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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (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.

: Add to your mana pool.

, Remove a charge counter from Vivid Crag: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Vivid Crag Discussion

babushkasara on "Draw and Die!"

1 week ago

I'm not going to pretend I'm an expert on this kind of deck, so I'm going to try to keep my comments fairly generic.

Regarding your lands: Sulfur Falls seems preferable to the Vivid Creek and Vivid Crag. Those seem odd inclusions in a two color deck. Even Temple of Epiphany is better, isn't it? Would a Spire of Industry also work, since you're artifact-heavy enough to have Mishra's Workshop? There's also Shivan Reef or Steam Vents.

Does Torpor Orb not negate Torrential Gearhulk? Not sure if that's an accepted risk.

kingyfyvf on Grixis Wizard Commander Help

4 weeks ago

This is my first commander deck I got a few months back and have built it up slowly but am in dire need of help finishing it. I know it is slow and probably bad but I like it and it suits me just fine. I like how it can focus on the graveyard but the only strategies I have for it is the Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank set and the Sphinx's Tutelage. Any help is appreciated.

Commander: Inalla, Archmage Ritualist

Creatures:

Arcanis the Omnipotent

Archaeomancer

Bloodline Necromancer

Body Double

Duskmantle Guildmage

Etherium-Horn Sorcerer

Firefist Adept

Fleet Swallower

Galecaster Colossus

Garna, the Bloodflame

Harbinger of the Tides

Kess, Dissident Mage

Magus of the Abyss

Magus of the Mind

Mairsil, the Pretender

Marchesa, the Black Rose

Naru Meha, Master Wizard

Nin, the Pain Artist

Nivix Guildmage

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Portal Mage

Puppeteer Clique

Sea Gate Oracle

Taigam, Sidisi's Hand

Vela the Night-Clad

Vindictive Lich

Artifacts:

Caged Sun

Mindcrank

Mirror Gallery

Sol Ring

Thought Vessel

Worn Powerstone

Enchantments:

Curse of Opulence

Frenzied Rage

Propaganda

Shifting Shadow

Sphinx's Tutelage

Instants:

Cauldron Dance

Chaos Warp

Comet Storm

Crosis's Charm

Mana Leak

Memory Plunder

Polymorphist's Jest

Rakdos Charm

Reality Shift

Silumgar's Command

Unwind

Wizard's Lightning

Sorcery:

Clone Legion

Day's Undoing

Decree of Pain

Final Parting

Karn's Temporal Sundering

Kindred Dominance

Necromantic Selection

Soul Salvage

Spelltwine

Warlord's Fury

Weight of Memory

Planeswalker:

Jace, Memory Adept

Land:

Mountain x4

Island x10

Swamp x6

Dimir Aqueduct

Rakdos Carnarium

Izzet Boilerworks

Command Tower

Crumbling Necropolis

Exotic Orchard

Path of Ancestry

Swiftwater Cliffs

Dismal Backwater

Jwar Isle Refuge

Vivid Marsh

Vivid Creek

Vivid Crag

Evolving Wilds

Terramorphic Expanse

Temple of the False God

Grixis Panorama

Mystifying Maze

Slayroth on Gishath Enrage Dino Tribal

1 month ago

Soooo etwas verspätet aber hier jetzt mein Senf zu deinem Deck:

mir fallen genau 3 Sachen auf zu denen ich gern was sagen würde:

1. Manabase

Ist dir sicher auch klar dass die nicht optimal ist, und du willst sicher auch kein Vermögen in sowas "langweiliges" wie Länder stecken, aber am Ende ist es die manabase die das tempo deines Deck ausmacht, und du hattest ja schon des öfteren Züge wo du einfach Dinge nicht tun konntest weil die X gefehlt hat. Der Punkt ist aber, du kannst eine Solide manabase bauen auch ohne nen vermögen auszugeben (Schok und Fetchländer müssen nicht sein) gerade bei nem 3 farbigen Deck kannst du noch relativ günstig wegkommen und trotzdem effektiv sein. Der entscheidenede Satz ist hier jedoch "enteres the battleflied tapped"! Diesen Satz solltest du unbedingt so gut es geht vermeiden, außer das land hat noch nen extra Effekt den du auf jeden Fall spielen willst.

Blossoming Sands Boros Guildgate Rugged Highlands Stone Quarry Wind-Scarred Crag Vivid Crag Vivid Grove Vivid Meadow

Die würde ich alle rauspacken und nach alternativen schauen. Tapped Länder sind einfach nen viel zu großer Nachteil, selbst Standardländer sind in den meisten Fällen besser als die obigen. Die einzigen die IMO noch klargehen sind Jungle Shrine, weil das dir alle 3 Farben ohne einschränkungen gibt (nicht wie bei den Vivids z.B) und Path of Ancestry weild er Scryeffekt einfach sehr stark ist.

