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Smoldering Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.
jakerman999 on Olivia Voldaren - EDH
2 months ago
--Rakdos Cluestone ++Unstable Obelisk
--Stromkirk Noble ++Dark Temper
DreadKhan on Korvold Sacrifice
4 months ago
There are lots of options to help fix your mana that have been printed, some of the handiest are those that can dig out a land, and lands that make more than 1 colour. Both are very useful, some effects can even dig out 2 or 3 colour lands, but these are pricier in most cases. Some budget options include Jund Panorama, Riveteers Overlook, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Mountain Valley, and Rocky Tar Pit (the last two can find non-Basic lands, this includes Woodland Chasm, Highland Forest, Sulfurous Mire), Cinder Glade, Smoldering Marsh). Blighted Woodland can find other land types if you have Green already, Myriad Landscape can find Green (or another colour), finding Green is usually important because of cards like Cultivate, and Kodama's Reach, these ramp you but can also find you a needed land type. There are also even better options (arguably) like Farseek, Nature's Lore and the pricier Three Visits, these can find non-Basic lands, making them very useful. I always liked Harrow, it can find 2 different colours of land if it's helpful, there is also the lesser Roiling Regrowth. Since your Commander is at 5 mana, you might even include stuff like Skyshroud Claim or Circuitous Route, there are more but they aren't as popular due to costing 4 mana (you can get stuck on 2 or 3 lands).
A pair of random cards that might work for you are Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex, both draw cards whenever your creatures die, and cost very little mana. Another couple randomly useful creatures Dockside Chef, Skullport Merchant, and Mayhem Devil, which are certainly gotten pricier but is still extremely good.
Happy deck building!
The_Warleader on Brewing gross poisons
4 months ago
The Battlebond lands (such as Training Center ) are usually an auto-include for me and aren't too expensive (around 6-12 dollars each) and basically function as regular dual lands in EDH. You could use those instead of the fetch lands.
You aren't running a Command Tower.
Reflecting Pool is another powerful option (especially in 3-4 color decks) that isn't too expensive since it's been reprinted several times.
I wouldn't run Prismatic Vista at all even if you had the budget for it - there's just no reason to be fetching basics unless you're trying to fill your graveyard/or have important landfall triggers, etc. The same logic applies to the panoramas and Evolving Wilds, however if you are on a budget then it makes sense to include those as they're dirt cheap.
Another auto-include for me are buddy lands (e.g. Woodland Cemetery. They should work very well since you already have triomes and honestly they usually work fine even if you're running a lot of basics.
Temples are good but enter tapped ( Temple of Malice )
Exotic Orchard is quite cheap and is a staple in 4-5 color decks because you're almost guarenteed to get 2+ colors out of it.
If you're still looking for a lower budget, I would include the Battle Lands (e.g. Smoldering Marsh ) and just keep lots of basics and basic-fetches.
As for tutoring options - there are no good budget options really. Tutor's are often quite expensive because of their extensive use and the fact that most were printed early on in Magic's history. But you could go for the worse tutors like Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition. Or Solve the Equation to look for spells that will target your Venerated Rotpriest.
Hope this helps!
