Overgrown Tomb

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Return to Ravnica Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds Rare

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Overgrown Tomb

Land — Swamp Forest

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As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield tapped.

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Overgrown Tomb Discussion

livemagic on Counter less

2 hours ago

Salve!

Manin, no lugar dos Root Out eu colocaria Natural State ou Naturalize.

O Decimator Beetle eu colocaria no main deck, o side eu deixaria esses que so situacionais, por exemplo o Cut / Ribbons, Abrade e Heaven / Earth. Reviving Melody eu tiraria fora. Agora no vou conseguir indicar cards para substitulos, ento vamos para as lands.

1 Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, 1 Kher Keep, 1 Stensia Bloodhall, 1 Shizo, Death's Storehouse, 1 Grove of the Burnwillows, 1 Raging Ravine, 1 Hissing Quagmire1 Canyon Slough, 1 Sheltered Thicket, 2 Bloodstained Mire, 2 Wooded Foothills4 Blood Crypt, 1 Stomping Ground, 1 Overgrown Tomb, 1 Temple of Malady, 1 Temple of Abandon, 1 Temple of Malice

Hyperalgialysis on Why are Elves so sELFish?

4 days ago

You need Overgrown Tomb and Verdant Catacombs. Both would imrpove the decks consistency and the fetches would thin it out a little to help when top decking. I know they are expensive but I can attest they will both make a world difference.

Mardu_Charizard on Elf army

1 week ago

The following are cards you should cut:Nissa Revane: this card is very bad, and it is only remotely playable alongside Nissa's Chosen. Life gain is pretty shitty in every matchup except storm and burn, and this card being four mana is just not worth it most of the time.Essence Warden: see the argument against nissa.Prism Ring:see above.Heedless One: big creatures aren't great in elves, which is typically a go wide strategy which would only be hampered by the addition of an expensive fattie that dies to removal. One of modern elves' biggest strengths is resilience to spot removal due to its swarm of little dudes, and this card goes against that completely.Might of the Masses: The above argument applies to this too, and might opens you up to too many 2 for 1s.Temple of Malady: Temples are far too slow for a deck trying to deploy dorks on turn 1. The scry is also usually not great since you get to see so much of your deck with Collected Company and Elvish Visionary. I would consider 4 Gilt-Leaf Palace or Overgrown Tomb instead as they are faster and more consistent.

I would consider playing 2 of either Chord of Calling or Eldritch Evolution as they would be very good while you are comboing off. Speaking of comboing off, your deck doesn't seem to be able to do so due to the lack of Heritage Druid, and to a lesser extent Nettle Sentinel. This 2 card combo( or just Druid alone) can allow you to power out your entire hand in a turn easily to just take over the game. I would not be opposed to 1-2 Ezuri, Renegade Leader either, as he can regenerate archdruids or pump your team.I'm not saying your deck is bad, I'm just saying elves in modern has so much explosive potential and I feel you aren't abusing it as much as you could be.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on 3-Color Dead Stuff

1 week ago

I'm glad to help! I spent close to a week with this deck open in a tab on my phone looking over it before I figured out the curve stuff. I knew there was some input I could offer and the deck looked sweet, but it took me awhile to figure it out.

I think the 10-8-10-4 split is just fine for your curve. That is, 10 1-drops, 8 2-drops, 10 3-drops, and 4 Collected Company as the 4-drops. Then 6 interaction spells and 22 lands, for the main 60 cards.

I think sticking to those 8 2-drops and not forcing a 9th is just fine because it's fringe percentage points, which just aren't worth playing a significantly worse card for. Legacy Death and Taxes has the same problem with their 1-drops - there just isn't a 9th 1-drop worth running that can compare to Mother of Runes or Aether Vial.


For the 6 interaction spells, you have some flexibility. The cards worth considering for those spots, in my mind, are Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Collective Brutality, and Dismember. I don't think Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize are right because they are best on turns 1 and 2, but you want to be playing creatures then. Also you already have Tidehollow Sculler. Abrupt Decay is expensive and misses too many relevant things to be in the mainboard when you have so few interaction slots.

