Scapeshift

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Morningtide Rare

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Scapeshift

Sorcery

Sacrifice any number of lands. Search your library for that many land cards, put them into play tapped, then shuffle your library.

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Scapeshift Discussion

MagicGALAXY on Atog Attack

1 day ago

BacktraF Use cards like Second Sunrise and Faith's Reward to help combo with your Atogatog sacrifice strategy. Add Maze's End as a wincon for this deck. If you are willing to drop a bunch of money for this deck, Scapeshift can help you win the game with Maze's End out of no where. Barren Glory is another funny way to win that's more budget friendly (use your Atogs to sac everything you have and win on upkeep). You would just need a way to get cards out of your hands after sacing everything. Luckily, One with Nothing can do it right before your turn for the low low cost one 1 black mana. Solid.

If you want to do more of the creature type strategy, look at some of the new cards from 2017 such as Herald’s Horn and Traverse the Outlands (which can combo well with Lithatog if you like sacrificing all your lands before you cast it). A lot of them are really good. Take care!

clayperce on Sideboarding Ponza for competitive(ish) meta?

4 days ago

Ok, after everyone's comments, here are my thoughts ...

GOOD MATCH-UPS (Bant Knightfall, UW Control, GBx Midrange, Jeskai Control, Death's Shadow): Mainboard is fine; no sideboard slots needed.

AFFINITY:

RDW:

TITAN SHIFT:

  • The more I think about it, the more I think Beast Within is the key. Say an opponent casts Scapeshift and sacrifices 7 Lands to fetch 6 Mountains (basics and non-basics) and a Valakut. All the Lands enter simultaneously and 6 Valakut triggers go on the stack. With the triggers on the stack, I kill a Mountain. The trigger from that Mountain will resolve and I'll take 3 damage. But the triggers from the other 5 Mountains fizzle, since "the ability will do nothing if [my opponent controls] fewer than 5 Mountains other than that new one by the time it resolves" (source).
  • Beast Within is also superb against a resolved Primeval Titan.
  • I might be able to catch an inexperienced pilot with Crumble to Dust, but an experienced pilot will wait until the last second (i.e., fetching them with Scapeshift) to play their Valakut. Crumble may still be worthwhile though ... partly for free wins against less experienced pilots, but mostly because hitting Stomping Ground will leave most decks with only 10 Mountains ... depending on the board state, that will often not be enough for lethal.
  • Blood Moon is of course amazing in the match-up, but post-board they will almost certainly have Engineered Explosives and Reclamation Sage to deal with it. Still, Blood moon #5 may be worthwhile.

ELDRAZI AND Gx TRON:

HATEBEARS:

GW COMPANY:

UR STORM:


The bottom line (for now anyways) ...

Main: 1x Obstinate Baloth

Sideboard:

Starsky2814 on The Gruul-Aid Man of Zendikar

6 days ago

My plan is to play Traverse the Outlands the turn after casting Omnath. I'll have five 5/5 elementals and just ramped five basic lands for a CMC of five. Really worth it to me. Plus, I usually have a haste enabler active so I can do some real work. It's the same move I make when I have either Boundless Realms or Scapeshift in hand at the time.

Starsky2814 on The Gruul-Aid Man of Zendikar

6 days ago

usaDiabetic, for the Gruul-Aid Man of Zendikar, I would agree with the cut of Nissa's Renewal for Traverse the Outlands.

Axeplorer, as for the L A N D B O Y S, I would say a fair trade off would be Verdant Confluence for Traverse the Outlands.

If not any of those cuts suggested, I would at least advise staying away from cutting any early ramp cards. As those are crucial for us to have early access to our commander. Also, hold on to Boundless Realms. I couldn't begin to tell you how many times that card or even a Scapeshift has played out to GG!

Good luck fam!

ScrOuch on [[Primer v3.2]] - OM_RATH!!! (C17 Update!!!)

1 week ago

Thanks VexenX, I'm flattered. ;) Joking apart, let's concentrate on kicking even more ass with this deck:

Cutting lands is always a big decision in Omnath but here are my top 3 lands-possible-to-cut:

  1. Sheltered Thicket: Tried it myself, too, and was fairly underwhelmed. Although fetchable, I never chose this land over an ordinary basic ('cause it enters tapped and when I search for a land I'm quite aware of what color I need) and I don't think the argument "I can cycle it AND play it if I have a CoW" compensates the fact that it always enters the battlefield tapped (amulet aside). Also, I already was in some situations where I thought a basic or another spell would be so much better at that moment than this land. Cycling is a cute gimmick but it is not better than drawing a card that has actual synergy with this deck or ramps.

  2. Boseiju, Who Shelters All: Well, I'm REALLY not sure about this... of course it is completely dependent on your meta. What I DO know though is that it at least slows you down when playing it early. Only one colorless and entering tapped seems not like the best deal. But, yeah, it protects your finishers like Scapeshift and Splendid Reclamation...so better don't follow my suggestion here unless you made similar experiences.

