Labyrinth of Skophos
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Labyrinth of Skophos Discussion
3 weeks ago
1x Tangle Wire
1x Bolt Bend Is this ever reduced for your commander?
1x Taurean Mauler It's okay but sort of unnecessary. Can have an artifact dwarf instead.
1x Torbran, Thane of Red Fell Useless in your deck, replace with a 1 mana dwarf.
1x By Force
1x Wheel of Misfortune Really unreliable, especially if all 4 players still playing.
1x Akroma's Memorial You shouldn't win by combat.
1x Illusionist's Bracers One use of commander should be more than enough to win.
1x Dwarven Thaumaturgist His effect is irrelevent.
1x Mycosynth Lattice Mana fixing for opponents, how generous.
1x Rings of Brighthearth see Illusionist's Bracers above
1x Clock of Omens Primary wincon, and at instant speed.
1x Dwarven Grunt 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Scorcher 1 mana dwarves
1x Dwarven Trader 1 mana dwarves
1x Enslaved Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Liberated Dwarf 1 mana dwarves
1x Proteus Machine Artifact dwarf, slotted for consistency. Unnecessary really, can be replaced with whatever.
1x Feldon of the Third Path Can create an artifact dwarf or maybe pull out a dragon that was discarded/played if game went too long.
1x Possessed Portal Use if winning and clock of omens has been dealt with or you don't have an artifact dwarf.
1x Daretti, Scrap Savant Good for rummaging or returning an artifact, since you always have a treasure in play. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Mystic Forge 1/4 of deck is artifacts. Can also fix dead draws to a certain extent. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Herald's Horn Call dwarves every time. Can be replaced with good card draw.
1x Final Fortune Can win out of nowhere. Use only if you are certain you can win. Be careful, highly recommended only if opponents appear tapped out.
Other worthy mentions I don't feel like figuring out how to slot in right now:
Outpost Siege Solid red card draw.
Commune with Lava Playable red card advantage.
Maze of Ith Use this as a spell slot, not a land slot. Can untap your own dwarves, or be used defensively.
Scrying Sheets all your lands are snow for whatever reason, so could be okay if you have nothing else to cast in a turn.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle with all these mountains, why not?
Command Beacon In case people kill your 1 toughness commander too many times.
Darksteel Citadel More artifacts. ONLY PUT IF you don't have color problems.
Flamekin Village Not sure if haste is important enough, but something to consider.
Inventors' Fair gives you health, but more importantly can tutor an artifact.
Madblind Mountain If you end up with a lot of top deck shenanigans.
Labyrinth of Skophos If you're being attacked.
Kher Keep Chump blockers.
Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep Might help seem more intimidating early game?
Sequestered Stash Can return an artifact to your DECK, and then commander can grab it.
Sea Gate Wreckage If you run out of cards and have colorless mana sources.
Quicksand Can dissuade attackers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Big mana
Myriad Landscape Ramp
Mouth of Ronom If you still have too many snow lands.
3 months ago
SWappING Opal Palace , Tainted Strike , Reaper of Sheoldred , Simic Signet , Necroskitter , and Commander's Sphere for Arcane Signet , Fellwar Stone , Fynn, the Fangbearer , Emergent Ultimatum , Grafted Exoskeleton , and Labyrinth of Skophos
6 months ago
Land - Desert
Landfall - Whenever another land enters the battlefield under your control, add to your mana pool.
Why play Cactus Grove? It doesn't tap for mana???
Yes, it doesn't tap for mana. However, if you can get multiple lands into play at a time, it adds multiple mana. If you can get a land drop every turn, it's at parity with a basic land, but it scales with multiple lands and then it also multiplies with copies of itself. Let's say you have 4 of this type of land in play (with one just played this turn) and no other lands, and then you play a spell that puts two lands into play. Each one will trigger, adding 8 mana on turn 4 after just playing a spell. It's overpowered, but risky, but not with a Tomb of Yawgmoth.
The Boros version of Nimbus Maze would be Labyrinth of Skophos but as a land.
Creatures that share a creature type with Bone Hunter have its other abilities.
, : Destroy target tapped creature that doesn't share a creature type with this creature.
Create a red counterspell.
6 months ago
Halls of Mist is fun, Maze of Ith, Mystifying Maze, Labyrinth of Skophos all deal with attackers. Another way to deal with creatures is with removal: enter Quicksand and Mouth of Ronom. When protecting your own creatures Yavimaya Hollow is the best. With your general being a 6/6 Arena will kill quite a few unfortunate souls.
Soldevi Excavations is good filtering on a land, Search for Azcanta Flip is great for finding noncreature spells; however, note that it also cannot get lands. Halimar Depths is a one time top deck filter, you have to decide whether entering tapped is small enough to ignore. Castle Vantress is going to be the best land for this, four mana plus a tap is expensive though.
All creature lands are great, but given enough mana Urza's Factory is even better, just pumping out creatures. Hostile Desert takes advantage of all the lands that will undoubtedly be entering your graveyard. Of course the aforementioned Field of the Dead is the best at generating blockers and possibly attackers.
