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When this enters the battlefield, sacrifice this. When you do, search your library for a basic Forest, Plains or Island card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library and you gain 1 life.
1 month ago
Thank you for this! It might be old but I do appreciate these. Wanted to also add to anybody who sees: Riveteers Overlook Brokers Hideout Cabaretti Courtyard Obscura Storefront They only pull basics but at least you get the choice for 2. Unfortunately no Abzan version of these.
2 months ago
I play Obuun, Landfall Ancestor, and I came to realize the best removal in landfall is the one that can be used on myself to net more landfall triggers:
- Ghost Quarter is a Strip Mine that can be used on your own lands. Since you run a heavy recursion + extra land drops package, you can recur both in no time.
- Dire-Strain Rampage is another one. Unless instant speed removal is crazily needed, I would run it over Nature's Claim, for it can net you four landfall triggers and two lands in the graveyard, and has the extra benefit on being double-use removal whenever needed, even if milled or discarded.
If you don't mind lands entering the battlefield tapped, you might consider Riveteers Overlook, Cabaretti Courtyard and Brokers Hideout. They are easy double landfall triggers that immediately set themselves up for recursion. There also are Obscura Storefront and Maestros Theater, but I believe the green ones are the most important, since they can lead on turn 1 to guarantee a green spell on turn 2 without losing tempo.
4 months ago
Hello! May I step in to give you some recommendations? Since you're on a budget, all cards suggested are 2 dollars or less.
Part 1: Ramp
In: You probably want aura ramp and cost reducers over standard land ramp: Wild Growth, Transcendent Envoy, Hero of Iroas, Jukai Naturalist and Stenn, Paranoid Partisan (choosing Enchantment). These will allow you to storm through your deck casting Auras ad nauseam.
Part 2: Card draw
Just as important as ramp is card draw: Galea won't always be available to you.
Part 3: Removal
Swords to Plowshares is GREAT, no doubt. But, in this kind of deck, you can spice it up with the great Auras that has for removal.
The objective is, then, to use the cheapest Auras that can hit more than one permanent type, with emphasis on "loses its abilities" in the text box.
Part 4: Boardwipes
In: I believe you should run more boardwipes that leave your board mostly untouched. Austere Command is one such example. You almost always will clean all artifacts and the half of creatures that are more dangerous to you. Curse of the Swine is another selective wipe.
Part 5: Protection and Evasion
In Voltron, tempo is crucial.
- In: Negate and Delay are inconditional and cheap counters mana-wise.
- Out: Calculated Dismissal and Frilled Mystic aren't.
Now to the Auras:
- In: Spirit Mantle, Unquestioned Authority and Mask of Law and Grace are protection and evasion at the same time (protection also means it can't be blocked).
- Out: Favor of the Overbeing, Observant Alseid and Leafcrown Dryad.
Following the same logic as with removal, I'm using auras over instants to protect the Voltron.
- In: Shield of the Oversoul, Alpha Authority, Canopy Cover.
- Out: Benevolent Blessing, Shielding Plax, Karametra's Blessing. (I believe proactive protection goes miles farther than a reactive one.)
Part 6: Tutors
Part 7: Win Conditions
Out: Bruna, Light of Alabaster is slow and telegraphed in this build. People won't let her stick to the field. Nissa, Steward of Elements is tough to protect in a Voltron build, while she only offers scry, which your lands can already do.
Part 8: Lands
- You might consider more lands that fix your colors and manipulate the top of your library at will: Terramorphic Expanse, Temple of Plenty, Temple of Enlightenment, Temple of Mystery, Cabaretti Courtyard, Brokers Hideout, Obscura Storefront, Naya Panorama, Esper Panorama.
- Rogue's Passage is great evasion on a land.
- Thriving Grove, Thriving Heath and Thriving Isle are neat fixing, but the Temples are superior since they play into Galea's strategy.
- Path of Ancestry is great if you're in a 5-color deck or in a tribal-heavy creature deck. This build is neither.
- Lumbering Falls is good for suiting Equipments on, but Auras will just go to the graveyard when this land stops being a creature.
- Azorius Chancery, because you don't run the other two bouncelands.
- Razorverge Thicket. You'll soon realize that the later turns are more important than the early ones in EDH. This land is a beast in Modern, but it is far from worth it in Commander unless you're playing a turn-3 win deck.
- Forest and Forest to give room for the two remaining Panoramas. (With all the land searching above, you're probably more likely now to have a target for Utopia Sprawl than before.)
- Seaside Citadel. I know, I know: tri-lands are great and all, but, in this build, I'm trying to bake the top-of-library manipulation into the manabase so you have more free spell slots for your Auras, similar to what I did with Yennett, Cryptic Oddity (to a great success): each land in it has to either enter untapped somehow or change the top card of the library.
If you read this far, congratulations! Here is the list of the deck with all the suggested alterations, in case you want to test it: Galea, Menacing Aura. Good luck and have fun!
6 months ago
From a fellow landfall player, I would definitely play more than 40 lands. Sakura-Tribe Scout is almost assuredly on your radar, but being almost 2 dollars I could see how you'd skip it for a budget list. I think it's definitely worth it though. Brokers Hideout is another fetchland for the deck with you having the option to play the whole cycle if you really want for double landfall triggers. Ghost Quarter is also great for dealing with opponent's powerful lands, but can also be an extra landfall trigger in a pinch.
Also, Meloku the Clouded Mirror (and an untaped land) or Simic Growth Chamber + Retreat to Coralhelm + a creature that taps to put a land in + your commander let's you draw your entire deck, which can help you win out of nowhere if you didn't notice that on deck building. Anyway, hope some of this helps!
6 months ago
No, this won't work. Ashaya's ability only affects creatures on the battlefield, for two key reasons: Only objects on the stack and battlefield have a "controller", and when an effect names a permanent type and doesn't also specifically say "spell" or "card [in a zone]" then it only means a permanent of that type on the battlefield.
Another problem: Brokers Hideout can only get basic lands. Even if Ashaya's ability was different and specifically affected creature cards in your library, it doesn't make them basic.
6 months ago
I have Ashaya, Soul of the Wild on the battle field. If I play Brokers Hideout could I find a creature card within my deck due to Ashaya, Soul of the Wild's CDA? Or does the creature not become a land until it is on the battlefield?
7 months ago
Hey nbarry223! Thanks for checking out the deck! Brokers Hideout is very appealing. I like your call of 1-2 copies as well. There will definitely be situations where I don't want it, but also situations where the immediate second trigger will make the difference.
I'll mull over Elvish Reclaimer. I'm not sold on it over Scute Swarm immediately, but I can see its value so I'll test it out a bit. Test of Talents seems like a good option for stopping combo, like you said. I'll play around with that one a bit too.
Thanks for the suggestions!
7 months ago
Have you considered something like Brokers Hideout to essentially go +2 in life for a tapped land? It still gets you the landfall, may be worth it as 1 or 2 copies. Also, if you ran something like Elvish Reclaimer over your other non-synergy creatures, you could find it and it would still trigger tapped, netting you 2 landfalls for 2 mana every turn.