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Highland Lake enters the battlefield tapped.
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Highland Lake Discussion
1 week ago
I upvoted just because of the name. However, I really think this deck needs a finisher. It has a fairly low mana curve, but you will definitely need more lands. I would say at least 20-21. And maybe change out Highland Lake for Unclaimed Territory. Unclaimed Territory is just that much faster and flexible as a card. It has the nice benefit of allowing you to splash for black if you have any desire to do so, enabling cards such as Admiral Beckett Brass, Dire Fleet Captain, and Fathom Fleet Captain. I know a focus of this deck is the burn aspect of it, but it just does not seem to be quite there. There are a lot of one drops, but they just do not seem to be effective enough. I would recommend more instant speed spells if that were the case like Shock or Magma Spray. Also, do you have a plan for the sideboard? I'd definitely take out Fanatical Firebrand. Kari Zev, Skyship Raider seem's like a great card for this deck. Is in ramunap red and a pirate.
1 month ago
Recently, WotC introduced a cycle of ten dual lands (one for each two-color combination) that always enter the battlefied tapped and have absolutely no benefits whatsoever to compensate for that (i.e., Meandering River, Stone Quarry, and so forth).
These lands are, without any question, some of the worst dual lands in the game, yet WoTC has been reprinting them very frequently, when it would cost them no more money, but make them much more, to instead reprint useful dual lands, such as the shocklands or filter lands, yet they are not doing so. At the very least, they could instead reprint the "lifelands" from the Tarkir block (i.e., Tranquil Cove, Dismal Backwater, etc.), as those lands have at least some form of benefit. Even worse than that, some of those lands have cool names and awesome artwork (most notably Highland Lake), so WotC has wasted such great names and artwork on mediocre cards.
Why would WotC willingly pass by a chance to make themselves more money and satisfy the players? Why could they not reprint the lifelands instead? What does everyone else say about this?
1 month ago
Added three Highland Lake for some mana fixing. Probably best to try to start out your hand with these. Should be easy to filter them out with Search for Azcanta Flip, Opt, Chart a Course, and Cathartic Reunion in mid-game.
1 month ago
A more experienced friend suggested to remove the red cards, which may destabilize the deck especially in terms of mana base without adding that much benefits.
So Firebolt, Lightning Bolt and Fireball out, same for Lightning Angel and RakavolverAt this point there is no point in keeping Highland Lake, Sulfur Falls and Swiftwater Cliffs, which can be replaced by regular islands.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Breeding Pool, Steam Vents, Stomping grounds, Cinder Glade, Game Trail, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Frontier Bivouac, Temple of Abandon, Temple of Epiphany, Temple of Mystery, Gruul Turf, Izzet Boilerworks, Simic Growth Chamber, Hinterland Harbor, Rootbound Crag, Kazandu Refuge, Rugged Highlands, Swiftwater Cliffs, Thornwood Falls, Shivan Reef, Yavimaya Coast, Gruul Guildgate, Highland Lake, Izzet Guildgate, Shivan Oasis, Simic Guildgate, Timber Gorge, Woodland Stream, Highland Weald, Arcane Lighthouse, Homeward Path, Kessig Wolf Run, Rogue's Passage, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Command Tower, Forbidden Orchard, Path of Ancestry, Lumbering Falls, Wandering Fumarole, Savage Ventmaw, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Xenagos, the Reveler
3 months ago
Lands will be fixed, currently a place holding. Highland Lake will make it in definitely. I was on the fence with Harnessed Lightning and Aether Hub because of the budget aspect to the build and not playing Glimmer of Genius, but I convinced myself to pick up copies for another deck so I'll probably exchange them into this build.
Thank you kindly, it is very much appreciated!
October 17, 2017 9:55 p.m.
3 months ago
For Curious Homunculus Flip if your going for the cheaper spells route, you could change him out for Baral, Chief of Compliance. This way you will be able to play your instants and sorceries for cheaper without the worry of tapping your creatures. This will give you're Negate a larger effect as well. (On this topic Counterspell covers more ground than Negate does.)
I would change this deck from being Standard legal to Modern.
Lastly you have only 7 lands that enter the battlefield untapped. That slows down the deck a lot. I would recommend changing out your Moonring Islands entirely for regular Islands. Also I would replace the Highland Lakes for 2 more Islands and Mountains