7 months ago
A couple others maybe:
Flip in place of a swamp.
Spawning Pool in place of a swamp. The tapped land part sucks but nice to have a disposable blocker in a pinch.
Tangled Florahedron Flip - maybe? Not really sure about this one.
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood in place of a forest.
Mosswort Bridge in place of a swamp. Wouldn't it be cool if you had a In Garruk's Wake or a Verdant Force under it?
Field of Ruin in place of another swamp.
Crawling Barrens in place of another swamp. This is a surprisingly good land. It can come out of nowhere in a pinch.
Labyrinth of Skophos in place of a forest or swamp. Nice to be able to remove an infect creature or big guy coming at you.
Conqueror's Galleon Flip in place of Talisman of Resilience. The flip on the Galleon is really easy (especially with the Labyrin and can be a good source of value or recursion.
9 months ago
Whirlwind This is a situational bordwipe that will usually be a dead card in your hand. Depends on your meta though. If flyers are a big problem from one player, then the best removal is player removal I say.
Sylvan Awakening You’ll generally want to use your mana for Ezuri, not for lands.
Naturalize You’ve got quite a bit of this kind of destruction anyway. You can cut the worst one.
I’d also suggest running more basics to make better use of Extraplanar Lens. I’m not a fan of Zhalfirin Void, and since you can just regenerate your blockers, Maze of Ith and Labyrinth of Skophos seem unnecessary. I do like Labyrinth, though, since you can remove blockers and let damage trample over, but with that much mana you could also just activate Ezuri again. Probably get more damage in that way, too. If you need them to deal with voltron commanders, they are pretty useful, then. Just try to keep track of how many times the pesky creatures have hexproof to see if it’s worth it to run the lands.
11 months ago
I highly reccomend avoiding expensive cards for first decks- if you are going to spend >$5 on a card, you want to be picking up a card that fits into lots of decks as a format staple (for green, stuff like Birds of Paradise). A lot of cards are expensive because there isn't enough supply for a format (in whiptongue's case, commander), rather than them being the best options. There are diminishing returns on copies of legendary creatures too, and no shortage of inexpensive cards that never quite made the cut into modern that are super fun. Old standard staples are frequently <$0.30
If there are hydras you want to spend money one anyway, pick up one and run tutors like Uncage the Menagerie.
If you get bored, start messing around with synergies; a lot of 5/6/7 drops are playable in a green ramp shell like this- some will perform outstandingly, and others can sit it out with minor cost.
In terms of fighting fliers, Grappling Sundew, Wall of Tanglecord or Traproot Kami offer a delay, there is a lot of cheap spot removal like Aerial Volley, multiplayer options like Clip Wings, sweepers like Corrosive Gale/Hurricane/Skyreaping, options to turn flying into a downside like Bower Passage/Dense Canopy, utility answers like Crushing Canopy and Crushing Vines, 'total shutdown' effects like Elvish Skysweeper, Scattershot Archer or Gravity Well.
Then there are options like a 'fight' subtheme using your own fliers- allowing for answers to more than just flying Foe-Razer Regent is a lot of fun, Frontier Siege is cute, Kraul Harpooner has seen competitive modern play in sideboards.
I really reccomend packing in one answer and a couple of planned search effects- knowing that Uncage the Menagerie can get you a Vastwood Hydra/Overgrown Battlement/Kraul Harpooner makes it decent when you only have a few options, while it encourages a relaxed and varied decklist.
Feed the clan sees great sideboard play for a reason- its a good card when facing lightning bolt effects, but if they have repeatable damage it starts looking lackluster. I'd look at creatures with lifegain stapled on- Gilded Goose will be rotating soon, and so should get cheap and remain somewhat relevant in that neiche, while cards like Healer of the Glade, Pelakka Wurm or Oracle of Nectars do the thing in the meantime.
Finally, the 'I'm optimising a deck' thing- with 24 basic lands you can swap for 2-3 utility lands. There are budget cards that fix major problems without competing for slots; Emergence Zone against counterspells, Labyrinth of Skophos/Mystifying Maze to Fog attackers, small-scale lifegain like Sapseep Forest/Glimmerpost/Radiant Fountain, card advantage like Memorial to Unity, manlands like Treetop Village or threats like Rogue's Passage.
The reason deckbuilding in casual magic is so fun is that there is rarely a 'right' answer- there are about twenty ways to solve any problem, and its more about which one you enjoy more than what exactly you pick. I had a deck which aimed to use Gutter Grime with Brindle Boar and Gristleback for a while and it did great. Look around, don't worry too much about optimising and have fun.
1 year ago
Not even kidding. This deck has, like, 6 extra lands.
Take out Labyrinth of Skophos, Blasted Landscape, Emergence Zone, Zhalfirin Void, and Homeward Path. Also, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is banned, so you need to take that out too. This deck is not geared towards Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. Your commander should instead be Kozilek, the Great Distortion. Tune your deck more towards eldrazi, and cut Spine of Ish Sah and Darksteel Forge.
Hope you find these suggestions helpful.