As Unclaimed Territory enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.
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|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Uncommon|
|Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Unclaimed Territory occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.2%
All decks: 0.14%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
Unclaimed Territory Discussion
1 week ago
Yeah against the top of the meta I think you will have quite a bit of trouble unfortunately. Though this doesn't mean there isn't any potential here. You could move more towards mono-green aggro and play cards like Hexdrinker, Strangleroot Geist, and Steel Leaf Champion and the like. While this isn't a very competitive deck it tends to be very fast and can steal games. Similarly with mono-red aggro with a devotion twist built around Fanatic of Mogis which is a cheap deck to start with but not very competitive. I could also see you moving towards G/R Ponza and being that Blood Moon deck which is just good enough to win games by itself.
Where I see the most potential however is pivoting towards G/R Eldrazi in modern. Here is an example list G/R Eldrazi Optimal. Now, yes this is over budget by quite a bit but we can cut the price and build up to something more optimal over time. On that list the only semi-pricy cards that I would call necessary are Karplusan Forest, Eldrazi Temple, and Thought-Knot Seer. Pretty much everything else that commands a high price can be neglected for now in favor of budget options while the deck evolves. Noble Hierarch can become Elvish Mystic for example, and while nowhere near as good, the deck still functions. Similarly, you don't need to go investing in Cavern of Souls, you can play Unclaimed Territory and while not getting the best part of the effect you still can make colorless mana this way. You can skip most of the dual lands, again while not optimal there are cheaper alternatives in the meantime. I think G/R Eldrazi is also fairly well-positioned right now so there is a plus there. Let me know if you need any help if you choose this route!
As for your current deck, Harmonize, Lightning Greaves, Beast Whisperer are all bad. You can make an argument for one Whisperer but even then that is not ideal. None of these cards particularly do much and if you are casting Harmonize in modern with this deck's gameplan you are probably already losing. You really need a 2-drop, if you stay in mono-green, 1 Scavenging Ooze and 4 Strangleroot Geist are decent options. I would personally consider getting into red to play Lightning Bolt and Bonecrusher Giant as you need some kind of removal; you can't expect your opponents to just do nothing, especially in modern. If you stay mono-green though, you basically have to play a couple Dismember in the main or side. You also need a sideboard, I know it is extra money but in modern a lot of the skill is being able to adapt to your opponent. For you, cards like Shapers' Sanctuary, Chameleon Colossus, Grafdigger's Cage, Reclamation Sage, Weather the Storm, and Relic of Progenitus are all good options that shouldn't break the bank when constructing your board. A card like Carnage Tyrant is also good but pricy, Gaea's Revenge is a bit more budget-oriented option.
I hope this helps, welcome back to the crazy world of modern!
1 week ago
LunoStarlyght Long game? I plan on casting Inverter of Truth on turn 3 if I can draw Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Pillar of Origins, which happens quite often. Fathom Feeder will be very useful in defense, as no one wants to waste a card on a deathtouch 2 mana card. Reality Smasher on turn 4, if I can get a Pillar of Origins will also give hand control while also dealing damage. If I have a bunch of Thought-Knot Seer on the battlefield, I can use Aqueous Form to deal damage to the player, and I can play it instead of Inverter of Truth if I can't get Yawgmoth on the battlefield. The entire point of Unclaimed Territory is that it will give me any color mana for my Eldrazi, and the same for Pillar of Origins.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey, you haven't done much upgrading; this is basically the precon list. Nice upgrades of Ascendancy, Unbroken, Fireblood, Dragonlord Dromoka. The Ur Dragon is the Commander, but the deck list doesn't show that because you forgot to put the CMDR tag after The Ur Dragon text in the deck editor.
The Ur Dragon *F* *CMDR*
Consider further upgrading the manabase with more dual lands and dual land upgrades? With 17 basic lands then budget dual lands that have interaction with basic lands are good options. The Vivid lands are not good, not reliable enough color fixing from lands for five colors. Consider budget Rainbow lands?
In the place of the other Vivid lands and one basic land consider the budget Battle lands?
A Battle land can be searched for with Farseek which makes Farseek a much better card for ramp and color fixing when it can put a dual land onto the battlefield. Consider cutting a few of the least good Dragons: Ryusei, Niv-Mizzet, Intet, Crosis? Cut them for budget creature tutors?
