Simic Cluestone

Simic Cluestone


{T}: Add {G} or {U} to your mana pool.

{G}{U}, Sacrifice Simic Cluestone: Draw a card.

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Simic Cluestone Discussion

swaretappedout on Simic Hydra commander

2 years ago

You have a cool flavorful concept with Vorel of the Hull Clade . If I may suggest a great resource for starting out in commander, the Command Zone has a great video for this:

The general ratios they suggest like 10 ramp, 10 card draw, 5 single target removal etc are pretty good to go by in EDH.

Looking at your decklist, you may want to lean more into green's natural strength of land-based ramp as opposed to artifacts like Simic Cluestone or Manalith . Cards like Rampant Growth , Farseek , and Cultivate are format staples as they are some of the most efficient ways of ramping/fixing mana, and your mana dorks like ( Llanowar Elves are susceptible to a creature wrath/board-wipe like Wrath of God . As well, if you are looking to synergize with Vorel of the Hull Clade , cards like Pyramid of the Pantheon or Astral Cornucopia fulfill dual purpose of matching the theme and ramping out your big hydras.

For card draw, your list seems to be a little on the light side, however luckily since you are in blue, you have the best options available to you. Going along with the +1/+1 counter theme with Hydras, a card like Tezzeret's Gambit may serve you well by both drawing cards and enhancing the creatures you have on board. Since your list includes so many big creatures, a card like Rishkar's Expertise or Soul's Majesty will be overperformers, drawing you 5 cards or more at a time.

You do have a healthy number of Mana dorks, but even still your curve is a little on the high-side, as most of your hydras will actually be cast for 5+ mana. I would bring up your land count to 37 or 38, and some great lands that could fill those slots are Hinterland Harbor , Yavimaya Coast , Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , and Blast Zone . If you have the budget for it, Breeding Pool is always nice, and can be fetched with Farseek directly into play.

With regards to cards to cut to make room for these, The Chain Veil is one of the first I question being on the list. It is fairly overpriced and doesn't interact with your hydra theme. A card like Open the Gates is the perfect card to replace with Rampant Growth or Farseek as in EDH, a land directly to the battlefield will be better at most parts of the game.

Overall, I'm not sure what your meta is like with regard to competetiveness or what your background in Magic is like, but I think the suggestions above will enhance your list. Definitely do your research and I'm sure you will find cards that are better than the ones i've suggested.

I hope I didn't come off as overly-critical as that wasn't my intent. Welcome to the format! And happy brewing!

Liscom on Red/Blue/Green (1.Entwurf)

2 years ago

Bitte ändere den Decktyp mal von Standard zu Commander. Ansonsten bekomme ich immer eine Warnung für jede Karte, die ich empfehlen will, die aber in dem Format nicht legal ist

Hier noch einmal ein paar Kreaturen, die ich eigentlich sehr geil und günstig finde - besonders, wenn dein Commander sie noch mit Trample ausstattet: Altered Ego , , Zameck Guildmage Gruul Ragebeast (nette Kombo mit Foe-Razer Regent ) , Ravager Wurm , Stonebrow, Krosan Hero (die Kombo ist wohl offensichtlich)

Progenitor Mimic , Simic Sky Swallower sind sehr solide. Gerade Hexproof/Shroud finde ich unglaublich wichtig.

Vessel of Endless Rest warum willst du das spielen? Wenn du Mana-Ramp willst, gehe am besten gleich zu den Signets: Gruul Signet Simic Signet Izzet Signet . Dann gibt es auch noch die Cluestones: Gruul Cluestone Simic Cluestone Izzet Cluestone

Deine Kreaturen sind teilweise recht teuer. Du musst natürlich austesten, wie das Deck läuft, aber ich würde zumindest zu Anfang die Daumenregel nutzen, dass man 38 Länder und 6 - 8 Mana-Artefakte spielt. Ich würde bei den teuren Kreaturen lieber mehr Mana als weniger spielen und dann vielleicht noch Karten spielen, in die du überschüssiges Mana pumpen kannst, wie River Hoopoe (nur als Beispiel, dass mir gerade einfällt). Ansonsten finde ich Hydras recht cool. Die kann man mit viel oder weniger Mana spielen und viele freuen sich sehr über das Trample, dass Surrak ihnen gibt. Außerdem kann man in viele Hydras auch später noch Mana pumpen. Schau mal hier:

Wenn du mit Paleoloth ein wenig in die "Power Matters" Schiene möchtest, wären vielleicht folgende Karten eine Sichtung wert: Drumhunter , Exuberant Firestoker , Mossbridge Troll (Wenn du Kreaturen mit Wachsamkeit nutzt, wird der völlig absurd), Mouth , Shamanic Revelation , Spearbreaker Behemoth , Where Ancients Tread .

