Nomad Outpost

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Uncommon

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Nomad Outpost

Land

Nomad Outpost enters the battlefield tapped.

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Nomad Outpost Discussion

multimedia on jodah

1 week ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck. You haven't finished the manabase? Nice Ugin, the Spirit Dragon :)

What's the max budget for your deck? I ask because you haven't allocated yet for lands in the manabase. 35x basic lands is not going to work when you want to pay for spells. When playing five colors the manabase and the amount of color fixing you have in your deck is very important. If you don't make these things priority to focus on getting right then your deck will have a difficult time functioning when playing so many colors.

You have a good start by including the budget land ramp spells ( Cultivate , Sakura-Tribe Elder ), but you're going to want a lot more than just these spells for both ramp and more importantly for color fixing. You can build a five color manabase on a budget with basic lands using some dual lands that have interaction with basic lands, Tri lands and other budget lands.

Here's an example:


This example manabase is not ideal by any means, but it's low budget and a starting point for future upgrades. Sunken, Glade or Stream are dual lands that Farseek can search for since they're two different land types. Being able to land ramp with a dual land with Farseek makes Farseek better and helps with color fixing.

A budget manabase like this example can use color fixing from other nonland sources. Signets and other budget mana rocks that can make colored mana and ramp are options.

With Signets you can pay for the colorless mana cost with mana from any source such as a land. That mana then turns into two different colors of mana. For example if you have two Signets on the battlefield and two lands then that mana can be four different colors of mana. In this manabase example there's more green sources than others that's because green is the enabler color to help to get all the other colors with land ramp and mana dorks. There's more green than the rest because you consistently want to have green mana in the early game.

Joiner Adept lets you tap lands for any color of mana which is great color fixing when playing five colors. Chromatic Lantern is a more expensive price card that does the same thing and it's better because it also ramps. Faeburrow Elder and Paradise Druid are called mana dorks and either one can tap to make different colors of mana. Faeburrow by itself can tap to make two mana . With Jodah, Archmage Eternal on the battlefield it can make four mana . If you have Jodah and have a permanent on the battlefield that's black then Faeburrow can tap to make all five colors of mana.

Fertile Ground is an example of another source of color fixing/ramp that's different than the rest. It's an aura that enchants a land you control. When the enchanted land is tapped it makes two colors of mana; one mana that the land could produce and another mana of any color you choose.


Color fixing sources that also ramp are better than ones that don't. If you can as the saying goes "kill two birds with one stone" then it can help your deck. Including most cards that can do two different things you want are better than cards that can only do one thing you want. For example Cultivate ramps and color fixes since it can find two different basic lands. Izzet Signet taps to ramp and color fix two different colors of mana. Renegade Map only color fixes, it doesn't ramp because it only puts the land you search for into your hand not onto the battlefield and it can't tap to make mana.

Sylvan Scrying is one exception since it can tutor (search your library) for any one land and put it into your hand. That's powerful and helpful to have when you can get a land that can make any color of mana such as Command Tower or better yet Cascading Cataracts which can tap along with five other sources of mana of any colors to make all five different colors of mana. This land makes it easy to be able to make five different colors to cast spells with Jodah. Cataracts is good with ramp from mana rocks.

I have suggested a lot of cards which means if you want to include them then you'll have to make many cuts. I'm not going to give you suggestions of cuts now, but if you're interested in any of these suggestions then I offer to help to make cuts. This is the nature of building budget many colored decks in Commander; have to allocate a lot of deck spots to cards to help the manabase and to make sure your deck can function, so you can reliably cast cards. Good luck with your deck.

Blue_Flame on Roguish Vampires

1 month ago

All right, so let's talk mana. I hope I don't downplay your MtG knowledge or insult your intelligence, but it bears noting. Your mana needs a little work. With your deck being three colors, it's super important that you have as much versatility within your mana base at all times so your plays aren't restricted by the (lack of) colors you have. I'm sorry if you already know this info, but I'm going to give you some land suggestions.

It looks like you're on a budget, so I'd for sure get a playset of Nomad Outpost . They come in tapped, but tap for the all of the colors you need.

If you have a little more cash to spend, Dragonskull Summit , Isolated Chapel , and Clifftop Retreat are all decent options.

If you want to go a step further you could also pick up a playset of each of the shocklands in your colors: Blood Crypt , Sacred Foundry , and Godless Shrine .

If you have a ton of cash and want to go all out on a "competitive" mana base, you could pick up 4 each of each of the fetchlands within your colors: Bloodstained Mire , Arid Mesa , and Marsh Flats . But that's only if you have $400 sitting around.

Metia on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

1 month ago

Umm, well I can't offer my exact land selection to you as it involves revised duals I can say this:

Fetches are your friend, seriously. In a 5 color deck having fetches rarely make me sad, so I would run the full contingent:

  • Polluted Delta
  • Flooded Strand
  • Wooded Foothills
  • Bloodstained Mire
  • Arid Mesa
  • Marsh Flats
  • Scalding Tarn
  • Misty Rainforest
  • Verdant Catacombs


  • Options:

    There are Mirage fetches as well, a whole friendly color cycle of them, they are 'slow' but they can still grab shock lands, and cost no life: Rocky Tar Pit , Bad River , Flood Plain , Grasslands , Mountain Valley These also have the benefit of being absurdly cheap. That being said, if you do not have access to these, I'll offer some other suggestions.

    Go up to 42-44 lands. Sure the curve hits 3/4, but I don't think the ideal is to hit 4 lands and be pleased with life, so I would suggest adding lands, and increasing consistency by removing some of the etb tapped lands:


    Here are some 'simple' 1:1 conversions for cards I think would suit the deck better.
  • Kindred Dominance -> Woodland Cemetery
  • Coat of Arms -> The Immortal Sun
  • Intruder Alarm -> Dreamstone Hedron
  • Armageddon -> Hour of Promise
  • Fellwar Stone -> Mutavault
  • Arcane Sanctum -> Sulfur Falls
  • Crumbling Necropolis -> Clifftop Retreat
  • Savage Lands -> Isolated Chapel
  • Seaside Citadel -> Hinterland Harbor
  • Frontier Bivouac -> Rootbound Crag
  • Mystic Monastery -> Sunpetal Grove
  • Nomad Outpost -> Drowned Catacomb
  • Opulent Palace -> Glacial Fortress
  • Sandsteppe Citadel -> Dragonskull Summit
  • Exotic Orchard -> Reflecting Pool
  • Door of Destinies -> Vanquisher's Banner
  • Aphetto Dredging -> Icon of Ancestry
  • Amoeboid Changeling -> Unsettled Mariner



  • Honestly I hate the Terminate and some of the other choices but I am exhausted so I thought I would offer some help as opposed to trying to offer more and simply not posting.

    patrickd117 on Syr Gwyn

    2 months ago

    I'd cut: Tainted Field and Tainted Peak . You need way more swamps for these to not be colorless lands a lot of the time. Basilisk Collar seems pretty marginal. It's just low impact, especially without pingers. Bloodcrazed Paladin also seems pretty bad. Diamond Knight isn't really playable in monocolor, much less three color. Cabal Paladin is also bad. Prismatic Lens isn't a good 2 cmc mana rock. Add the Talismans over it. Righteous Confluence is on theme, but also just kinda terrible. 3 knights for 5 mana at sorcery seems bad, even if you're exiling an enchantment as well. Steelclaw Lance seems too low impact as well.

    I'd add: Nomad Outpost . And just generally, since so many of your knights have heavy color requirements, I think you need a very good mana base. I like all of Gus's suggestions for knights to add. Sylvia Brightspear should also probably be played if you're playing her partner. She's also solid with the swords of. Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Silverblade Paladin seem better than a bunch of your other knights. Balan, Wandering Knight also seems pretty decent. It's better than Twinblade Paladin at the very least. I think you should also be running a bunch of the good non-knight equipment creatures. Sram, Senior Edificer is great card advantage as is Stonehewer Giant . Merciless Eviction is imo a must play in w/b. Likewise, I think Sunforger is a must play in W/R

    multimedia on The Ur-Dragon's Dragons

    2 months ago

    Hey, there's definitely a lot of Dragons here, too many. Have you thought about the mana curve?

    There's only three two drops? Consider adding more early game ramp? Cards within the budget to consider adding:

    These suggestions are low mana cost ramp and tutors to get the better Dragons into your hand such as Utvara Hellkite .

    For the manabase consider adding some Tri lands replacing the ETB tapped Fetch lands?

    These types of Fetch lands are consistently going to get dual lands that will also ETB tapped which is really slow. Tri lands are also slow, but only delaying one turn and then they give you one color of three choices.


    Cards to consider cutting:

    • Bad River
    • Flood Plain
    • Grasslands
    • Mountain Valley
    • Rocky Tar Pit
    • Zendikar Resurgent
    • Chromium, the Mutable
    • Nicol Bolas
    • Dromoka, the Eternal
    • Dragonlord Kolaghan
    • Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner
    • Dragonlord Atarka
    • Sarkhan the Masterless
    • Prismatic Geoscope
    • Firemind Vessel

    Good luck with your deck.

    enpc on Boros Hammer

    3 months ago

    You're only running one black mana source in the entire deck for Lingering Souls and it's not fetchable. You could replace the Wind-Scarred Crag and even the Temples of Triumph with Nomad Outpost if budget is an issue (otherwise there are better but less budget alternatives) which would help increase your chances of having on colour mana.

    multimedia on Kaalia Zenith Flicker.

    3 months ago

    Hey, good start.

    Budget ($3 or less each) lands to consider adding to improve the manabase:

    The Cycle lands and Barrens are cards with cycling to power Astral Drift. Since they're lands they don't take up valuable deck spots to include more cycling.


    Budget Angels/Demons/Dragons and cards that have good interaction with them to consider adding:

    If making blink a theme because of Kaalia then consider including more strong Angels/Demons/Dragons with good ETB abilities to be able to blink them.

    Budget card upgrades to consider:


    Other cards to consider cutting:

    • Cinder Barrens
    • Orzhov Guildgate
    • Wind-Scarred Crag
    • Myriad Landscape
    • Scorch Spitter
    • Rakdos Firewheeler
    • Scampering Scorcher
    • Segovian Angel
    • Vesperlark
    • Virtus the Veiled
    • Volcanic Dragon
    • Zombie Infestation
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    Nomad Outpost occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.07%

    RBW (Mardu): 1.66%