|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Basic land|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Aether Revolt (AER)||Common|
|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Uncommon|
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Tranquil Expanse Discussion
4 weeks ago
(-) Temple of Plenty, Temple of the False God, Gateway Plaza, Blighted Woodland, Survivors' Encampment, Selesnya Guildgate, Krosan Verge, Tranquil Expanse (+) 4x Plains & 4x Forest; For more basic lands to get from Karametra, God of Harvests
1 month ago
hey, +GhostDragon+, sorry about the triple comment, I'm not sure what happened there.
Yeah, it's hard to remember if a card is banned in commander sometimes, so sometimes I just go through the ban list to double check, I've nearly been caught out before.
Yeah, I feel like cards like Gateway Plaza are best in five-colour decks that need the colour fixing, and even then, I don't run those type of cards in my Ur-Dragon deck.
I'm not sure how likely Contamination is in your meta, I've never played against it, nor seen it used whenever I play. Though my Meta doesn't have don't many black decks, it's more white, Green and red-based decks, so my experiences probably don't reflect yours.
As for lands to cut, I would cut Tranquil Expanse, Temple of the False God, Temple of Plenty, and possibly Detection Tower. Tranquil Expanse doesn't seem worth not having a forest/plains, it taps when entering, and gives you nothing. Temple of the False God is not worth needing the five lands to activate it, from my experiences seeing it played at least. Your deck might be able to work it. Temple of Plenty has the same problems as Tranquil Expanse, but gives you a scry, but this deck is going to be doing a lot of shuffling so would it matter? Detection Tower's usefulness is meta dependent. If you aren't facing a lot of hexproof creatures, I wouldn't play it.
Well, it is all about what you want to play, so you go with that. It would be cool to see the updated deck.
No worries +GhostDragon+
1 month ago
1 month ago
Since your curve peaks at 4 mana, I recommend that you focus on 2-mana accelerants: Nature's Lore, Farseek, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Fellwar Stone instead of Abzan Banner, Ratchet Bomb (also destroy your board), Verdant Automaton (too slow), Arcbound Slith and Arcbound Worker (too slow). // Rishkar, Peema Renegade can put the first counter on creatures so you can proliferate them and tap them for mana when needed. Abzan Charm has great versatility. Odric, Lunarch Marshal has great synergy with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Chasm Skulker and Cathars' Crusade require quick answer or else they win you the game. Orzhov Advokist serves double duty: she deters opponents from attacking you if they accept the offer, and also put counters on your creatures for free. Lim-Dul's Vault is a great tutor. Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Abzan Charm, Swan Song, Beast Within, Swords to Plowshares and a overloaded Cyclonic Rift are great for dealing with your opponents' threats. // In the card advantage department, Bred for the Hunt, Path of Discovery (also create counters), Shapers of Nature (also create counters), Zameck Guildmage and Etched Oracle are repeatable draw while Rishkar's Expertise, Prime Speaker Zegana, Painful Truths and the aforementioned Abzan Charm are 1-shot card draw. // I suggest you to replace Grasping Dunes, Ifnir Deadlands, Survivors' Encampment, Simic Guildgate, Tranquil Expanse and Deeproot Champion (almost all your deck are creatures) by Yavimaya Coast, Caves of Koilos, Exotic Orchard, Bountiful Promenade, Sea of Clouds, Morphic Pool, upping your land count to 37.
1 month ago
Do you have a specific budget in mind, Under $40, Under $50?
Riptide Replicator seems really awful, it requires for a cat, so your hoping it's at least 5/5 or more, which means the initial cost is =5 + = . That's a terrible conversion. I understand you want to build your board position since your cats pump each other, but Riptide Replicator is not the way to go.
Stir the Pride is way too high a CMC for it's modular (or Entwine) abilities. I would take that one out.
Qasali Slingers is a nice control for Artifacts and Enchantments, plus hes a 3/5 reach.
Balan, Wandering Knight might consider, but with only 13 equipment targets, understand why he's not in there.
Jazal Goldmane might be a bit better, because he's 4/4 first strike, but he can pump all the horde of cats.
Beastmaster Ascension feels like 100% necessary in this, to pump all your 1/1 token cats. I think this will be a primary goal for winning in this budget format.
Crown of Vigor is not every exciting a 1-shot +1/+1, with a static +1/+1 for 1 creature, not fantastic.
Mask of Memory might help with the draw as well.
Hungry Lynx, originally I thought this guy would be amazing, but all he does is create problems (deathtouch rats), and I've never had him successfully pump my cats before being removed. I took him out, mechanic didn't work.
Uktabi Wildcats, this guy only worthwhile if you have 5 Forest, remember, Tranquil Expanse / Selesnya Sanctuary are not forest unless they say "Forest" on them, so with a max size of 11, he's rarely going to be a 5, so no other abilities, not worth the CMC .
Whitemane Lion combos infinite with lost of , but enablers might not work in the budget. There is Infinite creature (several) enablers, Infinite Ramp enablers, etc. Him and Fleetfoot Panther run the show. Could be an interesting way to get some combo going, not sure how combos are viewed in your budget pod.
Lost Leonin can also put some infect pressure on people, but without support (like Silverblade Paladin/Ajani, Caller of the Pride/that white enchantment that gives 1 creature double strike/etc to make him a single hit kill. He's still a 2 hit-Eminence win-con though. Unless no infect allowed, he will eliminate players just with Eminence on occasion. If you can Grappling Hook him or enable doublestrike elsewise (like Raksha Golden Cub). Often he comes out early enough. It's my initial strategy in my Arahbo, Roar of the World but I use mass-creature tutor.
2 months ago
And even though Selesnya Guildmage is an elf, you have too many 2 drops, so adding another Marwyn or two should up your game.
4 months ago
Blossoming Sands Tranquil Expanse are cheap good duel lands. Evolving Wilds is also good. Sinew Sliver and Muscle Sliver. Probably cut some of the more expensive slivers. This will make your deck very fast. Even going down a few lands for cards like Mutagenic Growth and Vines of Vastwood
4 months ago
Is there a specific reason why you run Tranquil Expanse and Selesnya Guildgate instead of Command Tower and Fortified Village? And why do you run Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse? I think you should run Plains' instead of these. And with all the card draw you have, a Reliquary Tower wouldn't be bad I guess, unless you never have more than 7 cards at the end of your turn.