Jungle Shrine

Jungle Shrine

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Jungle Shrine Discussion

multimedia on Vampir Firsttry

2 months ago

Hey, good work for your first Commander deck on a budget. You have several nice cards, but also many stinkers :)

There's 2x Inscription of Ruin which you can't have in Commander. Jungle Shrine has green in it's card color identity thus you can't play it because Edgar isn't green. With Edgar you want to lower the mana curve with more one/two/three drop Vamps. Edgar and Coat of Arms are the high CMC cards you want to cast, but before you cast them you want a more established army of Vamps which means the majority of the Vamps you play should be one, two or three drops. Low CMC Vamps are easier to cast thus you get faster token value from Edgar's eminence.

These one drop Vamps are fine plays in the early game while also being useful in the later parts of a game too.

Drana is the most expensive price Vamp I'm suggesting, it's worth $5. Most of these Vamps have repeatable effects or flying which is helpful evasion for attacking in Commander. More low CMC Vamps makes Skullclamp better and it's one of your best sources of repeatable value to get ahead or recover to draw more Vamps; Open the Armory can tutor for it.


Consider more budget dual lands that ETB untapped?

Ancestry and Outpost always ETB tapped, but that's fine since next turn they can make any color of mana you need to cast cards. On a budget this color fixing is helpful.

I offer more advice including what cards to cut. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.

Sanglier on Vampir Firsttry

2 months ago

Nice Deck,

If I were you, I would take out the Altar of the Brood (putting one card in the graveyard of the opponent at a time is not that useful to you and will often help them). I would also take out the Skullclamp as it doesn't synergise fully with the rest of your deck (you need to have a little more 1/1 for it to be very useful)

I don't think you are allowed to have the Jungle Shrine as it breaks your colors but you can replace it fairly easily with Nomad Outpost.

Finally, since you already have Exquisite Blood, if you add Sanguine Bond you will have an infinite combo!

GenericToaster on stampeding Dinosaurs!!!! RUN!!!!!!!!!!

2 months ago

What looks like it needs the most work is the mana base. I absolutely agree that you should cut down on the lands and put in a decent chunk of mana ramp. Personally, I would shoot to cut down to 35 lands and put in 10 pieces of ramp. Seeing that this is a $100-150 range deck, I feel that some $5 range lands may be appropriate. I'd suggest check-lands like Rootbound Crag (since you run so many basics) maybe some of the zendikar rising pathways (like Cragcrown Pathway  Flip) while they're still >$10, and maybe some pain-lands (like Battlefield Forge) too. And since you have 3 colors, there are also some ABSOLUTE staples that you could benefit from, such as Command Tower, Exotic Orchard, Jungle Shrine, and this is totally me speculating, but the reprint of Mana Confluence as a box topper in commander legends could possibly bring the card to the $10-12 range (currently $15-20 range).

multimedia on Kinda Budget Sliver Overlord Toolkit Deck

2 months ago

Hey, well done building a budget version of Overload, but unless your willing to spend more to upgrade the manabase a lot then getting above power level 5 will not be possible. There's no Command Tower or Exotic Orchard which are budget staples of Commander especially with five color decks. You honestly shouldn't be worrying about power level at all with a tribal deck that's less than $200.

On a budget there's limited options for playable lands for a five color manabase. Your best options for lands in five colors are Rainbow lands (Command Tower), etc. Unfortunately most Rainbow lands are expensive price cards, but there's some exceptions:

The goal of any manabase in Commander is to have the least amount of lands that will always ETB tapped because then game play is not hindered by the lands you play since you can tap the land for mana the same turn you play it. On a budget for five colors it will difficult, almost impossible, to not play some lands that always ETB tapped, but the lands that do this better give you good color fixing to make up for it and you don't need to play a ton of them.

Tri lands (Jungle Shrine) will always ETB tapped, but when they untap they can make one color of three different color choices which makes them on a budget worth playing:

Tri lands along with Path of Ancestry should be the only lands in the manabase that always ETB tapped.

I've built a lot of budget five color manabases for $200 decks and they use basic lands with dual lands that have good interaction with basic lands. Battle lands (Cinder Glade) and Check lands (Rootbound Crag) are dual lands that have interaction with basic lands to make them ETB untapped:

Battle lands also have interaction with Check lands because they're two different land types which is what Check lands look for. Many Check lands are expensive price, but there's a few that are less than $4. All Check lands are more expensive than Battle lands therefore add more Battle and less Check. Battle lands are nice with Farseek since it can search for one of them and being able to ramp with a dual land gives you much better color fixing then just a basic land.

Example of a budget five color manabase shell to build from:

  • 8-10 Rainbow lands
  • 20 basic lands
  • 5-8 Battle lands/Check lands
  • 5-8 Tri lands

You have the right idea with playing green land ramp spells which are good with 20x basic lands for ramp and color fixing, but you can expand on this with cards that let you search for any land meaning it can get a land that's not a basic land. Crop Rotation is a powerful budget card in Commander since you can sac a basic land to search for any land and put it onto the battlefield. Sac a basic land to get a Rainbow land. Crop is an instant meaning you could cast it during an opponents end step to get a Tri land then untap on your turn and be able to tap the Tri land for mana. Sylvan Scrying is another land tutor to get any land.

