Retreat to Emeria

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Tokens

Retreat to Emeria

Enchantment

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one &mdashl;

  • Put a 1/1 white Kor Ally creature token onto the battlefield.
  • Creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Retreat to Emeria Discussion

Tibus on Karametra and Friends ETB Party

1 month ago

Potential Removals:

Paradox Engine Worst case scenario, you play the card with not enough pieces to go off and someone instantly krosan grips the card.

Jaddi Offshoot You have more efficient ways of generating Lifegain.

Mikaeus, the Lunarch Isn't impactful enough when it hits the board or when it stays needs paradox engine to be abused and there are easier ways to go about this effect.

Oblivion Ring Excellent cheap removal but unfortunately there are better removal spells that are available

Elspeth, Knight-Errant Not impactful, deck isn't primarily combat focused.

Cryptolith Rite Isn't going to ramp out karametra any faster with the weenie creatures you have (Most of your 1 drops already tap for mana) your deck would be better off running Farhaven Elf


Potential additions:

Avenger of Zendikar No brainer

Rampaging Baloths Works with your landfall theme, this is easily abusable with an instant payoff.

Blackblade Reforged You have enough flyers to abuse this equipment easily

Admonition Angel More landfall goodness (with exile)

Grand Abolisher Cheaper version of Dragonlord Dromoka

Quarantine Field removal

Titania, Protector of Argoth Insurance

Sword of the Animist Landfall redundancy

Emeria Angel

Retreat to Emeria

enpc on The Great Depression Tazri Budget 40$

2 months ago

I think you could replace a lot of your tapped alnds with their guildgate counterparts, i.e. Timber Gorge could become Gruul Guildgate. It means you can then include and get extra value out of Circuitous Route for fixing. Plus if you ran all 10 you could find a spot for Maze's End :P

I have also been impressed with Retreat to Emeria as a card in Tazri ally builds.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on B/R/W ally life drain

4 months ago

Thanks! I just use Legacy because TappedOut doesn't fuss at me for it being illegal, I always play casual. I don't like Swords to Plowshares because it gives the other person life, but lightning bolt and doom blade are both good. Really the reason Kazandu Blademaster is in there is for cannon fodder and early-game shenanigans, though you are right in saying I may need to add smaller creatures. Retreat to Emeria helps though.

TheVectornaut on Exciting Cards in M19

5 months ago

This may be a surprise to others, but Ajani's Last Stand is by far the most interesting card for me. I see it being very useful in my R/W pure enchantment modern deck. I need ways to make solid creatures with only enchantments. I also desperately need something to fill the 4-drop slot.

Cast Out, Flameshadow Conjuring, Furnace of Rath, Glory of Warfare, Martial Law, and Retreat to Emeria have been disappointing in my tests. Ivory Mask has been a powerful sideboard option while Pandemonium only replaces Warstorm Surge in very specific matchups. Worship was probably my best option, but it's outside my budget for this deck.

Now, I should have a decent followup to Vessel of Ephemera, Rise of the Hobgoblins, or Myth Realized. The threat of a 4/4 flyer should at least make decisions more uncomfortable for my opponent until I can get safe behind Sphere of Safety. With the engine fully built, Last Stand can be brought back with Starfield of Nyx, trigger Warstorm Surge to kill expendable tokens, sacrifice itself for another avatar and 4 more Warstorm damage, and be waiting in the grave to do it again next turn.

MegaMatt13 on Kynaios and Tiro, Lovers of Landfall

7 months ago

kineticstasis, thanks for your interest in the deck. This deck is a blast to play and doesn't anger opponents because of the Commander's "group hug" ability.

I've thought about both World Shaper and The Mending of Dominaria, but I think they may operate too slowly. Green just has other cards that essentially do those abilities with less hoops to jump through. They are cheap rares to pick up though so I'll be curious to hear if they work out for you!

I agree that kazandu is the weakest of the "Retreat" cycle that i've included. I temporarily took it out and may take it out again. Having said that, it still performs OK as a way to buffer your life total while you build up and its +1/+1 counters can actually build up quickly. I would give it a B in the deck. Retreat to Emeria is absolutely amazing in the deck giving both tokens and an anthem on the same card. I don't use Retreat to Coralhelm for combos but it is good value, being able to scry in advance of K&T's end of turn trigger.

TheVectornaut on Infinite Mana/Infinite Mill?

8 months ago

I don't see anything preventing this from working as long as you put the triggered abilities on the stack in the right order. The land's ability needs to be put on the stack before the Amulet of Vigor so you can tap it for mana before it's bounced. Retreat to Coralhelm's trigger can be added anywhere as long as you're always choosing the first option to untap Walking Atlas. You should also be able to add in any other landfall triggers you want. Hedron Crab, Seer's Sundial, Lotus Cobra, Retreat to Kazandu, Retreat to Hagra, Retreat to Emeria, and so on.

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