Celestial Colonnade

Celestial Colonnade

Land

Celestial Colonnade enters the battlefield tapped.

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,: Until end of turn, Celestial Colonnade becomes a 4/4 white and blue Elemental creature with flying and vigilance. It's still a land.

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Celestial Colonnade Discussion

plakjekaas on How Good are the New …

2 weeks ago

Commander is an increasingly fast format because of the cry for not ramping on turn 2 being a death sentence. You can still Farseek off of one of these if you play it turn 1. The only turn they're bad is turn 2, and if you have to play it tapped turn two, you should probably have mulligan'd your hand. I'll play Deserted Beach over Seachrome Coast in any commander deck. Which doesn't mean I'll play it, to be honest, I think it goes the two-colored equivalent of:

Tundra

Hallowed Fountain

Sea of Clouds

Glacial Fortress

Horizon land if available (Horizon Canopy and such)

Mystic Gate

Hengegate Pathway  Flip

Prairie Stream but only with fetches

Celestial Colonnade

Adarkar Wastes

Irrigated Farmland better with fetches, cycling still solid

Deserted Beach

Temple of Enlightenment

Azorius Chancery

Seachrome Coast

Port Town

Glacial Floodplain higher with fetches, of course

And then all the tapped minor downside stuff like Razortide Bridge or Tranquil Cove or a Campus for enemy colors, whatever fits your deck for synergies could raise those too of course.

That's the general order I'd consider them to include in my 2-color deck if available, I guess.

wallisface on Flyers

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • Celestial Colonnade is only really played in hard-control decks that generally lack any other practical ways to win. In general, i'd say ditch all of your taplands and just ru basics. You'll find that a land coming in tapped will trip up your tempo faaar too often, and with your current card selection I don't see you having many issues at all just running basics anyway. If you are wanting a better manabase on a sudo-budget, I'd suggest getting cards like Glacial Fortress, Adarkar Wastes, and Seachrome Coast. You want to avoid lands that enter tapped at all costs.

  • Warden of Evos Isle and Watcher of the Spheres don't look like they'll do too much as they won't be able to reduce the cost of a lot of your team (i.e. Skycat Sovereign, Healer's Hawk, Watcher of the Spheres, realistically Sephara, Sky's Blade). I'd think it would make sense to reduce the number of these you're playing (personally i'd ditch Warden of Evos Isle entirely)

  • a playset of Squadron Hawk should be useful here.

  • As Foretold does almost nothing for you here, I'd suggest ditching it. Griffin Aerie should probably also be ditched, because there are just too few ways to get value from it in your current list.

  • Creature based lists like these oftentimes can't make good use of countermagic, like Absorb and Counterspell, because they're using their mana on their turn to play creatures. I thing you would be better off playing proactive-spells instead of reactive ones. Stuff like Path to Exile is going to get you a LOT more value, because it lets you keep playing aggressively on your turns, without having to slow down so much for countering stuff.

  • Modern decks should always aim towards 60 cards. While running 64 might not seem like much more, it will make your hands & draws weaker overall, and create less consistency. I would suggest strongly to aim to get down to 60 cards (there are a lot of suggestions of stuff to remove above so should be an easy job)

amicdeep on Budget U/W Blink (Soulherder)

1 month ago

looking at this from a super budget pov there are a couple of cards i would seriouly consider

Flickerwisp has been printed into the ground and with soulherder on the field he gets rid of your opponents needed land, plainswalker or creature for the entirety of there turn. hes also a good card to flicker your own stuff and is a solid flying attacker. most importanly hes been printed into the ground the last few years and sits between 5-25 cents (if you run a couple flip lands like Umara Wizard  Flip or Skyclave Cleric  Flip and target them with the flicker effect it turns them back into creatures for some solid board advantage or as a combat trick with Ephemerate

Professor of Symbology with a wishboard of

1x Environmental Sciences, 1x Mascot Exhibition, 2x Reduce to Memory

can get you out of most situations reduce kills anything for good science means you can keep a 2 land hand with prof and not regret it and mascot is a solid wincon if the games gets grindy. also prof is a solid looter if you get all your wishboard cards and the whole paxkage is under $2 (i still use this in my $100 mono white flicker list, and the deck has top 3 a few time and this card is the decks stoneforge mystic and is defiantly the next best thing)

1-2 copys of Lavinia of the Tenth this is a hard lock with soulherder for many deck. and pro red and the deck having instant speed flicker spells card be very difficult for some decks to deal with.

