Springleaf Drum

Springleaf Drum

Artifact

, Tap an untapped creature you control: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Uncommon
Born of the Gods (BNG) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Springleaf Drum Discussion

tumamaenmondongo on

3 weeks ago

There's a fringe combo archetype call One-Land Spy. It basically plays a single forest, fetchable with Land Grant, a bunch of ways to ramp into Balustrade Spy or Destroy the Evidence to get your whole deck into the graveyard at once. From there, there are plenty of ways to win, typically casting a Haunting Misery for 20 something, retrieving it from the graveyard off Anarchist, casting it by flasbacking Morgue Theft, with mana generated from Songs of the Damned and rituals.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/1-land-spy-hard-mode/ That one is a more elaborate version IMO, which wins through looping songs of the damned, to pay for a second loop which could be either Gray Merchant of Asphodel to drain life, or Balustrade Spy to mill your opponent.

The only thing you should be changing from that version is Gitaxian Probe which isn't pauper legal anymore. Replacing those, players are using cantrips like Manamorphose or cycling creatures, mana fixers like Abundant Growth, Springleaf Drum or mana dorks, rituals like Culling the Weak, or even stuff like Commune with Nature to dig for spy.

multimedia on Lightning-Butt Strikes Back!

4 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version.

Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are good budget lands with Kalamax to make any color of mana by tapping him or another creature. Crop Rotation can tutor for one of them/put it onto the battlefield. Springleaf Drum can also tap Kalamax to make mana. Cultivator's Caravan is an upgrade for Ketria Crystal because of crew 3 which is another way to tap Kalamax. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making any color of mana is helpful.

Narset's Reversal is the best fair Fork with Kalamax. It's fair because it can't make a copy instant loop to put infinite +1/+1 counters on Kalamax. The "return to owner's hand" clause prevents this. Instead Reversal is a repeatable Fork since the copy can bounce the original back to your hand. Capsize and Sprout Swarm have buyback and you can take advantage of this with Kalamax. For six and five mana either one gives you twice the value and it returns to your hand to cast again. These cards are nice with Wilderness Reclamation. Saps/Birds/Drakes/Beasts and Kalamax interact with Return of the Wildspeaker.

Izzet/Simic/Gruul Signets or Creativity/Curiosity/Impulse Talismans are upgrades for the Diamonds. All provide more color fixing, ETB untapped, are the same mana cost and are less price. Wavebreak Hippocamp is a great budget card in multiplayer Commander. It's no mana cost repeatable draw when spellslinging with Kalamax.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Copy-Dino in da house! - Kalamax, the Stormsire

1 month ago

Hey, good version/first attempt of Kalamax and nice deck description.

With a $400 budget I think you can afford to cut some basic lands for more dual lands that ETB untapped: Stomping Ground, Cascade Bluffs, Shivan Reef, Karplusan Forest, Flooded Grove, Fire-Lit Thicket. Bluffs is very helpful since it can make or , important combinations to cast spells for Kalamax. Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are unique lands with Kalamax because like Springleaf Drum they can tap Kalamax to make mana. Best of all either one can be tutored for with Crop Rotation and are busted interaction with Kalamax and Seedborn Muse.

You've left out one of the better combos with Kalamax: Ral, Storm Conduit + Kalamax + any instant Fork. You've added a Doublecast step to the combo which you don't need to do. By copying an instant Fork with Kalamax then you make an infinite instant copy loop with the Fork which kills your opponents one at a time with damage from Ral.

Can't use Narset's Reversal as the Fork because of the "return to owner's hand" clause. Reversal can be a repeatable Fork with Kalamax which can be ridiculous value, but it's not a Fork that can make an instant copy loop. Reverberate is another instant Fork and it could replace Doublecast.

Melek, Izzet Paragon and Swarm Intelligence are not needed for six and seven mana. Could cut them for Arcane Signet and Wavebreak Hippocamp. Natural Connection is too slow ramp with not enough payoff with Kalamax. It could be cut for Nature's Lore which is two drop ramp that can get Triome, Breeding or Stomping and the Shock land can ETB untapped.

Good luck with your deck.

Rorolith on Clock of Golem Turbine

1 month ago

I think you may be going overboard on the ramp. Chief Engineer, Etherium Sculptor, Vedalken Engineer, and Springleaf Drum. You could try cutting most of your ramp cards to add control cards like Ensnaring Bridge maybe? Thought Erasure will allow you to dig for the pieces you need while still disrupting your opponent. Fabricate will just outright get you your combo pieces, so it might be worth running at least a couple.

multimedia on Kalamax Precon Upgraded

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax. Several good upgrades you've made to the precon.

Chord of Calling with Kalamax to tutor for Pili + Architect for infinite mana is interesting. Consider more ways to draw into a win condition when you have infinite mana? Without the draw making infinite mana with Pili + Architect or with Scepter + Reversal doesn't do enough. Expansion / Explosion is another instant Fork or Explosion with infinite mana can draw a lot of cards. Pull from Tomorrow and Blue Sun's Zenith are other instants that draw X cards.

Nivix Guildmage with infinite mana can draw into your deck until you find a win condition as well as counters to protect the combo. Guildmage with infinite mana can also infinite copy an instant/sorcery you cast which can make Banefire a win condition since you can copy it for each opponent and target a different opponent with each copy. If you can some how get a third copy of Chord when you cast it then you can also tutor for Guildmage.

Some lands in the manabase could be upgraded. Life lands from the precon and Scry temple lands are not worth ETB tapped. Survivors' Encampment and Holdout Settlement are unique lands with Kalamax because they're repeatable ways to tap him. These lands are like Springleaf Drum, they make mana when you use them to tap Kalamax or another creature. But unlike Drum you can tutor for and put onto the battlefield with Crop Rotation. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making mana is beneficial.

Some other good lands that are reasonable price to consider adding are: Rootbound Crag and Shivan Reef. The Filter lands: Cascade Bluffs, Flooded Grove and Fire-Lit Thicket are at lowest price due to just being reprinted in Double Masters. Can get these lands for as low as $5 each. Bluffs is helpful since it can make or , important color combinations to want to consistently make to cast instants for Kalamax.


Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Gidgetimer on Kalamax Infinite Combos

1 month ago

Or you could tap him another way. Like using Springleaf Drum to make the mana to cast the spell.

multimedia on Kalamax Almost Precon

2 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Ravenous Gigantotherium is the worst card in the precon and is the easiest cut to make to add Ral, Storm Conduit.

Melek, Izzet Paragon and Swarm Intelligence are the best high CMC cards in the precon. Wort, the Raidmother is also good because of conspire especially with Young Pyromancer's red Elementals with red instants such as Comet Storm. Conspire is also a way to tap Kalamax, but a reason to not play Wort is because conspire doesn't work with mono blue cards. Blue instants and Drakes/Birds don't work with conspire and they're some of the strongest cards with Kalamax. The other 6+ CMC cards could be on the chopping block.

The avg. CMC of the precon is high at 3.6 therefore some cuts to consider would be to reduce this number. An example of a cut is Djinn Illuminatus for Springleaf Drum (cut a 7 CMC card for a 1 CMC card). The precon has a lot of creatures which is understandable since new players like to play with creatures. In my opinion Kalamax is better with a spellslinger theme which means less creatures and more instant/sorceries.

With spellslinger the low amount of creatures you want to play should provide repeatable draw or other repeatable value when you cast an instant or sorcery since these effects help Kalamax and have good interaction with him. Eon Frolicker and Nascent Metamorph should be on the chopping block.

Would you like more help with making changes?

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