Beast of Burden

Beast of Burden

Artifact Creature — Golem

Beast of Burden's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creatures on the battlefield.

Beast of Burden Discussion

zombiewarfare on Riku of Two Reflections

8 months ago

Riku is a fun commander and can be built many ways. Generally, you want creatures with useful or powerful enter the battlefield abilities to make token copies of and generate extra ETB triggers and spells that scale up well when copied. Acidic Slime , for example is a fantastic creature for this deck. Using the ability plus the cost of the creature is mana intensive, so some more ramp might be useful. Creature ramp like Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf can be copied once your commander is put and ramp you early while for spell based ramp it is hard to beat Nature's Lore , Cultivate , and Kodama's Reach . Some recursion like Eternal Witness , Regrowth , and Archaeomancer can get key stuff back that has been destroyed and refill your hand as the game goes on. Cuts I would make to make room for some of those things would be Chalice of Life  Flip since you are not doing much life gain, and some of the more generic creatures like Beast of Burden , Turntimber Basilisk , and some of the other big beaters. Oh, also, Mulldrifter . Amazing and super extra amazing if copied with Riku.

Pal00ka on

1 year ago

Cackling Counterpart, Fated Infatuation & Supplant Form could be especially fun in here with other creatures like Darksteel Juggernaut, Beast of Burden or Mage-Ring Responder!

passascats on Alesha- the Merry Mardu Murderess

2 years ago

Here are some targets I like to get with Alesha:
Beast of Burden
Pack Rat
Malignus
Ignition Team
Drakestown Forgotten
Spike Cannibal (this one kind of depends on your meta, but it can wreck an Atraxa or Ramos deck).

Pal00ka on Rakdrazi

3 years ago

I'm going to suggest you change this completely, here it goes! :)

Golems. Big golems. Go golem tribal like Altar Golem, Colossus of Sardia, Platinum Emperion, Phyrexian Colossus, Mage-Ring Responder, Colossus of Akros, etc.

But a weakness is many do not untap...but wait! Artifacts like Magewright's Stone, Voltaic Construct, Thousand-Year Elixir, Clock of Omens, Voltaic Key, etc. do just that. More fun though can be had with Threaten effects that you can use either on opponents' stuff or to untap your own. Interactive decks few!

A fun twist would be to have Bosh, Iron Golem out + Hijack, etc + Liquimetal Coating/Silverskin Armor to fling any of their creatures back into their faces.

And there's lots of fun utility golems to abuse. Ancestral Statue can bounce a big guy who attacked and just recast cheaply due to Rakdos' ability. Solemn Simulacrum is a staple. Beast of Burden takes advantage of token decks. Glass Golem's art looks wicked ;). Precursor Golem can add in some 1-shot draw spells like Crimson Wisps to draw a ton if lucky. Sundering Titan for fun control.

Feldon of the Third Path, Daretti, Scrap Servant, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Tuktuk the Explorer, and Urabrask the Hidden are all legendaries that play nicely with a theme like this I think.

So keep your burn/damage to activate Rakdos' ability, add some haste enabler like Fervor so your golems can attack upon entering, include fun enchantments like Blood Mist, Flameshadow Conjuring, and Mana Echoes.

Bezter on Karn EDH

3 years ago

Not really sure if it fits but a colorless card for multiplayer games/creature decks I like is Beast of Burden. I have it in my Selesnya creature deck Selesnya Spam

carpecanum on The Thopternator

3 years ago

Mirror Gallery would let you use Blade of Selves on your boss or the legendary eldrazi.

Snake Basket can make a lot of tokens

Beast of Burden can get huge.

WitchD0kta on Anything Can Happen When You Don't Have A Color

3 years ago

In my opinion you have considerably too many artifacts and not nearly enough creatures. Cards like Hangarback Walker and Thopter Assembly will help you keep creatures on the baord, especially since large bodies like It That Betrays and Artisan of Kozilek invite removal. Darksteel Juggernaut is a strong choice since you run many artifacts and artifact creatures. For small bodies I recommend some of the Myr creatures like Palladium Myr. Psychosis Crawler is also a strong choice considering the multiplayer format. With all of the large creatures in your deck Eldrazi Mimic and Deceiver of Form are also powerful. Matter Reshaper is also a generally strong colorless card even if he pulls a large card. If you choose to go more swarm focused as with the thopter cards then Beast of Burden is quite powerful. Blight Herder is a strong ramp card that helps you get your Kozilek out early. You need lots of ramp to sustain the large creatures in your deck so using Burnished Hart to grab Wastes is helpful. These are just off the top of my head but I hope it helps

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