|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|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 enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Plains or an Island.
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|Have (9)||Abzkaban , CampbellStev , Forkbeard , irongills , Mortiferus_Rosa , , Pumpkinking913 , STG , Skulldrey|
|Want (11)||omniknight47 , Michamon , DrAftertaste , Steimtime , Chunkeekong , manber101 , bfrie , DanAbzan , KazeCole , silverleinad , InfectiousBliss|
Glacial Fortress Discussion
1 week ago
Hey man! love the concept, for lands, I think this would be a smoother way to fix your colors:
And 4 basics of your choice, I will go rather Forests or Islands, then...you could sneak a Hydroid Krasis to fit the Hydra theme and replace the Pollenbright Druid with a Evolution Sage also if you mainly run all creatures and no spells what so ever, Vivien, Champion of the Wilds could be a nice addition, keep it up :)
1 week ago
you're not actually losing out by playing fetchlands. they're just the best option for color fixing available. if you're already running Hallowed Fountain and Glacial Fortress , then what other options do you have to ensure you get blue or white mana when you need it? just out of curiosity, what would you put in the fetchlands place? even commander uses fetchlands.
1 week ago
you're trying to combine 2 archetypes that don't work well together, so the only advice i can really give is upgrade your manabase. you want fetchlands like Flooded Strand and shocklands like Hallowed Fountain . checklands like Glacial Fortress are also good.
1 week ago
My only possible qualm with the list is the 4 Veto in the 75, I'm still a fan of Negate in the main as it's easier to cast (say a turn 3 Karn and all you have is black and blue). If your meta is super control heavy and you really want all the Vetos, I'd say cut the Fields for basics and Glacial Fortress .
3 weeks ago
Yeah, thanks Sarkhan420X! That’s exactly what I meant by dorks; I should’ve been more clear.
The problem with getting non-tapped lands, as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, is that they tend to be (very) expensive because every deck wants them. Shock lands are at a low right now because of the recent reprint, and if you can I advise picking up a copy of some of those soon. Check lands may be a good addition; I see you’re running Drowned Catacomb , but picking up a Glacial Fortress or Hinterland Harbor can be helpful. Lands like Exotic Orchard aren’t bad, but I just checked and apparently Forbidden Orchard has jumped in price again.
Five-color decks are tough to get a good land-base for; you can easily spend $500+ and hardly notice the improvement. I suggest thinking of your deck as vase green, and utilizing green ramp spells to find you other colors. For the first few turns, playing basic forests from your hand is OK if you also have mana rocks/dorks/ramp that can get you the other colors you need.
Last thing I have to say on this point is that I think Prismatic Vista , from Modern Horizons, will probably tank a good amount. I do tend to be wrong about these things, but I would be shocked if it stays anywhere NEAR $30. So keep an eye on the price, at least for a while; it is a strictly better Evolving Wilds .
You have more courage than me, building a five-color deck without proxies.
3 weeks ago
You don't have any plains in this deck, which makes it hard for Glacial Fortress and Clifftop Retreat to come in untapped. Some shocklands would be good replacements for some of the checklands since you have almost a 50/50 checklands than lands with subtypes. They'd also be good for the lifegain lands since having a land come in tapped is a bad tempo loss. Lightning Bolt is a better Lightning Strike , and you should replace shock with something like Lightning Helix or Rift Bolt since they are both more powerful than Shock. No Escape is not particularly good when there is Remand . Remand can counter anything for two mana, or one with the Electromancer and allow you to draw. It puts the card back in your opponent's hand but it can essentially Time Walk them.
1 month ago
abby315 My apologies, I haven't updated my binder in a while. I actually don't own any Incubation Druids right now, but in looking a bit more at the trade, could we make a few changes? I found a few extra cards in my stuff that you might need, and that I actually already have 1 Mutavault. So how would you feel about the following?
Hallowed Fountain (Ravnica Allegiance, $7.75)
Shalai, Voice of Plenty ($2.98)
Glacial Fortress (The old art, I'm not sure exactly which set but I'll say it's around $7)
Breeding Pool (Ravnica Allegiance, $12.30)
Time Wipe ($0.53)
2 Hinterland Harbor (ISD, $5.75ea = $11.50)
Sylvan Advocate (it's like .13 so you can just have it, I just saw it in your wants) Total: $42.06
I'm $5 short, so I'll update my binder and then maybe you can find close to that amount from my stuff? Check back later tonight and I'll have it updated by then.
1 month ago
If you have access to them, I would certainly slot in Hallowed Fountain s and Glacial Fortress that way you can more reliably cast your splash colors. A couple card suggestions, if you can cast it, look at Dovin's Veto vs. Negate . With the right mana base its a strict upgrade. Also might suggest Pledge of Unity as a 2 or 3 of to help fill a similar slot that Ajani, the Greathearted 's -2 does. Lastly, in a Proliferate shell, take a look at Sharktocrab ! Not joking, it could fit the curve nicely, and this card can blow games wide open in a mid-range attrition match up. Happy brewing!
Glacial Fortress occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.9%
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%