Sacred Foundry

Sacred Foundry

Land — Mountain Plains

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As Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Sacred Foundry enters the battlefield tapped.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Historic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Arena Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Sacred Foundry Discussion

DadHumanPraetor on Angels Of Aggression

2 days ago

Sunbaked Canyon Sacred Foundry Battlefield Forge can replace tap lands. I find tap lands to be particularly bad in colors that atruggle to ramp. Playing a 4 drop on turn 4 is very important.

The_Legionarre on Cheerios Storm

1 week ago

I'd replace one of your Sacred Foundrys with a basic plains just so that 1 you can combo off through a blood moon and 2 so you have something to find if you get hit with a Path to Exile or Assassin's Trophy or Field of Ruin.

DemMeowsephs on Long Live the Monarch

3 weeks ago

Hey there! I think I can help a bit regarding your mana base. Let's take a look at that.

You have 26 lands, out of 100 cards, but your average mana cost is 3.72!!!! Usually you run about 30-32 if your mana cost is even at 2.20, so in my opinion, your deck needs A LOT more lands, and ramp. Let's take a look at lands first!

Lands

Ok, so there are MANY MANY lands you should use that you are missing. Our goal should be for you to include at minimum 33 lands. I understand it will be hard to find cards to take out but trust me- you need at least 33 otherwise it'll be very difficult for your deck to even function. You should include the following.

  • Shock lands. If you need mana THAT turn, they can come in untapped! If you don't want to take the damage you don't have to, but you'll always have the option to which makes them so good. They can also be used with fetch lands, but more on that later
  • Godless Shrine
  • Blood Crypt
  • Sacred Foundry

  • Fetch Lands! These are pretty much the best lands in magic. You can look for ANY colors you need, if you have the shock lands I just mentioned. The fetch lands can search for the shock lands, allowing you to get WHATEVER COLOR YOU NEED. They can also search for basics which is less helpful but still possible. They can also search for Savai Triome. (They search for anything that has a subtype they specify)

  • Marsh Flats
  • Bloodstained Mire (Budget: Rocky Tar Pit)
  • Arid Mesa

  • Fast lands! These are extremely useful the first couple turns, and they help you set up your board quickly so you can have a good start!

  • Concealed Courtyard
  • Blackcleave Cliffs
  • Inspiring Vantage

  • Filter lands! You have the red/white version- but not the rest! Add all three! They can give you any combination of the two colors they supply, which is extremely useful! They are also very cheap with double masters out- so get them soon!

  • Fetid Heath
  • Graven Cairns
  • Rugged Prairie

  • Pain and Horizon Lands! These are AMAZING because you can always rely on them for mana, without worrying if they come in tapped- at the expense of only ONE LIFE. Remember your life is a resource- if you win at 1 life it's the same as winning at 40. Getting good mana is much more important than paying some life.

  • Caves of Koilos or Silent Clearing
  • Sulfurous Springs or [No Card Exists Yet]
  • Battlefield Forge or Sunbaked Canyon

  • Check lands. Now these I would recommend not using, but if you have a budget and you want to improve your manabase, these are much better than what you have now.

  • Isolated Chapel
  • Dragonskull Summit
  • Clifftop Retreat

  • Battlebond/C Legends Lands! Some of these aren't out yet, but be sure to get them if you normally play with multiple players!

  • Vault of Champions (COMES OUT SOON)
  • Luxury Suite
  • Spectator Seating (COMES OUT SOON)

  • So in the end, these lands are VERY VERY VERY helpful and make your manabase much faster. There are also a BUNCH of single lands that are even better than some of these! Try to include as many as you can of the following:

  • Ancient Tomb

  • Prismatic Vista
  • Fabled Passage
  • City of Brass
  • Mana Confluence
  • Reflecting Pool
  • Exotic Orchard
  • Strip Mine/Wasteland
  • Forbidden Orchard
  • Gemstone Mine
  • Gemstone Caverns

  • So again, I would try to include many of these, and trust me- aim to have 33-35 lands in your deck. A lot of your lands come in tapped- slowing you down and making your manabase worse. Take those out. A couple lands could be replaced with better things. (Temple of the False God for Ancient Tomb). Take those out. You also have some good lands that don't relate to your deck. I get Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Eiganjo Castle (Etc) are cool, but they don't really make sense in your deck, and could be replaced with cards I mentioned before. To make a good deck you need a good mana base, and I recommend making that mana base, and definitely adding more lands in general.

If this helps be sure to check out and support some of my decks like Double Trouble EDH and A Deal With the Devil EDH! if you have any questions about what I wrote, want more help, or want some ideas, feel free to ask me on my wall or just tag me here, I'd love to help! Anyways, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!

DemMeowsephs on Kaalia

1 month ago

First step: upgrade the land section! Here are some lands I reccomend putting in your deck. You said you don't want to do a crazy power level so I'm not sure if these are what you're looking for, but they could certainly make the deck smoother.

Hoobynobber7395 on kaalia of the vast

1 month ago

I'd also upgrade your mana base if you are trying to be fast, take out the etb tapped lands for shock lands like Blood Crypt or Sacred Foundry and lands that enter untapped like Clifftop Retreat or Inspiring Vantage it would speed up your deck so much.

I would also swap out Victory's Herald and Tyrant's Familiar for Gisela, Blade of Goldnight and Aurelia, the Warleader. It's another way to double combat phases and double damage and receive half damage.

Swap out Overseer of the Damned for Master of Cruelties, and swap out Oros, the Avenger for Tariel, Reckoner of Souls. Master of Cruelties with Kaalia of the Vast is a wincon, and Tariel, Reckoner of Souls let's you steal players graveyards basically.

GoblinElectromancer on Knights of the Holy Flame

1 month ago

Cool deck

Embercleave,Fervent Champion, and Worthy Knight are good cards for knight tribal.

Terramorphic Expanse isn't standard legal. Sacred Foundry or Evolving Wilds are cards you can replace it with.

Great description! +1

DemMeowsephs on Sultai_Sir

1 month ago

Hey there! No problem, and you have definitely come to the right place! Here are some types of lands that I personally think should have a spot in every deck, and some multi-colored lands that work anywhere and everywhere! I hope this helps you throughout your journey in the world of magic.

These dual lands are some of the best, and my favorites, though there are many more people enjoy playing, such as bounce ladnds (Dimir Aqueduct), Battle Lands (Sunken Hollow), Reveal Lands, (Port Town), Cycle Lands (Irrigated Farmland), Storage Lands (Calciform Pools) and many others, but usually you don't have this many spaces in your deck, and so the ones I named first are usually better. However, I'm not done! There are many multicolor lands that fit in any deck, that are extremely powerful! Some of them are listed below.

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