  3. Myriad Landscape: The fact that it enters the battlefield tapped is the main reason for this one. I was torn between this and Blighted Woodland but then I thought about blighted as a second Explosive Vegetation and that is still a solid ramp spell where myriad feels like an Explosive Vegetation for 2 with Suspend 1. And I'm not a huge fan of suspend either.

That said, I still find it hard to make these decisions but I personnally felt very comfortable once I cut down to 39 lands (from 42 that is). Main reason for this decision is that I play Gruul Turf and Cloudstone Curio and often times don't need any other land for I either just keep playing the turf over and over or alternate between two lands bouncing each other. And is there a reason why you don't play Ancient Tomb?

And last but not least allow me correct myself. I never wanted to badmouth Chord. That is an awesome spell and I wouldn't want you to cut it. I just wanted to highlight the fact that I feel Worldly Tutor is on a par with Chord for it doesn't have the same surprising impact but helps in a lot other situations where Chord doesn't. But of course, that is just a feeling I had with it.

Oloro_Magic on Boros Aggro - Competitive Humans & Tokens

1 week ago

I never sided in Angel of Jubilation so you know but sure I'll run through the other decks to give you an idea of what you faced.

  • U/B Turns

I really have to chalk this one up to experience, I just play turns a lot and know how to play it. Grand Abolisher would slow me down but wouldn't hurt me, I could Fatal Push it or just Gigadrowse and Exhaustion main phase. The Eerie Interlude plan would work but resolving Thing in the Ice  Flip isn't a huge deal as you blink and then can't attack and I combo off next turn. Your deck is definitely fast enough to beat turns but I just have a good understanding of how I want that deck to run against agro.

  • G/W Death & Taxes

List --> G/W Ramunap Death & Taxes

Death & Taxes, also known as Hatebears, is at its heart a white control deck that aims to "tax" it's opponent by making it difficult for them to play magic with cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Flickerwisp, Ramunap Excavator, Qasali Pridemage, and Leonin Arbiter. I play Collected Company for extra value in the deck. It is a versatile deck that mixes land destruction with all out agro and control.

  • Titan Shift

List --> https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-titan-shift#online

Titan shift is a peculiar deck that aims to win through Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle triggers, basically they ramp to play Primeval Titan and fetch the lands they need and then Scapeshift to sac those lands and play mountains or additional Valakut's for a whole bunch of triggers killing their opponent in one turn. Seeing how Lightning Bolt can't kill Primeval Titan no it wouldn't be better, in fact removal is generally pretty bad against this deck until it tries to combo off and when it does that you are probably dead anyway.

  • Grixis Shadow

Shadow isn't going to care about Grand Abolisher, it will just play less risky and not go down to a life total where Boros Charm is lethal. Honestly this was just a case of Shadow being faster.

  • Oath of Nissa Bant Superfriends

As someone who plays Superfriends I can say that your list is one of the lists I dread seing on the other end of the table, it generally means I have to move quickly which can be difficult, this was a good matchup for you, side out most removal and play more agro.

  • 4-color Aikido

So my list is not on here but this list on the site has a similar idea --> Salt Sisters

That list goes very light on protection but uses the lifegain/drain engine that I find effective (though I feel it plays too many of those effects), I have more pillow fort stuff like Luminarch Ascension and Sphere of Safety as well as Selfless Spirit's in my list but if you want the engine that list does a better job explaining it than I ever could.

  • Mono White Flicker

Torpor Orb would kill this deck as Lone Missionary, Wall of Omens, Thought-Knot Seer, and Genesis Chamber are needed for the many combos.

  • Eldrazi Tron

Though very different from my test list this is a sample list --> https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-eldrazi-tron-26966#paper

"Tron" refers to the Urza lands, Urza's Tower, Urza's Mine, and Urza's Power Plant, which tap for a ton of mana together. Basically tron decks get these lands and then play big things that kill you quickly. Blood Moon is great against this deck, and to answer your question, Eldrazi Tron is a variant of the tron decks that have been around for a while, and it is the best of the bunch.

  • U/B Faeries

Here it kinda came down to a lack of interaction on Faeries part game 2 or else you likely would have lost. Once you have a big creature though like Champion of the Parish with a ton of buffs, Hanweir Garrison, or Student of Warfare this matchup is a bit easier as Faeries can't really afford to lose life all that much.

  • Merfolk

I agree with everything but the Authority of the Consuls, Merfolk moved quicker and I didn't have much removal in hand before it was too late.

Other Questions and Comments

I wouldn't add more land just redesign the mana base, really I never had mana trouble as one mana with a Student of Warfare is a keepable hand which is kinda scary.

Cards that performed very well: Student of Warfare, Champion of the Parish, Metallic Mimic, Hanweir Garrison, and Always Watching .

Whenever I had Always Watching , Metallic Mimic, and Hanweir Garrison I rested easy as the got big and so did the tokens without one having to be sacrificed in the attack, sometimes I wanted the tokens to be buffed by Always Watching but you can't have everything, the Mimic did it's job.

Cards that under performed: Eerie Interlude, good against removal but when I play agro unless its a board wipe I don't really care (when I test against control this may change). Battlefield Forge it was just painful, not bad, but painful.

Cavern of Souls

Honestly it is a great card, I had no cause in these matchups for it but against control it is great so if you have room for it play it.

