping your land count by one should also help your land draw ratio as well. Next I suggested 2 more pieces of voltron that are just too good not to add. I pulled a lot of creatures that you were running because they did not provide synergy or they were just to costly. I replaced them with creatures that provide synergy and value for your deck, and also gives you a few more options in case Daxos gets shut down. Always need a back up plan. Finally Add in at least a board wipe. you really want three and I would personally replace 2 of your weaker counter spells (I left in most of your counter suite)with board wipe pieces. I gave you a few ideas as to cards you could run for board wipes. If you do decide to remove 2 counters to replace with w wrath I would suggest Stymied Hopes and Annul

I kept the upgrades to around $30-$40 dollars (I think I was not adding them up) but they should not more than $50 or so since I know you don't want to spend a shit ton on your decks. Let me know what you think or if you have any questions on choices or reasoning.

Pabs4444 on WUBR/Yore/4 Color Control

4 weeks ago

there're wayyy to many tap lands. I get that it is probably for budget considerations, but play some buddy lands like Glacial Fortress and such. Also, I feel any deck with red should run at least 2 Abrade . Good luck!

Eurgiga on Moon art cards for Princess ...

1 month ago

A few I haven't seen yet:

Couple tips when looking for moons: Both actual moons and moon symbols count, so keep an eye out for moons on things like books, texts, and manufactured things in the art. There is no limit on how small they can be, though it's obvious it has to be large enough to make out. Some cards have very small, very sneaky moons hidden in them this way.

Caerwyn on Blue White Drakes

1 month ago

The biggest improvement you can make to this deck is adding some better lands. Ideally, you want to include lands that can enter the battlefield untapped and provide either colour you might need. Here are some good, budget-friendly options:

  • Port Town , provided you have a decent number of Plains and Islands. This card's usefulness diminishes some as the game drags on.
  • Glacial Fortress . This card's usefulness increases as the game drags on.
  • Nimbus Maze is a bit better, though it still requires typed lands. This, at least, can enter untapped and be used for colourless in a pinch.
  • Hallowed Fountain is not quite a budget card, but, of all the lands on this list, it's the one most worth having. Shock lands are among the best in the game, and these will still be useful as you move on to less budget-friendly builds.
  • Adarkar Wastes is a solid option, allowing you to generate colourless for free, and whatever colour you need for a relatively insignificant cost.

You have a couple cards where you are running 5 copies of them.

You might want to add more interaction in the form of removal and counterspells.

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multimedia on Zur The Enchanter

1 month ago

Hey, good start for a budget deck, nice Necropotence :)

Improvements to consider making are adding more Dimir dual lands that can ETB untapped or have interaction with basic lands. More ramp to be able to play Zur faster and adding cards that have good interaction with Necropotence .

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

For Voltron Zur you can with Zur assemble the Necropotence and Empyrial Armor combo. Diplomatic Immunity is good protection for Zur and you can still enchant Zur when you cheat an enchantment into play. Mystic Remora is one of the best enchantments in Commander, it can be a repeatable source of card draw. Zur is blue and white meaning Steel of the Godhead gives him +2/+2 lifelink and unblockable.

Command Tower and Exotic Orchard are Dimir dual lands that ETB untapped. The Check lands (Catacomb, Chapel and Fortress) have rotated out of Standard meaning these lands are the cheapest price they have been in two years. Getting one of each of them now starting with these three and then the other seven is a good investment for Commander.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Meandering River
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Transguild Promenade
  • Rupture Spire
  • Gateway Plaza
  • Horribly Awry
  • Polymorphist's Jest
  • Make a Stand
  • Essence Scatter
  • Norn's Annex
  • Unquestioned Authority

Good luck with your deck.

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Glacial Fortress occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.9%

Modern:

All decks: 0.27%

WU (Azorius): 22.83%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.1%

WU (Azorius): 2.9%

WUB (Esper): 1.1%

GWU (Bant): 1.68%