Yavimaya Coast

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Yavimaya Coast

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Yavimaya Coast Discussion

Stormforge_Mystic on DeathFed

3 days ago

Rinzl3r FNM isn't tourney so don't talk like that then. But remember that people still play lot of meta decks in fnm:s too.

Cut Forbidden Alchemys and play Thought Scours much more mana efficient.

Cut Naturalize from sideboard and play Nature's Claims. Mind Control Out and play Tormod's Crypt, you need gravehate.

If you want to get seriously good cards cut Acidic Slimes, Merfolk Looters, Viridian Emissarys and Llanowar Elves. None of those creatures are like actually good.

Then play stuff like Scavenging Ooze, Tireless Tracker, Birds of Paradise, Courser of Kruphix, maybe even Merfolk Branchwalker.

And sure you would need better land base. 4 of Yavimaya Coast and Hinterland Harbor would do.

But as i always say, you can play literally anything in fnm.

SynergyBuild on Animar, Soul of Combos - Turn 3 Win

2 weeks ago

Hey toffmcsoft,

I want to go over your land base, because in the deck, it seems the most improvable (is that a word, I mean most able to be improved upon if it isn't!)

You run 30 land, which is fine, but the lands you run seem a bit strange to me:

1x Ancient Ziggurat - All colors, untapped, only works for creatures, being useless for 18 cards.

1x Bloodstained Mire - Fetchland

1x Breeding Pool - Shockland

1x Cascade Bluffs - Filter, only works for two colors, not fetchable.

1x Cavern of Souls - Five color fixer, untapped, stops counters, and works for colorless on other creatures/spells.

1x City of Brass - Untapped five color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Command Tower - Untapped five color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Exotic Orchard - Untapped fixer for some colors, not reliable, not fetchable.

1x Flooded Grove - Fixer for only two colors, not fetchable.

2x Forest - Basic, fetchable, untapped.

1x Gaea's Cradle - Only one color, untapped, taps for commonly multiple mana, not fetchable.

1x Grove of the Burnwillows - Untapped two color fixer, not fetchable. Not filter.

3x Island - Basic, untapped, fetchable.

1x Karplusan Forest - Pain land, untapped two color fixer. Not fetchable.

1x Mana Confluence - Untapped five color fixer. Not fetchable.

1x Reflecting Pool - Not fetchable, and not always reliable, can be a five color fixer, untapped.

1x Scalding Tarn - Fetchland

1x Shivan Reef - Pain land, two color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Steam Vents - Shockland

1x Stomping Ground - Shockland

1x Taiga - OG Dual.

1x Thran Quarry - Not always reliable, five color fixer, untapped, not fetchable.

1x Tropical Island - OG Dual.

1x Volcanic Island - OG Dual.

1x Windswept Heath - Fetchland.

1x Wooded Foothills - Fetchland.

1x Yavimaya Coast - Two color fixer, painland, not fetchable.

I'll order these out below, and say which ones I like or don't and give reasons.

I love all fetchlands, they always are consistent, and fast.

Bloodstained Mire

Scalding Tarn

Windswept Heath

Wooded Foothills

Breeding Pool - Shocklands are very good in conjunction with the fetches, so I am glad you run all of them, with the OG duals.

Forest (2x) - I'd drop one, more room for mana fixing, such as the fetches.

Island (3x) - I'd drop one, leaving one for Blood Moon three is too many.

Steam Vents - See Breeding Pool

Stomping Ground - See Breeding Pool

Taiga - See Breeding Pool

Tropical Island - See Breeding Pool

Volcanic Island - See Breeding Pool

Ancient Ziggurat - This is about the worst I'd still think is good enough to run, not hitting 18 cards is bad, but since it hits your commander, and 51 other cards so well, I think it is okay.

Cavern of Souls - Stopping counterspells and making your commander stick is worth it alone.

City of Brass - Any untapped, non-restricted, reliable five color mana fixer is godly.

Command Tower - See City of Brass

Exotic Orchard - Not always reliable, it can be kept though.

