Mox Diamond

Mox Diamond

Artifact

If Mox Diamond would enter the battlefield, you may discard a land card instead. If you do, put Mox Diamond onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Mox Diamond Discussion

TriusMalarky on Expanding on a new format …

1 month ago

You realize you have to ban a crap ton of stuff, right? Mox Amber , Mox Opal , Mox Diamond and Chrome Mox all mean that everyone has 2 mana turn one every single game. Also, most decks are running Skullclamp in the equipment slot anyways, especially as that's basically the only equipment worth playing in high tier play. Other than that, you'd have Lightning Greaves . That's two equipment that you'll see.

The vehicle is always Smuggler's Copter . There's nothing else good enough to see play in high power, and everything else is a gimmick.

On lands, most decks will probably just run Boseiju, Who Shelters All , and the ones that don't get crap like Gaea's Cradle, Eye of Ugin , Phyrexian Tower , or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale . Maybe the occasional Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper to power out big commanders.

Planeswalker? Hmmmm. . . . Oko, T3f, Wallet Sculpter, LotV mean anything to you? Between them, the only cards worth playing will be sorceries and enchantments . . . oh wait, Serra's Sanctum for the Sythis player.

It's an unplayable format because nobody can cast instants, nobody can keep a creature or artifact around because it's an Elk, nobody has a hand, all of that starts on turn one, and oh by the way you also get a Copter that you might bother to cast. You can crew it with the Mox you got to use twice before it got Elked! That's fun. Then the Elves player with 400 Cradle mana and the Enchantress player who staxed the table out while drawing 40 cards a turn will take over the game.

While it could be fun, the first couple turns will play out exactly the same every game. Everybody either gets overly explosive starts or overly staxxy starts. You could ban stuff, yes . . . but what happens when you ban the cards worth running in those slots? You get a bunch of Copters. Cards that are played because they're objectively good but you'll never cast them because almost anything else is better in this format. And then where are you? Back to commander, but with a larger banlist and everybody gets several extra useless cards in hand.

TL;DR, Interesting idea but I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole, and I enjoy degenerate piles of stax like the filthy grinch I am.

armistan on Aurelia Angels Tribal

1 month ago

jakeyuki12 thanks for the suggestions! You are absolutely right on the Mana Crypt , I will definitely swap the Mox Diamond for it when I get one.

You got me thinking and besides the wheels I really don't have any card advantage except Hedron Archive and Sword of the Animist . I will be adding Esper Sentinel and Mila, Crafty Companion  Flip.

I'm also considering Sword of Fire and Ice and Faithless Looting for some more draw. I also considered Browbeat but I'm afraid people would rather take 5 damage than let me draw three cards.

jakeyuki12 on Aurelia Angels Tribal

1 month ago

Howdy! Long time Boros Aurelia player here, I've got a few suggestions.

The first- cut Mox Diamond for Mana Crypt . It ramps you faster and doesn't cost you card advantage and potential missed land drops (plus it's several hundred dollars cheaper).

The second, your list seems a tad light on card advantage. You're already playing wheel effects, which is great, I find these the best kind for a reanimator deck. Maybe consider an Esper Sentinel ?

The last- Mila, Crafty Companion  Flip. These are phenomenal. Mila is not bad as it'll get you cards when they go to remove your stuff. Lukka on the back side is the big one though- it draws you cards, fills your graveyard, AND reanimates with haste- everything you want in a deck with big, stompy, clunky angels.

Pikobyte on Ulrich, of the Krallenhorde Mid Power

1 month ago

A comp edh deck usually looks like that:

So basically cEDH is all about playing the best and most efficient cards. You just go for a quick combo win and try to tutor it up, stop opponents from comboing and assemble your own combo. Every card that doesn’t do anything of that doesn’t belong in a cEDH list. Tribals usually don’t support that very good unless you maybe go with elves. And your commander should be part of a winning combo like a food chain combo, or draw into your combo with infinite mana or another easy loop, like Urza or thrasios for example.

I assume that you haven’t seen much cEDH decks so far. Maybe you should watch some lists or games first. CEDH decks tend to be very expensive. Even Godo which is really cheap for cEDH tends to be around 3k. Multicolor decks are not uncommon to be 6-10k. Could be a waste of money if you don’t like cEDH in the end. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I don’t like it very much for example. I prefer jankier games up to high power

0rc on Cheapskate Talrand ver. 1.5 ($100)

2 months ago

Romanowski13, the best upgrades would include improving the mana rocks. I’d replace any that enter tapped with the following (depending on your means): Arcane Signet , Jeweled Lotus , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt .

I’d add all of the powerful counter spells: Swan Song , Flusterstorm , Force of Will , Force of Negation , Pact of Negation , Fierce Guardianship , and Mana Drain .

I’d add the following lands: Temple of the False God , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , and Cephalid Coliseum .

I’d remove some of the slower card draw and tutors for Mystical Tutor , Personal Tutor , Time Spiral , and Timetwister .

I’d add better removal spells such as Cyclonic Rift . This would probably be the first change I’d make.

RNR_Gaming on Anowon, the Ruin Thief - Tempo

2 months ago

LorgarTheChosen - thank you. So, the sideboard is all acceptable replacements for the more expensive cards like Mox Diamond basically, if a card is out of your price range and your group won't let you proxy you can just slide one of these cards in and be fine.

Milesfuzz on Anowon cEDH

2 months ago

If you're gonna keep up with other cEDH decks you'll probably want to up your fast ramp. Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Mox Diamond , Chrome Mox and the likes. Altering your mana base to include Tainted Pact will probably help out a bit.

Swan Song is pretty efficient interaction you seem to be missing.

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