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Retreat to Coralhelm
Landfall &mdash Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
- You may tap or untap target creature.
- Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom or your library.)
Retreat to Coralhelm Discussion
1 week ago
I can see one possible use: during a Warp World combo, if you use an Eternal Witness to return a Wooded Foothills from your graveyard to your hand, your Arboreal Grazer can put it on the battlefield. This is a thing the old Elvish Pioneer couldn't do, because it only allowed basic land.
Since it enters tapped, this doesn't net you any more mana, just more permanents. So, I don't think this is a very good plan.
2 weeks ago
JustinWunderlich, yes, it also has a +1/+1 counter theme to get Omnath beefed up. I’m also running some trample effects so that the commander damage gets through. So, how the infinite mana works with Retreat to Coralhelm + Storm Cauldron is you need either Llanowar Scout , Sakura-Tribe Scout or Walking Atlas . Tap a land for mana, it’ll bounce to your hand because of Storm Cauldron . Tap a Land dork, ie Llanowar Scout to put that same land into play, which triggers landfall from Retreat to Coralhelm which you choose to untap Llanowar Scout and just keep repeating those steps for infinite mana. This can also be done similarly with Cloudstone Curio instead of Storm Cauldron .
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Another good interaction is the cards that say when they enter choose one but give you 2 or more options. So for instance Retreat to Coralhelm , Retreat to Hagra , Retreat to Kazandu , Palace Siege , Frontier Siege , and Monastery Siege
You get to choose both. Another idea is Stuffy Doll choose 2 players for stuffy doll. And another thing to think about is yarok doesn't care if it's your things entering that triggers your stuff so cards like Polluted Bonds , Soul Warden , and Faerie Artisans are good here too
4 weeks ago
@draaien Thanks for the suggestions. I will be sure to swap some things out for these amazing cards. But, what would I take out? I feel like I should swap
Omnath, Locus of Mana for Budoka Gardener
Lightning Greaves for Trade Routes ?
Scale Up for Retreat to Coralhelm
But other than that, I have no idea what else to change. Also, what would I remove, and add to get in more lands?
4 weeks ago
Hey, am considering building this deck as well so a +1 from me and i look forward to seeing this deck evolve. For starters one auto include in this deck is Fertilid allowing you to get a lot of lands with the commander. Everything from here on out depend on which way you want to build the deck. Me personnaly would run it very land focus as the elemental pay-off is quite meh without big land drop anyway. I see you are running the big land pay-offs ( Avenger of Zendikar , Rampaging Baloths )but no real big land drops. Besides that i see some very cool lands but maybe not enough lands for a landsdeck. I aim for 40 lands in a lands deck. To get 'big' land drops there is a pretty easy package starting with Scapeshift this is a all in one card getting you your good lands while allowing for some exlposiveness with the lands next to that wee have Splendid Reclamation with Zuran Orb or The Mending of Dominaria . An other good general card in this deck is Budoka Gardener as it makes elementals. With cards like Trade Routes and Retreat to Coralhelm you can also get infinite landfall triggers with the gardeners. Getting a Crucible of Worlds is higly worth it, it makes decks like these so much better.
I am not really versed in the elemental part of it all but there are some lords already printed Incandescent Soulstoke . Besides that i think that the nissa you already have in your deck is perfect for this deck.
Some more general remarks come in the ramp base. As a land deck you might want to consider getting some if not all of the signets and stone out of there and replacing it with some land ramp. I have a tatyova deck on here which is quite budget so you might get some inspiration from there.
4 weeks ago
Interesting list. I love the Retreat to Coralhelm combo and I stumbled on it years ago. It's funny to see the look of shock on opponents faces that don't know about it as the combo is so rarely run.
As far as the rest of your list I feel like you are trying to do too many things. I would recommend focusing on either:
Trying to deck yourself and winning with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries or Laboratory Maniac (a take on Tatyova, Benthic Druid I haven't seen before). If you go for this I would recommend adding Stroke of Genius , Blue Sun's Zenith , and Pull from Tomorrow . If you go for this I would recommend cutting things like Craterhoof Behemoth , Avenger of Zendikar , and Rampaging Baloths .
Landfall. In which Avenger of Zendikar , and Rampaging Baloths are your win cons. If you go for this I would recommend adding Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , and Khalni Heart Expedition . If you go for this I would recommend cutting things like Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , and Hedron Crab .
I think by picking a strategy you will find this deck to be way more consistent. Also you should be able to free up some more slots that you can fill with more interaction like Beast Within , Pact of Negation , and Voidslime .
Feel free to take a look at my deck list for Kruphix Lands Matter *Primer*. It might give you a few ideas.
Also this link should help sort you out when it comes to all that fancy formatting.
Best of luck in your deck building and your games!
1 month ago
Then, all you'd need is something to do with all those triggers.
Retreat to Coralhelm occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%