Saprazzan Skerry

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common

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Saprazzan Skerry

Land

Saprazzan Skerry enters the battlefield tapped with two depletion counters on it.

, Remove a depletion counter from Saprazzan Skerry: Add to your mana pool. If there are no depletion counters on Saprazzan Skerry, sacrifice it.

Saprazzan Skerry Discussion

Servbot40 on Urza Powered Scepter

1 month ago

sickrobot to that end would Svyelunite Temple or Crystal Vein be too janky? They would function similarly to Saprazzan Skerry in the land slot to ramp to your general. Vein drawn on turn 3 could at least come into play untapped.

alexplom_ on Urza Powered Scepter

1 month ago

Klancik how is Lotus Field better than Saprazzan Skerry ? I surely believe you have not read the card correctly

mtgftw2014 on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

2 months ago

KailDaemon Yah, those were my thoughts also.

As for lands, I might have mentioned that I'm an Arcum Dagsson player, so I know our playstyles will be different. However, have you ever considered manlands? They are a necessity for me, as I sacrifice them to Arcum, but they can also be used in a pinch as chump blockers and for metalcraft. Inkmoth Nexus and Blinkmoth Nexus are two examples. On a side note, my playstyle is rush out Arcum, then combo out. So some super helpful lands are the sac lands that provide more than one mana. City of Traitors , Svyelunite Temple , Saprazzan Skerry , and Crystal Vein are a few examples that put me a turn ahead when I need it the most, and a turn behind when it doesn't matter any more. Yes some enter tapped, but I still find it worth it turn 1 to play them if it means a turn 2 commander.

I do however understand the Back to Basics playstyle of wanting to maximize your basic lands. My apologies if you are already using any of these, they just came to mind so I'm writing them down.

Klancik on Urza Powered Scepter

2 months ago

With Lotus Field making it's debut in M20, wouldn't it be a better fit than Saprazzan Skerry ? In terms of speed it's a better turn 1/2 play and doesnt become useless while skerry gets sacced after its depleted

smutazos on Phantom Forces

3 months ago

You know what is fun with proliferate? Hickory Woodlot :)

Maybe not in this build... Maybe in simic with Saprazzan Skerry and with Thrummingbird , Contentious Plan , Teferi's Time Twist maybe also Steady Progress .

Removal? Serrated Arrows + proliferate to add -1/-1 and arrowhead counters.

And maybe, maybe Blastoderm ?

Drakoy07 on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

3 months ago

Hey qwikster thanks for the kind words! Glad to know that someone took the time to read some of my ramblings; I appreciate it! :P Also awesome that it inspired a build! Link me when it's done if you decide to post it on here. ;P

I like the idea of Plasm Capture especially the flavour text that includes a quote from my second favourite commander: Vorel of the Hull Clade It's a nice addition. Its just personal preference and group/meta opponents when it comes down to deciding on specific counter spells. I might test it out one day.

Saprazzan Skerry hmm this one is new to me, thanks for pointing it out. It's a nice piece, and once again I think a little down to personal preference. You could use Saprazzan Skerry or a bounce land like Dimir Aqueduct both have their advantages and disadvantages. An advantage of Saprazzan Skerry is that it doesn't require the bouncing of another land back to your hand, but in the case of the bounce land it could be a benefit for an aditional landfall trigger for use when Exploration is in play with Lotus Cobra or even Horn of Greed or the effect of the land itself repeating the ETB triggers of Bojuka Bog or Halimar Depths .

A disadvantage of Saprazzan Skerry is that it only enters with 2 counters. That's cutting it really close as you already have to deal with Pentad Prism coming in with only 2 and making it hard to use without having Atraxa out, but if she dies early...oof it's a set back that you have to manage as we have no way of replenishing counters on it. 3 like Gemstone Mine I can understand, but 2 is asking for Atraxa to be ready and available to proliferate it after the first use. That is a little too needy for my liking for it being a land. Nice spot though.

I like City of Shadows . I don't like that you have to sac a creature for it, but nothing worth having comes easy right? The problem with that is that we don't link sacrificing our utility creatures willingly as we care not for the resurrection of a damned soul...may they Rest in Peace . :P However in response to someone targeting to kill or exile Atraxa we could activate it and send Atraxa back to the command zone. It's an idea. Its a nice spot.

I will at some point be revamping the land base to incorporate the Coffers combo Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers as so many people in my group are using it. I've resisted the temptation, but I don't think I can keep up with the massive amount of mana available so easily to them without it. And when it's out early....its just too insane. We fall behind a few turns because of this.

So when you build Atraxa how about you try the Coffers combo and give me some tips on how I could revamp the land base, as it feels like a massive undertaking which could involve cutting some pieces from other areas to make space for more land and land tutors.

Actually a Voltron Control deck might be easier to build than this was...it'll probably be more straight forward and less convoluted than my build, as was trying to make the theme quite unique since Atraxa is so popular.

Thanks again for checking out my current masterpiece! Keep in touch with your build ;P

qwikster on Atraxa's Wrath of Life

3 months ago

I've had this deck saved for months because I love the idea of a Voltron control Atraxa deck (that and your flavor in description was fantastic).

Just looking it over as I'm thinking of making my own sometime soon, possibly.

Wanted to drop Plasm Capture and Saprazzan Skerry into your mind as I was just looking at these earlier.

Plasm is good, but not necessary. Skerry is a 2 blue Mana source right out the gate AND with atraxa on the field, that's a proliferation counter every turn = 2 mana land every turn. Just so much value there.

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