Marble Diamond enters the battlefield tapped.
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|Want (3)||EmanRuoy88 , Etinifni , Leonoak|
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|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Uncommon|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Uncommon|
|Classic Sixth Edition (6ED)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Marble Diamond occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Marble Diamond Discussion
5 days ago
Hiya! I really like this list. You've got some cards that I've never seen for Feather, the Redeemed before that I'll probably be adding to my list.
With that, I've got a few recommendations.
First off, I recommend you bump the land count up to 37-38 lands. I've noticed Feather decks tend to be very mana hungry, and so it is really important to make your land drop every single turn. Without a copy of Land Tax, that just won't happen every turn with only 34 lands (assuming you play under the London Mulligan).
The other is adding more ramp to your deck. I noticed you counted cards like Land Tax and Armillary Sphere as ramp. As great as those lands are at securing your land drop and fixing your colors, they are not ramp cards as they don't provide you with more mana than you would have access to otherwise. I recommend adding in two-mana artifacts that tap for a colored mana such as Arcane Signet, Boros Signet, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Conviction, and the two Diamonds Marble Diamond and Fire Diamond. Not only will this add to the ramp of the deck to help with the need for more mana, these I've found playing my version of the deck let you play a mana rock on turn two, and then cast Feather on turn 3 with the ability to hold up mana for a protection spell.
With that in mind though let me know how the deck has been playing, I'd love to hear about it!
2 weeks ago
griffstick for the Legion! You've been playing this deck longer than I've been playing Magic!
What I like: Arcbond, Knollspine Dragon, Pyrohemia, and Infiltration Lens (all remind me of my Neheb deck), Haktos the Unscarred, Firemane Avenger (one of the first cards I ever saw and the reason I like Boros so much).
Here's what I'm noticing. Sorry if this steps on any pet cards or the deck as a whole.
- Somewhat high curve. This would be fine if not for the...
- Lack of ramp (you have 8, arguably 10, but most are 3 cmc or more which I do not like).
- Lack of draw (you have 9, but most are conditional or one-of effects).
- Lack of protection (you have 1, your creatures will get boardwiped).
So with that, here's some cards to consider.
Ramp: focus on 2 cmc ramp. Why? It comes out before your important creatures. It helps Iroas hit turn 3 every game. It saves mana.
- Boros Signet
- Arcane Signet
- Fire Diamond
- Marble Diamond
- Coldsteel Heart
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Conviction
- Dockside Extortionist <- highly suggested
Draw: let's get some better draw in here.
- Ignite the Future great value and great rate
- Grenzo, Havoc Raiser goes along with attacking
- Tectonic Giant goes along with attacking
- Magus of the Wheel just solid
- Humble Defector political tool and pet card
- Tome of Legends repeatable draw, great for attacky decks
- Light Up the Stage not amazing but solid
Protection: Just some ways to not get blown out by a boardwipe.
I do not have time to suggest cuts. Mull these over and let me know if you want further explanation for anything.
1 month ago
Cards I would cut to include the earlier mentioned "auto-include":
1 month ago
Good start! +1
At some point I think you'll want to hold back on the anthems and Exalted and get more haste enablers, 2 cmc ramp, and doubletrike/double power effects in here. Reason being, in my opinion, you only really want to see 1 anthem per game, to get him to 7 power, the rest should be getting him out early or with haste to get attacks in, and then giving him doublestrike/power to kill in two hits. Haktos decks are going to rely heavily on mulligans to get the right set up.
- Ashling's Prerogative
- Crashing Drawbridge
- Marble Diamond / Fire Diamond
- Coldsteel Heart
- Hammer of Purphoros
- Duelist's Heritage
- Blood Mist
Good luck! If you could return the favor and check out and upvote my deck here, that'd be awesome: OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH | PRIMER
2 months ago
I’d add more mana ramp and some interaction to your deck. A bunch of double strike creatures won’t help if your opponent can consistently blow them up or make attacks not profitable.
As for mana ramp I would first get a Smothering Tithe and then just grabbing more low cmc mana rocks like Mind Stone , Prismatic Lens , and Marble Diamond could be good picks. A few others that I think would be good and pretty budget are Hedron Archive and Worn Powerstone
You will also want some card draw so you can dig into your deck a bit. Endless Atlas and Mind's Eye are both decent card draw options that you could use another that I use in my land is Geier Reach Sanitarium and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea lastly The Immortal Sun will buff creatures, make your spells cost 1 less, and draw you cards.