Dual-Länder die du spielen solltest:

Checklands: Rootbound Crag, Sunpetal Grove,Clifftop Retreat (Besitzt du schon alle 3)

Painlands: Karplusan Forest,Brushland,Battlefield Forge

Battlelands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista

Bondlands: Spire Garden ,Bountiful Promenade

Cycle-Duallands: Sheltered Thicket, Scattered Groves (Die beiden sind die Ausnahme zur tappregel, aber die Option es wegzucaceln ist sehr stark, weil das land dann im Endgame kein toter Draw ist wenn du eigentlich kein mana mehr brauchst)

Wenn du die hast kannst du dann irgendwann man darüber nachdenken dir die Schokländer zu gönnen. Die Kosten jetzt auch kein Vermögen im vergleich zu den Fetches. Ich glaube das teuerste ist das rot/grüne mit 10 Euro

Ansonsten sind das ohne die Schoks 12 Dualländer und mit Schocks 15. Den Rest (übrigens würde ich die raten etwas mehr Länder zu spielen, mind 36, da du durch die Dinos eine allgemein sehr hohe manakurve hast) würde ich dann mit basics und den Utillytyländern (graue) und Goldländern (5-farbige wie Command tower) füllen. Dabei würde ich dir gern noch 3 Stück zeigen die du vielleicht noch nicht kennst und die guty Synergien mit deinem Commander hätten:

Kessig Wolf Run Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion Slayers' Stronghold

Rest je nach Manakosten deines Decks mit unterschiedlicher Anzahl an Plains, Forests und Mountains füllen. Dann hast du ne solide manabase, die kein Vermögen kostet und trotzdem schnell ist. tapped länder sind Gift, vor allem in nem Ramp Deck wie deins eig eins sein soll.... was mich zu Punkt führt.

2. Ramp

Du brauchst unbedingt mehr und vor allem besseren Ramp in meinen Augen. Der ganze Sinn deines Decks ist es möglichst schnell deinen Commander zu spielen und zu eskalieren oder schnell das Board mit Enrage Stuff zu füllen. Aber all das ist verdammt teuer, und deshalb brauchst du unmengen an Ramp. Scheiß auf die ersten paar Züge, da macht eh kaum einer was das in Richtung angreifen geht. Ich denke die richrig guten Ramp Spells kennst du vielleicht noch gar nicht weil überall nur "Kodamas Reach" und "Cultivate" geschriehen wird. Aber schau dir mal folgende an: Skyshroud Claim und Nature's Lore bringen Wälder ungetappt!!! ins Spiel. Insane Ramp, spiele ich auch im Sliver Deck jetzt, Explosive Vegetation und Rampant Growth und Farseek nicht ganz so stark wie die oberen beiden da das mana getapepd kommt, dafür kannst du aber auch Plains und Mountains holen. Der Vorteil gegenüber Kodamas Reach und Cultivate (welche übrigens nicht schlecht sind! Will nicht sagen dass due die kicken sollst, das sind eher ergänzungsmöglichkeiten) ist dass sie entweder 1 billliger sind oder 1 mana mehr direkt aufs Feld bringen. In der hand nützt dir das Land erstmal nichts. Aus dem grund würde ich auch Seek the Horizon raushauen. Das ist kein richtiger Rampspell. Ein weiterer guter Spell ist Traverse the Outlands welcher dir gerne mal 5-8 Länder aus deinem Deck holt wenn du schon nen fetten Dino auf dem Feld hast. das ist dann zu meinen krasser ramp und zum anderen dünnt es dein Deck aus, wodurch die Fähigkeit deines Commanders häufiger auf Dinos trifft.

Ein weiterer Punkt bezüglich Ramp ist noch eine Sache die du dir vor Augen halten solltest: Du spielst Mirari's Wake und Zendikar Resurgent in deinem Deck, welche beide Mana von deinen Ländern verdoppeln. Im gleichen Atemzug spielst du aber Ramp in Form von Artefakten (Darsteel Ingot, Commanders Sphere etc.) welcher davon nicht profitiert. Ich denke es ist eine Überlegung Wert nur aufgrund dieser beiden Karten den Artefaktramp zu cutten und voll auf Landramp durch sorceries zu setzen (außer Sol-Ring....because broken).

