, 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
20 hours ago
It's pricey but Crucible of Worlds works great with gitrog
I'd include a couple more win conditions, at the moment all you have to close out the game is the 2 copies of gitrog (which could be a 3 of in your deck but i'd add a few other cards as well)
23 hours ago
6 days ago
No, it's not actually. The deck is made 100000000000x worse without its key cards because they are so important to your game plan. Mox Opal is absolutely necessary for the explosive starts where you play a turn 1 Ravager or Overseer, Arcbound Ravager is by far the best creature in the deck and a key part of your plan when the game goes long, Inkmoth Nexus is an important win con with Cranial Plating, Steel Overseer, and Arcbound Ravager to give it several +1 counters, and Glimmervoid is an essential card for casting colored cards game 1 and for having a sideboard games 2 and 3. The reason why, say, Jund works as a budget deck is because it's not a tightly focused synergy deck that needs all its cards to work. You can still play alternative cards that work decently well without messing up your core game plan. For example, you can play Scavenging Ooze instead of Tarmogoyf and you're just playing a slightly worse 2 drop. You can play more removal spells or whatever instead of Liliana of the Veil and you're just lacking in versatility and power. You can play Khans fetches instead of Verdant Catacombs and you're just making your manabase less consistent. None of those decisions ruin your core game plan, because Jund isn't a tight synergy-based deck that's super fragile otherwise. Affinity is a tight, synergy-based aggro deck that needs all its cards to function.
6 days ago
With the creation of the Modern format and explosion of popularity, people and stores especially bought into fetches as the cornerstone of the format. The biggest Jump is post-Theros, where they jumped more than 100%, when modern was a pro-tour format.
However, when budgeting a deck, you do not need Zen fetches. KTK ones work just fine. For example, for a BG Rock deck, Verdant Catacombs are not a necessity. You can 2 gw and 2 br fetches from KTK for about the price of 1.5 catacombs. The only downside is you cant fetch a basic land of the color your fetch is not, ie Windswept Heath cannot fetch a Swamp. But outside of that situation, it works out the same.
1 week ago
Your post is actually kind of funny. "I just bought these fetchlands but why are they so expensive"....well that is part of the reason. Part of the reason things like Tarmogoyf Liliana of the Veil and fetchlands fetch such a high price is because people are willing to pay the price for them. But the reason they are so high in the first place is because yes they have not been reprinted and the ones that are really high like Scalding Tarn and Verdant Catacombs are by far the most commonly played among all formats. Sure, the KTK ones are played but verdant, tarn, and Misty Rainforest are definitely the most common. And if you dont believe that look at Marsh Flats its from the same set as the others but fetches (pun intended) a price that is 20-30 dollars less than all the others and thats solely because it is just not that commonly played.
1 week ago
- Why are fetchlands so expensive in general?
- Why the F*** is Verdant Catacombs over $60, especially when compared with other fetchlands. I just bought it (and other expensive cards) but I don't see how it's price tag is justified. Paying over $400 for Candelabra of Tawnos, no problem. $60 for a fetchland? Makes me cringe.