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: Gain or . Shivan Reef deals 1 damage to you.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , fionnchetto|
|Want (3)||DJGam-G , Tyrker , Eruyaean|
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Shivan Reef occurrence in decks from the last year
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Shivan Reef Discussion
1 week ago
I'd cut Worn Powerstone for Wayfarer's Bauble, Word of Seizing for Solemn Simulacrum, Chain Reaction for Cyclonic Rift (or Evacuation if Cyc Rift is too expensive, or River's Rebuke if Evacuation is too expensive), Mizzium Mortars for Blasphemous Act, Sleep for Finale of Revelation, Blustersquall for Chaos Warp, Evolving Wilds for Steam Vents, Vivid Crag for Shivan Reef, Vivid Creek for Island, Spinerock Knoll for Mountain. :))
2 weeks ago
Hey, good start on a budget. Malcolm is spelled wrong that's why it's showing in the category Unknown.
More low CMC flying/unblockable Pirates can help to do combat damage to an opponent to trigger Brass:
Merchant Raiders and Coercive Recruiter have good repeatable effects with Pirates. These effects can help to clear the way of blockers for Pirates to do combat damage to opponents. The creatures you gain control of with Recruiter get the bonus of becoming a Pirate until end of the turn which helps to trigger Brass. Both these Pirates are excellent with Fathom Fleet Captain who can be a repeatable source of Pirate tokens.
Shared Animosity can be a powerful repeatable effect for your attacking Pirates. March of the Drowned and Fiery Cannonade are helpful Pirate tribal spells. Chaos Warp, Negate, Feed the Swarm are helpful overall support spells.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Walk the Plank
- Briber's Purse
- Soul Manipulation
- Song-Mad Treachery
- Kari Zev's Expertise
- Extract from Darkness
- Angrath, Captain of Chaos
- Pillar of Origins
- Deadeye Plunderers
- Adaptive Automaton
- Door of Destinies
Some budget land upgrades to consider:
- Exotic Orchard > Crypt of the Eternals
- Unclaimed Territory > Unknown Shores
- Crumbling Necropolis > Highland Lake
- Grixis Panorama > Jwar Isle Refuge
- Shivan Reef > Swiftwater Cliffs
- Smoldering Marsh > Akoum Refuge
- Sulfur Falls or Dragonskull Summit > Dismal Backwater
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Good build on such a low a budget. Realistically to make much improvements you're going to have to be able to spend more than $30 for your deck.
My advice is to lower the mana curve by adding more low CMC Wizards and more low CMC instants and sorceries that draw cards. End the curve with two five drops Wizards: Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Shipwreck Dowser and one six drop Archetype of Imagination. I suggest playing double the amount or more of instants and sorceries than Wizards because technically you don't need other Wizards because Adeliz can pump herself. Still have a strong base of low CMC Wizards, just a smaller one.
Since Adeliz can pump herself and has flying she is really your best win condition doing 21 Commander damage to each opponent. The problem with Adeliz is she doesn't provide card advantage only pump therefore you need a lot of other cards that draw cards to fuel the pump.
Some Wizards can help for card advantage:
- Windrider Wizard: lets you draw each time you cast an instant or sorcery or even a Wizard and he has flying which makes him a threat to attack. If just about every card you cast draws you a card then that's a nice advantage to keep drawing instants/sorceries/Wizards.
- Burning Prophet: repeatable scry is powerful when you want to draw certain cards and not lands or other cards. She can filter away lands so that you draw instants/sorceries/Wizards.
Consider more low CMC Wizards? That way you can establish a Wizard army quicker and get faster benefits from Adeliz with other Wizards. More low CMC flying Wizards can benefit much more from the pump from Adeliz because they can more easily do combat damage to an opponent:
- Siren Stormtamer
- Wingcrafter: way to give a Wizard who doesn't have evasion flying such as Burning Prophet and soulbond can change creatures.
- Faerie Seer
- Kaza, Roil Chaser
- Lightning Stormkin
- Dreadhorde Arcanist
With more low CMC flying Wizards then cards such as Bident of Thassa and Reconnaissance Mission can draw a lot of cards since you draw a card for each creature who does combat damage to a player. This is a way to keep refilling your hand with instants/sorceries by attacking with Wizards even if you don't have instants/sorceries to cast. Flying Wizards are still going to do combat damage to a player and draw cards. Shared Animosity is repeatable pump for each attacking Wizard you control. This repeatable effect is in addition too any pump that Adeliz does.
