Land — Mountain Forest
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As Stomping Ground enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Stomping Ground enters the battlefield tapped.
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Stomping Ground Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
At Nava's request i'm posting suggested changes, additions, cuts, and my thoughts on them. She requested that I not stick to only budget, but keep the max single card value under $30 (I kept it under $20 for the most part and largely even lower than that). As such, here are my thoughts and recommendations.
Courser of Kruphix- Ramp, pulls cards off the top of your deck so you are more likely to draw useful cards and just directly drop your lands onto the battlefield
Living Lightning- a useful elemental that allows you to recast your instants/sorceries
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar- A very powerful card that also allows you to bounce your lands so you can replay them for more effects
Nyxbloom Ancient- Triple mana on an elemental.
Overgrowth Elemental- A useful elemental that pumps your creatures and gains you life.
Ramunap Excavator- Replay your sacrificed and destroyed lands. Fantastic in a lands deck. Omnath feeds on lands, and the more you drop the more cards you can draw and counters you can give out.
Roil Elemental- A fantastic landfall ability that allows you to grab key pieces from your opponents and use them against each other
Seedborn Muse take full advantage of your lands and abilities without worrying about being tapped out
Titania, Protector of Argoth- land recursion, elemental generation.
World Shaper- land recursion
Birds of Paradise- One of the best dorks in the game
Sylvan Caryatid- Fantastic dork
Brighthearth Banneret- You are a lands deck. You have more than enough mana and this simply doesn't do enough for you.
Chandra's Embercat- This will be a recurring comment from me. You are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Embodiment of Insight- Too expensive for the effect. Also, personally I don't like turning lands into creatures as it makes them incredibly vulnerable without giving enough benefit.
Embodiment of Spring- Too expensive and not nearly good enough.
Generator Servant- The haste isn't important enough for your creatures as you very rarely have anything massive enough or has a useful enough tap effect that is being cast from your hand to require it. Furthermore, you are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Grove Rumbler- This card is terrible. Four for a 3/3 trample that has an effect that will pump it slightly for one turn. This is awful. It feels like this card was only put in due to it being an elemental.
Lavakin Brawler- Rarely do you ever have enough elementals out for this to be worthwhile. Not that it's terrible, but there are so many better cards that can be put in its place.
Parcelbeast- Doesn't get enough value to justify the slot
Smokebraider- You are a lands deck with plenty of ways to ramp. This is a very limited card that costs too much and doesn't do enough for you. You are a lands deck. Increase the number of ways you can pull lands out of your deck to further your decks goals and increase the chances of drawing a non-land card that will help you more.
Tireless Tracker- This has nothing to do with your deck and you're better off finding other draw engines
Surrak Dragonclaw- No synergy with the deck and not nearly good enough to justify the high mana cost.
Field of the Dead
Bring your land count to 38 or so
Coral Atoll- This is terrible. I know you're going for the bounce effect, but this is far worse for several reasons. Firstly, it only gives you blue mana as opposed to multicolored. Secondly, it requires specifically an island to be returned as opposed to any land that you can then take advantage of. And thirdly, it requires the land to be untapped which means that not only does it come in tapped, but it requires an untapped island which means you can't even use that land and then return it for value. This is awful. I don't love the bounce lands either, but I understand what you're going for and their value. This has neither.
Lumbering Falls, Raging Ravine, Wandering Fumarole- These man lands are in here entirely because they can become elementals, but really aren't worth running. They are come in tapped, cannot be fetched, and cost 4 mana to turn into a creature, largely negating any benefit. They're really bad and I highly recommend cutting them for more basics.
Unclaimed Territory- Not really worth the value. It's colorless more often than not and another basic land will give you more value than that more often.
Mana Vault- Nava already owns a copy of this in her Nekusar deck, so it can be added here without issue.
Strionic Resonator- Copy all of your ETB triggers, as well as any other triggered abilities. Fantastic
Chaos Warp- Removal on your own pieces or an opponents. Bypasses indestructible and often is allowed through without being counterspelled due to the fact that it's usually replacing a piece that people agree is a fair target rather than outright destroying or removing without replacing. A fantastic card overall
Constant Mists- Great protection when you need it, plus it can be bought back if needed. Lands can be recovered through multiple means.
Disallow- A must have for counterspells. It covers all possible basis and is fantastic.
Heroic Intervention- Hexproof and indestructible at instant speed for 2. Amazing.
Krosan Grip- Split second artifact/enchantment destruction. Among the best removal for them there is.
Force of Vigor- Free artifact/enchantment removal with multiple targets.
Swan Song- 1 drop counterspell that hits everything but creatures. A great counterspell to have on hand.
Counterspell- There are better cards to replace this with that are still very cheap/budget and are overall better
Growth Spiral- A decent card but we can do better given the range of cards available in commander
Inspiring Call- See Growth Spiral
Return to Nature- There are so many better versions of this for an equal if not lesser cost. Or, for one more there are better cards which I will be recommending.
Struggle / Survive- Too limited, not enough value, not powerful enough.
Tale's End- This is just a bad version of disallow that very rarely gets any value.
Withstand Death- This is a bad version of other similar cards.
Wrap in Vigor- Very rarely do mass destruction effects happen, and when they do the usually say "cannot be regenerated". This seems really good but i've never really seen it get any value and will typically be a dead card most of the time.
Genesis Wave- Drop all the permanents (lands included) that you can afford.
Life from the Loam- pull lands from your graveyard and keep your engine going without running out. Omnath feeds on lands, and the more you drop the more cards you can draw and counters you can give out.
Nature's Lore, Three Visits- Pull forests (basic and non-basic that are forests) from your deck. Very helpful at any time.
Scapeshift- Grab all the lands you want, plus trigger your landfall and other such triggers
Splendid Reclamation- Pull all the lands from your graveyard. Nuff said.
Tempt with Discovery- If one person takes it then it's a better Explosive Vegetation. If more then it's an amazing card, but even if no one else does you get to pick your land and in a lands deck you will get more value.
Windfall- Refills your hand, interferes with opponent's plans, dumps lands in graveyard for later use.
Ground Assault- very limited and not worth running. There are better cards with similar if not stronger effects available to you
Hull Breach- There are better cards with similar if not stronger effects available to you
Quasiduplicate- no real apparent benefit to this over other cards that can more directly further your end goal.
Sylvan Awakening- I don't recommend turning your lands into creatures, especially enmass. It's just asking for all your lands to be mass removed. Very dangerous and will rarely get the payoff you need. Limited and will be a dead card in hand except in very specific scenarios.
Burgeoning- land Acceleration
Trade Routes- Bounce lands for more triggers and value, and in a pinch you can pitch them for more cards. Mana swamped becomes a thing of the past.
Exploration- Land acceleration
Domri, Anarch of Bolas- It seems like the main reason this is being run is for the +1 ability, which is really not worth running a card like this for. Not enough value.
Nissa, Steward of Elements- Without a large number of counters on her she gets minimal value, and if you do pay enough mana to make her viable there are already better cards you can run for those costs.
Eternal Witness- Unless you find your creatures or important cards dead often, or have a real way to take advantage of the cards in your graveyard, this is unnecessary and doesn't do enough for the deck.
Fertilid- A decent card but i've never found it gets enough value for the cost. it's a minimum of 5 mana for 1 basic land. You need to do this at least 3 or 4 times to really get enough value to be worth running over a land fetch.
Leafkin Druid- This is okay as a dork and an elemental, but I've found with tribal decks that you are better off running other creature and card types that better fuel your deck as a whole and really allow the tribe to shine, rather than forcing the tribe everywhere.
Tectonic Giant- Not good enough.
Animar, Soul of Elements- Unnecessary.
Zendikar Resurgent- Largely unnecessary due to the high number of lands in the deck, but can be kept if you feel it worthwhile
Frontier Bivouac- decent but comes in tapped and cannot be fetched. In a lands deck you will rarely be hurting for colors and the fact that this comes in tapped slows you down.
Simic Growth Chamber, Izzet Boilerworks, Gruul Turf- While I see what you are going for with these, they overall do slow you down and you have enough lands (once you bump up to 38 or so) that you shouldn't have any issue with them. I'd swamp these for basics as you have far more ways to grab those.
