Smoldering Crater


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Common
Commander 2014 Common
Commander 2013 Common
Beatdown Box Set Common
Anthologies Common
Urza's Saga Common

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Smoldering Crater


Smoldering Crater enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add to your mana pool.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Smoldering Crater Discussion

HybridPK on Mono-Red Goblin Artificer

2 months ago

Saw the link on /tg/, figured I would provide some feedback. Admittedly, this kind of deck is out of my element (I don't play combo) so I wouldn't take whatever suggestions provided as absolutely necessary changes.

Individual Card Suggestions


Card draw/Tutor/Cheating things into play:


Haste enablers (since I'm big on haste):

Ramp/Cheaper Spells

Cards I Would Remove

Hopefully I provided some beneficial suggestions. Good luck with the deck!

AKI on Krenko

4 months ago

I would definitely recommend Goblin Recruiter, as it combos perfectly with the Goblin Ringleader you already have.

I would also strongly recommend Goblin Chirurgeon, as he lets you sac half your goblins to save the other half from most board sweeps.

You already have Skirk Prospector, who I find to be one of the most vital cards in my own Krenko deck. The sooner you can generate lots of mana, the less likely your commander is to get killed so many times you can't affrd to cast him. With that in mind, I might suggest other mana accelerators such as Treasonous Ogre and Thermopod for red, and Ashnod's Altar and Sol Ring for colourless.

As far as suggestions for things to remove - that's much harder, and depends on how you want to play your deck. But... I would be tempted to replace Forgotten Cave and Smoldering Crater with Sandstone Needle for pseudo ramp (this on turn 1 can = 3 mana on turn 2) and Buried Ruin because there are lots of sweet artifacts in your deck that WILL get blown up - Thornbite Staff is a prime target!

I would also remove the Goblin Rabblemaster because it can really suck to have no control over whether you attack or not, and I feel that his upside is outweighed by the downside.

I could ramble on for ages, but I'll leave it there for now and simply wish you good luck and many, many, many goblins.

Rusty_Shackleford on Alesha, Who Smiles At Death and Taxes [Primer]

4 months ago

Since this deck is somewhat reliant on sticking Alesha, attacking to trigger her ability, and generally letting her alive, maybe include some stuff like Whispersilk Cloak, Swords of X and Y, Lightning Greaves, etc? If so, Stoneforge Mystic might not be a bad idea.

Would also just generally recommend fleshing out your mana base a bit to ensure you have the right colors when you need them. City of Brass, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs, Temple of Malice, Temple of Triumph, Clifftop Retreat, Isolated Chapel, Inspiring Vantage, Concealed Courtyard, Smoldering Crater, Shambling Vent, Needle Spires, etc.

Finally, you might want to add Chromatic Lantern, and I'm baffled by the absence of Sol Ring, which is literally in every Commander deck.

Rusty_Shackleford on Death from the Skies, Kaalia of the Vast EDH

4 months ago

With a three color deck you want more dual lands. Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, maybe Needle Spires, Shambling Vent, Smoldering Crater, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, and the like.

Also, have you considered the Aggravated Assault/Hellkite Charger and Sword of Feast and Famine combo? It can end a game instantly.

Check out my build for more ideas.

Ocelot44 on THIS IS SPARTA

6 months ago

Wrath of God is your worst enemy, so think about running Second Sunrise, Faith's Reward, Sun Titan, and maybe Reveillark so you won't be as devastated

Another mass pump effect won't hurt, so maybe Obelisk of Urd

Removal is NECESSARY in commander, so try Wear / Tear, Return to Dust, Aura of Silence, Crib Swap, and maybe even Scour from Existence

You also need card draw, so try Wheel of Fate, Howling Mine, Staff of Nin, Tamiyo's Journal, Secluded Steppe, Drifting Meadow, Forgotten Cave, Smoldering Crater, and Blasted Landscape

Don't worry, you'll be kicking ass in no time! :)

man1ac on Abusing artifacts "Daretti" Style

7 months ago

Thanks for taking the time to have a look! Really appreciated it!I noted every plus 1 into my maybeboard but you showed me even more awesome cards which I wanna add, so I am kinda even more into the problem what comes what leaves?

And thats even just what you recommended, my Maybeboard lists more alternatives. I made some changes yesterday myself, but will reverse them so I can start with your suggestions and work an from them. But I noticed 2 things: Hangarback Walker kinda suxx, cause I want to cast him. Alhammars Archive is quite nice, cause I draw like shit :)

If you'd like, please add me on Facebook so we can have a chat :D


7 months ago

Hey, cool deck!May I recommend Smoldering Crater and Forgotten Cave? So your chance of maybe drawing Countryside Crusher gets slightly higher.

brewtzar on Dinosaurs(work in progress)

9 months ago

Perhaps Smoldering Crater and/or Comet Storm could be fun, if only for flavor reasons? Also, I don't believe you can target anyone but yourself with enchantments like Aggressive Mining.

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