Snow Land — Mountain Forest
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Highland Forest Discussion
6 days ago
Hey, nice version, but the manabase hasn't been as upgraded as much as the rest of the deck, you forgot Command Tower.
Because you have Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger do you really need lots of other big creatures? Most creature board wipes are good with Eggs because even if Atla will die to the wipe she will trigger for each Egg that also dies. All your opponents creatures die and you're left with a battlefield of creatures from Eggs. Avacyn and Ulamog have indestructible making them survive board wipes that destroy or do damage.
Vanquish the Horde and Blasphemous Act are powerful creature board wipes in multiplayer Commander because they care about the number of all creatures from all players on the battlefield. Wrath of God and Day of Judgment are the traditional four mana ones and Austere Command is very versatile. Fanatical Devotion is a nice budget sac outlet for Eggs since it can protect Atla from most board wipes.
Consider more ramps sources especially two drop or less ramp that's not creatures can help with Atla?
The manabase here has a few good lands (Mesa, Orchard, Glade, Shrine, Panorama), but most are subpar for much lower budget decks. Temple of the False God is a not a good land; my advice is cut it from all your decks even decks with green which have land ramp. Needing five lands just for Temple to be able to make mana isn't worth it. The Life lands such as Blossoming Sands, etc. are lackluster since 1 life gain is not worth the land always ETB tapped. If you're on a budget for lands then consider these for upgrades?
- Command Tower
- High Market: sac outlet.
- Battlefield Forge
- Canopy Vista
- Overgrown Farmland
- Path of Ancestry
- Game Trail
- Fortified Village
- Furycalm Snarl
- Alpine Meadow
- Sungrass Prairie
- Mossfire Valley
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Ancient Ziggurat
- Blossoming Sands
- Kazandu Refuge
- Rugged Highlands
- Slagwoods Bridge
- Thornglint Bridge
- Wind-Scarred Crag
- Arctic Treeline
- Highland Forest
- Sudden Disappearance
- Soul Foundry
- Dictate of Heliod
- Brood Monitor
- Guild Feud
- Ulamog's Crusher
- Breaker of Armies
- Gruul Ragebeast
- Dreamstone Hedron
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
I like this deck! I'd probably play it myself if I had the wildcards to spend on Arena.
You're looking for fine tuning. Off the top of my head, I might suggest cutting the Highland Forests or Mountains for Cragcrown Pathway Flips. I know you want the snow permanents for Blizzard Brawl, but I think the added consistency for your manabase is worth it, especially if you plan on running Unnatural Growth.
I might also look for ways to include Goldspan Dragon in your mainboard. I think it's just too good to not include if you're already in red
1 month ago
Hey, well done with upgrading the precon on a budget.
Greater Good and Goblin Bombardment let you abuse Dragon Spirits before they're saced after doing damage. When a Dragon Spirit does damage it makes a sacrifice trigger that has to resolve from the stack before the token is saced. When the trigger is on the stack you can response to it by sacing the token for value. Greater is draw 5 cards and Bombardment is do 1 damage to Vrondiss to create another Dragon Spirit. When Vrondiss is indestructible, Bombardment can be part a combo to do infinite damage to opponents with any two of Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks, Outpost Siege or Warstorm Surge.
Wild Endeavor is a six mana ramp spell with only d4 rolls, you don't really want to be casting ramp with six mana.
Consider more repeatable draw sources which the precon really lacks. More effects that draw a card whenever a Spirit Dragon is created and from other enrage: Ripjaw Raptor, Garruk's Packleader, Elemental Bond.
Ripjaw Raptor is another good creature to make indestructible because then you can draw cards by doing damage to it. Garruk's Packleader draw is a may, you can stop drawing at any time. With Packleader in your control and Vrondiss is indestructible then one of Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks, Outpost Siege or Warstorm Surge will create as many Dragon Spirits who will do damage/sac itself as you want which is draw as many cards as you want.
