Shivan Reef


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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


: Add to your mana pool.

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

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Shivan Reef Discussion

multimedia on Budget Niv-Mizzet, Parun Combo EDH

1 day ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice budget deck :) What is the max budget amount?

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 1x Mountain
  • Izzet Guildgate
  • Highland Land
  • Chemister's Insight
  • Dismiss
  • Ionize
  • Dissolve
  • Opportunity
  • Deep Analysis
  • Shock
  • Starstorm
  • Lightning Strike
  • Erratic Cyclops
  • Gelectrode
  • Crackling Drake
  • Enigma Drake
  • Wee Dragonauts
  • Spellheart Chimera
  • Beacon Bolt
  • Concentrate
  • Foresee
  • Corrupted Grafstone
  • Vessel of Endless Rest

If you would like I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Admiral Beckett Brass

3 days ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck.

Budget cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Izzet Guildgate
  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Evolving Wilds
  • Anticipate
  • Depths of Desire
  • Smelt
  • Unsummon
  • Power Sink
  • Pirate's Prize
  • Traitorous Instinct
  • Fevered Visions
  • Navigator's Ruin
  • Street Riot
  • Raiders' Wake
  • Aqueous Form
  • Encrust
  • Claim / Fame
  • Angrath's Marauders
  • Deadeye Plunderers
  • Lightning-Rig Crew
  • Prosperous Pirates

If you would like I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Affinity_for_MTG on Frenzied Affinity

6 days ago

andriygoblin: Yeah, any budget dual land would be fine! At the time Cascade Bluffs was one of the cheapest dual lands you could use but that card just keeps going up and up! At this rate Steam Vents is going to be cheaper.

So yeah, use whatever. Although I will say that, when you are "storming" off of Experimental Frenzy, it's nice when the lands come into play untapped so you can us them to continue casting things off the top of the library. So actually, Shivan Reef might be the best option. I mean, you'll be tapping it for colorless 99 percent of the time anyway. :)

multimedia on KullaBunny Jeleva

1 week ago

Hey, nice start for a budget upgrade of the precon.

With Jeleva you don't have to go completely over the top with all splashy high mana cost spells, some is good. You can benefit from Jeleva by simply getting card advantage when she attacks from a low mana cost spell you exiled with her especially a draw spell such as Brainstorm or a tutor such as Gamble .

Budget cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

Lots of creatures goes against Jeleva's ability. If you have a lot of creatures then it makes it more difficult for you to hit an instant/sorcery to exile. You want to benefit from Jeleva's ETB ability too, not just exile your opponents spells.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Izzet Guildgate
  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Temple of the False God
  • Vivid Creek
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Baleful Strix
  • Dimir Doppelganger
  • Djinn Illuminatus
  • Fog Bank
  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer
  • Thraximundar
  • Tsabo Tavoc
  • Uyo, Silent Prophet
  • Vampire Nighthawk
  • Hypersonic Dragon
  • Fissure Vent
  • Liturgy of Blood
  • Molten Disaster
  • Tempt with Reflections
  • Annihilate
  • Price of Fame
  • Starstorm
  • Spiteful Visions
  • Illusionist's Gambit
  • Phthisis

If you like these suggestions then I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on 70% Sale. For Me

1 week ago

Hey, with so many Islands consider High Tide ? If playing High Tide you also want more cards that can untap lands Frantic Search , Turnabout , Snap . These cards are not just good with High Tide, but are good to get more experience counters faster since they're instants which untap lands letting you play other instants/sorceries in a turn.

Other cards to consider:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 3x Mountain
  • Confirm Suspicions
  • Dragonlord's Prerogative
  • Epiphany at the Drownyard
  • Glimmer of Genius
  • Opportunity
  • Precognitive Perception
  • Read the Runes
  • Overwhelming Denial
  • Covenant of Minds
  • Stolen Goods
  • Compulsive Research
  • Pyramid of the Pantheon
  • Cultivator's Caravan
  • Sentinel Tower
  • Sphinx-Bone Wand

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on The Focus Locus(t)

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice start, but The Locust God is fueled by mass draw spells and I don't see very many here.

Archivist is good and his ability is called a wheel. You'll hear this term a lot in Commander and what it means is all players or just you shuffle some number of cards from hands and/or graveyard into library and then draw cards. This effect is very good with Locust because he triggers for each single draw therefore if you draw seven cards you make seven 1/1 Insects. Drawing seven of more cards from casting one card is very good.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Expedite
  • Browbeat
  • Flame Fusillade
  • Renegade Tactics
  • Rile
  • Slip Through Space
  • Warlord's Fury
  • Dual Casting
  • Curiosity
  • Jalira, Master Polymorphist
  • Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer
  • Rummaging Goblin
  • Epic Experiment
  • Mechanized Production

Good luck with your deck.

abenz419 on What should be changed??

2 weeks ago

@APPLE01DOJ we're talking about two slots in the deck. I don't think it's worth swapping Eternal Scourge for a couple of discard spells or a couple of counter spells. Especially since hitting my colored sources aren't that easy. Play testing the deck, I end up hard casting Elder Deep-Fiend off the extra mana I get from Eldrazi Temple and the tron lands a lot. That also makes Desolate Lighthouse not really an option. I'm already having a problem cutting lands, so it'd be even harder trying to cut a land in order to add another who's ability I'll almost never get to use. There are only 4 total blue sources right now (which I feel is too little) along with 4 filter lands (which I"m considering turning into Shivan Reef just so I have more dedicated blue sources)

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Shivan Reef occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

U/R (Izzet): 1.77%

RUG (Temur): 2.46%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.87%