Vivid Crag enters the battlefield tapped with two charge counters on it.
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Vivid Crag Discussion
3 months ago
Here are some cards I would cut and cards I would put in:
I would also cut Sunforger for an Equipment such as Hammer of Nazahn or some other Equipment because with Sunforger , you want a package of Red and White Instants to have it go search for. Currently you only have Dispatch in the deck. If you plan on keeping Sunforger , I'd recommend adding more Red and/or White Instants.
5 months ago
I'd cut Worn Powerstone for Wayfarer's Bauble, Word of Seizing for Solemn Simulacrum, Chain Reaction for Cyclonic Rift (or Evacuation if Cyc Rift is too expensive, or River's Rebuke if Evacuation is too expensive), Mizzium Mortars for Blasphemous Act, Sleep for Finale of Revelation, Blustersquall for Chaos Warp, Evolving Wilds for Steam Vents, Vivid Crag for Shivan Reef, Vivid Creek for Island, Spinerock Knoll for Mountain. :))
6 months ago
Hey, good budget version of Gishath.
Congregation at Dawn ($2 at CardKingdom) and Mwonvuli Beast Tracker can search for Dinos/Dino and put them/it on top of your library before you attack with Gishath making sure that you cheat a Dino/Dinos onto the battlefield with the attack. Tracker can get any Dino who has trample and there's quite a few including Quartzwood. Shared Summons can get any two creatures into your hand which includes Forerunner and an enrage Dino.
Garruk's Uprising is a good repeatable draw and trample source with Dinos. Getting both these abilities from a three drop enchantment is helpful especially with Quartzwood. Rhythm of the Wild makes Gishath uncounterable as well as a haste enabler for other Dinos or a +1/+1 counter source to help against Marauding/Forerunner's damage to a creature. Jeska's Will can make ramp to cast a fast Gishath for as low as five mana. Make seven or more red mana with Will then add any one white mana and any one green mana.
Otepec Huntmaster as a ramp source is better than Kinjalli's Caller because Huntmaster is also a haste enabler for a Dino and rarely will you have white mana turn one to cast Caller. Apex Altisaur is a big Dino who's an upgrade for Burning Sun's Avatar repeatable fight with enrage and it fights an opponent's creature when it ETB.
Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista would help color fixing because then Farseek, Skyshroud Claim, Mountain Valley can search for a dual land and Battle lands have interaction with lots of basic lands. Path of Ancestry is a good budget Rainbow land for tribal since repeatable scry is helpful. Mosswort Bridge's hideaway can easily be triggered with Dinos. Some other budget lands are Battlefield Forge, Naya Panorama, Ash Barrens.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Highland Weald
- Timber Gorge
- Tranquil Expanse
- Gruul Guildgate
- Vivid Crag
- Vivid Meadow
- Graypelt Refuge
- Shamanic Revelation
- Alpha Authority
- Kinjalli's Caller
- Burning Sun's Avatar
- Siegehorn Ceratops
- Whispersilk Cloak
- Raging Regisaur
- Gratuitous Violence
Good luck with your deck.
8 months ago
Thanks for looking at the mana. I'm not sure about it since I haven't played yet (and next get together is probably in a month or so), but I think you make a valid case with the tapped lands. I want to try out the new MDFCs and I found out i have the U/R and U/B duals lying around. I've swapped them and Interplanar Beacon for Temple of Deceit, Vivid Crag and Creeping Tar Pit. What others would you recommend cutting for more basics?
Perhaps you're right on the 3cmc artifacts too, even though I'd say commander's sphere is decent because it cycles for free when you don't need it anymore. I might add Rakdos Signet and cut Chromatic Lantern.
True that's a combo. I don't think I'll run it beause I don't have the cards currently interesting loop for sure though!
That play pattern appeals, so maybe I'll find room for it later. A bit of randomness like that can make games more fun
Beacon is in now :)
The idea with most artifacts is that they either ramp, proliferate or benefit from proliferation (see the section Card by Card). Which other cards do you feel are part of the subtheme but don't contribute?
If you're talking about Saheeli, Tezzeret and (now x2) Daretti: I think the Business Artifacts in the list (the chain veil, contagion clasp/engine and lithoform engine) are worth fetching / copying even just on their own, but maybe your idea is they don't do enough?
Let me know because I'm curious what you think on the topic, if you have suggestions to spice up the artifact theme I'd gladly hear them!
9 months ago
Hey, well done for your first deck from scratch.
Some cards within the current budget to consider adding:
- Command Tower: one of the best lands for multicolored decks in Commander.
- Buried Alive: best budget way to tutor for and get Worldgorger into your graveyard.
