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, 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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Holdout Settlement occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Holdout Settlement Discussion
1 month ago
Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Command Tower, Conqueror's Foothold, Crypt of the Eternals, Forest, Gingerbread Cabin, Gold-Forge Garrison, Grove of the Guardian, Holdout Settlement, Island, Llanowar Wastes, Lost Vale, Mountain, Plains, Primal Wellspring, Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Spires of Orazca, Swamp, Temple of Aclazotz, Tomb of the Dusk Rose, Treasure Cove, Wandering Fumarole, Wastes.
I used to give me a complete list of lands and subtraced what you had. I know Command Tower doesn't actually do anything but it's still legal. Do with that what you will. I also added the basics. They seem unnecessary but the addition of Wastes may be useful information.
Hope this helps!
5 months ago
Yo! Thran Quarry , Reflecting Pool , Opal Palace , Holdout Settlement , and/or Unknown Shores instead of the 3c enter tapped lands? Ramos, Dragon Engine could be a nice color fix too, especially if you wanted to go for a way to boost counters.
Not sure Debt to the Deathless is doing much, but I'm probably missing something.
1 year ago
Tweaks to Lands
The most important thing to change first is the mana base. You might be able to get away with less than 24 lands ultimately, maybe 23 or even 22 if you lower your mana curve, but I'd start with the default of 24 and tweak from there.
You might also consider more mana fixing than a single dual playset, such as fetchlands ( Evolving Wilds ) or Ash Barrens . There's also Azorius Chancery . Since you run so many creatures, you might also be able to benefit from Holdout Settlement .
Other than mana-fixing, some people also like cycling lands, as they can help you draw more useful cards when you get mana-flooded (like Lonely Sandbar and Secluded Steppe ). For control decks, Halimar Depths is a useful way to set up your draws. You can opt for incidental lifegain on lands like Kabira Crossroads , but I'd honestly stick with basic Plains, because you don't want too many lands that enter tapped.
I noticed that more than one of your cards had an effect like "target creature an opponent controls doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step". If you wanted to focus you deck on that type of strategy, you could consider Skyline Cascade .
So what to cut to make room for 8 more lands?
I'd cut most of the creatures that are considered "vanilla" or "French vanilla", i.e. have no abilities or only basic keyword abilities like Flying or Lifelink. You want as many of your creatures as possible to DO something other than just being a warm body. So:
-1 Coral Commando
-1 Daybreak Chaplain
-1 Humongulus (also, you want 5+ mana spells to have more of an impact than this)
-1 Knight of the Tusk (same deal as with Humongulus)
-1 Mesa Unicorn
-1 Sky Ruin Drake (same deal as with Humongulus)
-1 Talon Trooper
You could also considering cutting Sunspring Expedition , since effects that solely grant lifegain are generally considered not worth running (incidental lifegain, on the other hand, can be great).
I'd also consider cutting Nimbus Wings , since most of your creatures already have flying.
After making some of the above cuts and additions, really what you want to think about is what is your deck trying to DO. You want to have a unified strategy.
For instance, right now you have creatures like Civic Stalwart , Haazda Officer , Pegasus Courser , and Vedalken Mesmerist that want you to be on the offensive. But you also have creatures with low power / high toughness (several of the ones I suggested you cut, actually), Syndicate Messenger (which makes for a great blocker), and Wall of Mist that want your deck to be defensive.
I think before we can make further suggestions, you'll need to better nail down the direction you want to take the deck — offensive flyers? high-toughness blockers and other stalling techniques to get to your win-con?
1 year ago
Fresh Meat so that if someone boardwipes those 1/1's you give them 3/3's instead.
Problematic creatures abound in this format and Swords to Plowshares is as relevant as its ever been for the exile effect.
Aura Shards will be insane in this deck, so if you have access to this card, I would recommend finding space for it in the 99. If you don't, it is pricey but well worth getting.
Glare of Subdual will help lock up the game for you if you get a decent enough force of tokens out.
