Steam Vents

Steam Vents

Land — Island Mountain

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As this enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, this enters the battlefield tapped.

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Steam Vents Discussion

lucksterluke16 on Flipping the Odds - A Coin Flip Story

2 weeks ago

As far as lands go, try to avoid ones that come into play tapped without extra benefit. I would remove things like Highland Lake and instead add stuff like (depending on budget):

More budget friendly:

Less budget friendly:

Although I think it's fine to have some of the tapped ones too if you can't get enough of these. Since even thought they might be slower it will be easier to cast what you want.

K1ngMars on General Land and Deck Help

1 month ago

Nice deck! Your curve is medium (avg 3,54) and you produce enough mana with treasures and rocks to compensate for it, so the land count should really be fine. I'd consider adding the remaining 5 Shock lands (like Steam Vents) instead of the taplands you mentioned and you should be good. The only problem you incur in by not having any basic lands is that an occasional Path to Exile, or similar effect, will have you fail to find a basic land in your deck. If the aforementioned circumstance is a worry to you, just add 1-2 basics over the triomes and you're good, else ingore it completely. If you notice a lack of mana in the next few games, consider adding 2-3 lands and try again. It's absolutely not straightforward to round down exactly how many lands a deck needs, take your time. Another set of good lands would be the Battlebond lands, i.e. the ones that enter untapped if you have at least 2 or more opponents, like Bountiful Promenade

As a small addition to my comment: have you considered cards like Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer and Reflections of Littjara? They seem like a good fit in your deck over some cards like Hoarding Ogre and Skullport Merchant. Moreover, another good effect to have would be all the activated ability cost reducers like Training Grounds, Biomancer's Familiar and Zirda, the Dawnwaker, to really enable Kenrith to do a lot more.

Asmoeus on Veyran, Voice of Cantrips

1 month ago

Flood of Tears to replace Cyclonic Rift - budget replacement.

Impulse instead of Jeska's Will - budget replacement.

Leap vs. Shadow Rift

Reality Shift vs. Expansion / Explosion

Highland Lake instead of Steam Vents - budget replacement

zapyourtumor on Harvey Dent, Attorney at Law

1 month ago

With Steam Vents, I don't think Skred is worth running here. Also, removing Skred would let you run more duals/fetch for shocks more often, which would let you run Counterspell instead of Mana Leak.

jamochawoke on My general ferric burn deck

1 month ago

You could always run Steam Vents but that's usually a big ask on someone's budget. A little less now than it used to be, but still.

Storm the Vault  Flip becomes insane with your deck, because you're using artifact creatures to deal damage which creates artifacts... which causes it to flip really fast (usually the turn you dropped it) and it can net you a ton of mana once it's flipped.

zapyourtumor on Amass Effect (Grixis Amass)

3 months ago

I would run Fatal Push over Moment of Craving , plus 1-2 Dreadbore s (or Bedevil ) to get rid of bigger creatures or problematic walkers.

Angrath, Captain of Chaos and Jace, Cunning Castaway don't seem that great, and even if you decide to keep them I don't think three copies of each is justified. Liliana, the Last Hope is both recursion and removal, plus her ultimate also synergizes if you ever fire it off.

Have you considered a playset of Thoughtseize ? You don't have a single turn one play in the entire deck, and I think this card would be a great way to gain information and disrupt their gameplan.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir might be a nice card to try out for more +1/+1 counters.

Also, your mana costs are pretty demanding so you should definitely cut some basics and add in more Blood Crypt , along with some Drowned Catacomb , and Steam Vents . Fabled Passage could also be used to trigger revolt on Push.

All in all these are the changes I would make:

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