Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle


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

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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

ThatoneTron on Lord Windgrace

2 days ago

In this style of deck I like playing Life from the Loam as it synergies really well with what the deck wants to do. Also, fetchlands work really well with Crucible of Worlds but if you do not have the budget for them, Rocky Tar Pit and Mountain Valley are good budget alternatives. Additionally, with you running Scapeshift you could run Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as a combo finish with enough mountains. Also, if you find yourself low on cards, I really like the card Painful Truths as a solid draw engine in the early game outside of Lord Windgrace. I also like additional ramp that can be provided in cards like Farseek and Sakura-Tribe Elder . Hope this helps!

Mj3913 on The Phoenix will Rise again and again

4 days ago

This seems mana intensive what with paying to bring back the fiery birbs. So I've been spending some time trying to find other ways of adding some in addition to what I posted above. Mana Geyser seems fun, Seething Song maybe? Not a whole lot out there I guess...

Oh and another handy tidbit to have in a Mono Red deck is Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle . Think that's about all I got to go with right now. Hope it helps.

bushido_man96 on the Molten Pinnacle EDH

1 month ago

Have you thought about running Tatyova, Benthic Druid ? The card draw will be insane, and the life gain can be very beneficial. You should also consider Manabond , espeically since you are running Meloku the Clouded Mirror . They combo nicely together. Patron of the Moon could be strong, too.

Just a side note here: How is Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle not legendary? Wizards screwed that one up...

SufferFromEDHD on I'm Zirilan, ... And These Are My Cousins!

1 month ago

What mistake was corrected?

Hellkite Igniter and Hoarding Dragon are what stood out as weak dragons. Moonveil Dragon , Scourge of the Throne or Thunderbreak Regent fit a utility role currently missing from your Zirilan package.

Akoum Hellkite and/or Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle seem appropriate for a mono red deck with 24 mountains.

Is Molten Disaster not a better upgrade to Earthquake? Split second is a powerful ability.

EpicBox75 on Lands of Alara (Child of Alara Lands)

1 month ago

Hi BlackDeegs

Reason for Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is because it combos with Prismatic Omen because all of your lands become all basic types so they are mountains and trigger Valakut and when you combo that with Scapeshift , World Shaper or Manabond you can burn your opponents face off.

You said about replacing it with another gate but I couldn't even if I wanted because this deck has already every possible gate and there are 11 gates in MtG.

If your similar styled deck is legacy lands then I have seen lists and it in action. But if it isn't a normal legacy lands then sure I would like to see it.

BlackDeegs on Lands of Alara (Child of Alara Lands)

1 month ago

Hey, love the all land deck idea (I play a similarly styled Legacy deck if you want to check it out). Just was wondering why Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle ? In this deck it is basically just a mountain that enters the playing field tapped.

I would consider replacing it with another Gate.

triproberts12 on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

1 month ago

Essentially, in Modern, the problem is that the game ends before those cards even get the chance to swing. Storm will consistently Grapeshot you to death on turn 3 or 4. Tron will play Karn Liberated , All Is Dust or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon on turn 3 or 4 and every turn after that, effectively ending the game. Titan Shift will hit you with lethal Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle triggers by turn 6, and it will spend the proceeding turns blowing up your lands. Death's Shadow will put out a 10/10 Death's Shadow and Gurmag Angler a turn ahead of your big creatures, and it will then counter or kill anything you play.

If you want to play a modern deck that beats down with big midrange fliers, the best option you have is probably Skred Dragons. Basically, the way it gets around loosing to "unfair" decks is by getting out Blood Moon .

Here's what the Standard Mardu Angels looks like. Like I said, it's nearly all Mythics and Rares, so it's very pricey, and Standard rotation is coming in 6 months, meaning Lyra Dawnbringer will become illegal, pretty much killing the deck.

If you want to beat down with huge Dragons, Demons, and Angels, it sounds like Kaalia of the Vast is the Commander deck you would want to build. Here's what people are playing in that deck.

5hadao on The Soul Foundry: Purphoros, God of the Forge

1 month ago

The curse of mono-red running out of gas...

So there is a couple things u can do to ‘fix’ this and keep the deck playing the same sort of way...

I’d look at swapping out your regular mountain lands for Snow-Covered mountains and then including an Extraplanar Lens that manaramp for just you... I’d also toss in Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Because why not hit someone with a lightning bolt when u play a mountain :)

U can also put in any of the red take another turn sorceries, yes u may lose the game at that turns end step, but if ur taking another turn in monored burn with purph on board chances are u have just won the game... but just in case, u can always toss in an Sundial of the Infinite to end the turn and make sure u don’t lose the game ;)

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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.78%