Tears of Valakut

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Oath of the Gatewatch Uncommon

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Tears of Valakut

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Tears of Valakut can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Tears of Valakut deals 5 damage to target creature with flying.

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Tears of Valakut Discussion

clayperce on GR Werewolves

1 month ago

dzanon,
Love the wolves, so a big +1 for giving them a go!

Wolves are traditionally very weak to Flyers so depending on your meta, you may want to add some flyerhate in the sideboard. I like Plummet but Clip Wings, Tears of Valakut, or Take Down might be better for yours. Or Aim High/Vines of the Recluse, which is probably my favorite combat trick ever.

You might want to stop by the All Things Wolven thread too.

Draw well!

clayperce on They're Just Puppies.

2 months ago

Om3gaOm3n,
You bet!

I was thinking about this some more though, and I realized I forgot to mention anything about flyerhate. Wolves are notoriously weak to flyers, and now that Temur Midrange (featuring both pesky Thopters and brutal Glorybringers) has become a HUGE part of many metas, it's a real weakness for the deck. There are lots of good ways to answer a Turn 4 Glorybringer, but I personally like Tears of Valakut and Plummet. Or maybe Vines of the Recluse/Aim High ... they're probably my favorite combat tricks ever, but require a creature on board with at least 3 toughness (so it can survive the 4 damage if he Exerts).

As always, draw well!

clayperce on RDW

2 months ago

EAGLExCORe,
Some possible sideboard tech: Release the Gremlins or By Force for Artifacts; Burn from Within for Planeswalkers and Gods (plus that last bit of damage to the face), and Tears of Valakut for big Flyers. Maybe Expedite if you want to go just a little bit faster.

clayperce on Standard Zoo?

4 months ago

GrayAlchemyst,
I tested this against Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH); here are a few thoughts ...

  • Falkenrath Gorger seems a little underwhelming. Maybe Bloodlust Inciter (as an enabler), Village Messenger  Flip (early-game value, plus great vs. control decks), or Bomat Courier (for some mid-game cards)?
  • Especially early in the season (when I suspect everyone will be trying them out), you may want some more answers for the Gods in sideboard. Burn from Within maybe (though it might require more lands)? Or Soul-Scar Mage (though it might require more Burn spells). Hmmm ...
  • I think you'll probably want some flyer hate in sideboard too. I really like Tears of Valakut and Clip Wings, but I'm trying out Vines of the Recluse too, because of the synergy with Exert.

I know you asked for thoughts on dealing with Sweltering Suns, but I frankly have no idea ...

By the way, I'm not sure why T/O is acting up with Bloodrage Brawler, Combat Celebrant, and Sweltering Suns, but they display properly if you add "(AKH)" after the card name.

Draw well!

clayperce on What removal can take out ...

4 months ago

Aftertherevolution,
You bet!

Not sure where you are on brewing, but I think Argeaux's +1/+1 counter brew was the strongest archetype in KLD standard. Plus it got some extra tools in AER.

I personally LOVE the Silverfur Partisan Wolf Token archetype. But it's frankly way too unreliable to be competitive anywhere but on a kitchen table.

Also: Tears of Valakut.

Good luck (and good skill) with the brew!

Loco-Motive on Walkers, Angels, Burn, Go! (20-4-5 @ FNM)

5 months ago

My thoughts for updates to the deck ahead of this Fridays FNM:

MAINBOARD

SIDEBOARD

Maqi on Grixis Control

6 months ago

I would go Dynavolt Tower and Renegade Map and focus back on Energy. Renegade Map fixes the mana, triggers revolt and adds damage for Unlicensed Disintegration. Dynavolt Tower deals better with Saheeli Rai than Shock I think. Consider Tears of Valakut for the sideboard against Heart of Kiran and Archangel Avacyn  Flip.

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