When Mana Geode enters the battlefield, scry 1.
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mana Geode Discussion
1 week ago
Land base looks good. I would just change Gavony Township and Temple of the False God for something like Reflecting Pool and Cavern of Souls. Its a bit expensive upgrade, but totally worth it.
For mana rocks, I would switch signets (and probably Ikoria 3mana mana rocks too) for Darksteel Ingot, Arcane Signet, Coalition Relic, Commander's Sphere, Mana Geode.
Chance for Glory - I probably wouldnt go with this, unless I could guarantee I wouldnt lose the game. There is a lot of stuff that can easily get you out of the game after you cast Chance of Glory.
I would recommend some cards I use in my Roar of the Behemoths and The First Sliverhorde deck, which could work nicely even here.
Greater Good - would be great card draw as response to someone's removal, etc.
Lurking Predators - with that high amount of big creatures, this could be pretty fun to have.
Finale of Devastation - A creature deck with green, cant miss this... especially if its dino tribal deck. :D
Amulet of Vigor - probably not that useful here, but nice to have this in case you go on lower budget and use tapped lands.
Herald's Horn - to make your dinos even cheaper + again, you have a lot of them, so there is a big chance to draw an extra card at the beginning of your turn.
Aura Shards - Very good artifact/enchant removal for creature decks.
Defense of the Heart - to easily tutor for some big dinos and eat your opponents alive.
2 weeks ago
You could use Animate Dead with Worldgorger Dragon for either infinite mana or some stupid combos with Terror of the Peaks.
Amulet of Vigor for those tapped lands is sweet.
Arcane Signet; Coalition Relic; Mana Geode - Also very good manarocks.
Exotic Orchard; Ancient Ziggurat; Spire of Industry; Unclaimed Territory are all relatively cheap and nice for 5c decks.
Defense of the Heart - tutor easily for some big beefy dragons to burn your enemies!
Trace of Abundance - to protect some of your important land and another source of any color.
Rhythm of the Wild - to make your creatures counter-proof and another source of haste.
With so many legendary creatures, I would totally throw in Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. It has dragon flavor and you could just kill everyone in single reanimator turn.
Cards I would most likely remove:
Bloodchief Ascension - cool and good card, but would better in some discard orientated deck.
Fractured Identity - there are better removal/"steal" cards.
2 weeks ago
I use Rings of Brighthearth together with Strionic Resonator to do some silly things with Mimic Vat and overall its pretty cool card to use.
I would also reccommend:
Mind's Eye - more card draw = more power (more fuel for Kozilek, the Great Distortion)
Herald's Horn - to make your eldrazi even cheaper to get out + possible 2nd card draw if you hit Eldrazi with H's H
Some more cards that could be nice:
Mystic Forge; Whispersilk Cloak; Darksteel Forge+Mycosynth Lattice; Planar Bridge; God-Pharaoh's Statue; Emergence Zone; Decimator Web; Maze of Ith; Mana Geode
I would probably cut:
Deathless Behemoth - it works better in colored decks that can effectively create scion tokens.
Ghirapur Orrery - Im never sure about this card, might be better to use something else.
Meekstone - This kinda screws your own big creatures?
3 weeks ago
I would cut Conspiracy, since most of your creatures are zombies anyway and little tokens you create, you could just sacrifice asap with Ayara/Conrad on board.
Prismatic Geoscope - read rules on Gatherer.wizards.com - its 5 mana rock, that enters the battlefield tapped and can produce only one mana = useless in mono color deck. Better go with Sol Ring/Mana Geode/Arcane Signet are better options for that.
I use Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb in my For the Void deck and its just pure awesomeness. Every activasion of TD triggers Syr Conrad's ability twice (one creature coming out of you GY, another one coming in) and DT gives you 1/1 BLACK bat token with flying (which matters for Ayara). Its also insant speed activation, so you can use them to create flying blockers and a lot of tokens to sacrifice. Add in Phyrexian Altar and you can go infinite with either Ayara or Syr Konrad.
Sanguine Bond - With weak life gain in this deck, I wouldnt bother with this. I would replace it with more ramp - Caged Sun/Black Market or Songs of the Damned (which would work even better with Buried Alive), etc.; Village Rites would be very nice card draw (of course Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence is a big thing too).
Liliana of the Dark Realms could be also pretty nice for ramp.
You can always keep Sanguine Bond and throw in more life gain stuff life Whip of Erebos/Dread Presence/Ivory Tower/Venser's Journal or graveyard hate cards like Crypt Incursion/Suffer the Past.
Woe Strider could be used as instant sac outlet for your Ayara, with a 0/1 WHITE token and scry 1 as a nice bonus.
Cabal Coffers,Lake of the Dead,Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - also very good lands for mono black decks, just not for low budget decks. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - probably not worth it if you dont run that many non-swamp lands.
Cards I would cut off:
Forlorn Pseudamma - 4 cmc 2/1, that needs to be tapped and pay additional just to make 2/2 zombie seems not very good.
Piper of the Swarm - they only thing making rats is Piper and Plague of Vermin (which is ok though). Piper works much better in Ayara rat decks. In this almost zombie tribal deck, Piper just doesnt really fit.
Syphon Flesh - Very independent on your opponent's board state and number of opponents.. So its kinda 50/50.
Conspiracy - Unless you're going to do some shenanigans with making non-zombie creatures and tokens into zombies (I counted 10 things in total that are either non-zombie creatures or make non-zombie tokens), I really wouldnt waste a card space with it, unless you can do some absurd amount of tokens.
Prismatic Geoscope - as I already said above.
1 month ago
1 month ago
WanderingSpirit: My initial cuts would be Temple of the False God (card is bad), decreasing the number of tapped lands, All That Glitters, Estrid's Invocation, Dire Undercurrents (I'd rather run Reconnaissance Mission, for example), Lawmage's Binding, Mana Geode (3-mana rocks with no upside are not my favorites), Wayfarer's Bauble (slow ramp), Faerie Seer (disappointing here, compared to your other creatures), and Latchkey Faerie (only worth it if you can pay prowl cost, which you rarely can here).
2 months ago
Someday will replace Renegade Tactics with a similar instant that gives me draw. But not this day. Not this day.