Fluggleshmuggits on Cube Eternal
5 months ago
Original Dual lands are in
2 color man lands are in
upgrades in every color and almost every guild pair
- Cathar Commando
- Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
- Gideon Jura
- Parallax Wave
- Haughty Djinn
- Thirst for Discovery
- Hullbreaker Horror
- Baral, Chief of Compliance
- Liliana, the Last Hope
- Liliana, Waker of the Dead
- Rotting Regisaur
- Massacre Wurm
- Legion Warboss
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- Ilharg, the Raze-Boar
- Tooth and Nail
- Biogenic Ooze
- Niv-Mizzet, Parun
- Sin Collector
- Nahiri, the Harbinger
- Grist, the Hunger Tide
- Escape to the Wilds
- Trostani Discordant
- Natural Order
- Celestial Colonnade
- Creeping Tar Pit
- Lavaclaw Reaches
- Raging Ravine
- Stirring Wildwood
- Shambling Vent
- Wandering Fumarole
- Hissing Quagmire
- Needle Spires
- Lumbering Falls
- Underground Sea
- Volcanic Island
- Tropical Island
- Quirion Ranger
- Frost Titan
- Crystal Vein
- Cave of Temptation
- Talisman of Creativity
- Talisman of Curiosity
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Resilience
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Strionic Resonator
- Sunken Hollow
- Cinder Glade
- Canopy Vista
- Prairie Stream
- Smoldering Marsh
- Irrigated Farmland
- Scattered Groves
- Canyon Slough
- Fetid Pools
- Sheltered Thicket
- Seal of Cleansing
- Battle Screech
- Eidolon of Rhetoric
- Spirit Link
- Shoreline Ranger
- Deep Analysis
- Fate Unraveler
- Visara the Dreadful
- Ultimate Price
- Ruinous Path
- Bloodsoaked Champion
- Scab-Clan Berserker
- Sin Prodder
- Slice and Dice
- Firebrand Archer
- Vessel of Nascency
- Seal of Primordium
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Abrupt Decay
- Appeal / Authority
- Wear / Tear
- Rhythm of the Wild
- Unburial Rites
- Enigma Drake
Pheardemons on Mishra's Relentless Horde
6 months ago
Aggroking80 - Thanks for the comment. They are there for consistency. I run three dual lands that are "fetchable" (Canyon Slough, Blood Crypt, and Smoldering Marsh) so running multiple fetch lands is viable. Also, even if I have all three out, fetching a basic isn't bad. It filters the deck a little bit and ensures I have my colors.
I proxy my decks first and buy later once they're a little tuned (none of my playgroups care). However, I have found that three fetchlands in any two-color deck is viable and helpful. By all means, though, if money is an object anyone can absolutely change them out for basics
multimedia on Alesha, Who Smiles With Pride
9 months ago
Hey, really nice budget version on less than $200. You have excellent deck building skills on a such a low budget. Calling this a $100 deck is a stretch though since it's closer to $200 now than $100.
The manabase has been neglected, really none of the $100 budget used, that's my only criticism. Allocate some of $100 budget, not even a lot, to lands to improve gameplay? Talisman of Indulgence, Flameshadow Conjuring, Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip these cards really don't matter in the scheme of things trying to combo with Alesha. You have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Fable is a lesser/more expensive Kiki that doesn't interact with Alesha. Conjuring only combos with Felidar Guardian, but so does Kiki and Kiki combos with a lot of other cards too.
The combined price of these three cards is almost $30, that much could really improve the manabase.
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Battlefield Forge
- Sulfurous Springs: reprinted in Dominaria United, down to $2
- Fetid Heath
- Rugged Prairie
- Smoldering Marsh
- Opal Palace
- Foreboding Ruins
- Shineshadow Snarl
- Furycalm Snarl
These are least expensive playable lands to consider adding. On a budget the Reveal/Snarl lands are fine since playing many basic lands. The next tier of budget land upgrades are the Check lands at $5 each. After them it goes much higher.
Some budget card changes to consider:
- Goblin Bombardment --> Fable of the Mirror-Breaker
- Cultist of the Absolute --> Flameshadow Conjuring
- Skyclave Apparition --> Strionic Resonator
- Gravelighter --> Bone Shredder
- Victimize --> Rally the Ancestors
- Fellwar Stone or Orzhov Signet --> Talisman of Indulgence
Goblin Bombardment is one of the best sac outlets in Commander since it's also a wincon, replacing the need to have an aristocrat with combos. Cultist of the Absolute is amazing for one mana, giving Alesha flying with 6 power combined with first strike and being a repeatable sac outlet at your upkeep. Skyclave Apparition just got reprinted and it's excellent repeatable exile most nonland permanent effect.