Izzet has a wealth of good low CMC budget instants/sorceries that draw cards that are staples of Commander:
- Preordain, Serum Visions, Ponder
- Brainstorm, Faithless Looting
- Windfall, Frantic Search
- Impulse, Chart a Course, Thrill of Possibility
Some budget lands upgrades to consider:
- Command Tower: staple of Commander for two or more color decks.
- Unclaimed Territory
- Path of Ancestry: repeatable scry when you cast a Wizard.
- Shivan Reef
- Mystic Sanctuary: recur a instant or sorcery from your graveyard.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, well done for your first budget deck, you have several good cards, but also some that can be upgraded on a budget.
I'll give some card suggestions only for Pirates and lands and if you would like additional help with other cards than I offer more help in another comment.
Some cards to consider adding:
- Spectral Sailor
- Siren Stormtamer
- Kitesail Freebooter
- Cloud Pirates
- Coercive Recruiter
- Merchant Raiders
- Impulsive Pilferer
- Coastline Marauders
- Exotic Orchard
- Path of Ancestry
- Shivan Reef
- Sunken Hollow
- Smoldering Marsh
- Ash Barrens
Total: About $10.
With Brass it's helpful to have more low CMC Pirates who have evasion especially flying because then you can more easily do combat damage to an opponent with three Pirates. Coercive Recruiter and Merchant Raiders have good repeatable effects with Pirates. They help to clear the way of blockers to do combat damage to an opponent. These Pirates are nice with Fathom Fleet Captain and Molten Echoes, cards that can be repeatable sources of Pirate tokens. Encore such as Impulsive Pilferer creates a number of Pirate tokens equal to the number of opponents you have which can be many triggers of Recruiter and Raiders.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Highland Lake
- Swiftwater Cliffs
- Submerged Boneyard
- Dismal Backwater
- Crypt of the Eternals
- 1x Swamp
- Gyruda, Doom of Depths
- Nemesis Mask
- Beguiler of Wills
- Dire Fleet Neckbreaker
- Dire Fleet Ravager
- Tomb Robber
Clone, Confiscate, Gyruda, Wills are four subpar cards here compared to the others to copy or gain control of something an opponent has. Of these Wills is fine, but situational since consistently you're not going to be able to gain control of the creature you want to gain control of.
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, good budget start and nice Scroll Rack :)
Spectral Sailor, Siren Stormtamer, Changeling Outcast, Warkite Marauder, Kitesail Freebooter are all low CMC budget Pirates who have evasion (flying or unblockable). More low CMC Pirates with evasion especially flying makes doing combat damage with three Pirates to a player easier for Brass as well as making more treasures with Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator. Sailor is also a mana sink to draw cards.
- Spectral Sailor > Dire Fleet Interloper
- Siren Stormtamer > Prosperous Pirates
- Changeling Outcast > Brazen Freebooter
- Warkite Maurader > Dire Fleet Neckbreaker
- Kitesail Freebooter > Goblin Trailblazer
Coercive Recruiter and Fathom Fleet Captain have powerful budget repeatable effects with Pirates. Recruiter can help to clear blockers out of way to do combat damage with three Pirates for Brass. Captain can be a repeatable source of Pirate tokens which triggers Recruiter and Merchant Raiders.
- Coercive Recruiter > Headstrong Brute
- Fathom Fleet Captain > Dire Fleet Captain
Malcolm + Lightning-Rig Crew can make a lot of treasures since Malcolm triggers whenever a Pirate does damage to an opponent and Rig does 1 damage to each opponent which creates an amount of treasures equal to the number of opponents you have. You can chain making treasures with Rig by casting Pirates.
Lightning-Rig Crew > Dire Fleet Hoarder
- Chaos Warp > Walk to the Plank
- Reality Shift > Mutiny
- Terminate > Renegade Tactics
Navigator's Compass and Prophetic Prism are not mana rocks; they could be replaced with actual mana rocks to ramp such as Izzet Signet and Dimir Signet. Crumbling Necropolis, Exotic Orchard, Rogue's Passage, Sunken Hollow, Shivan Reef, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are some budget land upgrades to consider.
These 20 card suggestions could be added for about $15. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, good budget version. Nice Tyrant and Sieve interactions with treasures.
Coercive Recruiter and Merchant Raiders are two new powerful budget repeatable Pirate effects. These Pirates help to clear the way of problematic blockers to have an easier time doing combat damage to an opponent with three Pirates. Recruiter also turns any creature it gains control of into a Pirate until EOT which has interaction with Thassa/Closet blink to permanently keep the creature you gained control of. These two Pirates have good interaction with Fathom Fleet Captain who has evasion and can be a repeatable source of Pirate tokens.
