Artifact — Vehicle
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Cultivator's Caravan Discussion
1 month 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.
Instead of Funeral Longboat , Smuggler's Copter and Sky Skiff you could just be running Avatar of the Resolute , Kalonian Tusker , Strangleroot Geist , Dryad Militant , Experiment One , or Pelt Collector . These all provide equal power to what you’re running, sometimes for less mana, and actually provide threats by themselves.
I’ll concede that Esika's Chariot is probably a decent way to get 8 power on board for 4 mana.
2 months 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.
2 months ago
First of all, thanks for your suggestions! Actually, I already had the Smuggler's Copter in the Deck, but I decided to cut it. For the direct tapping of Kalamax, the Stormsire , I already have the Cultivator's Caravan and the Survivors' Encampment . That should be enough, I think. I really appriciate suggestions!
6 months ago
Any opinion on cards like Cultivator's Caravan (ramp and a threat to hit), Pestilent Spirit + Blazing Volley (works with Fire Covenant as well), and Soul Shatter ? It is quite a challenge with the companion rule, but I think it makes for a fun deckbuilding exercise.
11 months ago
If you use something with an untap ability like King Macar, the Gold-Cursed you can use artifacts to untap it if your deck's colors don't have cards for it.
The most popular way to do that with cards like the king is with mana artifacts like Springleaf Drum and Paradise Mantle. Other popular ways are with prison type artifacts like Puppet Strings and Amber Prison. Lastly, people like to crew stuff like Mobile Garrison, Cultivator's Caravan or Smuggler's Copter.
Or, just go infinite with him for shenanigans like with Freed from the Real + Paradise Mantle. If you go this route, there are a bunch of other creatures to be abused with the combo. Not that it's the best example but I do have a deck where I outline some of the card synergies here: The Real King Of Paradise.
I would like to give honorable mention to Captain of the Mists. He is a twiddle with legs. This card has amazing synergy with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and even untaps for free when the king or other humans enter the battlefield.
11 months ago
Hey, on a budget well done upgrading the precon. Nice upgrades of Ral with Reverberate/Vengeance for the combo, Settlement/Encampment/Drum, Hippocamp, Brainstorm, Dig, Within, Shift, Passage.
Some budget cards to consider adding:
- Narset's Reversal: can be repeatable for two mana to copy any instant/sorcery that's cast. The copy that Kalamax makes can target and bounce the original Reversal back to your hand to cast again on the next turn and Kalamax can make a copy of one instant on each player's turn.
- Expansion / Explosion: another Fork to combo with Ral or a mass draw/damage spell with lots of mana.
- Gravitic Punch: with Kalamax and a Fork this can kill three opponents and cast it again from your graveyard.
- Cultivator's Caravan: three drop rainbow mana rock that can also be a repeatable source of tap for Kalamax (crew 3 is another instant way to tap Kalamax).
- Return of the Wildspeaker: it can draw a lot of cards with high power Kalamax and/or give Kalamax/Drakes/Birds/Elementals +3/+3 or even +6/+6 to potentially kill one/more opponents.
- Roiling Regrowth: like Harrow, but the lands ETB tapped.
- Cascade Bluffs: Double Masters version is less than $4.
- Shivan Reef: Commander 2020 version is $1.
- Rootbound Crag
- Sulfur Falls
If you like any of these suggestions I offer more advice about what cards to cut. Good luck with deck.
1 year ago
Hey, good upgrades of the precon. Interesting version with lots of creatures. I've been playing Kalamax on a budget since he was released and I personally prefer less creatures and more instants/sorceries. My version is very different than yours, but I have some suggestions of how you can improve your version.
Cards from the precon to consider adding:
Kessig Wolf Run is one of the better support lands with Kalamax since it can a repeatable source of trample. Getting both Run and Encampment or Settlement with Crop Rotation is nice. Run is a land upgrade for Sapseep Forest. Harrow is one of the better land ramp spells with Kalamax because you sac one land to search for four basic lands of your choice and put them onto the battlefield untapped. Getting the basic lands untapped gives you mana to cast a spell on an opponent's turn and that's really the strength of Kalamax. Harrow is better than Natural Connection.
Primal Empathy is a fine repeatable draw source since Kalamax is going to most likely be the biggest creature on the battlefield and if he isn't then put another counter on him to make him bigger. The three Bounce lands are good budget lands that are upgrades for Guildgates and Life lands (Rugged Highlands).
Some cards to consider adding:
- Narset's Reversal
- Shared Summons
- Wavebreak Hippocamp
- Cultivator's Caravan
- Sprite Dragon
- Paradise Druid
Narset's Reversal is powerful with Kalamax since it can be a repeatable instant. You can return the original Reversal back to your hand with the copy of Reversal that Kalamax makes and still get a copy of opponent's or your own instant/sorcery you first copied. The repeatable interaction is nice with Guttersnipe and other creatures who ping your opponents. Reversal could replace Volcanic Geyser.
Shared Summons is an instant creature tutor that can get any two different creatures. With Kalamax it can tutor for four different creatures. Summons could replace Whiplash Trap. Wavebreak Hippocamp could replace Lunar Mystic. It's one less mana and the draw is repeatable for no mana cost. Sprite Dragon is a upgrade for Spellgorger Weird. It's one less mana and has evasion flying to take more advantage of having a lot of counters.
Paradise Druid can tap to make any color of mana and can use this mana to cast any card. Paradise is a ramp upgrade for Vodalian Arcanist. Cultivator's Caravan is an upgrade for a three drop mana rock because of crew 3 which is a repeatable way at instant speed tap Kalamax.
Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
Hey, nice budget version.
Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are good budget lands with Kalamax to make any color of mana by tapping him or another creature. Crop Rotation can tutor for one of them/put it onto the battlefield. Springleaf Drum can also tap Kalamax to make mana. Cultivator's Caravan is an upgrade for Ketria Crystal because of crew 3 which is another way to tap Kalamax. Having more ways to tap Kalamax without attacking while also making any color of mana is helpful.
Narset's Reversal is the best fair Fork with Kalamax. It's fair because it can't make a copy instant loop to put infinite +1/+1 counters on Kalamax. The "return to owner's hand" clause prevents this. Instead Reversal is a repeatable Fork since the copy can bounce the original back to your hand. Capsize and Sprout Swarm have buyback and you can take advantage of this with Kalamax. For six and five mana either one gives you twice the value and it returns to your hand to cast again. These cards are nice with Wilderness Reclamation. Saps/Birds/Drakes/Beasts and Kalamax interact with Return of the Wildspeaker.
Izzet/Simic/Gruul Signets or Creativity/Curiosity/Impulse Talismans are upgrades for the Diamonds. All provide more color fixing, ETB untapped, are the same mana cost and are less price. Wavebreak Hippocamp is a great budget card in multiplayer Commander. It's no mana cost repeatable draw when spellslinging with Kalamax.
Good luck with your deck.