Good luck with your deck.
multimedia on Rakdos, Lord of Riots Demon Tribal
9 months ago
In my last comment suggested a lot of cards to add, now here's some cards to consider cutting. For cards to consider cutting I would start with all the lower mana cost nonDemon creatures. I would simply replace these with other lower mana cost cards that can better enable Rakdos without attacking and reduce creature mana costs without attacking.
Rather than playing a lot of single creature removal spells, rely more on Demons who can destroy or remove creatures? Especially Demons who have repeatable removal effects. You could cut many creature removal spells and replace them with more draw.
Searing Spear, Shock, Disintegrate can target a player to make them lose life, but you have Lightning Bolt for that and you can make opponent lose life better ways then playing single burn spells. Some budget single removal spells are helpful such as Chaos Warp and Feed the Swarm because these spells can remove an enchantment, Warp any permanent. When attacking is important to your game plan these can remove Ghostly Prison, Propaganda and others.
Rakdos can only reduce the mana cost of creatures therefore play very few noncreature high mana cost spells or spells that require a lot of mana to be useful. Spells that need a lot mana paid to make them decent is not really what you want when playing many high mana cost creatures. Could cut these for more draw and ramp.
Rolling Earthquake is a budget spell like this that's worth playing because you can control how much damage each creature is going to take, most Demons including Rakdos have high toughness. You could cut a few of the lesser Demons.
Master of the Feast is really bad card in multiplayer Commander because only your opponents draw. Awaken the Sky Tyrant, Wretched Confluence and Seal of the Guildpact are subpar for the mana costs.
In my last comment I recommended adding a lot of loot effects for draw. Loot is excellent with Blood Speaker and Speaker is a good reason to play Demon tribal since it's a tribal tutor that can be repeatable, return to your hand from your graveyard. Rakdos can reduce Speaker's mana cost to only 1 mana, making it a mana efficient way to repeatedly tutor for Demons.
Loot can be an enabler for reanimation and recursion which are helpful effects to have with Demons. Reanimation is a way to get Demons onto the battlefield without having to cast them, a backup for when Rakdos is disrupted. Recursion is getting Demons back into your hand or casting them from your graveyard. Patriarch's Bidding can reanimate all Demons in your graveyard. Persist and Exhume can reanimate for only two mana.
Chainer, Nightmare Adept has interaction with looting, getting Demons into your graveyard to cast them using Rakdos mana cost reduction. If you discard a Demon using Chainer's ability you can cast that same Demon giving it haste to attack. Rakdos also gains haste from Chainer when he's cast from the Command Zone. Any creature you reanimate gains haste from Chainer.
Chainer has excellent interaction with creatures who can sac themselves for value such as Magus of the Wheel and Doomed Necromancer. With Chainer these creatures gain haste when cast from your graveyard allowing them to tap and activate their abilities right away. Doomed Necromancer can reanimate even at instant speed. Chainer is good with Blood Speaker as discard outlet that can keep coming back to your hand.
Some more budget Demons to consider adding:
- Spawn of Mayhem: enabler for Rakdos.
- Demon of Loathing
- Orcus, Prince of Undeath
- Demonlord Belzenlok
- Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos
- Kardur, Doomscourge
Some budget land upgrades to consider:
- Smoldering Marsh --> Temple of the False God
- Foreboding Ruins --> 1x Swamp
- Path of Ancestry --> 1x Swamp
- Myriad Landscape --> 1x Swamp
Temple of the False God is not a good land when you have no land ramp. It will not tap for mana until at least turn five and that's if you make all your land drops. Even if playing green and land ramp such as Cultivate I still wouldn't play Temple of the False God, it's just not a good enough land in the early turns of a game.
1 year ago
- out: Snowfield Sinkhole, Sulfurous Mire, Alpine Meadow, Cryptic Caves, Canyon Slough, Smoldering Marsh
in: Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Wooded Foothills, Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Sulfurous Springs
out: Bishop of Binding, Vindicate, Village Rites, Path to Exile
- in: Legion Vanguard, Universal Automaton, Duskborne Skymarcher, Martyr of Dusk
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