Scalding Tarn

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Legality

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

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.

SpammyV on Are all fetchlands banned on …

1 month ago

"Fetchlands" is just an informal term. I don't know where it started from, but it's just a way to refer to the cycle of "Pay 1 life, search for an X or Y" cards. Scalding Tarn, Wooded Foothills, et al. People usually don't refer to every land that can search for another land as fetchlands.

paytongamer on Nin Goblin Doll

1 month ago

Stole the Steam Vents for a Pioneer deck I am building and replaced it with a Volatile Fjord. Kinda silly I have a Scalding Tarn in here and this is my dual to fetch. HA.

Icbrgr on Reprints Please WOTC

2 months ago

Just wanna say I for one would really like to see some Modern Horizons 1 & 2 reprints...like a "Modern Horizons Masters" or something because Solitude, Fury, Force of Negation, Seasoned Pyromancer and others are just so so expensive.

I would really like to see cards that are in high demand just printed and reprinted over and over again so people can afford to play with them... Print higher rarities/alternate artwork for the collectors/investors.

Idk I bought into fetchlands when they where North of $50 bucks for any of the enemy fetches... Id be lieing if i said I wasnt a little bit bitter to see Scalding Tarn cost half today as it did when I bought my playset... but on the whole im honestly just happy to see that game pieces are more accessible to players... I want to get my hands on more modern horizons staples but dont wanna pay through the nose in the same way I did for fetch lands..... just gotta be patient I hope.

TL;DR

please give use meaningful Modern Horizons 1&2 reprints WOTC

akki007 on Death's Shadow

3 months ago

Attempting to make this modern playable, sans sideboard. I'm of the opinion that your 60 card pile IS your pile

So to start:

Removed

-2x Sulfurous Springs
-2x Underground River
-2x Gitaxian Probe
-2x Ponder
-2x Preordain
-1x Brainstorm
-1x Lurrus of the Dream-Den
-1x Thoughtseize

Added

+4x Scalding Tarn
+2x Dress Down
+3x Opt
+3x Consider
+1x Inquisition of Kozilek

TriusMalarky on Stomping Counters

3 months ago

I know it's on the higher end, but Arid Mesa is super cheap right now. Also, Misty Rainforest, Scalding Tarn, and Verdant Catacombs are at all-time lows so right now is the best time to pick them up. Seriously, if it's even remotely in the budget, these are super worth it.

Also, cards like Farseek, Nature's Lore, and Three Visits are all ramp spells at the right level that get you perfect mana -- once Capenna drops with the naya Triome, they'll quite literally be Arcane Signet but can't be destroyed by commonly run interaction, even if it enters tapped, which is HUGE for fixing. 4 2 mana ramp spells that give you all 3 colors? Chef's kiss.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 months ago

Hey abierto,

Indeed it’s been awhile since you commented, glad to hear from you. Thank you for bringing these cards onto my radar, let’s discuss them - I can easily tell that Survival of the Fittest would dramatically change the way the deck plays – with Survival of the Fittest + Dregscape Sliver on the board, access to at least 3 mana, 1 creature in hand, and at least an additional I can combo out and win the game on that turn. The only drawbacks I can see here are the mana requirements coupled with the more than likely opponent interaction that would be coming my way. Given that Dregscape Sliver’s ability is only sorcery speed – that only solidifies my concern as A simple Bojuka Bog could wreck me If I do not populate my graveyard with care and proper timing. This makes me wish that Paradox Engine wasn’t banned – I really miss that card. The verdict is out on Survival of the Fittest, I want to like to this card but I can’t help but feel hesitant in including it (let alone the investment). I think I’ll maybe proxy it in and see where that takes me. Speaking which, check out this really awesome alter:

Survival of the Fittest Sliver Alter Show

Dregscape Sliver on the other hand I’m considering including. Maybe cutting Patriarch's Bidding, as I do not like the mana investment and the potential added bonus of assisting opponents. In the metas I play in there are a lot of tribal decks – I’m sitting across from at least one or two other tribal decks every game. I’m ordering a copy today, so thank you for mentioning that card again.

Hi Sneuxfox (death by Snu snu?),

Welcome to my deck page! Thank you for posting. I’ve always wanted to work Magma Sliver into this decklist, but I don’t think it would be a good fit – Magma lends itself toward a Sliver deck that compliments a more Aggro strategy where the goal is to hit a “critical mass” of creatures and abuse enough evasion keywords to get a single creature to knock an opponent out. First Sliver's Chosen would be an absolute must include alongside Magma Sliver, as it would solidify a Voltron strategy by stacking Exalted triggers alongside Magma’s ability. I definitely agree that the aforementioned can get out hand when you have just one Sliver be the target of multiple triggers.

I agree that it's criminal that Magma doesn't make it's way into alot of lists, maybe it's due to most decks wanting to lean into the Mid-range Sliver tool box? Or maybe it's because the deck would need to be more Voltron centric? I decided to throw together a quick decklist as an example of what I think the average deck running Magma Sliver would look like:

Budget Aggro Sliver Decklist Show

What're your thoughts on the list, Sneuxfox ?

multimedia on Pirates a'hoyyyyyyy

5 months ago

Hey, nice version, but where's Glint-Horn Buccaneer? I saw your deck in the featured decks ad.

You can improve on balancing card quality since you have some amazing cards here, but also quite a few lackluster ones that are much lower on power level compared to the others. An example is Scalding Tarn which is excellent, but not playing a dual land that Tarn can search for... Steam Vents could replace Izzet Guildgate and Volatile Fjord could replace Highland Lake. Other Izzet dual lands to add in place of some basic lands to improve color fixing from lands: Training Center, Cascade Bluffs, Sulfur Falls, Stormcarved Coast and Frostboil Snarl.

I don't think I've even seen Armillary Sphere in the same deck before that also has Mana Drain, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Jeweled Lotus, Dockside Extortionist, Goldspan Dragon, Jeska's Will and Urza's Saga. Sphere is really out of place power wise. Consider cutting Sphere for Arcane Signet? The Diamonds are also subpar, considering cutting both of them for Talisman of Creativity and Izzet Signet? These are not expensive changes, but can make a big improvements on ramp.

Another example of card quality balance are the counterspells. Mana Drain, Counterspell, Pact of Negation, Negate are great thus you don't also need to play Hornswoggle, Admiral's Order and even Lookout's Dispersal because these are not as good.


Some more one drop/two drop flying Pirates and unblockable Pirates can more easily trigger Malcolm and Breeches. Spectral Sailor, Warkite Marauder, Departed Deckhand could replace some higher mana cost Pirates such as Captain Ripley Vance, Deadeye Quartermaster, Prosperous Pirates and Sailor of Means. You have Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Dockside Extortionist, Goldspan Dragon and Corsair Captain which are all excellent thus you don't really need to play other Pirates that create treasures when they ETB because those cards are not as good.

Wonder and Anger are powerful with Pirates, but they need help to get them into your graveyard because you don't want to ever cast them. Expanding with more loot can help to draw/discard them that also adds more draw to your deck. Faithless Looting, Windfall, Mask of Memory and Frantic Search could replace Mutiny, Hornswoggle, Dowsing Dagger  Flip and Admiral's Order. These changes are also not expensive and improve card quality.

Good luck with your deck.

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