Big Game Hunter

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Planar Chaos (PLC) Uncommon

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Big Game Hunter

Creature — Human Rebel Assassin

When Big Game Hunter enters the battlefield, destroy target creature with power 4 or greater. It can't be regenerated.

Madness (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

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Big Game Hunter Discussion

TheSimikBOat on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

3 days ago

This is what I think that you can do:

I hope this helped you.

WUBRG87 on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

3 days ago

TheSimikBOat, you know what? I actually ran Sepulchral Primordial in here at one point. I've been wanting to fit it back in. Any suggestions as for cuts? and believe me, Big Game Hunter and Grave Scrabbler are in the box with my deck (seperate of course, behind my tokens)because I've been trying to fit them in. Cuts are the hard part for me though, so, if you have suggestions for cuts I would appreciate any advice given. Thanks!

TheSimikBOat on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

3 days ago

Big Game Hunter can be good removal thanks to the Chainer's discard. I saw that you run some reanimator spells, and one of my favorite creatures to reanimate in edh is Sepulchral Primordial . And you can also add Grave Scrabbler because you discard it for Chainer, and also you get another creature to your hand.

DarkHero on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Some kind of a Legendary monster hunter. Something a little more complicated than Big Game Hunter or Intrepid Hero

Jay3401 on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

3 months ago

Good first draft Rob I think Skirge Familiar should have a home here and Big Game Hunter too

Madcookie on Commander 2019 early hopes and ...

4 months ago

I gave the 4 mechanics a good look in Scryfall and I don't know how to feel, really. On the one hand the mechanics seem cool and especially if they open up more options in other colors for them it would be amazing (like Naya populate). 2 main worry points is that madness does not strike me as a multiplayer mechanic and mostly the reprint value worried me tremendously. Populate's highest value card as is Trostani, Selesnya's Voice sitting at around 2$, morph's top card is Riptide Entrancer at 4$, madness with Big Game Hunter at 1.5$ and flashback with Past in Flames at 5$(Im not counting Echo of Eons as it is a new card and won't be reprinted here). On top of that certain cards like Dream Chisel and Catalyst Stone have already spiked significantly and if they are not reprinted we will see another Enchanted Evening type spike. All in all this puts the reprint value either at 2018 levels or in cards that don't synergise directly with the mechanic.

I know the reprints and value aren't everything but if the bet it all on the new cards hype and snub reprinting needed cards, I'll pass.

pokeylop on Yawgboss, Thran Kingpin

6 months ago

I think it's worth pointing out that you need 2 creatures with undying on the board at the same time with at least 1 of them not having a +1/+1 counter on it for this combo to work (or, as you said, 1 Undying creature with Nest of Scarabs). Just worth explaining the combo somewhere in your primer so people understand how the combo works, imo.

Beyond that, I don't see many definitive wincons once you draw your whole deck. A Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat makes the most sense as you have a sacrifice loop, but it's complicated by the fact you must draw a card with Yawgmoth's ability so you're limited by the size of your library. Some kind of a discard outlet to allow you to keep discarding Kozilek to shuffle the yard into your library would allow this to be a definitive loop. If this was why you included Awaken the Erstwhile , note that this will not work as the trigger to shuffle your graveyard resolves before Awaken the Erstwhile finishes resolving (I would suggest getting rid of this unless there's an interaction I'm missing). Some discard outlets I would recommend:

  • Sadistic Hypnotist - Though limited to sorcery speed and needing a creature to sacrifice, you're bound to have small creatures and tokens to sacrifice and this can be used equally well against opponents while you're grinding out the game.
  • Putrid Imp - One of the cheapest repeatable discard outlets you can find. Probably my top pick.
  • Olivia's Dragoon - More expensive than the Imp, but still repeatable at instant speed.

Though I know you're not including it for budget reasons, Lion's Eye Diamond is quite possibly the best discard outlet you can run as it also allows you to create infinite mana through this loop allowing for a huge Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire (which, by the way, I would also suggest adding somehwere). I'm not expecting you to add LED, just felt I should mention it for others hoping to make a spin on this!

If you want to push this into being more cEDH, I would swap out some of your mediocre cards (e.g. Weaponcraft Enthusiast , Sengir Autocrat , Big Game Hunter , Awaken the Erstwhile ) for some of the following:

I like the idea for this, though, and hope you enjoy the deck!

Xynarth on Undead Draw

8 months ago

Alright, this is going to be a doozy.

First off, you have multiple ways of playing Varina. From what I've experienced playtesting her (your deck specifically), she seems really good as a draw engine/fill the graveyard with stuff. But your deck doesn't seem geared towards this specific ability. I would recommend a few cards that encourage more synergy with Varina's ability. The madness cards you use currently are great examples of what I'm suggesting. Other such cards are Big Game Hunter and Archfiend of Ifnir .

I also find you're not running enough graveyard shenanigans. I'd consider cards like Dimir Doppelganger , Body Double , Lazav, the Multifarious , and Dralnu, Lich Lord as ways to further increase graveyard abuse (if you start casting more from the graveyard, River Kelpie is a possibility too).

You're playing a lot of cards that damage your opponents when a zombie dies, but very few sac outlets. It makes your deck rely a little on your opponents killing your zombies for you. In order to circumvent this, I would recommend playing "free" sac outlets such as Carrion Feeder , Voracious Null , Nantuko Husk , Viscera Seer and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born .

On the subject of free sac outlets, Phyrexian Altar and Phyrexian Tower should be considered if ever your budget opens up. Ghoulcaller Gisa has potential as well.

Draw synergies: Alhammarret's Archive , Psychosis Crawler and Sanguine Bond (since Varina gains you life this could be very funny).

Creatures dying synergies (should you choose to focus on that more): Dark Prophecy , Deathgreeter , Grim Haruspex , Grave Pact

Synergy with Varina's activated ability: Eternal Scourge , Misthollow Griffin , Heartstone or the more $$$ Training Grounds .

Flavor: Call to the Grave and Throne of the God-Pharaoh .

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Big Game Hunter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.12%