Shivan Reef


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

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Shivan Reef


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

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Shivan Reef Discussion

NarWolf on Monster in the Ice

2 weeks ago

Some dual lands in the main board might help also. Since this is budget, it might not be possible. Some lands for izzet Aggro are Spirebluff Canal and Shivan Reef. It will improve the deck, but make it more pricey.

CynicalCzech on World of Metal (burn reanimate artifacts)

2 weeks ago

I like it; artifacts are a lot of fun. +1 I would consider following changes, though:

(1) As much as I love Platinum Angel and Steel Hellkite, I would probably drop them instead of one additional copy each of Wurmcoil Engine and Sharding Sphinx. Based on my first reading of the decklist, those latter two cards have better synergy with the rest of the deck. That said, for flavor sake (and to annoy your friends), I'd keep a 2 Platinum Angels in the sideboard.

(2) I would also replace Steam Vents with either Shivan Reef or Sulfur Falls. They are cheaper, and these full-on pain lands have never been my favorite for whatever reason.

(3) Your deck doesn't have a lot of artifact creatures from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt. I see some cards in the maybeboard, but when I get home from work today, I'll check which cards may be helpful. Of the top of my head Torrential Gearhulk may be useful.

ChessRuler on total silence

2 weeks ago

hm. I would suggest these cards:4x Basilisk Collar4x Curiosity4x Electrolyze2x Gelectrode4x Gorgon's Head9x Island4x Izzet Staticaster4x Lightning Bolt9x Mountain2x Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind4x Polymorphist's Jest4x Quietus Spike4x Scouring Sands4x Shivan ReefCuriosity and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind combo to deal infinite damage and niz mizzet is a pinger and a card draw engine and curiousity helps you draw cards, the problem with your deck is it needs ur opponents creatures to be small. I would suggest using my list if you can because it is actually reasomably competetive and tons of fun.

Pandaka on Kiln Fiend Buff

3 weeks ago

Shivan Reef works well. Thanks!

DarDar17 on Kiln Fiend Buff

3 weeks ago

Cool deck! One thing you really need is dual lands. I would recommend Shivan Reef for a fast deck like this. Also I think you need more pump spells, did you consider Temur Battle Rage? My final suggestion is to get rid of two lands. 20 lands is enough in a deck were the most expensive cards are three mana.

Sargeras on UB Ensoul

1 month ago

I like the idea behind this deck, so +1 from me.

I like the maindeck, but I am wondering if you have ideas for a sideboard? The reason I ask is because I put some of the better budget decks on a tab on my profile for other users to use, and I really like seeing decks that have been thought out to the 75.

Have you considered putting in a copy of Tomb of the Spirit Dragon in the main? I've seen it in a few of these affinity style budget builds.

I'd think that it'd go something like

2 Duress

1 Aethersphere Harvester

2 Spreading Seas

2 Echoing Truth

3 Go for the Throat

2 Etched Champion

1 Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt

2 Whipflare (Might require something like Shivan Reef, Spire of Industry, etc.


Fallentesla on Bolas' Plague:The Locust God

1 month ago

Alhammarret's Archive, Faithless Looting, Cephalid Coliseum and Memory Jar would all be good inclusions. Maybe add a couple more duel lands? Steam Vents, Spirebluff Canal, Sulfur Falls, Shivan Reef to name a few. Otherwise this looks pretty solid.

Byuante on

1 month ago

Caldera Lake seems like a pointless addition. It enters tapped and can only produce the 2 colors you're splashing at the cost of a life. I wouldn't add Caldera Lake, big drawbacks without much payoff.

As for the Demons. If you really want to go for a tribal deck, you're gonna have to remove most (If not all) creatures that don't share your tribal creature type. (I managed to make a deck that works only using 20 creatures (21 with Commander) that were only tribal correlated, so it is possible for you to try)

Here's a budget friendly 38 card landbase:

Command Tower

Crypt of Agadeem

Opal Palace

Path of Ancestry (You will not be able to scry unless you play conspiracy. May I suggest changing Marchesa for Sol'kanar the Swamp King? Yes you lose the Dethrone and being able to return a card by default, but a Tribal deck should be lead by a tribal commander. Your choice entirely)

Reliquary Tower

Mana Confluence

City of Brass (I don't like it, as it will still deal damage even with Chromatic Lantern in play, but your choice)

Hall of the Bandit Lord

Shivan Reef

Sulfurous Springs

Underground River

Spire of Industry

Grand Coliseum

Inventors' Fair

Leechridden Swamp

Bojuka Bog

Duskmantle, House of Shadow (Put a demon into your gy, reanimate it, or the most obvious approach)

Swamp x14

Island x3

Mountain x4

Feel free to make some changes, but these cards are cheap and will help your mana base (If you don't like Bojuka, replace it with a Swamp.)

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