Brindle Shoat

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon

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Tokens

Brindle Shoat

Creature — Boar

When Brindle Shoat dies, put a 3/3 green Boar creature token onto the battlefield.

Brindle Shoat Discussion

firestorms90 on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

6 months ago

Two creature-based token makers that strike me as well-suited for commander are Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Nacatl War-Pride . Kazuul can either deter your opponents from attacking or give you tokens to block with; any that survive can be sac fodder for Thromak once you're ready to power him out. That the tokens are 3/3 seems relevant as well. War-Pride can give you a very wide attack, and since the tokens aren't exiled until end of turn, they can be devoured second main phase for a giant hellion. While looking at it tonight, I realized that giving extra combat steps with Aggravated Assault should cause each token to make tokens themselves. Further investigation revealed that the tokens would require haste to attack on any additional combat, but that's already worked into the deck anyway. Could be something to try? Sadly, I haven't gotten many games in with my deck, and don't think I've ever gotten to play either card, but they sound awesome to me in theory.

I also really like creatures that replace themselves when they die. Mitotic Slime is particularly awesome at this, as each time it dies it splits (after all, I don't care so much about the decreased p/t, but the increased creature count. More bodies to feed the beast!). I also run Blisterpod (gives an eldrazi token which can sac for mana), Brindle Shoat (gets bigger body upon death), Thragtusk (mm, taste the value!), Strangleroot Geist (comes back so long as it hasn't got a counter), and Wurmcoil Engine (not exactly a budget suggestion, but gives two bodies upon death). If you should go with a goblin subtheme, Mogg War Marshal and Goblin Marshal are possibilities, as well as Tuktuk the Explorer .

CricketYT on Golgari Hearse

2 years ago

Thanks man! I like a lot of those suggestions; I'm adding Soulshriek and Ghastly Demise for more graveyard oriented interaction, so I wont be using the delve creatures probably. Like It of the Horrid Swarm, they're synergistic and can come out quicker but aren't really the goal of the deck, it can pretty reliably succeed with the smaller dudes. Rotting Rats was in an earlier build of the deck and I really liked it, but I swapped it for Brindle Shoat. I'd like to add it back but I'm not sure what to remove, i think Nest Invader and the pig do a slightly better job. I'm glad you liked the deck!

CricketYT on Golgari Hearse

2 years ago

Chainer's Edict, like Brindle Shoat, is sort of cheating because it was printed at common in vintage masters, but would be pauper legal on mtgo. I had considered both Golgari Rotwurm and It of the Horrid Swarm as finishers for the deck, but as it has evolved the deck tries to go off long before it can hit a drop that high. Protecting my ability to get the explosive turn four or five has been more important than a high-drop finisher. Thanks for looking at the deck!

Snacrifice on Aluren Combo

2 years ago

You might enjoy Carrion Feeder as a cheaper alternative to Bloodflow Connoisseur.

Relentless Dead and Weatherseed Treefolk(though treefolk sadly doesn't trigger aluren) give you alternatives to Endless Cockroaches or just more redundancy to get that effect out(and has a nice effect on relentless of letting you bring back Carrion Feeder

My only worry is you don't have anything to help your creature swing in. For a cheaper version of Grave Pact on a creature, try Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Tukatongue Thallid, Brindle Shoat, Doomed Dissenter and Blisterpod would give you tokens to churn more sacs out(and more bodies to throw on attacks say)

Dutiful Attendant doesn't return itself, but can wheel Wall of Blossoms or one of your key pieces back into your hand.

Young Wolf and Rendclaw Trow get you two sacs for one creature.

Love Aluren shenanigans! :D

Funkydiscogod on Hornet Swarm

2 years ago

I know it's offcolor, but Phytohydra would also have some synergy (becoming a 14/14 after a Blasphemous Act, likely to an empty field), and you could fetch it out with Eldritch Evolution and a CMC 3 critter.

Also, Undergrowth Champion survives Blasphemous Act if it has a +1/+1 counter on it.

Volcano Hellion would also be worth considering.

And Brindle Shoat is not legal in Modern.

RazortoothMtg on Big creatures into little creatures

2 years ago

Mitotic Slime comes to mind. Reef Worm is sorta like that, but in the wrong colors. Abzan Ascendancy/Golgari Germination/Gutter Grime/Requiem Angel are sorta close, Belfry Spirit turns the creature it haunts into a card like that, Brindle Shoat, Tuktuk the Explorer and Doomed Dissenter just get bigger. Liege of the Hollows gives everyone squirrels when it dies. Symbiotic Elf, Symbiotic Beast, and Symbiotic Wurm turn into insects. Chasm Skulker explodes into a pile of squid (wrong colors again tho). Maalfeld Twins breaks apart into 2 zombies, and Mausoleum Guard into 2 spirits. Promise of Bunrei makes one of your dudes explode into spirits. Sporogenesis is kind of a cool card that makes your guys explode into saprolings on death. Sprouting Thrinax is good. Wurmcoil Engine is a popular one.Goblin Marshal/Mogg War Marshal makes goblins when he ETBs and dies. Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Hangarback Walker, and Hooded Hydra all work. Jotun Owl Keeper in blue again. Mongrel Pack is another one, as is Murder Investigation. Theres a whole bunch of "Penumbra" cards from odyssey that all make a black clone of themselves when they die (e.g Penumbra Wurm). Ulvenwald Mysteries turns each dead guy into a clue that it then turns into a soldier.

If I were to make a commander deck around this idea, I would go with a Jund, not Abzan, sacrifice deck led by Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, or perhaps Shattergang Brothers. In addition to these you have a ton of guys that just make 1 token on death- Seed Guardian, Sifter of Skulls, Pawn of Ulamog, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, Myr Sire, etc.

Squirrelbacon on B/G Sacrifice

2 years ago

Hello!

I enjoy aristocrat type decks, and is actually all I play online. Bloodthrone Vampire is in my opinion just an upgrade from husk, so I'd run that instead.

Also, have you thought about running some more value sac creatures? Ones that come to mind are Mortician Beetle, Young Wolf, Brindle Shoat and Viscera Seer. Tragic Slip is also crazy in these decks. These types of creatures generally offer a more all in/nuke type approach so it can be fragile, but that is where cards like Vines of Vastwood and Apostle's Blessing can help out...

Best of luck!

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