Shivan Reef


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier 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


: 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

JeskaiM4n on Budget Grixis Control, I guess? (WIP)

44 minutes ago

Well, to be honest you can't win any serious Modern deck with this so just change it to Casual.

Good grixis control list costs around 1000$ to get so it isn't really good budget deck, if you want to play seriously get a Burn deck. It is very viable in budget.

Link to the Grixis control list: Decklist

If you want to stay on grixis, you should change pretty much every card to get budget Grixis control that is any kind of playable in Modern. That would cost at least 100. 3 Color land base is biggest problem in budget because good land base would cost around 500$ so you have to use cheaper lands.

Shivan Reef, Underground River and Spirebluff Canals are good budget options for land base. It will not be good land base but its much better than playing just basics.

Then you need basic spells like Lightning Bolt, Mana Leak, Remand and stuff like that, you find lots of cards from the list i linked.

I don't have time to write more right now, i know this doesn't help much but you need to upgrade this pretty lot to call this Modern deck :/.

If you want help you can add me on chat!

Craven183 on big bad maelstrom wanderer

2 days ago

I find it to be very cool that this decklist runs no artifacts- but it's kind of a crime not to put Sol Ring in here. I think Quicksilver Amulet would find this to be a comfortable home, as well.

In terms of lands you should also at least throw some of the cheap nonbasics in here to get more colors like Frontier Bivouac, Rootbound Crag, Cinder Glade, Yavimaya Coast, Shivan Reef, etc. Also Command Tower definitely deserves to be here.

Other suggestions I have are to maybe add Wayward Swordtooth for that extra Exploration effect. Also for cool fun times with Maelstrom Wanderer put some bounce effects in here like Peel from Reality, Force Away, Boomerang, and Wipe Away to give Maelstrom Wanderer not only protection but the ability to replay him and get those sweet, sweet cascade triggers without having to worry about Commander tax.

Neat list! Hope my suggestions help!

Squirrelbacon on Fling In The Ice (MODERN)

6 days ago

Yes I think the list looks better! I'd run even more 'draw a card' cards just since they replace themselves! I'd cut out the Goblin Electromancers for three more Thought Scour or some Serum Visions. With all the digging in the deck, you'll find those lands! In regards to the lands, the best ones for the deck are gonna be Shivan Reef as mentioned above, but also look into Spirebluff Canal. That one will be even better for you.

cdkime on Fling In The Ice (MODERN)

6 days ago

Currently, your deck is fairly weak against artifacts and enchantments. I don't think these decks are such a threat that you need to mainboard counters, but having some options in your sideboard would probably be helpful. Abrade is a fairly solid spell, since it can remove both creatures and artifacts. Red and Blue are not great at enchantment removal, but Blue does have some nifty bounce options--Cyclonic Rift, for example.

I would also recommend replacing Temple of Epiphany with Shivan Reef (another budget UR land). Modern is a tad fast for lands that enter tapped, even if they have the utility of scrying. Further, your deck is very quick and aggressive--you do not really have time to waste a turn on a tapped land. Shivan Reef gives you quick, efficient colour fixing, at the measly price of one life.

Delver of Secrets  Flip is another great card in any Izzet spell-based deck. It's a one drop that often attacks for 3 damage with evasion.

cdkime on Heavily Modified Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver Deck

1 week ago

Some suggestions:

  • First, I would recommend upgrading the lands. Effectively, 9 of your lands enter the battlefield tapped (8 + Evolving Wilds), rendering the deck a tad slow. For a budget, the pain lands are pretty nifty (Underground River; Sulfurous Springs; Shivan Reef).

  • You should try to focus your deck some. You have too many one-ofs (i.e. cards you only are running one in your deck with). I would recommend cutting anything that is mediocre, and replace it with more copies of the cards you find most helpful. This will improve consistency, and ensure you access to your most useful cards.

  • Eventually, you should upgrade some of your spells. Lightning Bolt, Fatal Push, and Terminate are great Grixis removal spells to keep on your radar.

  • You have too many cards at the top of your curve (i.e. 6+ mana). Considering your deck has no real ramp, you will often find yourself unable to cast these cards in time to make a difference. Until then, they sit dead in your hand.

toffmcsoft on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

1 week ago

Updates from last night:

Have a competitive multiplayer match this weekend, will update with the results after Sunday.

Sagarys on Automated Vehicles

1 week ago

I like the idea and the price! You may want to consider refining the strategy a little and cut some of the less useful cards so you can run more copies of the good ones to improve the deck's consistency. You also may want to consider some of the less expensive dual lands like Shivan Reef or even just a couple Evolving Wilds to fix the mana base a little. Running 3 colors without fixing can be tough.

RazortoothMtg on DD: Elves vs. Inventors Packaging ...

1 week ago

Today we got an article on the final Duel Deck, Elves vs. Inventors, and a few spoilers.


So the inventors side has new art Thopter Assembly and Goblin Welder, as well as Shivan Reef and Solemn Simulacrum reprints.

The elves deck gets new art Elvish Archdruid, as well as Regal Force and Sylvan Advocate.

Then there's Ezuri, Renegade Leader with new art, but the card itself was blacked out in the packaging photo.

Then the article says "we've got something a bit special planned for that card. We'll explain as we get closer to the release date." About Ezuri.

They told us it was Ezuri, and showed us the art, but won't show us the cards themselves (worth mentioning that there aren't images of the other spoilers, the author just tells us about them too). What could be on Ezuri's card?

I assume spoilers in the flavor text or something to that extent, similar to when Larger Than Life was spoiled with the flavor text blacked out.

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