3. Artefakt removal

ich finde du bist hier etwas zu stark reingegangen ehrlich gesagt. Du spielst mit Rain of Thorns,Aura Shards, Return to Dust, und Sylvan Reclamation 4 sehr teure und/oder Situationsbedingte Artefaktremovals während du gleichzeitig noch Beast Within mit dieser Option hast. Ich kann mich auch irren aber ich glaube das könnte etwas übertrieben sein. Du hattest bestimmt schon öfter die Situation wo du eine dieser Karten einfach nur gespielt hast weil sie seit Runden auf der hand war und du einfach nichts besseres machen konntest. Falls das der Fall ist solltest du drüber nachdenken hier etwas abzuspecken, entweder in der Anzahl oder den Manakosten. Und Selbst wenn du es bei 4 Stück belassen willst solltest du auf jeden Fall nicht auf Vandalblast verzichten. Die muss einfach in jedes rote Deck, da gibts eigentlich gar keine Diskussion, die Karte ist einfach strikt besser als alle 4 die du im Deck hast. 2 weitere Karten die ich dir als alternativen ans Herz legen würde: Hull Breach (nur 2 mana und zerschießt 2 Sachen, einfach viel effektiver als die 5 mana spells) und Decimate (viel! mehr value als die 3 5-mana spells die du aktuell spielst für nur 4 Mana, und du zerschießt einfach 4 Sachen auf einmal). Ich persänlich würde die beiden zusammen mit Vandalblast spielen und die 3 5er Spells cutten, das senkt dann auch die Durchschnittlichen manakosten deiens Decks. Was Aura Shards angeht, ist debattierbar. Meine rster gedanke ist, dass deine Dinos idr zu teuer sind um die effektiv zu nutzen, allerding triggert die karte auch vonm Effekt deines Commanders. schwierig, aber imo würde sie eh besser in dein katzendeck passen, weil die Kreaturen da allgemein billiger sind ^^

So das war erstmal alles, vieleicht änderst du ja das ein oder andere, bin gespannt :D Was den Rest deiens Deck angeht will ich nix zu sagen, die Auswahl der Dinos/Verzauberungen/Artefakte/Synergien etc. machen dein Deck aus und geben ihm die pesönliche Note, da will ich dir nicht reinpfuschen. :D

ShreddedByCrows on Mathas EDH - A Real Pain in the Neck (Get it?)

2 months ago

SenseiRamen Here I come again! I'm glad some of my suggestions were helpful, I hope you're doing well with this version. It seems really cool, well done. :)

I tried a Mathas, Fiend Seeker's deck on my own those last week, with some cards I had left on my collection (so it's far from being optimized), and it's been a hell of good fun. I love the dilemma it causes on the game's state as even if you aren't the greatest tread everyone will play around your decisions and beware your control tools. This commander has surely a lot of serious potentials to exploit.

Before anything else, let me excuse myself for a mistake, I hadn't understood the interaction between the Kulrath Knight and Mathas at first sight... gosh, it's just insane! I really have to give a closer look at those cards I've nearly never seen. That's well thought!

Let's see now what we can improve once again. The etb sub-theme you choose to explore is definitely interesting, and as it goes I would suggest you replacing some creature over 4 mana cost (in order to make the Sun Titan even more reliable) with smaller ones with powerful etb effects. You could maybe, for the example, run something like a Bone Shredder, a Fleshbag Marauder, a Shivan Emissary (nice card but it will only trigger if you play it from your hand. The same is true for the Gatekeeper of Malakir, which is not a good idea there as its mana cost it 3B), a Duergar Hedge-Mage, a Ghitu Slinger (meh card though, the Bone Shredder is like...thousand times better), a Tooth Collector (delirium seems complicated to trigger, so I don't know if it could be that great), a Tidehollow Sculler, a Mesmeric Fiend, etc. I will give you further replacement's ideas for some of those.

Speaking of creatures around 3 manas, you could also play Kambal, Consul of Allocation, which is powerful and flavorful in a political meaning. For more cards with a cruel synergy with Mathas, you could even consider playing the Rampaging Ferocidon.

You may give a try to the Panharmonicon, or even to the Conjurer's Closet, if you do some changes this way, but I can't assure you it'll be that effective. The Cloudstone Curio, that I already suggested you in my first message, is certainly better (but a little more expensive), as it combines absurdly well with Tetzimoc, Primal Death and actually better with cards with Echo (if you decide to go for the Shredder).