Some last few additions I think would be good is Brave the Sands since having those double strike creatures able to block as well will be very beneficial. Since your deck is very creature heavy I would include some instant speed spells to protect you from board wipes like Make a Stand , Eerie Interlude , Selfless Spirit , and possibly Teferi's Protection
True Conviction could be a nice substitute for your commander if the commander tax gets too high and gives your guys lifelink. Light from Within will give your creatures some really good boosts, Marshal's Anthem will help bring some creatures back and is an anthem effect, also Force of Virtue is a potentially free cast at instant speed for a team boost.
2 months ago
Unfortunately Nature's Chant is green/white color identity and is ineligible to be in the deck. There are some good replacements however in Crush Contraband , Return to Dust [exiling is good] or plain, old Disenchant if you feel you still need it. You do have a good arsenal of artifact and enchantment removal without it. I'd honestly replace with something like Marble Diamond .
I'd be worried that 33 land falls a bit short, especially without more artifact ramp. I'd up the count to 36-37 but maybe you're luckier off the draw than I. With this commander, I'd be trying to design the deck to reliably get her out on turn 3 to start shutting down opponents relying on mana dorks and the like.
2 months ago
In this deck, you should support the equipment-Voltron strategy more. In order to swarm out, you need to protect Khemba and equip a lot of stuff onto her. Don't use other effects to produce tokens.
As far as lands go, 35 are enough. So I'd cut 3 plains and Karoo (it messes up your turn 2).
As for cuts in the creatures dept, I'd cut Platinum Angel (not needed wincon, nor reliable unless you lock the game, but at that point you've won anyways), Ajani's Pridemate , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Armory Automaton , Auriok Steelshaper , Hero of Bladehold , Imposing Sovereign , Leonin Arbiter , Magus of the Moat , Thraben Doomsayer , Frontline Medic , Toolcraft Exemplar , Wall of Reverence , Relic Seeker (slow).
As far as equipments and stuff, I'd cut Marble Diamond (since your average CMC isn't that high and most of your spells are colourless), Moonsilver Spear , Sigil of Distinction , Skeleton Key , Ring of Thune , Mask of Memory .
ADD Anointed Procession ! As a good boardwipe for a finisher, I suggest Winds of Abandon . I suggest also Sun Titan , Bastion Protector , Balan, Wandering Knight as good lategame creatures. I suggest Kusari-Gama , Infiltration Lens , Trailblazer's Boots , Fireshrieker , Sword of Vengeance , Hammer of Nazahn , Argentum Armor , Chariot of Victory , Whispersilk Cloak as better equipments with respect to some of the ones I didn't mention for cutting.
Keep up the good work!
2 months ago
Tzefick: I'm kind of confused here, what are you trying to say? Which cards are you talking about?
And yes, youv'e listed a bunch of cards that already exist and provide some level of pseudo ramp or provide card advantage. So again, I'm confused. What is the point you're trying to make here?
Some cards like Sun Titan can bring back fetchlands sure, however that is a nice side function of the card. But trying to build a card which specifically brings back lands not only seems very green and not white, but also means that players need to have a bunch of fetchlands in their deck, thuis making it unusable for the majority of casual players whose budget doesn't facilitate the cards.
And if you make it cheap enough, legcay D&T would love that since they can abuse the crap out of Wasteland .
again, white is not good at card advantage or ramp, but that is by design. But it can suppliment this by running artifacts which is what it does. That's the point of artifacts - they are good at filling in gaps, albeit at a higher cost.
So when you combine this whit hte little ramp that white has, you actually have a playable amount available:
Sol Ring , Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Grim Monolith , Arcane Signet , Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Fellwar Stone , Marble Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Wayfarer's Bauble , Knight of the White Orchid , Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox , Lotus Petal , Pearl Medallion and that's without going above 2 mana. No, some of these are not the best ramp, but that's how it works.
And white has decent tutoring whern it comes to equipment. I don't see why they need a bunch more unconditional draw power.
So, let's put this back on you for a second since you're the one who believes there's an issue. Assuming you would need say 10 different white ramp/draw cards to offset the cards already available. Try coming up with the 10 cards that aren't just functional reprints (think Nature's Lore vs Three Visits ) and that wont break other formats, but are still fair for both casual and competitive commander as well as the other eternal formats.