Cascading Cataracts

Cascading Cataracts

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Indestructible

: Add to your mana pool.

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

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Cascading Cataracts occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.03%

Cascading Cataracts Discussion

multimedia on There be dragons!!

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Scion.

Open the Armory can help as it's a budget tutor to get a protection equipment or aura. Memory's Journey lets you choose any three Dragons in your graveyard and put them back into your library to then become those Dragons again with Scion. It's also some protection at instant speed from having Dragons in your graveyard being exiled by an opponent. Can do this twice because Journey has flashback.

Faeburrow Elder can tap for two mana (green and white), but if you have other colored permanents on the battlefield then it can tap for that color of mana also. With Scion on the battlefield it can tap for five mana (one of each color). Paradise Druid is a two drop who can tap for any color of mana and it has hexproof protection as long as it's not tapped.

For six colorless mana Cascading Cataracts can cast Scion. It helps a lot with a budget manabase when you don't have ideal color fixing. Exotic Orchard is another budget Rainbow land which is excellent in mutiplayer Commander when your opponents will have lands on the battlefield that can make many different colors. Unclaimed Territory is Dragon tribal Rainbow land. It's worth adding Crop Rotation since it can tutor for a Rainbow land especially if you add Cataracts.

When Savage Ventmaw attacks it makes six mana and you can use this mana to activate Scion three times before the end of combat. Dragon Tyrant is another win condition Dragon. After pumping with Moldensteel turn Scion into Tyrant and kill with double strike Commander damage. Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner is another Dragon who has hexproof.

Some cards to consider cutting:

  • Transguild Promenade
  • Wind-Scarred Crag
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Blossoming Sands
  • Navigator's Compass
  • Oasis Ritualist
  • Quirion Elves
  • Strider Harness
  • Shielding Plax
  • Mage's Guile
  • Chromanticore

Good luck with your deck.

forneyt on Golos: Hazed and Confused

1 month ago

Cool deck! Have you considered Cascading Cataracts?

slashdotdash on 5 color no theme deck

1 month ago

Dear Kronhamilton

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is my favorite commander, and I've been brewing around him ever since he was teased. Let me just say you've chosen an excellent commander.

(I’ve written quite a lot in an attempt to make a sort of guide for you, so if you want the short version, check out the Suggestions panel)

Golos can be tricky to build around since he can do literally anything pretty well. The easiest way to make an effective Golos deck is to lean into Golos's 7 Mana Rainbow Wheel Of Death. Before getting into that though, we need to cover some EDH deckbuilding basics.

I think the most useful advice I can give someone who is just beginning to explore the deck-building territory of EDH is to structure your deck and mind your Ratios. By this I mean it is useful to categorize the cards in your deck according to the role they fulfill.

We’ll begin by looking at some core categories that you’ll want to make your deck function effectively. Then I’ll present the Ratios (how many of each category of card) you will want to make a generic Golos deck function effectively. Next, I’ll include a detailed (but not totally complete, because I’d be here all day) catalogue of cards within some of those categories. I’ll also offer up some suggestions and input about some of your specific card choices. Lastly, since I’m about to unpack a lot of information, I will include a brief list of suggestions (see the bottom) for a generically good Golos ‘Shell’ that should be able to support most Golos strategies.

Categories

  • Draw

  • Ramp

  • Removal

  • Sweepers

  • Threats

  • Support

  • Land

Draw Show

Ramp Show

Removal Show

Sweepers Show

Threats Show

Support Show

Land Show

The art of Ratios is all about determining what combination of cards from each category makes your deck run the most smoothly.

Please note that these Ratios will not total to 99 cards. This is because you will invariably have extra flexibility to choose how your deck behaves even after establishing functional Ratios. Also keep in mind that although these Ratios do recommend you adhere to the minimum number of cards in each category, you still can choose which cards will fill those slots. The point is not to restrict your options, but instead to create a ‘Shell’ that is reliable enough to power your Threats cards, Support cards, and other cards. Whatever you do, make sure you have at least the minimum number of Draw and Ramp cards. THE MOST IMPORTANT CARDS IN THE DECK ARE DRAW AND RAMP!!!

While I ultimately suggest Ratios resembling the Basic Golos Shell, I will lay out the Ratios for several different Shells;

  • Template: a sort of baseline beginner’s guide which is commonly promoted as a place to start.

  • Basic Golos: a modified version of the Template that suites most Golos decks.

  • Control: a version tailored for a slower game with many Sweepers.

  • Aggro: a version designed to act quickly and deploy Threats before the opponents are prepared.

  • Big Mana: a version invested heavily into Ramp with the goal of deploying many end-game Threats.

  • Mega Mana: an even more extreme version of Big Mana with extremely expensive Threats.

Template Show

Basic Golos Show

Control Show

Aggro Show

Big Mana Show

Mega Mana Show

Draw Show

Please remember that any suggestions I make are because I am trying to help. Ultimately, the choices you make with your deck are up to you, and I can only provide constructive criticism based on my own experience and opinions.

Good luck :)

Ratio Fixing

The most effective change to your deck would probably be adjusting the Ratios, especially with regard to your Draw cards. Applying the most basic Template Shell, you want to have at least these three quantities nailed down for a smoother and reasonably powerful deck;

  • Lands – 36 --> You have 40 Lands (Cut 4 Lands)

  • Ramp – 10 --> You have 5 true Ramp cards (Add 5 to 8 Ramp cards)

  • Draw – 10 --> You have 3 true Draw cards (Add 7 to 10 Draw cards)

What I counted in your deck Show

Mutate

Depending on how strong your Mutate subtheme is, some of your Mutate inclusions may act as engines. However, I must state that Mutate is a VERY risky and even fragile strategy since your Mutate ‘Pile’ of creatures will all be destroyed at once if your opponent uses a Removal spell or a Sweeper. For that reason, I recommend leaning out of the Mutate theme (unless the Mutate card is just straight-up insane, as in the example of Nethroi, Apex of Death).

