Cultivator's Caravan

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Cultivator's Caravan

Artifact — Vehicle

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Crew 3 (Tap any number of other creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

carpecanum on Dwarven Uprising

2 weeks ago

Aerial Responder and Duergar Cave-Guard can attack without as much fear of being blocked as some other dwarves. Dolmen Gate would let you attack with impunity.

I guess your mana problem is because you have more cards than you can cast every round? There's not an easy fix for that but you could trade out a couple artifacts for more mana rocks. Cultivator's Caravan, Spinning Wheel etc

Max_Hammer on Shorikai go vroom

2 months ago

Yeah, I can see that. Being able to usually get away with 34-45 lands is still only usually. There's a solid chance you'll get droughted if you don't run 36-37.

As for the fetchlands... Yeah, I get it. Even the 20$ for a shockland is a bit too rich for my blood. If I'm dropping a lot of money on a card it should be more than a 0.07%~ chance for me to draw that, and you better believe it's going to be my wincon. I think that your mana setup is all you'll need, assuming your table isn't playing Magic in the quadruple digits.

The average guideline for ramp in Commander is about 7 cards, but I think this deck would actually really benefit from the extra ramp, seeing as how many cards you should be drawing with spells like Shimmer Dragon and Vedalken Archmage. Right now you have 10 (or 8, if you count Artificer Class as utility and Cultivator's Caravan as a regular vehicle), but you should be just fine with that.

I looked and only saw two more things that I think should be cut. There's Manifold Key. Just doesn't feel super necessary. You could use it to get an extra mana or give a vehicle pseudo-vigilance, but that's kinda meh. But there's also Trinket Mage. Granted, being able to tutor Skullclamp (or mana if you need it) isn't bad. He's a maybe and so it Manifold.

The way I see it, you don't have anything bad in this list, unfortunately enough for you, but you are over. It looks to me like you have more creatures + vehicles than anything, so maybe start there? Either take out the highest CMC cards (without taking out the crazy good ones), or just pull them at random and playtest it.

Max_Hammer on Shorikai go vroom

2 months ago

So, right now, Commander included, you've got 126 cards. Seeing as you're only 26 over the cap, this shouldn't be too bad.

This is a low mana cost deck with a lot of draw, you probably only need 34-36 lands if you're being generous. If I were you, I'd drop some of the slower lands, such as Temple of Enlightenment, Skybridge Towers, Prairie Stream, Azorius Chancery, Castle Ardenvale, Castle Vantress, or even Port Town.

You might also want to include more fetch lands, too. Flooded Strand, Fabled Passage, and Flood Plain all come with a pretty high price tag, but they're all good.

On the other side of the coin, Brokers Hideout, Obscura Storefront, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Myriad Landscape, Esper Panorama, and Bant Panorama are all cheaper fetch lands that you could use.

Drawing mana late game can be a dead draw a lot of the time, so being able to remove that excess from your deck can be a really nice tool to have, so you can draw just what you want. Maybe take out cards that are fast, but not necessary such as, Skycloud Expanse, Sea of Clouds, Mishra's Factory, and Crawling Barrens.

Changing it to this (or a list of just 35 mana), should bring us down to 122 cards.

As for non-land ramp, you have a lot. I’m going to say you want to kick out Silver Myr, Gold Myr, Mind Stone, and Ornithopter of Paradise. Normally I’d say more, but for this specific deck that seems to love ramp, this seems more than fine.

118 left.

For the rest, I’d say Ondu Inversion  Flip, Access Denied, Tezzeret the Seeker, Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Phyrexian Metamorph, Cultivator's Caravan, Invoke Justice, and An Offer You Can't Refuse, all mostly because they’re too expensive.

That leaves you with 109

Okay, so, this decklist is surprisingly tight for being 30~ cards over and I don’t know where to kick the last 9 off. Maybe Artificer Class? Maybe some of the creatures/vehicles? Idunno, good luck.

carpecanum on Shorikai - Vehicles

6 months ago

More ramp? Cultivator's Caravan is obviously absent, maybe Aerial Surveyor.

Unlicensed Hearse is amazing vs decks that use the graveyard.

Some of the creatures with "Inspired" produce tokens as they untap, that might fit your theme

wallisface on T-Rex with a Tank

1 year ago

My main thought looking through this list was that it feels like you’re creating extra steps for yourself - pretty much all your “cheap cmc vehicles” don’t have any additional power over what green can provide normally in creature form, so you’re creating extra work for yourself with no real gain.

Going down a more traditional (and practical) creature route also lets you run Aspect of Hydra instead of Might of the Masses , which can net you free-wins out of nowhere

dnthymamai on Obuun landfall

1 year ago

Nice budget deck! Besides from attacking with Kalamax in order to get him tapped, (because some times you will risk getting him killed) may I suggest these casual cards that also help ramp your mana: Saruli Caretaker , Jaspera Sentinel , Springleaf Drum and the not-so-great-at-mana-fixing, old Honor-Worn Shaku .

Moreover, the Crew mechanic is a free way to tap Kalamax and some great examples are: Smuggler's Copter , Aethersphere Harvester , Heart of Kiran , Cultivator's Caravan and maybe a Conqueror's Galleon  Flip for some late game options when you flip it over.

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