- Coercive Recruiter > Prosperous Pirates
- Merchant Raiders > Brazen Freebooter
- Fathom Fleet Captain > Rapacious Dragon
Glint-Horn Buccaneer and Lightning-Rig Crew are repeatable effects to make lots of treasures with Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator. Buccaneer + Malcolm is the most powerful Pirate combo currently in Commander and it's budget. This combo can be lethal damage to opponents, draw the rest of your library if you want and create lots of treasures if you have three or more opponents.
When Buccaneer attacks activate him for two mana which starts the combo with Malcolm. Sac two treasures to keep activating Buccaneer and repeat. Draw into cards to use the treasures with such as Revel. Rig + Malcolm is a treasure creating engine since you create a number of treasures equal to the number of opponents you have and you can untap Rig whenever you cast a Pirate which can make even more treasures.
Path of Ancestry, Shivan Reef, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh are some budget land upgrades to consider adding for more than 31 lands which is low. They could replace Contract Killing, Curator's Ward, Dire Fleet Hoarder, Sailor of Means.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Commander Legends Update 11/21/2020
Reasons for Changes:
With the release of Commander Legends Jhoira got a lot of new toys. I did miss the update on the inclusion of Riverglide Pathway Flip, but with the release of Training Center it let the land changes be all inclusive. I decided to remove 2x Snow-Covered Mountains and Shivan Reef and replace them with Training Center, Riverglide Pathway Flip, and Jeweled Lotus. I haven't been able to test if cutting a land for Lotus is the right choice yet, however I think in the long run it will be the right cut. The decision to cut Shivan Reef instead of the last Snow-Covered Mountain comes out of necessity for cards like Fabled Passage and Prismatic Vista. There will be games where finding a basic Mountain will be necessary so I decided to leave one in the deck at the cost of a pain land.
Next up the one for one swap of Narset, Parter of Veils for Hullbreacher. This is a swap I am very excited to see in future games. The ability to leave up mana on other players turns yet still have a Narset like effect is very appealing. Wheel of Fortune's and Timetwisters now give the deck mana instead of ripping our opponents hands apart. I see this as one of two potential downsides to the change. However by swapping we are able to hold up potential counter magic on other players turns, instead of possibly tapping out for Narset. Wheel and Twister also become net positive in mana when Hullbreacher is played EOT on an opponents turn. I am very excited to see how this change plays out.
The last change is Impulse for Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh. This is a change I danced around in my mind for a bit before deciding to pull the trigger. I have had very few games where Impulse really made a difference for me. Cutting a card for a 0 cost card that potentially draws me a card as long as Jhoira is in play seemed like a reasonable trade off as Impulse usually had been used to attempt to find another way to trigger Jhoira's ability. Another reason for the inclusion is that Rograkh can help us go infinite with Words of Wind. As long as we have Mana Crypt or Mana Vault in play we can remove every other players boards. This doesn't net us infinite mana but opponents with no boards seems very appealing.
Let me know what you think of the changes. Wild to think this deck is coming up on its 3rd year of me tinkering and making it more and more powerful. Its definitely getting to a point where finding cards to cut is getting near impossible, though the next cut will most likely be Teferi, Master of Time and it might be taken out to put Impulse back in and lower the curve. Thanks to everyone who has viewed and liked the deck.
2 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Brass.
Some budget upgrades for Pirates and lands to consider:
- Spectral Sailor > Wanted Scoundrels
- Changeling Outcast > Daring Buccaneer
- Impulsive Pilferer > Dire Fleet Hoarder
- Departed Deckhand > Goblin Trailblazer
- Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator > Kitesail Corsair
- Merchant Raiders > Siren Reaver
- Breeches, Brazen Plunderer > Dire Fleet Neckbreaker
- Coastline Marauders > Storm Fleet Spy
- Command Tower > Traveler's Amulet
- Exotic Orchard > Renegade Map
- Unclaimed Territory > Vivid Crag
- Path of Ancestry > Vivid Creek
- Shivan Reef > Highland Lake
- Smoldering Marsh > Cinder Barrens
- Sunken Hollow > Jwar Isle Refuge
- Izzet Boilerworks > Swiftwater Cliffs
- Dimir Aqueduct > Bloodfell Caves
Good luck with your deck.