Burst of Strength

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Gatecrash Common

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Burst of Strength

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Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature and untap it.

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Burst of Strength Discussion

The_Lost_Primarch on "Hydras" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

2 weeks ago

sqeq, I'm planning on completing a set of Oran-Rief, the Vastwood for that, that'll take up less space in my deck. Burst of Strength is good because I can attack with my creatures, and because my opponent thinks that I'm tapped out he'll try to attack. I can play Burst of Strength to add a +1/+1 counter on my creature/s and defend, effectively killing them and leaving him relatively defenseless.

Morbid_Empress I was thinking of either Canopy Cover or Swiftfoot Boots? They both have good attributes to them. For the former, I can get my guy to attack unblocked if he only has one guy instead of me paying for 4 to activate Rogue's Passage's effect; and for the former I can hit him hard on the get-go and it's a reusable artifact instead of an enchantment.

sqeq on "Hydras" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

2 weeks ago

The_Lost_Primarch between Thrive and Burst of Strength, they are both really good. I guess it depends on the situation, Burst of Strength is only one creature though you do get to untap it. Thrive can be all or most of your creatures, depending on what you pay for X mana wise. I'd ask yourself the question, do you usually have several creatures out at once and want to give +1/+1 counters to all of them or is it usually one creature out or one creature that you care to make bigger with counters? If it's several creatures you want to give counters to, then Thrive would be better for you. If it's only one creature you want to have counters then I'd say Burst of Strength would be great.

The_Lost_Primarch on "Hydras" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

1 month ago

sqeq, Kalonian Hydra would definitely be good for my 'synergy', especially if I already have a 6/6 or bigger hydra! A set of Hardened Scales is something already on my radar. I dunno what to put, Thrive or Burst of Strength? I have to check newly acquired cards later this week.

seshiro_of_the_orochi, Bit steep, mana-wise. I'll use Mana Reflection for that. (I only now realize that I paid something like $1-$2 for a $21 card!)

Dredgar, Removed Titanic Growth and replaced it with Mana Reflection! A bit steep on the mana side, but I think it would make for a good mid-late game booster! I'd have to play a proxy set of Heroic Intervention and Inspiring Call to see if I can use it as a livesafer on my creatures when I inevitably play against a blue or black deck. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Llanowar Reborn are in my to-buy list!Solidarity of Heroes sounds epic!

Voltron3030 on Ghave, Guru of Spores

2 months ago

I would say that Burst of Strength and Vampiric Rites could be cut for Rampant Growth, Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, or Explosive Vegetation. Keep the mana rocks though. You're basically playing combo-wombo it seems and that often requires playing lots of spells or abilities in one turn, so the more mana the better.

Also, you could look into creatures that dig lands like Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Pilgrim's Eye, Primal Druid, etc so that they could be sac fodder for Ghave unlike the sorceries. They could also be bolstered into other big beaters too. But basically, I think you need a pinch more ramp to "pop" a turn or two sooner and gain the edge more often.

ginko2580 on Does This Look Infected to You?

2 months ago

just a couple thoughts. Just so you might look at your deck from a different angle.

Just gonna mention Ranger's Guile for your deck right now, Path to Exile Defence? .......... and now ....

Instead of the Instants and the "Until end of turn", what if you went for +1/+1 counters? Majority of your Creatures are Powers of 1's and 2's.... skith...skiritc.... skit... screw it!, The Dragon is an exception at 4/4...

An Instant is "That Hit" only.... and then your guys return to a 1/1,2/2.... if opponent has Melira, Sylvok Outcast OTB early you might be in trouble?

Some early thoughts on cards for you are:

Savage Summoning flashing in a +1/+1 Infect Creature???.... Dear God!

Burst of Strength if used to "untap" a Blocker.... that is -1/-1 counters for an Indestructable Artifact Douche bag ???

Next was Durable Handicraft makes Plague Myr and the a little more appealing..... Non???

Increasing Savagery?? ... cast it from graveyard and that's game over!

I also was gonna mention Undying Evil for you also (again with the more "permanent" +1/+1 counters)..... probably one of my top 10 favorite cards BTW...

Noticed you have Go for the Throat... with the Metas out there..... Putrefy? Artifact Douche bags are a thing.... Sideboard?

Anyways ... bed time... good luck with deck. hope the ideas above help.... ?

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