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.
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- Splendid Reclamation + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
- Scapeshift + Splendid Reclamation + Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
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Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle Discussion
2 days ago
So, regarding the latter, here's a legendary Orzhova:
Orzhova, the Inviting Façade
Legendary Land - Gate
Orzhova, the Inviting Façade enters the battlefield tapped.
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: Each opponent draws a card, and then loses life equal to the number of cards in their hand. You gain life equal to life lost this way.
My Kambal, the "Friendly" deck would love this, and I think it's a flavorful way to represent the induction into the church, and how people can become members of such a parasitic, corrupt cult.
I'd like to see more of these legendary Ravnica Gates.
1 week ago
Does your mana flow ok? seem kind of low on the Rocks unless your mana base (not land base) is suited well enough.
IMO I'd add more Mana rocks to help with ramp and more ramps such as Rampant Growth or something equivalent
2 weeks ago
It makes me happy that my ideas for cuts are echoed in your suggestions.
- I had been suspecting that I could cut one of my two "has P/T equal to the number of lands you control" big beaters, and the better one is definitely Ulvenwald Hydra. It fetches any land straight to the battlefield, and has reach. Trample would be nice, but I remove threats so well that I will always have a target.
- I've had a Rogue's Passage out in time for a big swing with a Multani or Ulvenwald Hydra, and in fact, I used to run RP just for those conditions, but I no longer think it is necessary. If the only beefy creature in the deck is Ulvenwald Hydra (assuming I cut MYA, which is likely), I think I will put Valakut in for Rogue's Passage. Doesn't make sense to run an evasion utility land for one creature, and if I need to tutor a win condition in the late game, it sure as hell won't be a big creature. There are too many other easy ways to win.
- If I make the following cuts . . .
- Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar comes out, Dread Presence goes in.
- Rogue's Passage comes out, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle goes in.
- Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip comes out, Prismatic Omen goes in.
- Wayward Swordtooth comes out, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove goes in.
. . . it actually solves a lot of the problems I used to have with the Valakut win condition. I used to have such a hard time achieving Valakut triggers because I didn't have enough ways to stick the "all lands are mountains" effect necessary. But with these cuts, I have redundant Prismatic Omen effects, and I may be able to just accomplish it incidentally by playing the Dryad as a normal Wayward Swordtooth "extra lands" effect.
I also want to thank you for your advice. You clearly know what you are doing, and this deck has been my pet project (and also the first EDH deck I've taken seriously and built entirely myself). I appreciate your input greatly, and I hope you bring your insights to any decks of mine you find interesting!
- (Stay Tuned - I am in the initial stages of a Prime Speaker Zegana Hydra tribal deck that may end up being better than I initially planned)
2 weeks ago
thank you so much for the +1! :D Dryad of the Ilysian Grove is an absolutely fantastic card and i would absolutely replace Wayward Swordtooth with him. He gives you the same land drop that wayward would but instead he also gives you a Prismatic Omen effect that lets you use your cabal coffers and if you add him in Dread Presence. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle is a really sweet land package to have in a deck where you can copy it multiple times and have different omen type effects. Its one of my primary win conditions in my deck and with Squandered Resources and Splendid Reclamation I can make the triggers go infinite. One other card I've fallen in absolute love with and goes in every green deck as well is Seasons Past. That card is part of my infinite loop to keep getting stuff out of my graveyard and just shoot everyone to death. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon is a really good 8 mana card that can just ruin others game plans and can take over a game all on his own. He had won me so many games by dropping down and wiping a whole table and then just rolling up.
Cards I'm not that big on I see you running are: Burgeoning-it's super good turn one, but starts becoming way worse with every turn that goes by. By turn 5-6 if i peel that off the top i'm really not happy to see it.
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar- You have so many other win conditions in your deck that although is really cool as a recursive threat, you have so many other win conditions so it ends up being pretty lackluster compared to the others.
Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire- I would honestly go with one or the other. It starts to crowd up too many slots in your deck having too many of the same card that does essentially the same thing in your deck. Torment is more big dick energy for the win, but either is fine honestly.
Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip- Just as you stated above. She on paper is super cool, but she just ends up not really pulling her weight in practice. I use to run her and she became a cut in my deck very quickly.
Honestly, your deck is a great casual deck already the way you have it. I built mine just to deal with competitive and it has TONS of hate pieces and removal to grind out games. So my version is not something I tend to pull out for fun games and tends to be locked in its box until people wanna play competitive.
2 weeks ago
If it is banned in both Standard and Pioneer what other format would care enough to build a deck around it?
Every other format has Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle which is better for combo. Modern, Legacy, and Vintage are too fast to count on getting to 7 lands for value, and the type of commander games where you get to 7 lands a vanilla 2/2 doesn't effect the board enough to be built around.
(I realize that this sounds aggressive, but that isn't my intent. I am honestly curious where you think it will find a home. I don't keep up on meta games, so maybe it already has and my assessment is wrong.)
3 weeks ago
I definitely like the way your utilizing Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. I see your running the new Dryad for all land types from Theros, if you needed another card for the same effect Prismatic Omen can get it done pretty good. It’s also a little harder to remove being just an enchantment if that’s an issue for dryad. I also really like Zuran Orb, I think that might be a pretty good card that I’ll add to my own list. Overall love the deck!
3 weeks ago
So I’m trying to build a deck that involves Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove and a bunch of different lands. I have been debating with a friend whether or not the ability of Valakut And the second ability of dryad would be triggered off of all lands I could possibly play. For example if I had both Valakut and dryad on the field. And I played a land like Breeding Pool, would it be given the land type mountain and then cause valakut to trigger and deal damage?
1 month ago
Welcome to Commander!
First, your goblin deck is illegal; you cannot play Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in Rakdos because she has white in her color identity.
Second, your mana base could use an upgrade. Command Tower , Blood Crypt , Dragonskull Summit , Tainted Peak , Auntie's Hovel , Castle Embereth , Foreboding Ruins , Graven Cairns , Luxury Suite , Myriad Landscape , Smoldering Marsh , and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle are all worth looking into for this color combination.
Hope this helps, happy building!