Zuran Orb

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Legality

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

Zuran Orb

Artifact

Sacrifice a land: You gain 2 life.

RambIe on Teneb, the Harvester

2 months ago

@DrukenReaps
i am unable to upload a deck list at this time but here is the template
(30) lands - 21 Basics
(17) Fetch - Pulls lands from library onto the battlefield
(14) Recursion - Pull Cards From GY
(12) Mill/Dredge - Put Cards From Library To GY
(9) Wipe - Wipe Permanents Off The Board
(8) Break - Destroy/Exile Non Land Permenent
(7) Repsond - Instant Speed Response Spells ie Mana Tithe, Bind, Imp's Mischief
(3) Sac Land - Enables White Fetchs Zuran Orb,Squandered Resources, Overgrown Estate

as for mana curveSyr Konrad, the Grim,Thieving Amalgam, & Dreadhound are my high cmc's everything else out side of whats listed are 3 or less

IHATENAMES on Elesh Norn's Anthems & Taxes

3 months ago

Urza's Saga can grab 0 or 1 cmc cards so no esper sentinel. However it is versatile. I don't mainly because I don't have a copy and I don't think it adds enough unless I want the karnstucts

Grave hate Soul-Guide Lantern and there are other great options here.

Ramp Sol Ring the suspend sol ring Mana Crypt your power9 artifact ramp

Equipment/utility niche maybe maybe not like Shadowspear for alot of good effects

baubles/spellbomb for 1 off card draw and a maybe useful effect

Retrofitter Foundry token generation

Recursion Codex Shredder underrated gem

I'm sure there are some combos with it for example copying the ability and tutoring something or getting a combo piece that fits with it like Zuran Orb for Fastbond and Crucible of Worlds can grab Grind Stone for Painter's Servant combo

Bad parts Can't get artifact lands too sadly but still can be worth it. And nothing that is 1 color or no 0 in the mana cost part of the card. Hope this helps.

AstroAA on Convoluted Combos

3 months ago

jaymc1130 Yeah, that's what surprised me about it - the only core card to the combo I'm not already running in my Titania deck is Aluren, and even then it turns on a bunch of other creatures and combos in the deck if I were to add it. Plus, you could also get infinite creatures if Titania, Protector of Argoth herself is out since I'm already sac'ing the lands to Zuran Orb.

Niko9 It took me a second, but oh my god I love it. That's fantastic.

AstroAA on Convoluted Combos

3 months ago

So I was reading a post by jaymc1130 (found here) where he talks about Summer Bloom combos, and as someone who runs a Titania, Protector of Argoth land combo deck, I got to thinking on how I could somehow try to incorporate a combo where lands can infinitely ETB and LTB. So, I got to thinking on how I could possibly abuse Summer Bloom to accomplish this. After a couple iterations, I finally settled on this monstrosity:

My Monstrosity

I decided to use a flow chart maker to try and illustrate the method to my madness. I tried to group each card with similar variations that could be acceptable substitutes. For example, on the left side with Crucible of Worlds, Ramunap Excavator, and Ancient Greenwarden you could use any one of those three to accomplish the task that needs to be performed - that being playing lands from the graveyard to play. Likewise on the right side of the picture, the group of five cards I view as methods to try and protect the combo. The arrows point towards what the previous card uses; like Aluren points to Eternal Witness which points to Summer Bloom which points to the Forests, etc.

You could also use Cloudstone Curio to bounce the Eternal Witness, but I feel like Cloudstone Curio combos are cheating. Disregard that little top right corner because I realized after I made it that little corner in it of itself generates infinite mana really easily with Aluren and Concordant Crossroads. Oh well. I also should've moved Lotus Cobra to where the Vernal Bloom and Heartbeat of Spring is, but I digress.

If you want an explanation on how the combo works, I'll put an accordion block with it here. That way you can try and figure it out for yourself if you want.

So this combo at it's bare bones requires at least 13 mana worth of permanents on the board at the start, (Aluren = 4, Temur Sabertooth = 4, Zuran Orb = 0, Crucible of Worlds = 3, Lotus Cobra = 2), and two mana floating/available to you in addition to three forests. These forests can either be tapped or untapped, or don't even need to be in play; they just need to be there for Summer Bloom.

At a minimum, the combo follows as such:

  • 1. Cast Summer Bloom, playing three additional Forests. With Lotus Cobra out, you have six mana floating, (three from Cobra, three from the forests).
  • 2. Cast Eternal Witness for free with Aluren, recurring the Summer Bloom
  • 3. Sacrifice the forests to Zuran Orb.
  • 4. Cast Summer Bloom, going down to four mana floating, and playing the three forests from your graveyard to the battlefield netting an additional six mana for a total of 10 floating mana.
  • 5. Bounce the Eternal Witness with Temur Sabertooth, going down to 8 floating mana.
  • 6. Cast Eternal Witness for free with Aluren, recurring the Summer Bloom.
  • 7. Sacrifice the forests to Zuran Orb
  • 8. Cast Summer Bloom, going down to 6 floating mana, and playing the three forests from your graveyard to the battlefield netting an additional six mana for a total of 12 mana.
  • 9. Repeat from step 5.

Holy shit. Now that I think about it, you might not need Aluren. You could theoretically just do it with Eternal Witness, but I'm not going to work through that math. When I did it with my head, you netted two mana every time because of the cost of Summer Bloom and Temur Sabertooth's ability. Feel free to yell at me or correct me in the comments. I am very bad at math.

So yeah. This is definitely a mess and probably unfeasible to pull off in games, but I had fun coming up with it regardless.

Do you all know of any convoluted combos like this? I'm quite interested in seeing them!

wallisface on Sultai Land

4 months ago

S28Destro:

LandoLRodriguez on Earth, Windgrace, Fire

5 months ago

cavacinig Thanks, my Windgrace deck has evolved some over time and I plan on keeping it updated. Landfall is one of my favorite mechanics in Magic, so I've tried to create what I think of as a "landfall toolbox" with as many varying effects as possible, such as Caustic Crawler's unique -1/-1 ability. While Moraug, Fury of Akoum's ability is also unique to landfall, I've chosen not to include him. My general strategy is to sort of sit back until I have a totally overwhelming force and essentially only need to attack once. Moraug provides sort of a "win more" condition to me that doesn't seem necessary. That being said though, that's just my opinion and if you wanna swing multiple times per turn with Moraug, Go for it!

Titania, Protector of Argoth, on the other hand, I would highly recommend. I have to disagree with AscendedLandfalls and assert that Titania will prove valuable even without relying heavily on straight up land sac outlets like Zuran Orb or Squandered Resources. With Titania out there, one Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + any Crucible of Worlds effect + multiple lands drops allowed in a turn = a whole bunch of chunky elementals per turn. I like getting value for lands coming and going, and behind The Gitrog Monster, Titania provides the best value for lands leaving.

As far as your other inclusions, you're gonna love Lotus Cobra. The mana generation he creates is insane. Grazing Gladehart is certainly expendable since you get the landfall life gain effect from both Retreat to Kazandu and Retreat to Hagra. As far as Ground Assault, it certainly can do a large amount of one time damage, but in my deck at least I rely on Akoum Hellkite for direct damage. Combine him with deathtouch from Retreat to Hagra and he becomes a removal machine! All this is to say that I'd put Ground Assault on the chopping block as well.

That's all for now I suppose, I hope this helps some and keep on brewing! LANDS MATTER!

zapyourtumor on Naya Saga Loam

5 months ago

You can't play Jegantha as companion with Ayula, but you can actually play Zirda, the Dawnwaker which is better anyways.

I don't think Zuran Orb is worth running without Titania.

Relic is also kind of bad for your own graveyard stuff so I'd run Soul-Guide Lantern.

Defied-27 on Hans Gruber likes this deck (Budget)

7 months ago

Jackfrost23 Thanks so much for your input! I love the suggestion of Zuran Orb now that Titania, Protector of Argoth is a viable option. The only reason I won't include Crucible of Worlds and Urza's Saga is because I'm trying to work on a budget, but they are great additions never the less. I think the most debatable slot is Territorial Scythecat and Rampaging Baloths. I just like these cards and I'm finding myself not beeing able to kill my darlings :D

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