: Add to your mana pool.
, Sacrifice Strip Mine: Destroy target land.
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|Zendikar Rising: Expeditions (ZNE)||Mythic Rare|
|Zendikar Expeditions (EXP)||Mythic Rare|
|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Rare|
|Masters Edition IV (ME4)||Mythic Rare|
|From the Vault: Exiled (V09)||Rare|
|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Uncommon|
|4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB)||Uncommon|
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Strip Mine occurrence in decks from the last year
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Strip Mine Discussion
3 days ago
I began to build a deck with the same commander, but ended up with Yarok, Landlubber, and didn't eventually even include Archelos in the 99, haha... though I did include Amulet of Vigor, because what first struck me about the Old Tortoise was his synergy with all of the land fetch that bring lands in tapped.
Our decks have similarities, so I think I can recommend some stuff. Firstly, Strip Mine and Wasteland can take out a lot of lands if you have Ramunap Excavator and things that allow additional land drops. Secondly, speaking of additional land drops, I recommend adding a bit more of that. My top choices for you would be Oracle of Mul Daya and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove. Also consider the possibilities of Storm Cauldron.
That's all I got. Love the build!
3 days ago
A friend of mine has a pretty OP Azusa, Lost but Seeking lands deck. I don't have his list, but it's got all the usual suspects, plus a bunch of mana dorks, and relies on Glacial Chasm to keep itself safe, while looking to Strip Mine people to slow them down, and eventually kills with Marit Lage/Manlands/Infinite mana combos.
5 days ago
Hey there! You mentioned needing some help with the mana base, which is certainly something I might be able to aid you in! Your deck has a whopping 4.69 average mana cost, where 33 lands is around good for a average of 3.5. Due to that, you may want to add a few extra lands but mainly you want to have a very strong ramping mana base. Below, you will find some strong ramp cards that could seriously help a ton, if you aren't aware of them already! I would list out all the lands you should consider including, but you ca also find them right here (https://managathering.com/duallands/Gruul.html)! There are quite a lot of great lands you missed so definitely check that out, along with some multi lands like Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Reflecting Pool, and a ton more. Anyways though, take a look at these ramp cards:
- Bloom Tender
- Emerald Medallion
- Ruby Medallion
- Nature's Lore
- Cloud Key (Creatures)
- Three Visits
- Seething Song
- Treasonous Ogre
- Dockside Extortionist
- Mana Flare
- DEFINITELY a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
- Heart of Ramos/Horn of Ramos
- Sylvan Caryatid
- Chromatic Lantern
- Mind Stone
- Commander's Sphere
- Oracle of Mul Daya
- Hehe maybe a Jeweled Lotus if you can afford it
- Mark of Sakiko
- Talisman of Impulse
Gosh that was a lot, but from that huge list I'm sure you can pick a few to add! With your average CMC and amount of lands currently, I'd try to make it around 37 lands, with maybe 13-16 ramp spells, or even more if you think the deck needs it. You could replace the ramp spells above with some of the worse ones , (for example cut Farseek for Nature's Lore, and remember lore can search for Stomping Ground) and maybe cut some more of the fluff cards. Like Star of Extinction is great but how many times do you really end up using it and it benefits you? Plus it'll blow up some of your own creatures! And also remember, while equipment is great, Xenagos is an automatic buff, so maybe you don't need as much of that. My point is, your deck needs a lot of ramp, and while other cards may be nice, it may be much harder to win without the ramp. So that said, I hope this helps, be sure to check out some of my decks (cough Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷ cough), good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day!
1 week ago
Hey there! You mention the mana base needing some help in your description, and if you're still looking to work on that, maybe consider some of the following cards! Many may be out of budget, and you could possibly have been aware of them all already, and if that is the case I hope this can be of use to you as a reference!
