Prairie Stream

Prairie Stream

Land — Plains Island

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Prairie Stream enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Prairie Stream Discussion

multimedia on Swarm Storm

1 month ago

Hey, well done version of Kykar on a low budget.

Consider Retraction Helix and Everflowing Chalice ? These two cards combo with Jeskai Ascendancy for infinite storm count on a budget. With Kykar this combo is infinite Spirits and infinite red mana. Without a combo or repeatable ways to shuffle all cards in your graveyard back into your library such as Elixir of Immortality I think you're going to have trouble winning games with the current strategy. One idea is the chipping away at your opponents can help to setup a combo to finish and win the game.

With the strategy here Feather, the Redeemed pairs well with Kykar since cards that target a creature you control can then be repeatedly cast to create Spirits and/or draw cards. In multiplayer low mana cost instants that draw can be a lot of draw and are borderline busted with Feather. With Feather blue adds to what Boros doesn't have such as Retraction Helix , Shadow Rift and Leap . If attacking with Kykar and Spirits then Reconnaissance Mission and Mask of Memory can be consistent repeatable draw sources since flying creatures can consistently do combat damage to a player.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Sliver Deck (Looking for help)

1 month ago

Hey, good version of Overlord on a budget.

Unclaimed Territory is another budget Rainbow land with Slivers, it could replace Rupture Spire . The Battle lands would be budget upgrades since there's 18 basic lands to activate a Battle land.

By adding the Battle lands then Farseek is two drop land ramp spell that can search for a dual land and it could replace Circuitous Route . Playing Tri lands with Bounce lands can be problematic when having to bounce a Tri land. Consider playing only the Tri lands and cutting the Bounce lands? Some budget Pain lands could replace the Bounce lands.

These potential land upgrades can speed up game play since increasing the amount of lands that can ETB untapped and cutting ones that always ETB tapped. Crop Rotation is a budget land tutor that get any land and put it onto the battlefield and it's helpful when playing lots of basic lands. Faeburrow Elder is powerful in five color decks with so many possibilities from Slivers of having different colored permanents. Elder could replace Firemind Vessel .

Some other budget upgrades to consider:

Shadow Sliver can be a problem not being able to block with Slivers. Dormant Sliver is repeatable draw, but Slivers can't attack until you remove it. Beast Whisperer can be a alternative to Dormant if not being able to attack is something you don't want to worry about. Preordain with scry 2 before draw is better than Ponder and it's less than $1.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Varina's Eternal Legion

1 month ago

Hey, good budget version of Vania. I'm impressed by your card sense on a budget.

Wonder is nice when you can easily discard it with your Commander. Giving all creatures you control flying is powerful. When Wonder is in your graveyard you need an Island on the battlefield to activate it this makes Island/Swamp and Island/Plains dual lands helpful and upgrades for the manabase.

Pools, Grave and Fountain may be out of budget range, but I mention them for possible future land upgrades.

Some other budget lands upgrades to consider:

On a budget Talisman of Dominance is not worth $8. Could replace it with Azorius Signet or Commander's Sphere and use $8 to improve the manabase. It's actually more important that the mana rocks can make the two other colors because consistently on the battlefield you'll have basic Swamps.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on phantom postmotion

1 month ago

Hey, good upgrades so far of the precon on a budget. Nice upgrades of Guardian, Peregrine, Lavinia, Jailer, Dignitary, Reflector, Swords, Counterspell.

Brago + Strionic Resonator + Sol Ring is infinite blink by copying the combat damage to player trigger of Brago. Another budget combo is Brago + Archaeomancer + Walk the Aeons for infinite turns by repeatedly recurring Aeons with Archaeomancer. Aeons is reprinted in the newest set Time Spiral Remastered thus I expect it will fall in price a week after when the set is released, it's already down to $5 at TCGPlayer.

You can take real advantage of Brago's ability to blink some budget enchantments.

Some other budget cards to consider adding:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

DemonDragonJ on Strixhaven Commands??

1 month ago

Does anyone here hope that Strixhaven will finish the cycle of dual lands that started in Battle for Zendikar (i.e., Cinder Glade , Prairie Stream , etc.)?