1 month ago
Hey there, pretty cool deck! With Progentius being a lot of mana, you may want to include some more/upgraded ramp cards- which are exactly the things I can recommend! Let's start off with the lands. Note that I may recommend things you purposely left out or can not afford, so if that is the case please feel free to ignore those! In 4+ color decks, there are usually 3 types of lands I recommend running. The first type is the shock lands. These are must-haves, for more reasons than you may originally think. Shock lands are cards like Breeding Pool, and there are ten shock lands in every two-color combination. These guys give you the option for two different colors and the option to be untapped! But a huge reason they are so powerful, is because they can be used effectively with cards like Nature's Lore and Three Visits. While nature's lore and such only say forest, if you wanted red mana, you could search for Stomping Ground, giving you both the red and the green! Thus, I would consider adding these shocks and replacing some of the less good effects you have that do something similar, like Sakura tribe elder, etc. The second type of land I would recommend adding are fetches- however, these can be super expensive, so I will explain other options after. Nonetheless, fetches are great because you can use them, to get shock lands similarly to what we did with natures lore! Fetch lands are cards like Windswept Heath and Scalding Tarn, allowing you to search for any land with those subtypes. They also work SUPER well with cards like Ramunap Excavator and Crucible of Worlds, because now you can play these fetches again and again and again every turn, meaning you'll never miss a land drop and can pick any colors you could possibly want if you have the shock lands. However, these are pretty expensive, and so I would recommend the pain lands or filter lands. Pain lands are cards like Battlefield Forge, giving you guaranteed colored mana. Filter lands allow you to put in one color, and get any combination of a different color and that color! For example, Mystic Gate. This can be especially great with Progentius's casting cost. The last and possibly the best type, are multicolor lands, that give you any color. Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Forbidden Orchard, Command Tower, and Tarnished Citadel are all great examples of this. A lot of these lands are super expensive, and yet lands are a super important part for getting progenitus out, so if you ever are looking to upgrade progentius, consider the ten shocks, ten fetches, ten filters, and ten pain lands, as well as a few multicolor lands.
I slightly mentioned some ramp cards before that work well with shocks, though there are quite a few other ones that could work super well in the deck. First one is Chromatic Lantern. This guy can help you EASILY not worry about which lands give you what colors, and allows you to just try your best to get 10 mana, as well as producing any color mana himself. Bloom Tender could be GREAT in this 5 color deck, meaning that before progentius it could tap a lot of mana but then even with him out, could add FIVE mana which sounds pretty great to me. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds could work wonderfully once Prog is out, tapping for 10+ mana all at the expense of a single mana. Even before that, it can be a very helpful mana dork. Speaking of dorks though, I would seriously recommend some smaller ramp dorks like Birds of Paradise, Sylvan Caryatid, Ilysian Caryatid, Noble Hierarch (which can also buff progentius) and a lot more. Last but not least, some extra ramp cards that I would recommend including are Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Exploration, and Burgeoning!
But OMG there are so many amazing synergies here I would recommend too! Hunter's Insight and Hunter's Prowess could draw you SO many cards with Progenitus, especially if you give him double strike! Berserk could immediately double his power, and you don't have to worry about him dying because he has inestructible! Basically one mana double strike for progentius. Blessing of the Nephilim, Civic Saber, and Might of the Nephilim would be GODLY with progentius, the last one giving him +10/+10 already!!! You also may want to consider unblockable spells that can make Progentius unblockable for cheap mana, giving you an auto-kill.
Anyways though, that was a lot to think about, please ignore any spelling errors I was kind of rushing, and I hope this helps! Be sure to check out some of my decks like Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷ (where you can also find some of the best unblockable spells)!! Hope this helps, good luck on this great deck, an have a wonderful day! Cheers
1 month ago
Nice deck. Have you considered adding more basics to get more out of your commander? Lands like Mobilized District, Treetop Village, Drownyard Temple, Castle Garenbrig, Command Tower, Stomping Ground and so on doesn't synergize too well with your commander. I run a Phylath deck (you can find it here: Phylath) where im using only basics and fetches (Evolving Wilds, Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, Terramorphic Expanse and Wooded Foothills) to insure i get at least 6 tokens when i cast Phylath. In a 2 color deck its no problem running mostly basics. It also opens up for Blood Moon if your playgroup is ok with that.
Cards i highly recommend:
Conjurer's Closet - bounce Phylat on each of your end step is really nice
Skullclamp - turn all those 0/1 into card advantage
Greater Good - your plants can get really big. Get some serious card advantage when needed (nice to have in case of boardwipe)
Beastmaster Ascension - attack with 7 creatures is really easy in a Phylath deck. This will activate the turn you play it, giving all your creatures a permanent +5/+5 for only 3 mana :).
Purphoros, God of the Forge - Deal some serious damage to each opponent when you cast Phylath. Also really good with Scute Swarm
Tireless Tracker - Card advantage on landfall
1 month ago
I haven't run this through any playtests, but at first glance, it seems to have a decent curve, some interaction / protection, and several anthem effects. Can you give more of an idea of what makes it feel like something's missing? Are you running into snags while playtesting?