Was mir auch aufgefallen ist: Du hast kein Removal. Ja, im Mehrspieler ist es immer besser, wenn man die anderen Spieler dazu überredet, ihr Removal zu nutzen, aber du wirst selber was brauchen um Bedrohungen die nur dich angehen zu beseitigen - oder einfach, um etwas zu tun wenn keiner der anderen Removal auf der Hand hat: Klassische Karten: Acidic Slime , Artifact Mutation , Beast Within , Blue Elemental Blast , Decimate , Krosan Grip , Manglehorn , Meteor Golem , Natural State , Nature's Claim , Pongify , Thrashing Brontodon Meine Geheimtipps: Bramblecrush , Broken Bond , Cindervines , Hull Breach , Hoard-Smelter Dragon , Descent of the Dragons (Damit kannst du auch deine eigenen kleinen Kreaturen zu Drachen machen), Unstable Obelisk (völlig unterbewertet), Storm the Citadel (deine Kreaturen haben Trampel, was ziemlich vernichtend sein kann)

golgarigirl on

3 years ago

Enchantments: the Theros 'Font's, the 'Seal's (multiple sets), Zendikar's landfall expeditions, Dominaria's Sagas

Artifacts: the 'Spellbomb's (from Mirrodin/Scars of Mirrodin), Courier's Capsule , Executioner's Capsule , any on-color draw-rocks ( Dimir Locket , Simic Cluestone , etc)

Creatures: Lorwyn block's 'Evoke' creatures.

I'm scratching the surface, but most of these cards are ultra-budget to the point most are probably sitting in bulk boxes amongst the friend group.

FauxFox23 on Ezuri Potential Cards

3 years ago

Some simple guidelines to follow(that don't apply to every deck) are as follows around 38 lands 10 mana ramp sources (ex. Cultivate or Simic Cluestone ) 46 mana sources total (including things such as Llanowar Elves ) 25-35 creatures in the deck 10 Card Draws (ex. Brainstorm) 5 single target removal (ex. Walking Ballista or Murder) 5 board Wipes (ex. including things like Bane of Progress )

FenrisBurgess on Atraxa +1/+1 Brew

3 years ago

JoeNathan37 on Too Many +1/+1s

3 years ago

I was about to comment that you look short on lands then I realized you’re actually just short on cards in general. In case you’re new to Commander/EDH (if that’s the case welcome, I hope you enjoy your stay in the best format in MTG) usually for lands in an EDH deck you want somewhere between 35-39, depending on the deck. I usually start with 37 or 38 and take some out or add some in as I feel like I need them.

Quick disclaimer: I haven’t ever played with an Experiment Kraj deck so I’m not likely to be super helpful but I’ll do what I can. I would recommend going around this website some more and/or EDHrec to find some ideas. EDHrec in particular has been invaluable for me in the past, I would really recommend checking it out.

Incremental Growth could be great here as a way to spread counters around and get Kraj access to some more abilities.

Morphling and AEtherling could also be amazing, as they both could get Kraj some protection once he gets their abilities and they have a wide range of other abilities which could prove useful.

Asceticism, while it may be a bit expensive, is very nice as a way to protect Kraj and all of the creatures that have counters on them.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood is another way you could get counters on things.

Hadana's Climb  Flip is yet another way you can spread counters around, and while it’s flip side may not always be super useful here its front side definitely would be.

Pretty much all green decks in EDH should have Cultivate and Kodama's Reach, as well as Rampant Growth or whatever other ramp spell tickles your fancy.

You may want Commander's Sphere as a replacement for Simic Cluestone (or you could just put it in too if you want) since it is effectively a direct upgrade.

A land all non-mono color EDH decks should have is Command Tower. It’s an always untapped dual land that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars and should be in pretty much all decks that have more than one color.

Murkfiend Liege (and Seedborn Muse if you’re willing to spend a little more, although it’s definitely worth it for untapping lands) could be pretty nice as well, as untapping Kraj on everyone else’s turn could be devastating.

I hope some of these ideas helped you. Even if they didn’t I would still recommend checking out EDHrec, it is incredibly helpful and a great resource. Good luck with your deck!

raefgall on Deep Blue Sea

3 years ago

First thing I would say is you need significantly more land, mana sources, and ramp. I would look at Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Explosive Vegetation, and consider Sakura-Tribe Elder and Yavimaya Elder. Probably Simic Signet, Simic Cluestone, and Commander's Sphere or Darksteel Ingot. And get your land count between 36-38.

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