Skycloud Expanse

Skycloud Expanse

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multimedia on I Blink So

2 days ago

Hey, well done so far, but you forgot Command Tower.

One advantage of Bargo's blink to consider expanding on is blinking noncreature nonland permanents especially enchantments such as Reality Acid and Omen of the Sea. The advantage of more noncreature permanents is they're harder to remove than creatures and they survive creature board wipes. For artifacts, Strionic Resonator gives you another Bargo trigger to blink all your nonland permanents again. Basalt Monolith is good ramp because blink can untap it.

Some cuts to consider to add the card suggestions above are Ponder could be cut for Omen of the Sea since with blink Omen gives you a repeatable Ponder-like effect. Saw it Coming could be cut for Reality Acid since you have many other counterspells, but not permanent removal. Mistmeadow Witch could be cut for Strionic Resonator since you have other better creatures who can blink. Burnished Hart could be cut for Basalt Monolith to improve ramp.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

LinkOpensChest_wav on Kwain Digs Further Down The Hole

1 week ago

Prairie Stream, Skycloud Expanse, and Port Town are less than $0.50 right now and could replace some of your taplands

Likewise, Nimbus Maze is less than $0.75

I'd recommend trying to get those now, while they're still cheap

DreadKhan on My first own deck

3 months ago

Darkwater Catacombs and Skycloud Expanse tend to play very well for me, low budget or not tbh. War Tax is a solid pillow-fort effect. Slow Motion is a really good budget card, since you keep getting it back. Contempt might be worth casting. Fool's Demise Mark of Eviction are also interesting, mostly as repeatably castable enchantments that can hinder opponents.

multimedia on Ranar the Ever-watchful by Silmeon

4 months ago

Hey, good budget upgrade of the precon.

You're best line of play here is Ranar + Felidar Guardian + Restoration Angel which equals infinite 1/1 Spirits. Guardian and Restoration infinite blink each other and each time one of them blinks it's one instance of exile to trigger Ranar. Because Restoration has flash then you can do this combo at instant speed on your last opponent's turn to create infinite Spirits to then attack with them on your next turn as a win condition.

Flickerwisp also combos with Restoration Angel and this combo is different since it's delayed. At each player's end step Ranar + Flickerwisp + Restoration creates two Spirits. With Flickerwisp in your control blink it with Restoration; Flickerwisp ETB and blinks Restoration. Restoration doesn't return to the battlefield from exile until the next player's end step. At the end step Restoration ETB to blink Flickerwisp, Flickerwisp ETB to blink Restoration and repeat on the next player's end step. At each end step you get two separate exiles for two triggers of Ranar.


Reconnaissance Mission is good repeatable draw with 1/1 flying Spirits since each one that does combat damage to an opponent you draw a card. Mentor of the Meek can trigger to draw for one mana each time a 1/1 Spirit or 2/2 Spirit is created.

Palace Jailer is powerful repeatable opponent creature exile with blink especially with Soulherder . When Jailer ETB you become the monarch which is at your end step you draw a card. Only one player can be the monarch at one time and how a player becomes the monarch is they do combat damage to the player who's the monarch or they play a card that makes them the monarch.

What makes Jailer powerful with blink is that creatures he exiles don't return to their owners unless you lose the monarch to an opponent. When Jailer leaves the battlefield from being blinked all the creatures he has exiled stay exiled. Then when Jailer ETB you become the monarch which makes it difficult to lose the monarch. 1/1 Spirits are also good flying blockers to help you to keep the monarch as well as Ghostly Prison and other cards like it make it more difficult for an opponent to attack you to do combat damage to you.


Nimbus Maze , Port Town , Prairie Stream , Skycloud Expanse , Temple of Enlightenment , Irrigated Farmland , Ash Barrens are some budget land upgrades that could replace some basic lands, Azorius Guildgate and Meandering River .

Good luck with your deck.

