Crystal Vein

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Crystal Vein

Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, Sacrifice Crystal Vein: Add to your mana pool.

SufferFromEDHD on Esika Ad Nauseam Gate Win

2 weeks ago

It's an instant, cost 1 and puts your win condition directly into play... What more does it need to do... Give you a handjob? Haha agree to disagree.

Expedition Map Fits under Saga, keeps your CMC low and finds your win condition.

Scavenger Grounds graveyard removal is as clutch as the two Channel lands you added.

Crystal Vein over Temple of the False God or both?

I'm just spitballing. I really like this concept. Keep thinking outside the box.

Stardragon on Colorless Support Over 40 of …

7 months ago

Grubbernaut I knew Lunar necklace was going to be a problem i just knew almost did make it may need to delete it rather than rework it, Ashlands is meant to be that goof since shock lands are good it meant to the colorless version of those. Moonstone was debating on add suspend or not. to answer your examples Ancient Tomb is good though expensive, other than being old it don't see much reason to use City of Traitors as it will either have to the last land you play or a one turn ritual basically. Crystal Vein is good not tomb good but decent though again you have to blow it for fast mana. The Moxes are expensive and not every can have that deep of pockets a style should be locked out due to not being rich. Monolith are werid that do give fast mana but only every other turn and not a net gain i never got the love for them.

Grubbernaut on Colorless Support Over 40 of …

7 months ago

To be more specific: Lunar Necklace, Ashlands, and Mox Moonstone are all "too good" to exist in EDH, imo. We already have Ancient Tomb, City of Traitors, Crystal Vein, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Grim Monolith, Sol Ring, Basalt Monolith, and the plethora of good-but-not-great rocks; the problem with trying to push colorless is that you inadvertantly push all the other colors at the same time.

For it to be more balanced, you'd need some sort of clause that prevented use on colored spells, in colored decks, etc.

duchessCretina on Red Dragons

8 months ago

Hi, I mean this in the most constructive way:

i think that I know of some lands that may help you ramp in case you want to:

These can serve as ramp in a pinch (except for sandstone, which dies in 2 usages).

Do you really need Crucible of Fire? It seems that dragons are already powerful on their own and that these slots could be used for something else.

There is also a land that I think may help you more, which is Ghitu Encampment. The first strike 2/1 can be more versatile. The utility lands you chose seem to be more dedicated to offense, but that's not always going to be the case.

Tears of Valakut can also only target flying threats... wouldnt it be better to have something that kills a wider range of creatures? Like Dead / Gone, maybe? Or Fire Prophecy, which may allow you to "cycle" an unwanted card.

And in case you are in a pinch, maybe use a card like Pyroclasm or Sweltering Suns (and I just noticed it may help activate the Dragon Eggs).

Idk about the price, but the "spell lands" also seem a bit helpful: Spikefield Hazard  Flip, Valakut Awakening  Flip.

Sarkhan, Fireblood, Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Sarkhan, Dragonsoul also seem interesting... Sarkhan's Triumph too.

There are too many Dragon-related cards to choose from @[email protected]

also, maybe try cutting the deck down to 60, it'll make it more consistent (22 lands for 70 cards isn't enough)...

If you could manage to use only odd-cost cards, could even use Obosh, the Preypiercer as a companion

Kuzar456 on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

8 months ago

Love the angel tribal! As for some cards that come to mind for me is Pariah to abuse the indestructible tag in a slightly other way. Also i find War Room in mono colored decks just nice to have. If you really want to get out your commander as fast as possible Crystal Vein or Ruins of Trokair can help with that.

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

8 months ago

Thanks for commenting, Lord_of_Cardboard!

This deck would do exceptionally well against a Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger deck. This is for the same reason that cards like Jace's Archivist do so well in the deck: if you have have Muldrotha on the battlefield, any cards you discard might as well still be in your hand cause you can simply replay them from your graveyard. If anything, an opposing Kroxa player is almost helping you by disrupting your other opponents' hands.

As for a budget version of the deck, here's some advice on budget options and replacements. Just note that this is advice specific to my Muldrotha deck, i.e., advice for the big mana and big X-spell strategy. If you'd rather play a more typical creature-based, swing-to-kill type deck, there may be better Muldrotha lists to look at.

The mana base makes up a large portion of the deck's budget, and I would leave that mostly up to your own discretion. Just keep in mind that fetch lands like Evolving Wilds and slow fetches like Bad River are good for being replayed every turn with Muldrotha. Also, for a budget version of the deck, it's important to run more basics than I do since you'll probably need to fetch more with your ramp. Cycle lands like Lonely Sandbar, Tranquil Thicket, and Barren Moor are fantastic, especially with Life from the Loam. Some other good options:

Which brings me to another point: if I had to pick one somewhat expensive card that's worth putting in a budget Muldrotha deck, it's this one. It's a one-card value engine, giving you card draw, mill, and lands. And depending on what utility lands you choose to run, it can do a whole lot more. And if you're worried about Kroxa in your meta, Life from the Loam is a great counter to it, allowing you to fill your hand with lands to discard.

Now to address key cards for the deck's "big mana" strategy. Important cards for generating a lot of mana include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Crypt Ghast, and Nyxbloom Ancient. You could just replace these cards with normal ramp; casting X-spells for X=10 is still good and easy to accomplish without these cards. If that's unsatisfying for you, you could consider options like Zendikar Resurgent and Mana Reflection. Unfortunately there aren't many great cheap options for producing a lot of mana. This is an important part of the deck though, so it's up to you if it's worth spending some extra money on it.

To avoid this comment being any more lengthy than it already is, here's an extensive list of some budget alternatives for the deck. The great thing about Muldrotha is that being able to replay removal makes a lot of sub-par removal actually pretty good, so it's pretty budget friendly.

Win-Conditions: What's in the deck isn't too expensive, but here's some cheaper options.

Removal:

Draw / Mill:

Tutors:

Ramp:

Control and other good stuff:

If you have any other questions about budget options, let me know. I'm always happy to help!

Last_Laugh on The most boring deck you'll ever play

9 months ago

Ok, better late than never...

Spirit Mantle is a great for evasion. Crystal Vein is a nice piece of ramp depending on how glass-canon this deck is. Pentad Prism is the only 2 drop mana rock that'll net you +2 colored mana (albeit once). Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault equals infinite combat steps. Divine Reckoning and Razia's Purification are a pair of boardwipes that'll leave Narset untouched.

Last_Laugh on NaRsEt TuRnTaKeR

1 year ago

Narset wants LOTS of ramp. Stick to 2 drop or less though (3 if it adds more than 1 mana). Azorius Signet, Boros Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Creativity, Pentad Prism, Coalition Relic, Worn Powerstone, Basalt Monolith, and Crystal Vein.

A few pillowfort cards will go a long way also. Smoke is amazing here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

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