Manalith

Manalith

Artifact

: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Magic Game Night (GNT) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common

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Format Legality
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Manalith Discussion

BOXES_O_MOXES on League Guildmage Dramatic Combo

2 weeks ago

Could also consider Stream of Thought as a mill win con. You can run Dizzy Spell as another way to get Stream. Make infinite Mana using your combo and then replicate the Stream as many times as you need to to mill them out then pass turn.

Also, You run Mnemonic Wall already so why not run a flicker combo? Mnemonic Wall, Sunscorched Desert with Ghostly Flicker after you make infinite Mana.

One more suggestion, Forgotten Cave and Lonely Sandbar are strictly better than the desert cycling lands you are running.

As I noted in my previous post I would seriously consider running Capsize. I would take out Blink of an Eye and replace it with the Capsize.

Lastly for now, You should run Neurok Stealthsuit. It keeps your CMDR from getting roasted and can be attached at instant speed. Making for fun shenanigans when someone tries to blow your League up. Just attach in response and hopefully they don't have a followup spell. I would cut Ur-Golem's Eye and add the Stealth suit.

Oh, one more thing. Get rid of Manalith and put a Bonder's Ornament in there. Drawing cards is good. Way better than Manalith.

I would change the creature base up a bit too. There are way better crits out there that you should look into.

DemonDragonJ on Zendikar Spoilers!

2 weeks ago

Skyclave relic is terrible, in my mind; without paying the kicker cost, it is no different from Manalith, but, with paying the kicker cost, a player spends 6 mana and gets back a mere one; at the very least, the two copies should have entered the battlefield untapped, or the kicker cost could have been lower.

Lithoform engine is quite awesome, and would be great for my Riku of Two Reflections EDH deck, but I am not certain if I can remove a card to make room for it. Also, why does the last ability copy a permanent spell? That has never before been done, before, so why could the ability not simply have been "create a token that is a copy of a permanent that you control?" That way, the player would not need to worry about the timing of the spell.

Malsorn on Eldrazi smash

1 month ago

I don't think that Command Tower works the way you want it to here, I'd swap it out for Scavenger Grounds to have a bit more 'free' graveyard hate. Arcane Signet also wouldn't actually tap for mana, I'd swap it for something else, maybe Urza's Incubator? And there's plenty of strictly-better Manaliths, though I'd probably do Everflowing Chalice first. Scour from Existence might be mana-heavy, but it could be worth running if you're running low on removal, and (depending on your playgroup) you may want some more graveyard hate artifacts or more land destruction a-la Ghost Quarter or Tectonic Edge.

azja on Gisa and Geralf Zombies

1 month ago

Creatures:

  • cut Doomed Dissenter since it can't be recast with your commander, and there are plenty of 2/2 zombies for 2 which can
  • cut Festering Mummy because in commander, most creatures will not die with a couple of -1/-1 counters. Consider keeping it if your opponents play lots of mana dorks such as Llanowar Elves
  • cut Ghoulraiser, your commander casts a zombie of your choice from the graveyard anyway
  • cut Liliana's Steward, targeted discard is bad in commander. You and the targeted opponent lose a card, but your other two opponents don't.

My suggestions for possible replacements are Cemetery Reaper, Cryptbreaker, Rot Hulk, Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Undead Warchief.

Sorceries:

  • cut Increasing Ambition, it simply costs too much mana for the effect in my opinion
  • cut Sealed Fate, it's pretty bad unless your opponent just used a Worldly Tutor or something
  • cut Shamble Back, you don't want to exile your own creatures, and it's a pretty poor form of graveyard hate.

Suggestions: Demonic Tutor or the budget replacement Diabolic Tutor, Windfall, Night's Whisper, Reanimate and Buried Alive

Instants:

Suggestions: Cyclonic Rift, Entomb, Swan Song, Pull from Tomorrow

Artifacts:

  • cut Manalith and Nyx Lotus. When you're in 2 colours, you generally don't want to pay more than 2 mana to ramp. Plus if you ramp on turn 2, you'll have 4 mana on turn 3, allowing you to cast your commander early

Suggestions: I think you're a bit low on ramp, most commander decks want 8-10 ramp pieces. Try Arcane Signet, Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, or Mind Stone.

Enchantments:

  • cut Telepathy, it's not worth using a card to see your opponents hand unless you're playing something specific like maybe Sen Triplets.

Suggestions: Animate Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study

Lands:

  • For semi-budget 2-colour deck, your mana base looks pretty good. I would just cut Skyline Cascade, having it come in tapped isn't worth it for it's effect in commander. You can probably just play a basic island in its place.

If you want to upgrade your mana base, avoid lands that come in tapped like Dimir Guildgate. A few suggestions would be Command Tower, Choked Estuary, Darkwater Catacombs, Drowned Catacomb, Tainted Isle, Underground River, Watery Grave.

