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Crystal Vein Discussion
2 months ago
Hey there! Some ramp you may want to consider are Commander's Sphere, Dockside Extortionist, Extraplanar Lens, Geosurge, Irencrag Feat, (If you can afford it maybe a Jeweled Lotus for Chandra?) Lotus Petal, Mana Flare, Mind Stone, Seething Song, Simian Spirit Guide, and especially Treasonous Ogre. I also find that including a Crystal Vein/Dwarven Ruins can be super beneficial, as would a Strip Mine/Wasteland!! Ramp is super important, and even if some of these don't work for you, I think some of them could definitely be switched in for some stuff you have now! Hope this helps, and have a great day!!
2 months ago
Ah yes, ramp in mono-red! In one of my primers (also mono-red) I also found many ramp cards in red, and here I might have a few that could improve the deck while staying in budget! I'm afraid there aren't that many, but I would certainly think about including Commander's Sphere, and DEFINITELY Treasonous Ogre for within budget, and maybe Seething Song, and Simian Spirit Guide for slightly out of budget! Also, you might find that Crystal Vein and Dwarven Ruins works pretty well instead of some basics! Also nice idea with Irencrag Feat to be honest I didn't even know it existed, and it will definitely be entering my deck stated previously! Hope this helps, seems like a cool solid deck, and good luck on it! Have a nice evening!
3 months ago
Hey there! I might have a few suggestions on ways to improve the ramp section whilst staying within budget. First off, I don't think you would consider this ramp, but as it will help get rid of some costs I figured you might like it: Brass Squire. You run 16+ equipment spells and if they are a big part of the deck, brass might do well. Hammer of Nazahn might be a bit out of your budget, but if you are willing to spend it, just like brass squire it could work quite well indeed. Treasonous Ogre is also super cheap but allows you to get at least ten red mana if you wanted to if not more, allowing you to possibly get everything you need out before winning! Simian Spirit Guide isn't as powerful, but can act as a sort of cheaper Lotus Petal in mono-red, thus it could be pretty good. Geosurge is like seething song, and I think it could work much better than Rite of Flame. Rite of flame literally costs one and gives you to, meaning its giving you one mana. But you could have had that one mana from just tapping a land. So I would definitely cut it since you can only have one copy. As for lands, I would certainly recommend a Dwarven Ruins and a Crystal Vein! Hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
3 months ago
If cost is no issue Gaea's Cradle is a must for ramp. City of Traitors is a nice ritual effect. Gemstone Caverns is great when you're on the draw. Crystal Vein is also decent. Lastly, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is just amazing in mono decks. Oh, and if you do add these Crop Rotation is amazing.
3 months ago
Hey there! As asked for on my page, I will most certainly do my best to give you as many suggestions as I can, though aristocrats is, again, not exactly my area of expertise. I hope this helps, and before I continue, I wish you the best of luck on your deck.
Let's start off with the lands/ramp. The lands seem pretty great choices for a budget deck, couldn't really have done it better myself, but there are a couple cards you may want to consider that you might have missed. Brightclimb Pathway Flip is probably one of the biggest ones, and it is only around 2-3 bucks. It's very valuable to have a choice like that in the game, and neither would come in tapped which is super good. Salt Flats is also a great card, and while it comes in tapped, you can always rely on it for a good source of colored mana, or simply use the colorless part of its ability. It is also less than 50 cents, making it a great include for a budget deck. Blighted Fen might also contribute to the theme, but is absolutely unnecessary unless you like its ability. Now, we get into a whole set of cards that could be interesting to think about, though whether you think you should include them or not are entirely up to you. Teysa is all about sacrificing and having sac outlets, so what if you had lands that had the option to act as creatures? This would let you tap for mana, and have the option to sac a creature if you needed it! Here are some of the better ones you may want to consider:
- Shambling Vent
- Foundry of the Consuls
- Blinkmoth Nexus
- Dread Statuary
- Frostwalk Bastion
- Mishra's Factory
- Cradle of the Accursed
Now you may not like most of those, but possibly even just having one or two of the better ones like Blinkmoth and Mishra might be pretty beneficial, as it's always good to have things to sac in the worst-case scenario. In addition to that, all of the cards above are less than a dollar if not a small bit more, meaning they could most likely work price wise. To wrap up all the land part, Crystal Vein is also something good to consider, giving you a turn extra in mana at the price of the land, as well as Field of Ruin, which is just a overall not bad card in general for harming your opponents.
Now, what about ramp? While your ramp looks pretty good, here are a couple sweet ones you may have missed: Dark Ritual!!! This guy is amazing, for one mana you can pretty much cast teysa turn 2 with another land out, or it can just give you a huge leg up in general! Certaintly worth considering. Talisman of Hierarchy is also a super cheap great card I would definitely recommend for the deck, and it will surely benefit you more than the Prismatic Lens, though having both is simply better. Commander's Sphere obviously isn't as good as arcane signet, but it is still pretty great due to the draw ability and is also definitely worth considering. Cabal Ritual is also great with teysa since you'll be sacrificing a lot. To top that all off, Knight of the White Orchid and Gift of Estates are pretty good and definitely worth looking into.
