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Reap and Sow
Choose one - Destroy target land; or search your library for a land card, put that card into play, then shuffle your library.
Entwine (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
5 months ago
So with Baldur's Gate coming out with 9 new gates I thought of making a gate deck with Maze's End as a win con. i need more non basic land search (preferably to the battlefield but to the hand if need) and some extra play additional land cards, i have a small amount added ATM I have
Explore, Hour of Promise, Pir's Whim, Reap and Sow, Sylvan Scrying, Tempt with Discovery, Wargate, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Oracle of Mul Daya, Ulvenwald Hydra, Wayward Swordtooth, Kiora, the Crashing Wave, Expedition Map, Crop Rotation and Exploration. Am I missing any? Should I add some light Landfall as well?
Link: Hold them at the Gates
9 months ago
Alright, I'll try to keep that in mind and minimize the jargon. One thing I'd say about running lands, it's easy to end up with less than you actually need. The difference between 36 and 38 is extremely minor in terms of how many lands you can draw, so the exact number isn't that important, but if you have a higher cost Commander (Tiamat has a Mana Value of 7, or MV 7), you'll want ramp. A higher cost is usually any Commander requiring more than 4 mana, and/or one that requires more than 2 colours, either makes a Commander harder to cast. I end up on 38 in a deck like Reaper King, but I also use a lot of ramp in that deck to generate the huge mana values that deck can require. This deck probably wants anywhere from 36-42 lands, with 42 being where you want to be if you run relatively few ramp effects, 36 would mean running more of them, at least 10. You should probably run Command Tower. Temple of the False God is a risky land in a deck that isn't running a lot of lands, I hate to run it with less than 40 in a deck unless I have a payoff for a land tapping for 2.
It's worth considering basing your mana base around Green, not because most of the cards will be Green but to use Green ramp spells/mana dorks. I'm guessing you aren't aiming to spend a lot on this, so the cheapest $$$ way to increase your mana available is to use Green spells which can find Basic lands for you. Circuitous Route, Harrow, Roiling Regrowth, Search for Tomorrow, and Dire-Strain Rampage are all very good ramp effects, with most of them being cheap and able to find you colours of mana you might need. Sacrificing a land can be a good thing if you've got several of the same Basic land, which can happen easily. There are a ton of other ramp spells, many quite cheap, especially if you don't mind 3 mana effects. Spells that find land can be much better than artifacts, because artifacts can be blown up very easily compared to lands. I would also look for ones that can find any Basic land compared to ones that can only find a Forest unless you want to raise the budget a bit, as these lands are generally more expensive, but Kaldheim has 10 Snow type dual lands, one for each pair, and they are fairly cheap, and ramping with one of these off of Three Visits or Nature's Lore feels really good, but it'll be more investment. There are a lot of effects that find Forests and can find non-Basic Forests like Breeding Pool or Rimewood Falls, and finding one of those can really help make sure you can cast Tiamat. I would still play cards like Arcane Signet and Sol Ring, and most 2 MV mana artifacts are good cards usually.
A card that should be very useful in Tiamat would be Maskwood Nexus, which makes all creatures, wherever they are (in your hand, library, graveyard, or in play) are all every creature type, including Dragons, so Tiamat can find any 5 creatures. If you end up playing many cards that care about Dragons, this is worth looking at. Silverglade Pathfinder and Dreamscape Artist are pretty helpful some games as creatures that can also ramp you, potentially repeatedly if you are playing Casual games where you have a few more turns.
Interaction to protect your creatures can be very useful, Bolt Bend and Stubborn Denial are interesting options for you in a deck that will often have a power 4 creature out. Disdainful Stroke can stop board wipes, and Saw it Coming can stop anything in it's track, involving only U to cast, I would watch out for counterspells that cost UU (Blue Blue mana) to cast, this can be hard to arrange. You might think of Vindicate and/or Utter End to have removal vs any type of permanent, AFAIK neither is very expensive atm. There are 5 'Signet lands', Darkwater Catacombs, Skycloud Expanse, Shadowblood Ridge, Mossfire Valley and Sungrass Prairie are all very cheap and pretty good dual lands. Ash Barrens is a very good way to find a needed colour, especially Green. The World Tree is getting up there a bit, but it's a card worth looking at in 5 colours, especially if you run plenty of cards that find lands for you. If you have especially good non-Basic lands, IE lands that tap for 2 or more, Crop Rotation, Hour of Promise and Reap and Sow are all worth considering, finding a World Tree or other especially good land can be much stronger than finding a Basic. Faeburrow Elder and Jegantha, the Wellspring are very good ways to generate mana, probably don't run Jegantha as a Companion, just put him in the deck and you have no restrictions from him.
Well, that's what I'm thinking of right now, I'll probably have more later for you. I'll try to think of cards that are cheap and work for your deck, it might be a few posts before I've run out of relevant thoughts.
10 months ago
hecubus333 I haven't really been paying close attention to the latest sets. Between not being able to play often because of the pandemic, as well as WotC's questionable business practices, I haven't been as interested in the game. I'm glad you appreciate the effort I put into getting foils and artist signatures :)
DivineKhaos the primary function of Reap and Sow is to go grab Gaea's Cradle and put it directly into play. It's taken the place of Tempt with Discovery since my group finally wised up to it and choose not to get lands lol. Four mana to put Cradle directly into play isn't so bad, especially when Cradle is kind of the linchpin of the deck.
11 months ago
Why not include the third changeling champion, Changeling Hero? It allows for infinite damage alongside Changeling Berserker, Changeling Titan, and Purphoros.
You might like these too: Pir's Whim, Reap and Sow, Tempt with Discovery, Ulvenwald Hydra, Tolaria West, Wargate, Nylea's Intervention, Knight of the Reliquary, Elvish Reclaimer, Scapeshift, Reshape the Earth
1 year ago
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Argothian Wurm and Shivan Wumpus are also fun bodies to get out early and force opponents to make those hard choices, as does Deus of Calamity - it's actually decent creature removal. Opponents, in theory, shouldn't have the gas to have big blockers out, so they have to chump block or lose more lands.
Destructive Flow is nice stax card
Daryl, Hunter of Walkers and Pyrohemia or Pestilence make decent critter control/card advantage (obviously works wonders against zombie decks), though that is getting away from the theme of the deck...
1 year ago
No Sanctum of Eternity ? You might like these too: Temur Sabertooth , Cloudstone Curio , Mirari's Wake , Mana Reflection , Zendikar Resurgent , Regal Behemoth , Zhur-Taa Ancient , Shared Summons , Traverse the Outlands , Pir's Whim , Reap and Sow , Sylvan Scrying , Impact Tremors , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Aetherflux Reservoir