Tendo Ice Bridge
Tendo Ice Bridge enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it.
Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.
Tap, Remove a charge counter from Tendo Ice Bridge: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Tendo Ice Bridge Discussion
5 months ago
Hi! Thank you very much for the comment and the suggestions!
I have to confess, I didnt know Unnatural Selection until now. It is definetly a great card in this deck! I should consider to add it. However I would not replace Wings of Velis Vel in spite of the fact that it looks to be quite weak. The changelling instants are essential during the gameplay. Let me explain why:
It is every creature type so Sliver Overlord is able to find it directly. He can tutor a "sliver card", not a "sliver permanent", what means a great flexibility for all of the changelling instants.
It is every creature type so with Morophon, the Boundless on board you can actually cast it just for
It is every creature type so you can easily reanimate these instants via Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero . She is able to put a "Rebel card" not a "Rebel permanent" on the bottom of your library. That is how you can play it repeatedly.
The Wings of Velis Vel is quite versatile as well. Many times I have used the card as sort of "removal" of an opponent's dirty flyer when I have created my own surprising 4/4 flying blocker.
Last but not least: I dont want to fully optimize the deck. I would like to keep a bit of its sense of "lore". Therefore I want to play the tribal lands as Ancient Amphitheater , Gilt-Leaf Palace or Murmuring Bosk . For this reason I need a number of changelling cards to keep them functional (to reveal a Giant, Elf, Treefolk etc and to play them untapped)
Sure it is possible to replace Tendo Ice Bridge by Mana Confluence . In this case I just worry a bit to play too many pain lands, because the deck is not extremly fast and it doesnt have any easy way how to gain life.
You are right about the bordwipe as well. I used to play the Whelming Wave as a cheap and lore variant of Cyclonic Rift . Later, I beleave, I have replaced it with a counterspell, because I havent used it much. Anyway.. it is still in my mind.
Thank you once more for the comment and for discovering Unnatural Selection for me ;)
5 months ago
Hey! This deck has some interesting lines. At first glance, I thought that the Skyshroud Poacher and Seahunter are too slow and clunky in this deck, but I think that they can actually be interesting. Gonna upvote it :)
What do you think of Unnatural Selection ? It's a card that is an enchantment and can target multiple creatures (1 mana for each of them), changing their type, making them legal targets for Overlord's ability. I think that can work better than... Wings of Velis Vel , for example.
11 months ago
My girlfriend just asked me to put Slivers back together. Anyways, as far as the land base goes I'm gunna list. Things out by cost/relevancy
duals I know eww reserved list but if you got em or can proxy em play em
fetches they're getting their reprint in modern horizons 2 but still stupid expensive - but the fixing is just so good!
Reflecting Pool, Cavern of Souls, City of Brass, Tarnished Citadel, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Exotic Orchard, Meteor Crater, Pillar of the Paruns, Ancient Ziggurat, Path of Ancestry, Thran Quarry, Gemstone Mine, Aether Hub and Tendo Ice Bridge
I'm not a mega fan of the depletion lands but they're excellent if you're on a budget :)
shocks - you already got a few I'll recommend getting the rest
Utility lands very overpriced cardboard but the power is definitely there
From there, if those cards are out of budget/you cannot proxy I'd go with the Triomes, battlebond lands Sea of Clouds, check lands Hinterland Harbor, and lastly the painlands Battlefield Forge beyond those the lands start becoming too inefficient and you will be targeted playing slivers. Even if you're not the threat having a slow land base is a death sentence. Hope this helped :)
11 months ago
Potential includes (from a top-down perspective): Snow Fortress (arendell, frozen) Beloved Princess (mother of Elsa and Ana) Lady Zhurong, Warrior Queen (alt. Ana) Ice Floe, On Thin Ice (Iceberg cave is on in F2) Ice Storm (self explanatory) Tendo Ice Bridge (Elsa’s bridge in LiG) Wall of Ice (Elsa’s defensive wall, which stops a crossbow bolt) Castle Vantress (Arendell)
I’m going to go look for a fjord card.
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1 year ago
Hey there! I'm usually the land and ramp helping guy, and you wrote that is one of your issues, so here, I hope I'll be able to clear that up a little bit. Let's start off with lands.
I see shock lands, fetch lands, and of course horizon lands, along with a few stand alone multicolor lands. Not bad! Keep ALL the shocks, and keep ALL the fetches. Fetches can search for shocks and shocks are really good. Usually I like to recommend filter lands (like Mystic Gate) or fast lands (such as Seachrome Coast). Horizon lands are also some of my all time favorites, but playing four of magics colors can be quite tough. For three, four, and definitely five colors, I usually recommend more multicolor lands. Your average CMC is also quite high, so maybe 1-2 more lands would be pretty good if you think you can. That said, consider some of the following lands.
- Mana Confluence
- Ancient Tomb
- Forbidden Orchard
- Maybe Gemstone Mine
- Maybe Gemstone Caverns
- All black decks should also include Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
- Wasteland or Strip Mine?
- Tarnished Citadel
- Maybe Reflecting Pool?
- Now here's an interesting idea. Atraxa proliferates, so what if you based some lands around this as well? Things like Aether Hub, Mirrodin's Core, Tendo Ice Bridge, now suddenly can be used much more than once with Atraxa. Maybe worth a shot no?
So basically, consider much more things that can add a color of your choice, they give you much more options! The other lands are very good too, so you have to decide which one would be more beneficial in your opinion, though to me, I would cut Horizons and triomes for the ones I mentioned.
That said, let's move on to some ramp! Arcane Signet, Chromatic Lantern, and Sol Ring are pretty good, but I might have some you find better. Green is amazing for ramp, so by adding amazing green ramp spells, not only are you now getting the best ramp options, but also you are evening out the color pi for your deck! Consider some of the following
- Birds of Paradise
- Nature's Lore
- Three Visits
- Bloom Tender (It taps for FOUR mana with your commander out!)
- Lotus Petal
- Noble Hierarch
- The Medallions, Emerald Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Jet Medallion, and Sapphire Medallion
- Land Tax
These are all so AMAZING. There's also the fact that charge counters can work for ramp too. Astral Cornucopia, Shrine of Boundless Growth, Coalition Relic, etc. I;m sure there's a lot I'm missing, so you may want to look into charge (or Other) counter ramp.
In the end, I would pretty much consider some more multicolor lands like City of Brass, lands that work with proliferate, some more green ramp like I mentioned, and maybe some ramp that works with Atraxa's Proliferate ability as well! If you find any of this helpful be sure to check out, upvote, and give me suggestions on some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH, The x Files EDH, and many more! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!
2 years ago
Interesting, as I hadn't thought of the interaction of Blood Sun and the bouncelands essentially removing their 'downside'. But I don't really think this iteration works, Blood Sun removes our ability to activate Slayers' Stronghold and Sunhome, as well as almost blanking Amulet due to the lands not coming into play tapped, this effect is most noticeable when you have multiple Amulets, which is the decks strongest interaction and allows incredibly broken things. I think there might be an actual spot for Lotus Fields somewhere in the deck, at least in theory, but definitely not as a 4-of. There will be many times where your entire hand will be bouncelands and Lotus Fields, essentially forcing mulligans. If you don't draw enough lands to even cast a Blood Sun the drawback is huge since just playing it out you will often have bouncelands as targets, which is losing you mana. Sure you could maybe generate some large amounts of mana with amulets and the Lotus Fields but you're still blowing up all your lands unless you have Blood Sun in play, which makes the deck way more all-in on that interaction since if they have an answer for your titan you've now put yourself incredibly behind instead of still leveraging your lands in play to cast more things. Just my two cents!
Also, Gemstone Mine is often better than Mana Confluence/City of Brass in this deck, as bouncing it restores counters and it's painless. Crumbling Vestige , Tendo Ice Bridge , Aether Hub are also good. Vesuva as a one-of is pretty standard for Amulet Titan decks, as it removes the necessity to run two Boros Garrisons for the Sunhome activation and is much more flexible, I have even won a game using Vesuva to copy an opponent's Celestial Colonnade for lethal.
Also good cards for this kind of deck:
Trinket Mage , utility for sideboard cards + extra Amulets
Walking Ballista , wincon/aggro deterrent
Hornet Queen , almost an auto-win vs. Midrange/Control
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , against storm/spellslinger decks
Dragonlord Dromoka , anti-control/protects titan combo
Sigarda, Host of Herons , anti-control/midrange, impossible to remove
Chameleon Colossus , extremely strong vs. Death's Shadow and black decks in general
Courser of Kruphix , anti-aggro wall that generates life and value, easy to cast
Explore , safer but less explosive than the tribe scouts, also cycles
Khalni Garden , stalls against aggro and can be insurance as a sacrifice target against cards like Liliana of the Veil to protect Titan
Radiant Fountain , good against burn, bounce multiple times
Temple of Mystery , extra card filtering, better if you also run the Serum Visions versions
Abrade , versatile answer
2 years ago
Alright lets break down your deck and take a peak.
Nothing too crazy with your land base. I'm not wild about the "two or fewer" lands, or the "two or more opponents" lands, but they work inside an EDH pod. Two or fewer is worse in my opinion. Forbidden Orchard is a card you should definitely consider, Gemstone Caverns as well. River of Tears is not reliable and I'm not a fan. Obviously the original Duals will serve you well here, but those are $$$.
Looks like your land base is trying to run High Tide as well as Tainted Pact . Those cards unfortunately aren't compatible, so you need to choose one package. I think Tainted Pact is a better choice because its a neat A + B with Laboratory Maniac , whereas you don't have a guaranteed outlet for all that High Tide mana. Consider trimming down to just 1x of all your lands, look at one time rainbow lands if you need budget Aether Hub Tendo Ice Bridge .
Simply put, you have too many win cons. Turn the slots from the weaker ones into support for your stronger ones.
Wanderwine Prophets is expensive to cast. It also requires combat damage to a player, meaning your combo is only live as long as you can swing freely. Regardless, its still a strong way to close games. You need to run proper support for reanimating. First, you need to increase reanimation density. Necromancy Apprentice Necromancer Exhume Shallow Grave . Next, you need to ensure you can get your reanimation targets to the graveyard. Careful Study is probably the only one I'd add, although there are certainly more options. Finally, it helps to have extra reanimation payloads in case Wanderwine is unavailable. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Consecrated Sphinx are both strong enough to cause you to run away with games from card advantage, most likely guaranteeing a win.
Next, Tainted Pact / Demonic Consultation + Laboratory Maniac . I think this is the strongest win condition you're currently running. Important that you pack density of "draw a card" effects to guarantee same turn winning. Make sure to optimize your land base so Tainted Pact is a guarantee!
Mind Over Matter + Azami, Lady of Scrolls is your weakest combo. Its needlessly expensive at 11 mana! The pieces are also the hardest to cast and tutor. The 4 blue in MoM makes it prohibitive sometimes, same with the 3 in Azami. The pieces are also found by the fewest amount of tutors you run, while the tainted pact combo is far more easily searchable.
Dualcaster Mage / Naru Meha, Master Wizard + Ghostly Flicker / Illusionist's Stratagem is also relatively weak. Requires you to hold then dump all the mana during the same turn, and 6-8 mana is not a fantastic range. The cards are also rather weak outside the combo, but not horrible. You can add additional value by getting more ETB creatures or blink effects for combo. Twinflame Heat Shimmer Cackling Counterpart Imperial Recruiter
Looks like you know what you're missing as far as moxen goes. You should also consider running the Signet cards, gives reliable ramp that avoids land hate. Also adds artifact density for when you get that Mox Opal . Wayfarer's Bauble is bad and should be cut.
You are lacking some card draw that would help you. Dark Confidant Mystic Remora Rhystic Study . Sensei's Divining Top works extremely well with fetchlands and would provide value here. Top would also allow value wincons to be inserted like Dramatic Scepter or Paradox Engine . Kess, Dissident Mage gives massive value here and helps you escape from grindy mid games against other control decks. Wheel of Fortune and Timetwister will obviously help here, but are $$$. Windfall is extremely strong as it neutralizes opponents who get massive card advantage early in the game, or helps you after you dump a fast hand.
Interaction and Removal
Pyroblast is worse than REB and you shouldn't run it. 13 counterspells is certainly too high, you can also cut another. You currently run three spells that can deal with a resolved enchantment, Chain of Vapor Galecaster Colossus and Venser, Shaper Savant . A Rule of Law or Arcane Laboratory that has resolved ends your game. Galecaster is pretty low value and should be removed. Dismember both hits for a lot off of Ad Naus and costs a lot on your Ad Naus to be low costed to cast. You should swap it out for a sweeper like Pyroclasm or Earthquake , you already have strong targeted removal. Abrade is the exception, and should be added due to its flexibility.
You are definitely on the right track. Cast a critical eye towards anything 3+ CMC, as those greatly rob your Ad naus and are harder to cast. Archaeomancer and Galecaster Colossus specifically stand out as removes. Test out a few different Grixis flavored wincons and see which one feels the best based on the paper cards you have. Take a peek at Kiki Jiki + friends, as well as Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal . Kiki fits into reanimator, and dramatic scepter is extremely easy to slot and assemble. Test out Dualcaster/Meha with additional combo payoffs, because there are quite a few that let them combo off. Your deck is currently at a point where you need to start greatly considering card quality and slot intensiveness. The fewer slots, the easier to cast, the more the pieces have value alone outside the combo, the better. You also need to start considering the hate pieces other decks are going to run. How do you handle Torpor Orb for example?