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Exile target creature with power greater than or equal to your life total.
Blazing Hope Discussion
2 months ago
Brushland is much better than Canopy Vista (they're Budget if you get them used) because your turn 2-3 attacks are crucial to put your opponent on a short (2/3 turn) clock. Also, I would add 2 more Hyena Umbra and 2 Unflinching Courage in place of Gryff's Boon . Gryff's Boon should be used against a heavy control or a deck you might suspect uses Back to Nature ; keep it in the sideboard.
For a budget deck, you should run 4 Isolate in your sideboard, and should have at least 4 sources of creature removal in your main-board like the $10 Path to Exile but a very cheap replacement that usually works when you need it would be Chained to the Rocks , about a Dollar for a playset; Blazing Hope is another good budget option. Otherwise, I think Spirit mantle should be removed, It's too slow. Good Luck!
10 months ago
11 months ago
I've seen a few interesting lists on this plan, usually comboing with cards like Immolating Souleater. Axis of Mortality is the newest card that plays to the strat, but there is also Soul Conduit, and the threat of it sitting on a permanent is pretty effective. If you search the site for modern soul conduit, you should find some example lists.
1 year ago
Good_knight Well I really don't know what you have so that makes things harder. I can offer some suggestions but that kind of depends on your meta. What is your playgroup like or are you talking about local game store? Do you play 1v1 or more?
If your 1v1 I suggest more spot removal. This should help you buy time to get your engine online. There are a ton of cheap options as white and black are good for this. If you have a local game store near buy, you might be able to do get these pretty easy. Afterlife, Swords to Plowshares, Blazing Hope, Crib Swap, Mortify, Profane Procession (this would be a good card for this deck even when you move beyond it simple trickets). Unmake, Walk the Plank, Go for the Throat. You get the idea.
Ok so some ideas for improving your creature pool. I tried to keep this pretty cheap. Dauntless Bodyguard, Chieftain en-Dal, Fiendslayer Paladin, Kinsbaile Cavalier, Knight of Dusk (A great cheap card for this deck. Just make sure you always have the mana up to destroy. Since it can be played at instant speed you can kill their creature after blockers are declared and damage is done. This is one of the reasons you should wait until second main to play nonessential spells. Lightwielder Paladin, Knight of Sursi, Mirror Entity, Pentarch Paladin.
Artifacts and lands: Whip of Erebos, Fellwar Stone, Rupture Spire, Path of Ancestry Unclaimed Territory . If you want to splurge a little bit get an Isochron Scepter and put something like Go for the Throat on it.
This are just suggestions. Take all or some. On August 10th the new preconstructed Commander decks come out. In the past these have been pretty awesome for right out of the box. You can always tailor make them. They are normally worth well over the MSRP.
Also don't let the prices here scare you too much. They are just a generalization. You could go to tcgplayer and get better values. Even after you choose, they can optimize your cart to get a lower value.
1 year ago
Hey I play a lot of dinosaurs and main it in Standard competitive.
I would drop 2x Belligerent Brontodon, 1x Polyraptor (its to slow, you will never get 8 mana in a real standard game), 3x Ranging Raptors, 2 or 3 Snapping Sailback, 1x Vanquisher's Banner and lastly all 3 Blazing Hope (its to specific and you need to lose the game to use it) All of these cards are either to slow or to specific in their use.
That leaves you with around 13 free slots
ADD: 2x Ghalta, Primal Hunger I know he doesnt seem efficent cause of his 12 mana cost but his ability lets you drop him on turn 4 or 5 with only 2 green mana if you played right^^ 2x Ripjaw Raptor 4x Thrashing Brontodon 1x Carnage Tyrant 2 - 3x Trapjaw Tyrant for the nasty exile Ability ^^ (can wipe a board up pretty quick) maybe some Llanowar Elves or 1-2Blossoming Defense
I have a red/green Dino deck that does rellay well in the competitiv scene if you want to take a look at it Primal Rage (Red/Green Dino ramp)
Hope it helps and good luck brewing your deck^^
1 year ago
Hey I would drop 2x Belligerent Brontodon because u dnot get much out of it , 3x Ranging Raptors because you already need 3 mana to get it out so its rather expensive , 4x Snapping Sailback because its to mana expensive and Polyraptor is also very expensive but i think u really want to keep him in the deck no? ^^ 3x Blazing Hope is not really what u want. Ixalan's Binding would be better or Cast Out. my friend AutKingfisher has a really good red//green dinosaur deck that you could check out Primal Rage (Red/Green Dino ramp)
1 year ago
I would say -2 Belligerent Brontodon for +2 Ripjaw Raptor. The brontodon is just plain bad. -3 Blazing Hope seeing as how you have to be near death to use it. Much better to use something a little more expensive that van always be used like +3 Cast Out. Huatli, Radiant Champion is good but I'm not sure if she is right for this type of deck. I would maybe take her out for another Vanquisher's Banner. Anyone else have any ideas?
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