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Mana Confluence occurrence in decks from the last year
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Mana Confluence Discussion
1 week ago
Hi! Thank you very much for the comment and the suggestions!
I have to confess, I didnt know Unnatural Selection until now. It is definetly a great card in this deck! I should consider to add it. However I would not replace Wings of Velis Vel in spite of the fact that it looks to be quite weak. The changelling instants are essential during the gameplay. Let me explain why:
It is every creature type so Sliver Overlord is able to find it directly. He can tutor a "sliver card", not a "sliver permanent", what means a great flexibility for all of the changelling instants.
It is every creature type so with Morophon, the Boundless on board you can actually cast it just for
It is every creature type so you can easily reanimate these instants via Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero . She is able to put a "Rebel card" not a "Rebel permanent" on the bottom of your library. That is how you can play it repeatedly.
The Wings of Velis Vel is quite versatile as well. Many times I have used the card as sort of "removal" of an opponent's dirty flyer when I have created my own surprising 4/4 flying blocker.
Last but not least: I dont want to fully optimize the deck. I would like to keep a bit of its sense of "lore". Therefore I want to play the tribal lands as Ancient Amphitheater , Gilt-Leaf Palace or Murmuring Bosk . For this reason I need a number of changelling cards to keep them functional (to reveal a Giant, Elf, Treefolk etc and to play them untapped)
Sure it is possible to replace Tendo Ice Bridge by Mana Confluence . In this case I just worry a bit to play too many pain lands, because the deck is not extremly fast and it doesnt have any easy way how to gain life.
You are right about the bordwipe as well. I used to play the Whelming Wave as a cheap and lore variant of Cyclonic Rift . Later, I beleave, I have replaced it with a counterspell, because I havent used it much. Anyway.. it is still in my mind.
Thank you once more for the comment and for discovering Unnatural Selection for me ;)
1 week ago
Hey! This deck has some interesting lines. At first glance, I thought that the Skyshroud Poacher and Seahunter are too slow and clunky in this deck, but I think that they can actually be interesting. Gonna upvote it :)
What do you think of Unnatural Selection ? It's a card that is an enchantment and can target multiple creatures (1 mana for each of them), changing their type, making them legal targets for Overlord's ability. I think that can work better than... Wings of Velis Vel , for example.
2 weeks ago
Hey, consider Sol Ring ? It's a staple mana rock in Commander. Consider less Swamps and more Golgari dual lands? Green mana is much more important than black. 11 Swamps really reduces the consistency of having a green source turn one for a green one drop mana dork. You don't want to draw all Swamps and no Forests.
You can speed up game play and help color fixing by adding more dual lands that can ETB untapped:
- Llanowar Wastes
- Undergrowth Stadium
- Overgrown Tomb
- Nurturing Peatland
- City of Brass
- Mana Confluence
- Verdant Catacombs : gets Overgrown Tomb .
- Windswept Heath : gets Overgrown Tomb .
- Darkbore Pathway Flip
- Unclaimed Territory
Several of these lands could replace lands that always ETB tapped: Foul Orchard , Golgari Guildgate , Jungle Hollow , Golgari Rot Farm . Elves of Deep Shadow is very helpful since can make black mana. Deathrite Shaman if playing multiplayer since can exile lands from opponents graveyards.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
4x Aether Hub and 4x Mana Confluence leaves me with a 10% chance of drawing them with my deck's size of 80 cards. However, if I count only my lands, I have a 1/4 chance of drawing them. So, it's not that bad of a chance that I can use some early two mana cost cards.
1 month ago
Here's what I mean! On turn 1 if I'm luckky I can have any of Arboreal Grazer , Diabolic Tutor , a land--especially Mana Confluence , Aether Hub or Thespian's Stage or Lotus Field , or Wishclaw Talisman with or without Leave / Chance and/or Skybind or Vizier of Tumbling Sands . I can cast Wishclaw Talisman on turn 2, or bounce it with Leave / Chance on turn 3, Vizier of Tumbling Sands on turn 3, Diabolic Tutor on turn 4, and Arboreal Grazer as many times until I get enough for Lotus Field , which I will probably have an abundance of lands, just need to draw Lotus Field .
Diabolic Tutor , as a last resort card, on turn 4 at most, importantly, will give me what i need for either Lotus Field or Wishclaw Talisman . When I get either of these, I can use Wishclaw Talisman and tutor a Leave / Chance , or Skybind and any other card if I don't mind the opponent using it, which could be a Vizier of Tumbling Sands or Hidden Strings ; or hopefully already have a Hidden Strings with a Vizier of Tumbling Sands that I can use with my Lotus Field . However, if I tutor a skybind, it will require at least 5 mana for skybind, which is prohibitive on the game's tempo, but even pure wishclaw/skybind decks face this. If I use Lotus Field and tap/untap early, I can get enough mana for skybind easily.
Generally most people who play this lotus storm combo, are relying on land ramp to get to enough mana for a lotus field. This means that on turn 1 they really need to draw a Arboreal Grazer and/or a Elvish Reclaimer , and Elvish Reclaimer is a very nice card! Although, it is only useful on turn 3 which this card has the upside of tutoring one lotus field for those mana. Its use of 2 mana and sacrificing 1 land leaves one less land in the graveyard compared to using lotus field itself with 3 mana, which can be useful, and if we gain one more land, it can be used again!
1 month ago
kpres, Snow-covered lands are the no different than other basics, except for subjectively better artwork and flavor. Like anything else, having some basics makes the deck a bit more resilient to Blood Moon or other spells that hit non-basics.
I am hard pressed to go with more than three colors because it often times eats at the consistency. Both Wasteland and Mana Confluence are excellent recommendations and I will most certainly consider adding both to the deck.
1 month ago
You mentioned in your description that this deck has difficulty against Tron. Why not include a few Wasteland s to deal with it?
Also, why the snow-covered lands when you don't have anything that interacts with snow?
1 month ago
You do still take the damage, but your life total doesn’t change. That’s actually why I’m using City of Brass instead of Mana Confluence even though Mana Confluence is better with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Platinum Emperion doesn’t let me pay life. I also had to pull out some lands like River of Tears and Sunken Ruins so I could cut back on the fetch / shock.