- Ripjaw Raptor --> Wulfgar of Icewind Dale
- Garruk's Packleader --> Chameleon Colossus
- Elemental Bond --> Neverwinter Hydra
One area from the precon you haven't upgraded is the manabase, it's still 39 lands and 27 basic lands. Some lands to consider adding in place of some basic lands and Underdark Rift:
- Karplusan Forest
- Fire-Lit Thicket
- Grove of the Burnwillows
- Rootbound Crag
- Rockfall Vale
- Cragcrown Pathway Flip
- Highland Forest
- Naya Panorama
- Jund Panorama
- Tyrite Sanctum
- Rogue's Passage
- Bonders' Enclave
I don't think you need 39 lands, some of them could be cut for lower CMC ramp such as Farseek, Talisman of Impulse and Sakura-Tribe Elder. Because you have Cinder Glade and could add Highland Forest then Farseek has a dual land to search for. For two mana Tyrite Sanctum can repeatedly put a counter on Vrondiss to make him bigger. Once he's a God then Sanctum can be saced to make Vrondiss indestructible. Both these effects are helpful coming from a land.
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, nice upgrades for the precon and funny deck name.
Goblin Bombardment can do 1 damage to any target for enrage. When Dragon Spirits do damage their sac trigger goes onto the stack and it has to resolve before the Dragon Spirit is saced. When this trigger happens you can response to it by sacing the Dragon Spirit with Bombardment to do 1 damage to Vrondiss to create another Dragon Spirit or target another creature like Ripjaw Raptor. Greater Good is another powerful sac outlet to take advantage of Dragon Spirits sac trigger. In response sac the Dragon Spirit to draw 5 cards.
To really abuse Vrondiss consider more indestructible? You have Heroic Intervention, but consider more ways?
- Anara, Wolvid Familiar --> Thunderbreak Regent
- Roar of Challenge --> Mage Slayer
- Tyrite Sanctum --> Crucible of the Spirit Dragon
Roar of Challenge can do a lot with Vrondiss for three mana because he has more than 4 power. It makes him indestructible and forces an opponent who has creatures for all them block him which each creature who does this is one instance of damage/enrage to Vrondiss to potentially create a lot Dragon Spirits.
Because you have Stomping Ground, Cinder Glade and Highland Forest than Farseek is an upgrade for Rampant Growth. Karplusan Forest, Fire-Lit Thicket, Rootbound Crag, Jund Panorama are some less expensive lands to consider adding.
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
I've had my eye on possibly running Glacial Crevasses in my EDH decks for quite some time now as I feel it makes an excellent combat deterrent. By having this card on the field the whole table knows I can completely negate an attack thrown at me even when tapped out which can help keep combat-oriented decks from wanting to waste their combat step on me.
The problem is this card only works if I have Snow-Covered Mountains. If I have none Glacial Crevasses means nothing to my opponent, if I have one Snow-Covered Mountain my opponents might try to fish me into sacking it and if I have three Snow-Covered Mountains my opponents will likely not bother with me until the game reaches a 1-versus-1 state.
This card is easier to run in mono-red decks, but I want to put it in 3-color decks which means I don't want to flood my entire manabase with Snow-Covered Mountains especially if I'm not going to draw into Glacial Crevasses certain games.
Additionally would you count fetch-lands towards your Snow-Covered Mountain count, such as Arid Mesa , Ash Barrens , Bloodstained Mire , Prismatic Vista , Scalding Tarn and Wooded Foothills? (My 3-color red decks usually run all 6 of these fetches just to color fix with Ravnica shock lands if needed.)
Also how good would you evaluate Unstable Frontier as a utility land? If I'm running Snow-Covered Forests, Snow-Covered Islands, Snow-Covered Plains or Snow-Covered Swamps, I can use Unstable Frontier to turn any of them into a Snow-Covered Mountain and as a color fixing source if I have too many Snow-Covered Mountains, but I don't know if it would be better to just use another Snow-Covered Mountain over it instead.
Lastly, should I run cards like Alpine Meadow, Highland Forest, Sulfurous Mire and Volatile Fjord? I already run all the Modern fetch-lands that could tutor for lands such as these, so I could hit them very consistently, but I don't like the fact they're tap-lands. Given I run only three colored decks I can only ever fit any of two of them at a time. Would they be worth an inclusion?
Thank you for your insight.