Another really good option to never run out of removals is the creation of a Sunforger package. It generally consists of playing Mistveil Plains and something like 7-8 targetable removals. If you bought the Markov EDH deck (which contains Mathas), you could add in the Teferi's Protection (absurd and unfun card, but it's just so strong that you'll always appreciate it). I will, if you're ok with investing in just one card, replace Ob Nixilis Reignited with a Scroll Rack. If you plan to go to some Battlebond's drafts, try to get a Land Tax. It's certainly not a necessity if you play in a casual group, but it will give your global deck a lift - Scroll Rack / Land Tax interaction is what makes the Boros decks viable, as you play black in addition to those colours, you should be able to generate an excellent consistency between draw / ramp / control.

As it stands, you play the Rocky Tar Pit with only basic lands tutorizable, so it's basically just an Evolving Wilds that etb tapped. ^^' Smoldering Marsh and Canyon Slough are both affordable and very good for budget decks. If you decide to invest in a Scroll Rack or get the chance to get it by trading, Madblind Mountain is also a nice option as it enables you to re-shuffle a band hand in your library and to draw a brand new one.

A few suggestions (including replacement ideas) :

  • Duergar Hedge-Mage IN > Cataclysmic Gearhulk OUT (the CG (worst abbreviation of all times) is interesting, but most of the times it will put you in really uncomfortable situations. You play a bunch of artefacts and enchantments, so you'll often end sacrificing too many cards to inverse the course of the game. I understand the idea that it enables you getting rid of your opponents' enchantments/artefacts... but they can choose which one they keep so it's not even that good in the best scenarios.

  • Bone Shredder IN > Fountain Watch OUT (Having protection for your cards is always great, but the FW feels just way too weak. It's expensive to cast and have a minimal impact on the board state. It doesn't offer you any interaction with your other cards that can justify it... you will just prefer something that offers you more control on the game and which works well with Sun Titan.)

  • Cloudstone Curio IN > Ambition's Cost OUT (Draw is pretty important in this kind of deck, so why did I chose to cut the Ambition's Cost? It's not a bad card on its own, it's even fairly good tbh, but I feel you just don't need it. With Mathas' ability, Phyrexian Arena (and maybe later Scroll Rack), you're still gonna draw a lot of cards - you won't need it. The Cloudstone provides you with a powerful grip for the late game. Being able to recast your etb tread is just insane.

  • Scroll Rack IN > Indulgent Tormentor OUT (Again, the Tormentor is not that bad... but it's not that great either. It's slow and understated. Most of the time, your opponent will just pay the 3 life needed, if the Tormentor doesn't die to any blast since then. The Scroll Rack is godlike but I could understand your reluctance about the investment it symbolizes. Go for a Sunforger in this case (honnestyl I'll play both of them in a optimized list).

  • Land Tax IN > Bonfire of the Damned OUT (The Bonefire is strong, but it only gains a miracle cost if it's the first card you drew this turn. It's not that unreliable but it's still is a bit. I will prefer an effective and sure board clear over it. You will find one just there below ^^)

  • Fire Covenant IN > Void Winnower OUT (The Winnower is surely a funny card. It's big, it locks a bit the game and gives you the initiative... but I think that in an optimized decklist you just don't need it. It competes for a slot with cards that synergizes better with Mathas, so that's why I would cut it.)

  • Sunforger IN > Orzhov Signet OUT

  • Teferi's Protection IN > Swamp OUT

  • Canyon Slough IN > Unknown Shores OUT

  • Smoldering Marsh IN > Vivid Crag OUT

  • Forbidden Orchard IN > Mirrodin's Core OUT

  • Mistveil Plains IN > Spire of Industry OUT

  • Madblind Mountain IN > 1xMountain OUT

Terminate is also a powerful card to consider with Mathas, but I can't actually find which card to cut for it. I hope those suggestions will be helpful, let me know how does it evolved and worked out! Have fun brewing, mate. :)

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

Glad to see your a fan of the wonderous hive also k_drake. I also happen to have a Sliver Overlord deck of my own, although mine is still a lot cheaper. Keep in mind however that LVL_666 has also chosen to bling out this deck nearly entirely, and thus the price you see on here is much more than what it would could actually be with a non-foil, non-masterpiece/expedition version of the decklist.

The first and most obvious things to avoid would be the original duals, (i.e Underground Sea, Volcanic Island, Tropical Island etc...), next you make do without Mana Crypt, Cavern of Souls, Wheel of Fortune, Yawgmoth's Will, and Mana Drain which should bring the deck down by a huge margin.

There's is such a vast amount of lands to choose from that could be suitable early on, including: the vivid cycle (Vivid Crag, Vivid Grove), the tri-lands (Seaside Citadel, Savage Lands, Jungle Shrine, and so on), then there's ones I use to use like Transguild Promenade, Exotic Orchard, Forbidden Orchard, Rupture Spire, Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens (highly recommend), and the panorama cycle (Bant Panorama, Jund Panorama, Esper Panorama, etc).

