Ramunap Excavator

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Ramunap Excavator

Creature — Cleric

You may play land cards from your graveyard.

SirFowler on Angry Cyclops Apocalypse

5 days ago

Also, if you're looking for budget alternatives for Crucible of Worlds, Ramunap Excavator & Perennial Behemoth can work. You could also use Splendid Reclamation for a huge mana boost.

nbarry223 on Land Prison

2 weeks ago

I’d even try cutting a second grazer for Eladamri's Call potentially. If you run a creature tutor, it also may be worth swapping a copy of Crucible of Worlds for Ramunap Excavator although creature removal is far more common, so I’m not sure if that’s totally worth it.

multimedia on Korvold Counters

3 weeks ago

Hey, make your deck here and link to it? Just seeing what you have so far for a deck list can help those who want to help you. What direction you're going and what the budget is, such as do you have or can you afford Dockside Extortionist?

Ratio 3:1, 3 fodder sources to 1 sac outlet. In my opinion a lower amount of quality sac outlets is better than a large quantity of lesser sac outlets. Sac fodder is more important for gameplay than sac outlets. Korvold can be a repeatable sac source if you have fodder, but to keep attacking with Korvold you need fodder. Sac outlets also need fodder to grow Korvold as well as draw more quicker and to combo which can be a wincon Goblin Bombardment.

Fodder doesn't have to come from just tokens it can come from one drop mana dorks Ignoble Hierarch, mana rocks Arcane Signet, lands Ramunap Excavator, creatures who can reanimate themselves Reassembling Skeleton and enchantments that can return to hand Rancor. Use dorks to help to ramp into Korvold first and then they can be fodder. If you draw them after you control Korvold then they're only 1 mana to be fodder. Rocks are worse as fodder than dorks because the better sac outlets only sac creatures.

Creatures and other permanents that can self-sac, not needing a sac outlet are helpful Viscera Seer, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Haywire Mite, Plaguecrafter, Mind Stone, Fabled Passage, etc. Treasures Tireless Provisioner and Eldrazi Spawns Pawn of Ulamog are nice value with Korvold, permanents to sac to make mana and draw. Repeatable sac outlets are best, but some nonpermanent spells that sac a permanent to give more value than the mana cost are good too Diabolic Intent, Victimize, Deadly Dispute, Eldritch Evolution, Harrow.

Profet93 on Azusa, lost but seeking

1 month ago

Boseiju, Who Endures - Removal

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp, not necessary given your 1 drops, lower amount of creatures. But its floor is slightly lower and ceiling is slightly higher than average, so I believe it is a worthy inclusion

Field of the Dead - Free zombies! Such a good inclusion, don't sleep on it. Imagine with boundless realms, scapeshift, etc....

Misty Rainforest/similar lands/ETB Tapped Fetchlands - Too much value with crucible to ignore. Not to mention it allows you to shuffle if you have a top deck utilization such as Oracle of Mul Daya, top, etc....

Sanctum of Ugin - Nice tutor effect, not necessary but I've found it extremely helpful. Given in Azusa we run out of cards quickly, this allows you to tutor for either Kozilek to refill your hand.

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection, not needed but nice to have. Also, politics.

Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - Not needed but allows you to tap maze for green mana, ancient tomb, etc...

Fierce Empath - Tutor for ulamog or kozilek for draw or removal. Or just any higher CMC creature you need really. Not necessary but I've always enjoyed him

Lotus Cobra - Ramp! Much better with fetches. Speaking of fetches....

Ramunap Excavator - Redundancy for crucible of worlds. More easily recurabble as well.

Regal Force - Tooth and nail into avenger + regal.

Scute Swarm - MASSIVE token generation, even better with regal

Tireless Tracker - Draw, slow, better with Lotus cobra. Not necessary, but if you find yourself running out of gas consistently, this might be worth considering.

All Is Dust - Wipe (over Spine of Ish Shah for Sure) that synergizes with Sanctum of Ugin. I've done this more times than I can count

Finale of Devastation - Like an additional G-Sun Zenith but with a higher ceiling. Also, a wincon

Rishkar's Expertise - While not optimal for your build per say, it has a high ceiling. Thought it was worth mentioning.

Scapeshift - Tutor, landfall trigger, trigger field of the dead. Synergy with land recursion such as crucible or ramunap. Should you ever wish to consider a token landfall package given your lack of creatures, this would supplement that. Not needed but nice to have

Given the amount of suggestions, you can either tell me what you like/want to include and I can provide suggestions for cuts based on that, or I can just go through your list right now and provide you my thoughts. Lmk what you think!

Ardees on Gates? Nine Fingers Keene Competitive

1 month ago

If you are aiming at 'competitive' in the technical sense of the term (as in 'cEDH' or 'competitive EDH'), like the title seems to suggest, I see many staples missing that unfortunately make the deck quite far from being competitive.

