|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Uncommon|
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Meandering River enters the battlefield tapped.
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Meandering River Discussion
1 month ago
It solves a problem that's been happening for years. New players get a bunch of cards,just kind of pile them together to make a Standard deck, go to FNM, then find out their mana base isn't legal after they've carefully looked through and made sure to use Standard-only creatures/planeswalkers/whatever.
To newer players, Coastal Tower, Azorius Guildgate, Boreal Shelf, Sejiri Refuge, Tranquil Cove, and Temple of Enlightenment are all identical. Imagine the shock they had when they found out they couldn't use Azorius Chancery but Glacial Fortress and Hallowed Fountain were legal. "Why can't I use my dual land that's worse? It's just a land!"
Meandering River's cycle of being reprinted fixes this issue. It allows a budget dual land that's affordable to new players, but is also always Standard legal.
As far as I know, WotC hasn't ruled out printing other uncommon dual lands, only that they will always print Meandering River's cycle in any Standard set.
1 month ago
Recently, WotC introduced a cycle of ten dual lands (one for each two-color combination) that always enter the battlefied tapped and have absolutely no benefits whatsoever to compensate for that (i.e., Meandering River, Stone Quarry, and so forth).
These lands are, without any question, some of the worst dual lands in the game, yet WoTC has been reprinting them very frequently, when it would cost them no more money, but make them much more, to instead reprint useful dual lands, such as the shocklands or filter lands, yet they are not doing so. At the very least, they could instead reprint the "lifelands" from the Tarkir block (i.e., Tranquil Cove, Dismal Backwater, etc.), as those lands have at least some form of benefit. Even worse than that, some of those lands have cool names and awesome artwork (most notably Highland Lake), so WotC has wasted such great names and artwork on mediocre cards.
Why would WotC willingly pass by a chance to make themselves more money and satisfy the players? Why could they not reprint the lifelands instead? What does everyone else say about this?
4 months ago
The cycle of uncommon ETBT lands from OGW and SOI have all been downshifted to Common as of Amonkhet. Meandering River, Submerged Boneyard, Cinder Barrens, Timber Gorge, Tranquil Expanse, Forsaken Sanctuary, Highland Lake, Foul Orchard, Stone Quarry, and Woodland Stream.
5 months ago
This does OK, but it could be tweaked a lot more.
I would make these changes:
I don't like Auras like Tricks of the Trade. If an Opponent destroys the Creature it is attached to then they have spent ONE card to get rid of TWO of yours. I would rather see -2x Tricks of the Trade +2x Essence Scatter.
You need a full Sideboard if you are going to play this at FNM.
I would make it look something like this:
4x Authority of the Consuls - to shut down aggro decks
2x Cancel - extra because it is so versatile
2x Cast Out - extra Planeswalker removal
2x Farm / Market - the two modes on this make it very useful
2x Immolating Glare - cheap and versatile removal
3x Skywhaler's Shot - extra Creature removal for big threats
Just so you know, Ice Over doesn't tap the Creature it is attached to, so the Opponent can just leave it untapped and use it as a blocker.
5 months ago
These are changes I would make, to help this deck:
This deck might win one or two games at FNM. A more competitive option is to buy a Planeswalker Deck and tweak it.
6 months ago
@TheLastHop I agree that the Meandering River's should be replaced by other U/W dual lands, but I couldn't really decide so I added that to the description. And while I think Port Town is a good option, I think I like Prairie Stream better.