Taiga

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Taiga

Land — Mountain Forest

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Taiga Discussion

Rabid_Wombat on Funny Commander Stories?

3 weeks ago

I went into a game store and a dishevelled looking guy was sitting alone at a table, shuffling a deck - he hopefully asked me "You gotta edh deck?" I replied "Yeah, sure man, let's have a game". He revealed Markov as his Commander and muttered that it was basically just the precon...I said that my Ur-Dragon Tribal was basically the precon too because I didn't want to make him feel bad about his current situation in life.

My first turn: Ditch Snow-Covered Forest for Mox Diamond, play and crack Scalding Tarn for Badlands -> Demonic Tutor to find Mana Crypt. His Turn: Drops a Plains.

My Second Turn - play and crack Windswept Heath for Taiga, play Mana Crypt for Thunderbreak Regent. His Second Turn: Drops another Plains and bitches about being mana-screwed.

My Third Turn: Coin flip- Zero Damage, play and crack Polluted Delta for Volcanic Island play Dragon Tempest, play Mystical Tutor search for Mana Vault play Mana Vault, cast Scourge of the Throne. Swing in for 10 damage with Thunderbreak Regent and Scourge of the Throne.

The guy looks at me completely deadpan and says: "That is NOT just the precon dude."

BioProfDude on Mono-green deathtouch for pauper

1 month ago

Grandmaster5327, all of those are uncommon or higher rarity, so none of them are legal in Pauper format. Thus, none of those would work for this deck in this format. At the level of common, which is all that may be used for Pauper format, there are no dual lands that enter the battlefield untapped.

Rootwater Depths = uncommon Underground Sea = rare Volcanic Island = rare Tropical Island = rare Scrubland = rare Plateau = rare Savannah = rare Tundra = rare Taiga = rare Bayou = rare Badlands = rare

Looking at the cards from Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, and Revised, they didn't have the color designations for any symbols (indeed, they lacked symbols completely), but looking them up on Gatherer shows that ALL of them are uncommon, rare, and there are even some dual lands at mythic rare. None of the dual lands at the level of Common enter the battlefield untapped.

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

1 month ago

Gaea's Cradle, Chrome Mox, and Mox Diamond are banned in duel commander so those would have to come out.

I agree that Prowling Serpopard should go in but there might be an argument for Gaea's Herald over Vexing Shusher. Since Animar doesn't run many counterspells, you could look at Dosan the Falling Leaf as a way to stop both counters and removal spells on the turn you want to combo off. If you are willing to look at non-creature inclusions, Autumn's Veil is another option.

I would also suggest considering Scryb Ranger. It's ability can untap Kiki if the opponents tries to stop you from comboing with removal, which would allow you to keep the combo going. It can help with mana ramping by untapping mana dorks or just returning a Tropical Island or Taiga to be replayed if you don't have another land to drop that turn. Its Protection from Blue also makes it a surprisingly viable blocker against a lot of the more aggressive commanders.

Because your life total is only 20 in Duel Commander, red decks are a lot more viable. Lightning Bolt sees a lot of play, as do other burn spells, which means that there are a lot more removal options floating around that can hit Animar. Lots of decks also run a Vintage format style package of blue and black counters and removal. Animar itself doesn't need to worry about the black spot removal but it does have to look out for the higher percentage of blue bounce spells. All of this makes Animar more fragile than it is in cEDH, so you will have to both play the deck more carefully and possibly shave some of the cards that are in for consistency out for a slightly higher concentration of cards that can function as stand-alone threats.

Animar decks used to see around a 1% meta play-rate at duel commander tournaments but was still powerful enough that for a while it was on their watch-list as a potential commander that needed to be banned. Now it looks like it sees less play than that, which is likely due to the life total being dropped from 30 to 20 and making red more viable in the format.

DlCK on Semi-Competitive Jodah, Archmage Eternal

2 months ago

This deck is nearly perfect, but there's just a few areas of weakness that demand immediate attention.

First off, I would remove the following cards: Abrupt Decay, Angel's Grace, Anguished Unmaking, Animate Dead, Arcane Denial, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Badlands, Bayou, Birds of Paradise, Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, Brainstorm, Breeding Pool, Chromatic Lantern, Chrome Mox, City of Brass, Command Tower, Cultivate, Cyclonic Rift, Dance of the Dead, Deathrite Shaman, Decree of Pain, Delay, Demonic Tutor, Enter the Infinite, Exploration, Farseek, Fellwar Stone, Fist of Suns, Flooded Strand, Godless Shrine, Hallowed Fountain, In Garruk's Wake, Intuition, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Laboratory Maniac, Lotus Cobra, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mana Confluence, Mana Crypt, Marsh Flats, Merciless Eviction, Misty Rainforest, Mox Diamond, Myojin of Night's Reach, Myojin of Seeing Winds, Mystic Remora, Mystical Tutor, Nature's Claim, Nature's Lore, Negate, Omniscience, Oracle of Mul Daya, Overgrown Tomb, Painful Truths, Polluted Delta, Praetor's Counsel, Progenitus, Rhystic Study, Rise of the Dark Realms, Savannah, Scalding Tarn, Scrubland, Sensei's Divining Top, Show and Tell, Skyshroud Claim, Sol Ring, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Storm Herd, Survival of the Fittest, Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares, Sylvan Library, Taiga, Tainted Pact, Temple Garden, Terastodon, Three Visits, Time Stretch, Toxic Deluge, Tropical Island, Tundra, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Underground Sea, Vampiric Tutor, Verdant Catacombs, Volcanic Island, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Watery Grave, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, and Zacama, Primal Calamity.