1 year ago
Spellbook does only one thing that has no extra effect with multiples in play. The Journal, Reliq Tower and Library should be enough on that front. Graceful Adept as a creature is too fragile for just this effect.
Alabaster Leech is just a free blocker to a non-white deck. Seems narrow enough that it could be cut. Sapphire Leech is sort of in the same boat but blue typically gets played more than white so if you keep one, keep the blue one. I'd personally cut both.
Drogskol Reaver seems a bit out of place here. Your commander should be drawing you more than enough cards plus gaining enough life and you won't often be winning through combat damage.
Spawnbroker seems the worst of this kind of effect so trim and just keep the better versions. Daring Thief could use some support to use reliably; Holdout Settlement , Cultivator's Caravan / Smuggler's Copter [or any other vehicle that it could crew].
My understanding is that a lot of people hate playing against Thieves' Auction as it really drags out a game and can be frustrating if it keeps getting played game after game so maybe cut to preserve your playgroup. Scrambleverse could fall into this category as well. I'd leave Possibility Storm though if you really want this kind of 'chaos' effect in the deck.
Its not 19 cuts but some suggestions that could help you make some decisions on what you really want to have stay.
1 year ago
If you want Emmara and Thornbite to come together more often you'll need more pieces to help assemble them plus some redundant effects where applicable:
Aura of Silence and Blind Obedience are 2 more taxing effects you can add to the deck that are reasonably costed. Cards like Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethyst are a little pricier. Tangle Wire could also be something you're looking for.
multimedia on Emmara
1 year ago
Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. Quite a high budget for your first deck and nice Doubling Season :)
Cards to consider adding:
- Command Tower: one of the best lands in Commander
- Survivors' Encampment: land that can tap Emmara
- Holdout Settlement
- Temple Garden
- Canopy Vista: good interaction with lots of Basic lands
- Sungrass Prairie
- Smuggler's Copter: tap Emmara, can be a draw engine
- Birchlore Rangers: Emmara is an Elf
- Loam Dryad: tap Emmara
- Seeker of Skybreak: untap Emmara
- Patrol Signaler: can be another constant token creator
- Enlightened Tutor: tutor for Season of Lives
- Sun Titan: reanimate many different permanents
- Thunderfoot Baloth: give all tokens +2/+2 and trample
- Nullmage Shepherd: tap Emmara/tokens
- Beast Within: staple green removal spell
- Voice of Resurgence
- Selesnya Evangel
- Hero of Bladehold
- Sundering Growth
- Rootborn Defenses: board wipe protection and populate
- Open the Armory: even being able to tutor for Skullclamp is worth it
Most of my suggestions other than Titan and Thunderfoot are to reduce the avg. CMC of the deck which is currently 3.5. As six drops Titan and Thunderfoot are worth their mana cost. If you reduce the avg. then you can theoretically play cards faster in a game which means you can get token value from Emmara faster.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Blossoming Sands
- Graypelt Refuge
- 2x Plains
- 2x Forest
- Isochron Scepter: not enough 2 or less mana instants
- Blinding Angel
- Steelshaper Apprentice
- Akroma, Angel of Wrath
- Auriok Salvagers
- Darien, King of Kjeldor
- Devout Chaplain
- Odric, Master Tactician
- Reya Dawnbringer
- Lurking Predators
- Zendikar Resurgent
- Sphere of Safety
- Fountain Watch
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Hey, if the goal here is the tap Emmara to make a Solider army then consider more repeatable ways to do it without attacking?
- Survivors' Encampment
- Holdout Settlement
- Cryptolith Rite
- Smuggler's Copter
- Springleaf Drum
- Paradise Mantle
- Glare of Subdual
- Honor-Worn Shaku
- Seeker of Skybreak
- Nullmage Shepherd
- Song of Freyalise
Being able to tap Emmara to make mana for ramp is very good.
Other cards to consider:
- Quest for Renewal
- Mentor of the Meek
- Fierce Empath
- Beast Within
- Swords to Plowshares
- Hour of Reckoning
- Thunderfoot Baloth
- Sun Titan
- Seedborn Muse