Mana Confluence - See City of Brass

Reflecting Pool - See Exotic Orchard

Thran Quarry - See City of Brass, because though it isn't as reliable, it is pretty good.

Cascade Bluffs - I don't like this in the deck because it is your worst two colors.

Flooded Grove - I do actually like this one, green and blue are way more useful in this deck than red.

Grove of the Burnwillows - like a pain land, but reversed. I think it is worth a spot.

Karplusan Forest - Painland for some of your colors. It is fine.

Shivan Reef - I'd drop it, it isn't worth the fixing when it is your least useful colors.

Yavimaya Coast - See Karplusan Forest, then put better colors.

Gaea's Cradle - I'd have to renounce myself as a player of magic if I told you to drop it.

In all, there are my drops, then I'll say what to run instead:

Drops:

Island (1x)

Forest (1x)

Cascade Bluffs

Shivan Reef

Additions:

Misty Rainforest

Verdant Catacombs

Flooded Strand

Tarnished Citadel

mrfab13 on Budget Infect

2 weeks ago

Yavimaya Coast is great and Botanical Sanctum is better (semi budge tho)

back to nature is only good against bogles or maby some weird prison deck, not worth running at all... 4x Nature's Claim is exactly what you need thogh (and possibly 1xViridian Corrupter). Twisted Image for spekkskite is also viable. Livewire Lash for if you need to grind possibly. Dismember for removal. Wild Defiance for if your opponent is using bolt for removal and crazy buff in genral.

Pact of Negation is less budget bus has dropped or your own spellskite to take some removal

and a couple of Spell Pierce and then ur sidebaord is done

TheRealYiazmat on Tatyova, Benthic Druid

3 weeks ago

Hello! So I see you mentioned in your description that this is your first commander deck. It has a pretty solid base, so I will just give you some rules that I tend to follow when I build. At a baseline, I tend to run 10 sources of draw, 8-10 sources of ramp, and 5-10 pieces of spot removal.

Tatyova, as I understand it, is going to be the leader of a merfolk tribal deck. Merfolk tend to have a low converted mana cost, so Tatyova allows you to draw into more cards to continuously cast more and more merfolk. That being said, if you are running Tatyova, I would up your land count somewhat, up to at least 38 or 40. I would recommend a plethora of nonbasics like Botanical Sanctum Hinterland Harbor Breeding Pool Simic Growth Chamber Simic Guildgate Skyshroud Forest Temple of Mystery Thornwood Falls Tropical Island Woodland Stream Yavimaya Coast including as your budget allows. I included tropical island, an insanely expensive card, for the sake of brevity.

In terms of removal, I tend to include some counter spells in this category. You should pick up Counterspell Arcane Denial and Swan Song. Negate is very good also. For spot removal, you should consider things like Rapid Hybridization Krosan Grip Beast Within Nature's Claim and Curse of the Swine. I tend to try to get a board wipe or two as well, so look into Wash Out and Cyclonic Rift and River's Rebuke.

For draw, and additional land drops, I would run Rites of Flourishing Wayward Swordtooth Horn of Greed and possibly Helm of the Host for the commander. You want ways to hit more than your only land drop. Consider Dictate of Kruphix Brainstorm Preordain Ponder and Well of Ideas. For some tribal support and creature support, you have Vanquisher's Banner and Herald's Horn as you mentioned. I would look into Zendikar Resurgent as well.

For ramp, you pretty much want the classic green stuff, some of which you have, like Cultivate Kodama's Reach Rampant Growth Sakura-Tribe Elder Explosive Vegetation among others. These spells double as draw spells when Tatyova is out! So they are very great. I would steer away from Simic Signet and Darksteel Ingot forms of ramp because this deck should focus on lands, but they are by no means bad inclusions.

Things like Unsummon and Rescue are good for saving creatures you want to keep, but countering the spells which remove them, or giving them hexproof is an effective way to avoid removal. Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca is also enormously powerful in a deck like this. I don't see a Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots and those are staples. Consider investing in a Thought Vessel

In terms of general advice, I would up the creature count if possible.

