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Land — Island Mountain
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As Steam Vents enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Steam Vents enters the battlefield tapped.
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Steam Vents Discussion
1 month ago
Either of these would fit the theme of your deck better and would assist you in casting and running the deck.
Altar of the Brood - Doesn't fit what you're doing and doesn't assist in your goal
Ghostfire Blade - Not good enough. You're running Eldrazi. They're big enough and powerful enough to take care of themselves
Mycosynth Lattice - This doesn't help you. Most of your stuff is colorless so this only helps your opponents cast spells and places a glaring weakness that a card like Vandalblast can easily exploit.
Bonds of Mortality - You're running annihilator and massive creatures. You're rarely worried about the occasional hexproof creature, and you shouldn't have an issue with the occasional enchantment or artifact. Eldrazi overwhelm. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Prismatic Omen - This doesn't help you enough. Most of your stuff is colorless so this doesn't do a crazy amount for you. In addition, you're running Chromatic Lantern which will do this and also produces mana on top of it.
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver - Why? This has nothing to do with your deck
Despark - There are better removal options, but as an eldrazi tribal deck you'd be better off playing cards that protect and accelerate you rather than this.
Wear / Tear - While decent, you don't usually need to hit both at once and it's multiple colors. I'd run Naturalize or Krosan Grip instead.
Fathom Feeder - ...No. Just no.
Mist Intruder - While this and Fathom Feeder are both eldrazi, just because you're running a tribal deck doesn't mean you have to run every tribal card, nor only tribal cards. Cut this and see my suggestions for cards to replace it with.
Khenra Charioteer - There are better alternatives
Vile Aggregate - You're running eldrazi. You're going tall rather than wide so you're unlikely to ever really have enough creatures out at once to really make this card worth running.
Bojuka Bog - Not worth it. It comes out tapped and unless someone is both running a graveyard deck and has enough good cards in it at the same time, you're not going to get enough value out of this, or if you want to save it for that, then you have a dead land in hand and there would be far better cards like Rest in Peace and such.
Gateway Plaza - Comes in tapped, costs an additional mana to play, and only gives one mana. Too slow and not good enough.
Ruins of Oran-Rief - You're running Eldrazi. You really don't need one more +1/+1. A colored mana would assist you more here as it would also help you pay for and colored spells you would like to cast.
Akroma's Memorial - This is a fantastic card that in your deck would be a win con. I would recommend running this over Eldrazi Monument as it does a lot more and doesn't force you to sacrifice your important eldrazi.
Privileged Position - An absolutely amazing card that I run in every deck that can run it. Full protection on ALL your permanents.
Sterling Grove - Protection for all your enchantments and allows you to fetch any that you need.
Krosan Grip - Guaranteed removal on artifacts or enchantments.
Ramos, Dragon Engine - You're running a five colored big boy deck. This enables it and since it's colorless it'll be relatively easy for you to cast.
Archetype of Endurance - Fantastic protection and a powerful creature to run. As a plus it fulfills some of the same roles as the cards you ran that removed hexproof.
Archetype of Aggression - Replaces your Khenra Charioteer as a much better, single color, alternative.
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth - Great card draw, annihilator, reshuffles your graveyard which prevents mill and keeps your deck running even after a board wipe, and a giant eldrazi god, all built into one card.
Kozilek, the Great Distortion - Card draw, counter protection, and a menacing eldrazi god. Who could ask for more?
Emrakul, the Promised End - Reduced costs, protection, flying, trample, steals a turn, and an eldrazi god. Nuff said.
Temur Ascendancy - Replaces or in addition to Fervor . Haste plus card draw and your creatures are almost all going to trigger it.
Demonic Tutor - Fantastic fetch card.
Vampiric Tutor - Fantastic fetch card.
Harsh Mercy - Tribal board wipe
Explosive Vegetation - Land fetch
Skyshroud Claim - Land fetch that comes in untapped. If you upgrade your landbase to include cards like Breeding Pool (see recommendations lower), you can use this and cards like Nature's Lore to fetch them and bring them in untapped.
Patriarch's Bidding - Full board wipe recovery, and/or a kill card if you have a haste enabler on the board.
Heroic Intervention - Top Tier instant speed protection.
Teferi's Protection - Top Tier instant speed protection
Cyclonic Rift - One of the best board wipes in the game. Cannot be protected against, reset's their entire board, and leaves you in a fantastic position.
Enlightened Tutor - Artifact/Enchantment Fetch
Worldly Tutor - Creature Fetch
Mystical Tutor - Instant/Sorcery Fetch
Urza's Incubator - Eldrazi cost reduction
Descendants' Path - Free Eldrazi casts
Rhystic Study - Fantastic card draw
Bloom Tender - In a 5-color deck this card is amazing ramp.