Since you have the two temples, you may want to include the last one, Temple of Malice. Even though you don't run too many / cards, you still need that colored mana to cast Licia, and so you want a relatively even mana base. Same goes for the last pain land, I'd recommend including Sulfurous Springs since you have the other two. Since you're also gaining a lot of life, and because they are great in general, you may want to take a look at Blood Crypt, Godless Shrine, and Sacred Foundry, (the shock lands) which function very well, especially with the following cards: the fetch lands. Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats are some of the best lands in the game! These can search for the shock lands, not just basic lands, allowing you to get any colors you need from just one of them! While that whole set is pretty expensive, it may be something to think about for the future. Now on the cheaper side, there are the wonderful fast lands, Blackcleave Cliffs, Concealed Courtyard, and Inspiring Vantage, which can help you support your early fundamental turns quite well! If you wish to include a lot of basics/shock lands, you may want to think about having the check lands, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, and Clifftop Retreat, which tend to be great and also lay on the cheaper side. Last but not least, there are the filter lands, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie! Now that said, here are some non-dual lands that could really help fix the mana base quite a lot that I would recommend: City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Ancient Tomb, Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Reflecting Pool, Exotic Orchard, Strip Mine, Wasteland, etc.
Now enough about lands! Here are some ramp spells you might like. Land Tax, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Indulgence, Jet Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Ruby Medallion, Sol Ring, Gift of Estates, Weathered Wayfarer, Chromatic Lantern, etc!
I also have a mardu deck, (A Deal With the Devil EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷), so if you want to check out most of the cards I mentioned on a list, feel free to pop in there! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
2 weeks ago
goldlion I have actually found that my favorite land combo is to have either Crucible of Worlds or Ramunap Excavator, a couple permanents that allow additional lands, and either Strip Mine or Wasteland, and then destroy a few lands every turn. But the playing lands from graveyard plus playing additional lands dynamic is also effective with a couple landfall effects and any of the fetch lands, so as to create even more triggers. So the specific land fetch like Expedition Map might be helpful, but I'm also considering Fabricate and maybe a Demonic Tutor for the Crucible.
Thanks again for all the suggestions!
2 weeks ago
Hey there! Elves are indeed a super fun creature type, I've whipped up a few decks for them in the past, thus I may have some suggestions that may be of use for you! First off, Twilight Mire would make a great addition to this deck, and I can say from experience that they help you quite a bit. There is also Blooming Marsh, which may not be your thing, but works very well for me in some of my decks. Strip Mine/Wasteland can definitely up the power-level of your deck, as almost nothing works better than destroying your opponent's lands, especially since the ability is hard to stop. Ancient Tomb is also an amazing card, and based on the card costs in your deck, I think you could use this quite a lot to your advantage in the deck, especially because you're gaining life. Last but not least, I would possibly recommend Mana Confluence, City of Brass, and Reflecting Pool, if you think your mana base needs it, though I think it looks pretty fine without it. You may also want to replace all your basics with Snow-Covered Swamps and Snow-Covered Forest, as they are cheap, and function the exact same as basics, meaning they are still considered basic lands, etc, except they can be very good if you are facing a snow deck. While this isn't likely, it is always something to consider. Speaking of the mana base, there are some notable cards missing here, and I would consider the following for ramp: Birds of Paradise, Sylvan Caryatid, Nature's Lore/Three Visits, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Exploration, Burgeoning, Explore, Emerald Medallion, Sol Ring, and of course Arcane Signet. I understand a couple of your elves can ramp, but its good to at least have 7-10 ramp spells in the deck, and some of the above might be very helpful in that regard. Now enough about the manabase, how about we look into your elves! Here are a list of a bunch of elves you way want to consider: Abomination of Llanowar, Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen, Fauna Shaman, Allosaurus Shepherd, Shaman of the Pack, Elvish Champion, Heritage Druid, Yeva, Nature's Herald, Joraga Treespeaker, Wirewood Symbiote, and many more! You also may want to consider some tribal cards, like Coat of Arms, Vanquisher's Banner, Door of Destinies, Herald's Horn, Urza's Incubator, etc. Last but not least, you may want to include Umbral Mantle, Sword of the Paruns, and Staff of Domination, because if you have Elvish Archdruid, Priest of Titania, or something that gives 3+ mana, you can get INFINITE mana with these cards, making them quite good! Anyways, these card suggestions may not be your sort of thing, or they may give you something to think about, but either way feel free to check out some of my decks, like Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷, and give them some support if this helped! Now I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
What do you think of switching Tempt with Discovery for Hour of Promise? This necessitates adding Strip Mine for another land, which in this case was Sheltered Thicket. My rationale is I want to be casting Xyris at five mana not a ramp spell.
What has your experience been with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath?