Spire Garden

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Spire Garden

Land

This enters the battlefield tapped unless you have two or more opponents.

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multimedia on Miirym’s Temur Dragons

2 months ago

Hellkite Charger could replace Skanos Dragonheart? Both these Dragons want to attack to trigger abilities, but Skanos needs other Dragons to make it good, Charger doesn't. Skanos can't pump itself and doesn't have evasion, Charger can be part of a combo Skanos can't. Thrakkus the Butcher is a better five drop Dragon with trample who pumps itself as well as all other Dragons you control.

There's another combo you could add that creates infinite Dragons with Astral Dragon and the enabler Cursed Mirror provides a wincon, haste to attack. Could of course have other wincons: Scourge of Valkas, Dragon Tempest or Warstorm Surge. Mirror is a good card, you wouldn't just be adding it for the combo, it's a mana rock that if it becomes a Dragon when it enters then Miirym can copy it.

When you control Cursed Mirror that's not a creature have Astral Dragon enter and copy Mirror. The Mirror tokens then enter as Astral and copy original Mirror that's not a creature and repeat. This creates a loop of Astral and Mirror making copies of each other, each copy of Mirror is a 4/4 Astral Dragon with haste. To break the loop stop copying Mirror with Astral, copy something else.


Sarkhan Unbroken would be another fine upgrade, but not when on a budget. $25 for a nonDragon creature card when on a budget seems not a good use of funds. For $25 you could improve the manabase with many land upgrades Reflecting Pool, more Pain lands (Yavimaya Coast, Shivan Reef), some Bond lands (Spire Garden), some Filter lands (Flooded Grove) or some Check lands (Sulfur Falls, Rootbound Crag). In my opinion when on a budget allocating some of the budget for good lands is more important than adding flashy cards such as Sarkhan.

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is less powerful than Sarkhan, but it's also less than $2. Kiora can still do much work as another Temur Ascendancy draw effect as well as give you 7 turns of ramp that can untap any permanent including Sol Ring or an Orb.

Shamanic Revelation could be a cut for some lower mana cost draw since you're more likely to have a higher power Dragon then that same number of Dragon creatures. That's what makes Return of the Wildspeaker and Rishkar's Expertise good draw with Dragons is they have high power. Revelation is better when playing little tribal creatures such as Elves which tend to have quantity of creatures rather than single creature with high power.

multimedia on Gruul Werewolf Pack

1 year ago

Hey, interesting high budget version of Tovolar with less Werewolves.

Human Werewolves that don't have day/night still count towards and transform when Tovolar upkeep triggers. The better Werewolves not having day/night is not really a drawback with Tovolar. Because Tovolar can repeatedly change from day to night then you have more chances to transform nonday/night Werewolves. If you play a nonday/night Werewolf after Tovolar transforms that's fine because more than likely Tovolar will flip back daybound giving you another chance to transform all Human Werewolves you control at your upkeep.

If you want to play a small amount of Werewolves then the ones you play really should give you more than just being a Werewolf.

With such a high budget you can do better than the vanilla Werewolves who don't give you anything when they're Humans as well as when they nightbound transform? Many of the Wolves are also subpar compared to all other cards here. If you're playing the Wolves just to be able to upkeep trigger Tovolar faster any Human Werewolf will do the same thing and give you more than any of these Wolves.

Wolves and Werewolves to consider cutting:


Really nice Fetch lands, but consider playing a Forest/Mountain dual land to fetch: Stomping Ground, Cinder Glade, Sheltered Thicket? Adding these lands will also give Farseek a dual land to search for instead of only being able to search for a basic Mountain. Also by adding some Forest/Mountain dual lands then you could improve the land ramp spells with Nature's Lore and Three Visits.

Some changes to consider:

Some other lands that would improve the manabase by cutting some basic lands especially Mountains:

Arcane Signet could replace Herald's Horn since Horn doesn't do much if you're not tribal. With so few Werewolves or Humans as well as many different creature types then a mana rock would make more ramp.

Door of Destinies is another tribal only card and it's very slow with so few Werewolves or Humans to cast. Could cut Door for Beastmaster Ascension since it's an anthem for all creatures you control.

Good luck with your deck.

MarvTheMadKing on Land mana (Inner)

1 year ago

I am very confused about this as well. I enjoyed learning from the current answers given, however, there are a couple lands that boggle my mind when I try and apply that logic. They are Spire Garden where it uses opponents, and Rockfall Vale where it uses lands I already control. Both of them are in different slivers of my red mana Howl Party

multimedia on

1 year ago

Hey, nice job so far. Old Gnawbone is a huge boon for Dragon combos.

Are you not playing any tutors in the 99 because you don't like them? There's some upgrades you could make especially tutors, but the main area to improve is the manabase. With 700+ budget I think you can do better than 24 basic lands since with five colors this is subpar color fixing without relying on other cards. The lands in the manabase should color fix well enough for your deck to function with five colors without help. I'm guessing Fetch lands are not within the budget because you're not playing any.

There's lots of directions you could go for more land upgrades depending on the amount you can spend for upgrades. Mana Confluence , Forbidden Orchard , Haven of the Spirit Dragon and Unclaimed Territory are first options. Bond lands if playing multiplayer would be second options, Pain lands third, Filter lands fourth and Check lands fifth. Some combination of all these is of course is also an option, but I would make lands that ETB untapped to make green or red a priority for upgrades such as Mana Confluence , Spire Garden and Karplusan Forest .

Good luck with your deck.

DotVersion2 on List of Bugs and Feature …

1 year ago

Bug report: Spire Garden (ZNE) is marked as a rare when it should be a mythic. I only figured this out while making a mythic-only Commander deck

enpc on Manabase for Ur-Dragon

1 year ago

generally with 5 colour mana bases, you want to lean more heavily towards green so that you can cast your ramp spells. I would be using cards like Spire Garden and Karplusan Forest to help assist with this. Here, you care more about having access to green than running Godless Shrine for example.

I would also be looking to make space for Nature's Lore nad Three Visits as they are cheap ramp that will help mana fix.

multimedia on Ur-Dragon

1 year ago

Hey, nice casual version of Ur-Dragon.

Your deck doesn't have an official Commander and Ur-Dragon is in the 99 main deck. In the deck editor at the end of The Ur-Dragon text add the CMDR tag.

The Ur-Dragon *F* *CMDR*

This will make Ur-Dragon the Commander, putting it in it's own Commander category and displaying an image of it's card.


Some steps you could take to increase the power level of your deck:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

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