Shivan Reef


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins Rare
Magic 2015 Rare
Tenth Edition Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Apocalypse 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

ramstutz on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

2 weeks ago

Steam Augury, Electrolyze, and Mana Leak seem too expensive/inefficient manawise in my opinion. Rather than play late game with the augury, maybe a budget worthy card like Assault Strobe or Temur Battle Rage to give those three drops (minus Guttersnipe) next turn kill capabilities using double-strike. Electrolyze is great tempo, but if your primary focus turn three is more getting your priority creatures out, it may be better spent with something like Peek, Forked Bolt, or Vapor Snag, that way you can either see what you're up against in order to best use your counter spells, stall your opponents until you get to a winnable position, or simply disrupt the same as Electrolyze early game but without the cantrip. Mana leak is great, but if you're using it for protection, something like Apostle's Blessing (you don't need white!), Dispel, Stubborn Denial, or even Spell Pierce are more cost effective mana wise, plus apostle can be used to make creatures unblockable in certain situations, making it pretty versatile.

I love Izzet Charm, but I don't think 4 is an appropriate number. 2 or 3 would allow you to free up slots for some budget, mana-cheap spells that still pack a punch!

If pyromancer is on the cusp of too expensive, maybe Delver of Secrets  Flip or even Monastery Swiftspear are considerable. These cards are great in this kind of deck, not so much as they are capable of ending games quickly, but that your opponents can never count them out. You can often count on Delver to eat a removal spell early game, or your swiftspear to be the deciding factor in close games. Hitting early and often keeps your eggs from being all in one basket.

Land is the worst part of multicolored budget decks, but Shivan Reef is the best answer in order to maintain a quick, competitive edge against those $500 decks without spending THAT much money. They're like paying a finger instead of an arm and a leg. Still sucks, but even a one/two of can really help consistency.

Everything else I can think of, especially regarding serum visions and faithless looting, has already been mentioned. Best of luck!

calvinwarning on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

2 weeks ago

Desolate Lighthouse is nice. I've used it in Jeskai Control but I only really find it to be useful late game. Only one is necessary to add in at most in my opinion. As for Shivan Reef try to get a playset when you can it will help a ton with mana fixing. I'm glad you're looking into Serum Visions too, it'll serve a lot of utility in a deck like this. Eventually I'd like to see some Manamorphose in here, I know it's been suggested and I know it's expensive but it would serve as a free draw and you get an instant in your graveyard. Also have you considered Censor as a one-of? Not an ideal counterspell but it can also be a card draw for one mana.

Duchys on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion Darsul,

I'm definitely getting Shivan Reef when I get the money for it. And I might even get the Serum Visions later, but I don't feel its better investment than Shivan Reef since I have not yet tested out the Faithless Looting. But I will see how I feel after the card testing.

And Desolate Lighthouse might be good, but since it is only 1$ cheaper than Shivan Reef which I feel is much better I'm going for that. Also I agree with you about playing too much tapped lands makes the deck a lot slower, that is why I have left the lands as they are now.

Thanks again.

Darsul on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

2 weeks ago

Yes your mana base is working good but, Terramorphic Expanse and Grixis Panorama would help to clean up your draw. Grixis Panorama is sort of a double edge sword, it lets you hit/jam in turn 3 the Drake or goat but, at the cost you need to pay mana to sac and search and yes, I don't think you can afford to play Evolving Wilds + Terramorphic Expanse too many tap lands will slow you down way too much.

Desolate Lighthouse is another card that might help.

All in all regards to the lands, I'm bring them up for utility all the while staying under a buck more then, your mana base isn't working. That said if you have the money for Shivan Reefs i would hold off on that. Serum Visions would be a way betting investment for this deck over Shivan Reef. Like you pointed out your lands are not causing (big)problems, I feel your draw need to be cleaner and nothing in legality in modern is better at that.

Duchys on Enigma drake U/R ~35$

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion Darsul,

  1. I think that Grixis Panorama is too slow, probably Terramorphic Expanse would be better, but I feel like the mana base is working well at the moment, I'm just planning to get some Shivan Reef so i can get rid of Swiftwater Cliffs

  2. I still think that Fiery Temper is worse than Magma Jet since I have to rely on discarding it

hardhitta71194 on Fevered Visions v3

3 weeks ago

Most of it. Just gotta get 4x Stormchaser Mage, 4x Mana Leak and 2x Enigma Drake.

I actually have all those cards but they're in Izzmatic.

Think I'll switch the Swiftwater Cliffs for some basics. They are pretty bad in this deck. I'll put in some Shivan Reef one day.

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