Holdout Settlement

Holdout Settlement

Land

: Add to your mana pool. ( represents colourless mana.)

, Tap an untapped creature you control: Add one mana of any colour to your mana pool.

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Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pauper Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Hero Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Holdout Settlement occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Holdout Settlement Discussion

multimedia on Kalamax Precon Upgraded

22 hours ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax. Several good upgrades you've made to the precon.

Chord of Calling with Kalamax to tutor for Pili + Architect for infinite mana is interesting. Consider more ways to draw into a win condition when you have infinite mana? Without the draw making infinite mana with Pili + Architect or with Scepter + Reversal doesn't do enough. Expansion / Explosion is another instant Fork or Explosion with infinite mana can draw a lot of cards. Pull from Tomorrow and Blue Sun's Zenith are other instants that draw X cards.

Nivix Guildmage with infinite mana can draw into your deck until you find a win condition as well as counters to protect the combo. Guildmage with infinite mana can also infinite copy an instant/sorcery you cast which can make Banefire a win condition since you can copy it for each opponent and target a different opponent with each copy. If you can some how get a third copy of Chord when you cast it then you can also tutor for Guildmage.

Some lands in the manabase could be upgraded. Life lands from the precon and Scry temple lands are not worth ETB tapped. Survivors' Encampment and Holdout Settlement are unique lands with Kalamax because they're repeatable ways to tap him. These lands are like Springleaf Drum, they make mana when you use them to tap Kalamax or another creature. But unlike Drum you can tutor for and put onto the battlefield with Crop Rotation. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making mana is beneficial.

Some other good lands that are reasonable price to consider adding are: Rootbound Crag and Shivan Reef. The Filter lands: Cascade Bluffs, Flooded Grove and Fire-Lit Thicket are at lowest price due to just being reprinted in Double Masters. Can get these lands for as low as $5 each. Bluffs is helpful since it can make or , important color combinations to want to consistently make to cast instants for Kalamax.


Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kalamax Almost Precon

3 weeks ago

Hey, on a budget something that the precon lacks are ways to tap Kalamax. Attacking is the best way to tap Kalamax, but if you can't attack then you want to be able to tap Kalamax other ways.

These cards can make mana that gives them other uses then just tapping Kalamax. Settlement/Encampment are nice because they're lands, they don't use valuable spots in the deck and Crop Rotation can search for one of them.

You've already added Reverberate for a Fork effect which is great, but the other piece of the combo is Ral, Storm Conduit which is the win condition when you make the copy Reverberate loop with Kalamax. Even without the Fork combo, Ral is a good card because he too can be a repeatable source to copy an instant or even a sorcery you cast. Expansion / Explosion, Increasing Vengeance and Insidious Will are other budget instant Forks.

Your own sorceries are very good with Fork effects and tapped Kalamax. This combination lets you resolve three copies of a sorcery (original and two copies of it). If you have three opponents then Gravitic Punch can be a win condition with a Fork and an infinite power Kalamax. The jumpstart lets you cast it again if that is needed. Reclaim and Regrowth are helpful to recur cards especially a Fork or draw spell, but they can also recur a creature.

Return of the Wildspeaker modes are good with Kalamax. The first one can draw a lot of cards with a high power Kalamax and the second can give all nonHuman creatures +6/+6. This second mode can be a potential win condition with cards that can create tokens such as Talrand, Murmuring, Xyris, Young Pyromancer and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer.

Capsize can be powerful with Kalamax. For five mana cast it with buyback, bounce any two permanents and then return it to your hand.

Good luck with your deck.

smilodex on Budget Kalamax cEDH

2 months ago

Yeah dude, good job, I have a really similiar list to yours.

I can really recommend: Holdout Settlement/Survivors' Encampment & Harrow (insane ramp) as good budget options.

A bit more expensive cards to recommend: Force of Negation & Nexus of Fate

GregariousG on Kalamax EDH

2 months ago

Add:


Lands:

Your average converted mana cost is low enough to go to 33 or 34 if you had mana dorks.


Creatures:

    Rashmi, Eternities Crafter: Rashmi is incremental advantage. You and both know that you are going to play cards on other people’s turns, so why not get free stuff for doing so? Wavebreak Hippocamp does the same thing if you want more of this effect.
    Spellseeker: Spellseeker grabs most of the instants and sorceries in your deck and more food for Prime Speaker
    Thing in the Ice  Flip: I noticed that you don’t have ways to protect yourself. If played earlier, you can flip Thing in the Ice and reset that battlefield. It was dumb in other formats, it’s dumb in EDH as well.

Instants and Sorceries

    Swan Song: Another good counter spell, but you have that covered pretty well. Once again, no one cares about one 2/2 bird….no one…
    Nature's Lore: This is only and grabs any forest onto the battlefield. Most of the time, you are going to tutor for Forest, so why not grab Breeding Pool instead?

Artifacts


Cuts:

    Raging Ravine: Ok, it has your colors. Are you ever going to activate this man-land? Also, it comes in tapped. Gross….
    Arch of Orazca: I think Arch is better in decks that lack access to card draw. You’re in . Drawing cards, most of the time, is not going to be a problem for you.
    Frilled Mystic and Mystic Snake: I’ve fallen for this trap too. I don’t want to pay for a counterspell on a weak 2/2 body. Compare these two cards to other mana spells like Cryptic Command. This cards counters, protects, and draws cards. I prefer utility creatures with more flexibility.

multimedia on Arcane Maelstrom

2 months ago

Hey, it's crazy that the precon is still worth about $100 when you can get it for $40 from Target or Walmart. I'm not sure of the budget you have to make upgrades, but here are some budget cards to consider adding. These cards are good with Kalamax no matter the main strategy you want to upgrade the precon with.

Wizards didn't include the the copy spell combo in the precon and for good reason as it would make this precon much better out of box than the others. Putting infinite +1/+1 counters on Kalamax at instant speed just by copying an opponents instant or sorcery or your own is busted. Have Ral on the battlefield before you do this to just win the game.

These cards can tap Kalamax to make mana letting you keep Kalamax back on defense and then tap it to trigger it on your opponents turn. Kalamax can tap itself by attacking, but sometimes you don't want to attack or can't attack so having others ways to tap it is helpful. Being able to tap Kalamax the turn you play it if you can't attack to then cast an instant on an opponents turn is nice. Being able to tap Kalamax at instant speed is also needed if you want to copy your own instant to put infinite counters on Kalamax/win with Ral.

In the precon Wolfrun is really the only way to give Kalamax repeatable evasion and Crop can tutor for it making it the better option, but having another way can be beneficial. Hadana's Climb  Flip more specifically Winged Temple of Orazca is a good repeatable effect since for three mana you can double Kalamax's power/toughness and give it flying. Climb will most likely flip the turn you play it when you target Kalamax.

Pull from Tomorrow is an instant mass draw spell. I'll stop now.

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