Glacial Fortress

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage 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

PlatinumOne on

5 days ago

you'll probably also want to bump up the lands to 24. if everything is cmc 3 or under, 20 lands is fine. if you run stuff that costs 4, you want 24. if you have stuff costing 5 or more, you generally want some mana ramp.

the specific lands you use could also be upgraded, assuming budget isn't an issue. theres fetch lands like Flooded Strand , shock lands like Hallowed Fountain , and check lands like Glacial Fortress .

9-lives on Testudo Tactic Holy Cadre

1 week ago

Sunpetal Grove , Glacial Fortress , and Hinterland Harbor would be just as useful as the gate cards, and even better if I can put some basic land cards onto the battleground. I just can't afford them right now, as they are expensive in money's worth.

Hexaflexagon on Testudo Tactic Holy Cadre

1 week ago

Hey man!

I would consider your last two cards to be land. Your land count right now is 19, which is usually only reserved for decks which have a lot of fixing and ramp, or decks which have a low curve. I would add at least one more land of your choice, which leads to my next suggestion.

For this to be a competitive (as you've tagged) deck, you'll have to upgrade your manabase. You'll at least want the shock lands, as they'll stay in Standard for another 2 or so years and they're played in Modern and EDH anyway, so they're great both for now and in the future, if you ever want to sell them. I would cut all your dual taplands and add in 4 Temple Garden , 4 Hallowed Fountain , and 4 Breeding Pool . You could also replace the lands I suggested with Buddy Lands ( Sunpetal Grove , Glacial Fortress , and Hinterland Harbor ), but those would make the deck less consistent, as you only have a minimum amount of lands that make them come into play untapped.


For your last card, I would put in a copy of Tower Defence, it's a great card for your deck, and I think it'll help the deck become more consistent.

Hope this helps, this is just my opinion. I hope that I don't come off as building your deck for you, as I know that takes the fun out of MTG for some people.

Hex

Chandra585 on Triple A [[Azorius Artifact Attack!]]

1 week ago

First off, Ice Cave isn’t really thematic or synergistic with a deck like this, and I think it’s actively bad in Commander because the rest of the table will be mad at you for letting their spells get countered. Daxos usually benefits from a much more Voltron-like strategy with more equipment. If you want to stay about here though, Tezzeret the Seeker is a good tutor. Other than that, you just need to upgrade your land base with cards like Glacial Fortress , Nimbus Maze , Skycloud Expanse , Port Town , and utility pieces like Maze of Ith

hellhole3927 on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

3 weeks ago

I LOVE THE DECK. I'm actually trying to make a Persistent Petitioners Reanimator deck right now, but I wasn't able to figure out what to target with reanimation spells. You figured it out though.

My Suggestions:

1) Take out Thrumming Stone , yes the card can do broken things, but I don't know how beneficial it will actually be in this deck. Also the decks that it is used in are very straight forward ones with no set up ( Relentless Rats and Rat Colony ), not things that need set up ( Shadowborn Apostle ).

2) Take out Avacyn, Angel of Hope , yes she is a great card, but when she's the only big body in a deck the body itself won't do much the same way mill doesn't do much to a group of 3 opponents. Also what in this deck would your opponents want to blow up on your battlefield? In the end she is just a defensive card in this deck that will take way too much set up to benefit from.

3) Card Draw, you have good card draw in here, but a few ideas for additional things would be Rhystic Study , Mystic Remora , and Land Tax .

4) The mana base, before I get into my suggestions on the mana base I will just say any base can benefit from a ton of fetchlands and other things like that and I'm not gonna sit here and just tell you to add in every fetchland in your colors. Now to my suggestions, cut all taplands they hurt a deck much more than you may think.

Cuts in the Land Base:

A) Azorius Chancery for Mana Confluence

B) Azorius Guildgate for City of Brass

C) Evolving Wilds for Forbidden Orchard

D) Seachrome Coast for Hallowed Fountain

E) Sejiri Refuge for Glacial Fortress

F) Terramorphic Expanse for Prairie Stream

G) Tranquil Cove for Sea of Clouds

H) Irrigated Farmland for Adarkar Wastes

I) Reflecting Pool and Exotic Orchard are also two more lands you could add if you want to.

J) As far as I can tell you don't seem like you'll be going to combat much and if you're not then Glacial Chasm would be great.

BTW, when I finish designing my deck list I'll let you know what it is in the comments here so you can take a look at if you want.

Entity97 on A Cuberino

4 weeks ago

Cube Stats!
This past weekend saw my cube’s first seven player draft (eight had homework to finish). Now, some of them are filthy casuals but here are the deck lists drafted with (W-L) stats! No basic lands included, however.

