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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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Nonbasic lands don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

Voodoo_Gremlin on Estrid's En-Stax-Ments

1 week ago

lcarl3035, I understand what you're saying but, I won't be making changes based on your suggestions.

I prefer to put my land enchantments on basic lands to play around my Back to Basics and play with Earthcraft. The artifact lands are all shut down by my own Stony Silence.

Cascading Cataracts and Darksteel Citadel don't produce coloured mana on their own. Which can be an issue early on. All the other lands you suggested come into play tapped which is also problematic.

SufferFromEDHD on Kicking and Screaming

4 weeks ago

Abeyance and Telekinesis are some old school tech/protection.

Coalition Relic if tapped correctly is 2 colored mana for her kicker cost.

All those basic lands might as well run Land Tax/Scroll Rack/Back to Basics

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Chaos!! (A Singular Confettus)

4 weeks ago

I love this! It's very similar to the only Commander deck I've ever built, which was a lot of fun to play (for me, if not for my opponents). A couple of possible inclusions are Energy Field and Back to Basics to help buy time. And Polymorph and Chaos Warp are solid, chaotic removal if you find yourself in need of that.

Squee_Spirit_Guide on UG Crabs

1 month ago

Hey Andramalech! This looks like a fun build! I think it could be a little stronger if you dropped some of the traditional mill cards like Fractured Sanity and Fraying Sanity to power up and protect the crabs a bit more.

I think adding in Fastbond and/or Exploration would be really helpful for the extra lands at a low mana cost. Since you can only play 1 Fastbond you won't get it all the time, but I feel like it would be crazy if you land it (especially with Crucible of Worlds).

I'd definitely run some more of the traditional blue vintage cards as well like Brainstorm, Mental Misstep, Gitaxian Probe, and (budget allowing) Force of Will.

You mentioned Back to Basics in your write-up and I think that's a great inclusion. I like that you added Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath as well, I can see that really helping out, especially if the game goes long!

plakjekaas on Anybody have a card that …

1 month ago

Definitely Primal Order. People run so incredibly many nonbasics in their Commander decks these days. There's other nonbasic hate that might perform better (Blood Moon or Back to Basics) but this one doesn't prevent people from playing, they can still cast anything, they just have to hurry because death is looking over their shoulder, meaning less salt and more games each night ^^'

SufferFromEDHD on Ctrl-G | Fear the Forest

1 month ago

I was the first person to comment on this list... still no Hall of Gemstone? One of the quintessential green control card! It is version of Blood Moon/Back to Basics. Brutalizes fancy mana pools/multi color.

DreadKhan on Casual Flyers Esper Tymna

1 month ago

Just noticed this, but I feel like 37 is a lot of lands for a deck this low to the ground and that has this much card draw, you can only hit 1 land drop per turn, so if you're drawing an extra 5-8 cards per cycle of turns, you will have lots of extra lands that you probably can't use. You do play quite a few Basic lands I notice, which is great if people run Back to Basics or Blood Moon in your meta, but if not I suspect you could run a few less.

SufferFromEDHD on Hakim, Lore Weaver EDH

3 months ago

Always wanted to make something with this dude but I never knew what to do. This strange pile of cards is beyond interesting. It's a cohesive strategy with focus. Inexpensive but it gives off competitive vibes.

Seeing Anvil of Bogardan and Smokestack as the few assisting artifact engine pieces really lured me into this enchantment based deck. Cut an Island for Null Rod!

Your maybe board:

Treachery yes.

Windfall Yes.

Temporal Trespass YES.

River Kelpie fits the commander and strategy so well.

Everything else I was indifferent about but I have never piloted this list so you would know better than I.

I'm just going to spitball some cards that came to mind that might fit your unique deck design:

Forbid a reusable hard counter that feeds your discard/graveyard strategy.

Retraced Image big fan of basic lands with Back to Basics strategy. This bulk rare from Torment is mono blue ramp.

Academy Ruins and Expedition Map more mono blue ramp.

Long-Term Plans my favorite blue tutor.

Deserted Temple more versatile Minamo.

Awesome brew!

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