Pillar of Origins

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Pillar of Origins

Artifact

As Pillar of Origins enters the battlefield, choose a creature type. : Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.

Pillar of Origins Discussion

duff87 on Gishath hungry! Gishath want eat!

1 month ago

Thurbajen Hey, mate. Just wanted to say I took your advice and cut Pillar of Origins in for a Rampant Growth . I agree with what you said. I don't know why I haven't picked up on it sooner but I found that in games, pillar would sometimes prevent me from going off because I needed it to produce mana for something other than a dinosaur which it obviously can't, preventing me from doing what I want to do, when i want to do it. Possibly even costing me some games.It"s too restricted. I'm going to check out your deck list now and if you liked mine here, if you don't mind , would you mind giving it an upvote? Ill certainly return the gesture. Thanks for the suggestions, Thurbajen and you as well livingrock. I am in the process of trying to find a Caltrops for all of the dinos with enrage. Do you have any other suggestions if i did cut harminize?

Thurbajen on Gishath hungry! Gishath want eat!

1 month ago

Hi! Great deck. May I suggest a few changes? Cut Pillar of Origins for any Signet. It only helps you to cast 30% of your deck, so why not play a card that helps you with all of them? I think you need a lot more ramp to get Gishath, Sun's Avatar out as quickly as possible. Cards like Explosive Vegetation , Skyshroud Claim Circuitous Route , Rampant Growth etc. Check out my version of Gishath, it may give you a few ideas and you might be able to give me some too. Cheers!

Thurbajen on Gishath, Sun's Avatar

1 month ago

Hello! Great deck. A few suggestions: Cut Dinosaur Stampede for something like Overwhelming Stampede , just ends games better. Cut Colossal Majesty for Elemental Bond , the card is just strictly better. Cut Savage Stomp and Pounce for some other removal that covers more bases and is less conditional ( Beast Within or Krosan Grip ?), the extra cost means little. Cut Pillar of Origins as it only helps you to cast 33% of your deck. I like Xenagos, God of Revels is this deck, a good inclusion, might have to put it in my list! Have a look at my Gishath and tell me if you have any suggestions, you may get some ideas there also. Another great inclusion is Regal Behemoth as it has been errated to a Dinosaur! Cheers!

jhalko on NecroDragons

1 month ago

Mana fixing: Alloy Myr , Abundant Growth mana fixing for 1 green, Pyramid of the Pantheon , Fellwar Stone , Fertile Ground , Joiner Adept , Manamorphose , Pillar of Origins only helps with Ur, Sphere of the Suns , Sylvan Caryatid , Trace of Abundance could be hard to cast, Chromatic Lantern , Coalition Relic , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Draconic Disciple , Manalith , Opaline Unicorn , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Vessel of Endless Rest , Crystalline Crawler

The point is you need a bunch of artifacts or low drops that add mana or fix your mana. This way you could focus on lands that don;t come in tapped or lands that are limited to playing different spells. If they draw a card in some way that is ideal as well.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Dragon Rush

1 month ago

Cavern of Souls : keep stuff from getting countered!

Buried Ruin : b/c a tenth of your deck is artifacts

Dump Pillar of Origins , something like Mind Stone you can at least trade in for a card when you have plenty of lands

Scourge of the Throne , Steel Hellkite and Nesting Dragon are solid as well.

+1

BelugaWhale217 on zurgo needs your help

3 months ago

cards to remove (They either have no synergy or are kinda bad): Fleshbag Marauder, Resolute Archangel, Impale (replace with Hero's Downfall), Mind Rot, Repeating Barrage, Diabolic Edict (Replace with Doom Blade), Smelt (replace with Vandalblast), Pillar of Origins, and Arcane Encyclopedia.

Cards to Add: Mardu Banner, Rakdos Signet, Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, Darksteel Plate, Whispersilk Cloak, Sigarda's Aid, Open the Armory, Chandra's Ignition, Darksteel Ingot, Fellwar Stone, Commander's Sphere, Command Tower, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Sunforger, Swords to Plowshares, Boros Charm, Crackling Doom, Mortify, Archetype of Aggression. I would also replace some basic lands with duals (http://www.mtglands.com/). Check EDHREC (https://edhrec.com/commanders/zurgo-helmsmasher) for more ideas.

KaladeshKat on Burning Magic

4 months ago

I don't understand what Pillar of Origins is doing in this deck? I would drop that, all copies of Act of Treason and Thud, then replace them with 4x Wizard's Lightning and 3x Banefire.

then drop Dual Shot, add in Risk Factor because you have no card draw in this deck. Tormenting Voice would be more card draw, or The Flame of Keld could be used with 1-2 cards in hand and then as a finisher.

Farycane on ASHNOD'S VICTIM - "Prey for Breya"

4 months ago

Hey :) could you add a description what exactly are your wincons? I see the Dramatic Reversal Isochron Scepter Combo for Infinite Mana With rocks. But what do you do if the scepter is removed, and so your Dramatic reversal. What do you imprint then?

Muddle the Mixture tutor for Isochron and dramatic reversal, but what to get if they are already removed?

Mercurial Chemister why him? I see the value with isochron but drawing two cards for 6 Mana in a full turn cycle or 4 cards for 7mana in two turns doesn't seem that god, correct me if I'm wrong I don't play that long.

Why Commander's Sphere Manalith ? Depends on what you need them for, Pillar of Originsnaming human works for breya and some cards and costs 1 less. Coalition Relic is better than Manalith in every way. I would prefer a Chromatic Lantern over manalith,too because there is no downside to do so.

Rune-Scarred Demon I know he's good, and works with the deadeye. But Diabolic Tutor is 3 Mana cheaper. Not sure about that but seems more reliable because you can keep open Mana. Or maybe Lim-Dul's Vault

Open the Armory it's just two cmc I see that. I assume we get the Nim Deathmantle Most of the times, or Sword of the Meek if we have the foundry ? Skullclamp if we really need draw?

What if Zulaport Cutthroat is removed?

What's With

Reshape - Tutor

Altar of the Brood - additional wincon if Zulaport dies

Tezzeret, Artifice Master - for Mercurial chemister maybe? Draws two cards most of the time without need to wait.

Cyclonic Rift - way too slow, I see that, but is a huge drawback for your opponents

Blood Artist - Zulaport again

Impact Tremors - Zulaport again

Disciple of the Vault - yep Zulaport again

Saheeli's Directive - semi-Loot/Tutor, awesome with Infinite mana

Time Sieve - with the ability of making xfinite thopters this can be awesome.

Tezzeret the Seeker - tutors, imo better that the demon, because he can do it Multiple times if you know exactly what you want and have blockers. Worst case next turn if he survives is Tutor for 1 CMC or ramping

Myr Retriever - maybe Scrap Trawler for more recursion?

All in all I like that Deck pretty much, but for Budget reason I'm gonna cut vampiric tutor for me.

As soon as it's build together I'll test it.

Hope for an answer:)

Farycane

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