Verdant Catacombs

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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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Zendikar (ZEN) Rare

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Verdant Catacombs

Land

, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Verdant Catacombs: Search your library for a Swamp or Forest card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Verdant Catacombs Discussion

sylvannos on Can you help me with ...

1 week ago

Abzan Midrange is also really good with both Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Solemn Visitor for your top-of-the-curve finishers.

Siege Rhino is where most of your late-game is placed, but a single of each planeswalker can be brutal.

The issue is budget. You'll need 4 Tarmogoyf, 4 Liliana of the Veil, 4 Verdant Catacombs, and so on.

I know I found myself boarding in Elspeth, Sun's Champion in a lot of my games when I had her in my Junk Midrange sideboard a while back. She generates a bunch of value in a deck that likes to 1-for-1 its opponent with superior cards. I just haven't played Midrange in Modern for a while because my meta hasn't been good to it.

Trumped on Lotleth Troll deck help

2 weeks ago

Why do you have the Cremates, Hero's Downfalls and Putrefy still? Unless it's a budget concern, Mishra's Bauble and Fatal Push seem much better in most situations, at least pre-sideboard. Also one more thing, if your not on a budget you should upgrade your manabase with some fetches like Verdant Catacombs and maybe more duals.

gnelson56 on Sliver modern

2 weeks ago

Add Mutavault and move to shock lands with Swamps in them Godless Shrine, look into Verdant Catacombs also with mana fixing

I'd also look into getting 4 of each sliver lord Sedge Sliver Predatory Sliver and Sinew Sliver, works great for extra damage with Collected Company or Aether Vial

Most games I play with mine, I've main boarded 4 Necrotic Sliver and 3 Diffusion Sliver, it makes removal a breeze for you and almost impossible against your opponent.

Blur Sliver is also a great addition, combos with Manaweft Sliver to drop your hand and/or swing hard

usaDiabetic on Hapatra, Poison Snakes

2 weeks ago

Parallel Lives and Doubling Season for more tokens.

Serrated Arrows for more counters.

Verdant Catacombs, Hissing Quagmire, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for lands.

Craterhoof Behemoth Chord of Calling as a finisher and a tutor.

Either way you go, sweet build friend!

Triton on Budget-ish Modern Elves

3 weeks ago

All I can really think of is improvements on the land base. I'd recommend 4x Verdant Catacombs, 2x Windswept Heath, and 1x Temple Garden so you can have access to your splash colors. Otherwise the deck looks really good!

One other card, have you considered Genesis Wave? It's always fun pooping out a board but CoCo makes more sense since your creatures are a CMC of 3 or less.

Hope this helps!

Fine_Dough on Meren

3 weeks ago

Ok! I've got a lot of suggestions, so here goes.Alrighty, I'd recommend:

Arbor Elf

Elvish Mystic

Llanowar Elves

Birds of Paradise

Elves of Deep Shadow

Protean Hulk (This card combos with Viscera Seer, Phyrexian Delver, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Walking Ballista.)

Bane of Progress

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Fauna Shaman

Razaketh, the Foulblooded (Weenies = Tutors.)

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (Big combo daddy.)

Triskelion (Also combos with Mikaeus.)

Deathrite Shaman

Caustic Caterpillar (Sacrifices itself, which can be good with cards like Pattern of Rebirth.)

Phyrexian Delver (Combos with Protean Hulk. Also just a good reanimate on it's own.)

Necrotic Ooze (Combos with Phyrexian Devourer and Triskelion/Walking Ballista. You always want to put Triskelion in the graveyard, if you can help it, though.)

Phyrexian Devourer (See above combo.)

Walking Ballista (The holy grail of combo pieces.)

Avenger of Zendikar (Very good token generator, synergizes with cards like Contamination which requires a steady flow of weenies to keep it afloat.)

Reclamation Sage

Verdant Catacombs

Windswept Heath

Bloodstained Mire

Misty Rainforest

Marsh Flats

Polluted Delta

Wooded Foothills

Llanowar Wastes

Overgrown Tomb

Woodland Cemetery

Mana Confluence

City of Brass

Reflecting Pool

Bayou (Very expensive, but worth picking up if you feel like affording it.)

Ancient Tomb

Phyrexian Tower

Dryad Arbor (Just a land that can be tutored out with cards like Worldly Tutor if needed.)

Bitterblossom (Amazing token generator and combos with Contamination.)

Awakening Zone (Another fantastic token generator, also combos with Contamination.)

Contamination (A mean green stax machine, you can infinite lock them with a token generator like any of the two above.)

Pattern of Rebirth (Amazing card. Slap it on any old creature and sacrifice it to get big creatures like Protean Hulk.)

Grave Pact

Animate Dead

Dance of the Dead

Necromancy

Sylvan Library

Survival of the Fittest (The almighty god of hand sculpting.)

Mirri's Guile

Reanimate

Life/Death

Buried Alive

Thoughtseize

Cabal Therapy (Amazing card, works like a Thoughtseize and sacrifices a creature in the process.)

Duress

Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Intent

Green Sun's Zenith

Regrowth

Night's Whisper

Toxic Deluge

Natural Order (Sacrifice something like a dork, get Protean Hulk? Yes, please.)

Worldly Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Dark Ritual

(Possibly)Cabal Ritual

Beast Within

Abrupt Decay

Entomb

Nature's Claim

Noxious Revival

Chord of Calling

Mana Crypt (Another expensive one. It's very good, but very expensive, so if you don't wind up running it, it's perfectly understandable.)

Altar of Dementia

Phyrexian Altar

Chrome Mox

Mox Diamond (The pricetags on these cards are ridiculous.)

