Thorn of Amethyst

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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Thorn of Amethyst

Artifact

Noncreature spells cost (1) more to play.

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Thorn of Amethyst Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Q - UG Prophet of Kruphix

1 day ago

When you're this creature-heavy, I'd try and make a small concession for something that takes advantage of that fact. Thorn of Amethyst, Call of the Wild, Heartwood Storyteller and Lead the Stampede are all good examples.

HezTheGod on Yes i know emmy is banned

1 week ago

Null Rod and Stony Silence will murk you really hard here, but that's any colorless deck's main problem.

One great stax piece that would really hurt opponents but parity would be broken for you is Trinisphere.

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Scour from Existence will help with the two problems i listed before.

Hedron Crawler, Manakin, Millikin, Skittering Invasion, Blinkmoth Urn, Lotus Bloom, Mox Diamond, Lotus Vale, Sword of the Animist and Urza's Incubator can be used for fast ramp into emr options. Urza Tron could also be run here you do have some tutor for it.

Thought-Knot Seer, Sphere of Resistance, and Thorn of Amethyst for control?

Foundry Inspector

Lodestone Golem

Ratchet Bomb

Codex Shredder

all may be worth looking into :)

Very nice list man Emrakul needs more EDH love

freakingShane on Breaking (Brago) Bad

1 week ago

After reading Trinisphere again, it makes sense that it doesn't combo with cards like Sanctum Prelate or Chalice of the Void effects. It doesn't change the CMC, rather the mana cost and cost alone. Duly noted!

You have definitely given me some good feedback and inspiration to push this deck into a dedicated Stax deck, Wurmlover, so thank you for that and all of your suggestions/advice!

As for your questions:

  1. A: I think Land Tax is a possible keeper, but at the same time I don't know if it is truly needed. This deck runs a looooot of artifact ramp (which you obviously know) so odds are better than even that you don't have to rely on your lands for mana as much as your artifacts. I'd say that it could either stay or go, but if you have to open a slot, it could go.* (See footnote)

  2. A: That combo is not a bad one, but I don't know if it is as oppressive as the other synergies / packages in your deck. Mana Web on its on is alright, increasingly so with your Winter Orb/Static Orb effects, but it doesn't completely shut down your opponents. The way that Stax decks naturally play out does what you are looking for well enough/better than this in my opinion. (ex. T1 Mana rock(s), T2 Sphere of Resistance/Thorn of Amethyst, T3 Winter Orb/Static Orb, etc.)

I'd say that you aren't/shouldn't be too susceptible to counter magic, so if that would be the main reason for Mana Web + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth I would say you are fine without it!

Footnote: * Land Tax does combo nicely with Scroll Rack, or cards like Land Equilibrium + Mana Breach

Naksu on Eldrazi & Taxes

2 weeks ago

Thalia, Guardian of Thraben might face some hate in certain machups, so maybe Thorn of Amethyst can take some of her load off, like a 3/1 ratio ? Neat deck!

Barjack521 on you don't need mana to play magic!!!!

3 weeks ago

no Trinisphere or Thorn of Amethyst? also, a Metalworkermight do you some good with all those artifacts.

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