, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
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Arid Mesa occurrence in decks from the last year
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Arid Mesa Discussion
4 weeks ago
Seems very gimmick, the combo is a 4 card combo. You either need 1) ways to ensure you get the combo, by drawing and searching the deck and 2) to ensure you don't lose before you get the combo. Facing an aggressive deck you may not want to trade off a creature you control with an attacker because that creature is needed for the combo. Brash Taunter wouldn't die, but you'd need to survive to turn 5 just to cast it. Maybe run some card draw (Boros is notorious for not having card draw) but maybe Showdown of the Skalds could help you get your combo, but you'd still need to survive by then and have the mana to cast all of it. Maybe go with some sort of treasure token generation theme so you can have the mana earlier. Also Deafening Clarion can help in the early game by wiping the board and give lifelink to whomever on your side survives. You could also look into token creatures, Boros has tons of that then cast Transmogrify to drop an Aikido creature. There are other effects that do this I think there is a Lukka planeswalker that does it as well.
You could also look into the route of just board wiping with an Aikido card out. It appears as though you are trying to cast a cheap Storm's Wrath but maybe just go Star of Extinction with a Boros Reckoner out and win? It's a 2 card combo, not 3 so easier to pull off you just have to get to 7 lands (which is only 1 more than your infinite combo) You don't actually need infinite, just enough to win.
4 weeks ago
Just noticed when looking at this deck Aikido of the Inward Eye that the older cycle of fetches and the filter lands appear as legal in the pioneer format. This may be an issue with each older cycle fetch and all filter but can confirm both Arid Mesa and Rugged Prairie appear as legal.
3 months ago
cfost827 I haven't had any problems like you mentioned so far. Remember that Knight of the White Orchid doesn't have to fetch a basic plains and can instead grab Godless Shrine or Scrubland. The odds of drawing multiples of the plains-only fetches and knight of the white orchid while already having their targets on the field or in hand are unlikely. However, I agree that this is an easily-preventable problem if you keep encountering it. I'd start by getting rid of Arid Mesa and replacing it with one plains. This will decrease the number of plains-only fetches to 3 total and increase the number of plains targets to 4 total, so you shouldn't realistically have any more problems. If you want to further change the mana base, it's the most flexible part of the deck. Personally, I value mana consistency in early turns, so I don't see myself changing anything immediately. If you find value in adding in more basics, and it works for you in testing, that's great!
on I am Ironman
4 months ago
Hey there! Below are some suggestions for improving your land/mana base! Some suggestions may or may not be within your budget, so feel free to ignore the ones that you think don't personally fit you despite my thoughts! Needleverge Pathway Flip, Temple of Triumph, Sacred Foundry, Inspiring Vantage, Battlefield Forge, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion, Sunbaked Canyon, Arid Mesa, Rugged Prairie, Spectator Seating, Scabland, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Command Tower, Slayers' Stronghold, Inventors' Fair, and Ancient Tomb are all great things you may want to consider! As for ramp, you may like some of the following: Arcane Signet, Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Land Tax, Gift of Estates, Brass Squire, Dockside Extortionist, Treasonous Ogre, Simian Spirit Guide, Seething Song, Ruby Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Cloud Key, Mind Stone, Lotus Petal, and Geosurge! Ramp is a very important part of commander, and in your deck getting equipment out fast as well as playing Ardenn fast seems to be important- and ramp can help you do just that! While you obviously shouldn't use all of them, there are definitely a few in there you should put in FOR SURE. Now that said, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day- happy tapping! :)
4 months ago
4 months ago
I mean I've also been a fan of Searing Blaze it's a little less good without the fast fetches Bloodstained Mire, Prismatic Vista, Wooded Foothills, Scalding Tarn and Arid Mesa. Other than that the creatures most seem to rotate between Goblin Guide, Monastery Swiftspear and Eidolon of the Great Revel - though you're probably want to be more spell based to play your burning man and snipe off creatures; if you were inclined to add black Bump in the Night does work. If you were to add white Boros Charm is super solid. Lastly, Shard Volley usually gives people a tad more extra reach.
5 months ago
Hey there! You mention the mana base needing some help in your description, and if you're still looking to work on that, maybe consider some of the following cards! Many may be out of budget, and you could possibly have been aware of them all already, and if that is the case I hope this can be of use to you as a reference!
Since you have the two temples, you may want to include the last one, Temple of Malice. Even though you don't run too many / cards, you still need that colored mana to cast Licia, and so you want a relatively even mana base. Same goes for the last pain land, I'd recommend including Sulfurous Springs since you have the other two. Since you're also gaining a lot of life, and because they are great in general, you may want to take a look at Blood Crypt, Godless Shrine, and Sacred Foundry, (the shock lands) which function very well, especially with the following cards: the fetch lands. Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats are some of the best lands in the game! These can search for the shock lands, not just basic lands, allowing you to get any colors you need from just one of them! While that whole set is pretty expensive, it may be something to think about for the future. Now on the cheaper side, there are the wonderful fast lands, Blackcleave Cliffs, Concealed Courtyard, and Inspiring Vantage, which can help you support your early fundamental turns quite well! If you wish to include a lot of basics/shock lands, you may want to think about having the check lands, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, and Clifftop Retreat, which tend to be great and also lay on the cheaper side. Last but not least, there are the filter lands, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie! Now that said, here are some non-dual lands that could really help fix the mana base quite a lot that I would recommend: City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Ancient Tomb, Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Reflecting Pool, Exotic Orchard, Strip Mine, Wasteland, etc.
Now enough about lands! Here are some ramp spells you might like. Land Tax, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Indulgence, Jet Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Ruby Medallion, Sol Ring, Gift of Estates, Weathered Wayfarer, Chromatic Lantern, etc!
I also have a mardu deck, (A Deal With the Devil EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷), so if you want to check out most of the cards I mentioned on a list, feel free to pop in there! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
5 months ago
Some changes I recommend:
- Rhythm of the Wild (protection and haste or counters)
- Fertilid (elemental that tutors lands)
- Arid Mesa
- Misty Rainforest
- Scalding Tarn
- Verdant Catacombs
I'll let you know which land to replace as you get the fetches. So far the list looks awesome!