Belligerent Brontodon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Belligerent Brontodon

Creature — Dinosaur

Each creature you control assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power.

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Belligerent Brontodon Discussion

Romer on Doran's Tough Guy Posse

2 days ago

bobanderson: Since my whole strategy revolves around creatures dealing damage based on Toughness, Belligerent Brontodon and Assault Formation are intentional redundancy for when Doran gets stolen, transformed or is prohibitively expensive to recast.

Having said that, if you know of another Meekstone-type effect, I'm definitely interested!

Hey NV_1980, your Doran deck looks pretty sweet. A very similar theme to mine. Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is pretty cool, but I'm not too focused on lifegain in this deck so I'd pass on it. I tossed in Trostani, Selesnya's Voice for some immediate benefit when I cast my dudes but no real lifegain focus otherwise.

liljramos88 on Sword-n-Shield Dinos

1 week ago

Sorry was not trying to change the deck lol after reading my post it sounded like I did hahahah. Anyways with cards like Belligerent Brontodon and Bellowing Aegisaur, Oketra's Monument seems like a great card to include.

JasonEmaiti on Trostani Lifegain EDH

1 week ago

In all honesty there are a number of underperforming cards in the deck, even though it's pretty strong in my very casual playgroup. I could easily cut out cards like Voyaging Satyr (the deck only has 2 lands it does much with) and some of the other mana dorks and land-grabbing cards. On one hand, I can very consistently avoid mana issues, but on the other hand, it takes up a lot of deck space. It might have too much of a good thing.

Fortified Rampart, Grizzled Leotau, and Looming Altisaur are cheap options for high toughness, but they don't do much else. Of course, I like them because they become threats with Assault Formation or Belligerent Brontodon out, but that doesn't mean they can't be replaced by more powerful cards.

Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, and Suture Priest are redundant, and could be good targets for replacement. You may notice that this deck has a ton of support for ETB lifegain, but not much for token generation. I could definitely stand to have more tokens and populate, which is why Phyrexian Processor or Soul Foundry (along with other token creators) could stand to take the place of some of the weaker or redundant lifegain cards. As it stands, Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy is consistently pretty weak because she doesn't have the token support she wants, and Trostani's populate doesn't always have a target, which isn't what I usually want from my commander.

ZendikariWol on

2 months ago


So 1: Belligerent Brontodon doesn't do a lot of work. In fact it hurts some of your creatures and the only one it helps by more than 1 power is Kinjalli's Caller.

2: Where are Polyraptor, Forerunner of the Empire, Pyrohemia, Etali, Primal Storm, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Knight of the Stampede, Raging Regisaur, Ripjaw raptor , Siegehorn Ceratops, Silverclad Ferocidons, Temple Altisaur, or Trapjaw Tyrant?

How about the noncreatures, like Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, Aura Shards, kindred charge , Blasphemous Act, Chandra, the Firebrand?? ANY SORT OF MANA RAMP?!

bobanderson on Doran's Tough Guy Posse

3 months ago

Belligerent Brontodon and Assault Formation seem redundant, I'd cut for another Meekstone-type effect.

lactobacillus on

4 months ago

Yohoo the good old walls. Theres the expensive Belligerent Brontodon. If you splash a little black Doran, the Siege Tower and Kin-Tree Invocation or perhaps blue Wall of Denial

ToeJam on Doran and his T H I C C companions

4 months ago

There's a couple of Dinos in Ixalan that could work well with your deck:

Verdant Sun's Avatar - Life gain for all those big booties.

Belligerent Brontodon - It's basically a second Doran in case your commander gets stolen.

They're a bit expensive, so maybe just choose one of them.

jakeelephant006 on Gishath is cool

5 months ago

Cards to pull:

Creatures- Belligerent Brontodon, Bonded Horncrest, Generator Servant, Looming Altisaur. Opaline Unicorn, Zhur-Taa Druid

Instants + Sorceries:Fateful Showdown ?, Enter the Unknown, Explore

There are some other cards that aren't that great, but currently you don't have the resources to replace them.

Cards to add from Sideboard:Commune with Dinosaurs, Kinjalli's Caller, Obelisk of Urd, Otepec Huntmaster

Other Recomendations:

Pick up the Huatli Planeswalker deck. It has Huatli, Dinosaur Knight who has great synergy with all dinos along with Burning Sun's Avatar, Sun-Blessed Mount, and Goring Ceratops which are all good dinosaurs themselves. And who knows, maybe you'll draw some of the dinosaurs from Ixalan that you don't have from the booster packs. Also, I'd recommend getting the Feline Ferocity commander deck from C17. It's the cheapest of the set, it's in your colors, and you can break it apart and use at least a third of the cards in there. Not many of the creatures would be of use but there are great commander staples and powerful cards in the the lands, instants, sorceries, arifacts, and enchantments in that deck. These two decks would be good options to help enhance your deck if you don't want to just go out and buy the singles you actually need.

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