Volcanic Island

Volcanic Island

Land — Island Mountain

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Volcanic Island Discussion

QuestionMarc on Vadrik's Discount Spell Emporium

2 months ago

Looking over the deck and playtesting it a few times I have what I consider a pretty exhaustive maybe list with some cards being worth considering and discussing and a few being real treasures! Here is the full list and if I did it right hopefully all the cards are links.

  1. Call the Skybreaker
  2. Capsize
  3. Cascade Bluffs
  4. Champion's Helm
  5. Clockspinning
  6. Coalition Relic
  7. Commander's Plate
  8. Contagion Clasp
  9. Darksteel Plate
  10. Deflecting Swat
  11. Door of Destinies
  12. Drown in Dreams
  13. Elementalist's Palette
  14. Expanded Anatomy
  15. Expansion / Explosion
  16. Fanning the Flames
  17. Fatespinner
  18. Fierce Guardianship
  19. Finale of Revelation
  20. Fists of Flame
  21. Flux Channeler
  22. Force of Will
  23. Galazeth Prismari
  24. Haze of Rage
  25. Illuminate
  26. Insurrection
  27. Izzet Boilerworks
  28. Jaya's Immolating Inferno
  29. Jeska's Will
  30. Leyline of Anticipation
  31. Lonely Sandbar
  32. Lunar Frenzy
  33. Mana Drain
  34. Mana Geyser
  35. Metallic Mimic
  36. Midnight Clock
  37. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
  38. Mystic Remora
  39. Mystic Sanctuary
  40. Oona's Grace
  41. Opal Palace
  42. Prismari Campus
  43. Reality Ripple
  44. Reality Shift
  45. Reiterate
  46. Rhystic Study
  47. Ring of Evos Isle
  48. Riverglide Pathway  Flip
  49. Runechanter's Pike
  50. Sage of Fables
  51. Scour from Existence
  52. Sea Gate Restoration  Flip
  53. Seething Anger
  54. Shatterskull Smashing  Flip
  55. Spark Double
  56. Storm-Kiln Artist
  57. Swiftfoot Boots
  58. Sword of Truth and Justice
  59. Temple of Epiphany
  60. Tezzeret's Gambit
  61. Tyrite Sanctum
  62. Unleash Fury
  63. Valakut Awakening  Flip
  64. Vandalblast
  65. Vedalken Orrery
  66. Volcanic Island
  67. Volcanic Vision
  68. Wandering Archaic  Flip
  69. Whispers of the Muse
  70. Zaffai, Thunder Conductor

rshistorysmuf on Proxies, yay or nay?

3 months ago

As someone has previously mentioned. Unless I can trade up, and up, and up, I would like to have a Mishra's Workshop around 2K but there are reprints in Vintage Masters and Master edition IV (haven't seen them), Candelabra of Tawnos - 900 reprinted Vintage masters (have not seen it), Underground Sea 400 reprint, Volcanic Island 400, Plateau 150, Gaea's Cradle around 500.

It's a shame but when you see IHYD playing such uber stuff, you wish why can't I play these in commander. Do we go and buy knock off versions?

VinDiesel9999 on Help with land distribution

6 months ago

Edit: Just looked at the price for Volcanic Island , for whatever reason assumed that it would way cheaper. These suggestions look good, thanks.

wallisface on Help with land distribution

6 months ago

Volcanic Island is about the most expensive way you could possibly do this.

Have a look at the land list here and puck out the ones that fit your price range. General rule of thumb is to avoid lands that’ll enter tapped where possible

VinDiesel9999 on Help with land distribution

6 months ago

I'm looking for replacements for the Islands, as I found running basic Islands is not viable in this deck since it is 2/3 or more red.

Please, no recommendations for cards that cost more than 10 dollars.

Here's the deck I'm referring to Dragon Devour Goblins (Budget)

Ardees on Niv-Mizzet Counterwheel

10 months ago

jalapenofish you can try to test decks on websites such as Untap.in. However, I've tested it a hundred times or so. The deck gets a lot of hate in multiplayer. As soon as you counter one spell, people will just collectively start removing your rocks etc., and attack you, so I'm usually out first. When I don't get this much hate, performance is fairly good.If you manage to get niv-mizzet out on a timely fashion, opponents will struggle to keep up with you.

