Legendary Creature — Cyclops


Whenever Borborygmos deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Standard Legal
Unformat Legal
Pre-release Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Brawl Legal
Arena Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

Borborygmos Discussion

TypicalTimmy on How does Intimidate work?

1 month ago

Intimidate is an old keyword mechanic that says the creature with it may only be blocked by creatures who are either:

  • 1.) Artifact creatures
  • 2.) "Share" a color with it

In 99% of cases, this is very easy to determine. If I equip Executioner's Hood onto Borborygmos, only artifact creatures (regardless of being colorless or not) or creatures who are in-part at least or .

But what about on a creature such as Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest?

Does the game look solely at the colors of his casting cost, meaning only creatures who contain , or are any colors within Jeskai able to block him, as he has an activated ability that costs ?

Basically what I am hung up on is a creature's "color" versus what a Commander's "color identity" is.

Because Shu Yun is considered Jeskai, are creatures who contain any of the 3 colors allowed to block?

Or, does Intimidate only care about color(s) within the casting cost?

WolfWitcher518 on Has This Happened/What Would Happ

1 month ago

DarkHero: i don't believe "misspeaking" has ever caused anyone to lose when dealing with infinite combos. that sort of thing happens more when people use cards that say "choose a card name" and choose the wrong name, in which they absolutely deserve to lose. if someone plays a Slaughter Games and says Borborygmos while i'm playing Borborygmos Enraged, then thats too bad for them.

NinjaKitty778 on Ruric Thar's Guide to Punching Mages in the Face!

3 months ago

king-saproling Knowledge Pool does disrupt our opponents similar to Possibility Storm so it is worth considering for a Ruric Thar deck; especially if you decide to include more artifacts in the deck for more interesting interactions. It's high CMC can be a deterrent for some though. And Helm of the Host is good in basically any EDH deck :P my main reason for not including it is because it doesn't net me enough value fast enough. I have to spend 4 mana to play it and then 5 mana to equip it which is most likely going to take up the majority of two turns at best when I could be playing something that interacts with the field; which is almost always the better option. I will say though that a Voltron Ruric Thar deck would be interesting; utilizing equipment and enchantments to beef up Ruric Thar is a good idea in theory so finding ways to cheat in equipment or reduce their equip costs would definitely warrant the Helm as an auto-include; it's just not the focus of this deck.

Necron19 by all means, I don't mind someone using this deck for ideas or inspiration. I have no problem with Borborygmos or Kalonian Hydra in general but this deck doesn't really utilize +1/+1 counters save for a few exceptions. Kalonian Hydra wouldn't be maximized to it's fullest potential unless I had more things giving my dudes +1/+1 counters. Even if I did include Borborygmos that would still only give me 3 card in the deck that give my creatures +1/+1 counters; so with only a 3% chance there's no guarantee that those cards would end up on the field at the same time as Kalonian Hydra. If the deck geared more towards utilizing +1/+1 counters then yes by all means include them. But as the deck stands now I can't justify adding them. There are other ways of enabling aggro in the deck, haste being the most important mechanic.

thinkoriginal on Ulasht, the Hate Seed EDH

5 months ago

Ulasht is one of my favorites! There are many lines of play that you can take for powerful endgame plans, and you've got a lot of them in here.

Some changes I would make start with trimming down your mana curve. Your creatures are almost all haymakers. The way it stands, your gameplan is a bit too slow. I would begin by choosing a few big creatures that have the most impact and supporting them, cutting the rest. Avenger of Zendikar is a great card, but works better with a higher land count. Deus of Calamity has no immediate board influence. Same goes for Borborygmos. I do like Hornet Queen, Vigor and I would choose between either Dragon Broodmother OR Dragonlair Spider. Add in Craterhoof Behemoth, or, if that's out of budget, End-Raze Forerunners as a great win condition. Tendershoot Dryad is amazing, too.

Other important additions are mana dorks. They are the most efficient way to ramp into your larger things, while also making Ulasht bigger. Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Arbor Elf, Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid, Zhur-Taa Druid, Radha, Heir to Keld all want to be in this deck. You're in green, so mana rocks not named Sol Ring or Mana Vault/Crypt can be dropped. Fecundity, too, as you don't have enough sac outlets to really garner a lot of value.

I would also say that your land count is low. Even with a bunch of mana dorks, you'll be mulliganning far more often than is comfortable. Add in a few more dual lands, or even basics, to smooth that out.

Hope some of this helps!

DemonDragonJ on Elemental Storm

10 months ago

I have replaced Borborygmos with Sunder Shaman and Simic Sky Swallower with Winged Coatl , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.23 to 4.11, and those creatures are also better when copied.

I still feel that there is room for improvement in this deck; specifically, neither Ral Zarek nor Sarkhan Unbroken contribute to its overall theme, so I may possibly replace them. I already have Prophetic Bolt in this deck, but Ral's Outburst would be nice for its redundancy. Izzet Charm is nice, but Growth Spiral also is would be great for this deck. I also am hoping to find a way to put either Eternal Witness or Mulldrifter in this deck, and I wonder if I should replace Akroma, Angel of Fury , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , or Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , as well; Bloodwater Entity would be a nice addition to this deck, since its abilities are cumulative when it is copied. What does everyone else say about that?

Nemesis on GRUUL SMASH!!!

1 year ago

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , Samut, Voice of Dissent , Borborygmos , & Tahngarth, First Mate could all be good smash gruul commanders.

If you're thinking of more of a token theme, Grand Warlord Radha , Thromok the Insatiable , & Ulasht, the Hate Seed are all good options.

LittleBlueHero on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 year ago


I would think the reason is simply that Big G didn't offer much as far as a theme to build the deck around.

Using Ruric as the face card makes the direction of the deck clear, and easier to put together with the available card pool than say Borborygmos Enraged who is cool and unique, but whose mechanic isn't really supported by his tribe. Original Borborygmos is simply a big beater which is great for gruul, but it doesn't offer much deck building direction.

LittleBlueHero on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 year ago


I was thinking the same thing. I thought for sure today would be a gruul spotlight day.

Don't get my wrong the new enchantment that gives all your nontokens riot and uncounterable might as well be rare, freaking love that card. But I still want my splashy fun cards! The new Domri should be interesting but im more curious about who the new legend is, I was never a fan of Borborygmos so im kinda hoping he's gone.

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