Rupture Spire enters the battlefield tapped.
When Rupture Spire enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you .
: Gain one mana of any colour.
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Rupture Spire Discussion
4 weeks ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice start, you have many excellent cards, but 30 cards that are 6 CMC or higher is really too many.
You're playing subpar/unplayable lands such as Rupture Spire / Gateway Plaza / Transguild Promenade and other lackluster cards such as Boon of the Wish-Giver / Spectral Searchlight / The Wanderer . I don't think you're in a position to judge how powerful Jodah can be compared to a much more refined deck. Instead of just right away rejecting Mtg_Mega_Nerds deck get inspiration from it because there's concepts that you can use to greatly improve your deck.
If you want to use Jegantha as companion then you're going to have to change your deck a lot because you're playing many spells that have more than one of the same mana symbol in the cost. You can't play Omniscience or Ultimatums with Jegantha as companion. My advice is to play Jegantha in the 99 like how it currently is, not as companion.
If you want to make Jegantha the companion then make it official by tagging Jegantha in the editor. In the deck editor remove Jegantha from the main deck and put it into the sideboard. Then after Jegantha, the Wellspring text add the CMPN tag. After you save, Jegantha will be shown as the companion card image and placed next to Jodah in the deck list.
Jegantha, the Wellspring *CMPN*
I offer more deck advice. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
Really nice deck! The mana base does indeed look pretty nice, lots of great lands. I recommend 5 color lands if you can afford them, Mana Confluence , Reflecting Pool , Unclaimed Territory , Exotic Orchard (depending on group meta), and City of Brass are good untap lands that can replace Rupture Spire s or shocklands.
You have a lot of high cmc creatures, so consider replacing some of them with mana ramp, card draw, and other generally good stuff. Consider taking on a gimmick or extra theme, even if it is just abusing the "Whenever a Dragon Creature you control attacks..." trigger. This will help you get a lot of value out of your deck.
Let me know if you want suggestions or help!
3 months ago
There are a few cards that bounce LANDS which you can then play. Boomerang , Eye of Nowhere , Reality Strobe , Churning Eddy . Tradewind Rider . Capsize once you get mana. Once you take a land or two and maybe a mana rock the game gets much easier.
I like to use Alexi's Cloak . First it effectively counters whatever was about to zap your boss, then it sticks around as Shroud.
Some of your high CMC cards could be replaced with general protection like Propaganda etc. Your opponents are going to have high CMC cards you can play.
3 months ago
Hey, you've started to upgrade the precon, but haven't done much yet. Nice upgrades of Narset's Reversal, Ral Storm Conduit, Shark Typhoon and Cyclonic Rift. Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet since Kalamax is in the main deck 99. To fix this, in the editor add the CMDR tag at the end of the Kalamax, the Stormshire text.
Kalamax, the Stormshire *CMDR*
What's your budget for upgrading the manabase? I ask because you essentially have the from the box manabase of the precon minus a few Forests. $20 would give you a decent upgrade; $40 a much better upgrade. Adding more dual lands that will ETB untapped will speed up gameplay.
Some areas to consider further upgrading on a budget:
- Some better lands: Holdout Settlement
- More low mana cost instants that draw: Thrill of Possibility
- Some counterspells: Counterspell
- More mass draw instants: Return of the Wildspeaker
- More ramp: Roiling Regrowth
- Better card recursion: Reclaim
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Rupture Spire
- Nascent Metamorph
- Pako, Arcane Retriever and Haldan, Avid Arcanist
- Surreal Memoir
- Hunting Pack
- Clash of Titans
- Living Lore
- Wort, the Raidmother
- Charmbreaker Devils
- Goblin Dark-Dwellers
- Crackling Drake
- Etali, Primal Storm
- Brimstone Volley
The biggest change these cuts would make is reducing the mana curve. Cutting many higher mana cost cards for lower mana cost ones will help gameplay. More instants and less creatures will give you more with Kalamax.
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Ral, Storm Conduit is an excellent budget card with Kalamax. It's a source of many repeatable effects and it can be a win condition with Kalamax via damage with a Fork such as Expansion / Explosion . Return of the Wildspeaker is a $1 at CardKingdom and it's mode to draw based on the power of Kalamax can draw a lot of cards.
Instant Forks such as Reverberate are the effects that break Kalamax because they can put infinite +1/+1 counters on him which gives him infinite power and toughness. The way a Fork works with tapped Kalamax can be confusing since it uses the stack, but if you're interested to learn more about this powerful interaction I offer more advice about them.
Springleaf Drum , Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are budget cards that can tap Kalamax or any other creature you control to make any color of mana. Having ways to tap Kalamax without attacking is helpful because sometimes you can't attack or don't want to attack, would rather keep Kalamax to block, but you still want Kalamax to be tapped.
The precon lacks ramp. Not enough efficient low mana cost budget ramp sources such as Izzet Signet , Simic Signet and Gruul Signet . These two drop Signets can help to cast Kalamax with color fixing and ramp. Most manabases of precons are subpar with lands such as Rupture Spire and can be upgraded with more budget lands that enter the battlefield untapped such as Holdout Settlement , Survivors' Encampment , Yavimaya Coast , Shivan Reef .
I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.
4 months ago
Hey, good version of Overlord on a budget.
- Cinder Glade --> Rugged Highlands
- Smoldering Marsh --> Bloodfell Caves
- Prairie Stream --> Wind-Scarred Crag
- Sunken Hollow --> Gateway Plaza
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.
- Caves of Koilos --> Orzhov Basilica
- Shivan Reef --> Izzet Boilerworks
- Battlefield Forge --> Boros Garrison
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:
- Necrotic Sliver ($0.25) --> Mortify
- Winged Sliver --> Shadow Sliver
- Dormant Sliver ($0.25) or Beast Whisperer --> First Sliver's Chosen
- Realmwalker --> Telekinetic Sliver
- Pact of the Serpent --> Prophetic Prism
- Preordain --> Ponder
- Victimize --> Return from Extinction
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.
6 months ago
So, you may want to finish your land base and give somewhat of an indication on what budget your on. Even a casual 5 color deck can have a hefty price tag due to the land base needed for consistency purposes.
Duals>fetches>utility pertaining to your strategy/shocks>rainbows>horizons> Pains>fast lands> anything beyond this is probably played due to budget restrictions or it's just laying around.
To a lesser extent Unclaimed Territory, Cascading Cataracts, Gateway Plaza, Rupture Spire, Transguild Promenade and you could probably use this but won't need it Cavern of Souls - its expensive but provides such a great utility to really stick it to control players.
If you're on a very tight budget and don't want to spend a lot on lands - though I HIGHLY recommend fine tuning a land base over running these cards but they ensure you'll be able to get activations off; Chromatic Lantern, Chromatic Orrery, Prismatic Omen and Joiner Adept
6 months ago
Fabled Passage replacing Rupture Spire
Skyclave Relic replacing Everflowing Chalice
Drana, the Last Bloodchief replacing Whisper, Blood Liturgist
Phyrexian Arena replacing Ill-Gotten Inheritance
Emeria's Call Flip replacing Celestial Force
Sea Gate Restoration Flip replacing Tidal Force
Agadeem's Awakening Flip replacing Baleful Force
Shatterskull Smashing Flip replacing Magmatic Force
Turntimber Symbiosis Flip replacing Verdant Force