Hallowed Respite may be worth running as a 2 off, its a flicker spell that pumps or taps down problematic blocker and can be done a secound time late in the game when you need the value the most.

if you can find it in the budget id try very hard to run 4 Reflector Mage its basically the reson to run blue (alongside soulherder) for none budget versions of this list, and ist much much cheaper that Skyclave Apparition

on the oust issue this may seem strange but it may be worth considering Baffling End for 2 resons, 1 it can be flickered by flicker wisp or similar to exile extra things. 2 they stay permanently exiled, i wont be ideal for every situation but may well work for some.

if your planning on upgrading to moder staple id recomed 2 copys of Winds of Abandon before path. 1 its a solid path effect. 2 in the mid-lat game its a one sided boardwipe and there for can take the slots for cleansing nova while being more useful (also its a boardwipe that exiles meaning if you have a soulherder on the field it can easily be a 5-5/6-6 after casting this)

the secound cards id upgrade is Skyclave Apparition its hands down the most powerful card im my $100 version of the deck and is often my best draw. this and a Ephemerate or soulherder and you basically have a board wipe

if you do end up running 4 path 2 winds, then it can be worth running Knight of the White Orchid which makes Glacial Floodplain or Irrigated Farmland worth running (they also work great with and trigger Port Town)

id also consdider adding a manland to your landbase. on a budget you have either Frostwalk Bastion, Faerie Conclave. if you have a little more then Cave of the Frost Dragon is probably worth the upgrade. and if you willing to spend a little more on a modern staple Celestial Colonnade is the cheapest its ever been in the history of the game $3.5/$4 ish and definatly worth 2-3 of.

hope one or two of these suggestions help a little

zapyourtumor on ULTIMATE AZORIUS CONTROL

1 month ago

Manabase: Temple lands tend to be pretty slow for modern. The filtering is nice but if I ran it I would only run 1, 4 feels like too many. I suggest running some manlands like Hall of Storm Giants and Celestial Colonnade, and maybe some filtering with Castle Vantress (which can enter untapped unlike the temples).

Counters: Counterspell is great. Some of your other choices could probably be improved though. Dovin's Veto is more of a sideboard card, while Force of Negation isn't as good in straight-up control lists since you go down on card advantage. Archmage's Charm is a strong counterspell that can also draw cards or steal an opponents threat which could be a Ragavan, DRC, hexdrinker, esper sentinel equipped with a hammer, etc, and I'd slot it in over Render Silent.

Overwhelming Denial is very bad because you will almost never have surge. If you want to play 4 mana counters I suggest good old Cryptic Command. Ashiok's Erasure is similarly bad. Even if it handles uncounterable threats (which aren't as numerous as you might think), it's generally better to just remove those threats instead of playing a bad 4 mana counter.

Removal: Verdicts are good (4 is a lot but I frequently see 3). However, Detention Sphere and Ixalan's Binding are both pretty slow removal spells. Sphere is not bad as a 1 of, but Binding is definitely too slow. The best removal spell in white right now is Prismatic Ending which I suggest since it can deal with opponents t1 ragavan and stuff. It would be better if you ran fetches and 1 three-color triome, but it's still not bad. Solitude is another option for removing bigger creatures. Cyclonic Rift is just bad, because bounce spells require you to waste another counterspell dealing with them. This deck is maybe the one deck in modern where you would overload it, but an overloaded cyclonic rift is to save your ass when you're behind, and if you're at 7 lands you're probably far ahead already. I'd just replace with more removal/counters.

Wincons: The planeswalkers look pretty solid, but I'm not sure Luminarch Ascension is worth it, given how mana-intensive it is. You could maybe work in 1 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria which is a control powerhouse.

Jabberjaw46 on Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

2 months ago

Not an expert on U/W spirits but I can give a few suggestions

Mausoleum Wanderer in the side board at least can really help against certain matchups

If you would like, you can go the Tallowisp route, with auras like Steel of the Godhead. This strategy works really well with Geist of Saint Traft, as a 4/4 unblockable lifelinking beater that makes 4/4 angels is pretty good. If you do go this route, I also suggest Hyena Umbra and Unstable Mutation, offering protection and brute force respectively.

