Saltblast

Saltblast

Sorcery

Destroy target nonwhite permanent.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Planar Chaos (PLC) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Saltblast Discussion

Nodrog666 on Numot Stax

1 month ago

Hey man! Good first draft! I like some of the ideas in here. I have some constructive criticism for you, so, as brutally honest as I will be with my suggestions, keep in mind I’m just offering my best advice on how to improve this list. I tested this deck a bit and here’s some thoughts I have:

More Tutor / Draw: You’re running very little card advantage, which I noticed when I was testing this deck. There isn’t enough dig or deck manipulation going on here. Basically every time I found myself durdling. Here are some suggestions:

More spot removal: Your deck doesn’t have a lot of ways of dealing out targeted removal. Mass Land D and other sweeper spells are great and all, but you also need ways of handling individual problems as they arrive. Here are some suggestions I have:

More Persistent harassment: You’re running MLD, Tax, but you aren’t running a whole lot of effects to consistently torment the opponent. Smokestack, Pendrell Mists, Kataki, War's Wage, Manabarbs keep pressure on your opponents. Even just running more stuff to slow things down (Winter Orb, Tangle Wire, Kismet, Rule of Law, Stranglehold etc.) would be useful here.

Consider less creatures, more enchantments: Hatebears are cool, but consider the fact that they are easier to kill than their enchantment counterparts. Magus of the Moon dies much easier than Blood Moon and you want these effects to have a good return on investment. This one is more food for thought than actual criticism.

Suggestions for cuts: Hall of Heliod's Generosity (?): It’s a great card, but right now you aren’t running enough Enchantments to justify it. Most of the time it’s going to just tap for colorless. If you run more Enchantments, it’s a keeper! (I think I’m going to try and find a slot for my own deck)

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain: This is pretty vestigial. It’s not really pulling much weight. Cut it.

Karn, Silver Golem: See above.

Remorseful Cleric: This is too squishy. Run Tormod's Crypt instead. Just as easy to recur (moreso, in fact, cause Academy Ruins sees it) and it lowers your curve.

Tomik, Distinguished Advokist: I get what you’re going with here, but you’re blowing up your lands anyway, making them untargetable is kind of moot. There’s a bunch of hatebears I’d rather run in this slot.

Burning of Xinye / Wildfire: These are weak, you can do way better for MLD in your colors. Add Sunder (Cheaper at Instant speed!).

Saltblast: This card is kind of bad. Costs waaay too much for targeted removal. Also, is completely dead against decks that run white. I’d honestly remove this and replace it with Wrath of God instead.

Karn, the Great Creator: Not doing enough. I see the combo with Mycosynth Lattice, but Hellkite Tyrant is a much better combo.

Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis: This card isn't great. If you want Elspeth, put in Elspeth, Knight-Errant or Elspeth, Sun's Champion instead. Both make tokens as a +1 ability.

Empowered Autogenerator: Too slow, too expensive. It’s not as good as it looks. Ideally, rocks should slot into the 0-3 CC range. If you desperately wanted something in the 4 slot, why not just run Thran Dynamo instead? It’s more consistent.

Firemind Vessel – See above.

MegaMatt13 on Gisa and Geralf: Siblings of Self-Mill

3 years ago

Denthrass, Count_Porplexorus, and Saltblast thanks for the feedback.

I understand that lab maniac would make sense as an alternative win condition in here. However, my playgroup uses him a lot and I'm kinda tired of seeing him as the win condition lol. Simply personal preference :)

I tried endless ranks of the dead in here and didn't find it moved fast enough. Perhaps I didn't give it a fair shot though. I could play test it some more. It's a great card.

I think epiphany at the drownyard could work great in here. Very much on theme. Like fact or fiction, it gives my opponents a tough choice since I like stuff in my grave

casey on Donald Trump's EDH Deck

3 years ago

Angelic Voices Crackdown Saltblast Cage of Hands

I like the deck idea. Great choice on a commander.

Manateee on Blue/White Commander Revised Copy

4 years ago

Alright, time for some suggestions.

First of all, things that probably aren't very good here:

Divine Verdict is an ultra weak card. Like, REALLY weak.

Ephemeral Shields, Gods Willing, Intervention Pact, Safe Passage, Sandblast, Unsummon, and Valorous Stance aren't quite as bad, yet still way too weak for really any deck.

Nyx-Fleece Ram: I run lifegain and don't play this. Not a good card.

Jareth, Leonine Titan is not good for this strategy.

Ageless Sentinels is awful. It's a french vanilla 4/4 for 4.

Academy Elite doesn't seem any good. Way too slow, even for a GAAIV deck.

Witchbane Orb: this card is not awful, but Aegis of the Gods is probably better since nobody in our playgroup runs Curses.

Saltblast: wow that's bad

Ravages of War: Not bad, but also 300 something dollars.

AEther Storm: the pay 4 life effect essentially makes this card completely irrelevant, as somebody will ALWAYS pay the life immediately.

Rout, Acid Rain: decent enough cards, but other wraths are better

Now, of course, I'm not going to just tell you to cut a bunch of things without adding anything, so here's some suggestions:

More Counterspells: Arcane Denial, Overwhelming Denial, Mental Misstep, Cryptic Command, Dissipate, Void Shatter, Faerie Trickery, Render Silent, and Hinder are all viable options. Of course, I'm not saying you should add ALL of these because that would be insane, but these are all worth considering.

More Spot Removal: Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares are grade A quality. Return to Dust, Cyclonic Rift, Condemn, and Azorius Charm are all decent as well.

Better/More Wraths: End Hostilities and Hallowed Burial are pretty decent.

More Control-y Creatures: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Thassa, God of the Sea, Frost Titan, Archangel of Tithes, and Sun Titan are all pretty nice.

Bastion Protector

More Hatebears: by hatebears, I mean cards like Ethersworn Canonist, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Aven Mindcensor, Hokori, Dust Drinker, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, and all the other mean lockdown cards.

Taking out Oblivion Ring for Grasp of Fate

Tutors: Enlightened Tutor and Mystical Tutor, to be more precise

Rhystic Study

Blind Obedience

Aura of Silence

Leyline of Anticipation goes well with Grasp, O-Ring, or Detention Sphere, along with hatebears.

Narset Transcendent, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Venser, the Sojourner, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion all seem decent as far as planeswalkers go.

Overall, I'd say these are my primary suggestions. If you want to go full stax, there's tons of good decks in that category on the site.

FAMOUSWATERMELON on Using clickbait to con votes ...

4 years ago

Saltblast incoming.

But seriously, Chief is a mod and just explained very clearly what the situation is. I don't think it will change unless it gets sorely overused or whatnot, so can we perhaps not start another argument? There have been way to many pile-ons in recent days.