Birds of Paradise - Any color ramp for 1
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - Does this require explanation in a colorless deck?
Beast Within - Destroys any permanent. This is a fantastic card to run as a mere 3/3 beast shouldn't bother you, and even if it would, it's likely far better than what they previously had.
Chaos Warp - Removes any permanent. Can be used on your own stuff to pull a new permanent out of your deck if needed. Bypasses indestructible.
See the Unwritten - Need I say more?
Tooth and Nail - Need I say more?
Exploration - Amazing ramp. Accelerates your turns
Burgeoning - See Exploration
Mana Reflection - The best mana doubler, bar none.
Zendikar Resurgent - Mana doubler plus card draw
Smothering Tithe - One of the best ramp cards
Oracle of Mul Daya - Fantastic acceleration. Combines with other accelerators such as Exploration and Burgeoning as they can now play lands off the top of your library as well.
Second Sunrise - Full boardwipe recovery
Defense of the Heart - Easy free creature drops
Mirari's Wake - Mana doubler plus anthem
Faith's Reward - Full, personal, boardwipe recovery
Seedborn Muse - One of the best cards you can run, bar none.
Commander's Sphere - 3 drop mana rock that can tap for all colors. Replaces your banners (ex. Vanquisher's Banner )
Darksteel Ingot - 3 drop indestructible mana rock that can tap for all colors. Replaces your banners (ex. Vanquisher's Banner )
Recommended Land Additions/Swaps:
Cavern of Souls
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Mana coverage, allows your fetch and colorless lands to tap for colored if they need
Cabal Coffers - Combines with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to generates metric butt tons of mana
Fetch lands and shock lands are fantastic upgrades to your deck. Fetch lands let you pull the exact lands you need and let them come in untapped, and shock lands can both be fetched because they say the actual land type (ex. Breeding Pool is a Forest Island), and can come in untapped or tapped depending on what you need. Coming in untapped and generating multiple colors gives a distinct advantage over mono-colored lands and lands that must come in tapped.
Eldrazi Monument - Hurts you too much and doesn't generate enough benefit. If you can't get a weak creature out in time, or don't have one available, you'll either have a dead card in hand that you don't want to cast, or one that hurts you badly. If you want indestructible, look at cards like Boros Charm or Heroic Intervention .
From Beyond - Too slow and doesn't do enough.
A tribal deck isn't limited to only cards of its tribe, but rather is mostly one tribe and has several cards that accelerate and power up the tribe. Hence my recommendation is that you cut a few of the weaker cards that are unnecessary and instead run a few non-tribal cards that strengthen, accelerate, and assist your deck.
1 month ago
most things that your opponent will use to target Phantasmal Image are things that would kill it anyway, so thats not really an issue. being able to copy any stackable sliver effect is huge though. as for the rainbow lands, you shouldn't have too many of those anyway. i use Sedge Sliver and Collected Company in my build as well, and almost never have trouble getting blue for Phantasmal Image . maybe it'd be easier for me to explain if i just list my manabase.
4x Bloodstained Mire 4x Polluted Delta 1x Godless Shrine 1x Overgrown Tomb 1x Blood Crypt 1x Watery Grave 1x Stomping Ground 1x Breeding Pool 1x Steam Vents 4x Sliver Hive 1x Mountain 1x Forest 1x Island 1x Plains 1x Swamp
thats 24 lands. 12 of which can produce/fetch for green, 13 of which are or fetch for a swamp, and 12 of which produce/fetch for blue. and thats before taking into account that Manaweft Sliver can make blue, or you can just Aether Vial / Collected Company the Phantasmal Image into play.
1 month ago
Hey, your deck looks good except the manabase. You've neglected the manabase in favor of the rest of the deck :( This manabase is for a $100-$200 budget deck not a $400+ deck. If deck price is a concern then cut Primal Vigor since it's a redundant five drop because of Doubling Season and one of Palinchron or Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger ; use the $56+ to improve the manabase. Palinchron can be cut and replaced with less expensive price Peregrine Drake .
I would start with getting one of each of the Pain lands and Shock lands, more dual lands that ETB untapped which are wanted to cast Animar on curve. Shock lands, Pain lands and Check lands manabase is fine with basic lands. 21x basic lands is a lot for a $400+ three color deck that wants to make difficult mana cost turn three/four consistently.
Lands to consider adding:
- Yavimaya Coast
- Shivan Reef
- Karplusan Forest
- Game Trail
- Sulfur Falls
- Breeding Pool
- Steam Vents
- Stomping Ground
- Exotic Orchard
- Botanical Sanctum
- Cascade Bluffs
- Flooded Grove
Ancestral Statue is the only creature enabler for Animar here. Consider more than Statue?
