Abzan Beastmaster

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Fate Reforged Uncommon
Promo Set 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

LeaPlath on Sapling, Hell-Spawn Of Colfenor

18 hours ago

Quite light on the draw. I would include either a draw engine like Necropotence or something like Phyrexian Arena and Ancient Craving.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper might not be a treefolk, but they help.

Verdeloth the Ancient is a lord who can also vomit a lot of tokens down.

Abzan Beastmaster is some draw power.

Gift of the Deity, Burgeoning, Cankerous Thirst, Rending Vines, Life/Death, Worldslayer all seem a bit lakcluster. I get what you are going for with World but it isn't that amazing. Swiftfoot Boots seem great for this very voltronny deck.

sonnet666 on Orcpocalypse

1 week ago

MLD is great for aggro because it basically puts everybody else on pause while you attack them to death. Basically every deck that aims to win though combat damage should have it IMO.

That being said, why no Boom/Bust or Winter Orb? I don't really see what Wildfire or Destructive Force have going for them other than clearing out blockers, and in a creature based deck that usually means clearing out half of your own board too.

As for draw, I don't know PartyJ recommended cutting Regal Force and Shamanic Revelation. Those two, along with Collective Unconscious, are some of green's best tools for picking up large chunks of your deck. This deck isn't tokens though, so I'm not sure how much gas you were getting out of these. If you were drawing less than 6 cards on average than they're not worth it and you should go with power based draw. Rishkar's Expertise is a beautiful card, but there's also Soul's Majesty, Life's Legacy, and Momentous Fall. Also Abzan Beastmaster, Elemental Bond, and Garruk's Packleader are oft-overlooked gems for creature based decks.

Don't play Harmonize. It's like wonderbread. It's such a staple that everyone thinks of it, but there are tons of better options. Acidic Slime is the same way.

Rzepkanut on Anafenza, the Bolsterer

2 weeks ago

Got a few ideas for you and your partner...Abzan Beastmaster, Inspiring Call, Night Soil, Bojuka Bog + all 3x of the bouncing dual lands like Selesnya Sanctuary for some extra graveyard hate. Happy gathering!

LittleBlueHero on Necrotic Arachnidism

2 months ago

As an avid tribal player I just wanted to pop in and let you know:

A deck can still be tribal if it runs more than one type of creature. If 90% of your creatures are spiders, its still spider tribal. Don;t be afraid to run a couple off type creatures to help your deck run smoother. For instance if I am in green I am always running Eternal Witness. Grave Sifter is another card that has proved incredibly useful in my spider deck.

Abzan Beastmaster has proven to be a cheap and relatively effective way to keep the spiders coming and Deathcap Cultivator fits with your delirium theme and love of deathtouch while helping you get to Ish just a little sooner.

The new card Lifecrafter's Bestiary is something I am going to try out for draw as well. Phyrexian Arena on its own wasn't cutting it.

If you are having trouble attacking with your low power dudes Cover of Darkness can be a game winner against any non-black deck.

Lastly if you want a solid delirium enabler Autumnal Gloom  Flip has been great when I have played it. Turning it into a creature is just a bonus.

Rzepkanut on Overwhelming Horror

2 months ago

Nice deck! Got a few ideas while looking...

Abzan Beastmaster, Rishkar's Expertise, Triumph of Ferocity, Garruk Wildspeaker

Ishi_lives on Built Doran Tough

3 months ago

johnito, thanks for the suggestions. Mentor of the Meek seems like such a no brainer. I will likely try Abzan Beastmaster and Mind's Eye as well. Sylvan Library might be added if I pick up a spare copy, and if I'm still not happy with the card draw I will try your other picks. Thanks again.

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