Arcane Signet and Commander's Sphere are staple budget Rainbow mana rocks that can help ramp as well as color fixing.

I offer more advice about Slivers on a budget. Good luck with your deck.

Mirenheart on Omnath, Locus of Value

3 months ago

You could cut down on the basic lands. if you have enough land ramp, you only really need like 36 lands, which can include your Kazandu Mammoth  Flip since it's a land on the other side. I'd suggest something like 2 mountains, 2 islands, 1 plains, something like that. You can also swap Harmonize and Shamanic Revelation with other draw options, since harmonize is like, base level, cheap draw for green, and there's lots of other options for it, and shamanic revelation kinda relies on you getting a token generator, or spending several turns bringing out a bunch of creatures, to get a good number of cards.

If you really want a "draw some cards now" Return of the Wildspeaker costs 1 more then harmonize, but will put in a little more work if you get bigger creatures out, and has the option of pumping your army late game for a potential win.

You can also go without Jungle Shrine, since it's not very searchable, comes in tapped, and doesnt tap for blue. If you need the colors, Exotic Orchard and Path of Ancestry are cheap options that (can) tap for all four colors.

eliakimras on First 5 color

3 months ago

Your deck is almost all green-white, but I believe you should have more mana sources for your other colors:

5-color lands like Vivid Grove and Vivid Meadow won't hurt, neither will Jungle Shrine, Seaside Citadel, Sandsteppe Citadel and Murmuring Bosk. If you run at least 1 basic of each color, Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse can fetch any color for you.

If you prefer untapped lands, Exotic Orchard, the pain lands (e.g. Battlefield Forge) and the Odyssey filter lands (e.g. Sungrass Prairie) can be quite useful. Fellwar Stone also works as the Orchard.

You should be aware of these synergies: Krosan Verge, Farseek, Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim can fetch Murmuring Bosk, the triomes (e.g. Indatha Triome), the battle lands (e.g. Canopy Vista) and the bicycling lands (e.g. Scattered Groves).

If it helps, you can check my Kenrith deck. Its mana base is mostly green-blue-white, with black and red as splashes.

multimedia on Omnath elementals mashup

3 months ago

Hey, good creation and nice Secret Lair Blightsteel :)

You should consider buying the new Zendikar Rising Commander Land's Wrath precon. In the $20 precon are several cards that can improve your deck:


This is a casual budget Elemental interaction, Risen triggers whenever any Elemental you control ETB which includes tokens. If you reveal a land with Risen then you put it onto the battlefield and create another Elemental which triggers Risen again. This can be a lot of card advantage with Elementals.

Another budget Elemental interaction that uses +1/+1 counters. Ancient is a good card for counters in multiplayer Commander because it triggers whenever any player casts a spell. The mana that Omnath makes can be used to activate Marath and you can keep doing this as long as you can keep putting counters on Marath. Omnath, Locus of the Roil, Obuun, Mul Daya Ancestor, Felidar Retreat, Evolution Sage can all be repeatable sources of counters onto Marath with landfall.


Some budget lands to consider adding to improve the manabase:

The Pain lands: Coast, Forge, Reef you pay 1 life to make colored mana, but that's fine in 40 life Commander and since Omnath is a life gaining engine with landfall. Can get these lands for less than $1 each. The Battle lands: Glade, Vista, Stream would help the manabase since they have good interaction with lots of basic lands and you can get them for less than $2 each.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Here there be DRAGONS!

3 months ago

Hey, for your game tomorrow/today from the sideboard add Territory, Vista, Smoldering and the basic lands to the manabase. Later on you can upgrade the manabase, but for now add a complete manabase to the deck list.

If you own Cascading Cataracts I would add it as it's a nice way to make all five colors of mana. Tri lands are much better than Thriving lands if you're going to play other lands beside the Triomes that always ETB tapped. If you have some of the Tri lands my advice is add them replacing the Thriving lands for more color fixing. If you're going to play lands that always ETB tapped then those lands should provide more color fixing.

For the numbers of basic lands I would play more Forest and Mountains than Plains, Islands, Swamps. The order to consider is first Mountains, second Forests, third Swamps, fourth Islands and last is Plains. Forests should be second because they give you access to other colors with green ramp spells.

  • 6x Mountain
  • 5x Forest
  • 2x Swamp
  • 2x Island
  • 2x Plains

Other cards from the sideboard to consider adding main deck:

Sol because it's one of the best sources of ramp in Commander. Golos is ramp with any land and a repeatable mana sink that mimics Ur-Dragon's ability to put a permanent onto the battlefield by instead casting it for free. Bladewing combos with Scion + Teneb. Cards main deck that could be cut for these:

Dragons don't need single card that are anthem effects that pump their power/toughness because Dragons already have high p/t with flying. Dragons who are anthems are fine as a bonus, but I wouldn't play a card that was just a p/t anthem. Rampant is subpar ramp, but if it's all you have then that's fine for now. Boots is a good card, but it's less needed here because you have Greaves.

Consider cutting Utter End for a counterspell, Dovin's Veto or Negate? Not having one counterspell is worst than a second higher mana cost exile spell. If you have Jodah, Archmage Eternal I would add him since he reduces Ur-Dragon's mana cost to five mana.

Good luck with your deck and at your game tomorrow/today.

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