Tectonic Edge

Tectonic Edge

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, , Sacrifice Tectonic Edge: Destroy target nonbasic land. Activate this ability only if an opponent controls four or more lands.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Worldwake (WWK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal

Tectonic Edge occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 3.86%

Tectonic Edge Discussion

plakjekaas on Pattern Recognition #162 - Commanding ...

1 week ago

Lands suggested from the crowd: Mosswort Bridge is a land in green stompy thats usually worth entering the battlefield tapped

Blighted Woodland is acceleration when you're leaving up protection. Myriad Landscape works the same, but the ability is cheaper. It does enter tapped though...

Bonders' Enclave works fine when your commander is 4 power

Ghost Quarter, Tectonic Edge (and less budget, Strip Mine or Wasteland) are things you need in commander, there's too many of Cabal Coffers and Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun (also not bad in your deck btw) in the format to skip on land destruction, and lands that destroy lands are the most efficient at that.

Scavenger Grounds thwarts your Regrowth a little, but it thwarts most black and green commanders a lot more: take Meren of Clan Nel Toth, or Muldrotha, the Gravetide, they're pretty devastated when you uncounterably remove most of their resources from the game. There's enough caring about the graveyard to at least consider this, if you're not heavily using it yourself.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is amazing in most monocolored decks, but a little on the $$ side.

Rogue's Passage is a scary prescence when Voltron is your plan, even when you have the deathtouch as a deterrent.

Azeworai on Radha, The Lands Matter To Me!

2 weeks ago

Ah, I have a few more notes to the changes.

I've playtested the deck a couple of times, and it feels much better than afore. Nice!

So, Field of the Dead is best used with fewer basics, as that provides fewer shared names across the land-base and thus making its zombies spawn reliably. Brains ahoy.

For this time, or until the mana-base reaches a point in which it may use the Field, a Mikokoro or Geier Reach is probably better. Perhaps just a Forest.

Now for another field as subject. Field of Ruin is helpful, for removing lands is necessary in any deck, but it ramps all players, including the ones not involved in this interaction. Strip Mine is expensive, as with Wasteland, but a Tectonic Edge would be better.

Rampant Growth? Where art thou, Growth?

The last thing I would recommend is some more card draw. The deck ramps really well and Radha is a fine outlet for said mana, but a few cantrips or draw engines would be great. You can probably cut a land or two, but I wouldn't go much further than that. Outpost Siege is a reliable one.

ClockworkSwordfish on EDH Eldrazi

3 weeks ago

Considering how big the average creature here is, this seems like the perfect home for Bonders' Enclave. I'd also recommend Arch of Orazca, considering how much colorless mana you have floating around, and possibly even Throne of the High City for once you get going.

I'd also recommend Tectonic Edge over Encroaching Wastes - how often will you have four spare mana but your opponent won't have four lands? - and maybe Arcane Lighthouse as a backup version of Detection Tower.

Reznorboy on Klothys Hates Your Lands

2 months ago

As far as this deck goes, I would recommend at least attempting a couple storm elements here and there such as Desperate Ritual as well as Past in Flames.

Oh, I forgot to mention - another idea I once had was to make "Tasigur, the Golden Fang Land Stuff", where you basically use tutors to get Life from the Loam, put out cards like Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Tectonic Edge and Wintermoon Mesa and go from there.

Mr_Engineer on Lord Windgrace messing with your lands

2 months ago

Not a bad start! My one real recommendation is to try and focus the deck up a bit more. It seems to me that the deck is trying to go into a few different directions, I'm seeing 1) a landfall strategy, which is typical for most Lord Windgrace decks, 2) land destruction with Strip Mine, Wasteland, Tectonic Edge, Dust Bowl & Destructive Flow and 3)a little bit of artifact hate, Collector Ouphe & Damping Matrix. Personally, I think that's a little bit scattered and I'd recommend trying to focus it up a bit more. I'm personally not a fan of Amulet of Vigor in these decks. Windgrace builds typically are slower decks to begin with and I just think it's a wasted spot in the deck. It's definitely a powerful card though for sure. Also, I think you need more lands. I haven't seen a good and well functioning Lands Matter deck with less than 40 lands in it. On a similar note, being a landfall strategy, you need more ways to play multiple lands per turn. Cards like Oracle of Mul Daya and Azusa, Lost but Seeking are amazing..and expensive yes I know. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is a recent printing that has the same effect for 3 mana.