TriusMalarky on [Primer] Enchantress's Pillowfort: A Tuvasa Guide

6 months ago

Skycloud Expanse , Mystic Gate , a turn one green source and mana dorks are amazing in Tuvasa.

Playing the turn one Llanowar Elves into a turn two Tuvasa feels so good and is just so powerful. Even though they aren't enchantments, in my experience the dorks allowed me to draw that one extra card by having Tuvasa in play a turn earlier anyways.

Also, I like to use cards like Curiosity , Curious Obsession , Keen Sense , Sixth Sense , Snake Umbra and Ophidian Eye . Tack those onto Tuvasa to draw tons, or just slap it onto one of the mana dorks for some card draw.

Other dorks for your consideration: Elvish Mystic , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Fyndhorn Elves , and Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch if you have the budget.

Inforussle on Storm Commander

8 months ago

Consider Adding

Isochron Scepter : Infinite mana and infinite storm with Dramatic Reversal , however you don't have many 2CMC spells to support it otherwise

Mogg Maniac , Spitemare : More Stuffy Doll -like effects if you find you're needing redundancy

Silence or Grand Abolisher : Protection from the blue player during your storm turn

Desperate Ritual , Inner Fire , Pyretic Ritual , Seething Song : More mana-positive cards if you don't like the few you have already

Mystic Gate , Cascade Bluffs , Rugged Prairie , Skycloud Expanse : Its easy to fizzle the storm turn by having mana in the wrong colors; filters can help ease that

Remand : can act as either a last-ditch counterspell, or you can hold priority -> Grapeshot -> Remand -> pass priority -> Grapeshot to get more work out of your stormcount

Consider Removing

Brainstorm : You don't have much shuffle in this deck which can lead to not seeing new cards for 2 draws; you can leave this in if you're confident you can shuffle/scry the new top-cards away

Ignite Memories : 5CMC (imo) is a lot for the end of a storm-chain; your other payoffs may have smaller damage amounts, but are easier to weave into the storm turn

Brass's Bounty : Very expensive CMC card for storm; I can only see it paying off if you can cast it with copy which is a bit of an ask

Mind's Desire : Similar issue to Ignite Memories , having to keep free for the end of your storm-turn will really hinder you; it may be better to use that mana to add more to your count for a cheaper CMC payoff

multimedia on phantom postmotion

8 months ago

Hey, good upgrades so far of the precon on a budget. Nice upgrades of Guardian, Peregrine, Lavinia, Jailer, Dignitary, Reflector, Swords, Counterspell.

Brago + Strionic Resonator + Sol Ring is infinite blink by copying the combat damage to player trigger of Brago. Another budget combo is Brago + Archaeomancer + Walk the Aeons for infinite turns by repeatedly recurring Aeons with Archaeomancer. Aeons is reprinted in the newest set Time Spiral Remastered thus I expect it will fall in price a week after when the set is released, it's already down to $5 at TCGPlayer.


You can take real advantage of Brago's ability to blink some budget enchantments.

Some other budget cards to consider adding:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

TriusMalarky on Dime-store Derevi (Competitive, Budget $75!!)

8 months ago

0rc ah yeah, I did miss the rogue-jank angle being incredibly effective. I've actually won several games with such a strategy myself.

I personally like playing high power with a budget, but I give my self a little larger budget as I dislike having to deal with tapped lands.

Might I suggest Compost , Verity Circle , and Insight as well? I've seen Circle just act as Rhystic Study against one or two green players, but I haven't tested the other two yet(they look amazing tho). Also, if you can find the budget, Root Maze is god tier when you're trying to use high budgets against people.

Also Yavimaya Coast , Sungrass Prairie and Skycloud Expanse might still be cheap enough. I also really like Hickory Woodlot , Saprazzan Skerry or Remote Farm if you can reliably flicker/proliferate, although that might not be on the menu here.

Quick edit: Compost and Insight look a little bit pricey for the $100.

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