The Wheel / Counter strategy works, but I am considering removing 2-3- counters for removals (e.g., Anger of the Gods) or alternative costs. On Untap.in, I have removed muddle the mixture for Dispel (but I was also thinking Misdirection since the tutor is extremely slow, and the counter is a bit too restricted for UU and I find myself often in the situation of having one mana and need to counter an instant vs. Niv-Mizzet). I have also removed Baral for Dockside Extortionist. The former does not see so much utility overall.

It may happen to be fairly empty handed occasionally, at which point I usually wheel but if the opponent has already an advantage that can be a problem.

Also, notice that I don't play all traditional cards for the niv-mizzet combo, such as Tandem Lookout, as I don't necessarily aim at getting that. I also play Telepathy which is largely outside the meta, but I think this might be the most underrated card in the whole MTG history. It's just so good and I am very unlikely to remove it.

I usually have no land problems as I run a lot of advantage cards like Brainstorm, Ponder or Preordain. Wheels also help on that. I am considering giving some space to Fabricate as I run quite a lot of mana artifacts.

Overall it's fun, and it works, but if you're planning to buy in real life, just know this is not yet a cEDH (it does not play Timetwister nor Volcanic Island neither any other highly expensive card), and you can get a lot of hate in your playgroup.

Hope this helps.

aholder7 on Juleokin Format 2.0 w/Banlist & …

10 months ago

Okay so I believe I mentioned this last time you brought up the format but I don’t recall the answer. How do you deal with non-land sources of mana or non-basic lands. Your rules say you CAN pay for mana with basics existing but is it possible to still tap a non basic for mana to pay a cost? For example if I have a swamp and a Volcanic Island on the battlefield. Can I play a Doom Blade by tapping my non basic for 1 and using my swamp for the other portion? Theoretical reasons for this could include ramping with artifacts or fetching for a dual land to get 2 off colors.

Also your van list includes things shuffling the grave into the library. Is my assumption correct that you also intend to ban cards like Conjurer's Bauble?

You mention “cards with the ability to mill” are banned and that all damage to self is mill. Is your ban inclusive of cards that deal damage to self/opponents since that will mill? I assume not and you intend that to be cards with the mill keyword. But there are also cards with this same style effect not key worded as mill such as Mulch. And cards that exile from library such as Salvage Drone. May be a good idea to be clear about what you plan on excluding.

You also exclude abilities that can “reanimate”. I took that to mean putting a creature onto the battlefield from grave. But this is not a keyword and you’ll have to be specific. There’s also cards like Living End which will likely get around any wording for Reanimation. I also didn’t take your wording to mean banning of cards that return cards to hand. I also saw nothing stopping someone from using Snapcaster Mage on non-creatures in grave which I’m unsure if that was intentional or not. You could make the rule a bit more all encompassing by changing the rule to something like Grafdigger's Cage.

I also built a deck to test this format assuming you can use fast mana. this deck 100% wins turn 1 if you get a mountain in the opening 7 and the opponent doesn’t have Force of Will. You can still win turn 1 if you have to mulligan to less than 7 I was just too lazy to check how the math works out with less than 7. All you need to do is cantrip through 24 cards, play and crack the lotus then grapeshot twice for lethal. The cantrips don’t need to be red I just did it because it matched the grape shots. The deck can also be built with more than 3 mountains that is more consistent and doesn’t lower its chance as much in a mulligan but it technically leaves open the chance of whiffing the combo on turn 1 and I thought it made a better point to demonstrate things this way. Also note this deck is not even remotely optimized. It could be made far more efficient and sleek with time and testing.

Deck Jok test

My list is just an example of how I believe the format will play out. Storm-like decks and decks mulling to make sure they open with a Force of Will. If you see a reason it won’t end up like this feel free to point out anything I missed. But I think you need to find a way to limit people in some way.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on JLK's Obeka | Extra Turns #08

1 year ago

St0rmeZ - You can shave off about $2500 just by cutting the 5 big reserve list cards ( Volcanic Island , Tropical Island , Underground Sea , Warrior's Oath , Wheel of Fortune ). The deck would still be expensive, but it would be more in line with your average commander deck.

Regardless, this deck seems (and performed) awesome. I would love to see Mirror March in here for the memes and occasional explosive plays.

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