Sandsteppe Citadel

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Sandsteppe Citadel

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Sandsteppe Citadel enters the battlefield tapped.

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Sandsteppe Citadel Discussion

SirupyTuna on Cats & Rats

1 week ago

I have been trying to keep my early game cards green in an attempt to secure proper mana sources, but I like the suggestion of Black Cat. Adding more black mana sources would also help fire up Crypt Rats.

The splash of white started out as just a way to pay for Pride Sovereign's activated ability, but to be honest I have yet to get that done - I'm not a fan of exerting my best early beater. You might be right that it isn't worthwhile. I like Fertile Ground for the ramp-like effect, though, but might opt to let go of Sandsteppe Citadels - the fact that they come into play tapped is aggravating!

Thank you for the suggestions. I'll definitely be testing and tweaking some more with those in mind :)

Saljen on Sliver Me Timbers Xerxes

2 weeks ago

Here's some land recommendations, because playing 5 colors is hard without the right lands:

Ancient Ziggurat, Command Tower, Crystal Quarry, Frontier Bivouac (run all 10 of the tri-colored tap lands, they're cheap and good), Mystic Monastery, Nomad Outpost, Opulent Palace, Rupture Spire, Sandsteppe Citadel, Savage Lands, Seaside Citadel, Shimmering Grotto, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade.

You should drop all your basic lands down to 1 of each type. Running 5x Vivid lands and 10x Tri-color lands, and 1 of each basic land takes up 20 land slots. The rest should be land that some how taps for all colors.

I run a pretty low budget Slivers list, with Hivelord as the commander as well. Here's some cards that could up the power level of your deck without crazy monetary investment:

Primal Rage and Shared Triumph offer buffs to all of your Slivers. Spirit of Resistance makes you invincible if you have Sliver Hivelord in play. Unearth is a solid way to return some of your best Slivers to play after removal. Harsh Sustenance is solid removal with the added benefit of life gain. Obelisk of Urd is a good way to pump up your Slivers. Domri Rade is a planeswalker that works really well with Slivers. Gives you consistent removal as well as draw. The ultimate makes it real difficult to lose games.

Nefashu on Black + Green First Pauper Deck

3 weeks ago

Some improvements:

Loonmoon18 on Karlov Budget Lifegain

1 month ago

To start, your card Sandsteppe Citadel is unusable because you can't have land that produce colors outside it's colors. You also can't use Gilded Lotus since it produces any color. Currently heading to bed but can test it tomorrow. Lastly add more mana, 30 is very low.

multimedia on dragon tribal

2 months ago

Hey, I recommend more ramp, more draw and more land.

Cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Aid from the Cowl
  • Awaken the Sky Tyrant
  • Blood Mist
  • Dragon Roost
  • Elephant Guide
  • Sight of the Scalelords
  • Day of the Dragons
  • Durable Handicraft
  • Spiteful Motives
  • Vessel of Volatility
  • Heroes' Podium
  • Hero's Blade
  • Stoneforge Masterwork
  • Acrobatic Maneuver
  • Crash Through
  • Dramatic Reversal
  • Inspiring Roar
  • Death by Dragons
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Splendid Reclamation
  • Kolaghan Monument
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Wind-Scarred Crag


Dragons are already big enough with lots of power you don't need to play a lot of cards that increase Dragons power and toughness. Crucible of Fire is fine because this is a huge boost for all Dragons for only one four mana card, but other than this card you can cut all the others. Temur Ascendancy and Elemental Bond are budget three mana enchantments that can give you a ton of card advantage with Dragons. Drawing a card whenever a Dragon you cast enters the battlefield(ETB) is very good. Ascendancy also gives Dragons haste which is a nice added bonus.


I suggest adding more ramp because Dragons and your Commander, The Ur-Dragon have very high converted mana costs(CMC). Ramp can help to pay for these costs and play Dragons faster in a game than waiting until turn six or seven plus to play a Dragon. Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant only effect your Dragons, by reducing the CMC.

Land ramp is another way to ramp as well as help you find lands of the right colors to match the cards in your hand. Cultivate and Farseek are early game cards that can land ramp. Cultivate can only tutor for two Basic lands putting one of them directly into play and the other into your hand.

Farseek is two drop land ramp and it works with the Battle lands since they're two different type of lands, for instance Cinder Glade counts as a Forest and a Mountain. Farseek can tutor for any one of these Battle lands put it into play giving you more color choices.

Battle lands work well with Basic lands for a budget manabase you only need two Basic lands in your control to have any Battle land ETB untapped. This means you can use the mana from the land the turn you play it.


Sol Ring is a staple of Commander. Just about all decks play the card because it's amazing for one mana. Fellwar Stone is two drop ramp that depending on what colors your opponents are playing can make a color of mana. It can make mana no matter what, usually one of any of the five colors.

31x total lands is not enough land I suggest adding more land, 38-40x total lands. Playing a five color budget manabase means you need more land and Dragons have high CMCs. Adding Tri lands, lands that can make one of three different colors of mana help a lot for five color manabases.

Command Tower is a staple Commander card. It's a rainbow land it can make any color of mana because your Commander is all five colors. Exotic Orchard is like Fellwar Stone whatever colors of lands your opponents have in play it can make a mana of one of those colors. Like Tower it's a great budget land for a five color manabase.

Good luck with your deck.


RaberSaber on Ghave, cool counters everywhere!

2 months ago

Doubling Season would go good in this deck, i think you should take out a bit of creatures for sure though, some better manarocks would be Darksteel Ingot and Commander's Sphere also you should probably put in some better (maybe more) lands like the corresponding dual lands (eg. Fetches, Shocks, gains, guildgates, stuff like that) to your colors. Command Tower and Sandsteppe Citadel for sure.

PsuedoIntellectual on World Class Abzan

2 months ago

Hey

I love Abzan! Here are some suggestions:

1:Improve your creatures

Cut Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Den Protector, and a copy of Courser of Kruphix.

Add 4 Tarmogoyf and more Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Sylvan Caryatid would be helpful, too.

2:Improve your mana-base

Cut Temple of Malady and Temple of Silence. They're just bad.

Cut Sandsteppe Citadel.

Cut Caves of Koilos and Llanowar Wastes.

Add Overgrown Tomb, Godless Shrine, Temple Garden, Windswept Heath, Marsh Flats, and Verdant Catacombs. A playset of each.

3:Improve your spells

Cut Languish and Tragic Arrogance and replace them with Damnation or Wrath of God.

Cut Despise, Abzan Charm, Bile Blight, Silence the Believers and Ultimate Price.

Replace them with Fatal Push, Thoughtseize, Go for the Throat, Path to Exile, and Dismember or Maelstrom Pulse. Any of these two removal spells should be a playset(4), but all of them are just about the same.

3:Sideboard for Modern

Cut literally everything.

Add 4 Nature's Claim and Creeping Corrosion.

Stony Silence could be useful too.

If you choose to run Go for the Throat, sideboard a third removal option that can hit anything.

Add Relic of Progenitus or Bojuka Bog.

Leyline of Sanctity can hose just about any deck.

4:Other

I couldn't really fit this stuff in without you cutting some other useful stuff, but cards like Kitchen Finks, Dark Confidant, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, or Blind Obedience could worm their way into your deck.

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