Archaeosis on The prismatic bridge to friendship

2 months ago

Mana base: I see you're running a lot of modal lands, I'd recommend switching these out for basic lands or more named lands (Forest, Plains etc). The modal lands aren't searchable off of your ramp spells like Spoils of Victory or Farseek. I really like having a named land focus in Esika's mana base - shock lands ( Overgrown Tomb , Sacred Foundry etc.) should replace the snow dual lands if your budget allows for them. If not (understandable, shock lands for a 5 colour deck eat your wallet) then I'd play all 5 Triomes, and all 5 named lands that enter untapped if you control 2 or more basic lands ( Prairie Stream , Smoldering Marsh etc.) along with 2-4 of each basic land and some basic land ramp alongside your named land ramp such as Rampant Growth , Cultivate & Kodama's Reach . Land Tax is also a solid option if you run at least a couple of each basic land as it can colour fix you very early on so you can play The Prismatic Bridge asap. I know you're running counter increasers like Vorinclex, but I'd also remove the 2 counter based lands you have as well, without something like Vorinclex or Doubling Season out they're sub-optimal.

I'd take out the mana rocks you have in there, and replace them with more ramp sorceries like Three Visits , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , and Nature's Lore . Yes, they search specifically for Forests, but with enough named dual lands or Triomes they'll still allow you to search for the colour you need. If you didn't want to add in more ramp sorceries, low cmc legendary creatures that you can tap for mana via Esika's ability are viable (this would require you to have cards that allow you to bounce Esika back to hand ideally so you could cast her enchantment side when needed). Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy is an absolute beast in this deck, even if you whiff on his ability a lot being able to tap any legendary creature for 2 mana of any colour from turn 2 onwards is dummy strong. If you go down this route untap cards like Derevi, Empyrial Tactician , Dramatic Reversal , Samut, Voice of Dissent and Kiora's Follower can help to give you buckets of mana each turn.

Planeswalkers/counter generation: Unless you decide to add flicker/sac & reanimate/ability copyers, I'd cut Deepglow Skate as it's a one-time-only version of Doubling Season for the same mana cost. Pir, Imaginative Rascal is brilliant in this kind of deck as his ability a) increases both starting loyalty and uptick loyalty gain and b) stacks with Vorinclex & Doubling Season. Having Pir & either Doubling Season or Vorinclex out will turn a +1 uptick into +4, a starting loyalty count of 5 becomes 12. Inexorable Tide & Contagion Engine are worth considering too, I can understand not adding Tide as you're free-dropping a good chunk of your Planesalkers/creatures with The Prismatic Bridge rather than casting them, but Contagion Engine is non-targeted creature removal as well 2 instances of proliferate per turn (Pir & proliferate = happy Planeswalker noises). Estrid, the Masked , Oath of Jace & Sphere of Safety would be a good group of cards to add - Estrid allows you to untap any enchanted permanent, her second ability will let you enchant any permanent (not just creatures) and increase your enchantment count for Sphere of Safety, and her ult is one of your only ways of recurring enchantments should they get destroyed (this won't allow you to recur The Prismatic Bridge though). Oath of Jace is great for filtering through your topdeck during your upkeep to choose your Bridge targets. Kaya the Inexorable is incredible in a superfriends deck - with your counter generation you'll have no problem getting her ult off straight away, which will allow you to free cast any legendary card once a turn, so if people kill (or even exile) your Planeswalkers or important legendary cards like Vorinclex/Chain Veil etc. you can always get them back. She also has removal, and recursion for your creatures. Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . Samut, the Tested . For the love of all that is holy, play Samut because dropping her with Doubling Season or Vorinclex out can end games there and then. I have a combo in my Esika deck that will guarantee you first place unless Samut gets countered on the stack. Lithoform Engine , Strionic Resonator & Rings of Brighthearth will help you capitalize on important abilities like Planeswalker ults, The Prismatic Bridge and proliferate. Getting off an emblem and then going Lithoform Engine > Rings of Brighthearth to get 3 of those emblems instead of one is pretty explosive.

Creatures: Captain Sisay would work quite well here as she can search any legendary card in your deck which is invaluable in Esika and isn't as pricey/colour dependant as Sisay, Weatherlight Captain (I'm not saying cut her, but 2 Sisays are better than one). Kodama of the East Tree will let you chuck out Planeswalkers like nobody's business, The Prismatic Bridge now doubles its usefulness per turn. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is a great tutor in Esika as he's cheap, he can swing without tapping due to Esika giving him Vigilance, search something using his boast ability and put it on top of your library (something something Prismatic Bridge shenanigans) and then tap for mana in your 2nd main phase.

