|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Rare|
|The Dark (DRK)||Rare|
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When you play Mana Vortex, you may sacrifice a land. If you don't, counter Mana Vortex.
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a land.
When there are no lands in play, sacrifice Mana Vortex.
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Mana Vortex Discussion
4 weeks ago
Is it worth it to buy cards that I will actually use from the reserved list? From what I understand, the cards won't be reprinted so they should retain their value. These are not just cards to keep and hope they increase in price, but also cards that I will be using in EDH decks as well.
The specific cards in question I am looking to purchase are...
1 month ago
BTW love your videos! Keep it up!
1 month ago
Buyouts have returned for the reserve list and The Dark is being targeted, according to the weekly update (Aug 6) on mtggoldfish.
Rudy from Alpha Investments, see his recent vid, mentions the prices for the recent 2 large spikes ( Stone Calendar and Mana Vortex ) will not hold due to high print count of The Dark set. The cards however, will not return to their original prices.
1 month ago
Love how the only win condition is the 13 life one I too am looking to make a troll zur deck. Some of my combos areDarkest Hour and Absolute Grace
Intruder Alarm and Season of the Witch and Indestructibility
Mana Vortex and Oath of Lieges
I am certainly going to steal a bit of your deck
2 months ago
I'm not a fan of the tapping and doesn't untap strategy because it leaves the permanents intact (if one of the pieces gets removed everything works again) and doesn't do anything in the early game. Winter orb in the opening hand is pretty much dead and if you do play it, it can backfire really bad. If you want to play that way, you definitely shouldn't play stuff that lets players take back lands to their hands, such as Overburden.
In my own deck Augustin's $t4ks (Primer) I do play the bounce stuff and I focus on that. Mana Breach and Words of Wind is in that package as well and Land Equilibrium is the piece to keep the lands from coming back. You don't have a clear strategy as for what you want to do with the lands...it works either way but bouncing/tapping doesn't work together well.
I would strongly suggest having at least one combo to end the game. Rest in Peace and Helm of Obedience are always fine, just as Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth (what else do you have trophy mage for?) with either Sensei's Divining Top or any other outlet for infinite mana. Sundial of the Infinite is a great lock with Smokestack or Mana Vortex.
...and I don't think you really want to run Kataki in an artifact heavy deck like Stax?
2 months ago
Crucible/strip mine is definitely a good trick but it doesn't win on its own. You can go different ways with that...
If you play green you have the new Ramunap Excavator, Crop Rotation and other stuff to search for a certain land, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Exploration and others that let you play more than one land per turn.
3 months ago
I wouldn't play catastrophe but rather Cyclonic Rift. It's both good for early and late game and in Stax there shouldn't be too many situational cards.
Smokestack is also a must play imo, if you have to choose I would prefer it over Mana Vortex (because you already lose a land when casting it, which can be quite risky). I'm not a big fan of the general tapping strategy because it's kinda weak without the pieces that make everything enter play tapped...it can be avoided with certain cards that are not unusual, such as teferi for example...and it leaves the permanents intact, which means when your tapping lock is fully or partly gone, people might have all their resources back. More sacrificing/destroying/bouncing effects help with that.
I think you can do with much fewer stuff against creatures, especially fewer boardwipes because there shouldn't be too much on the board anyway when playing stax. I would dedicate more slots to actually preventing actions instead of having too much reactive stuff.
If you want you can have a look at my own augustin list: Augustin's $t4ks (4000$ Solution/Stax)
3 months ago
If you're looking for Cheap stax decks, I'd recommend Derevi, Empyrial Tactician over Narset personally, but I'll throw up a list here just in case.
- Dream Tides
- Frozen AEther
- Mana Vortex
- Mist of Stagnation
- Price of Glory
- Rising Waters
- War Tax
- War's Toll
- Web of Inertia
- Ward of Bones
- Mana Web
- Possessed Portal
- Torpor Orb
- Razia's Purification
Really, any card that screws with the landbase are good with commanders like Narset, and Zur. Anyway, Sorry for the long list, and good luck with your deck.