Artifacts: you should be running at least Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, Mana Vault, Jeweled Lotus, maybe even Grim Monolith and Lion's Eye Diamond.,

Tutors: you are missing Vampiric Tutor, Imperial Seal, and Worldly Tutor and Green Sun's Zenith if you run any combo, win, or strategy whatsoever based on creatures. You could also add Wishclaw Talisman and Solve the Equation, and, although not a tutor, Peer into the Abyss, which works quite nicely with Thought Vessel.

Lands: any competitive deck plays true duals, namely Underground Sea, Bayou, and Tropical Island. Same for shocklands and at least 6-7 fetchlands in a 3-color deck like this one. You could also consider lower the number of lands, depending on whether or not you want to keep the Gate strategy

Protection: any competitive deck that plays blue automatically plays top-end counterspells, namely Swan Song, Arcane Denial, Force of Will, Force of Negation, Pact of Negation, Fierce Guardianship, Mental Misstep, An Offer You Can't Refuse, and Flusterstorm. You are also missing key cards like Cyclonic Rift or Chain of Vapor. Needless to say, ideally a competitive deck playing blue also plays Timetwister: not a counterspell but a must card (yeah, the price is another topic of conversation).

Creatures: I understand the Gate theme but you are missing some high-value creature cards in here, most notably Dauthi Voidwalker, Malevolent Hermit  Flip, Lotus Cobra, Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Ramunap Excavator, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Oracle of Mul Daya, Elvish Reclaimer - to name a few. Much depends on the strategy of your deck, although don't let keywords aligned with your strategy (e.g. 'Gate') fool you into thinking some cards are good for that.

Enchantments: a few staples in the current competitive meta: Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Sylvan Library, Burgeoning, Exploration, maybe Abundance and Necropotence

Removals: you could most definitely swap some of your removals for something better and more competitive, such as Force of Vigor, Nature's Claim, Abrupt Decay, Assassin's Trophy, and more.

Now, I totally understand there is a budget situation going on with upgrading to competitive MtG (spoiler alert: MtG is a pay-to-win type of game, research confirms), but generally the term 'competitive' sticks to decks that, to the very least, include most if not all cards mentioned above - without mentioning the fact that any competitive deck needs running at least one winning combo. At this stage, your level is more looking towards casual. This isn't to criticize you or anything of course, pretty interesting build, just not really a competitive deck in its strict sense.

If you want to try the competitive experience, my suggestion is to proxy cards by printing them online - this should cost around 10 bucks on colored and good quality paper, and effectively save you more than 7k worth of cards.

TheOfficialCreator on I solved mana screw and …

2 months ago

I think the main issue that I see that noone's really pointed out yet is that it would inherently make colorless and mono-color much more powerful than they already are. Guaranteed land drops would make the game streamlined, yes, but it would also better benefit certain decks over others.

Specific ones that come to mind are Tron and non-Omnath Landfall, but I just know that The Gitrog Monster would love this idea. You always choose to draw from your Manabase for the draw step, then you just get value off of everything else you draw. Combine that with traditional Gitrog shenanigans like Ramunap Excavator and you've got yourself a major issue.

Also, would cards like Rampant Growth just repurpose themselves to search your Manabase?

multimedia on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

2 months ago

Good choice of adding Karmic Guide. Demon of Loathing needs haste meaning Boots. It's drawback which makes it subpar is it has to attack and do combat damage to a player to trigger. It only makes one player sac a creature which is less good in multiplayer Commander for 7 mana.

Plaguecrafter is a better effect in multiplayer Commander for making a player sac a creature because all players have to sac a creature, or if not then a Planeswalker or if not then discard a card.

We understand what Zuran Orb, Ramunap Excavator and World Shaper are for, but the question is do you need them? Out of these three Ramunap Excavator gives the most support. The others are fine cards in another deck, they could be cut for more repeatable self-mill to improve gameplay with Nethroi.

BishopAtavist on Abzan Graveyard Recursion Help

2 months ago

Gidgetimer that is a fair question about Crop Rotation. At this point, it's there more for future upgrades. I was possibly going to pop a Cabal Coffers in the deck, since with Dryad of the Ilysian Grove on the field, every land would be a swamp. Now I would essentially just use it to swap a basic land for a dual or tri-land. Not it's highest function, but not the worst thing.

bushido_man96 I actually find that Ramunap Excavator works really well when I'm Dredging cards into the graveyard and skipping a draw step. Pretty much guarantees I don't miss a land drop, which is pretty critical when I'm trying to cast my commander for 7 (mutating). If Fauna Shaman is in my opening hand, the first card I grab is Golgari Grave-Troll then Ramunap, then Dryad. Ramunap and dryad let me pull 2 cards from the graveyard per turn, and the Grave troll's Dredge ability statistically puts just over 2 land cards in there each turn.

World Shaper is a backup to getting lands back from my graveyard, and he also fills the graveyard by milling three each time he attacks. I don't think that is at cross purposes with my goal. Zuran Orb I can see getting cut if I end up cutting Sanguine Bond. It isn't in my paper deck yet, but I thought Zuran Orb, World Shaper, and Sanguine Bond could make a pretty funny combo.

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