Otherwise, just a couple general comments: I feel like Lambholt Elder Flip and Mondronen Shaman Flip are a bit weak. I'd replace them with a stronger creature (see below). And while I like the transformed side of Kruin Outlaw Flip giving menace to all your dudes, that double red worries me. Have you had trouble casting it on T3? I also don't know if I'm a fan of Instigator Gang Flip. Maybe I'd feel differently if I playtested it, but +1 to attackers seems low impact for 4 CMC. Sure, you get +3 at some point, but I'd evaluate it more on its front face.
If you were to cut any of those (potentially up to 9), here's some possible additions:
As a 4 CMC replacement for Instigator Gang, Nightpack Ambusher is both an offensive and defensive buff, and its flash speed allows it to be a combat trick as well as allowing you to better control which turn spells are played on for transform. Finally, it can generate you some bodies.
For similar reasons, Spirit of the Hunt can be a good 3 CMC replacement.
Speaking of 3 CMC, not a creature but Howlpack Resurgence is strong. Again with the flash, but in addition to the buff, you get trample, which can be really important in some matchups.
Speaking of trample, Waxing Moon is another way to get it. This might be better as a sideboard card, though, if you ever end up adding one.
And lastly, speaking of a sideboard, Silverfur Partisan might be good against certain matchups that want to one-for-one your creatures with kill/bounce effects. Full on hexproof would be better, but this at least makes the transaction more in your favor.
Finally, as an upgrade to the manabase, I'd replace Kazandu Refuge with one that doesn't enter tapped. Lots of options to choose from, but some of the better ones are Copperline Gorge, Fire-Lit Thicket (cheaper now thanks to its Double Masters reprint!), Grove of the Burnwillows, and of course Stomping Ground. Any of those could replace Karplusan Forest as well.
Hope some of this helps! +1 from me.
1 month ago
Hey there! You mentioned needing some help with the mana base, which is certainly something I might be able to aid you in! Your deck has a whopping 4.69 average mana cost, where 33 lands is around good for a average of 3.5. Due to that, you may want to add a few extra lands but mainly you want to have a very strong ramping mana base. Below, you will find some strong ramp cards that could seriously help a ton, if you aren't aware of them already! I would list out all the lands you should consider including, but you ca also find them right here (https://managathering.com/duallands/Gruul.html)! There are quite a lot of great lands you missed so definitely check that out, along with some multi lands like Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Reflecting Pool, and a ton more. Anyways though, take a look at these ramp cards:
- Bloom Tender
- Emerald Medallion
- Ruby Medallion
- Nature's Lore
- Cloud Key (Creatures)
- Three Visits
- Seething Song
- Treasonous Ogre
- Dockside Extortionist
- Mana Flare
- DEFINITELY a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
- Heart of Ramos/Horn of Ramos
- Sylvan Caryatid
- Chromatic Lantern
- Mind Stone
- Commander's Sphere
- Oracle of Mul Daya
- Hehe maybe a Jeweled Lotus if you can afford it
- Mark of Sakiko
- Talisman of Impulse
Gosh that was a lot, but from that huge list I'm sure you can pick a few to add! With your average CMC and amount of lands currently, I'd try to make it around 37 lands, with maybe 13-16 ramp spells, or even more if you think the deck needs it. You could replace the ramp spells above with some of the worse ones , (for example cut Farseek for Nature's Lore, and remember lore can search for Stomping Ground) and maybe cut some more of the fluff cards. Like Star of Extinction is great but how many times do you really end up using it and it benefits you? Plus it'll blow up some of your own creatures! And also remember, while equipment is great, Xenagos is an automatic buff, so maybe you don't need as much of that. My point is, your deck needs a lot of ramp, and while other cards may be nice, it may be much harder to win without the ramp. So that said, I hope this helps, be sure to check out some of my decks (cough Double Trouble EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷ cough), good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day!
2 months ago
Alrighty, changed a few things with the land base!
Also added these to the maybe board I'd like to put into use, just trying to work out what to replace for them lol -
Door to Nothingness (For fun ;))
As always, Feiryn, your help is much appreciated! Have more of the land base on the way, but probably won't have them for a few weeks still. (Also have Hunting Grounds coming... Can't wait to use that lol.
3 months ago
due to the presence of effects like Blood Moon or Back to Basics. I'd rather keep the basics intact. What in my opinion should be cut are instead least important shocklands (giving or mana) and every land that comes into play tapped like BFZ lands.