Basic Snow Land — Island
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Snow-Covered Island Discussion
2 weeks ago
1 month 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,
1 month 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!
2 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.
3 months ago
I have a few thoughts as I have done thorough testing with these.
Memory Lapse / another 2 mana counter: It's a solid counterspell, but nowhere near being a replacement for Mana Drain. I'd advise getting an Italian Mana Drain as you can get them for around $100 (maybe even a bit less), which isn't too bad in comparison to the English version.
Pongify / another rock: Candelabra of Tawnos serves the purpose of amping up your existing landbase or causes your rocks that tap for colorless to give you some blue when needed. That being said I'd recommend running a similar effect like Extraplanar Lens. Really solid and definitely worth investing in Snow-Covered Islands. I still think you should run a Pongify though, as it is excellent removal.
Misdirection: It generally acts as protection for your spells or permanents and is a budget version of Force of Will in the right scenario. I still think Flusterstorm is a much better option in a competitive meta.
Stifle: I really, really, really, like this card, but it occupies a slot that I found was better for Pongify. I'm running both Rapid Hybridization and Pongify in my list right now and I must say it is working excellently.
3 months ago
you should switch out your basic islands for Snow-Covered Islands for more flavor! super sweet! :D
3 months ago
replace all islands with Snow-Covered Island. that way, when Extraplanar Lens comes into play and you exile a snow land, only snow-covered islands will tap for extra mana. which will most likely only be you