Steam Vents

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

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Return to Ravnica Rare
Guildpact Rare

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Steam Vents

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

rothgar13 on Ideas for this Blue/Red deck?

20 hours ago

If you want a big blue-red deck that can use Dragons or other big things to finish your opponent, I would try Blue Moon. That's a control deck that's using cards like Blood Moon, Cryptic Command, Lightning Bolt, and Mana Leak to control the early game, then finishing people off with big things. Stormbreath Dragon would be a pretty good finisher in that case, because it's very hard to kill.

If you're thinking of going a bit faster, I would recommend a Delver deck. The namesake creature is Delver of Secrets  Flip, and he can put a hurting on people if they don't deal with him. This deck would have lots of burn and counters and tempo plays like Vapor Snag, potentially Enigma Drake, and one of Bedlam Reveler or Cryptic Serpent as its top-end.

I will warn that there are a couple of expensive cards that are required to make this deck work well - Snapcaster Mage is a must have for competitive play, and there's no real way to get around that. Scalding Tarn and Steam Vents would also be very good, though they're not as critical in a 2-color manabase a lot of the time. Hope this was helpful.

hardhitta71194 on Izzmatic

3 days ago

DiscardDecard thanks a lot, I appreciate it! It's my absolute favorite deck I own so it gets a lot of love. Hoping one day to step the Shivan Reef up to Spirebluff Canal or Steam Vents.

I can dream anyway. =P

Tyrant-Thanatos on Question About Shimmer

1 week ago

No, land types are noted on the card in the type area. Mountain for instance, says that it's type is "Basic Land - Mountain" which indicates that it has the land type Mountain. Steam Vents has both the Island and Mountain types, for example. If Maze of Ith had a "Maze" type, it would read "Land - Maze" in the type box.

It's very similar to creature types. Llanowar Elves for instance, has the Elf and Druid creature types.

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

1 week ago

I do hope The Professor's prediction comes true, I never was playing magic at the time of Dominara even though I do know a lot of the lore now.

I never got to play with slivers early on. I only discovered slivers about 3 years ago (Started magic at around Journey into Nyx and mainly played with a lot of theros stuff first) when I had a friend who happened to have some m14 slivers and I one day I traded for some such as a Galerider Sliver and 2 much older Russian Sidewinder Slivers who he originally got from someone else I think. I didn't even know at the time that there was more older ones but I found these interesting and wanted the ones he had.

Later on when where I lived actually got a game store that opened and had started to doing Fnms had I found out from two people the format of commander who both owned Sliver Overlord edh decks that there were more slivers. At this point I was practically already playing with a commander deck lol, as my casual magic deck was a deck featuring cards like Prophet of Kruphix, Heroes' Bane, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Horizon Chimera, and a bunch of other things. This became later my first commander deck with Vorel of the Hull Clade (Now it's an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck with Vorel still in it btw) and I started to also plan a Sliver Overlord deck.

One of the two I mentioned at my lgs even in time decided to sell his sliver overlord deck because he never got to play it enough, so I traded for some older slivers like Sinew Sliver, Brood Sliver, Fungus Sliver, and a couple others he had. He however wanted to keep Sliver Legion, Sliver Queen, Sliver Overlord and Sliver Hivelord.

I have my own Sliver Overlord, and Sliver Hivelord now but I still need to in time buy the others. Then I got to acquire some of the lands to finish my deck. I regret earlier trades that I have done however, use to have a Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath,Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Steam Vents and Temple Garden but I traded them all away thinking I wouldn't need them, and I sure was very wrong. It was rather silly of me still being new to the game sort of then.

Like I even opened at one point a Windswept Heath expedition not knowing it's entire value but I sleeved it still because they looked nice. I later discovered and sold it for store credit at a store and bought a bunch of cards with it like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Omnath, Locus of Mana, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, I think you get the point. All these big splashy cards to go into my casual magic decks to use on my friends. Then I later when I started playing magic a bit more seriously it rather sucked to realize I had no use for them in standard or modern or wanted to use them for edh any longer. That store even had Sliver Legion and Sliver Queen but I didn't yet know about slivers :(

