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- Splendid Reclamation + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
- Scapeshift + Splendid Reclamation + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
- Dryad of the Ilysian Grove + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped.
Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to target creature or player.
: Add to your mana pool.
2 weeks ago
I've been brewing this same concept along with mono green enchantment control the past few weeks. I really like what you have going here!
Grip of Chaos for more chaos.
Flame Fusillade is super secret tech!
1 month ago
SufferFromEDHD Thank you for the recommendations!
I was initially running Harness the Storm but as much as I found it hilarious to play in a singleton format like Commander, I didn't like having to pay the full spell cost for each copy.
I really like the punisher cards you suggest like Browbeat for card advantage or damage. I dislike giving opponents the choice of which is the lesser evil though even with the double damage upside. For now, I think a few looting draw spells and "draw 7 cards" wheel effects work well enough because I can discard Dragon's Approach and speed up cheating a dragon into play.
4 months ago
How has the deck been playing recently? Any weaknesses to note?
I absolutely love this deck list, but have a couple of questions and/or suggestions for you.
A. It looks like you have a total of 16 instants/sorceries. Do you ever have an issue with producing treasures with Storm-Kiln Artist? It's an excellent card, but I'm unsure (since I haven't played this list) that you would get enough value here. In it's place you could play something fun like Kazuul's Toll Collector or something that helps you cheat equip costs like Brass Squire. Imagine paying only 3 mana to play a creature, then immediately attaching 3-4 equipment to it for free! lol
B. Although I've played my share of Nettlecyst, I think you have some better options here. It has the opportunity to pump your commmander a great deal, if you're able to take advantage of your treasure generation and get some equipment on the battlefield. But what happens when you play this after all your artifacts get destroyed or exiled? I think in the long term, you'd get more value out of Sword of Forge and Frontier and/or The Reaver Cleaver. The sword costs the same, provides protection, card advantage and has the ability to pump your commander by playing additional lands. While the Reaver Cleaver is not only on theme, but helps put treasures back onto the battlefield, pumping your commander and progressing your Hellkite Tyrant alt win-con strategy.
C. I have some suggestions on your landbase
Great Furnace -> Snow-Covered Mountain - "2008-04-01: A permanent that’s more than one of these types (such as an artifact creature) counts only once." So an artifact land would only pump Bane by 1/1. Ditch this land for another snow-covered mountain to increase your chances of utilizing Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle in the mid/end game.
Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance -> Snow-Covered Mountain - I appreciate that this can make blockers (Bane should be the only attacker you care about), but cards like Bedlam make them irrelevant. Let's add a snow-mountain to continue to improve our Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle potential.
Bonders' Enclave -> Valakut Awakening Flip - besides your commander (who is going to be a major target), you only have 4 other creatures with 4+ power. You don't want to have to spend mana to equip something, just so you can turn around and spend 4 more mana, to draw a card. This mdfc offers at least 1 card, for 1 less (floor), which is already better.
D. While, Endless Atlas can stick around for awhile, I think (maybe) you might get more immediate value from Seize the Spoils. It's only once, and yes it's sorcery speed, but you get 2 cards immediately, 2 treasures to pump Bane, and can feed your graveyard, giving Goblin Engineer and Goblin Welder more targets.
E. A fun card you could consider, and is a pet card of mine, is Surestrike Trident. It's so fun to watch people's faces when this hits the battlefield and they read what it does :D
5 months ago
5 months ago
I like the idea. I was working on a similar type of deck that uses Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, and Prismatic Omen. I always use Primeval Titan with any land based win-con.
6 months ago
Great deck name. Huge fan of alliteration. It tickles the brain.
Reckless Fireweaver a value engine with that many artifacts.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle another value engine with that many basic mountains.
7 months ago
Yeah, I am still playing around with a few slots, but these numbers are getting closer to what I envision as the "ideal" 75.
For example, I ended up cutting a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle because we aren't naturally getting to 6 lands consistently anymore, having 7 lands in the deck that blow themselves up. It's still worth playing a copy though, as there's plenty of lines that get us there. Quite happy with just one, as I still get to lethal with it thanks to Mosswort Bridge over Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion.
I chose Mosswort Bridge over Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion since it helps us get that land count up pretty consistently, and is pretty much just as deadly with less initial mana investment (fetching Mosswort Bridge and Vesuva copying a bounce, so you can replay it as Mosswort Bridge when you find an extra land creature is a nice line).
I'm still undecided as to the "proper" counts for Elvish Reclaimer, Explore, and Arboreal Grazer, since the influx of colorless lands and more consistent double amulet has changed the deck's dynamics a little. It's also a lot easier to fold to hate, because we are sort of sacrificing our lands for Amulet of Vigors, so if those amulets get removed, we are just behind.
I'm also not sure if I want to add back a second Tolaria West or not, because I am capable of getting away with only one thanks to Tyrranax Rex covering me against interactive decks. It does take away a few lines, but most of those are win-more, so I have been weighing the pros and cons of that second copy and am still undecided currently.
8 months ago
All those mountains and no Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle?