Rootbound Crag

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare

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Rootbound Crag

Land

Rootbound Crag enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Mountain or a Forest.

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Rootbound Crag Discussion

multimedia on Nikya, the New Way

2 weeks ago

Hey, 64 creatures? I understand Nikya doesn't let you cast noncreature spells, but 64 is kind of overkill.

Temur Sabertooth lets you take some advantage of Nikya's ramp by bouncing her to your hand to then use the ramp on a noncreature spell such as Primal Surge. Some noncreature spells within the budget to consider adding:

Other cards within the budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • 3x Mountain
  • 2x Forest
  • Hungering Hydra
  • Zhur-Taa Druid
  • Fertilid
  • Primeval Protector
  • Nessian Wilds Ravager
  • Cyclops of Eternal Fury
  • Burning Sun's Avatar
  • Nessian Game Warden
  • Heroes' Bane
  • Stone-Seeder Hierophant
  • Arbor Colossus
  • Waker of the Wilds
  • Dictate of Karametra

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

3 weeks 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.

    zombiewarfare on Riku of Two Reflections

    3 weeks ago

    Oh, and a few land suggestions that will not break the bank. Frontier Bivouac , Cinder Glade , Hinterland Harbor , Rootbound Crag and Sulfur Falls .

    Caerwyn on Naya lands

    1 month ago

    I did a quick look through budget lands, and had the following observations:

    Pain Lands, like Battlefield Forge and are probably the best lands for your criteria. I know several of them are usually around the $1.00 point, and you probably could pick up well-played copies of the more expensive options. These are great budget lands--they fix your mana when you need it but can be activated pain-free when you just need to pay a generic cost.

    Check lands, like Rootbound Crag are not quite in your criteria (they tend to hover around the $3-6 range) currently, but they are about to rotate out of Standard, so will almost certainty go down a bit. These are a bit mediocre for a budget three-colour mana base, but they play very nicely with shock lands, so will still be useful to you once you have moved on to less budget-oriented builds.

    The Onslaught Filter lands, like Sungrass Prairie , help filter you into the colours you need, but I would recommend against them. They're quite inexpensive, but they can't help you turn 1, and they're rather inflexible and will not always provide the mana you want.

    The Battle Lands, like Canopy Vista , can be in the $2-3 mark. Personally, I am not a fan of them for 60-card constructed--they rely too much on playing a lot of basics, so they often can't enter untapped until turn 3-5.

    Reveal lands, like Fortified Village , are disproportionately strong in two-colour budget builds that rely heavily on basic lands. However, with three colours, you just can't have the critical mass of basics to really make these lands shine.

    Two of Naya's Manlands-- Stirring Wildwood and Needle Spires --are very inexpensive. They don't instantly fix your mana, but they can be used as a creature long-term which is nice.

    DemMeowsephs on Egg tribal with Atla Palani

    1 month ago

    I would start off by adding check lands: Clifftop Retreat , Rootbound Crag , and Sunpetal Grove . Then, I would add the other fetch lands: Wooded Foothills and Windswept Heath . Then, you should either add the signets ( Boros Signet , Gruul Signet , and Selesnya Signet ) or the Filter lands ( Rugged Prairie , Fire-Lit Thicket , and Wooded Bastion ). And finally, I would add the Boros Horizon land Sunbaked Canyon . But otherwise, nice deck, it's well built. If you found and of these suggestions useful I would appreciate it if you'd upvote my deck: A Deal with the Devil! Good luck on your deck, hope this helps, and have a nice day!

    Whitehamma on There's one, set for stun (Help Wanted)

    1 month ago

    If you are going to use Arbor Elf you might drop the Rootbound Crag s for Cinder Glade its also a mountain forest like Stomping Ground .

    For ramp i like the arbor elf, you might add Utopia Sprawl it is just a very good ramp. Turn 2 you have 5 mana.

    Oh before i forget on the land front. Dude .. dude... Arena

    The_Fallen_Duke on Need Help With First Deck!

    1 month ago

    Which format would you like to play? Good old casual kitchen table MtG or were you thinking to play Standard (or Modern) at your LGS? Just to understand what is the actual card pool.

    Beside the cool werewolf theme, do you already have an idea of which kind of strategy you'd like to adopt?

    If you want to move in the direction of generating wolf tokens, it must be also considered that there are some great very useful cards listed that on the other hand are also more economically expensive, especially if you'll have to get multiple copies for your deck (e.g. Parallel Lives , Sword of Body and Mind , Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip. If that's not the primary strategy, I would probably not invest in a Parallel Lives that could not be used as full potential.

    If you go multicolour with G/R, I'd add lands such as Rootbound Crag and Stomping Ground . Mana base is a good investments, as you can always recycle them for other decks.

    DemMeowsephs on Raging Omnath

    1 month ago

    Personally, lands are my favorite part of magic, so I'm very specific about them. There are many types I would recommend you put in your deck, some that require a high budget and some low so be careful what you put in the deck. Nonetheless, I would recommend the following lands: Stomping Ground , Prismatic Vista , Rootbound Crag , Copperline Gorge , Game Trail , Cinder Glade , Karplusan Forest , Wooded Foothills , Temple Garden , Sunpetal Grove , Razorverge Thicket , Fortified Village , Canopy Vista , Brushland , Windswept Heath , Sacred Foundry , Clifftop Retreat , Battlefield Forge , Arid Mesa , Sunbaked Canyon , Inspiring Vantage , Rugged Prairie , Wooded Bastion , and finally Fire-Lit Thicket . If you end up using these lands and find them helpful, I would appreciate it if you upvote and support my deck: A Deal with the Devil! Thanks, have a nice day and good luck on your deck!

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    Rootbound Crag occurrence in decks from the last year

    Standard:

    All decks: 0.71%

    Modern:

    All decks: 0.11%

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.09%

    RG (Gruul): 2.35%

    RUG (Temur): 3.07%

    BRG (Jund): 1.69%

    RGW (Naya): 3.17%