Adamaro, First to Desire

Adamaro, First to Desire

Legendary Creature — Spirit

Adamaro, First to Desire's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in the hand of the opponent with the most cards in hand.

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Rare

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Noble Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal

Adamaro, First to Desire Discussion

Kiran_M on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Adamaro, First to Desire


Creature- Nightmare

When ~ enters the battlefield, you lose half your life, rounded up.

Lifeleecher's power and toughness are each equal to the life total of the opponent with the highest life total.



Now make a mechanic for a Ravnica set (RTRTRTR), where the guilds ally and you end up with the same combos as the Bond Cycle from WAR. Here's an example for Boros-Gruul (Naya):

Righteous Fury - You may have this creature enter the battlefield with {Some kind of bonus}. If you do, it gains "This creature must attack each turn if able"

Raging_Squiggle on Commanders that create an interesting ...

5 months ago

So, I have a similar deck with a creature from the same cycle: Adamaro, First to Desire . It’s quite entertaining and the deck is full of free, no-downside draw for my opponents to keep him big, followed by Fling -ish spells or spells that deal damage equal to cards in hand. It’s rather fun watching my opponents try to get hellbent to make him smaller, which only helps a mono-red deck not lose horribly.

Darth_Savage on R/B draw

1 year ago

Kederekt Parasite, only works if you have a red permanent (Artifact, Enchantment, Creature or Planeswalker), you don't have any. Your playing in a similar space to Owling Mine (Ebony Owl Netsuke) decks, but wanting to leverage discard, so Gnat Miser might make more sense as a 1 drop creature. There are a couple of 3 drop creatures which are worth considering too Master of the Feast and Adamaro, First to Desire. Lastly here are a couple of spells that cause hand discard and draw; Reforge the Soul and Wheel of Fate and one that plays well with Burning Inquiry if you keep it Runeflare Trap. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew.

Maringam on howling owl

1 year ago

I'd replace the Reality Shifts with Lightning Bolts, and the Adamaro, First to Desires with Snapcasters.

Draw_Wurm on Most Obscure/unknown commanders/cards for the ...

3 years ago

Hey Crayonmuffin. There's some great suggestions here from people, and really like Eiti3's brew ideas. I brewed mine on a similar line of thinking. I took a look on EDHREC for commanders with few decks and picked out Adamaro, First to Desire and brewed it around "cards in hands and artifacts matter". It's got fun cards, a few bombs and some interesting effects:

Shoot that Adamaro: Adamaro EDH Primer

Commander / EDH Draw_Wurm


The Kamigawa legends are generally quite good to brew around in the way that some are a bit odd. For example if you're looking for something that makes games interesting then cards like Horobi, Death's Wail that subtly change how opponents have to play can be fun.

Angry Gray Beard did a good blog series about obscure Commander tech here which I found quite useful for stuff you don't always see:

Draw_Wurm on Blockers and defences that don't ...

3 years ago

Interested in people's experience/wisdom. I'm trying to work on the creature mix in my Adamaro deck. The aim of the deck is to durdle and play group hug draw and balance that with cards that slow our opponents' ability to take advantage such as War's Toll. We try not to make ourselves conspicuous and then launch a big threat late on (Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Blightsteel Colossus, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth) or bleed our opponents out using Repercussion\Vicious Shadows and small ping damage.

Shoot that Adamaro through my deck

Commander / EDH* Draw_Wurm


Cards like Meekstone feel like they draw a lot of immediate hate and attention. Ditto Winter Orb and Torpor Orb and other cards that shut things down. Silent Arbiter and Smoke also feel like they may draw some hate.

Teferi's Puzzle Box has worked well because it disrupts strategies but doesn't cut access to cards.

At the minute I'm using Adamaro, First to Desire itself as a cheap cmc chump blocker that tends to fluctuate between being a 4/4 and a 7/7. Early game we use cards like Soldevi Sentry because it boosts Adamaro and is a regenerating shield to subtly discourage people, which seems to work.

I've just recently swapped in Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs as a ghostly prison effect. I'm also trying Masticore, again for the regeneration, it's inbuilt Pyrohemia and the fact we don't care too much about discard.

Other blockers I looked at include Jhoira's Toolbox and Living Wall as other regenerating blockers, and alternatively Sentinel as something that scales with the threat.

Mogg Maniac offers something a bit different.

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