2 months ago
- Anger > Emissary
- Scute Swarm > Charnelhoard
- Titana > Centaur Vinecrasher
- Accident Greenwarden > Boduka Gardener
- Radha > Yavimaya Elder
- Tireless Tracker > Monstrosity
- Tireless Provisioner > Acidic Slime
- Azusa > Soul/Innistrad
- Fabled Passage > Forge of Heroes
- Thespian’s Stage > Khalni Garden
- Field of the Dead > Haunted Fengraf
- Dark Depths > Warped Landscape
- Constant Mists > Worm Harvest
- Chaos Warp > Ruinous Path
- Nissa > Stitch Together
- Valakut Exploration > Kaya's Ghostform
- Beast Within > Putrefy
- Bala Ged Recovery > 1 Forest
- Valakur Awakening > 1 Mountain
- Skyshroud Claim > Explosive Vegetation
- Farseek > Far Wanderings
- Cinder Glade > 1 Swamp
- Highland Forest > Kazandu Refuge
- Woodland Chasm > Jungle Hollow
- Sulfurous Mire > Rakdos Carnarium
2 months ago
Anger > Emissary Scute Swarm > Charnelhoard Titana > Centaur Vinecrasher Accident Greenwarden > Boduka Gardener Radha > Yavimaya Elder Tireless Tracker > Monstrosity Tireless Provisioner > Acidic Slime Azusa > Soul/Innistrad Fabled Passage > Forge of Heroes Thespian’s Stage > Khalni Garden Field of the Dead > Haunted Fengraf Dark Depths > Warped Landscape Constant Mists > Worm Harvest Chaos Warp > Ruinous Path Nissa > Stitch Together Valakut Exploration > Kaya's Ghostform Beast Within > Putrefy Bala Ged Recovery > 1 Forest Valakur Awakening > 1 Mountain Skyshroud Claim > Explosive Vegetation Farseek > Far Wanderings Cinder Glade > 1 Swamp Highland Forest > Kazandu Refuge Woodland Chasm > Jungle Hollow Sulfurous Mire > Rakdos Carnarium
4 months ago
Hey, for a first deck this is well done on a budget. Nice Foothills Expedition :)
Ask yourself do you need Elemental tribal with Omnath? My advice will hopefully give you ideas of how you can make upgrades with Omnath by getting away from the tribal theme. Omnath by himself is an Elemental engine, creating Elementals with landfall. Focus more on ramp and landfall for Omnath as your main source of Elementals, not other Elemental creatures.
The cards you cast before Omnath should help you to cast Omnath which will do a lot more for gameplay then casting some Elementals before him. Still play some Elementals such as Ashaya, Soul of the Wild and Bane of Progress , but play these because they're good cards not because they're Elementals. Elementals such as Creeping Trailblazer and Lavakin Brawler aren't good enough even with Elemental synergy.
Cards in the early game you want to cast are ramp.
- Sol Ring
- Lotus Cobra
- Orcish Lumberjack
- Tireless Provisioner : Modern Horizons 2 card, landfall to create treasures.
- Farseek : can search for a Mountain dual land such as Cinder Glade or Highland Forest .
- Llanowar Scout
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Harrow : trigger landfall twice at instant speed.
- Roiling Regrowth : trigger landfall twice at instant speed.
- Springbloom Druid : trigger landfall twice.
- Stone-Seeder Hierophant
Lotus Cobra , Tireless Provisioner and Stone-Seeder Hierophant are important budget cards because of landfall which makes them combo with Perilous Forays + Omnath to repeatedly pay for the sac activation of Forays.
Ramunap Excavator , Mina and Denn, Wildborn and Moraug, Fury of Akoum are good budget support cards who are not Elementals; they're support comes from interactions with lands. Excavator lets you play lands from your graveyard which is excellent with Fetch lands for landfall: Foothills, Passage, Wilds, Expanse, Myriad Landscape , Naya Panorama , Jund Panorama . Excavator makes cards that make you sac a land when you cast them better since you can then play the land you saced from your graveyard. Excavator is also good with Valakut Exploration which is landfall for card advantage or damage to all opponents.
Wildborn lets you play another land on your turn and it also has an ability to bounce a land you control to give Omnath trample. Moraug can be a win condition with landfall giving you extra combat steps to attack with Omnath and 5/5 Elementals. You get an extra combat step after a main phase for each landfall trigger.
If you're interested in these suggestions then I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.