Me – Mardu Angels (3-0)
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Assemble the Legion
Baneslayer Angel
Boros Signet
Bruna, the Fading Light
Cavern of Souls
Conqueror's Galleon  Flip
Crystalline Crawler
Emeria Angel
Exhume
Faithless Looting
Gisela, the Broken Blade
Godless Shrine
Golgari Thug
Grim Monolith
Loyal Retainers
Lyra Dawnbringer
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Reanimate
Resplendent Angel
Restoration Gearsmith
Smuggler Captain (finds Reanimate )
Sphere of the Suns
Tidehollow Sculler
Windswept Heath

Pritch – Golgari Midrange (2-1)
Bayou
Chainer's Edict
Cryptbreaker
Damnation
Doom Blade
Doomed Dissenter
Go for the Throat
Golgari Grave-Troll
Golgari Signet
Grave Titan
Herald of Torment
Heir of the Wilds
Hissing Quagmire
Innocent Blood
Liliana of the Veil
Liliana, the Last Hope
Night Incarnate
Ravenous Chupacabra
Rite of Belzenlok
Scavenging Ooze
Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Thoughtseize
Thrun, the Last Troll
Tragic Slip
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Verdant Catacombs
Westvale Abbey  Flip
Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Paul – Grixis Control (1-1)
Academy Ruins
Baleful Strix
Bitterblossom
Bituminous Blast
Brain Maggot
Creeping Tar Pit
Cruel Ultimatum
Cyclonic Rift
Eldrazi Monument
Force of Will
Havengul Lich
Inferno Titan
Kitesail Freebooter
Lich Lord of Unx
Mesmeric Fiend
Murderous Redcap
Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Rakdos's Return
Tezzeret, Artifice Master
Thassa, God of the Sea
Thing in the Ice  Flip
Twilight Prophet
Unscythe, Killer of Kings
Whirler Rogue

Abby – Bant Midrange (0-1)
Austere Command
Bow of Nylea
Celestial Colonnade
Counterspell
Courser of Kruphix
Crush of Tentacles
Dauntless Bodyguard
Elixir of Immortality
Felidar Sovereign
Glacial Fortress
Imposing Sovereign
Kiora, the Crashing Wave
Loxodon Hierarch
Mikaeus, the Lunarch
Noble Hierarch
Plaxcaster Frogling
Qasali Pridemage
Reclamation Sage
Sagu Mauler
Sakashima's Student
Selfless Spirit
Sigarda, Host of Herons
Simic Signet
Solemn Simulacrum
Sphinx's Revelation
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Sun Titan
Supreme Verdict
Suture Priest
Sword of War and Peace
Temple Garden
Terminus
Traveler's Amulet

Matt – Four Color Good Stuff (1-1)
Ancestral Vision
Arch of Orazca
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Badlands
Birds of Paradise
Bomat Courier
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Clifftop Retreat
Crop Rotation
Desolate Lighthouse
Domri Rade
Dualcaster Mage
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Experiment One
Ghost Quarter
Hallowed Fountain
Isolated Chapel
Lotus Cobra
Maze of Ith
Murderous Cut
Odric, Master Tactician
Path to Exile
Phyrexian Metamorph
Plateau
Price of Fame
Sacred Foundry
Savannah
Silverblade Paladin
Sunpetal Grove
Sword of Light and Shadow
Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
Tetzimoc, Primal Death
Through the Breach
Tropical Island
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
Ultimate Price
Voice of Resurgence
Warden of the First Tree
Wasteland
Zacama, Primal Calamity

Ben – Temur Cascade– (0-1)
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Arboretum Elemental
Blasphemous Act
Bloodbraid Elf
Braid of Fire
Chief Engineer
Chrome Mox
City of Brass
Combustible Gearhulk
Deep Analysis
Dream Eater
Etched Champion
Eternal Witness
Fauna Shaman
Ghalta, Primal Hunger
Genesis Wave
Gruul Signet
Heart of Ramos
Hedron Archive
Hellkite Charger
Hinterland Harbor
Inkwell Leviathan
Izzet Signet
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner
Lumbering Falls
Maelstrom Wanderer
Master Transmuter
Metalwork Colossus
Mishra's Factory
Mox Opal
Myr Enforcer
Mystic Snake
Pact of Negation
Sai, Master Thopterist
Sarkhan Unbroken
Search for Azcanta  Flip
Shardless Agent
Sword of Fire and Ice
Taiga
Temporal Mastery
Urabrask the Hidden
Verdurous Gearhulk
Voidslime
Volatile Chimera (I forget what was on it, never came up)
Wurmcoil Engine

Courrtney – Green Black Delirium (0-1)
Avenger of Zendikar
Blood Artist
Dark Petition
Empty the Pits
Emrakul, the Promised End
Expedition Map
Explosive Vegetation
Garruk Relentless  Flip
Ghoulcaller Gisa
Great Sable Stag
Greenwarden of Murasa
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Isareth the Awakener
Ishkanah, Grafwidow
Living Death
Master of the Wild Hunt
Mox Amber
Mox Diamond
Oracle of Mul Daya
Phyrexian Delver
Primeval Titan
Putrid Leech
Rampaging Baloths
See the Unwritten
Sylvan Ranger
Thran Dynamo
Volrath's Stronghold
Merciless Eternal
Whip of Erebos
Worn Powerstone

camallu on

1 month ago

If it's not too far off from budget, might I recommend 4 of Hallowed Fountain and Glacial Fortress ?

DeviousPenguin666 on Jace's & Teferi's Miracle Show

1 month ago

Nice deck! The only potential problem that I'm noticing is the manabase, so here's my suggestions. -2 Hallowed Fountain , -2 Temple of Enlightenment , -2 Glacial Fortress for +2 Field of Ruin , +3 Island , and +1 Celestial Colonnade or +1 Ghost Quarter . These changes make you less weak to Blood Moon as well as giving you more land destruction and less painful lands. +1!

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Glacial Fortress occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.9%

Modern:

All decks: 0.27%

W/U (Azorius): 22.83%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.1%

W/U (Azorius): 2.9%

W/U/B (Esper): 1.1%

GWU (Bant): 1.68%