Tears of Valakut

Tears of Valakut

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Tears of Valakut can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Tears of Valakut deals 5 damage to target creature with flying.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tears of Valakut Discussion

TheVectornaut on jeskai

4 months ago

My main suggestion would just be to look for versions of your cards that do similar things for less mana. For instance, Soul Sear could probably be Lightning Bolt , Blazing Salvo , Mizzium Mortars , Thundering Rebuke , Roast , or Tears of Valakut if you're expecting flyers. Similarly, Dissolve and Ionize might be better as Spell Pierce , Counterspell , Hindering Light , Izzet Charm , Mana Leak , etc. depending on what you need to counter when.

The only other card I'll suggest (and I admit that it's a pet card of mine so I might be biased) is Myth Realized . It triggers prowess itself, grows from the same triggers as prowess, provides a mana sink in the late game, and is a creature that can conveniently dodge your own boardwipes whether they be Pyroclasm , Evacuation , or Wrath of God .

Chino90 on Ilharg Pioneer

1 year ago

If you are against flyers, then gruul colors has plenty of "hurricane" effects. Gruul Charm, Heaven,Tears of Valakut, Kraul Harpooner, Take DownAerial VolleyCollision / ColossusBow of NyleaNylea's Intervention

Rhadamanthus on Would card: Tears of Valakut …

2 years ago

Unfortunately no, that won't work. Tears of Valakut 's ability only protects it from effects that specifically say "counter target spell" or something similar. The hexproof ability on Soul of the Rapids means you're not allowed to target it with spells and abilities. In this example you won't be able to cast Tears of Valakut targeting Soul of the Rapids in the first place.

Nuubi on Would card: Tears of Valakut …

2 years ago

Under normal circumstances would Tears of Valakut destroy Soul of the Rapids ? They directly counterdict each other with soul of the rapids being Hexproof and tears of Valakut saying it can’t be countered by spells or abilities. Any input would be appreciated. Mtg can be so frustrating sometimes for a newbie. Lol

clayperce on GR Werewolves

4 years ago

dzanon,
Love the wolves, so a big +1 for giving them a go!

Wolves are traditionally very weak to Flyers so depending on your meta, you may want to add some flyerhate in the sideboard. I like Plummet but Clip Wings, Tears of Valakut, or Take Down might be better for yours. Or Aim High/Vines of the Recluse, which is probably my favorite combat trick ever.

You might want to stop by the All Things Wolven thread too.

Draw well!

clayperce on

4 years ago

Om3gaOm3n,
You bet!

I was thinking about this some more though, and I realized I forgot to mention anything about flyerhate. Wolves are notoriously weak to flyers, and now that Temur Midrange (featuring both pesky Thopters and brutal Glorybringers) has become a HUGE part of many metas, it's a real weakness for the deck. There are lots of good ways to answer a Turn 4 Glorybringer, but I personally like Tears of Valakut and Plummet. Or maybe Vines of the Recluse/Aim High ... they're probably my favorite combat tricks ever, but require a creature on board with at least 3 toughness (so it can survive the 4 damage if he Exerts).

As always, draw well!

clayperce on RDW

4 years ago

EAGLExCORe,
Some possible sideboard tech: Release the Gremlins or By Force for Artifacts; Burn from Within for Planeswalkers and Gods (plus that last bit of damage to the face), and Tears of Valakut for big Flyers. Maybe Expedite if you want to go just a little bit faster.

clayperce on Standard Zoo?

4 years ago

GrayAlchemyst,
I tested this against Hellbent Amonwolves (AKH); here are a few thoughts ...

  • Falkenrath Gorger seems a little underwhelming. Maybe Bloodlust Inciter (as an enabler), Village Messenger  Flip (early-game value, plus great vs. control decks), or Bomat Courier (for some mid-game cards)?
  • Especially early in the season (when I suspect everyone will be trying them out), you may want some more answers for the Gods in sideboard. Burn from Within maybe (though it might require more lands)? Or Soul-Scar Mage (though it might require more Burn spells). Hmmm ...
  • I think you'll probably want some flyer hate in sideboard too. I really like Tears of Valakut and Clip Wings, but I'm trying out Vines of the Recluse too, because of the synergy with Exert.

I know you asked for thoughts on dealing with Sweltering Suns, but I frankly have no idea ...

By the way, I'm not sure why T/O is acting up with Bloodrage Brawler, Combat Celebrant, and Sweltering Suns, but they display properly if you add "(AKH)" after the card name.

Draw well!

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