My deck needs budget mana fixing

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I can't afford any of the expensive Dual Lands so I need cheap alternatives. Any better Ideas?

Here are the alterations I would make:

 - 4 [C]Tainted Field[/c]
+ 4 Shimmering Grotto 

- 3 FarSeek
- 1 Mulch
+ 4 Prophetic Prism

- 1 Mulch
+ 1 Rampant Growth

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Murmuring Bosk isn't that expensive anymore. Painlands are quite cheap Brushland, Caves of Koilos, Llanowar Wastes (Pine Barrens, Salt Flats). the vivid lands are good budget mana fixers: Vivid Marsh, Vivid Meadow, Vivid Grove.
Here is a link to a thread that gives you budget lands:

community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...

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Avacyn's Pilgrim/Llanowar Elves/Elves of Deep Shadow/Viridian Acolyte can help as turn 1 drops.

Llanowar Dead/Quirion Elves

Prophetic Prism/ gives card draw+mana fixing.

Transguild Promenade/Shimmering Grotto

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Vessel of Endless Rest/Chromatic Lantern/Gilded Lotus


I can't really cut anything but the land fetch cards to run your none land suggestions(weighing advantage of multch Etc. VS Your suggetions) as for the lands I wanted to avoid the EBT of the guildgates, but hadn't thought of the others thanks.

Here are the alterations I would make:

 - 4 [C]Tainted Field[/c]
+ 4 Shimmering Grotto 

- 3 FarSeek
- 1 Mulch
+ 4 Prophetic Prism

- 1 Mulch
+ 1 Rampant Growth


Is the grotto worth the drawback of being down a land? That's why I went Field over Orzov Guildgate. I like your other suggestions but I like multch for the chance of droping an angel in the yard for rites, should I use Buried Alive for that instead?

Murmuring Bosk isn't that expensive anymore. Painlands are quite cheap Brushland, Caves of Koilos, Llanowar Wastes (Pine Barrens, Salt Flats). the vivid lands are good budget mana fixers: Vivid Marsh, Vivid Meadow, Vivid Grove.

Shouldn't I just use Guildgates over the bosk? Same result in this deck. I don't like pain lands(just my preferance, nothing wrong with them).

Here is a link to a thread that gives you budget lands:

community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...


This was EXACTLY what I wanted, something showing me what the best options were. THANKS!
Shouldn't I just use Guildgates over the bosk? Same result in this deck.


if you happen to have a tri-colored guildgate, then yes. ;) .. but since you don't like painlads, bos k is probably not for you
if you happen to have a tri-colored guildgate, then yes. ;) .. but since you don't like painlads, bos k is probably not for you



Sorry I didn't notice that it gave you green, makes more sense now
gemstone mine and the lairs are funny. crosis's catacombs (one for each of the shards).

All of them are about a dollar a piece the last time I checked and all of them can be used the turn they come into play. (tha mana hit for both come later instead of earlier).

Run a prismatic omen as well and maybe an urborg, tomb of yawgmoth and your gemstoones do not have to use their inherent ability to produce mana. Since you are in green anyway this is trivial. You can also run a playset of a common crop rotation to always be able to find the urborg. Both white and black have good tutors to find the prismatic omen.
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gemstone mine and the lairs are funny. crosis's catacombs (one for each of the shards).



When I hear budget mana base/color fixing/etc one of my first thoughts is normaly Gemstone Mine + Lairs, left it yout here since the OP has a wedge-colored deck. .. really time for some wedge-colored tri-lands!
Yup, a good set of wedge lairs would be awesome. I really want the red, white, and blue one. Draconis americanus lair ;)

I still do not understand why they printed guildgates instead of bounce lands. That seems to me to be a poor design choice.

What they really need is a storage land worth a damn. gemstone array really should have been a land instead. The old storage lands are just not good enough, but one that could tap for a colorless or add a counter for 2 mana might be.
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Well, the Time Spiral storage lands DO tap for colorless... Tongue Out
Is the grotto worth the drawback of being down a land?

It's a great budget mana fixer - and don't forget that it taps for  anyways.

I like multch for the chance of droping an angel in the yard for rites

I don't particularly feel like itt's worth keeping around (at the expense of mana fixing) for that off-chance - you would still be running 2 Mulch anyways don't forget.

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I use calciform pools in certain weird decks and the slagheap has interested me in proliferate decks, but even so those storage lands are not quite good enough in actual play.

The one I use most is actually tendo ice bridge or gemstone mine. They need to make one an artifact land, or let it accumulate better, or let it be any color, to really make it work.

All things considered though shimmering grotto aint bad. It just does not match up to the vivids plus reflecting pool for 5 color. And looks downright anemic next to gemstone mines plus lairs or other bounce and/or type adds.

When I go non budget though (which I might as well since I have them already) I run 5 color as
4 lotus vale
4 gemstone mine
4-8 bounce of some kind
and 4 reflecting pool

Usually running birds in the 1cmc slot and probably a life from the loam. It is almsot the definition of non budget though.
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