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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to target creature or player.
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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Discussion
13 hours ago
like the deck!
why no Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle?
1 week ago
So I wanted to try crafting a deck that utilizes Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Splendid Reclamation to combo kill the opponent. Traditionally this type of deck has been oriented more towards Scapeshift to combo kill, and decks that tried to use Splendid Reclamation typically looked a lot like scapeshift decks, in that they were trying to Bring to Light/Splendid Reclamation with 4/5c decks. I believe this combo can be accomplished more easily by using discard/sacrifice land effects with mana dorks (to ensure 4 mana). Currently in the process of being developed, and would love feeback!
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1 week ago
Hi Entrei thanks for taking a look at the list and commenting. I've been sleeping on Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and I too think it would be a very good addition. While Scapeshift is great and if I had one I'd definitely include it but where it is a right now, it is way too expensive. I might just have to settle for Boundless Realms and lose some synergy with Titania but still keep some with Valakut and the possibility of an explosive turn with Omnath. Since it is being reprinted I do have my eye on Craterhoof Behemoth, it can fit in so many of my other decks and I'd just love to have one. It's a very real possibility that the price is going to shrink by a substantial amount. Thanks again for your feedback it is much appreciated.
1 week ago
Oh, so what format are you pursuing at the moment, then?
Well, even in standard there were definitely matches where you'd side out some number of Desecration Demon; it's a liability against aggressive token lists, and certainly is not the most reliable blocker. In Modern, this means Elves, Voice of Resurgence and Kitchen Finks decks, and possibly also Young Pyromancer decks.
Funnily enough, Demon is actually good against Lingering Souls. The fact that he sits there eating a soul a turn means you don't have to end up wasting kill spells on spirit tokens, and there as well flying is very relevant.
But in general, the fact that card is a 6/6 flier for 4 is very very good. It's a quicker clock than Obliterator (although admittedly Phyrexian Obliterator is better against Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Lightning Bolt), it's a 6/6 as opposed to a 5/5 (Reality Smasher, Drowner of Hope, Tarmogoyf), and it flies. Flying is hyper relevant a LOT of the time, whether because you need to hold back opposing fliers or end the game unopposed. It is also easier to cast with a manabase of Mutavault and Ghost Quarter.
Thoughtseize into Pack Rat is still good, for obvious reasons; except maybe against Supreme Verdict/Sphinx's Revelation decks. But being able to turn lands and lategame discard into Rats is very very good; and Pack Rat establishes a board presence mid-lategame as well like no other card can. It lets you go up to arbitrarily high devotion counts, and I haven't yet seen the Modern deck that can match an army of rats with their own army. That said, my build is much more discard heavy than yours, so the capacity for me to turn that into lategame power is more important than it is for your list.
Looking forward to the updates!
2 weeks ago
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle can be cut i think. Think over the games you've played, when was the last time you wanted to draw 7 lands, and how often do you need to deal 3 damage to something that you keep a CIPT land in your combo/aggro deck? Another mountain could do well
Goblin Wardriver is this strong enough?
Goblin Gardener not strong enough?
Lightning Crafter this card is another infininte combo with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. have kiki in play, another goblin and a sac outlet. play lightning crafter, champion the random goblin, then have kiki copy the crafter.the token champions kiki, taps to do 3, then you sac the token. Kiki comes back into play untapped and ready to do it again.The cool part about the combo is that you can search it all from Goblin Recruiter.
Breath of Fury is a cool card i've had success with when i had my Krenko deck up and running. you need at least one opponent to have no blockers, a mass haste outlet, one goblin and krenko on the field. enchant the random goblin with Breath of Fury, attack the player with no creatures with just that creature. when it connects and triggers, tap krenko to make 2 tokens, sac the creature with the enchantment and attach to one of the new tokens. repeat until you have a large enough army to kill each player.
Brightstone Ritual could led to explosive turns
also I'm not conviced on Extraplanar Lens, you're not a big mana deck so strip mine'ing a land to get more mana dosen't seem worth it.
Gamble might be something to look into as well. Just be aware that it's a gamble!
Mogg Infestation is interesting, what are you mostly doing with this? Targeting youself with Purphoros, God of the Forge out? Targeting an oppopent with Goblin Sharpshooter out? another 2 card combo you can't tutor for?
2 weeks ago
way too many cards and too many goals and strategies. plus Madcap Experiment will kill you most of the time... you only have one artifact in the whole deck, and no way to put it on top of your library.
why have 4 Baral, Chief of Compliance if you have zero counterspells besides Remand, which isnt very good because they can just play whatever you counter next turn.... why not use actual Counterspells?
if your goal is to use Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, why did you make a 119 count, 5 color deck and only include like 9 mountains in the whole thing? plus then you have nothing to search for valakut except the Scapeshifts.... so...
no offense, but honestly ive never seen a modern deck that had over 70 cards in it win a single match ever, in like 15 years of playing. if you dont have any cards to help you draw faster, you wont get anything you need. plus Bring to Light actually cant get Platinum Emperion or Traumatize, or anything else basically except for the Goblin Electromancer...
plus you have so many lands and so many fetch lands, but no landfall effects or any way to replay them.... and again, you only have like 9 lands total in the whole thing that can even set off Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle.
focus your aim a little more and reduce your count to 60, just my advice.
2 weeks ago
Hmm so you are running ermnerth... So there are a few things I have noticed works with Omnath, primarily, Scapeshift. Aside from the Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle thing you could do... That lets you get a lot of landfall. Other than that where you want your deck to go and be good is your choice... Aside from having to run Craterhoof Behemoth. It may be out of your budget for now, but those cards are gamechangers, especially with omnath