Lotus Petal

Sensei's Divining Top

Birthing Pod

And that is about it. Sorry for nuking you with all of these cards lmao but I would be very happy if I could help you out. And, of course, you don't have to use my suggestions, if you don't feel like it. After all, they're pretty pricey lol.

MillionLittleE on Marchesa Stax - bow before me

4 weeks ago

MartialArt These are some changes I would make if I was playing this deck in A general competitive meta, with no budget restrictions. Now I have no idea what your meta is but my goal was to lower your mana curve, and cut some of the less optimal cards. Saying that I have left some because I don't think that you would take them out anyways.

Mana Rocks: First I would take out Thran Dynamo, Hedron Archive, Chromatic Lantern, and Gilded Lotus. These cards are slow at three, four, and five mana you want to be doing impactful things, such as Smokestack or Nether Void. So the mana I think you should add is cheap and reliable. Mana Vault, Grim Monolith are great adds for cheap mana positive rocks. Land Tax is slow but powerful making sure you don't miss A land drop if you aren't going first and allows for A easier recovery after A mass land destruction.

Land Destruction: Desolation Angel, and Devastation are both seven mana mass land destruction spells, which by the time you get to them the game could be over, even after A stax piece. Ravages of War is already on your maybe list but I say it is considerably better than both these cards. If you feel like you need another Mass land destruction spell Impending Disaster is the next best one I feel, though it is still far weaker. Seven lands is not hard to have in A four player game between all players, and it could sometimes just be A sudo Standstill for land drops.

Tutors: Having A large number of tutors in the game is needed in cedh to make your deck consistent. Saying that I feel you should add the following tutors Imperial Seal, Gamble, and Grim Tutor. I know gamble has A drawback of discarding A card, but the potential upside is too good to not run. Now I said having tutors is needed, but have expensive tutors slows down the deck so with this I say Diabolic Tutor needs to come out. Four mana is asking for A lot when only searching for something needed. Would you pay eight for A smokestacks?

Other cuts: At this point I have suggested one more card, than I have said to take out. Saying that I see some easy cuts. Crawlspace, Ghostly Prison, and Peacekeeper all cards that stop combat, but Cedh almost no decks use combat to win. So I find these are easy cuts to make. Reveillark is A good card, but without A loop it is just slow as it doesn't even get back sun titan, and I would say no one creature is that important for you to play this card. I'm just letting you know how hard it was for me to leave your six drops alone, I'm just saying. I know why they are in there, it just feels bad seeing them. I feel like you have enough token generation for smokestacks to get crazy so I recommend getting rid of Elspeth, Knight-Errant as A four mana make A 1/1 doesn't do enough. Scrap Mastery may sometimes not do enough, I'm not sure how it has worked out for you, so I can't say much, but I don't think I'm A fan.

Other adds: Null Rod, and Stony Silence are just good mana rock hate. These hurt you too, but you know when they are coming so you get to play around them. Aura of Silence Just A good taxing effect that could be used as removal for trouble artifacts/ enchantments. Karmic Justice is basically A mini Martyr's Bond that doesn't work with smokestacks, could be worth trying.

Mana Base Upgrade: You had to know this was coming. I would add Badlands, Plateau, and Scrubland cutting the pain lands Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, and Sulfurous Springs. I feel like this is an obvious change and I don't have to explain myself here. If you decide to add these in I recommend adding fetches, you have nine to choose from, but I'm only going to say seven, adding more would lower your basic count to a number I'm not comfortable with. I would take out Clifftop Retreat, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, Dust Bowl, Ghost Quarter, and two Plains for Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, Windswept Heath, Flooded Strand, Marsh Flats, Verdant Catacombs, and Arid Mesa. I left out the fetches that only got red in your deck. I did this because of red being the least important color to grab, and your blood moon effects makes your mountain count way higher than it looks. For the lands I took out I'm only going to explain the two land hate lands. I find that Dust Bowl is really slow and not worth the time it takes to set that up. As for Ghost Quarter getting rid of a trouble land is fine, but giving your opponent a land is trouble, i would say it's even worse that its a basic, making your blood moon lack weaker.

Personal preference: This is what you prefer Vandalblast vs. Shattering Spree vs. By Force. Read the Bones vs. Painful Truths

FtonDavid on Commander 2014 Green Tweaked

1 month ago

If you go through the linked article he explains a lot of the wheres and whys, first develops it into elf deck, then a better deck with more money, then finally "take out the worst 15 elves and put these in" which is the land stuff.

Elves kept: Caller of the Claw; Elvish Archdruid; Elvish Harbinger; Essence Warden; Fierce Empath; Immaculate Magistrate; Imperious Perfect; Joraga Warcaller; Lys Alana Huntmaster; Oracle of Mul Daya; Wellwisher; Wren's Run Packmaster; Yeva, Nature's Herald.

Elves lost: Arbor Elf; Birchlore Rangers; Elvish Mystic; Elvish Visionary; Ezuri, Renegade Leader; Farhaven Elf; Heritage Druid; Joraga Treespeaker; Llanowar Elves; Priest of Titania; Reclamation Sage; Timberwatch Elf; Titania's Chosen; Wirewood Channeler; Wood Elves.

Collective Unconscious got kicked for Shamanic Revelation, and Swiftfoot Boots for Lightning Greaves, just personal preference. The fella was cost conscious so I added to the manabase (Gaea's Cradle, Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath, Verdant Catacombs and Misty Rainforest (basically the Forest Fetchlands and Cradle).

I also kept the elvish commander Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury which I'm presuming I was suppose to cut, I just dropped the Forest that was recommended.

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