With that said, playing a Mutate theme is your decision and I totally respect that and if you want to stick to a Mutate theme then by all means do so. I just want to be sure you know that Mutate is a risky strategy that you cannot depend on to fulfill your Ramp and Draw slots (so you’ll just need to supplement it with other cards).

Cut or Include?

At a glance your deck seems like something you have created using just your collection – and that’s great! However, if you want to incrementally upgrade your deck, then I recommend replacing most of the cards in your deck with more powerful options over time.

Here is a list of cards you should probably keep playing: - Barrier Breach (Removal, because exiling 3 enchantments is helpful in some situations)

In my opinion, there are other, better options for all of the other nonland cards in the deck, however it is up to you to decide on how you would like to proceed so I won’t intrude.

I strongly recommend cutting the Planeswalkers though – Calix, Destiny's Hand doesn’t seem to synergize much with the deck and I feel that Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast is not very potent.

Lands

Just as a recommendation, I would suggest the following spread of Basic Lands;

  • 8 Basic Forests

  • 3 of each other Basic Land

The remainder of your lands could be either more basics (which is really, really, risky if you don’t have tons of Ramp – think like 15 Ramp cards and about 12 Basic Forests) or Color Fixing Lands (see the Catalogue for more options). It is rough to have your lands enter the battlefield tapped, but unless you want to either lean into Green or spend a lot of money on lands, you will just have to live with it (I play around 5-10 tapped lands in a normal Golos deck and it isn’t really that bad).

In this section, I will list out an example of the Basic Golos Shell complete with the necessary Ratios and some examples of good/fun cards in each category. I’ll try to keep it relatively Budget sensitive and most of these cards will be relatively random – this won’t be based on any particular theme so don’t expect it to be optimal.

As a reminder:

Basic Golos Show

The Shell

Ramp – 12

Draw – 13

Removal – 7

Sweepers – 2

Threats – 12

Support – 7

Land – 36

Good Luck :)

-Slashdotdash

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The 'Ultimate' Idea

2 months ago

Looking at Ramos, it seems you have a lot of hoops to jump through as you'd definitely have to add some mana filtering. Why not play Jodah, Archmage Eternal instead? With Cascading Cataracts, Composite Golem and Jegantha, the Wellspring, pumping out these ultimatims seems easy.

A card you should try is Seasons Past. While you can only recycle one Ultimatum per cast, the amount of recursion it grants you is obscene. Also, definitely add in Narset's Reversal for multiple uses out of each Ultimatum.

Dark Petition is great for the black includi g ultimatums and synergizes perfectly with Seasons Past.

Forgotten_Monarch on Golos Rainbow Tron

2 months ago

TristanCVena Between Cascading Cataracts and Oath of Nissa, mana fixing is never really an issue. I'm using the Tron core with the goal of playing Golos, Tireless Pilgrim on turn 3 searching cataracts and activating him turn 4 to start playing the top 3 of my deck every turn. I know how weird it looks but it works surprisingly well.

Spell_Slam on Morophon Eldrazi

2 months ago

You've got a lot of good things going on in this list! I think you'll definitely have some great games piloting it.

5 colour mana bases are always so difficult to get right, especially on a budget. You should definitely be playing about 38 lands. The tri-lands are definitely a great place to start and now you could even get your hands on the new triomes from Ikoria, which are also fetchable. You should definitely get your hands on City of Brass. Corrupted Crossroads is also a very good card, considering how many of your cards have Devoid. Exotic Orchard will pretty much always fix your mana. Forbidden Orchard's downside doesn't usually matter all that much in multiplayer. Grand Coliseum enters tapped but is otherwise a City of Brass that can be painless most of the time. Holdout Settlement works really well with all your Eldrazi spawns and scions. Cascading Cataracts is another easy way to fix your mana. Path of Ancestry will net you a lot of scrys while also fixing your mana. Reflecting Pool will help you fix any colour if you have any other land in play I suggested. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth will fix your black mana forever. Thespian's Stage is great to copy your lands for more fixing or for any special abilities you'd want more of, like Eldrazi Temple.

I think you could use more ramp. Skyshroud Claim can both ramp and fix your mana by getting you dual lands that have the forest type and they also come into play untapped if you want. Coalition Relic will get you to 6 mana on turn 4 by itself and fix your colours, which not many other cards can do. Arcane Signet outclasses most other mana rocks at the same mana cost. Farseek will get you any shockland or dual you have in your deck, or just a basic if you want.

FadingReality on 5 Color Token Deck (FAST)

2 months ago

Awesome deck man! I think it's very well done and focused and the card choices are all solid. I dont have that many suggestions. Token strategies run very little removal so your low count makes sense. The ones you do have, like aura shards, are great choices and will be powerhouses. Anyways here are my few suggestions. Cascading Cataracts can replace Crystal Quarry. Aside from being indestructible, it can still add WUBRG like quarry, but unlike quarry it will also let you add other combinations of mana. Also despite being strictly better, it somehow costs less money irl so that's nice too. Probably because quarry is so old. Also Arcane Signet is better than Fellwar Stone and Coldsteel Heart. Both of those are amazing cards tho and since this is singleton format, I'd probably add it alongside fellwar and coldsteel. If you don't have the space to cut, then I would at least straight up replace coldsteel or fellwar with arcane signet. Other general good cards for your strategy (these are just suggestions rather than straight upgrades that you should definitely make) would be Awakening Zone and Iroas, God of Victory. +1 from me sick deck dude!

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