Vivid Crag

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Vivid Crag

Land

Vivid Crag enters the battlefield tapped with two charge counters on it.

: Gain .

, Remove a charge counter from Vivid Crag: Gain one mana of any colour.

Vivid Crag Discussion

StopShot on Budget cedh mana base

4 days ago

There's a couple others you should consider.

Shadowblood Ridge = OG Filter

Arcane Sanctum = Tri-Land

Crumbling Necropolis = Tri-Land

Frontier Bivouac = Tri-Land

Jungle Shrine = Tri-Land

Mystic Monastery = Tri-Land

Nomad Outpost = Tri-Land

Opulent Palace = Tri-Land

Sandsteppe Citadel = Tri-Land

Savage Lands = Tri-Land

Seaside Citadel = Tri-Land

Ash Barrens = Cycles for any color of mana which you can play untapped.

Path of Ancestry = Literally a Command Tower that comes in tapped. It's strictly better than a tri-land if your commander has 3 or more colors.

Mirrodin's Core = Comes in untapped. Can give you any color of mana the very next turn.

Thespian's Stage = Copy target player's Command Tower .

Vivid Crag = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Creek = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Grove = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Marsh = Vivid Cycle

Vivid Meadow = Vivid Cycle

eliakimras on ur-daddy's buddy

1 month ago

You might consider replacing Vivid Meadow , Vivid Creek , Vivid Marsh , Vivid Crag and Vivid Grove for the still-cheap Prairie Stream , Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh , Cinder Glade , Canopy Vista . This way, a Farseek can get you two colors! If you include Murmuring Bosk and Krosan Verge , the latter can be activated on turn 3 to fetch Murmuring Bosk and Cinder Glade , guaranteeing you 4 colors for a turn-4 Scion of the Ur-Dragon .

eliakimras on EDH Land Destruction: No Lands for You!

1 month ago

Some cheap lands I suggest instead of Vivid Crag , Vivid Grove , Darigaaz's Caldera and some basic lands: Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape ramp you. Bojuka Bog hoses graveyard players. Golgari Rot Farm , Gruul Turf , Rakdos Carnarium and Jund Panorama give you more land-drops. Sheltered Thicket and Canyon Slough can be easily fetched or brought back from the graveyard after cycled. Cinder Glade and Smoldering Marsh are also fetchable. When Standard rotates, Dragonskull Summit , Rootbound Crag , Woodland Cemetery , Blood Crypt , Stomping Ground and Overgrown Tomb will be way cheaper.

urchinpriests on The Ur-Dragon

1 month ago

Might have went overboard with the signets... but a little short on cheap CC dragons, so:

Golgari Signet -> Mirror of the Forebears

Trying a dragon-based removal solution (which also ends up lower cc after the discount):

Austere Command -> Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

Real talk... Sarkhan isn't great. Moltensteel wins games sometimes:

Sarkhan the Mad -> Moltensteel Dragon

Triple red (and red activation is tough); I like stealing artifacts though:

Moonveil Dragon -> Hellkite Tyrant

A few tapped lands aren't gonna kill anyone (plus I realized later I didn't have a couple of these):

Scalding Tarn -> Vivid Crag

Unclaimed Territory -> Savage Lands

Mountain -> Crumbling Necropolis

Mountain -> Frontier Bivouac

Mountain -> Exotic Orchard

Jaecen on Animar, Sec

2 months ago

Card Categorization

I've categorized the cards in your deck here: https://deckstats.net/decks/50753/1215572-animar

The following analysis is based on that categorization. Several cards are in more than one category, so I've categorized them based on their primary or common case. E.g. Ancient Animus is both "Removal" and "+1/+1 Counter Interaction", but you're going to cast it to kill something -- the +1/+1 counter is a nice bonus.

Strategy

There's no explicit or stated goals of the deck, so I can't evaluate the cards against that. If you have a goal, let me know.

The core effect of Animar is to play creatures, which grows Animar. As Animar grows, he helps you play more (and more expensive) creatures. Some notable limitations:

  • Animar only decreases colorless costs
  • Animar only cares about creatures
  • Animar only cares about casting creatures

Animar is cheap to cast and protects himself from most removal (due to his protection from Black and White). Because of this, we can assume that we will get him out early and keep him out long enough for him to provide benefit. We'll build the deck assuming Animar is on the battlefield at all times.

Since Animar reduces the colorless component of creature costs, we'll get the biggest benefit from colorless creatures. As with any unlimited cost reduction effect, we should look for ways to break the free case. The obvious one here is to bounce and recast colorless creatures for free.

Since we're playing all of these (hopefully free) creatures, Animar will grow quickly. Giving Animar good evasion will give us to win on commander damage quickly.

To best abuse Animar, we want:

  • Many creatures across a range of mid to high colorless costs
  • As many of those creatures in our hand as possible
  • An many +1/+1 counters on Animar as soon as possible
  • A means to make Animar unblockable

The easiest way to break Animar is to create an engine that casts colorless creatures and bounces them to your hand as many times as possible during a turn. We'll want ETB/LTB effects on those creatures and cards that care about creatures entering and leaving the battlefield. Additionally, we'll want cards that care about +1/+1 counters on a creature.

Favor creatures over non-creatures, as you get a discount on creatures. Try to keep colored costs to a minimum - avoid double or more colors in a cost.

Abusable Colorless Creatures:

Repeatable Bounce:

Synergies:

Unblockable Enablers:

We'll want to get as many creatures down as quickly as we can. Card draw and other card advantage effects are valuable.

Draw/Card Advantage:

Changes to the Existing Cards

I would consider cutting way down on the amount of ramp. Mana dorks get the deck running early, but they don't have any synergy with the core effects. I suspect that's what was leaving you feeling like you had a dead hand.

Cards that seem particularly problematic:

  • Wild Cantor . Requires a sac for effect. Doesn't get cost reduction. A dork that taps for mana would be better.
  • Tinder Wall . Same as Wild Cantor sans the cost reduction bit.
  • Vivid Creek and Vivid Crag . These both ETB tapped, don't have basic land types, and only provide off-color mana twice. If would strongly consider running Amonkhet cycling duals over these.
  • Ancient Ziggurat . Be careful, as this mana can only be used for casting creature spells. I don't like this land in most decks.
  • Bond Beetle . I have no idea why this is in here. It works once and has very little synergy with the deck. Verdurous Gearhulk would be better, but still not great.
  • Green Sun's Zenith . I think a cheaper card that tutored to hand and then let you cast the card would be better, as you'd get the cost reduction effect and other synergies. No cards come to mind, but there are lots that look at the top X cards and tutor to hand ( Gift of the Gargantuan , etc.).
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Vivid Crag occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%