There's really nothing you could replace these cards with that would make this deck competitive, so I'd recommend just stopping here. Good work.

VexenX on [[Primer v3.3]] - OM_RATH!!! (2018 Update!!!)

3 months ago

Odysseus_97: You gave me quite a bit to think about, thanks for the comment!

  • Grow from the Ashes: This seems fine, but not better then my other ramp, and I really don't need any more right now.

  • Spire Garden: I don't even play Command Tower so this isn't needed. Taiga and friends are only played become I can fetch them.

  • Terramorphic Expanse: This could get a spot, but I don't want to lower my basic land count. Do you think there is another land I can take out?

  • Wayward Swordtooth: I think this deck has a good share of "play more lands" abilites, at least for how many slots I am willing to give. If you don't have Oracle of Mul Daya then you should play this!

  • Rampaging Baloths: This is a good question. To explain why this is not played, we have to ask why Om_rath himself is so good. The main reason is because it does not just require you to swing in order to win, but you honestly rarely do. Plus he is amazing removal in a pinch. However, Baloths does none of this. You just get a beast with no evasion that does nothing unless you have Craterhoof Behemoth (but is slow even then for 6 cmc).

  • Courser of Kruphix: Same as Wayward Swordtooth.

  • Tilonalli's Summoner: This is ok, but REALLY conditional on other cards in play. If you have a sac-outlet is is pretty good, but completely horrible otherwise. Plus it dies really easy. You should NEVER swing with it more then once, and is just a slow Tempt with Vengeance in the best case.

  • Heroic Intervention: Kinda temping, just to protect Om_rath at instant speed. Might be worth trying.

  • Krosan Grip or Beast Within: I know we hurt for non-creature removal, but I bank on not caring in most games. If Om_rath is your primary commander and you get hated out a lot, then you will likely want to play these. However, I only pull out Om_rath every couple weeks, so no one plays hate cards for it.

  • Green's Sun Zenith: I have never been in a state where I think to myself "I really want to Tutor more right now!"

  • Animist's Awakening: This misses way to often. I use to play it back in the day.

  • Pir's Whim: This is both weak ramp and removal. Not really what I am looking for.

  • The Mending of Dominaria:VERRRY slow...

  • Ghost Quarter/Tectonic Edge/Field of Ruin/Temple of the False God: More lands I would use if I didn't need so many basics to make the deck flow.

  • Triumph of the Hordes: REALLY MEAN, and not my style. Play it.

  • Blasphemous Act: This baby is 100% necessary. I can honestly say it has won more games then any other card in the deck, second only maybe Craterhoof Behemoth.

  • Mountain Valley: Only marginally better, but I might look into getting an alter made of it.

It is important to to note that all of these cards are ok in this deck!!! If you have then and are on a budget, run them! None are unplayable by any means, I am just running what I think to be a more optimized list. The beautiful thing about commander is that a deck does not need to be "optimized" to be good (and more importantly, fun!).

Thank you again for the comment! I will be trying to update my The Scarab God deck tonight, and The Ur-Dragon tomorrow. (They are my most voted lists, but all of mine are kind outdated right now...)

Odysseus_97 on [[Primer v3.3]] - OM_RATH!!! (2018 Update!!!)

3 months ago

Hi VexenX

Nice to see an update on this deck :) I was wondering what you thought about some of these cards:

I have not yet finished or playtested my version yet, so i hope it is alright to ask, and i havent missed any obvious points as why one would not include a given card :)

But AWESOME DECK, +1 :D Keep up the amazing work, love your Scarab God deck as well :D

TaegukTheWise on Goblins - Sample Archetypes

4 months ago

The Taiga, and Stomping Ground doesn't make sense to me, it seems a little unnecessary and a bit detrimental due to Price of Progress. you can even cast the green specific cards without green, I can understand the moxes in aggre, but I would imagine basic mountains all the way through would be where its at.

I guess I'm just curious as to the decision made here.

FancyTuesday on

4 months ago

I think you may want to be a bit more careful with the phrase "price is no issue." It's one thing to say you're willing to spend a couple hundred bucks to pack in some real firepower, but if you tell folks there's no ceiling on this Wonkavtor I can (and will!) go ahead and suggest a $1000 in mana base upgrades.

ABUR duals - Badlands, Taiga, Bayou
Best in their class, but totaling over $700 they're the lowest bang for your buck

Filters - Graven Cairns, Fire-Lit Thicket, Twilight Mire
Under most conditions these filters are better than any other land, letting you turn a single of one color into double of another

Shocks - Blood Crypt, Stomping Ground, Overgrown Tomb
Shocks are very strong in EDH because the damage they do is mitigated by starting at 40 life, and it's an option you elect as needed. They also boast land types, which makes them ramp targets

Fetches - Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, Verdant Catacombs, ...
Fetches hit shocks and ABURs, so they function as wildcard lands that can always fix any two color hole you have

Ramp Suite:

You can save a good deal of money and cut all the / lands without hurting yourself much since the deck is mostly , and ramp lets you fix. Though they're still strictly better than just a straight Swamp or Mountain. That said, even at 50% green spells that's not enough reason to be running Emerald Medallion over basically any rock.

Alright, that about covers it for the mana base. I've run out of suggestion boxes so I'll break this into two posts.

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