Dragon's Hoard and Fellwar Stone are mana rock upgrades to consider. Faeburrow Elder can be very good budget ramp for five colors. It already can tap for two mana white and green. Add any red, black or blue permanent and it can tap for up to five mana of five different colors. You could cut Ingot, Dreamstone, Sphere for these.
Multiplayer Commander decks need instant removal options and since you're playing five colors then you have access to the best budget removal.
Decimate is good when you have multiple opponents. Could cut Condemn, Fortunate, Fractured, Rain for these.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Thanks for your comment and upvote.
You're probably right in saying that I need to cut a few lands, I have more ramp cards than usual as well as having higher lands than needed. I think I should take out all the lands you mentioned instead of adding any more, because there were some cards that I forgot to add, which were Helm of the Host, Cathars' Crusade and Regna, the Redeemer, as well as Quest for Renewal which you mentioned.
This means that I need to take out 6 more cards, which probably be The Great Henge (seems more like a win-more card), Finale of Devastation (X has to be 5 or more to make it actually worthwhile in this deck I think), Sublime Archangel (If I have enough creatures for this to be worth it, I probably should be attacking with all of them anyway), Unclaimed Territory (I'll keep Cavern of Souls, but I think I can cut this one because I only have 20 Angels, not including things that can make Angels like Decree of Justice and Serra the Benevolent, which may be a problem as well) and Farseek (I probably have enough ramp cards).
1 month ago
Alright, so right off the bat it's a pretty strong deck with lots of synergy but is lacking big payoffs or interaction which means you'll struggle to do much against combos. As a creature-based deck you're also naturally weak to board wipes and removal.
We can start by improving the mana base: 24 is probably the right number considering the Reefs, and looking at the stats it looks like what you want early are Forests and Mountains. I'd definitely recommend Cinder Glade/Sheltered Thicket due to their having the basic subtypes, so can be utilised alongside both the reveal (Game Trail)) and check (Rootbound Crag/Hinterland Harbor) lands. Unclaimed Territory gives you all three colours but will get slightly worse if you start including more non-creature spells, while Lumbering Falls seems pretty good for you what with being an Elemental and all. Finally there are the shock lands and a strict upgrade to Evolving Wilds in Fabled Passage but they cost money. Ps you want to put "ZEN" in the square brackets after the lands of you want them show up as those lovely original Zendikar ones.
Ok, with that out of the way, we can take a look at the creatures. I maintain that a single Omnath, Locus of Rage is the best top end you can have here, as he'll do silly things with all your lands entering and if anyone tried to wrath your board they'll probably just end up killing themselves! Also two copies of his latest incarnation (Omnath, Locus of the Roil) again gives you some damage to ping around and some card draw. Undergrowth Champion is a beast, and the Cavalier cycle might be worth looking into as well. I think you can easily afford to cut some creatures in order to get other spells in - maybe down to 28? Stuff I'm thinking of would be Temur Battle Rage, Growth Spiral, Neoform, Hadana's Climb Flip, and Retreat to Kazandu.
Finally there's your sideboard, if you want to get into that for the paper version. Here you'd probably want to consider Plasm Capture, Broken Bond, Cindervines, Shapers' Sanctuary, Rhythm of the Wild, 2 Pithing Needles or Sorcerous Spyglasss and maybe a single Chandra, Awakened Inferno.
1 month ago
Hey, nice budget version of Syr Gwyn. You have good card sense. Choosing the better high CMC cards, the better equipment, the better lands with the budget you're working with and leaving subpar cards out :)
Cards to consider upgrading:
- Syr Konrad, the Grim
- Cabal Paladin
- Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor
- Josu Vess, Lich Knight
- Corpse Knight
- Smitten Swordmaster
- Valiant Knight
- Spidersilk Net
- Bladed Pinions
- Inspiring Vantage
- Concealed Courtyard
- Tainted Field
- Orzhov Basilica
Cards to consider adding:
- Mirran Crusader
- Knight of Meadowgrain
- History of Benalia
- Sunforger and Mistveil Plains
- Swords to Plowshares
- Boros Charm
- Generous Gift
- Mask of Memory
- Unclaimed Territory
- Nomad Outpost
- Rugged Prairie
- Graven Cairns
Sunforger is a very good equipment when you don't have to pay it's equip cost; repeatable tutoring for an instant and casting it. Mistveil combos with Sunforger to put the instant you cast back into your library to then cast it again. This is a powerful interaction with Boros equipment strategies. You could expand a lot with a "Sunforger package of instants" especially because playing black, but even just having a few powerful instants is enough.
Good luck with your deck.