I hope what I've said helps, I love building Superfriends and all the whacky stuff you can do with it

TriusMalarky on Budget STOP DOING THINGS

2 months ago

Hoooookay. You said you were new, so this is a good try, but we're gonna basically entirely revamp this list.

First, you literally cannot use Mystic Sanctuary in a 3-color deck without fetches, and I do not mean Evolving Wilds . Lose that idea, you can't make it work with the budget you appear to have. (of course come back to it once you can afford 4x Flooded Strand , 4x Polluted Delta , and 2x each Hallowed Fountain and Watery Grave .)

Your(budget) manabase should look something like this:

The core of a budget Esper control deck is 4 each Serum Visions, Opt, Fatal Push, Path to Exile, Day of Judgement(or other 4-mana wrath), Archmage's Charm,

The other cards in that list that you should absolutely run are Esper Charm, any Teferi, most Jace walkers, Silundi Vision(run all of those if you can), Saw it Coming, Doomskar.

Chromium is a fine finisher, but don't run 3. Use 1, possibly 2 if you somehow have problems finding it.

I also recommend using Thassa's Intervention and any 5 cmc or less planeswalker with the text 'draw a card' on either of its first two abilities.

Quick edit: shadow63, no, control can stand taplands. But the manlands and MDFC lands are the only real lands that are worth entering tapped. (basically, they end up being extra lands that do a lot but aren't just lands.)

Also, you may want to tinker with how many manlands are used. Additionally, any spell double-faced lands are definitely playable if their spell side is worth casting at any point. Just don't cut lands for them.

You're control -- the things you're doing turns 1-2-3 are mostly Opt, Serum Visions, Path and Push.

multimedia on Fury of the Dragons

2 months ago

Hey, with what you have so far well done on a budget. Nice Omniscience Amonkhet invocation :)

Some budget cards to help with ramp:

Elder can potentially tap to make five mana, all five colors. It can make more mana when you have different colored permanents in your control making it busted when you control Scion of the Ur-Dragon . By itself it can make two mana (green and white), that alone is good for ramp/color fixing. Jodah's effect lets you cheat the casting cost of cards especially Ur-Dragon; cast him for five instead of nine. He's is excellent with Omniscience as casting cost will be difficult with this manabase.

Kiora can be repeatable draw when Dragons ETB and she can also be ramp. You can use her for seven turns for ramp before she dies and being able to untap any permanent means you can untap a mana rock or a mana dork. Crop Rotation is helpful to get any land by sacing a basic land to then tutor and put it onto the battlefield. Sylvan Scrying can tutor for any land.

Repeatable draw when Dragons ETB, being able to cheat creatures onto the battlefield and more haste are helpful effects with Dragons.

Some budget tutors to search for Dragon(s). Creature tutors can replace some draw spells since you want to draw Dragons anyway, might as well search for the one you want.

Some budget versatile instant removal or counterspells.

The manabase can be improved on a budget; 32 lands is low. I wouldn't go below 35 and I would play as much as 38 since you don't want to miss land drops when high CMC Dragons are the cards you want to be casting.

More five color lands help with color fixing. On a budget I recommend more basic Forests and the five Battle lands since Battle lands such as Cinder Glade have interaction with basic lands. You only need to control two basic lands of any type to activate a Battle land to ETB untaped. If you control a basic Forest and a basic Mountain then Sunken Hollow will ETB untapped.

Farseek is a land ramp spell that can search for any Battle land and put it onto the battlefield. It's helpful for color fixing to be able to ramp with a dual land. The green budget Pain lands such as Yavimaya Coast are nice since they can ETB untapped turn two or three to make green to cast a ramp spell. If you're going to play lands that always ETB tapped then Tri lands such as Savage Lands give you more color fixing from three different color choices. In five colors the Tri lands give you more than the Scry lands.

In the manabase you want at least 12 sources of each color and you want more green and red sources then the rest. Tri lands help with color fixing to give you more sources of colors. Red and green are the two most important colors for Dragons. Green for early game ramp and red for Dragons. Green is for ramp that also gets the other colors that's why it should have the most basic lands to give you more chances of drawing a green source early to cast ramp.

Good luck with your deck.

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