Legendary Creature — Giant
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Axelrod Gunnarson this turn dies, you gain 1 life and Axelrod deals 1 damage to target player.
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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Axelrod Gunnarson Discussion
1 month ago
Card draw is not a necessity in EDH. There are other ways to gain card advantage besides explicitly drawing a card and there are other resource advantages to consider besides cards. There are plenty of ways to build a mono-white deck that make it viable at low to mid power tables. At high powered tables not all strategies or commanders are going to be viable. This may mean that you find white's tools are not efficient enough. But to me that is the same as complaining that Axelrod Gunnarson isn't viable at high power tables. Splash a color if you are that concerned about drawing FFS.
3 months ago
From Alpha to Ice Age block: Earthbind Wyluli Wolf Shahrazad Phyrexian Gremlins Vampire Bats Timber Wolves Stasis Tidal Influence Homarid Shaman Axelrod Gunnarson Mystic Might Kjeldoran Dead Kelsinko Ranger Illusionary Wall Goblin Rimerunner Dystopia Brine Shaman Blizzard Specter Balduvian Shaman Adarkar Unicorn Rimefeather Owl Orcish Squatters Skeleton Ship Tresserhorn Skyknight Aesthir Glider (variation 2) Lord of Tresserhorn
Good news for Group Hug decks! Phelddagrif
5 months ago
While I've read all of your articles, I cannot recall if you've addressed this particular subject (whether directly or indirectly) in magic. Can you talk about the evolution of power in creatures? For example, Legends has creatures like Adun Oakenshield , Angus Mackenzie , and Axelrod Gunnarson (not to exclude the others). While Throne of Elderaine (a standard set) is producing a card called Kenrith, the Returned King which is a creature with much more utility than most. Deathrite Shaman is even (jokingly) considered to be a "planeswalker" for all intents and purposes because of the utility. While not creatures per se, Theros gave us the legendary artifacts that have multiple purposes such as Bow of Nylea . There are multiple patterns of cards that Wizards is pushing that seem to be more utility based than just brute power. If this makes sense, is it worth considering an article?
3 years ago
Welcome to my area of expertise. I love building decks nobody has ever thought up and using cards that are purely jank. I'll name a commander and then couple cards people have either forgot or think are useless and a general theme you could play (no pressure to play it that way).
And those are just the "A's" when I searched on gatherer for all legendary creatures. I could go on, but it's up to your creativity. If you like what I'm pitchin, feel free to either take one of these ideas or do some research of your own on a commander you might want to do something phunky with.
3 years ago
I've always loved Indestructible Aura, it's a terrible card and is not only not an aura but it doesn't give anything indestructible. Regardless, I feel like the art is just too metal not to include. While also a terrible card, Axelrod Gunnarson seems like he fits right in seeing as his name could easily belong to the lead guitarist of a metal band.
3 years ago
I would argue that Melira, Sylvok Outcast does belong in tier 4 rather than 5, since there are a couple of combos with her and persist creatures like Woodfall Primus that are truly devastating if you have a sacrafice outlet and not that hard to fire off. Melira is by no means consistantly broken or the best choice for a mono green deck, but I have seen lists that are fairly competetive. I just think that it is unfair to give her the same grade as Axelrod Gunnarson, because she is a key card in many combos you can assemble fairly quick with all the creature tutors green has.