Creature — Salamander
: Adapt 4. This ability costs less to activate for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pteramander occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.1%
All decks: 0.3%
2 weeks ago
ZendikariWol thank you for taking the time to figuring out my build!
I'll start by pointing out the first sentence in the description, as this is not a finished deck.
Your first question is a bit strange, since I'm nowhere saying it's a combo. I do mean that those three cards I mention at the beginning, create a state that is really hard to deal with. Heliod, Sun-Crowned giving lifelink to Oathsworn Knight replases the lost counter upon attacking, since you have to attack every turn and The Ozolith makes sure, that if it does get exiled or destroyed, the counters are still saved for something else. No combos in this deck whatsoever and your remark about Justiciar's Portal / Flicker of Fate is the major player with those three.
About not havin 4-ofs is also a strange observation, since amounts effects draw rates and the balance of what I generally need is getting close. There are 5 different 4of sets in place and those are cards that I generally need every game atleast one. About the walkers I do agree with on some level. This build has been evolving and they we're in the early versions, but I've found use for them so far. Vraska, Swarm's Eminence gives me targets for The Ozolith and against planeswalkers they do a mighty fine job of forcing opponents to make bad trades if they want to keep them. They still are the ones I most likely take out, as I've tested for a while a version with four Bloodthirsty Aerialists in place of the Vraskas. Gideon Blackblade is a card that I just really like and its abilities are great backup in some situations.
Soul-Guide Lantern is a card I keep in most of my decks for the purpose you pointed out, but I've faired really well against Lurrus of the Dream-Den, Rielle, the Everwise, Pteramander etc. decks, but as this still is in testing, I will swap things around if it gets to that.
I hope that cleared up some confusion and my thought processes :)
3 weeks ago
Why Sprite Dragon out of all the options you have to pressure an opponent in this kind of deck. Have you considered Lightning Stormkin and/or Stormchaser Mage with Wizard's Retort and Wizard's Lightning, Brineborn Cutthroat, Grim Lavamancer, Spectral Sailor, Sea-Dasher Octopus, or Pteramander? Does the deck need Anger of the Gods or does the burn take care of creatures well enough?
I'm curious how well Light Up the Stage fits. It's an instant speed deck for the most part with some burn and creatures to activate it, but hitting Remand and Ral, Storm Conduit for example would be useless. Thunderous Wrath seems amazing when it hits but is that good enough to balance out the times it just sits in your hand? I'd prefer something like Searing Blaze, which seems to be perfect for the deck. Chart a Course also seems nice, but it's sorcery speed which sucks. Have you thought of using Curious Obsession?
1 month ago
3 months ago
I agree bout the Pteramander...but the 1/1 eles created with Young Pyromancer will be destroy by Flame Sweep...and that why i choose that wiper...to destry several creats with one shot without spending the Lightning Bolt....:/
4 months ago
This is a very interesting archetype that can be build on a budget and there's more than one way you can do it. However, these types of decks, called "Bogles", normally use cheap creatures, like Slippery Bogle. So maybe you could replace Murkfiend Liege and Sturdy Hatchling for cheaper creatures like: - Faerie Seer - The faerie isn't unblockable but flying makes it easier to avoid your opponent's creatures. Also, it's ability to scry can help you set up your next turns better. - Gladecover Scout - Just a green version of the bogle. - Spire Tracer - A cheap attacker with decent evasion. - Pteramander - Just in case you decide to invest in a more instant and sorcery heavy build. I have some other suggestion regarding auras if you're interested. For some reason my comment wasn't working properly unless I put it weirdly like this, so I'm sorry if it's hard for you to read this way.
4 months ago
That's hard to bear, for most. The thing I do to keep my decks cheap is avoid Shock Lands( Steam Vents and the like) and cards like Fabled Passage . I'm not denying their value, but are they really 10-20 times more valuable (in the game) than a card like Temple of Epiphany ? They both tap, and both give an add on.
Also, Sleeves exist, to protect cards. Cards can be bought cheaper when they are in a less-than-new condition. And foils are also a bit unnecessary, if your goal is to stay cheap.
Now for an actual idea. I was looking at the cards you liked at the top of this post. Pteramander and Crackling Drake are both big on instants, and getting Humongous as a result of them. Enigma Drake has already rotated, it is no longer standard legal. Two other red and blue cards that get Gargantuan as a result of instants/sorceries are Erratic Cyclops and Wee Dragonauts . Cards that help you cast such spells are Goblin Electromancer , and (sorta) Spellkeeper Weird . The instants/sorceries you want to cast with this can be damaging type, card advantage type, orcreature buff/debuff, or even the first two of these combined. (Counterspells are essential, too)
For Damage, Shock , Lava Coil and Electrodominance are good. Card-Drawing, Opt , Winged Words , and Chemister's Insight all draw and give card advantage. Infuriate , Sure Strike , and Sonic Assault both buff/debuff. Ral's Outburst both damages and gives card advantage. For a damaging deck, you may want Electrostatic Field . For a card-drawing deck, The Magic Mirror and Niv-Mizzet, Parun make a great combo. If you want to simply buff your creatures to victory, make sure to keep the pumping creatures.
Counterspells are essential, I find Quench is surprisingly useful. Ionize is great too, and everyone seems to love Mystical Dispute too, although it is pricey. Convolute is a cheaper (monetary-wise) thing to use.
I hope this helped you decide on cards!
4 months ago
Hello! About a half year ago my friends showed me MTG and i fell in love with this game. Until now, I only played with my friends so we didn't really care about the formats of MTG. I used three decks that i bought used from some guy. I think he didn't know much about MTG, because i bought all the three decks from him for like 3$. The decks were: 1. Preconstructed Planeswalker Deck Mu Yanling from Core Set 2020 (I think...) 2. Preconstructed Challenger Deck Second Sun Control 3. A blue-red nonpreconstructed deck in a plastic box with the name Izzet Drakes on it. It consists of cards like Crackling Drake or Enigma Drake or Pteramander and a bunch of sorceries and instants.
Now to the point. I would like to try some tournaments at my local shop. I'm not really familiar with the formats (so maybe someone could explain it to me, please) but the reason why i posted this in the Standard section is because two reasons: 1. There's a tournament for Standard every week that is free (I don't want to pay a lot when I'm beginning) 2. Someone told me once, that a competetivdeck in Standard will be much cheaper than in Modern
So i would like to probably build a competetiv deck for Standard, unless someon recommends me a better format. The reason why I want to build a new deck is because: 1. I don't think any of my current decks is good enough to be played in some (even small) competition 2. The only deck that is fully legal in Standard is the Mu Yanling Planeswalker Deck, which is probably the worst of the three
I want the deck to stay under 30$ if possible, and the other thing, that is probably impossible, but i will say it here anywayw is - I know that every autumn four of the oldest sets rotate out of Standard, so could it be possible to recommend a deck that would NOT rotate in autumn 2020? Please recommend some decks and help me! Thanks for all your answers!
P.S.: Sorry for the long post...
5 months ago
Thanks for posting I’ve been looking for a budget Izzet Drakes deck and this is perfect for me! any advice on a budget but viable side deck? Also have you thought about Murmuring Mystic or Improbable Alliance ? For some added chump blockers? Or would that slow it down?? And would Thing in the Ice Flip be the upgrade to Pteramander ? Thank you!