That leaves Collective Brutality, Path to Exile, and Fatal Push. You would only play at most 2 Brutality, so you get at least 4 in a split of Path, Push, and Dismember. Honestly, Path is just a better card than the others. If for no other reason, then because it hits Tasigur, the Golden Fang and Gurmag Angler without costing life or excess mana. Dismember I don't think is worth playing either, but it is an option to keep in mind. I suppose Murderous Cut is too, but nevermind that.

That leaves 2 slots for either Collective Brutality or Fatal Push. The reason I think Brutality is better is because of its versatility. Fatal Push is better against Shadow, but almost everywhere else it's a tossup or I'd rather have Brutality. Push is the better removal spell, but the life swing on Brutality means that against decks where your life total matters, like Burn or Affinity, you can gain a little life, and against decks where they don't have much to kill, like Titan Shift or Eldrazitron, Collective Brutality gives you a little bit more damage or another hand disruption or both.

As far as curve goes, Push is better in a hand that has both a 1-drop and a 2-drop, but Brutality is better if you only have a 1-drop or have multiple 1-drops, as you can play it on turn 2 pretty easily.

I can't say which is better without testing against a mix of deck in the modern meta. My gut tells me Brutality, but I can also see there being too many hands where you simply don't want Brutality, which would make it an out-of-place card. At the same time, Fatal Push is efficient, yet dead more often.


I don't know what's correct for your sideboard, but I think I know some tips for making one. What's going to be most important with this deck is what you are removing, not what you are bringing in. Don't play sideboard cards because they're good, but rather play them because they replace cards that you remove.

That said, you want 15 cards of hate in your sideboard. You're going to be mostly cutting interaction cards and 1-drops to add sideboard cards, so because of that you'll want most of your sideboard cards to be 1 mana.

You might want Nihil Spellbomb instead of Rest in Peace, but honestly I have no idea. Spellbomb is so much better against any Snapcaster Mage or Tarmogoyf deck, but whether you should be diluting your creatures to play Spellbomb in the first place is questionable. RIP hurts you too, but that doesn't matter against, say, dredge.

The best sideboard card against Eldrazitron is Thoughtseize I think. Almost tempted to say you should be sideboarding 4 of them for Eldrazitron, Titan Shift, and Control. It's good enough against Affinity as well, but I'd only sideboard 4 if your burn matchup is good enough that you can sacrifice those sideboard slots. Just some stuff to think about. I think I'm rambling at this point, so I hope you can at least sort of understand what I'm saying.


Last thing I want to touch on is mana. All of your 2-drops are white. That means I think you should be running 4 Concealed Courtyard. The untapped painless mana early is so good. Because you have Geralf's Messenger I don't know if you really want to be playing Forest or Plains, especially because white and green are such light splashes. Maybe 1 Forest, but I don't think you want Plains. You never need more than 1 source of white or green mana, so I think you can get away with something like:

4x Concealed Courtyard

3x Cavern of Souls

4x Verdant Catacombs

4x Marsh Flats

2x Overgrown Tomb

1x Godless Shrine

3x Swamp

1x Forest

That gives you 16 sources of white mana and 14 source of green mana. The reason I am more okay with Forest than Plains is because you really only need white mana on turn 2, and with Geralf's Messenger on turn 3, you will never fetch plains for turn 2. However, I could totally see fetching for a forest on turn 4 or before a Blood Moon. But you should be able to play your white cards before they get down a Blood Moon, so white mana seems unnecessary.

smackder on BUG Traverse. Suggestions Wanted

1 week ago

Hey guys, im pretty happy with this deck so far, would just like a few second opinions on the main and sideboards before i start buying cards, cheers.

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ej133 on Esper ETB

2 weeks ago

Hey! Cool idea! Loved everything here.

Ever considered going down on some Oaths and adding Siege Rhino? I'm just saying, like... a Breeding Pool and a Overgrown Tomb wouldn't hurt your manabase so much, and maybe you don't reaaaally need 4 Countersqualls, so Rhino would be awesome. He's the coolest ETB trigger ever.

Anyway, great deck! Keep it up!

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