Scalding Tarn

Scalding Tarn

Land

, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice this: Search your library for an Island or Mountain card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Scalding Tarn Discussion

StopShot on What's the minimal number of …

1 month ago

Cards: Glacial Crevasses, Snow-Covered Mountain.

I've had my eye on possibly running Glacial Crevasses in my EDH decks for quite some time now as I feel it makes an excellent combat deterrent. By having this card on the field the whole table knows I can completely negate an attack thrown at me even when tapped out which can help keep combat-oriented decks from wanting to waste their combat step on me.

The problem is this card only works if I have Snow-Covered Mountains. If I have none Glacial Crevasses means nothing to my opponent, if I have one Snow-Covered Mountain my opponents might try to fish me into sacking it and if I have three Snow-Covered Mountains my opponents will likely not bother with me until the game reaches a 1-versus-1 state.

This card is easier to run in mono-red decks, but I want to put it in 3-color decks which means I don't want to flood my entire manabase with Snow-Covered Mountains especially if I'm not going to draw into Glacial Crevasses certain games.

Additionally would you count fetch-lands towards your Snow-Covered Mountain count, such as Arid Mesa , Ash Barrens , Bloodstained Mire , Prismatic Vista , Scalding Tarn and Wooded Foothills? (My 3-color red decks usually run all 6 of these fetches just to color fix with Ravnica shock lands if needed.)

Also how good would you evaluate Unstable Frontier as a utility land? If I'm running Snow-Covered Forests, Snow-Covered Islands, Snow-Covered Plains or Snow-Covered Swamps, I can use Unstable Frontier to turn any of them into a Snow-Covered Mountain and as a color fixing source if I have too many Snow-Covered Mountains, but I don't know if it would be better to just use another Snow-Covered Mountain over it instead.

Lastly, should I run cards like Alpine Meadow, Highland Forest, Sulfurous Mire and Volatile Fjord? I already run all the Modern fetch-lands that could tutor for lands such as these, so I could hit them very consistently, but I don't like the fact they're tap-lands. Given I run only three colored decks I can only ever fit any of two of them at a time. Would they be worth an inclusion?

Thank you for your insight.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 months ago

Slayroth, don't think I missed your message about the old border printing of The First Sliver . It's definitely on the list of acquisitions from this set. I'm going to trade a buddy who had a much better box for his old border foil Scalding Tarn , then at my LGS i'm going to pick up the remaining old border foil enemy fetches and the Legion. My plan is to trade in a bunch of cards to lower the cost to a reasonable amount lol. My intention is to spend around 100EUR. Also, to answer your question - Regular foils all the way. The shiner the better my magpie brain says lol.

kbaylife, my initial impression of Morophon, the Boundless was pretty much the same as yours - I thought it was going to change the way Slivers are played, potentially - and I do maintain that idea of the card to an extent. However, that really high CMC will limit the impact you could make on the board that turn. For a meta that is rising in power level I think it is always best to focus on interaction. I too have faced Sliver Hate™ at one point or another, but the one thing that has always kept me in the game is interaction. The power to say "No, you will not hate me out of the game" ala Mana Drain speaks volumes - and makes the other players at the table hesitant to make an enemy out of you from the start as well. Please, peruse my deck description in as this page is the culmination of my experiences playing slivers with a nice bit of CSS for fanciness.

I appreciate the upvote - and tell me (if you can see the customized views and all that) what you think of the page layout and design?

Balaam__ on Budget thing in the ice

3 months ago

Great build, simple and focused. If budget allows, I’d recommend replacing some basic lands with fetches/duals ( Scalding Tarn , Steam Vents ). This will drastically speed up your game and allow a wider variety of spells to be cast on any given turn.

Exoflo on Zedruu Shenanigans

3 months ago

Hi darksideownedu !

Your deck seems really cool. I'm not a big fan of Bad Gift Zedruu but I have to admit it's an archetype that works.

I don't know if you've already played the deck, but does cards like Glacial Fortress trigger all the time ? Personally I don't run this kind of land, but I have less basic land than you. Also, fetchland are incredible cards in a manabase. If you have money for, add Arid Mesa , Flooded Strand and Scalding Tarn to your deck.

For the deck itself, it seems very consistent. I honestly think Thought Lash is a bad card : it take in average 13 turn to mill 90 cards (counting the natural draw of the opponent) and 10 turns to get rid of 60 cards.

Also, I wonder why you run Witch Hunt . It seems not really synergistic with Zedruu's life gain and cards like Angel of Destiny or Aetherflux Reservoir .

Finally, medallion cards (like Sapphire Medallion ) seems really good, I will try them in my deck some game to see how strong they can be. I advise you to run Thought Vessel rather than Spellbook (no maximal hand size while ramping ? Amazing !). Pentad Prism and Sphere of the Suns are pretty good rock to give away.

I love your idea to run Angel of Destiny : that's a so good political card, I've never seen it used like this.

In a nutshell, I think it's a really cool deck to play, Zedruu's ability is what make me fall in love with her, so I love seeing how people exploit it. Have fun, and don't forget to spray joy with our MotherGoat !

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