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, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Marsh Flats: Search your library for a Plains or Swamp card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
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Marsh Flats Discussion
15 hours ago
1 day ago
I used to play wilt-leaf abzan as my primary modern deck, so perhaps some of these pointers will help:
Most decks in Modern choose to play either mana dorks OR black discard as their turn 1 play. Running both leads to difficult decisions on how you want your deck to function in the early and late game. Do you want a powerful 3 drop on turn 2? Then that discard spell will rot in your hand until turn 3 or later. Want to discard turn 1 to see if the coast is clear? Then your 3 drop will be played on curve, and there will be no good time to cast your dork if you have a 2 mana play. For this reason, it is better to have the discard in the SB to bring in against creature-less combo decks to replace your removal rather than maindeck both types of cards.
Kitchen Finks. I know they have a pretty hefty price tag for an uncommon right now, but they are very important to this deck. Your 3 color mana base can be a little painful, but gaining a shockland amount of life back adds up over the match. I'd replace the 4 IoKs in your MD with 4 finks, and never look back. I would also try to find room for 1-2 Birds of Paradise to always enable the turn 1 dork into turn 2 3-drop play. You want your deck to be as consistent as possible, and ramping into a good 3-drop is how you'll normally beat other decks. Playing a Liege on turn 3 is great as well, so the extra dorks are worth it here.
Finally, I would cut 2 of your shocklands in order to play 2 Gavony Townships. Township is half of the reason Lingering Souls makes the cut in this deck, and it allows you to grind the longer matches well while committing fewer threats to the board. It's worth it's weight in gold in this deck, and it's not too pricy of a card. The last thing I'll add, is that with the recent reprint of the enemy fetchlands in MM17, now would be the best time to pick up a set of Verdant Catacombs and a single Marsh Flats. I know they will bring the deck out of 'budget' range, but they're worth it if you want to play a little more competitively, and if you ever switch decks they'll most likely be the cards you keep.
Good luck! And if you want to look at the list I played, here it is: Modern Abzan Beatsticks
1 day ago
enpc: i was referring to the mana like: Wooded Foothills,Marsh Flats, Verdant Catacombs, Flooded Strand, and Arid Mesa. and if this is a commander tournament this deck could be disqualified due to the the fact there are none- mana available
5 days ago
I hadn't noticed the Marsh Flats and was mostly just pushing for an eighth fetch (which I see now you already have).
1) This build is never going to require on Turn 1
2) It would be very rare that you would need to be able to produce on the same turn
3) You would still have five other -producing lands in the deck
4) Every fetch in the deck can pull a white source
I'm still not convinced that the second Sacred Foundry is necessary. That being said, it's not going to make any appreciable difference on the performance of the deck one way or another, and the land base is very well constructed regardless. Impressively so.
Keep me posted on how this thing performs in practice! What deck(s) do you usually play on paper by the way? Or are you MTGO only?
5 days ago
So the card overall feels the same, the and as well the authenticator diamond is the same as my other cards. I held it up to a light and it is blue core, and as well (because the Death's Shadow has darker borders than other cards), I compared it to my Marsh Flats from the same set and it as has the same border coloring and text res as the marsh flats. The only thing is the faded 2/1
5 days ago
1 week ago
Some cards that cone to mind right away:
- Crop Rotation
- Marsh Flats
- Misty Rainforest
- Windswept Heath
- Myriad Landscape
- Blighted Woodland
- Blighted Fen
- Dust Bowl
- Eldritch Evolution
- Mutilate + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Some things from the maybe board that really need to go in would be:
- Kalonian Hydra, if it sticks, you win.
- Gyre Sage, huge mana maker.
- Swarmyard, protect your bug-wizard!
Some cards I would remove:
- Hell's Caretaker, does nothing unless he sticks around a full turn, easy to kill, can only use during upkeep.
- Blightsteel Colossus, great card but in this deck he just doesn't fit the theme as well as some other choices.
- Bloodspore Thrinax, decent card but there are better options for the slot.
- Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, underwhelming.