Shivan Reef

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Shivan Reef

Land

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: Add or to your mana pool. Shivan Reef deals 1 damage to you.

Shivan Reef Discussion

MrHappy12321 on Izzet Tempo? Izzet???

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions bradc1988. I'm going to switch Shivan Reef for Spirebluff Canal and Faithless Looting for Serum Visions . I'm also going to drop Disrupting Shoal for Flame Jab to increase the burn.

bradc1988 on Izzet Tempo? Izzet???

2 weeks ago

Shivan Reef feels bad in this as you will pretty much always be shocking yourself unless you're casting Remand or Young Pyromancer . Spirebluff Canal would be much better, though a bit more expensive.

Faithless Looting doesn't really _do _anything for you, Serum Visions would be better; especially to setup Delver flips. Without Snapcaster Mage , I'd say Logic Knot is better than Disrupting Shoal as it hits wider. You could also drop a land or two since your avg CMC is 1.25. Then add something like a single copy of Bedlam Reveler and/or more burn.

multimedia on Return of the Ur-Dragon

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget Dragon deck.

Games where you draw and get Utvara Hellkite onto the battlefield are going to be much better than games when you don't. Consider a few more budget tutors that can tutor for Utvara?

Cards to consider cutting for these tutors:

  • Fated Return
  • Relentless Assault
  • Yosei, the Morning Star

Consider cutting the five Vivid lands replacing them with budget Pain lands? Adding the Pains lands will reduce the number of lands that ETB tapped which can help game play.

Dragon Arch or Elvish Piper can cheat a Dragon from your hand onto the battlefield. Generous Gift and Beast Within are upgrades for a removal spells. Sarkhan Unbroken is an upgrade for a Dragon Planeswalker. Paradise Druid is a budget mana dork who can make any color of mana.

Cards to consider cutting for these:

  • Keiga, the Tide Star
  • Mortify
  • Utter End
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Sarkhan the Mad

Good luck with your deck.

DoctorAwker on Jhoira Draw Lots-o-Cards (Underappreciated)

2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what kind of budget you're looking at, so I'm going to try to keep from suggesting anything too up there.

Cloud Key and Herald of Kozilek are two more cost reducers to consider. The latter works on colorless spells not artifacts, but that's every artifact you have other than Etherium Sculptor.

Paradise Mantle would be a good fit in here, especially with the untap effects you have. Modern Horizons added the rest of the talisman cycle, so Talisman of Creativity would be a great include.

I'd swap out Purphoros for Reckless Fireweaver . You'll probably end up doing the same amount of damage, but I've found it paints less of a target on you. And Riddlesmith can give you an effect that's similar to Jhoira's, if you want the redundancy.

Stoic Rebuttal is at best Counterspell , and at worst no better than Cancel , so I would just run Counterspell. I know you'll have the Metalcraft 99% of the time, but other than flavor there's no reason to use it instead.

I'd also consider adding in some of the mass bounce spells that can hit your artifacts: Retract , Hurkyl's Recall , Rebuild , and Paradoxical Outcome .

One of the nice things about this deck is how little color mana you need, so I'd upgrade your lands. Since you're running two artifact lands you may as well add in Darksteel Citadel too. Buried Ruin is great for any artifact heavy deck. And Ash Barrens , Grixis Panorama , and Shivan Reef can help color fix for you without slowing you down or hurting you too much. You only have four potential triggers (plus I guess two more for the X spells you have) for Sanctum of Ugin , so I would run another tutor over it, but that's a personal preference. I would also swap out more Mountains for Islands, since your deck is blue heavy, but if you don't have any problems with the ratio then don't worry about it.

Hope some of this was helpful!

stensiagamekeeper on Izzet Allowed?

1 month ago

The mill from Thought Scour doesn't enable anything atm so Peek could be a decent replacement. You probably aren't going to overload Cyclonic Rift so Echoing Truth , Blink of an Eye , Perilous Voyage etc could be good here. Some amount of Ionize and Spell Pierce could be useful and Shivan Reef and Wandering Fumarole are probably the cheapest dual lands you could play.

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Shivan Reef occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

UR (Izzet): 1.77%

RUG (Temur): 2.46%

UBR (Grixis): 0.87%