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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Khans of Tarkir (KTK)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Sandsteppe Citadel Discussion
3 weeks ago
bushido_man96 as for Amulet of Vigor yes your absolutely right i did only put in there to speed up my tap lands but with 12 pure Taplands Temple of Silence , Sandsteppe Citadel , Rakdos Carnarium , Orzhov Basilica , Opulent Palace , Nomad Outpost , Izzet Boilerworks , Gruul Turf , Golgari Rot Farm , Dimir Aqueduct , Boros Garrison and Azorius Chancery , and 6 ETB tap unless lands Blood Crypt , Godless Shrine , Isolated Chapel , Overgrown Tomb , Sacred Foundry and Watery Grave think me having Amulet of Vigor is justified.
1 month ago
You can add in Cryptolith Rite for another way to have your slivers to tap for mana. Other than that, 5 color mana base is pretty hard. I would say since you are going for a budget land base, you can replace all your guildgates with the tri-color lands like Arcane Sanctum , Seaside Citadel , Jungle Shrine , Crumbling Necropolis , Savage Lands , Mystic Monastery , Nomad Outpost , Sandsteppe Citadel , Opulent Palace , and Frontier Bivouac . At least they will add an additional color in comparison with the guild gates. For budget multi-color lands there are lands like Exotic Orchard and Forbidden Orchard that are decent. Unclaimed Territory , Path of Ancestry , Cascading Cataracts , Sliver Hive , Ancient Ziggurat , and Mirrodin's Core can be some options for a decent 5 color mana base.
Hope that helps!
1 month ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. This looks good for a budget deck. Consider more lands or more ramp or both? 34 lands is not enough land to support such a high mana curve without having more ramp, additional mana sources. Lots of ramp is helpful with Ghave because he's an engine by himself getting him into play faster than normal is good.
Budget lands ($6 or less each) to consider adding:
- Command Tower : all multicolored decks in Commander should play this land.
- Exotic Orchard
- Sandsteppe Citadel
- Caves of Koilos
- Llanowar Wastes
- Canopy Vista : works well with lots of basic lands.
- Fortified Village : works well with lots of Plains and Forests.
- Woodland Cemetery
- Isolated Chapel
- Sunpetal Grove
- High Market
- Ghost Quarter
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sol Ring
- Fellwar Stone
- Deathrite Shaman
- Elvish Mystic
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Avacyn's Pilgrim
- Eladamri's Call
- Diabolic Intent
- Hardened Scales
- Winding Constrictor
- Pir, Imaginative Rascal
- Zulaport Cutthroat
- Blood Artist
- Slimefoot, the Stowaway
- Carrion Feeder : sac outlet who can get a lot of counters on itself.
- Scavenging Ooze : can put a lot of counters on itself.
- Champion of Lambholt
- Woodfall Primus : has persist, can cancel out -1/-1 counter with Ghave's sac ability.
Sol, Fellwar and one drop mana dorks are additional ramp. Call and Intent are powerful budget tutors. Scales, Constrictor and Pir are additional cards that put more counters on a creature when counters are put on a creature. Cutthroat, Artist and Slimefoot are ways to make your opponent lose life and you gain when you sac Sap tokens. Feeder, Ooze and Champion are creatures who can repeatedly put counters on themselves.
If you like any of these suggestions then I offer help to make cuts.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Lands: Vivid Meadow , Vivid Marsh , Vivid Grove , Temple of Malady , Temple of Plenty , Temple of Silence and a basic land should be replaced by Sandsteppe Citadel , Scattered Groves , Forbidding Watchtower , Llanowar Wastes , Exotic Orchard , Blighted Woodland and Krosan Verge . This last one can fetch Murmuring Bosk , Canopy Vista and Scattered Groves .
2 months ago
You run both. You want both Paradox Engine + Intruder Alarm as well as Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver + Cryptolith Rite. This lets you get your combo out as consistently as possible, plus all of these individually massively help your game plan even if you aren't comboing out with them.
I also play 5c Slivers with Overlord as the Commander.
Here are some cards I'd suggest with that experience in mind:
Descendants' Path is a great draw engine. Mirari's Wake buffs your slivers and doubles your mana. Phyrexian Reclamation lets you pull Slivers from your yard. Shared Animosity is one of the best one sided buffs you can give your Slivers. Steely Resolve for an additional way to give them all hexproof. Spirit of Resistance combos with Sliver Hivelord making it so you cannot lose the game. Konda's Banner gives +2/+2 to all slivers when attached to a 5c sliver. Vanquisher's Banner is a draw engine and buffs your slivers. Distant Melody draws a ton, Domri Rade serves many roles and is very cheap to play, Cyclonic Rift belongs in any EDH list with blue in it. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a good ramper, helps to hit 5 colors and has a win-con attached to it. I also run a Birds of Paradise for color fixing.
This deck doesn't look to be a budget deck, except in your lands. That's okay, that's exactly how my deck is as well. Here are some good cards to make fixing 5 colors easier:
The cheaper 5c lands: Ancient Ziggurat, Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass, Command Tower, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + (only) 1 of each basic, Exotic Orchard, Grand Coliseum, Mirrodin's Core, Path of Ancestry, Rupture Spire, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade, Gateway Plaza, Unclaimed Territory, Unknown Shores.
Running a combination of all of these means you only need 1 of each basic, and you'll have no problem hitting 5 colors asap. There are better ways to build the mana pool for 5c Slivers, but it costs thousands of dollars worth of lands.
Anyways, love what you've got going on so far. Hope your table hates playing against this deck as much as my table hates playing against mine, haha.
3 months ago
Maybe you should consider more mana fixing, because it is a 4-color deck after all: Command Tower, Exotic Orchard, Caves of Koilos, Llanowar Wastes, Darkwater Catacombs, Sunken Hollow, Tainted Wood, Opulent Palace, Sandsteppe Citadel, Arcane Sanctum, Seaside Citadel, Murmuring Bosk, Path of Ancestry, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Vivid Marsh.
3 months ago
I really like your deck, but if you are willing to invest some money into it you should really get the heavy hitters for infect: Blightsteel Colossus and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. If you want to take it a step further, maybe invest in more Abzan staples like Maelstrom Pulse and Vindicate or focus more on your land base by obtaining more multicolor land, just by adding Sandsteppe Citadel you already have a more diverse manabase
3 months ago
Creatures: Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Sandsteppe Citadel occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
BGW (Abzan, Junk): 3.55%