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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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Uncommon|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Common|
|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||None|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Rupture Spire Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, well done on a budget.
You've added several excellent Rainbow lands, but then there's subpar 5 Vivid lands as well as 3 Rupture Spire lands and 11 Tri lands. The current manabase is very slow with 20+ of 37 lands will always enter the battlefield (ETB) tapped. I understand you're on a budget; I too play budget Commander decks and you can do much better than 20+ lands ETB tapped even on a $300 budget. 11 Tri lands, Path of Ancestry and Grand Coliseum is more than enough lands that will always ETB tapped.
To speed up the manabase you could simply add more basic lands and some cards that have interaction with basic lands. Manabase changes to consider:
- Add 4x Forest, 2x Mountain, 1x Plains, Ash Barrens, Harrow, cut 5 Vivid lands, Rupture Spire, Gateway Plaza, Transguild Promenade, Temple of Malice.
If you make this change then could also add 5 Battle lands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Sunken Hollow, Prairie Stream, Smoldering Marsh, cut 5 Tri lands. Battle lands are budget dual lands that have good interaction when you have more basic lands. The Battle lands will give Farseek a dual land to search for.
Cataracts is a helpful land to cast Ur-Dragon with basic lands or colorless mana sources because any combination of 5 mana along with tapping Cataracts makes all five colors of mana. For example Sol Ring + Thran Dynamo + Cataracts = five colors of mana. Cataracts is also good with Fist of Suns.
I offer more advice and I have other cards suggestions. Would you like more advice and suggestions? Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, good version of Kalamax.
32 lands is low especially when you're trying to get to nine mana for Chord to combo with Kiki. My advice is add more lands or more two drop mana rocks or both. Arcane Signet and Fellwar Stone are mana rock options, they could replace Docent of Perfection Flip and Mizzix of the Izmagnus. This can help to reduce the avg. CMC and improve ramp. Docent is not as good, much slower, than Talrand/Murmuring and your not going to gaining very many experience counters from Mizzix since you have mostly low CMC instant/sorceries. Invigorating Surge, Refuse / Cooperate, Rapid Hybridization and Sublime Epiphany are options to cut to add more lands.
With a budget of $600+ could make some upgrades to the manabase. Lands such as Rupture Spire, Gain lands (Rugged Highlands), Scry lands (Temple of Mystery) are for low budget decks and Fast lands (Spirebluff Canal) will more times than not ETB tapped. I'm not a fan of Fast lands in Commander because as one ofs the consistency of having one in your opening hand or drawing one before turn three is too low.
Kalamax being a four drop also makes Fast lands not good if it's your turn four land drop then it makes it more difficult to cast Kalamax. Fast lands, Gain Lands, Scry lands and other lands that ETB tapped don't go well with Bounce lands (Simic Growth Chamber) together in the same manabase since having to bounce a Fast land sets you back even more for mana. Bounce lands also ETB tapped, but they're better at making mana/color fixing and with Seedborn/Reclamation.
Some lands to consider adding:
- 2x Island
- Exotic Orchard
- Stomping Ground
- Steam Vents
- Shivan Reef
- Yavimaya Coast
- Sulfur Falls
- Hinterland Harbor
- Rootbound Crag
There's several cards in the sideboard that are better than cards in the main deck. Reverberate and Twincast are more two drop Forks that combo with Kalamax and Ral as the win condition. They're better cards than Invigorating Surge and Refuse / Cooperate. Chandra's Ignition is better than Immolating Gyre especially if you add more Forks to the main deck. Ways to give Kalamax infinite power which makes Ignition a win condition. Dig Through Time is better than Thassa's Intervention since you only have to pay for delve once.
I offer more advice, would you like more advice?
Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
defamagraphy1, comparing scrying 40 before your draw step to proxying cards... makes no sense. Pure logical fallacy, there.
Also, ending an opinionated statement with "period" isn't very fair, as it's just that: an opinion. If your playgroup is fine with you writing "time walk" on your swamp and playing it, that's cool. More power to you. And if they aren't ok with you saying one of your mountains is actually a forest because you don't have enough of them... ok, that's their veto. If your friend has a shockland that you need for your deck, but you won't trade for it because you have a proxied version, that's a dick move. If you just started playing two days ago and have zero Cancels, you could probably proxy one without too much trouble. Just... be respectful and be fine if your friends don't want you to run a Taiga if you don't have one. But on the other hand, if your buddy has no Rupture Spire and wants to proxy one, you could probably survive letting them do it.
2 months ago
Eliya, Harmony of the Wilds
Legendary Creature - Dryad Shaman
Whenever you tap a land for mana outside of your Commander's identity, choose one:
- Elyia deals 2 damage to any target.
- Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.
- Add one additional mana of that color.
Eh. So cards such as Rupture Spire can tap for or and add extra benefit under her deck. I guess that's alright.
Make a land aura that has different effects based on whether the land is a snow land, a desert, or an artifact land.
3 months ago
multimedia Thank you for the suggestions! I've definitely had my eye on those three dragons, none of my local game stores have them so I may have to get them online. Also, most of your suggestions for cards to cut make sense, but I don't quite understand on some of them. For example, I thought that Gateway Plaza, Prismatic Geoscope, and Rupture Spire would be good color fixing lands? And I added in Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind to add some card draw, which this deck was lacking in previous incarnations. I guess you're saying Elemental Bond would work better for this? I also thought Vanquisher's Banner would be good for card draw plus some extra oomph from it with the +1/+1's on my dragons.
3 months ago
Hey, good start.
Sol Ring, Command Tower and Arcane Signet are three staples in Commander that are within the budget here. Scion of the Ur-Dragon, Utvara Hellkite and Lathliss, Dragon Queen are Dragon upgrades. Dragon Tempest has powerful effects with Dragons. Elemental Bond is good repeatable draw with Dragons.
Ketria Triome and Raugrin Triome are the other two Triomes and Ketria is good in combination with Indatha Triome with Skyshroud Claim which can give you all five colors from two Triomes. Nature's Lore is another land ramp spell that can search for a Forest Triome or Forest Shock land. Crop Rotation is a land tutor for any land and puts the land onto the battlefield. Haven of the Spirit Dragon is another Rainbow land for Dragons.
Cards to consider cutting:
3 months ago
Ok, the main problem I see here is the mana base. There are a lot of budget lands that will help you cast what you want in the deck, especially because our commander is Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind. Izzet Guildgate, Swiftwater Cliffs, Temple of Epiphany, Gateway Plaza, Rupture Spire, Terramorphic Expanse are just a few examples. +1