Also Rattlechains can work well if you like

I love Pithing Needle in the sideboard, but I think that Crystallization can be cut, I think you have enough removal/ counters so you can keep the board mostly clear. Throw in some yard hate.

not sure about Norn's Annex in the side board, maybe more removal or possibly Supreme Verdict in that spot. In my eyes you'd play annex against a fast creature deck, turn 5 is too late and turn 3 plus 4 life seems pretty steep as well. Spirits have always struggled from trying to control, but also being aggressive by nature. Again I'm not sure hoe the meta works with this card, as I am not actively playing modern, but it just seems strange to me.

This is 100 percent up to you but if you feel you easily get a snow land out for On Thin Ice, then you can throw in Minamo, School at Water's Edge /Celestial Colonnade / Eiganjo Castle

Other than that I really like the deck 10/10 name btw lmao let me know If I need to clarify anything or if you need any more help!

abbatromebone on Lurrus Jeskai Scepter

3 months ago

You can always just have bounce affects for non-cast spells, containment priest also does well. You could also just try supreme verdict or even a Engineered Explosives. I dont recommend tri lands as they enter tapped which makes things harder for you. The only tapped land id recommend is Celestial Colonnade. The control shell really makes the deck more powerful.

  • As for the changes id recommend going down to 2 Dragon's Rage Channeler, and cutting delver. 4x Emry, Lurker of the Loch seems much better. A spicy Thassa's Oracle might be possible elastically if you have remand plus scepter.
  • Ive seen some decks run Unholy Heat which might help you out.
  • some decks run Mox Amber but only do that if you have 8 legendary cards in deck.
  • Serum Visions can also help you get the card advantage you need to win match ups.
  • Underworld Breach could help you recycle your burn spells to give your deck reach.
  • Mana is hard i wouldnt run more than 3 basics. Maybe even 2.
Here is a side board you might want to consider, i put the prices by the cards incase you wanted to look it up. (tapped out isnt always accurate in that regard). Sideboard [15] 1 Prismatic Ending $5.49 1 Blossoming Calm $0.25 1 Sunset Revelry $0.69 1 Torpor Orb $20.99 1 Monastery Mentor $18.99 2 Defense Grid $22.99 2 Blood Moon $19.99 2 Flusterstorm $37.99 2 Tormod's Crypt $0.49 2 Wear/Tear $3.49

Grubbernaut on Esper Hole Punch

5 months ago

Some cards I think should be replaced: Creeping Tar Pit, Celestial Colonnade, Path to Exile (giving lands hurts a lot), Doomskar, Haunting Echoes, Wrath of God

Cards to consider: Hall of Storm Giants, Consider, Counterspell, Relic of Progenitus, Prismatic Ending, Drown in the Loch (great card, but nonbo with relic).

You could also just run Rest in Peace/Leyline of the Void and be a mill deck with Kaya as a wincon.

Cheers!

MagicMarc on Thopter deck

11 months ago

Hello, I have a couple of suggestions for your deck that may help. Your mana base could get some love. You have a lot of lands that enter tapped or bounce lands to stay in play. I think you should replace all copies of Azorius Chancery with more copies of basic lands and/or Glacial Fortress and your game play would smooth out. Bounce lands don't actually ramp your mana and you can't use them the turn you play them so you lose a bit of tempo. Irrigated Farmland or Celestial Colonnade are other good options if entering tapped does not bother you.

I also don't think Growing Ranks helps this deck and is either a dead draw or does not really advance your game state even when it comes online. I also feel the same way about Tempered Steel . This is basically a win more card. It can't win the game without creatures and it does not make them to win with. If you are already producing thopters, you don't need to boost their power and toughness. You just keeping making them until you win. I would cut both of these cards from your deck.

You also don't have much removal or card advantage. I would suggest increasing your copies of Dispatch and your other instants/counters and maybe adding copies of a sweeper to the deck. Either a wrath card or bounce everything card. Stuff like Supreme Verdict or Cyclonic Rift types of cards depending on your card pool or budget. Some other card suggestions would be Archmage's Charm , Whir of Invention , Witching Well . Any of these would serve you better than those enchantments I think you should cut.

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