Tainted Field

Tainted Field

Land

: Gain .

: Gain or . Activate this ability only if you control a Swamp.

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Tainted Field Discussion

multimedia on Angels, Demons, Dragons OH MY

5 days ago

Hey, good work in progress and nice borderless alternative art Kaalia :)

Austere Command and Ruinous Ultimatum are two powerful board wipes. Both these wipes can be only opponent sided which can give you a huge board presence advantage. Kaalia really benefits from ramp as a backup plan to cast high CMC creatures if you can't cheat them onto the battlefield. My advice is find deck spots for more ramp.

  • Arcane Signet --> Rapacious Dragon, since you have Goldspan Dragon, Rapacious is not needed.
  • Rakdos, Lord of Riots --> Hellkite Punisher, subpar creature compared to the other seven drops.

If you only added two more ramp sources then these are the two to add. Rakdos can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia and then he alone can be a backup being a source of colorless mana for ramp when he or any other creatures you control do combat damage to an opponent.

Can't go wrong with adding the the other Signets, more two drop ramp that's also color fixing to help the 20+ basic lands.


You have several really good lands Mesa, Foundry, Spectator, Vault, Haven, Gemstone, Savai, but then the rest of the manabase has much worse filler lands as well as 20 basic lands.

Tower is a staple land for multicolored Commander decks. Orchard is also a staple land for three or more color decks in multiplayer. If you only added these five they would improve the manabase quite a bit, but you could take it further and add more dual lands in place of some basic lands to help color fixing which in return helps gameplay.

Of course all these land suggestions are budget ones, there's many other more expensive price lands such as other Rainbow lands, more Fetch lands, more Shock lands, Filter lands, other Check lands.

Good luck with your deck.

CherryBomb on Kaya, Orzhov Oathbreaker

2 weeks ago

Why not replace Kaya's Wrath with Fumigate ? Could also swap Caves of Koilos with Tainted Field .

multimedia on WTF KAALIA

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome.

My next advice is consider improving the manabase? More dual lands in place of some basic lands, Bloodfell Caves and Immersturm Skullcairn to help color fixing. 27 basic lands is a lot for a three color deck since you risk drawing all of one or two types of basic lands. On a budget there's several lands to consider adding:

Lands that will always ETB untapped are better, but there aren't a lot of budget options. The next tiers of prices for some lands for future upgrades ($4 lowest to $10 highest):

multimedia on League Angels

3 months ago

Hey, well done on a $50 budget. You have good card sense if you're new on such a low budget.

I will try to match my suggestions with cards to consider cutting that are close to or equal in price. Some changes to consider:

Swords to Plowshares is the most expensive card here and you have many other removal spells to make up for not having it. Sol Ring is a staple mana rock in Commander and it's more ramp that can help to cast high CMC Angels. With Angels repeatable low mana cost ramp is more important then a single creature removal spell.

Good luck with your deck.

Spirits on Undying Persistence

4 months ago

Ok, here's a little bit of analysis to consider. Break it up into some comments to read. These are opinions based on experience, playing and watching lots of commander content over the years, doesn't account for your specific playstyle or how you have fun playing commander which are certainly as important of decisions, as is card selection.

Topic: Ramp

You are very low in the mana curve, 11 1-drop, 21 2-drop, 15 3-drop, 16 4-drop, and Orzhov () has lots of pips, but mana ramp is critical to getting your plan onboard as quickly as others, having mana available to advance board state/gain advantage and have interaction, and landing your larger threats sooner.

Sol Ring (CMC1 for 2 = +1 mana) is a must include.

Orzhov Signet I personally don't like (CMC3 for 1 = -2 mana) but also you're in which doesn't ramp as it's core strength.

Arcane Signet (CMC2 for 1 = -1 mana) is a must include, there are only a few archetypes I wouldn't play this in and usually only .

Talisman of Hierarchy (CMC2 for 1 = -1 mana) is a must include in .

Dark Ritual (CMC1 for 3 = +2 mana) this allows for explosive turns like a T1 Vampire Nighthawk .

I would start with that at least, some fringe ones I like are: Burnished Hart (creature/recursion), Commander's Sphere (draw), Mycosynth Wellspring (to hand, fringe), Pristine Talisman (lifegain, fringe), Solemn Simulacrum (ramp+draw!), The Birth of Meletis (doesn't help with , but ramp, 0/4 blocker, lifegain? it has it all!), Wayfarer's Bauble (ramp).

On a premise of battlecruiser/low/mid power 3-6 I DO NOT recommend these, but there are stronger options out there beyond 6: Phyrexian Altar (combo builds), Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Chrome Mox , Smothering Tithe , Land Tax (Might not be bad in this build)

Honestly on a Avg. CMC 2.99 mana curve, I would likely have 10-12 ramp.

Some potential cuts for these:

Gorgon's Head you've got plenty of deathtouch already, it's not pairing with a Viridian Longbow strategy or anything, it's redundant, but also the worst. Easy cut. (We can get to Open the Armory / Steelshaper's Gift later)

Pierce Strider CMC4 for a 3/3 is just plain bad, the idea is play, do 3 damage, block/sac it, noone going to pay 3 to prevent it? but they will because it's going to do 3 anyway on return, and if your using recursion on this, your making the wrong play as it has no value engine on it. Easy cut.

