Borborygmos Enraged

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Borborygmos Enraged

Legendary Creature — Cyclops

Trample

Whenever Borborygmos Enraged deals combat damage to a player, reveal the top three cards of your library. Put all land cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Discard a land card: Borborygmos Enraged deals 3 damage to target creature or player.

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Borborygmos Enraged Discussion

SynergyBuild on Beware the Shrubbery (Competitive Lands Matter)

1 day ago

Before I get started, I recommend Autumn's Veil, Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast as good ways to protect combo-turns from countermagic!

Well, I have always been a fan of lands-matter builds, you know The Gitrog Monster or Tatyova, Benthic Druid, fast-paced combo decks with large amounts of card draw and speed.

Tatyova, Benthic Druid supports lands on the battlefield, The Gitrog Monster supports them in the graveyard, and with Borborygmos Enraged we now have a commander in good colors that supports lands in your hand. Well, almost.

Tatyova, Benthic Druid and The Gitrog Monster support your lands by drawing you cards, which is a very valueable commodity for decks that run a ton of lands, as lands give mana, but not exactly card draw, the two most important resources. Borborygmos Enraged is a tad different, instead it pumps out Lightning Bolts!. This makes it great removal in a competitive scene with a lot of dorks and hatebears if you have the lands to support him blowing everything up, and he can be used to win given enough lands.

Instead of being a commander that cycles through your deck, you are now running a commander that is a win condition if you can cycle through your deck, while also eliminating pesky Spirit of the Labyrinths and Notion Thiefs occasionally. This is not worse by itself, just different to the other "land-storm" strategies that have existed before.

Well then, if you are in colors that make it easy to cycle through your deck, it shouldn't be a problem to pull this off. This would work if you were in or , however you are not, you are in . This will make it harder to make this kind of deck viable, except wait! You aren't a landstorm deck, you are a combo deck that is running Keen Sense and Snake Umbra, which will allow you to turn your commander into a drawing machine!

Okay, then there is a very clear deck in the meta to compare it to, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, a powerful Tier 2 list, running Curiosity and Ophidian Eye, which can allow for the commander to deal damage, drawing a card, dealing damage, and so forth, and with the commander costing 4 devotion like this one, it would make sense to compare them, even the enchantments costs are the same!

On the side of Borborygmos the enraged, he is in green and so has tons of ramp, along with being a allied color to red, so there is better lands for him, and also has access to land destruction and some better stax effects.

On the side of Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, she is 2 mana less, has blue, which allows access to much better card draw, has Tandem Lookout and Mind Over Matter as well, and so has a couple more options than green for combo-pieces, and also has a commander that can draw cards (getting closer to the combo) than Borborygmos Enraged. It has better tutoring options, as Long-Term Plans, Intuition, Dizzy Spell, etc. It has better interaction in the form of countermagic and removal (Chain of Vapor, Cyclonic Rift, Pongify etc.). This is all good and everything, but what Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind truely has over Borborygmos the enraged is that she can win without being lucky on the draw (doesn't need to find a land to trigger again), and can run a 30-land landbase instead of a 42-land landbase to be consistent.

With all of that stacked against Borborygmos the enraged, does that mean he isn't a competitive commander? Not nessecarily, I personally believe every commander could be competitive. No, I think this deck has taken what Borborygmos the enraged is trying to do incorrectly.

I have been working on a primer for making any commander competitive, Why Every Commander is Competitive, and when I looked through the advice I would give others, I would turn this list into a stax list, you run a couple stax cards, like Destructive Force and Wildfire, and I think it is something that this list should do much much more of.

Imagine if instead of this combo-oriented list (which I hope I have explained why it isn't competitive as a land-storm/combo build at this point), was instead a stax build. You ramp into a Ruination, drop a Trinisphere, and your opponents have nothing. Null Rod there artifact mana, Cursed Totem there dorks, and ramp basic lands to win. Blood Moon them, Magus of the Moon them (tutorable via Imperial Recruiter), and eventually, once you have run all of your opponents out of gas, you plop your commander, and play out a Storm Cauldron, taking everyone down in a turn or two. Maybe you run a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts combo in the list as a backup.

A deck like that doesn't sound like a deck like The Gitrog Monster or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and I promise it is a competitive list. If it sounds like the commander isn't necessary, you wouldn't be wrong. I could build it with Jerrard of the Closed Fist minus the Storm Cauldron part, and it would do about as well.