All in all I think you have a good start to your Windgrace deck! My build I am constantly tinkering with and I'm at a good spot now where I like it. Take a look and maybe it'll give you some ideas for your own!


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Femme_Fatale on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

2 months ago

Introducing the synonyms/nicknames system to alleviate all those "wtf was that one land of that one cycle named?" problems that plague you.

This system is simple. It is designed to redirect terms that you typed out that match a synonym/nickname of a card, to that card name. This lets you never have to remember the name "Seachrome Coast" and can instead just type out "WU Fastland" (as an example). Note that this only works in text edit entries on deck lists and inventory, not the live edit or the card search forms.

There is a lot of other things that are utilised here as well.

  • Godzilla Names
  • Non-American Spellings
  • Common Nicknames
  • Common Misspellings
  • Redirections of Misspelled Submissions
  • Each side of a split card as a synonym (unless they already exist as a card).

Not needing to know the name of each card in a land/artifact cycle is a big boon, but you still need to know the nickname of that cycle and the syntax. For lands/mana rocks/the swords of X and Y at the present moment it is always "XY Nickname" or "YX Nickname". Examples:

  • WU Fastland
  • GR BFZ
  • GW ABUR Dual Land
  • BW Fetch

For 2 colour lands, it is always the two colour letters, followed by the nickname, and then followed by the option to have the world land either connected to the nickname or not. (these are all viable options for example: "WU Fast", "UW Fastland", "UW Fast Land".) For 3 colour lands, it is only the primary order of colour letters you see on cards, or the Alara/Khans name. (WUB Lair, Mardu Triome as examples.) Swords and other artifact cycles follow the same setup (though swords can also be "Sword of GB" or "Sword of G and B"), and mono colour land cycles use the same setup just with only one letter. Note that none of these are plural, so don't put that s in. Colourless cards that are a part of a cycle use C/Colorless/Colourless.

Some of these cycles don't have well defined names yet (like BBD) and some of these cycles have had too many names that people constantly fight over so there was no point in bothering to put them all in and instead I just used the TLA (specifically BFZ).

Goals:

The primary purpose of this is to make the ability to tag cards and edit decks/inventory far more robust than what it has been. Tappedout doesn't presently have a spellchecker, and to be fair most sites don't. It's not an easy feature to implement. So with this synonyms/nicknames feature, we can alleviate some of those aggravations of misspellings or different ways to spell a word by making them valid targets and redirecting them to the right card name. Another benefit of this is the ability to give cards shorthands or nicknames when the community largely doesn't remember the actual name of a card, just their shorthand. We have all been hit with "wtf is that land's name again?" when we know for a fact that it's just "the blue and white shadows over innistrad reveal land". This saves the step of having to open up a search engine to figure out the card name, and in general speeds up and makes the process of building decks and inventory, a lot more enjoyable.


Cycles that currently have nicknames: Show

A lot of the cycle synonyms are meant to intuitive and robust so that you won't even have to think about knowing what the exact written synonym actually is and still be able to get it right on the first try, though it will take time to reach a point in which this is 100% true. As an example of scope, each recognized nickname for a cycle creates 6 entries for each given card in that cycle. So the AKH lands have 30 entries for each card in that cycle, resulting in a total of 150 entries. The Triomes have the same amount, but if I were to add each individual string combination of the colour letters (WUB, BUW, WBU etc) then that count would increase by 45 for each entry, resulting 75 entries for each one, totalling at 375 entries for the whole cycle.


Nicknames will usually be things like "Snappy", "Bolt", "Path", "Bob", "FoW", etc. They are to be commonly used by the larger community as a whole, not what your FNM/play group exclusively uses (though this isn't a hard set in stone as I'm not omniscient).

