Maze of Ith

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Maze of Ith

Land

: Untap target attacking creature. Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by that creature this turn.

Profet93 on Ashaya Stacks (Infinite Win-Con)

4 weeks ago

Maze of Ith + Creature that untaps for 2 mana/lands = Infinite mana during the combat phase.

Profet93 on Shigeki solitaire

1 month ago

Budget per card?

Can you outline how your combos work specifically? I have a general idea but am a bit confused to be honest. I'm sure you're right, I just wanna learn and potentially utilize them in my own decks as well.

Kogla, the Titan Ape + Eternal Witness/Timeless Witness + Rude Awakening/Early Harvest

Sylvan Library - Synergy with top deck manipulation cards like courser, fetchlands. Most importantly, synergy with Abundance to draw 3 of your type of card without loss of life due to replacement effects.

Umbral Mantle - Might be worth considering for part of a combo line that I am unaware of at the moment. Same with Sword of the Paruns potentially.

Maze of Ith + Argothian Elder/Ley Weaver = Infinite mana during the combat phase (helix pinnacle can be a mana outlet, although I think it should be cut).

Ashaya, Soul of the Wild + Argothian Elder/Ley Weaver = Infinite mana

If you were to add Rings of Brighthearth, you could double up on activated abilities like your commander, fetches, thousand year elixir. Although not an entirely serious suggestion, it combos ...... Rings + Deserted Temple + Cradle/Nykthos = Infinite green mana

Nissa, Vital Force - Synergy with cradle, recursion, and it's ult is just one turn away.

Tur on Hidden Power - Crop Rotation

1 month ago

Hello everyone! This will be a trial forum post for a "Commander - Hidden Power" series. My goal is to show relatively inexpensive cards which are often overlooked by commander players in semi-competitive and casual play. (This post is not designed for competitive play.) If you enjoy the topic, please provide positive feedback and I will consider creating similar posts.

The powerful card I plan on discussing here is Crop Rotation.

This card under five dollars and is one of the most powerful mono-green tutors. Period. Yes, I'm counting all mono-green tutors. This includes: Worldly Tutor, Finale of Devastation, Green Sun's Zenith, Survival of the Fittest, Chord of Calling, Natural Order, Tooth and Nail, Sylvan Tutor, Time of Need, Scapeshift, Hour of Promise, Tempt with Discovery, Reshape the Earth, Boundless Realms, Traverse the Outlands, Rampant Growth, Harrow, Cultivate, Harvest Season, Explosive Vegetation, etc.

It's one color, one mana, instant, searches for any land, you can sacrifice a tapped land, and puts the land onto the battlefield untapped (unless otherwise specified).

Although, Crop Rotation is often overlooked by players because of the very expensive cards it can search and not being "flashy" enough. Yes, Crop Rotation is ideal with any of the following cards: Gaea's Cradle, Mishra's Workshop, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Serra's Sanctum, Bazaar of Baghdad, and Diamond Valley. However, suppose we don't have a one thousand dollar mana base and cannot play the land cards above. Is Crop Rotation worthless? No. It is still one of the best mono-green tutors. There are so many utility and theme lands which are excellent targets. Ramp lands and color-fixing are also viable options. Here are a few categorized ideas:

Utility Lands:

Theme Lands:

Ramp Lands:

Color-Fixing Lands:

There are many more unlisted cards in each category which could fit your specific deck.

Some of the cards listed above have some pretty cool synergies with Crop Rotation here are a few:Urza's Saga, you can let the saga get to chapter III, then with the ability on the stack sacrifice it to Crop Rotation to get both the artifact and land. Field of the Dead is ideal in every two or three color commander deck with a sufficient mana base (in fact some of my win conditions are given by Field of the Dead). You can also use Field of the Dead as a combat trick. Scavenger Grounds and Bojuka Bog are fantastic for graveyard combo disruption. Maze of Ith and Glacial Chasm will hurt your lands, but sometimes it is needed to stay alive.

