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Shivan Reef Discussion
1 week ago
So first things first, Thought Vessel is not modern legal.
As for the deck, it looks like you've got a lot going on, it's hard to go from an edh deck with many different engines and game-plans down to a sixty card deck. It involves determining which is the best and how it can be refined to contend in a different meta game.
That said the key component is The Locust God. I consider your deck to be primarily a combo deck. The biggest problem you are going to face is that you really need to get the God on the battlefield and at 6 Mana that is going to be tough.
Second, you've got your combo pieces. The article you linked mentions many. You've got pieces for two infinite combos in here, Merfolk Looter if used with Intruder Alarm let's you draw your whole deck netting you that many flying 1/1s if you have Locust God out. Also Dire Undercurrents does the same on it's own. I like all of these pieces.
The next thing will be consistency. With combo decks you're going to want some filtering, or cantrips, so I would suggest some number of Opt or Serum Visions. Then, as I said before getting your Locust God into play. I'm unsure of the best way to do this. Ramping would probably be the best budget option but in blue and red your choices are limited.
Finally, a good two color Mana base is important for consistency as well. Some number of two-color lands would go a long way. Unfortunately these can be quite expensive but cards like Shivan Reef are a fine substitute for the more expensive lands.
Hope that helps, I think there are some good bones here!
1 week ago
Hey, I have several suggestions.
You don't need 41x lands since you're only three colors. 36x lands is enough especially since there's already land ramp, Signets (very good adding Signets). I suggest replacing some two drop dorks, Zhur-Taa Druid and Whisperer of the Wilds with one drop dorks.
For the manabase I recommend these budget lands:
- Pain Lands
- Yavimaya Coast
- Shivan Reef
- Karplusan Forest
- Grand Coliseum
- Command Tower
- Exotic Orchard
- Cinder Glade
These land suggestions are lands that ETB untapped you can use them for mana the turn they're played. Command Tower is one of the best lands in Commander budget or not because it can make any color that your Commander is as well as always ETB untapped.
I suggest adding the mana dorks:
If you ask me what's the best card for Temur? I would say Rattleclaw because it's a two drop dork who can make one mana or any of the colors you need. The runner up would be Temur Ascendancy which you're already playing, very nice.
As you play more Commander you'll understand how important the avg. CMC of the deck is. This deck is 4.15. What this means is consistently you will not have anything to play until turn four. This is a causal deck and not being able to consistently play any cards until turn four is okay, but even causal budget Commander decks I make the avg. CMC is 3 or below. I recommend trying to reduce it to 3. The only way to do this is to cut a quite a few high casting cost cards for lower casting cost cards such as two drops, three drops and four drops.
One thing that excited players just learning Commander and building decks for the first time tend to do is jam all the biggest best creatures/cards into a deck. But you don't need or really want to do this because it completely destroys the mana curve. The mana curve is important because it's how you determine the avg. CMC of the deck ultimately determining how fast you can consistently play the cards in the deck. The approach I use when teaching new players Commander is pick 10-12x big creatures/cards you want to play. When I say big I mean cards with five to six plus mana costs. Here you're playing 25x cards that have five or higher costs, this too many. You risk consistently getting many opening hands with nothing but these high cost cards which you won't be able to play until the late game.
Examining the high cost cards here these are in my opinion the best ones:
- Acidic Slime
- Sarkhan Unbroken
- Xenagos, God of Revels
- Hellkite Charger
- See the Unwritten
- Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
- Savage Ventmaw
- Intet, the Dreamer
- Dragonlord Atarka
- Atarka, World Render
- Stonehoof Chieftain
To help the mana curve start with keeping these good high cost cards and cutting all the rest I didn't list.
What can you add in the place of the cards I recommend you cut? Here are some budget Commander staples in Temur colors. Each is less than $1:
- Rattleclaw Mystic
- Elvish Mystic
- Llanowar Elves
- Reclamation Sage
- Coiling Oracle
- Soul of the Harvest
- Surrak, the Hunt Caller
- Altered Ego
- Mystic Snake
- Savage Knuckleblade
- Trygon Predator
- Genesis Hydra
- Farhaven Elf
- Kiora's Follower
- Loaming Shaman
- Reality Shift
- Hull Breach
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Elemental Bond
These suggestions are mostly two drops, three drops with three four drops, one five drop and one six drop. Adding these cards will drastically reduce the mana curve. You're not playing very much draw other than Ascendancy I suggest adding Bond, Bestiary and Harvest to help with this.
