Search your library for a permanent card with converted mana cost X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
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Wargate occurrence in decks from the last year
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1 month ago
Hello! Thanks for the comment on my deck! I'll see what I can do.
Ok so I see a lot in the way of aggro and not a lot of answers to problems. Don't get me wrong, dedicated aggro decks can be devastating; but they need to be quick and those cards are almost exclusively in red. This deck looks like it kicks off around turn 3-5 so we want to be able to do stuff in the early game. Bant is a color scheme that lends itself well to defensive tactics rather than harming opponents; this can take the form of protection, buffing creatures, or stalling until our game-plan can get off the ground. Now at the end of the day that game-plan is still "turn creatures sideways", so we want to make sure that the creatures we select are aggressive; but, the control colors in our deck (white and blue) can provide us with a fair amount of answers to problems that we can use both early and mid game to ensure our victory.
So what we want from the deck is:
1) Board Control/Stall Tactics 2) Protection 3) Card Advantage 4) Aggressive creatures
Often times these categories can overlap. For example: a creature with hexproof. That fills the "aggressive creature" and "protection" categories so that means we're getting more value out of just that one card, which is what we want. Variety is both the spice of life and the answer to our deck-building conundrum. So we want to make sure that our card selection is refined. So lets break each category down.
Board Control/Stall Tactics
I love the options Bant gives us for board control. Green has a lot of artifact/enchantment removal, white has a lot of good spot removal in the form of "exile" which gets around that pesky indestructible ability, and blue often bounces things off the board or counters things. So what options are best? Honestly, its up to you. But remember that the more options that a card gives you the more value you get out of it. Here are a couple of my favorite board control cards in Bant:
That should give you enough options to play with and see which ones you like best.
Protection spells are many and can come in many different forms, but ultimately it comes down to making sure our permanents stay permanent. For us this is most likely gonna be about protecting our creatures. Some of my favorite protection spells in Bant are:
The longer our creature(s) stay on the field the more likely we are to win.
This can either mean card draw, digging through our library, or just straight up tutoring. Some good options are:
By giving ourselves card advantage, we can find solutions to problems a lot faster.
And finally we get to the bread and butter of the deck, the creatures. Now the mechanic we're working with is the Exalted mechanic, which states that if the player attacks with exactly one creature, then each card with Exalted (including the attacker) will grant that lone attacker +1/+1. This aggro tactic minimizes casualties in battle but doesn't reduce the armies strength during the attack phase. So the more instances of exalted we have the more powerful our lone attacker is. Here are some cards worth looking at into for this combat style:
With these creatures at our disposal, opponents will often find it hard to outgrow our aggressive playstyle.
Now keep in mind that the exalted mechanic itself is very aggressive and simultaneously acts as the "buff" aspect of our defensive tactics that mentioned near the top. So we need little in the way actual buffing spells like Giant Growth; that leaves much more room open for including a lot more control and card advantage spells. Ultimately what you pick is up to you but try using the cards I've listed above as the basis of your card selection and go from there. Cross reference which cards fall into multiple categories for the best options possible. I don't want to just straight up give you a decklist, I want you to choose the cards yourself and make a deck that's entirely your own. I hope my longwinded advice helped LOL happy deck building.
1 month ago
Hey, nice version.
Consider cutting a few of the least good creatures/cards for some tutors within the budget to get the better cards?
- Idyllic Tutor > Ior Ruin Expedition
- Eladamri's Call > Destructive Revelry
- Wargate > Patron of the Moon
- Crop Rotation > Ghirapur Orrery
- Chord of Calling > Meloku the Clouded Mirror
- Neoform > Courser of Kruphix
- Eldritch Evolution > Rampaging Baloths
- Nylea's Intervention > Migration Path
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hey, with such a high budget consider cutting a few of the least good cards for some tutors to search for the better creatures/cards?
- Eladamri's Call > Courser of Kruphix
- Enlightened Tutor > Spitfire Lagac
- Wargate > Decimate
- Chord of Calling > Path to Exile
For landfall Harrow and Roiling Regrowth are both better than Cultivate and Kodama's Reach since they put two basic lands onto the battlefield at once. Even at instant speed to trigger Omnath twice on an opponent's turn.