Upgrades to consider:
Other upgrades to consider:
- Fauna Shaman > Secrets of the Golden City
- Birds of Paradise > Explosive Vegetation
- Rattleclaw Mystic > Skyshroud Claim
- Paradise Druid > Kodama's Reach
- Beastcaller Savant > Rampant Growth
- Farhaven Elf > Search for Tomorrow
- Vizier of the Menagerie > Increasing Savagery
- Forgotten Ancient > Renegade Krasis
- Coiling Oracle > Hamletback Goliath
- Lifeblood Hydra > Hydra Broodmaster
- Signal the Clans > Solidarity of Heroes
Creatures who ramp give you more with Animar because if cast before can help to cast Animar and then afterwards if cast can add counter to Animar. These mana dorks who can make any color of mana for Temur can help the manabase, bringing consistency of color fixing for playing Animar faster. The same can be said for creatures who can put a land onto the battlefield because it's then ramp who can be bounced and played again. There's already more Forests than any other lands which is good when playing green mana dorks. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Oh, I didn't see the thing that way... I already played this deck a lot (with one little difference: Swan Song instead of Chalice of the Void (by the way, what's the use of this card in the list?)), and in fact, when I have the opportunity to start a combo with the help of a free spell, I don't even have to worry about its effet... It's just not important since my opponents die before its resolution...
But more importantly, I never had to use a free spell like Fireblast or Cave-In outside of this situation, because I never faced a deck that could potentially kill me before turn 4 with a swarm tactic, for exemple.
Because of this, I would probably take Cave-In out, because the "exile card" is oftenly more problematic than the "sacrifice two mountains" (thanks to the fetchlands, Volcanic Island and Steam Vents ).
What's your opinion about this ?
1 month ago
You should definitely consider running the buddy check lands ( Dragonskull Summit , Sulfur Falls , and Drowned Catacomb ) over any of the ETB-tapped dual lands you're currently are running. They are not very expensive compared to other rare dual lands. Also consider running the slow check lands ( Smoldering Marsh and Sunken Hollow ), as these will also be an upgrade to the many gain-life tap lands you're currently running. You'll find that these alone will make your deck more consistent overall.
And, if you get the chance (or budget, as I assume this is a budget deck theme deck) it wouldn't hurt to invest in the Shocklands as well ( Steam Vents , Blood Crypt , and Watery Grave ). But the above check lands are pretty cheap and will serve the deck well enough!
2 months ago
Here is a list of generally good Jeskai midrange/tempo/aggro cards in Modern. Feel free to run any or all or none of these, depending on what you can afford:
Path to Exile
Geist of Saint Traft
Snapcaster Mage (if not on a budget)
Delver of Secrets
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
Gideon of the Trials
These cards tend to be more expensive. Feel free to get them as you can afford them. I would recommend Lightning Bolt over Lightning Strike, Remand / Mana Leak over Cancel, and Lightning Helix over Shock as a starting point. This will lower your mana curve and allow you to cast more spells per turn. Likewise, Mantis Rider and Lightning Angel are good threats that are more efficient than your current setup, but are still affordable on a budget.
Your mana base would do well to get lands that enter untapped, such as painlands (ie Shivan Reef ), fastlands (ie Spirebluff Canal ) or, if you can afford them, fetch and shock lands (ie Flooded Strand and Steam Vents .) This will allow you to more easily cast your spells "on curve."
I think you only need 2 Planeswalkers, not 3. Choose your two favorites (or one off the list I provided) and run those. For me personally, I run Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Elspeth, Knight-Errant , but the choice is ultimately yours.
Feel free to take a look at my deckThe Spirit of '76: Jeskai Lightning Geist for inspiration.
Most of these suggestions come from me as a competitive Modern player. Your deck is tagged as "Modern" so as such I am approaching suggestions in that way, with more competitive (tournament) gameplay in mind.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!! You have an excellent game-plan, but if you can, remember that "efficiency is key" for decks like this.
All the best, Gofy
2 months ago
change to cheaper lands, dual color lands are great but if you are running a budget deck cards like Steam Vents are probably not going to work out because of value.
2 months ago
Upon first glance it seems you have your land skewed heavily into red, and not as much into black or blue. I would recommend taking out Steam Vents , Sulfur Falls , and that one mountain, and including more islands and swamps maybe.
Steam Vents occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.79%
All decks: 0.81%
UR (Izzet): 19.8%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.15%
UR (Izzet): 1.9%
RUG (Temur): 3.95%
UBR (Grixis): 1.68%