Rootbound Crag

Rootbound Crag

Land

Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.

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Rootbound Crag Discussion

Daveslab2022 on Geneva Format Cards List

1 week ago

If shock lands are unacceptable that I suggest either the fast lands Concealed Courtyard

Or the check lands like Rootbound Crag.

However this is my argument for shock lands; they provide fixing for a cost, allowing the slower decks to curve slower and the faster decks to curve quicker.

The check land cycle doesn’t support aggro decks since they typically run on fewer lands and can’t get a t1 untapped.

Meanwhile the fast land cycle doesn’t support control or midrange style decks, since they want more than 3 lands and will enter play tapped after that point.

Shock lands provide the best of both worlds while not being overly powerful.

krotash on Windgrace, the Landlord

3 weeks ago

Zendikar Rising spoilers has started, and in the tradition of all Zendikar sets, it's time to reevaluate the lands matter decks.

Some updates: Zuran Orb out for Exploration. Decree of Pain out for Toxic Deluge. Bringing in a Heroic Intervention as well, in place of Price of Glory. I want some more interaction. Deflecting Swat is something I am currently very interested in. The new blue enchantment means I need to add a lot more enchantment hate. I am probably going to cut Mina and Denn, Wildborn for an Oracle of Mul Daya.

I am looking to revamp the mana base some. Cut cards like Rootbound Crag and Karplusan Forest for more basics. I'm gonna add some snow basics, and also cut one of my 3 mana ramp spells for an Into the North.

Comments about the new cards:

The new landfall extra combats is powerful but not what this deck is looking to do. I don't have many creatures, and most of the attacking ones are already heavy at the top end.

I am in love with the new double faced cards that are spells/lands. However, most aren't what I'm looking for. I am extremely happy to add these to my other decks, especially those with Karoos/Ravnica bounce lands, but I don't have those in this deck. The red mythic might go into this deck, as an untapped land and potential removal spell, but I haven't decided.

The new not-Avenger of Zendikar is interesting. I need to go more basic heavy for it, which I am already working on revamping the mana base. I have found myself a bit light on blockers recently, so another effect like this is not bad.

I am kind of surprised to say it, but so far my lands matter deck might not get much from a Zendikar set. Obviously the set isn't spoiled yet, and I fully expect a green mythic flip land will find it's way here.

SynergyBuild on I don't have the fancy …

4 weeks ago

Rather than checklands and OG Duals, with Woodland Cemetery, Taiga, Rootbound Crag, Dragonskull Summit, Bayou, and Badlands, you can use the following package:

1x Nurturing Peatland

1x Karplusan Forest

1x Llanowar Wastes

1x Sulfurous Springs

1x Luxury Suite

1x Spire Garden

multimedia on Korvold Devours All

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version, good change to Korvold from Prossh.

Tireless Tracker, Mystery Card Booster version, may be out of budget range, but in my opinion it's the best casual value creature with Korvold. Repeatable source of creating permanents that can sac (Clues) just by playing a land. Clues can be a backup repeatable draw source if Korvold is disrupted. Awakening Zone was just reprinted in Double Masters. Eldrazi spawn tokens can sac themselves for colorless mana. Dreadhorde Invasion can be another repeatable source of a token to sac to Korvold.

One drop Bloodsoaked Champion has good interaction with Korvold as a repeatable creature to sac. Attack with Korvold sac Champion and since Korvold attacked you can reanimate Champion for . Reassembling Skeleton also does this, but you can reanimate Skeleton at any time.

Orcish Lumberjack is another one drop who can sac a Forest to make three mana. This interaction is very good with Korvold and Ramunap Excavator. Viscera Seer, Caustic Caterpillar and Spore Frog are other good one drops with Korvold because they can sac themselves. Seer can be a repeatable sac outlet that can also help to setup your draws with Korvold since you can scry before you draw.

Korvold's draw ability goes well with Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse and Mad Ratter since on your turn if you draw at least one card with Korvold then you make a Cat or two Rats. These creatures also trigger on opponents' turns if you draw two or more cards which is very possible since can sac at instant speed, good with Clues and Eldrazi spawns.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections - Work in progress

4 weeks ago

Hey, some base numbers to consider when starting out a three color casual Temur deck:

Of course these numbers can be increased or decreased as you build the deck, but this is a good starting point with some cards to consider adding.


Any creatures or instant/sorceries you play think of them has having two additional mana in their mana costs that way you can get value from Riku. This means more creatures and instant/sorceries that are lower mana cost such as Coiling Oracle and Growth Spiral. Oracle and Spiral for two mana can help to get to five or more mana to cast Riku.

Legendary creatures are not the best with Riku because of the legendary rule. Only allowing you to have one card that's the same name in your control meaning you don't really want to copy a legendary creature with Riku. The token copy still triggers any ETB abilities, but then you remove the token copy and keep the original legendary creature.

Some budget win conditions with Riku

  • Biovisionary + one copy of Biovisionary + Twinflame
    At beginning of your end step resolve the Biovisionary win the game trigger before the Twinflame exile tokens trigger which wins the game before the tokens are exiled. Biovisionary is also good with clones such as Phyrexian Metamorph. With Riku in your control get Biovisionary onto the battlefield, make a copy of it, clone it with Metamorph and make token copy of Metamorph gives you four Biovisionarys. Twinflame also combos with Dualcaster Mage for infinite Dualcasters who can attack with haste.

