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When Gleaming Barrier dies, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Gleaming Barrier Discussion
3 weeks ago
Need more variety in your free sacrifice generation. Don't worry, I'm here to make tons of terrible and unnecessary recommendations! I'm just going to throw them down in a list instead of coming up with a little blurb for why each one is good (you're smart enough to not need that).
Smothering Abomination , From Beyond , Awakening Zone , Revel in Riches , Pawn of Ulamog , Catacomb Sifter , Emrakul's Evangel , Rapacious One , Spawning Bed , Spawnsire of Ulamog , Vile Redeemer , Brass's Bounty , Contract Killing , Curse of Opulence , Gild , Gleaming Barrier ... cont'd.
1 month ago
I think you're right that I could lower my curve a bit.
thx for the tips
3 months ago
I feel like cards that produce treasures could be on this list. It help's setup mana for the next turn.
4 months ago
Fixed the above to give you less cancer:
Tap for mana:
Joiner Adept (+)
Leyline Prowler (added, removed maelstrom nexus)
Paradise Druid (?)
Gleaming Barrier (?)
Farhaven Elf (+)
Gatecreeper Vine (+)
Pilgrim's Eye (+)
Ranging Raptors (+)
Sylvan Ranger (+)
Cards I can remove:
4 months ago
Currently you have no reason to need white mana in the side so trading some BW duels for basics should be better. Running Field of Ruin / Blast Zone could add utility to your mana base that gets ramped up to 11 with the ability of Karn, the Great Creator to fetch Crucible of Worlds from the side. Your game plan seems pretty grindy so Mox Amber might be better off as a Dimir Locket / Gleaming Barrier just because only 7 cards enable it to make mana making it a Darksteel Relic most of the time.
7 months ago
I think this could be a very functional deck. The important thing is to choose some synergy shared between the cards you really want to play, so the deck can function without having to rely on the raw power of commander staples you're foregoing for themed cards. I think that, being base Grixis with a focus on artifact tokens, artifacts should be leveraged, for sure. The graveyard is another place you could pick up some value, as mentioned above. Just try to have a plan beyond "play treasure stuff until I can find a combo to win." That might even mean cutting some of the really mediocre theme cards like Gleaming Barrier .
You can also build to your commander a little bit. Not every card needs to be on theme, so while Villainous Wealth hits all the right spots as both an enabler and payoff for Ramos, some good nuts-and-bolts cards that are easy on the manabase like Crosis's Charm , Bedevil , Terminate , Rakdos Charm , Dreadbore , Lim-Dul's Vault , Notion Rain , Memory Plunder (on theme!), Countersquall , Counterflux , etc. could be good.
Also, while you don't need to go all-out on the manabase, since you're just splashing white and green, try to shore it up with some easy replacements. Finishing out the Vivid lands and picking up a the tri-lands that hit your main colors could really help the deck run more smoothly. Everglades is pretty bad, meanwhile.
8 months ago
Guys, I think he wants to sac those creatures to other effects, since he said no self-sacrificing creatures, so Thrulls are just spinning wheels. Unfortunately, the effect OP is looking for is pretty unusual, as evidenced by Su-Chi 's $50 price tag (screw the Reserved List). The best you're going to do outside the original examples is treasure and scion makers like Dire Fleet Hoarder , Gleaming Barrier , Pitiless Plunderer , and Carrier Thrall . That's why most people choose to make tokens and sac them for mana through an intermediary like Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , etc. get the mana through death-matters triggers on cards like Black Market and Pitiless Plunderer .
8 months ago
Gleaming Barrier occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%