|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Common|
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Skyline Cascade enters the battlefield tapped.
When Skyline Cascade enters the battlefield, target creature an opponent controls doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
: Add to your mana pool.
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Skyline Cascade Discussion
2 months ago
aholder7 is right -- with more and better lands, suddenly things like Esper Charm, Maelstrom Nexus, Cryptic Command, and Maelstrom Archangel shoot up drastically in price and Snapcaster Mage/Tarmogoyf go down (or at least don't get any better).
As to Gleeock's comment (and also for the OP), I think MaRo is right when he argues that the color pie is one of the most important and fundamental pillars of Magic. If the quality and quantity of dual lands enabled every player to build 5-color decks, there would be no point in having counterspells be exclusively U, or unconditional killspells being B, or beefy creatures being G. And even though you can invest a lot of money into making a 5-c base work, you still don't see competitive players running cards with WUGRB in the costs. Instead, pro decks are 3 colors with a 4th splashed, max (unless it's an inherently unfair deck like Dredge), and those multicolor decks still don't always outperform decks like mono-R Burn with W splash (which recently took a Modern title). (In the same vein, mono-R and mono-B are both top decks in Standard currently.) In that way, the downsides of dual lands are actually restricting power level of old formats like Modern, which is a great aid to players looking to enter into competitive play.
Even great dual lands like shocks and fetches reduce decks' consistencies (through life loss if nothing else), which gives mono-colored decks an edge that they wouldn't otherwise have.
Yes, reprints and/or more dual lands are essential to reducing costs of Standard and older formats, but you'll notice that every block of the New World Order had a rare cycle of dual lands -- Origins had painlands, BfZ manlands, SOI reveal-lands or whatever they're called, KLD fastlands, and AMK bicycle lands. So WotC is aware of the problem, and they consistently print solutions to that problem, even if they aren't all shocklands.
That's not even to mention the uncommon/common cycles of taplands reprinted. Which, by the way, Rugged Highlands, Skyline Cascade, and Ramunap Ruins have come a long way since the days of Gruul Guildgate, so I'd argue Wizards IS slowly pushing the bounds of how much upside they can print on a tapland.
3 months ago
I could definitely consider adding at least one copy of Skyline Cascade. In this metagame full of creatures that could be helpful.
3 months ago
I was checking out various interactions, would it be possible to put in some Skyline Cascade? I think 4 would be too many but 2-3 would probably be ok and with kefnet's ability they could keep an attacker out of combat if you happen to miss a land drop. Just a thought.
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5 months ago
Just wanted to add that some of the Zendikar lands are great in certain builds.
8 months ago
8 months ago
So you want Altar of the Brood on the field with a Midnight Guard, you cast Retraction Helix on the Midnight Guard then endlessly bounce a Ornithopter or Memnite. The combo can be searched up through Disciple of Deceit also can use Twiddle and Tideforce Elemental to search multiple times. Using Skyline Cascade and the scry lands to control early game. Maybe getting out Ghostly Prison turn three to buy you some time.
9 months ago
Lands that target creatures are absolutely hilarious with Willbreaker. Rogue's Passage is one of the best options. Sandstone Bridge, Skyline Cascade and Soaring Seacliff are other options in your colors. Ruins of Oran-Rief can be used against Eldrazi, so sideboard only at best.
Kytheon's Irregulars is another budget option for things you already have. Topplegeist is nice too, although you'll miss on the extra fun from delirium without some other changes. It's still a solid one drop.
And here's a random list of dirt cheap things that get those triggers in different ways: Beacon Hawk, Abuna Acolyte, Benevolent Ancestor, Crossbow Infantry, Jhessian Balmgiver, Viridian Longbow, Zealous Inquisitor. The last 3 are probably the most interesting and flexible even without Willbreaker in play.
9 months ago
Ghostly Flicker also works on Ring of Three Wishes and Skyline Cascade but I do that in D̷̠͈͕̞̳̥͎̱́͡ream ̞̝̜̮͖̞̝̜̮͖̞̝̜̮͖̞̝̜̮͖H̯orizon because I can Chord of Calling into the Drake. A new possible win condition though for mono blue is Mechanized Production Trail of Evidence and Tamiyo's Journal good for drawing into a win and it a static effect that gives potentially continuous draw.