  • Ral, Storm Conduit + Fork Expansion / Explosion/Reverberate/Twincast
    With Ral in your control cast a Fork, copy it with Riku. Let the copy resolve and then copy the original Fork still on the stack. Resolving the Fork copy then copying the original Fork makes a copy instant loop which does infinite damage to your opponents one at a time with Ral. These Forks are good with Riku outside the combo because for four mana you can copy an opponents spell twice. Forks are nice in multiplayer Commander where you have many opponents who are casting instant/sorceries you could copy.


Some of other cards $5 or less each that are good with Riku

Budget Lands

More Expensive Lands

Balaam__ on Jund Elves

1 month ago

Fair enough, but then I’d definitely swap out Copperline Gorge for Rootbound Crag. With only 1 copy, you won’t be drawing the gorge in your opening hand very often, so being able to play a dual that is unlikely to enter tapped is the better option. With 11 potential forests in this build, odds are good the crag won’t be entering tapped whereas the gorge almost certainly will.

DemMeowsephs on Prossh Food Chain

1 month ago

G'day mate! I might have some suggestions that could help you out, so let's start off looking at your mana base. You run a LOTTTT of lands that come in tapped. In my opinion- you should ditch them all. So what could you add-in? Some of these are kind of pricy, but as you build this deck more definitely consider some of these land options.

There are also some VERY good ramp options in your colors! Ramp is very important, and I would consider all of these

Now I know that's a lot, and a lot in money, but I promise you its a big step in helping your deck perform a lot better. Once you have a good mana base, things will come a lot easier. If you ever need to find cards to put in Proshh, I recommend checking out EDHREC, which gives you many helpful suggestions for every commander. (Click here to go to your commander on edhrec. If this helps, be sure to check out and like some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH, A Deal With the Devil EDH, and many more! Anyways though, good luck on your deck, hope this helps, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!

MTGBurgeoning on Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Every. Dragon. Ever.

1 month ago

Changes are coming to this Scion of the Ur-Dragon EDH/Commander deck!

The ten check lands (Glacial Fortress, Drowned Catacomb, Dragonskull Summit, Rootbound Crag, Sunpetal Grove, Isolated Chapel, Clifftop Retreat, Sulfur Falls, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery) are being replaced by the following:

  1. Indatha Triome

  2. Raugrin Triome

  3. Zagoth Triome

  4. Savai Triome

  5. Ketria Triome

Introduced in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, the triomes are more versatile than the check lands. Each offers an additional color and are perfect targets for our fetch lands. In fact, any turn 1-3 fetch lands should target triomes. Additionally, late game we can cycle an unwanted triome and draw a card, an ability previously missing in the deck.

  1. Mana Confluence

  2. Exotic Orchard

  3. Unclaimed Territory

For the cost of one life, Mana Confluence gives us one mana of any color. In the best case scenario, Exotic Orchard will act as Command Tower #2. In the worst case scenario, Exotic Orchard is worthless. In the most likely scenario, Exotic Orchard will be closer to a Command Tower than a useless rectangle of cardboard. Unclaimed Territory limits our colored mana to casting only dragons, but still provides for our non-dragon spells.

  1. Fellwar Stone

  2. Smothering Tithe

Including Fellwar Stone and Smothering Tithe increases our ability to ramp. Fellwar Stone is an artifact version of Exotic Orchard while Smothering Tithe taxes each opponent with for each card drawn. Failure to pay the tax gifts us with a Treasure. Slimming the land count from 40 to 38 by adding artifact/enchantment ramp is noteworthy. It's an attempt to cast Scion of the Ur-Dragon more quickly and try to outpace our opponents.

A few other changes:

  1. Fierce Guardianship replaces Chromium the Unmutable. Chromium the Unmutable was slotted into this deck in order to protect Scion of the Ur-Dragon. It costs a card to do it, but in the end after activating Scion of the Ur-Dragon and becoming a copy of Chromium the Unmutable our General/Commander will have hexproof until the end of turn. I believe Fierce Guardianship can protect Scion of the Ur-Dragon better.

  2. Guardian Project replaces Steel Hellkite. Removal is strong in our deck? Card draw is not. In order to add the awesome card-drawing ability of Guardian Project, we remove Steel Hellkite. This exchange was not difficult, as activating Scion of the Ur-Dragon to become a copy of Steel Hellkite was as rare as winter roses.

  3. Rhystic Study replaces Wipe Away. I'm pretty sure our lack of card draw was documented earlier. By adding Rhystic Study, we add one of the best card-drawing spells in our format. Our removal is strong, and swapping out a removal spell for Rhystic Study is warranted.

To summarize:

Our land count dropped from 40 to 38, but gained more versatility throughout the mana base.

Our number of dragons dropped from 28 to 26.

Our number of ramp/card-draw spells increased by four (Fellwar Stone, Smothering Tithe, Guardian Project, Rhystic Study).

Collectively I believe that these 13 changes make the deck stronger and more balanced. What do you think?

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