- Bogardan Hellkite: win condition Dragon with Worldgorger combo.
- Open the Armory: can be an early game tutor for Lightning Greaves for Kaalia or later on for Animate Dead.
- Rune-Scarred Demon: Mystery Booster version, Demon to tutor for any card.
- Faithless Looting: double way to discard Worldgorger if it's stuck in your hand or if you draw it.
- Wishclaw Talisman: use it to tutor for the last piece of the Worldgorger combo for one mana the turn you want to combo.
- Swiftfoot Boots: more protection/haste for Kaalia.
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Conviction
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Rugged Prairie
- Dragonskull Summit
- Ash Barrens
Could add all these cards for about $26.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Shimmering Grotto
- Vivid Crag
- Temple of Triumph
- Wind-Scarred Crag
- Star Compass
- Artful Maneuver
- Curse of Fool's Wisdom
- Angelic Chorus
- Mirror of the Forebears
- Desecration Demon
- Angelic Skirmisher
- Akroma, Angel of Fury
- Fiery Emancipation
Worldgorger Dragon is a tricky combo to assemble because Worldgorger needs to be in your graveyard to reanimate it with Animate Dead. You don't want to ever cast it from hand or cheat it onto the battlefield with Kaalia. Sneak Attack cheating it on the battlefield is fine because then it will end up in your graveyard and you get your permanents back. You want to get Worldgorger into your graveyard and the best budget card that can do that is Buried Alive.
Currently here Angel of Despair is the easy win condition with the Worldgorger combo by destroying all your opponents permanents. But what happens if Despair is disrupted or exiled? Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can be a more complex enabler with the combo needing haste for all the creatures you put into your hand and get onto the battlefield. Bogardan Hellkite can be another easy, even truer, win condition with the combo because it does damage to each player each time it ETB which will be infinite damage with the combo.
Good luck with your deck.
9 months ago
When you go about upgrading the lands, make sure to add ones that will give you more than enough color flexibility. Sure, you want to cast Scion of the Ur-Dragon easily, but you also want to cast things like Bladewing the Risen, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Broodmother that will have you needing three of one color in some cases. This means that having shock lands (Without fetches) may not be the best choice.
Good budget options for 5-color lands include: The Vivid cycle (Vivid Crag), Grand Coliseum, City of Brass (You can find cheap ones in foreign languages and sub-optimal conditions.) and even sometimes the more expensive ones like Reflecting Pool, where you can use strategies mentioned above to save money.
Trilands are also good, but it may be a bad draw when you get the colors you don't want, or just don't need a land in hand.
If you have another deck that can always use shock lands, then I think having them in The Ur-Dragon is fine.
plakjekaas on None
9 months ago
There's a thousand reasons to play taplands:
As I mentioned earlier in the thread: Critter lands, they wear equipment pretty well after a boardwipe, to swing in for the final points of damage
you want to win with Maze's End
you have lifegain synergies
you have landfall synergies in budget and Evolving Wilds is your way to go about it
you have a graveyard synergy deck and Mortuary Mire recurs your needed piece
cycling lands (Forgotten Cave) in the early game when you dont need the carddraw yet
you play 5 colors on a budget and therefor you play Vivid Crag and the rest of its cycle
Dryad Arbor is basically a tapland that you can use Green Sun's Zenith to search up (not really tapped, but it is summoning sick, which means you can't tap it for mana the turn it comes into play either)
Hideaway lands (Mosswort Bridge and the like)
11 months ago
Since you're just playing with friends, you get the leeway of not needing to spend tons of money acquiring decent cards. That means that, overall, you can get a lot more bang for your buck.
I'll be giving you my personal preferences for a casual player who may or may not ever get into slightly more competitive play, AKA FNM.
- 1) There are bulk boxes available for $15-20 of a thousand or two assorted cards. Keep in mind a lot of the cards might not be legal in Modern, but they do tend to be acquired from mostly newer sets(from the two I bought, ~70% of the contents were standard legal at the time of purchase). I recommend one of those to just about everyone who's getting into the game. They might not end up giving you tons of great value, but it's solid card fodder to help you learn and explore more archetypes and strategies.
I also recommend picking up cheap staples by the playset. The following are a bunch of cards you can probably get for $2 or less apiece, in many cases for the whole 4 copies.
Evolving Wilds, but depending on how many multicolored decks you make, you should get quite a lot. Great in casual settings.
That's mostly just a pile of suggestions, though. The lands will be absolutely necessary for any multicolor deck you build, although wait a month or three to get the Thriving lands because those currently have an immensely low supply and will be reprinted shortly.