Berserk

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Berserk

Instant

Cast Berserk only before the combat damage step.

Target creature gains trample and gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is its power. At the beginning of the next end step, destroy that creature if it attacked this turn.

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Berserk Discussion

Spirits on Arahbo, Xenagos... for Cats EDH

22 hours ago

Hi SynergyBuild,

Thanks for the feedback.

Basically my goal is, understandably starting with a Selesnya () Tier:4 Commander in Arahbo, Roar of the World

I am not trying to Aggro 40 damage faster than a cEDH can combo, I'll never beat a Kess, Dissident Mage or Teferi, Temporal Archmage as a couple examples.

What i've tried to construct, so far:

1) Tutor Lost Leonin, I'm tutor/consistency focused, and always looking for more Tutors (Still a work in progress)

2) Eliminate the threat cEDH Commander with Aggro Infect | Lost Leonin (+2) + Eminence (+3) Ajani, Caller of the Pride (+5) or Berserk (+5) or Duelist's Heritage (+5) or Silverblade Paladin (+5) = 10 Infect

3) Hit an Alternate Win-Con: Archangel of Thune + Spike Feeder or Triumph of the Hordes or Chord of Calling > Felidar Sovereign

I'm also not really Voltron, I'm not looking to just pump one cat into a 40 damage system, I try and have equipment that can answer some different threat/protection goals, and try and Flash/Instant/ equip cost to utilize.

I started this deck out of the Feline Ferocity C17 Deckboxes, mostly because my spouse likes 2/2 Cat Tribal so it's a way to encourage her to be engaged in playing when 2/2 Zombie (just an example) aren't of any interest. It's been tough, there are quite a few Arahbo, Roar of the World decks builds out there, but so many different strategies, I'm really trying to find/work a winning strategy.

So I guess, playing this deck in cEDH, it's been a developmental process and a learning experience, like the power of Alms Collector vs Grixis () Commanders.

As an experienced cEDH player, do you have any suggestions on how to bring Arahbo, Roar of the World into a cEDH build that you would be comfortable with the #tag?

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! How does Selesnya () without or ? How can I be faster or as fast with a win-con that has some synergy with a Cat Commander?

Cheers!

Spirits on Arahbo Cat Tribal

4 days ago

Hi KimJongman,

Leonin Shikari is quite good, the "Instant" speed equip means you can move your Infect Grafted Exoskeleton, or Protection Hammer of Nazahn, or Trample Loxodon Warhammer, or Card Advantage Bloodforged Battle-Axe around after blockers are declared to maximize / have favorable outcomes. Along with a Puresteel Paladin he becomes great. To get his Metalcraft working properly you need some other artifacts like Ancient Den, Tree of Tales, Inkmoth Nexus. Since you have Bloodforged Battle-Axe in your build, I would try and work him in, because the Draw ability he offers when you start multiplying the Bloodforged Battle-Axe could be a win-con.

Behemoth Sledge is good, I prefer the offense of the Loxodon Warhammer, the reason I don't run both is redundancy, since I tutor my artifacts, I would rather have more options than duplication/redundancy. However, in a less (equipment) tutor intense build, I like the redundancy as it increases my draw %. Coupled together with the Puresteel Paladin can get it's Equip cost down as well. You have Enlightened Tutor, but with no (creature) tutorable Stonehewer Giant or Stoneforge Mystic, I would run the redundancy since the Trample and Lifelink are both key to your success with Infect.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith is also not a terrible Equipment tutor in a budget scenario. I don't like his CMC but, he is a (Creature) tutorable, and gives an (Equipment) tutor for the Infect Grafted Exoskeleton. Depends how your finding your games going if he is relevant. If others are combo'ing on Turn3-Turn5 he wont have any impact.

Skullclamp is a nice way to avoid creature removal heavy decks, like , can turn your 1 creature that has been Go for the Throat into Card Advantage. It also allows you to turn tokens into Card Advantage, and it's a CMC1 Artifact for Puresteel Paladin Metalcraft and Draw.

If you don't have a budgetary restriction on decks, Lands is definitely where you'll get consistency, things like Temple Garden are pricey, but very good because they are searchable as Forest and Plains and enable other lands like Sunpetal Grove as an example.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary is also a decent budget Selesnya () card. I don't like its CMC3 cost, and it requires to activate, plus this isn't a creature deck. The Scry 1 combined with the Draw, can be effective though.

Sigarda's Aid is another low CMC1 solution, but I would recommend Puresteel Paladin instead, he has far more utility.

Kodama's Reach is also a good budget ramp tutor, it's another Cultivate. Perfect in draws where you get the Sol Ring.

I use Chord of Calling for my Felidar Sovereign and Archangel of Thune/Spike Feeder combo. It's fairly pricey, but if you have it already, I would run it! You can still use it to pull any other creature, like Lost Leonin too, but usually later in the game they are less effective, than the early tutor/double-strike like Worldly Tutor.

Krosan Vorine is in your mainboard, my mistake. Take him off your Maybeboard.

Fortified Village is still fairly inexpensive, I believe. Good for consistency.

Path to Exile is a little pricey, but it doubles as an Emergency tutor, and it's Exile so VERY powerful.

Rhonas the Indomitable I've found is an awesome tempo guy, ANY cat means that he can Attack, and is indestructible, and is Deathtouch, and can add Trample (or multi-pump an Infect/Trample Cat to win).

Sylvan Library is ridiculously expensive, however, If you aren't under budget constraints, and you can trade for one, it's the BEST card advantage you have in the arsenal.

I'm not a huge fan of Divine Reckoning, it's not going to get rid of the creature that is the REAL problem. It's only Destroy as well. I think, the creature that anyone else keeps is usually better than the creature you keep, except perhaps in an early Lost Leonin or something case.

I also really dislike Hunter's Prowess. If it was Instant, I could deal with it. It's just setting you up for a 2 for 1 situation. Sorcery Cast Hunter's Prowess onto a creature, creature is removed in response with a Swords to Plowshares. You lose #1 The creature (and the offense) #2 Hunter's Prowess is countered. Plus it's CMC5 is really high, He can enable a double-strike or Infect guy for sure, but too high CMC, and too risky for me. Something like Hunter's Insight I'll take the risk on because I know what Blockers look like, and I cast it JUST before the damage assignment step, so yes, he could still be removed in response, but usually at that point they've accepted/arranged the damage and now I get the draw. Personal preference. If it was an Enchantment as well, I would also be ok with it, as a Sorcery, no thanks. That beings said, if you do connect with it, very nice +3 and Trample and Draw, but why CMC5.

I like the Life's Legacy at CMC2. I've added to my Maybeboard, I think it needs to go into my deck as well. Eminence a Cat, Attack with Cat, Sacrifice Cat (As part of the cost, so no way to remove the creature in response to counter the spell), also no targeting. It's pretty good, CMC2 for 4+ card advantage. I like it. Without a creature it's not that great, but hopefully, have a Token cat or something to use. Excellent budget card.

Not the biggest fan of Myriad Landscape. i could live with it if it didn't enter the battlefield tapped. Because it enters tapped, it's going to hinder me more times that it's ramp will help me.

Oreskos Explorer is good, but I don't like that he is and only pulls more , and is conditional on ETB without Flash. I think he can, in multi-player pods, potentially pull you some Plains, but later in the game unless you're playing other ramp, you'll have more lands that everyone. Everyone else just using Mana Crypt and the sort to ramp without . I don't like that he doesn't mana fix and is useless late game. I wouldn't run him.

Rishkar's Expertise is also too high CMC and too conditional for my liking. To properly utilize it, I need 1) CMC6, 2) A decent size creature with Eminence 3) That creature in 2 isn't removed in response (I know it doesn't target, but if i have a 6/6 (eminence) and a 1/1 lifelink token, if they remove the 6/6 in response, I only draw 1 even though the spell isn't countered) 4) I have or draw into a card that is CMC5 that makes sense to cast right now. If any of these things aren't there, it's a dead draw to me.

Stalking Leonin is ok, he's 3/3 for CMC3. The selection process feels bizarre/strange/uncomfortable to me. His ability is an activated ability "reveal the player", so if he dies, then all you've gotten is a 3/3 for CMC3. He can only exile a creature that "attacking you", so he can't protect planeswalkers, and he can only remove attacking creatures. The creatures you really want to exile RARELY attack. I would rather have a different creature that provide immediate ETB or Static ability that is not conditional. But that's just me, not a fan of him, which I originally thought I would be when I saw him in the Spoilers.

I love Terminus one of my favorite cards. In Selesnya () there's no efficient way to put it back ontop of the deck, so it's Miracle is going to be a little hit and miss randomness, but it's still good. Gets around hexproof, shroud, indestructible, etc.

Did you get a Vivien Reid in your pre-release play? He doesn't really synergize with Arahbo, Roar of the World.1) His CMC5 is quite high for a planeswalker 2) It's not a creature heavy/win-con based deck, so he's not going to consistently draw a card for his +1, unless you put some Scry mechanics in the deck (please don't) 3) Unless you need more destroy Artifact/Enchantment/Flying in your pod, CMC5 is way to much for that. 4) even if you destroy for CMC5, then +1 (no draw), then Destroy again, it's so much CMC and so many turns, too kludgy. 5) Not being a creature win-con heavy deck, the ultimate doesn't direclty represent a win-con for you, it's good, but not a win-con level ultimate. I would make better arguments for CMC6 Ajani Unyielding or CMC4 Elspeth, Knight-Errant or CMC4 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants.

Some others have argued to me that Felidar Cub is a good tempo guy, who "locks down" opponents from casting powerful enchantments until they can deal with him, in that analysis he is good because he's preventing casts. I tried him, I haven't seen enough, I prefer guys like Leonin Relic-Warder that offer solutions without having to die, but thought I would mention him anyway.

Revoke Existence is not bad, with it was Instant speed. I'm not sure you want to be the one controlling Artifact/Enchantment. CMC2 for Exile and Modularity is good though, can't argue to take it out, just not sure what Artifact/Enchantment you're worried about that will change/disrupt your plans?

The deck looks pretty solid, I'd be surprised if you weren't Turn 3/4 Infect killing with a Lost Leonin + Eminence + Ajani, Caller of the Pride/Berserk/Silverblade Paladin/etc. at least once in a while?? or pulling a Triumph of the Hordes and Trample/Infect killing.

Always tutor Lost Leonin if they don't have an immediate response he is a win-con with Eminence. I've killed with him without doublestrike quite often, just having 2 connected hits. Cast a blocker, I'll gladly Swords to Plowshares + Eminence hit you a couple turns.

How has the deck been going, you must be having some success? Arahbo, Roar of the World is a Tier 4 commander, and with an Under $200 deck, I'm sure your not competing consistenly vs. Tier 1 commanders like Kess, Dissident Mage or Zur the Enchanter or anything, but on occasion (because of the early creature tutor for Lost Leonin and the concentration of Double-strike enables, you MUST be contacting.)

I just did some very quick (5 games) testing, Turn 7 was the worst for lethal damage, Turn 4 the best. It's not bad for a under $200 commander. Takes time to learn how to play it, tutor. Like Congregation at Dawn is Lost Leonin/Silverblade Paladin so you can infect + eminence + doublestrike in 2 turns (as an example).

Just some of my opinions anyway! Very nice build, +1. Cheers.

skoobysnackz on Arixmethes, Slumbering Storm

2 weeks ago

Thanks for your input joachimjuncher! I'm not too worried about Ensnaring Bridge since I don't play against stax very much (more of a casual playgroup), but I get the point, removal is light other than counterspells. I feel pretty stupid forgetting to add Cyclonic Rift lol, but I'll probably also add Beast Within and a Naturalize type card. Infinite mana is cool when you have something to use it on, but I would rather focus more on the fact that I have a 12/12 in the command zone. I like your ideas on the green based card draw and I'll definitely add Berserk and Rishkar's Expertise.

@SufferFromEDHD, I definitely like the relic better, thanks again for your help!

joachimjuncher on Arixmethes, Slumbering Storm

2 weeks ago

So just for the fun of it.. imagine that your opponent drops an early Ensnaring Bridge with less that 12 cards in hand (very likely scenario) and without you being able to counter it. That is an autoloss for you. Strat1: You have several ways to outshine opponents in mana, even grinding an eternal amount of it your way with Cloudstone Curio, so why not add something like Blue Sun's Zenith or Stroke of Genius? for that sake might wanna add the Deadeye Navigator seeing as youre running 3 creatures that will net you eternal mana. In that sense your deck strategy would change from having to attack with your 12/12, which in any game is a losing strategy and just using it as a combo piece instead. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Then you can cut all your "unblockable" spells (except Thassa) and focus on getting your pieces asap, with cheap cantrip spells or the like. Strat 2: Focus on your 12/12. Since youre playing green as well. a 12/12 dude has tons of draw power. Momentous Fall Life's Legacy Garruk, Primal Hunter Rishkar's Expertise Greater Good or the like. You would keep controll of the game since youre in blue, with hand full of counters and draw. Adding a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds will also grant you all the mana in the world. Add something to pump it like Berserk Rhonas the Indomitable Overwhelming Stampede and swing for lethal. GG fellas And for gods sake, add the friggin Cyclonic Rift.

Atuva on GW Aggro

4 weeks ago

I agree with most of evilclown5609's suggestions. However in my experience Gavony Township is a little slow compared to what I feel like this deck is wanting to do; which is beat face and beat face fast.

I'd run instant pump spells like: Phytoburst for pure pump, Vines of Vastwood for protection and pump, Predator's Strike for trample, Larger Than Life for trample and pump, Berserk to stack on top of other pumps, Might of Old Krosa for cheap pump, Mutagenic Growth for cheap pump.

I of course wouldn't run all of those, but rather some variation of one or two of them at least on the sideboard if nothing else. Definitely sideboard a couple copies of Become Immense if I thought I might be going against a mill deck because of that extra 6 damage I could get in on one swing. The main thing I'd go for is trample and try to get my opponent to waste a spell dealing with my pump spell or risk being hit for extra damage, especially if I had Voice of Resurgence out on the field. Also sideboard Dryad Militant. It's good answer for instant and sorcery recursion decks.

ERoss8 on Need more power!!

1 month ago

Berserk is a one-shot Xenagos that doubles as green removal in a pinch

saralach on Competitive Selvala

1 month ago

The wording of Instill Energy is weird, but the haste is rarely needed in this deck anyway. It is something you draw into to keep the engine rolling. I knew about Nature's Chosen but never really considered it for the deck.

I've been teetering on putting Sword of the Paruns in for a while. It doesn't go off right away like Umbral Mantle will most of the time and total cost is a bit higher. It's on a maybe list. I've also thought about Berserk. Can be removal or make something huge for mana.

Gemstone Caverns is great...if you get it in your opening hand. Again, a maybe.

Pervavita on Good Game Ghalta

1 month ago

Berserk will allow you to one shot some one (you attack or some one else) and double as removal.

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