Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

Land

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.

plakjekaas on Dual Land Cycles that You …

3 weeks ago

Especially the red one is questionable if it ever gets printed, because of its silly combo potential with Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. For the modern Primeval Titan decks, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove already does the same, I know, but that one can't actually be found by Primeval Titan itself.

The blue one too, would have way too heavy implications on modern, with Boil and Choke being modern legal cards, and the same goes for the white one with Flashfires also being a modern legal card. Seeing how Armageddon was never in Modern either, I suppose it might take a while until they might ever show up, and if they do, it will probably be in a commander product.

Zheraan on Shorikai go vroom

3 weeks ago

Maybe you're overestimating the mana flood, usually about 39-40 is a better number unless you have lots of draw sources. Since there are 100 cards, that directly translates in chances to draw lands, so 40 lands would mean 40% chances to draw one, which is ideal for decks that really need consistant drops at least till turn 3-4, like it's the case here. Your chances of getting this with 35 lands or lower are meager, especially here as most of the card draw comes after the 4th mana. Thankfully, we've got rocks here to help us curve it out nicely and get some acceleration, so I think the current basis of 36 (+1 MDFC) lands is good.

As for my playgroup, well, it mostly consists of my own decks that since I recently moved to study abroad and I'm with new players or people that don't have their cards with them, so yeah no quadruple digits indeed ! The Omnath Deck I built (linked above) is probably going to be the strongest and most expensive, even if I didn't buy a Scapeshift + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for it!

Regarding Manifold Key, I really like it because it's a one-drop that allows us to reuse Shorikai's ability to draw/select, untaps vehicle for the eventual necessary defense, and in late game might allow us to close in on the win with Shorikai's fat ass (or even better, Reaver Titan) when other player's are too full of blockers. As for Trinket Mage, you named it, fetching Skullclamp is dope as it's probably one of our strongest cards, or some ramp (likely Sol Ring) if we need it.

So yes, now it's really have because of how nothing is actually bad in there ! Surprisingly it is harder than for the Omnath, Locus of Creation deck, which is in an archetype that has way more cards than vehicles. It's not gonna get easier when Brother's War comes out, as I expect it to have some cool artifacts and vehicles I'll want to use as well! That's why I'll wait for it before ordering this deck.

SufferFromEDHD on Monky Monky Monky

1 month ago

Dust Bowl is incredible with that many basic mountains. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle too. Expedition Map would be useful in a mono red deck for utility lands.

Triton on Omnath Lord of The Land

1 month ago

I love angry Omnath! He was my very first deck starting out with the game, and it's amazing how powerful the deck has gotten over the years and countless upgrades I've done on the deck.

I'd also suggest cutting all artifact ramp outside of the mana-positive rocks (like Sol Ring) for land ramp. Nissa's Pilgrimage is another Kodama's Reach/Cultivate, and Explosive Vegetation, Skyshroud Claim, and Migration Path are all really nice ramp cards and hare relatively inexpensive.

Sac outlets like Greater Good, Ashnod's Altar, and Goblin Bombardment are all super powerful with Omnath in play.

If budget allows, I'd cut the landfall pingers + a land for Purphoros, God of the Forge, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Scapeshift. Scapeshift is a super powerful card even without Omnath in play, as you can scapeshift a bunch of lands into Valakut to win.

Hope this helps!

Wolfpig on Muxus

1 month ago

I'd trade Dockside Extortionist for Foundry Street Denizen and Coat of Arms for Stoneforge Masterwork. Dockside is great but the costs verses value in an Aggro deck don't add up when you can get 10+ damage from a 1 drop source like Denizens by flowing tokens or creatures out. Coat also buffs other aggro's so its a meh piece for me usually when Stoneforge masterwork does the same for 1 creature at a cheaper cost in mana and $. I'd suggest Thran Dynamo over Arcane Signet also for ramp. It would combo better with your mana rituals. Also a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle wouldn't hurt either.

SufferFromEDHD on Keranos Lands

1 month ago

Such a clever concept. Big fan of "less is more" and this list is it. I too have an Izzet 43 Lands.dec list piloted by Keranos but my theme/gimmick was Legacy 43 lands.dec your glass cannon heavy land based combo is awesome!

I'm going to spit ball some ideas because your list got my creative juices flowing:

Cursed Scroll that many basics makes this efficient colorless damage.

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle make something out of all those basic mountains.

Fiery Islet/Prismari Campus high quality filter and card draw.

Tolaria West tutor for the utility lands.

Burning Sands/Mana BreachOverburden I always try and sneak a stax tax or 2 in my combo decks. These similar cards are an irrelevant tax to you but brutal to aggro strategies.

Back to Basics brutal to greedy mana bases.

Retreat to Coralhelm/Valakut Exploration good value for playing lands.

Fathom Trawl cascade tutor. Treasure Hunt #2

Cut Tectonic Reformation. Add Trade Routes. The synergy with Seismic Assault is necessary to your strategy.

Jett2112 on Tulzidi Caravan

2 months ago

SufferFromEDHD Thanks for the interactions! Yeah this deck is a little mean because often times the Tulzidi Caravan combat damage kills one opponent at a time while they cannot execute a combo because of stax.

Meekstone acutually doesn't exactly fit the strategy perfectly because the strategy is to deal damage with 2 power creatures and lay out stax peices that stop common cedh combos. are there any combos that get stopped by meekstone? if so somebody reccomend a cut for meekstone. also I generally benefit from other players being able to attack eachother and thats why I haven't been running Ensnaring Bridge. thoughts on Ensnaring Bridge or any cards like them?

Ghitu Encampment Yeah I can't have too much etb tapped cuz I'm tryna go fast. Barbarian Ring? I do have a Ruination in here and Price of Progress but I could also run Kher Keep. the high mountain count is remnant of when I ran Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle but now thats gone... thoughts on non-basic lands? must not enter tapped.

Null Brooch thats cute! I'm gonna think about adding 3 counterspells this might be one.

Thanks for the Recs!

Arzais on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

4 months ago

That play must've had some style! I am intrigued by you mentioning Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. My build is very similar to the main one listed here, however, it focuses more-so on boucing lands and includes a higher amount of Trade Routes type effects. I have been playing with the idea of including Sunscorched Desert as a back up wincon... What do you guys think of that card? I for one have read it can combo off with Kodama/Sakashima (Tooth and Nail) or a land bounce effect!

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