See Gruul Stax (WECIC) for what I am talking about! That list is a tad different though, it runs dorks and no Cursed Totem, because green dorks are really fast mana.


I want to apologize if it sounds like I am ramming your deck, this is simply what I see. If you would rather me not criticize your list or suggest improvements, I won't do it any more, just say it.

Brottorney on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

2 days ago

Jund will likely have a Avenger of Zendikar reprint. They'll need a couple ~$10 reprints to make the deck attractive, Avenger fills that roll really well. I think it's fair to guess that Scapeshift and Crucible of Worlds will not be reprinted since they are both in Core 2019. It makes sense that there will be a few attrcative upgrade cards sitting around in the contemporaneous sets. Another example of that is Mycosynth Lattice reprint in battlebond for the UR artifacts deck. Borborygmos Enraged is a possibility, but he's less super cheap, who cares about him?

dbpunk on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

4 days ago

Flavorfully the goddess might actually be from the lands deck.

So like in Theros lore (I can't remember the original place its talked about in) there was a RG God prior to Xenagos, who kinda died. It'd be interesting to see that on a card.

Also speculative reprint but I'm betting that Borborygmos Enraged is probably in the Jund deck.

Jhornback1 on Borborygmos Lands & Pain

5 days ago

Fearfull_Symmetry Thanks for the suggestions! Scouting Trek could be extremely useful in this deck. I could see doing a combo of Animist's Awakening + Scouting Trek and hitting an insane amount of lands depending on the available mana on the board. If Borborygmos Enraged has the Illusionist's Bracers equipped it only takes 7 lands in hand to one shot an opponent! I will definitely try to fit this in.

TheMaelstrom on Building Borborygmos

1 month ago

Well, due to recent changes in the community, most stores do not allow any kind of side board, so I will let you figure out with your LGS whether the wish cards are legal. Also, 40 seems REALLY low for a Borborygmos Enraged deck, have you found that to be true?

TheOtherTrevor on temur Riku

1 month ago

I think you'll find that you've got too few lands. Two reasons for that: You've got a high curve. And you've got Borborygmos Enraged who encourages you to throw your lands for damage instead of playing them. You can add the remaining 6 fetches other than Marsh Flats because they all fetch at least one colour. Adding those and removing Evolving Wilds // Terramorphic Expanse gets you to a good number. There are also 8 colourless only lands there. I don't know if it is too many but it may not be necessary to have all of Rishadan Port,Wasteland, and Strip Mine. At least one is good, but they slow you down from getting to the higher costs you want.

You've got good amounts of ramp in artifacts and sorceries but you might consider adding or replacing something with Kodama's Reach for a functionally second copy of Cultivate to get a land in hand for throwing sometimes.

Finally, you'll want to consider more what you're copying with Riku's abilities. Almost half your creatures are legendary without ETB effects so a second copy is useless. I'd go back and consider which creatures and spells you are thinking of copying while remembering that you also need to add 2 to the cost when doing that. To do that I'd probably cut a few of the bigger things and add a few cheaper ones that might help get to the late game.

DankStompy on The Deck Everyone Hates

1 month ago

well i never said it was "exactly" the same, but its still the same combo. so no its not really like saying "uw is the same as jeskai". you're still using the exact same win condition of Goryo's Vengeance into Borborygmos Enraged/Griselbrand to draw through the deck and turn lands into Lightning Bolt

Serokin on [[Primer v3.2]] - OM_RATH!!! (C17 Update!!!)

2 months ago

First time poster on Tappedout. I recently built and have been playing this masterpiece of a deck. So I must tell you it is quite enjoyable to pilot. I picked up a copy of Helm of the Host and it didn't disappoint when I drew it. I noticed it hasn't been talked about much here so I just wanted to reiterate that if it goes unanswered it's a game ending card with the Commander and combos really well with a few other creatures for some nasty affects. On another note I actually run Borborygmos Enraged in my version, so I just fought my best friends Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck and I would have terribly lost without him. After turn 5 I wasn't getting my land drops so I used Natural Order on Oracle of Mul Daya to grab Borborygmos Enraged and his land discard ability saved my bacon for a couple of turns. My friend ended up killing himself with a Moltensteel Dragon because I used Maze of Ith. Anyways, it was a great game and just felt the need to share. +1 vote from me.

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