Simply having the ability to greatly effect the board state using a one-mana instant speed spell is impressive: life gain, damage prevention, removing steal effects, getting around blockers, denying counterspells, combo stoppers, unlimited hand size, sacrifice engines, haste, recursion, ramp, creating token blockers. The list goes on-and-on-and-on. If fact, if you're playing 3-4 of the lands listed above you should really consider Crop Rotation in the ninety-nine.

All in all, I'm always surprised the number of deck lists which do not play Crop Rotation. This is a fantastic card and one of the best mono-green tutors. It has so much hidden power. Ask yourself if there is a nonbasic land which you are playing (or would play) that would do well with Crop Rotation.

Max_Hammer on I’m Rick Grimes, Bitch 2.0

1 month ago

Howdy, I think your mana base could use some work-shopping. As for what you have right now, it's good. You don't need to remove anything, nothing here is hurting you. However, there might be something you missed. The only reason I can see for having this number of basics is for Emeria, but I think you could get even more value elsewhere. For the record, I'm not saying to include all of these, but I am giving you some choices as to what you might wanna include. I suggested the ones that seemed like the best choices.

Removal:

For removal, we have a few choices. Scavenger Grounds is graveyard hate, which is fine because we only have one piece of recursion and it's Emeria. Blast Zone is pretty solid removal, just in case. Field of Ruin can get rid of someone else's Emeria or other problem land. Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire can be removal when you need it, and a land when you don't. And lastly, Kabira Takedown  Flip in a token deck takes down pretty much anything without hexproof.

Protection:

Your stuff is important! Keep it safe with these cards. Eiganjo Castle is nice for anyone especially important, as can Karakas, if you can swallow the high pricetag. Sejiri Shelter  Flip can keep a creature safe once, assuming you don't need the mana. Nephalia Academy is fun when playing against specific deck strategies. Now, for a lot of them all at once, Kor Haven, Mystifying Maze, and Labyrinth of Skophos (With a shoutout to Maze of Ith) all prevent people from bonking you too hard.

Misc.

Everything else that wasn't in those two categories. Windbrisk Heights can play you a free Mass Calcify when you need it, just for swinging with 3 tokens. Reliquary Tower because this is Commander. War Room, depending on how much draw you need. Idyllic Grange may as well replace a Plains if you plan to keep focusing on Emeria. Arcane Lighthouse is just another Detection Tower effect. And for the final one, Karoo. I dig the bouncelands. They're perfect turn 2 plays and might help you ramp a little bit extra.

And one more thing aside from all of this! Caged Sun is, in my opinion, better than Gauntlet of Power. One extra mana for blocking out my opponents feels worth it.

mrwilson6488 on Nasty Narset

2 months ago

I definitely need to acquire a Maze of Ith and get it in here.

SufferFromEDHD on The Lands Restored

2 months ago

Boseiju, Who Endures removal.

Emeria, The Sky Ruin recursion.

Deserted Temple to utilize all these utility lands.

Hall of Heliod's Generosity probably worth testing.

Needle Spires + Kessig Wolf Run is one of the strongest manlands in the game.

Rith's Grove Naya land that feeds landfall.

Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth + Mana Web is brutal. If you decide to run Yavimaya then Glacial Chasm is worth considering. Maze of Ith too.

Yavimaya Hollow probably worth testing.

Kashai on LifeGain

4 months ago

TheOfficialCreator

Dark Confidant would be an interesting choice, there is already quite a few card draw enchantments so moving the card draw onto a creature would spread and balance the deck better I think but I feel like people run more creature removal in general (at least my friends do) so it may just be an easy target. Although it is mana cheaper to cast . . . I'll have to think about this one some more but good suggestion!

SufferFromEDHD

I see what your saying about Shambling Vent and Maze of Ith and I think you are probably right, and if Mystifying Maze ends up being too slow for what we need it for we can swap it with Maze of Ith, losing out on the mana sucks but if prevents being rushed down then its worth it I say. Running Absorb instead of Counterspell would be cool but its a matter of playing around and seeing if we can afford leaving the additional mana up to cast, if we can get away with it then I don't see why not!

Thanks for the suggestions! Continue to leave more if you think of them

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