Here's a list of nicknames that I have. Show

I have about 200+ cards of non-American spellings added as synonyms in this site, however I'm certain there's like, 5x that much I've missed. If you notice a non-american spelling I do not have in, let me know.

Here's a list of things that is in the works to do. Show

Limitations:

A card can have any number of synonyms/nicknames. But only one synonym/nickname can be tied to a card. So if a new card/land cycle gets printed that has covers a misspelling (like an UNcard might) or has that nickname as it's actual card name, those synonyms will get removed (as an example, Snapcaster Mage cannot have Snap as a nickname). We are also looking to limit the amount of times a synonym has to get removed so nicknames of cards during their presence in the standard formats are not likely to be put in, as they become forgotten or even re-used when they rotate out. These are also done manually so sometimes a change might just take a while to do if it encompasses a large number of cards or a large number of synonyms.. We also won't be going through alternate language as possible synonyms because WotC doesn't nearly double check duplicate card names for foreign languages as well as they do for English cards.

This is not something on the card submission form, so it is not available to edit for any user.

If you know of something missing like common misspellings or common non-American spellings that will be needed, or cycle syntaxes that you tried to use but didn't work, post them here and I'll review them for possible inclusion in the future.

EDIT: Before you ask for a nickname etc to be added:

  1. Check if it exists first by trying it out.
  2. Check if the larger community recognizes it, this is done by going around discords, lgs' and other forums about that nickname.
  3. Check if it has any nsfw, discriminatory or derogatory terminology, we straight up will not allow these.

This isn't a system for your pet nickname that your local playgroup uses. This is a system that can utilize nicknames that naturally grew organically out of continued use from the larger mtg community as a whole. This isn't a "which nicknames do you think this system could use" but rather "which nicknames that are used across the world that we have missed".

Profet93 on Xenagos Command

4 months ago

Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.

Rishkar's Expertise - Draw

Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal

Greater Good - Best card in Xenagos aside from Malignus which you need to add

Harmonize - Draw

Lifeblood Hydra - Draw, beater, lifegain

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Draw

Life's Legacy - Draw

Skullclamp - Draw

Sylvan Library - Draw

Bolt Bend - Counter counterspells, redirect some removal, some card draw, some extra turns, etc.... very powerful and unexpected. Run it (especially given how your achilles heel is spot removal)

Myriad Landscape - Ramp

Ancient Tomb - Ramp

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma - Ramp, trample

Savage Ventmaw - Ramp, infinite with Aggravated Assault should you wish to go that route. Itself is just good for tempo. Always good to cast, attack, get mana, use rishkar's to draw 8 and cast a card. Seems very good

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Super ramp (and draw)

Shaman of Forgotten Ways - Ramp, wincon

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Tectonic Edge > Field of Ruin

Reliquary Tower - Utility

MGlBlaze on Dicktouch

5 months ago

Keeping in mind that this is a casual budget deck, I think there are still a couple of utility lands you could use in place of a few of your basics that you might find useful, and they aren't too expensive.

Rogue's Passage would act as an extra combo piece with Phage the Untouchable

Blighted Woodland would let you grab two basics from your deck and put them on to the battlefield tapped for . Myriad Landscape is similar but needs to grab two of the same basic land.

I notice you have some land destruction in there: Ghost Quarter can be used to take out a a different utility land from another player. Field of Ruin is similar, but targets nonbasics specifically - ditto for Tectonic Edge and Encroaching Wastes

Ice Floe can keep any one creature without flying that might otherwise pose as a problem.

Barren Moor, Tranquil Thicket, Desert of the Indomitable, Desert of the Glorified, Drifting Meadow and Polluted Mire are also some other land options. They're slow since they enter the battlefield tapped, but you can cycle them if you don't need the mana at that time. Ash Barrens might also be interesting.

A number of the suggestions are from this list; others are anything I could think of at the time that could be helpful while being inexpensive.

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