Altogether, for your mana base, there isn't anything too dire, it all looks pretty good, though there are certainly a few budget cards I mentioned there you should definitely consider. I'm now going to give some recommendations on some all-around good cards to include, and save the specifically aristocrats stuff for last. Swords to Plowshares is pretty cheap and yet an amazing staple in all decks, I would definitely consider that, especially since in your case you can play it on one of your own things to get extra triggers, while also gaining the life. Generous Gift is also an amazing removal card that I have in my best deck and it's pretty good too! Same as for swords, you even have the option to play it on yourself and get the elephant token that you can sacrifice again! Fumigate and Cleansing Nova are pretty cheap but good board wipes that I would definitely try including too, to top of all the removal. In black, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, and Night's Whisper are pretty good for draw that you may want to think about.
Now sorry if this is a bit rushed, I am short on time, but you may want to think about some of the following cards, with graveyard recursion, tutors to graveyards, and good sac cards!
- Buried Alive
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Pitiless Plunderer
- Dictate of Erebos (not budget, but would be worth it)
- Village Rites
- Cruel Celebrant
Now before I end this, I would consider checking out EDHREC, where you can find so many suggestions for teysa based on what other people have (link to teysa on edhrec here and also checking out the combo section, as you may find many combo-y cards that could work in the deck! Anyways, sorry this was a bit rushed, I hope it is of use to you, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
3 months ago
Savage1988Thank you very much for the suggestions!
Some didn't even think twice! Crystal Vein was really forgotten!
I'm considering Kenrith's Transformation and Phyrexian Scriptures. Phyrexian Metamorph is a card that I love The Scarab and the Forty Thieves The most fun deck you'll ever play! But I am tempted to keep the value even though it is just over 2 dollars is not an essential card... But...I think...Som
Thank you very much for helping to evolve the deck!
4 months ago
Crystal Vein: this card has won me so many games with muldrotha. It gets her out earlier and gets you ahead faster, all from a land you can keep recurring.
I can vouch for Seal of Removal as great repeatable bounce, as well as protection for your commander (no need to pay taxes when played from hand)
i prefer Executioner's Capsule to Seal of Doom because i tend to have enough enchantments i want to recur, and less artifacts also being able to spread the mana can sometimes help smooth out turns. I would recommend it for your list too, your don’t run many artifacts that die.
Kenrith's Transformation can elk oppo’s commanders and draw a card. When their commander finally dies to a wrath or something you do it again, drawing more
Springbloom Druid is a great way to ramp, fix and provide bodies for sac. It even puts a land in your gy
Phyrexian Metamorph has become a lot cheaper with double masters. I highly recommend it though it may be just over budget for single cards.
Nihil Spellbomb can help destroy graveyards
Phyrexian Scriptures is a cheap wrath for the deck, even being able to protect your cmdr. I’d olay it in a budget list
I’d also go up cheap ramp (Signets) or to 37 or 38 lands probably. You don’t have an excess of cheap ramp (8 pieces or so, depending how you count), so 36 for a 6cmc cmdr which the deck revolves around seems a little low.
Some cards i’d consider cutting:
Merciless Executioner you don’t need 3 of this effect i think
Mystic Snake jives against the rest of the deck a bit, only being able to play it from the yard on your own turn
Gaze of Granite seems expensive to cast and doesn’t synergize being a sorc
Khalni Heart Expedition is ok, but very slow. Recommend swapping this. Hope this helps.
For reference, here’s what i run (less budget friendly) Muldrotha, Tides of Madness
4 months ago
Profet93 Thanks for the recommendations!
I used to run Yavimaya Hollow, but ended up cutting it a while back. This is just me as a player, but I can't resist playing aggressively and dumping my mana on my turn (unless I have a guaranteed reactive play like Nature's Claim or Krosan Grip), and it's for that reason Yavimaya Hollow rarely ever performed for me. The same applies for why I play Memory Jar over Mind's Eye, I'm too addicted to explosive turns.
Scute Swarm is absolutely, positively, pants-on-head ridiculous. It works like so: When a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a 1/1 insect creature token onto the battlefield. However, if at that time you control six or more lands, instead create a token copy of Scute Swarm (which has Scute Swarm’s ability, and will be able to create copies of itself). IE - Scute Swarm is on the battlefield, you play your 6th land (it's Fabled Passage), you now have two total Scute Swarms on the field. You crack Fabled Passage and get a Forest, which triggers both of your Scute Swarms, and you now have four total Scute Swarms. You play Ramunap Excavator and proceed to play / crack Fabled passage two more times, meaning your total number of Scute Swarms will go from 4 to 8 to 16 to 32 to 64. Here's the scryfall link, which has a good explanation of the rules text: Scryfall
Ancient Greenwarden looks like a boss, I'm just not sure what to cut for him yet.
Titania, Protector of Argoth was cut long ago before I had all the fetches (and prior to Prismatic Vista and Fabled Passage), so perhaps it's time to give her another shot. Spots are a little tight in this deck though, and currently, I'm looking for more cheap draw.
Suuuuuuuuuper smart call on the Snow-Covered Forests, I should do that immediately.
I haven't ran into the Bane / Concordant issue yet, though I'm sure it'll feel bad when I do. G-wave isn't often something I use as a win con, rather, more of a value piece. With the number of tutors I'm running, Craterhoof Behemoth is my win 90% of the time.