I know I have given you an overwhelming amount of card suggestions, and don't break the bank getting the expensive ones. A lot of these cards are staples in commander if you don't have them and they will go an extremely long way to making your game play feel more consistent and effective. Let me know if you have any questions. Beating people to death with merfolk is a lot of fun. Speaking of islandwalk, consider Thada Adel, Acquisitor and something like Quicksilver Fountain to create islands.

Mightyhulk1 on Simic Merfolk need suggestions

4 weeks ago

Ok there is a lot to be improved with this deck, so I’ll start by saying lower your curve. Merfolk is not a midrange strategy, successful lists are heavy aggro. That being said, 3 cost cards no longer can be your highest costed group. Add more 2 drop and 1 drop merfolk. There is that 1 drop 2/2 Merfolk from ixilan Kumena's Speaker and the value 2/1 Merfolk Branchwalker is a great tempo merfolk that lets you filter your deck or get rid of dead draws.

Another problem with the deck is the sporadic spread of merfolks, the 1 and 2 ofs merfolk. You need to pick your few best merfolk, and run 4 of them for consistency. Some great merfolk to run 4 of: Silvergill Adept Merfolk Mistbinder Lord of Atlantis Master of the Pearl Trident Merfolk Branchwalker. If you want to run the island walk lords, Spreading Seas is a must have. However, 1 and 2 ofs are not always terrible, because sometimes they can win you the game, but you don’t always need them clogging your hand. What comes to mind for me with merfolk is Master of Waves, which wouldn’t be bad to pick up 1 or 2 of.

The last thing I’ll touch on is lands. You want to have both blue and green open as early as possible, so look for lands that come in untapped that produce both. One cheap land that does this is Yavimaya Coast, there are others that are more expensive but that’s up to you. If your gonna run 22 lands, you have to lower your curve like I said before, as 24 is the golden number for magic with a perfect curve.

I don’t know if you’ll read all of this, I’m just trying to help you become a more experienced magic player with a better understanding of the game. If you found this helpful, follow my profile or upvote one of my decks. Welcome to magic, dude.

enpc on Vorosh

1 month ago

They tap for 2 mana yes, but I wouldn't count them as two. There's a bit of adisconnect between number of sources and total produced maan, but that's a lot more complicated of a conversation. the important thing is that they techincally count for zero by themselves, as you can't play them as your only lands (they bounce themselves).

As for lands to play (within a budghet of course), Command Tower, Mana Confluence and City of Brass all tap for any mana colour you need. Exotic Orchard can also help out and Forbidden Orchard isn't bad either as your primary source of damage has flying. Hinterland Harbor and Drowned Catacomb finishes off your check land cycle (which are good), you have pain lands like Yavimaya Coast, Llanowar Wastes and Underground River. That being said, don't feel like you have to run the full cycle of a land. I would persoanlly run the full cycle of shocks and check lands, but would be reluctant to run all 3 temples.

Given that you have minimal land search ramp, I wouldn't increase the number of basics you have by too much, however you could up your total basic count by 6 (2 of each) if you included more basic land searching. You also have the Panoramas (Grixis Panorama, Jund Panorama, Esper Panorama, Bant Panorama) which gives you colourless the turn you play it, but you can later crack it for a basic.

As for ramp, Chromatic Lantern is good fixing. Nature's Lore and Farseek are both good as they can fetch shocklands. Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are both decent, as is Rampant Growth. you also have the signets (Golgari Signet, Simic Signet, Dimir Signet) as well as Talisman of Dominance and Fellwar Stone.

pyracanth on Kumena's Merfolk on Everbody's Turn!!!

1 month ago

I know you might not have these IRL (as they're all stupid expensive), but try balancing out the mana base with some U/G lands like Yavimaya Coast, Hinterland Harbor, Misty Rainforest, Breeding Pool, et cetera.

NyxDragon on Bouncy Bant control

2 months ago

Eldrazi Displacer would be a good permanent that can blink your creatures, as well as your opponents. Running lands such as Brushland, Adarkar Wastes, and Yavimaya Coast will add as well as the colored mana youre looking for. Hope this helps!

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