I'm a little confused by the manabase. You have many great Fetch lands, but no Shock lands to search for with Fetches? That's the power of Fetch lands is they can search for dual lands that are two or more different land types. You pay 2 life to have a Shock land ETB untapped and that's nothing when you can gain 4 life each turn with landfall from Omnath.
- Hallowed Fountain > Seachrome Coast
- Stomping Ground > Timbercrown Pathway
- Temple Garden > Branchloft Pathway
- Steam Vents > 1x Island
- Sacred Foundry > Pillarverge Pathway
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
For further consideration: I would only include Wargate if you keep running into situations where you have tons of available mana but no cards to make use of it.
1 month ago
Hm... I personally like Wargate, it might be a good card in a situation where you have a lot of mana but nothing good on your hand to fuel it into. But what would you cut for it?
1 month ago
Is Wargate a tutor we should consider adding?
1 month ago
Hey, good budget version of Omnath. Nice Sylvan Library :)
For around $25 you could make several budget improvements. Some budget staples in Commander for four colors to consider adding:
- Sol Ring: at TCGPlayer it's less than $3.
- Command Tower: it's less than $1.
- Arcane Signet: it's less than $3.
- Exotic Orchard
- Canopy Vista: it's less than $2.
- Cinder Glade: it's less than $1.
- Prairie Stream: it's less than $1.
Some budget cards for landfall to consider adding:
- Zendikar's Roil: repeatable 2/2 Elementals.
- Felidar Retreat: repeatable counters on all creatures you control including Omnath or repeatable 2/2 Cats.
- Risen Reef: can put a land onto the battlefield tapped or any other card into your hand and has good repeatable interaction with Elementals especially Zendikar's Roil and Omnath, Locus of Rage.
- Harrow: search for and put two basic lands onto the battlefield untapped.
- Springbloom Druid: search for and put two basic lands onto the battlefield tapped.
- Llanowar Scout: can play any land from your hand.
- Knight of the Reliquary: repeatable land tutor to search for any land and put it onto the battlefield.
- Growth Spiral
- Simic Growth Chamber
- Gruul Turf
- Selesnya Sanctuary
- Izzet Boilerworks
Land ramp that puts two lands onto the battlefield at the same time to trigger Omnath twice is helpful. Chamber, Turf, Sanctuary and Boilerworks are called Bounce lands and they can give you more chances to have lands in your hand to play to trigger landfall. They can also bounce themselves back to your hand which gives you at least one land drop each turn for landfall.
Omnath can benefit from some mana sinks to be able to consistently use the four mana he makes:
- Kessig Wolf Run: it's less than $1, repeatable trample and pump Omnath's power.
- Gavony Township: it's less than $1, repeatable counters for all creatures you control.
- Rogue's Passage: make Omnath unblockable to do Commander damage.
- Simic Ascendancy: repeatable counters and can be a win condition with counters only needing 20. Has very good interaction with Felidar Retreat and Gavony Township since these put a counter on each creature you control meaning each creature counts as putting one counter on Ascendancy.
- Wargate: Mystery Booster version is less than $2. Tutor for any permanent card and put it onto the battlefield.
If you're interested in these suggestions I offer more advice about cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.
2 months ago
1empyrean thanks for the suggestions! I'm not the biggest fan of Cascading Cataracts not that it doesn't have its positive points just it's not needed; our mana is all ready very good between the fetches/duals/shocks/rainbows and omnath himself gives us a nice ritual effect most of the time. Though if you're pressed on budget it's awesome. I actually like Emeria Shepherd quite a bit, with Dryad of the Ilysian Grove in play we can do some pretty sick stuff with it; I'm just going to have trouble figuring out what to cut. Additionally, I'd probably add in Prismatic Omen for even more synergy. Wargate is a cool versatile tutor and can even snag us lands if need be it warrants some testing. I was thinking of adding in a Worldgorger Dragon combo in here but I wasnt sure if I wanted to make this competitive or not; Realm Razer feels like it'll have heavy combo potential so I'll probably do it some testing too. Ruin Ghost was actually a consideration during my brewing process, I thought it'd be neat to run it with Retreat to Coralhelm for infinate landfall triggers but decided against it. Lastly, I do like Genesis Ultimatum but it does have a restrictive cost and a bit too high of a cmc for my tastes.