Cascading Cataracts

Cascading Cataracts

Land

Indestructible

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Add five mana of any combination of colors to your mana pool.

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Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Cascading Cataracts Discussion

DemonDragonJ on Clash of the Titans

1 week ago

I have replaced Cascading Cataracts with Reliquary Tower, since, as great as the cataracts are, I actually lose mana when I use their second ability, plus, since this deck's mana curve is rather higher, an unlimited hand size is very useful.

Fafnoir on Noyan Dar, Tundra's Personal Trainer

3 weeks ago

Have you considered including Cascading Cataracts and Darksteel Citadel as ways of making indestructible creatures with your commander? I like the ideas here, it seems like the deck can get out of control quick.

multimedia on HELP with budget Ur dragon

3 weeks ago

Hey, for less than $150 you've done well with your version. You clearly know how to build a Commander deck with a low budget.

Cards that are $3 or less each to consider adding:

Scion of the Ur-Dragon is a very good Dragon as a repeatable Dragon tutor and it combos with Teneb, the Harvester + Bladewing the Risen to reanimate the Dragons you tutor for. Consider cutting some of the least good Dragons for a few creature tutors that can search for the better Dragons?

Temur Ascendancy does a lot for a three drop, haste for all creatures you control and repeatable draw when most Dragons ETB including Dragon tokens with 4 or more power. These land suggestions would add five more lands that can ETB untapped meaning they could replace five lands that always ETB tapped. Cascading Cataracts is helpful with Jodah/Fist letting you for five mana of any colors plus tapping Cataracts to cast any card.

Cards to consider cutting:

Even on a budget the Vivid lands are not good unless you have proliferate to put more counters on them and I don't recommend adding proliferate just for the Vivids.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Here there be DRAGONS!

3 weeks ago

Hey, for your game tomorrow/today from the sideboard add Territory, Vista, Smoldering and the basic lands to the manabase. Later on you can upgrade the manabase, but for now add a complete manabase to the deck list.

If you own Cascading Cataracts I would add it as it's a nice way to make all five colors of mana. Tri lands are much better than Thriving lands if you're going to play other lands beside the Triomes that always ETB tapped. If you have some of the Tri lands my advice is add them replacing the Thriving lands for more color fixing. If you're going to play lands that always ETB tapped then those lands should provide more color fixing.

For the numbers of basic lands I would play more Forest and Mountains than Plains, Islands, Swamps. The order to consider is first Mountains, second Forests, third Swamps, fourth Islands and last is Plains. Forests should be second because they give you access to other colors with green ramp spells.

  • 6x Mountain
  • 5x Forest
  • 2x Swamp
  • 2x Island
  • 2x Plains

Other cards from the sideboard to consider adding main deck:

Sol because it's one of the best sources of ramp in Commander. Golos is ramp with any land and a repeatable mana sink that mimics Ur-Dragon's ability to put a permanent onto the battlefield by instead casting it for free. Bladewing combos with Scion + Teneb. Cards main deck that could be cut for these:

Dragons don't need single card that are anthem effects that pump their power/toughness because Dragons already have high p/t with flying. Dragons who are anthems are fine as a bonus, but I wouldn't play a card that was just a p/t anthem. Rampant is subpar ramp, but if it's all you have then that's fine for now. Boots is a good card, but it's less needed here because you have Greaves.

Consider cutting Utter End for a counterspell, Dovin's Veto or Negate? Not having one counterspell is worst than a second higher mana cost exile spell. If you have Jodah, Archmage Eternal I would add him since he reduces Ur-Dragon's mana cost to five mana.

Good luck with your deck and at your game tomorrow/today.

multimedia on Dragon Reanimator

1 month ago

Hey, Savage Ventmaw when tutored for with Scion before attacking can make mana for three more activations of Scion. This can be used for a reanimation line with Teneb, the Harvester and Bladewing the Risen which you end up with all three Dragons on the battlefield and a Teneb who can attack again and reanimate again on your next turn. Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund gives Dragons you control haste and that's powerful when you reanimate a lot of them at once especially with Utvara Hellkite.

Looks like you forgot Sol Ring? With such a high budget is there some reason not playing any tutors: Demonic Tutor and Enlightened Tutor? Buried Alive is powerful with reanimation strategies because it also tutors. You have ABUR Duals, Shock lands and Trimoes which makes Nature's Lore and Farseek good two drop land ramp spells. City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Cascading Cataracts, Unclaimed Territory are some land upgrades to consider.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Boros Garrison
  • Gruul Turf
  • Izzet Boilerworks
  • Rakdos Carnarium
  • Dragonskull Summit
  • Rootbound Crag
  • Path of Ancestry
  • Mana Geode
  • Commander's Sphere
  • Genesis Ultimatum
  • Monastery Siege
  • Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire
  • Slumbering Dragon
  • O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami

Good luck with your deck.

Beginner-Budget-Builder on The Ur-Dragon CMDR (help needed)

1 month ago

Hey multimedia!

Thanks for your suggestions! I just played (and lost) a couple of games with The Ur-Dragon. Maybe with different ratios of color, I'll add more basics and see how it goes. I might cut some of the tri-lands and add battle lands. I'm a bit worried about battle lands because it will be disappointing if they ETB tapped, although replacing some of my worse mana rocks with basic land ramp might fix this. Cascading Cataracts will also help my mana, and I can also look into getting cards like Chromatic Orrery.

Great suggestions and I would like to hear more, especially dragon recommendations and dragon cuts. I really need early game blockers going up against Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale and Sisay, Weatherlight Captain decks.

multimedia on The Ur-Dragon CMDR (help needed)

1 month ago

Hey, well done on a budget.

You've added several excellent Rainbow lands, but then there's subpar 5 Vivid lands as well as 3 Rupture Spire lands and 11 Tri lands. The current manabase is very slow with 20+ of 37 lands will always enter the battlefield (ETB) tapped. I understand you're on a budget; I too play budget Commander decks and you can do much better than 20+ lands ETB tapped even on a $300 budget. 11 Tri lands, Path of Ancestry and Grand Coliseum is more than enough lands that will always ETB tapped.


To speed up the manabase you could simply add more basic lands and some cards that have interaction with basic lands. Manabase changes to consider:

If you make this change then could also add 5 Battle lands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Sunken Hollow, Prairie Stream, Smoldering Marsh, cut 5 Tri lands. Battle lands are budget dual lands that have good interaction when you have more basic lands. The Battle lands will give Farseek a dual land to search for.

Cataracts is a helpful land to cast Ur-Dragon with basic lands or colorless mana sources because any combination of 5 mana along with tapping Cataracts makes all five colors of mana. For example Sol Ring + Thran Dynamo + Cataracts = five colors of mana. Cataracts is also good with Fist of Suns.

I offer more advice and I have other cards suggestions. Would you like more advice and suggestions? Good luck with your deck.

thomasswayne on

1 month ago

Cascading Cataracts Might be a good add just for the indestructible with Obunn.

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