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Hey there! Awesome deck you have here (and Maelstrom Wanderer is probably my favorite commander, so that doesn't hurt)!
I agree you need a little more mana fixing; fortunately, Green is very good at this. Kodama's Reach and Cultivate are both amazing at ramp and fixing, and Farseek, Explosive Vegetation, Skyshroud Claim, and Urban Evolution are as well (keep in mind that you can get any forest with the Claim, not just basics). Gilded Lotus is also an option.
Some other general suggestions I have for you:
- Scroll Rack is great at setting the top cards of your library for your commander to cascade into, while putting extra lands to the bottom.
- I enjoy Bane of Bala Ged as a devastating Cascade target, although it does draw some hate.
- Great Whale is hilarious to cascade into, and gets you infinite mana with Deadeye Navigator.
- Magus of the Mind is also a great cascade target.
- Regrowth is better than Recollect, although I can understand if you prefer the promo.
- Pathbreaker Ibex is generally game-ending, especially with the haste from Wanderer.
- Blasphemous Act is a board wipe that you don't cascade into.
- Primal Command is great for its extreme versatility.
- Future Sight lets you see the top card of your library to determine when to pull the trigger on casting Wanderer. It's also great with Top.
- Mind's Dilation is just generally amazing.
- Spearbreaker Behemoth can protect your big things.
- Recurring Insight is amazing card draw, often drawing you 10+ cards.
Finally, I do think your mana base needs a little work. I find 37-38 lands is appropriate for a ramp-heavy deck like Wanderer, so you can certainly cut a few lands. I'd recommend the checklands (Rootbound Crag, Hinterland Harbor, and Sulfur Falls), the painlands (Karplusan Forest, Yavimaya Coast, and Shivan Reef), the shocklands (Stomping Ground, Breeding Pool, and Steam Vents), the temples (Temple of Mystery, Temple of Abandon, and Temple of Epiphany), and the fetchlands if you can afford them (Wooded Foothills, Misty Rainforest, and Scalding Tarn). Ash Barrens is also amazing due to the shuffle effect if you need it, and Frontier Bivouac is fine if you need the fixing.
Hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
Actually, 4 Izzet Charm might be a better substitute for remand as fills in multiple roles.
In terms of lands, think of investing in a few Shivan Reef to fix up the mana.
3 weeks ago
coul I get u to throw in those 2 Shivan Reef listed In your binder off u as well?
4 weeks ago
Hi! Fun deck in my favorite tri-color combo! Let's see if I cant't help ya out!
usually I give suggestions for decks as a whole, but seeing how your mana base is just basics, I'll focus on that instead so as not to info dump haha
This is the basic template for a mana base that I use. It's consistent but not optimal; it gets the job done.
this list will run you around $50, which is very budget relatively but I understand if that's too much for you at the moment. Investing in your mana base is the safest thing to invenst in because you can use all of these for any other Jeskia build, or scrap the parts for 1-2 other multicolor decks. If you stick with this deck forever that's okay too, because even though you may change the decks' parts, strategy, and synergies, your mana base will remain relatively intact.
Shivan Reef x1
Sulfur Falls x1
5x other utility lands, specific to your commander/strategy
Hope that helps you! Good luck!
1 month ago
Breeding Pool, Steam Vents, Stomping grounds, Cinder Glade, Game Trail, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Frontier Bivouac, Temple of Abandon, Temple of Epiphany, Temple of Mystery, Gruul Turf, Izzet Boilerworks, Simic Growth Chamber, Hinterland Harbor, Rootbound Crag, Kazandu Refuge, Rugged Highlands, Swiftwater Cliffs, Thornwood Falls, Shivan Reef, Yavimaya Coast, Gruul Guildgate, Highland Lake, Izzet Guildgate, Shivan Oasis, Simic Guildgate, Timber Gorge, Woodland Stream, Highland Weald, Arcane Lighthouse, Homeward Path, Kessig Wolf Run, Rogue's Passage, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Command Tower, Forbidden Orchard, Path of Ancestry, Lumbering Falls, Wandering Fumarole, Savage Ventmaw, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Somberwald Sage, Xenagos, the Reveler
1 month ago
Looks good, but you need more lands, at least 30. Your artifacts can get destroyed and youd be screwed. Command Tower, Wandering Fumarole, Shivan Reef, Sulfur Falls good place to start. Arcane Lighthouse, Myriad Landscape, Buried Ruin also worth checking out.
Good looking build overall. +1