Going to now anyways buy them next once I first open a bunch of Amonkhet for standard stuff perhaps. Although it would be nice to see a reprint for the Sliver Legion. The next set after Amonkhet however though has turned out to be one called Ixalan I think it was spelled? This looks to be a mesoamerican inspired plane so there's no hope for slivers in September/January. More likely will get a few merfolk instead is my guess. However maybe the block after in the summer could be dominara? I would live to see slivers as first of all I would enjoy playing them in standard as I never got to do that earlier. Then anything for edh would be awesome. Currently have my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sliver Overlord although the lands are fairly budget, and Athreos, God of Passage for my edh decks. I am trying to upgrade them all slowly over time as I'm as well upgrading my very costly modern infect deck (Need Noble Hierarch playset and 5 more green related fetchlands) and a little before that my b/g delirium deck for standard (rather absurd its more than my Atraxa deck in $ right now thanks to a playset of Grim Flayer, Liliana, the Last Hopes, Blooming Marsh, and what not making it like over $470 I believe, use to be a bit more value but it's falling). As you can see I'm trying to slowly upgrade rather a lot of things even though my standard I'm happy with for now, but I do hope to finish Slivers maybe by the fall is my guess?

Now if you thought you were ranting then that is nothing compared to all of this! This is much worse so I do apologize. (Longest TappedOut comment I have made I think in the little more than a year on here now lol).

Tethys on Dark Visions

1 week ago

Why are you running Breeding Pool and Steam Vents?

RyugaKuroyami62 on Melek Deck

2 weeks ago

I'd throw in Possibility Storm and Grapeshot along with Steam Vents and Sulfur Falls. Lotus Bloom, Gilded Lotus, Izzet Signet and Thran Dynamo would all be good includes.

Also, thanks for liking Ezuri, Soul of the Progress Engine!

ej133 on Jeskai Tax Collectors

2 weeks ago

Hi there!

Well, I'm a Jeskai fan too. These colors are awesome, even though the manabase is extremely expensive.

Your deck is a rough draft, so I'll try to give you some ideas. I'll try to keep it budget, because you mentioned it in the description. The best jeskai deck nowadays is Jeskai Nahiri, but this is far busted in finantial terms.

So, my tips are:

  1. Invest a little in your lands. Running a three color deck is very painful if you only have basic lands. Battlefield Forge and Shivan Reef can be a start, since they're not so expensive. If you really wanna go for it, get some fetch lands (Flooded Strand is the cheapest one in Jeskai Colors) and shock lands (jeskai ones are Sacred Foundry // Steam Vents // Hallowed Fountain). This is a bigger investment, but you can use them in other decks some day.

  2. Define a strategy. I said that your deck is a rough draft, because you don't have a clear win condition. The main thing you gotta keep in mind when building a deck is how you're going to win. Even if you're playing control. And, even more important, after defining your win-con you need to make sure it's consistent. Planning to beatdown with a Figure of Destiny in format with Fatal Push and Path to Exile is very questionable. Lurk around and see other strategies in jeskai colors. Inspire yourself or use someone else's idea, that's not necessarily wrong. Personally, I really like going with Geist of Saint Traft or Thing in the Ice  Flip.

  3. Understand how each card connects to each other. This is one of the hardest things. For instance, if you're playing a control build with a lot of instants and cards to deal with your opponents threats and do a late game beatdown, Bedlam Reveler does a very good use of your graveyard and also draws you 3 cards to keep your hand fueled. Or else, if you wanna build board presence and push your enemies back Elspeth, Sun's Champion or Captain of the Watch can generate you extra tokens to push it. Right now you have some cards that don't really bind together, like Stormscape Familiar.

  4. Use blue. Blue is one of the most interesting colors in Magic: The Gathering. It gives you interactions and, most important, card advantage. Read some articles about tempo, it might clear up your mind. But, basically, what I mean here is: if you access to blue, you can handle threats in the early game with counterspells like Mana Leak, Spell Snare, Spell Pierce and Negate (and even Dispel maybe) or generate card advantage with instant speed draw engines like Peek, Think Twice or Telling Time. You don't really need to worry doing anything in your turn, you can just let your opponents fall into thinking you're not prepared for their threats. And, even if you can't counter everything, blue gives you awesome cards like Vapor Snag and Cryptic Command (this one is expensive, but whatever). So, trust in blue magic. Not creatures, blue creatures are bad. Blue magic.

I hope I lead into some critical thinking about your deck. It's not meant to make you unsatisfied with this, but to get you to a higher place in deckbuilding. If you want to discuss more about jeskai decks feel free to add me or to take a look at my lists. I'm always happy to help new players improve.

See ya!

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