I hope that was helpful! Here's a link to my The Scarab God commander deck which has a pretty similar zombie tribal theme to what you have. Take a look through it and maybe you'll find more cards that I forgot to mention. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/27-08-19-scarab-god-edh/?cb=1597359288

SideBae on Oloro

1 month ago

If you wanna be a grade-A dork-a-saurous, I suggest running Zur's Weirding. With your automatic life-gain, you can filter OPs draws so they never draw a relevant card again.

I also suggest reconsidering your artifact mana. Arcane Signet is a wonderful card -- good you're running it! Similar 2-mana mana-rocks exist that I think are way better than Manalith or even Chromatic Lantern. (I've never liked lantern -- if you're running 2-mana-rocks, you don't need its extra fixing, and being 3 instead of 2 mana is an awkward taco...) I suggest running things like Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet... In general, landing a 2-mana rock and having 4 mana on turn 3 is better than landing a 3 mana rock and having 5 mana on turn 4. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but it is (almost) infallibly borne out in my play experience.

I think people tend to overlook cantrips in EDH -- I suspect that costing just {u} makes people think they aren't powerful enough. This is unjustified. I recommend running Ponder and Preordain more highly than any other card in this comment -- they're simply too good to leave out. Brainstorm is similar, but unless you're running free shuffle effects (i.e. fetches), it's not going to be better than mediocre. If you don't want to fork over the cash for Flooded Strand and friends, consider running Flood Plain, Bad River, Grasslands and/or Rocky Tar Pit. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are good, too.

The majority of EDH games (and magic games in general) are decided by card advantage. Phyrexian Arena is a good start, but there're other cards to consider. Right off, here're a few: Fact or Fiction, Treasure Cruise, Painful Truths (a personal favorite of mine), Sphinx's Revelation, Mystic Remora etc. You can also attack from the other side, preventing other players from drawing cards, though this is more difficult since there're fewer cards to choose from. The best that comes to mind is Narset, Parter of Veils, followed by Alms Collector. I think Narset is way better tho.

Depending on your meta, you may be able to lay out the monarch mechanic for recurring card-advantage without needing a specific permanent. The best card I can think of that introduces this mechanic is Palace Jailer, which doubles as an Oblivion Ring on a stick!

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

bushido_man96 on Spreading Rot

2 months ago

Karn's Bastion and Evolution Sage are solid inclusions for upping your spore counters.

You could improve your mana rock section, going with more 2 mana rocks. I rarely find Chromatic Lantern to be that useful in a two-color deck. Or, you could go in on land ramp with cards like Rampant Growth, a Wayfarer's Bauble, and even Summer Bloom can be useful. Since Slimefoot costs three to cast, I'd try to keep my ramp under 2 mana as much as possible, so I'd skip on cards like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. Manalith and Darksteel Ingot are just not good.

I don't think Bontu's Monument is worth a slot here. You don't have many creatures to cast at all, and if it's not dead in your hand, it's going to be dead on your board. Lifecrafter's Bestiary will likewise not draw you many cards, and just having the scry isn't worth including it, in my opinion. Something like Vampiric Rites and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip will help you draw cards more reliably in your current build. Harmonize would be a better draw spell for you, too.

Last thing I noticed is your lack of sacrifice outlets. Slimefoot does damage when saprolings die, and the most consistent way to kill saps is to do it yourself. If your budget allows, the altars are a good place to start: Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, and Altar of Dementia. If your budget isn't that friendly, there are other options. Evolutionary Leap is a cheap sac outlet that lets you trade a sap for a creature in your library. Phyrexian Ghoul and Nantuko Husk are similar creatures that are free sac outlets, and Carrion Feeder is another decent one. Viscera Seer provides good value, too. Going all in on Slimefoot's abilities lets you get benefit out of enchanting it with cards like Keen Sense and Snake Umbra.

You've got a nice start. Hopefully this helps you focus it in a bit better.

SynergyBuild on Uumaka, Nature's Fury

2 months ago

DeinoStinkus Sadly, this doesn't give mana the turn it comes out, and at 3 more mana than Domri, Anarch of Bolas it's closer to Manalith versus Lotus Petal.

Idk, I think mana at that point is really just useful in Commander, which is good so it doesn't hurt other formats. It's also really good and strong with Doubling Season, but isn't overpowered because cards like AEtherize, Toxic Deluge, Evacuation, Black Sun's Zenith, etc. can be such big blowouts. The fact it can be countered makes it pretty useful!

Honestly, I can't think of a way to break the -4, despite trying. The best I have is Dualcaster Mage and a Druid's Deliverance, Full Flowering, or Ghired's Belligerence. All of those are pretty tame considering the mage already went infinite with Heat Shimmer well before this walker. Still some strong but not op idea!

Ninokun on A Christmas Carol

3 months ago

Cool deck. Easy to play! That Shacklegeist is a good addition from the new set! Maybe add some mana rocks like Manalith to keep the budget, or Sol Ring and push the budget a little bit.

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