The name says it all, Temur Landstill

The reason I'm constructing this style of deck is I like merrits of both Lands and Landstill decks and feel they could benefit from working hand in hand. Exploration allows for a potential turn 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Dark Depths makes a much scarier threat to force them to break the Standstill, and cards like Maze of Ith and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale make a much tighter stranglehold while waiting for Standstill to be broken.

Standstill: The centerpiece of the "Landstill" archetype, you want to set it up and let your opponent stall themselves out while you continue to set up with value-lands, dealing damage with Mishra's Factory or Molten Vortex, Wasteland locking, or even unleashing a Merrit Lage token and forcing the break.

Molten Vortex: While most land builds opt for the Punishing Fire combo, I've always personally preferred Vortex instead. When running Standstill, you're free to burn off what threats your opponent managed to drop, and get to fire off shots until they decide to break it. Once broken, the three cards you draw ultimately refill your clip, giving you ammunition for Vortex in addition to whatever else is drawn

Thespian's Stage/Dark Depths: The pair really needs no introduction, the famous combination finisher of the Lands archetype. Obviously the play is strong, and will end the game immediately if not handled. But a couple of important notes regarding adding the combo to Landstill- First and foremost, the extreme threat of Marrit Lage will demand your opponent break Standstill quickly. Less-important, though very strong strategically, is that Stage is able to copy Mishra's Factory. The ability to Loam back Factorys that get handled makes the strategy more resilient as well. Across the board, the two strategies play well together




Brutal, grindy deck! Glacial Chasm could be a great card to stall against decks like Dredge, or other fair decks. How do you answer TES/ANT and other combo decks? I see Sphere of Resistance...

July 5, 2017 12:35 p.m.

Mdmaster13 says... #2

I'm glad you mentioned Chasm, because I've taken it in and out and I can't decide how much I like the card. With Crucible I think it's really strong. The reason it was removed was the lack of experiences seeing Burn, Infect, or other decks that Chasm is strongest against. What would you recommend moving around in the main to make room for Chasm?

July 5, 2017 12:38 p.m.

Mdmaster13 says... #3

As far as my answer to combo, yeah Sphere is my best answer, my hardest matchup so far in testing has been Sneak and Show (go figure), I'm still learning the matchup and honestly I'm trying to figure out what the best way to handle that deck is without white, so if have any suggestions I'd love them!

July 5, 2017 12:40 p.m.

You could take out a Maze of Ith for Chasm. You could also copy Chasm with Thespian's Stage, forgoing the 2 life Cumulative Upkeep. This is also bonkers with Crucible, btw. I run a similar setup in 12 Post.

For Sneak & Show, Karakas to bounce the critters (mainboarding one wouldn't hurt, because you can also bounce opposing Marit Lage tokens), Pithing Needle for Sneak Attack (also a versatile answer to Equipment, Planeswalkers, and other activated abilities of lands and creatures), and counter magic. Maybe Force of Will? It's also a great answer for other strong combo decks, but does require more of a commitment in your deck.

July 5, 2017 3:20 p.m.

UpsetYoMama says... #5

Have you considered Vendilion Clique in the SB? It's versatile against a lot of decks, especially any combo, including Sneak and Show. Usually, it's better when you are on the play first.

July 5, 2017 3:31 p.m.

Mdmaster13 says... #6

I hadn't considered Clique, I like that idea actually. Pithing Needle is an excellent Sideboard option, and since I've got an Academy Ruins in main, it has some versatility. I also opted to remove the Daze set I had in for Brainstorm. While I've had some success with Daze, I think storm will have a much higher value to dig out my value cards. I think I'm guna trade out my Pyroblasts in the side for the Needles, since Sphere already coveres opposing counerspells and Needle will cover opposing Walkers

July 5, 2017 4 p.m.

Ooh, I forgot about Clique! Great proactive card, there!

July 5, 2017 4:35 p.m.

TheWrongBunny says... #8

very nice deck. +1

July 6, 2017 10:33 a.m.

ChaosJester says... #9

Hey dude, what about Terra Eternal, if you playing with manlands? I considered it for my Landstill deck, but not sure about that.

September 4, 2017 11:46 a.m.

Mdmaster13 says... #10

I don't think TE is a bad idea, but I also don't know if it'd be worth adding white for. However, in my current build it turns off my Wasteland, which is a bad thing obviously. In terms of protecting my man-lands, I do have Life from the Loam to give them some survivability.

September 4, 2017 12:18 p.m.

ChaosJester says... #11

Of course I forget that you do not run White haha sorry for that. I will try Terra Eternal in my deck which maybe makes sense since I don't use wasteland. I can inform you after the usage.

September 4, 2017 1:05 p.m.

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