Basic Snow Land — Island
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Snow-Covered Island Discussion
22 hours ago
-1Index You have no ways to shuffle, which means this card is -1 and does almost nothing.
-1 Prismatic Lace You've got no combos with it, meaning it's -1 and does nothing.
+6 Island To replace the useless snow-covereds.
+1 Gravitational Shift It's like Favorable Winds, but with a bigger upside, and a bigger downside.
+1 Concentrate, Thought Scour, or Dig Through Time All are better at controlling your draws than Index. Remember you almost always want to Thought Scour yourself, because you've got ways of returning things from your graveyard to hand.
4 days ago
By the way, one way to get around Extraplanar Lens' ability to buff your opponent's lands is to make all your Islands Snow-Covered Islands. That way, opponents can't tap regular Islands for two blue mana. It's a little expensive dollar-wise, but also allows you access to some other cool snow combos.
Here's a link to all the possible Snow cards this deck can use.
4 days ago
Go Extraplanar Lens & Snow-Covered Islands if that is the case as it keeps things nice and selfish (hardly anybody runs snow covered lands). Caged Sun is an option but it is high in cmc and doesn't gel as nicely as Extraplanar Lens does with Land Equilibrium, however it still gives you a considerable leg up so I would run it regardless.
I was suggesting the Doubling Cube as it is a very easy combo with either Teferi or Tezzeret, and The Chain Veil. Then just Sunder or Upheaval, play all your stuff in hand with the floating mana and watch your opponents squirm as they try to recover. You can loop Upheaval with a small Archaeomancer or Mnemonic Wall but in saying that you have done well to keep your creature count minimal so I wouldnt strongly recommend the last two, but if you do come around to the Cube then these additions are a no brainer as they further solidify the cubes addition to the deck.
Ward of Bones is another card you can use to keep peeps in check, it may be 6 cmc but it will hose most strategies if played at the correct time.
Capsize and Whispers of the Muse could be used alongside Inexorable Tide to combo out too, so long as Teferi is untapping 6 mana and The Chain Veil with his -1 ability (almost a certainty if he is untapping Doubling Cube). It can also be done with Tezzeret, however he absolutely needs the cube to do it with his +1.
This deck is gross, but gross in the same way as getting a blow job from a high school crush because she now turns tricks to support the kid she had at 16, equal parts satisfying and guilt inducing.
3 weeks ago
You should use Snow-Covered Island instead of Island due to you running Extraplanar Lens, this is because the effect targets all lands of the name you choose. This also allows you to run Scrying Sheets and Sunstone
2 months ago
3 months ago
This deck is going to be put under changes in the near future, it will either become a general that is considered one of the more competitive mono blue commanders, Azami, Lady of Scrolls. Or I will be shifting this deck towards a Mass Polymorph deck.
Just placing these as lists of cards that I need/want to try out. The first one is just a list of cards that I wish to put into the deck to make it better no matter what route I take. (these will be cards that are going to be included very soon.)Sky Diamond, Whir of Invention, Snow-Covered Island, Coldsteel Heart, Buried Ruin, Chrome Mox, Dramatic reversal, Gush, Extraplanar Lens, Muddle the Mixture, Long-Term Plans, Frantic Search, Back to Basics, Merchant Scroll, Mystical Tutor.
This next list is the cards I would need to make it a Mass Polymorph deck. Mass Polymorph, Synthetic Destiny, Polymorph, Proteus Staff. Deadeye Navigator, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Blightsteel Colossus, Palinchron, Tidespout Tyrant
And lastly the last list is if i pushed it towards a Azami, Lady of Scrolls deck. /note for azami I will have to up the mana rock count by 5+ thus also including Paradox EngineMind Over Matter, Aphetto Alchemist, Cursecatcher, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Laboratory Maniac, Martyr of Frost, Sage of Epityr, Sea Scryer, Snapcaster Mage, Stonybrook Banneret, Trinket Mage, Vedalken AEthermage
This last list is cards that I wish to put into the deck when I clear up funds for this particular deck.Time Spiral, Scalding Tarn, Polluted Delta, Misty Rainforest, Flooded Strand, Cavern of Souls, Sensei's Divining Top, Mox Opal, Mox Diamond, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Grim Monolith, Mana Drain, Force of Will,
3 months ago
You might consider playing Woodland Cemetery, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor since you are playing the full set of Duals and Fetchlands. You might even think about Snow-Covered Forest, Snow-Covered Island and Snow-Covered Swamp to add Tainted Pact to the deck.
Otherwise, nice deck!
4 months ago
That is what it Boils down too.
I've seen many people playing 3-color decks that run half normal basic and half Snow-Covered basic.
It is all dependant upon who you are playing and which they are using. Like RedUndead40 said, they use regular Basics. As I use all Snow-Covered in my decks, I would never benefit from their Extraplanar Lens.
Wake of Destruction can work either way. It simply targets the lands you aren't using.
Freyalise's Radiance also hammers down hard on Snow-Covered.
It is for these reasons that Snow-Covered are not a strictly better Basic Land. I believe they are better as most people don't include them and/or pack hate for them. My Meta allows me to take advantage of them without drawback, but somebody could easily hate me out of a game.