Abzan Beastmaster

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Abzan Beastmaster

Creature — Hound Shaman

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if you control the creature with the greatest toughness or tied for the greatest toughness.

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Abzan Beastmaster Discussion

Podkomorka on Pauper EDH Primer

6 days ago

Do you guys like Abzan Beastmaster? I like guys that draw you cards in not so card-drawy colors

Suns_Champion on Doran's Friends with Benefits

2 weeks ago

Hey PJ! Happy to help!

Things I like:

Immediate +1 for the name haha!

Elspeth, Sun's Champion... I mean, obviously.

I like that Sylvan Caryatid I see in there.

Abzan Beastmaster. He's cool.

Suggestions to put in:

You seem lacking in spot removal. Swords to Plowshares, Putrefy, Mortify, Utter End Hero's Downfall or a million other options in black and white.

Belligerent Brontodon is kinda a copy of Doran, just for your guys. Beware his cmc though!

Treefolk Harbinger if you want to go more into the tribal aspect of Doran.

Courser of Kruphix kinda does a similar thing to Oracle of Mul Daya but costs less and has a bigger butt.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim with some mana open, she's a great way to respond to an enemy boardwipe and gain a ton of life.

Grim Contest is a great fight effect that will almost always favor you.

Some to take out:

You have a ton of boardwipes. Maybe that's okay meta wise but you could probably drop the less useful ones like Whirlwind.

Obelisk Spider doesn't really synergize with anything else in the deck.

Painful Truths can be replaced with better draw options.

Kambal, Consul of Allocation seems kind of weak. Maybe it's a meta call.

Other than that, I suggest looking at the top of you curve and determine if those cards are worth it. Do you really need True Conviction or Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper? Etc Etc

Hope some of this helps!

Byuante on [Primer] Doran the Unstoppable

2 weeks ago

Suns_Champion, that coincidence is hilarious!

Timber Protector - Most Doran decks go towards Treefolk Tribal, which I'm not trying to emulate. Because of that, this deck doesn't run many Treefolk. Bastion Protector is strictly better here because of that, but I don't run either as Doran is usually left alone by targeted removal.

Tree of Redemption - Biggest issue with it is the defender, as I'm also trying to avoid most defender creatures (Hence why I don't run Axebane Guardian). I run Perdition because it has the added benefit of sucking the life out of my opponents, and Souls of the Faultless for the same reason/dissuading attacks.

Dusk / Dawn - Great card, good for removal and returning my creatures

Sylvan Caryatid - It's early ramp with a good amount of health. Great suggestion

Kin-Tree Invocation - Yes it will, most of the time, be 2 mana for an 8/8, and that's the problem. I've always had that problem with it, a lot of cards here have negative effects toward cards with high power/same p/t

Chromatic Lantern - Good idea

Also, thanks for pointing out the problem with Triumph of Ferocity, for I thought it was just an enchantment version of Abzan Beastmaster. I've since correct that mistake.

Thanks for the suggestions! Feel free to suggest more :p

Flagellum on Big Booty Gang

2 weeks ago

Can't believe I missed Mentor of the Meek for card draw in my Doran deck. Apparently I haven't updated my deck for a while now. My deck focuses on punishing creatures based on their power. But I have a few ideas to run by you, use them as you wish:

Abzan Beastmaster: card draw

Eidolon of Rhetoric: can neuter some decks and has a nice body to boot.

Guiltfeeder: Possible evasion and can hit for 4 with Doran out. Added damage is better the longer the game goes on.

Kami of Old Stone: I don't care for vanilla critters but this one was too good to pass up

Marble Titan: another Meekstone v2.0

Necroskitter: steals opponent's critters and plays nicely with Obelisk Spider and his infect friends Priests of Norn and Tangle Angler.

Priests of Norn/Tangle Angler: See above, Also can be finishers with cards like Tower Defense ect.

Raving Dead: testing this out. Can be brutal with cards like Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa/Behind the Scenes or after a wrath effect that targets higher powered critters. It's a Quietus Spike with legs.

Sun Titan: recursion

Tree of Redemption: huge with Assault Formation or a last ditch life saver.

Noetic Scales: currently testing but probably the first thing to be cut.

Crackdown, Retribution of the Meek, Wave of Reckoning: all higher power critter punishing cards

My deck if you want more ideas:


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slayingmatt1234 on Knight Elves

1 month ago

Hey man, I don't know your meta (I assume its casual) but let me give some general cheap goodstuff cards that might help your deck and some general advice.

The biggest problems I see with your deck is that 1. It has very few low drops, 2. it has few removal spells, and 3. You need a more solid finisher (I'll explain what I mean). Fortunately Selesnya has plenty of cheap ways to fix all of those problems.

For low drops, Avacyn's Pilgrim is a great ramp card to get your 3 and 4 drops out early, and Qasali Pridemage while not a knight is a great, inexpensive support card for any selesnya deck. If you want specifically knights, then Knotvine Paladin and Student of Warfare are good too. You just want some early board against an aggro deck with haste creatures and stuff.

For removal, on top of Dromoka's Command, which is a great card, you can also put in both Banishing Light and Selesnya Charm as cheap removal spells. Selesnya Charm even doubles as a combat trick, so you can easily replace Seeds of Strength with it.

Now for the finisher, usually in Selesnya the best finishers you can get are either creatures that are big, hard to remove, and have evasion, or creatures that can go wide with token generation. The best example of the first is Sigarda, Host of Herons, who is obviously expensive but worth every penny even if you only want one copy of her (not to mention she's also the badass savior of Innistrad, flavor win!), and of the second, which does fit in your knight theme, is Hero of Bladehold, but who is also more pricy. Currently your finishers here seem to be Collective Blessing and Shield of the Oversoul which are not bad cards but can seriously fall flat if you are playing against say a control deck that counters and removes all your creatures. I guess there is also some Glittering Wish shenanigans but I don't think you need that card, and its 5$ a copy which seems not worth it for what you get. Some budget cards I can suggest off the top of my head that can help you are Terra Stomper or Drogskol Cavalry. You don't even need too many copies of them in your deck as long as you can close out the game consistently. I'd still leave in 2-3 Shield of the Oversoul for its great value.

Some other miscellaneous good stuff suggestions I can make here are Tireless Tracker, Abzan Beastmaster, and Unflinching Courage. Tracker and beastmaster because they can give you natural card draw in selesnya while getting big and courage as an alternate to Shield of the Oversoul that can target mono-colored creatures. In fact you could replace them if you want.

Now for potential cuts, on top of the cards I already mentioned, I think that your weakest cards are Knight of New Alara and Citadel Castellan, because their stats are just plain weak for their cost and only usable if buffed. If you replaced all 8 of those with the lower curved creatures I mentioned earlier, I'm sure that will do wonders for your deck. You still have a strong knight theme while greatly improving your early game. The other card I'm gonna mention is Glittering Wish, which seems well, I don't want to say cheesy, but really out of place. I'd put anything, maybe some more removal in those spots. If your deck feels not consistent, I'd save the money of buying random multicolored cards and just get a few Tireless Trackers or Abzan Beastmasters that draw cards for you.

Well that ended up longer than I thought, hope this helps! Ask me anything if you want more help.

TheVectornaut on Gardenwalls

2 months ago

Unfortunately, Wall of Blossoms is yet to see a modern reprint. That said, cantrip walls are fantastic and I'd recommend playing the full 4 of Carven Caryatid and maybe more Abzan Beastmaster too. I also love Traproot Kami in a mono green deck and I'd run the playset to curve into Overgrown Battlement more often. I don't know how you feel about infinite combos but Umbral Mantle is a relatively easy way to get infinite mana to go nuts with something like Genesis Wave or even Banefire.

Macharius5622 on Selvala's Hydras

2 months ago

Abzan Beastmaster for card advantage?

NV_1980 on Doran and the Treemendous Defoffense

3 months ago

For some Doran-redundancy, I'd suggest adding Assault Formation. Skinshifter is a great creature to add in this deck. Bar the Door could be nice too for some sudden bonuses. Last but not least, Abzan Beastmaster and Phyrexian Arena could provide you with some card-draw.

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