You can then make use out of the signets, Golgari Signet, Izzet Signet, etc) and perhaps use most of the combinations (prioritize the ones that have green). Anyways I know I have told you a Lot of information to read and consider, and so let me give you a good visual of what a starting point could look like:


A Study In Slivers: Toolkit Sliver Commander

Commander / EDH TolarianCommunityCollege

SCORE: 365 | 70 COMMENTS | 120873 VIEWS | IN 401 FOLDERS


This deck by the Professor I do recommend you consider as a base, and from there start as I have done, which was slowly acquire all the slivers (and imo minus the queen, and legion at least at first), I actually was quite fortunate to receive most of the slivers needed for my list from a friend who had their very own Sliver Overlord deck and he sold/traded me eventually most of it as he was getting out of commander. I picked up stuff like Gemhide Sliver, Manaweft Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Heart Sliver, Galerider Sliver and Crystalline Sliver if I recall first by cash and standard trades.

Then I got a few things like a Chromatic Lantern, Merciless Eviction, Heartstone, and Training Grounds for more additions. Eventually I started with getting the shocks and fetches (the khans fetches are cheaper) again the cheaper ones like Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, Temple Garden, Overgrown Tomb, Hallowed Fountain, and worked my way up having more than half of them (I'm currently only missing 3 fetches and 3 shocklands).

I got my Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion from the same friend who took apart his sliver list (it's unfortunate he sold it's entire manabase and then just kept the slivers before I even met him at my lgs though), after I had all the rest of the creatures and up until that point I focused more on an aggro/voltron strategy. I bought him some very pricey modern staples (2x Chalice of the Void before there reprint and traded an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger for these 2 slivers and to nearly finish a whole deck to play for modern :)

You can then later like i'm soon about to do myself soon I think, start to buy things like a Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Demonic Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, etc to make the deck more competitive.To give you an idea where i'm at, here's my decklist (I'm missing 16 cards in all from it) also that's cheaper than what you see here:


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

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I did not exactly plan on writing essentially a book on this for you lol, and so I apoligize. In summary start by acquiring if you don't already own any these above suggested lands, and start acquiring all the slivers you can, I recommend get ones like Sliver Hivelord, Diffusion Sliver and or Crystalline Sliver, Blur Sliver, Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Heart Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Galerider Sliver + Winged Sliver, and others like Predatory Sliver, Sinew Sliver, Muscle Sliver all of which are pretty cheap. Then you will want Chromatic Lantern, plenty of signets, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, maybe the newly reprinted Coalition Relic which is a bit cheaper now. Then start upgrading the manabase(Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Unclaimed Territory, Sliver Hive, Ancient Ziggurat are all a good start. Then go with maybe getting the filterlands which thankfully have been reprinted and are now a lot cheaper,(Flooded Grove, Twilight Mire,...) and the shocks/fetches prioritizing the ones for green like Breeding Pool, Overgrown Tomb, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills because you will want green I would say more than any of your colours to cast stuff like Manaweft Sliver + Gemhide Sliver, Kodama's Reach/Rampant Growth/Cultivate etc. Once you have most if not all of the slivers and the mana base then you can go back to refining the deck with medium to high end upgrades like Mana Crypt, Volrath's Stronghold, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Pact of Negation, and such. Personally in my case i'm refraining from the original duels for budget reasons myself as I can't ever see myself getting enough use out of them to make them worth it fully. Anyways I hope this gives you lots to think about!

(Final note), consider Spirit of Resistance at least initially if you think you can either protect it with counterspells or in a meta where enchantment removal won't be an issue :)

Delta-117 on Help with Exotic Orchard

4 months ago

On the same note as Neotrup, the same applies to Vivid Crag, Vivid Marsh, and the rest. You can tap Exotic Orchard regardless of whether or not these lands even have a charge counter or not on them.

TheBloopKing on

4 months ago

Additions; Gitaxian Probe, Preordain, Spell Pierce, Dispel, Swiftfoot Boots

Sea Gate Wreckage, Blighted Cataract, Akoum Refuge, Jwar Isle Refuge

Subtractions; Arcane Melee, Darksteel Ingot, Worn Powerstone, Underworld Connections, Insidious Will

Vivid Crag, Vivid Marsh, Vivid Creek, Opal Palace

I removed some of the ramp for some cheaper options. Kess, Dissident Mage needed some more protection so Swiftfoot Boots was necessary till I get the other boots. Land switches kinda water down the deck a little bit. (i need better land)

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