Creeping Chill for CMC4 sorcery is not great, you're not playing a mill strategy so you're not really casting it for free often. It's not a strong play, we can find better ones, like ramping into Athreos, God of Passage sooner.

Font of Return for CMC6? Yikes. (CMC2+CMC4 for 3 creatures to hand is not great, we can get them on the battlefield for that high a CMC).

Angelic Gift hmm we have flyers, with deathtouch, it replaces itself (draw a card) but unless we flickering it ( Ephemerate or Brago, King Enternal something like that, it sets up easy 2-for-1 if an opponent has instand speed removal.

Topic: Lands! (Umm!)

Average Distribution Build: 38 lands

Average Budget Build: 36 lands

Average Expensive Build: 37 lands

Average Aristocrats Build: 35 lands

Average Reanimator Build: 31 lands (closer)

Your Build: 30 lands (Umm!)

No way you can run 30 lands, and 0 ramp in this deck. I wouldn't shuffle this deck with less than 33 lands, probably 34-36 if I'm playing enters tapped/utility lands. I might (maybe not) go to 33 lands with 9+ ramp spells, but even then, 34 would feel better.

Do you have a combo with Piranha Marsh like Worldgorger Dragon does, if not, just delaying yourself for little value (1 damage). Kabira Crossroads in this same bucket, it's just not work the tapped mana.

Reliquary Tower where are the cards coming from? The colorless is a detriment. Unless your playing a draw strategy Necropotence / Greed it will hurt you more than the rare occasion it might help.

Let's be honest, lands SUCK, they are too expensive! Here is a list of lands you should look at:

Lands I suggest: Godless Shrine ($9), Orzhov Basilica (<$1, slow ramp), Caves of Koilos (<$1 must have!), Command Tower (Umm!), Brightclimb Pathway  Flip ($4), Tainted Field (<$1)

Lands I don't suggest: Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse (<$1 fixed color), Scoured Barrens (<$1 fixed color), Isolated Chapel ($6, Not bad but not T1 land), Myriad Landscape (<$1, slow), Temple of Silence (<$1, scry/slow).

Forsaken Sanctuary only ever enters tapped so even Isolated Chapel is better, but there is also Orzhov Guildgate that does this too.

Have to head out, I'll review more topics and recs later, but here are some other cards can come out for mana. Gorgon Flail it's on theme and not bad, but let's get that Basilisk Collar or Quietus Spike instead. Soul Stair Expedition I would rather Animate Dead or Reanimate to the battlefield right away, not have to wait for lands (it still sacrifices itself). Not Forgotten we have better removal. Have to head out now! More later to read. :) If it's too much info, let me know!

multimedia on vampire tribunal

4 months ago

Hey, you're welcome. Nice update so far.

Yes, Cliffhaven Vampire is an upgrade for Epicure of Blood because Cliffhaven is one less mana and has flying. Etchings of the Chosen is a good card with Vamp tokens, it's a an upgrade for Ethereal Absolution or Curse of Vitality .

For €10 get Captivating Vampire 5, Drana, Liberator of Malakir 3, Sol Ring 1. Sol is a staple card in Commander for ramp and it helps when playing a lot of high CMC cards. Having a powerful three drop Vamp to curve into after one and two drops Vamps with Vamp tokens is good for the mid game. Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Captivating Vampire are two of the better three drop Vamps to get damage done in the mid game until you can cast Edgar or Regent later on.

Changes to consider to add these three are:

You still want to cut three cards to make 100. Cards to consider cutting:


My advice for the next upgrades are to improve the manabase and ramp by adding more dual lands that can ETB untapped and mana rocks to improve ramp. This can be done by cutting lands that always ETB tapped and some five/four/three CMC cards for ramp to help to cast the better high CMC cards such as Edgar. This change will speed up game play making it easier to cast one, two and three drop Vamps.

The avg. CMC of your deck is high at 3.5, with only 33 lands can be inconsistent to have mana to cast cards. Low CMC mana rocks can be used in place of lands since they can make mana and also help with color fixing.

Some examples of mana rock and budget land upgrades:

multimedia on Varina's Eternal Legion

4 months ago

Hey, good budget version of Vania. I'm impressed by your card sense on a budget.

Wonder is nice when you can easily discard it with your Commander. Giving all creatures you control flying is powerful. When Wonder is in your graveyard you need an Island on the battlefield to activate it this makes Island/Swamp and Island/Plains dual lands helpful and upgrades for the manabase.

Pools, Grave and Fountain may be out of budget range, but I mention them for possible future land upgrades.

Some other budget lands upgrades to consider:

On a budget Talisman of Dominance is not worth $8. Could replace it with Azorius Signet or Commander's Sphere and use $8 to improve the manabase. It's actually more important that the mana rocks can make the two other colors because consistently on the battlefield you'll have basic Swamps.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Fear the Swarm

4 months ago

Hey, nice budget version of Edgar.

You have the right idea with wanting to cast Vamps quick to take advantage of eminence, but the manabase also needs to match this strategy. There's too many lands that will always ETB tapped which reduces the consistency of casting Vamps quick. More dual lands that can ETB untapped would speed up game play.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:


Some other budget cards to consider adding:

Higher CMC Vamps as less needed because you have Edgar who's the six drop you want to cast more than the others, but Necropolis Regent is a budget second. Like Edgar, Regent is also good with a Vamp swam as well as with Edgar and other flying Vamps.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

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