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|Commander 2019 (C19)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Common|
|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Uncommon|
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Highland Lake Discussion
2 months ago
Lastly, if my first suggestion for adding mana rocks is taken, you should be able to reduce your land count to ~39 and add more cards in their place. These are my suggestions for those swaps: Crypt of the Eternals < Toxic Deluge , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth < Swiftwater Cliffs < Clever Impersonator , Highland Lake < Negate
3 months ago
3 months ago
I would add the cheap dual lands for your colors if they are under 0.50. Swiftwater Cliffs , Izzet Guildgate , Highland Lake , and Izzet Boilerworks can probably all be found for that price range this will make your mana base a little better so you can reliably have some of the colors when you need them.
5 months ago
8 months ago
May I suggest you Crumbling Necropolis , Frontier Bivouac , Opulent Palace , Savage Lands , Jungle Shrine , Murmuring Bosk , Sandsteppe Citadel , Seaside Citadel , Vivid Grove , Vivid Crag , Vivid Creek , Rupture Spire , Transguild Promenade , Gateway Plaza , Exotic Orchard , Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse
Bloodfell Caves , Cinder Barrens , Dismal Backwater , Forsaken Sanctuary , Foul Orchard , Graypelt Refuge , Highland Lake , Jungle Hollow , Rugged Highlands , Scoured Barrens , Stone Quarry , Submerged Boneyard , Swiftwater Cliffs , Timber Gorge , Tranquil Cove , Wind-Scarred Crag and Woodland Stream .
I think it will increase the consistency of finding your colors. You can even lower your land count to 39 this way.
8 months ago
Ok first add some manarocks and get above 30 lands. Both your commanders are 6 drops meaning you will need a lot of mana to get them both out and utilize their abilities. Get some dual color lands, even the cheap ones since then it fixes your colors. I recommend Izzet Guildgate and Highland Lake then put some mana rocks in there like Sol Ring , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone or some of the ones that generate colored mana like Gilded Lotus or Fire Diamond / Sky Diamond
9 months ago
Okay so I've got some time, let's get into this...
1) I think Shu-Yun is an interesting choice for a budget commander because he relies on killing opponents quickly, but with budget decks, you're going to be winning much later in the game. He's also interesting because he focuses on quick combat instead of really building up a boardstate. I think the first thing to do would be to abolish the idea of a turn 4-6 win, decks like ours are going to try and grind out the game with cheap removal and synergy, waiting for the right time to strike. Maybe the problem is that the deck wants to win too fast and the budget can't compensate for that, just my idea.
2)You should probably cut the uncommons, things like Invert/Invent, Jace's Ingenuity , Rush of Blood (even though this card is super cool and I'm going to put in one of my other decks), Concentrate , Rise from the Tides , Butcher's Cleaver , Hero's Blade , Inquisitor's Flail , Vessel of Endless Rest , Illusory Ambusher , Smelt-Ward Minotaur , and Whirler Rogue . While these cards are awesome in the deck, they're a huge deficit to your budget and cutting them is 12 less cards. I've found that with a budget like this, it's best to cut to $0.15 commons. Will it be as fast? No. Will it be $10 or under? Yes.
3)Have you considered building from the bottom up? Instead of adjusting my previous commanders, I usually just pull out a fresh sheet of paper and start from there. I feel that it opens up more gateways for deckbuilding and instead of having to cut expensive cards, you can decide which cards to add one at a time. Cutting is also just kind of negative and personally I feel a lot happier seeing: "this card is so sweet for $0.15!" Instead of: "Ugh I can't run this card because it's over budget." This could just be me of course.
4) As for specific cuts, here's what I'd take out(excluding the uncommons I pointed out earlier): Artificer's Epiphany : There are better draw spells out there; Contradict : Again, there are better spells; Depths of Desire : Generally, I dislike bounce, even in Red/Blue but this spell just isn't good, especially when you want to cast Shu Yun on turn 3; Enhanced Awareness : Way too expensive for the effect; Leave in the Dust : From your comments, it seems like you want to win faster, so I would cut these mana-intensive bounce spells so you can run cantrips, also Unsummon is $0.15 on SCG; Prying Eyes : yeah this card is just objectively bad in my opinion, even for a $10 deck; Repulse : Same thing I said before about bounce spells, the card draw isn't worth paying more mana; Scatter Arc : I feel like a lot of the bounce/counterspells are in this deck because they say "Draw a card" paying 2 more mana for a negate that draws you a card is not with it, you could do more with that two extra mana. Sweep Away : Yeah this is way too conditional to actually work out; Aether Tunnel : Yes I know you said you wanted to keep this, but playing it makes Shu Yun a huge target and it's budget intensive. Skygames : This enchantment is okay, but It's definitely not great, especially when compared to your other auras; Highland Lake and Izzet Boilerworks : Yes I know it's important to have mana, but running basics gives you more choices. That's pretty much all I've got for now on cuts.
I wish you the best of luck, but I'm about to pass out so goodnight, I hope this made sense!
9 months ago
Well, the tri-lands EtBT but I can see their versatility and benefit in the following turns, so I can see why you may want to keep them. The cycle from the Ravnica sets if played during the 2nd main phase can ramp in the next turns, so they also have a purpose. I can also see the point of having something like Slippery Karst that you can cycle for drawing.
The lands I would replace are those that do not provide any (significant) trade-off for letting you one turn behind in terms of ramp (e.g. Highland Lake , Stone Quarry , Akoum Refuge , etc.). The first alternatives that come into my mind are shock-lands (e.g. Hallowed Fountain , Steam Vents , etc.) and/or pain-lands (e.g. Adarkar Wastes , Underground River , etc.).
The main drawback of course is that such manabase is more expensive in terms of real-life money.
Highland Lake occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
UR (Izzet): 0.84%