Cards that didn't over performed but I was grateful to have: Boros Charm, not having to level up Student of Warfare to level 7 was nice as was the burn and protection. Path to Exile, solid removal. Lightning Bolt, same thing. Aurelia, the Warleader, flexible option in the side. Disenchant, never played it but was glad it was there.

Further Testing

I still want to do more testing against some other matchups, I'm working on testing my turns against a G/R Vengevine deck as that seems to be getting some hype, I'll test yours out to if that happens!

Oloro_Magic on Boros Aggro - Competitive Humans & Tokens

1 week ago

Okay so I just finished my first round of matches (there are a couple matchups I have yet to test against for various reasons but I'll try to get to those as well) and so far this is how the deck has performed.

  • vs. U/B Turns 0-2

(Preface: this is a personal deck of mine and one I have been fine-tuning for quite some time for competitive play, so experience was likely a factor) First game turns had a nut draw where it was able to combo off and take 7 consecutive turns starting turn 5, well timed Gigadrowse and Cryptic Command before that ensured your deck couldn't do much. Game 2 was equally not close, turns was able to flip a Thing in the Ice  Flip and combo off the next turn. (Also I have been really testing my turns deck against shadow so you know, and you ran into the hate I have in place for that deck.)

  • vs. G/W Death & Taxes 0-2

(Another one of my personal decks and a deck I have tons of experience with) Game one D&T had two operating Aether Vial, simply got out ran. Game two was long and grinding going 20 turns. Eventually lost to Ramunap Excavator and Ghost Quarter lock and simply didn't have enough blockers to withstand a full swing.

  • vs. Titan Shift 2-1

This result surprised me. I expected that Titan Shift would set up its combo quick enough to beat the agro but I was wrong. Game one a Scapeshift with three active Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle killed your deck easily. Sided in some removal and Aurelia, the Warleader and was able to kill quickly both times before Titan Shift had a chance to combo.

  • vs. Grixis Shadow 0-2

(Preface: Though I hate the Death's Shadow deck I have play tested it a lot and I am pretty experienced with it due to its place in the meta and me having to know my matchups) Not much to say here, simply wasn't able to out agro the best agro deck in the format. Shadow held onto its counters for burn spells and won with Snapcaster Mage and Death's Shadow beats.

  • vs. Oath of Nissa Bant Superfriends 2-0

This is another one of my personal decks but from the moment the match started it felt a turn behind. Game one Superfriends started out mana screwed but just as the Superfriends deck was setting up its lock and stabilizing a well timed Always Watching was able to pump some tokens and get in for exact damage (if this didn't happen the deck would have lost so you know). Game two Superfriends was mana flooded, won without difficulty.

  • vs. 4-color Aikido 0-2

Another personal deck of mine. Aikido is a lifegain deck that punishes you for having creatures, both games simply couldn't keep up with the lifegain.

  • vs. Mono-White Flicker 2-1

Mono-white flicker is a comb deck that aims to go infinite in a number of ways using Felidar Guardian and Panharmonicon. Game one was quick enough and won before Flicker was able to set up its combo. Game two lost to infinite life combo, conceded on the spot as the flicker deck would have created infinite tokens next turn. Game three well timed removal on combo pieces was able to outpace the flicker deck.

  • vs. Infect 2-1

Not much to say here, game one got caught without removal in hand Path to Exile, that didn't happen again.

  • vs. Eldrazi Tron 1-2

Won game one by the virtue of bad topdecks from the Tron deck, it had assembled tron but had no threats to play with its mana. Game two lost to turn two Thought-Knot Seer, followed on curve by Reality Smasher and Endbringer. Game three lost to a Karn Liberated in combination with Reality Smasher, All Is Dust, and Walking Ballista.

  • vs. U/B Faeries 2-1

A personal favorite deck of mine but a deck that has gone years without a serious upgrade. Game one a very large Champion of the Parish was able to beat down. Game two lost to double Bitterblossom followed with a Scion of Oona, and Cryptic Command's aimed at tapping down attackers. Game three was able to land a Hanweir Garrison on the play (if I hadn't been on the play Spellstutter Sprite would have countered it). The tokens generated this way were able to win the game with Always Watching , even when faeries had Bitterblossom (this match was close the final game final life total was 5).

  • vs. Merfolk Aggro 0-2

Arguably the third or even second best agro deck in the format (Shadow and Affinity are genrally considered the best), the islandwalk and Merrow Reejerey really hurt both games as did a flashed in Harbinger of the Tides returning a large Student of Warfare to my hand before swinging for game. This matchup felt winnable just got unlucky with Merfolk's draws.

  • Conlusion

So that is what I have tested so far, I still want to test the deck against Knightfall, Burn, Affinity, and Control, hopefully Friday some of the players I know who play those decks will be there and I can test for you. Overall though the deck did well, the mana base was honestly a little painful, I really think you want Inspiring Vantage in the deck, it is just a great land and Mikokoro, Center of the Sea was completely a dead card; it was never needed. I would replace it with something like Needle Spires as creatures are always nice, or Ghost Quarter (sometimes I just wished I had it in the deck but that is just me).

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