Burst of Strength

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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

Gattison on Magic Idol (aka So You ...

6 days ago

So, I can be a goofy bastard sometimes. I like witty and "random" humor, but sometimes it just gets out of hand...

As proof, here are several parody songs I wrote about The Game of Cardboard Crack. Most of them are old-school hip-hop. Hope that's okay.

  1. "Bolzter-N-The-Hood," by Weezy-G, theme song for Bolster a Corpsejack Menace to Society...

    Drew 7 quick, at about noon
    Gotta play a Corpsejack Menace or two
    Cast Hardened Scales before the play begins
    Then get ready for the bitchin' from my friends
    Simic Initiate, turn two, trigger-time
    Cuz nerds at the path can't Interpret the Signs
    Abzan Falconer, a whole playset
    And some Charms and Battle Priests to fill out the rest
    Bailed out some turns, bolstered my weapon
    Just as I thought target fool kept steppin'
    Jumped on T4, hit the juice on T5
    I got counters front back, and side to side
    Then I played an MP3 (3)
    While buyin' new shit from WotC
    It was Bolster Bolster and the Abzan Menace
    Then I made my own deck and it looks somethin' like this
    Feat of Resistance beats your 6/4
    Mutant's Prey bitches, Burst of Strength hoes
    Mulligan or draw, it's all the same scoop
    Knuckleheads out there cold playin' to first-to-two
    An opponent rolls up, who can it be
    A fresh, bling deck worth a whole pound of weed
    He came to the game table and started to say
    It's all about makin' them R.T.F.C.
    [chorus]Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
    You come talkin' that trash, we'll pull your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life, but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    That's E. is the spot where I cast my stack
    My man E is on that cardboard crack
    My man used to be a friend of mine
    Till I caught him in my 'yard tryina' steal my Hydra
    Cast Treasured Find after I sided it in
    He got 2-for-1ed when he did it again
    Little did he know I got the mana to play
    Planeswalker dead, Top 8, Good Game
    [chorus]Cuz nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll mill your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    Bored as hell and I wanna cast spells
    So I went to a spot where other nerds dwell
    The kids out there jockin' Deathmist Raptor
    You're lucky I ain't playsettin' Siege Rhino, ya bastids...
    My life hits 40 and I start thinkin'
    I got 8 8/8s, your battlefield's shrinkin'
    Tap to Outlast, Phalanx Leader gets cast
    Before I pass, Jack Forcefully Adapts
    Ya go into ya bag, and ya get out ya pad
    Thinkin' you would go 2-and-0, and go online and brag
    You write it all down like you can't believe
    You about to R-A-G-E-to-the-Q-U-I-T
    You go, "no attack, pass," wouldn't ya know
    Jack icey like a pimp, attack you bro'
    Got the judge pumped up, like he's booin' for you
    Bioshift Scute Mob, give him a +1 counter, too[chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    You come talkin' that trash, we'll discard your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    I'm castin' hard like I'm playin' control
    Strive for Solidarity of Heroes
    I looked at my opponent and he said, "Oh, brother"
    He countered my hydra, but I cast another
    Flyin' in ya' face, I spin-down ya' die
    Green, black, white, Temples of Scry
    Did I forget to mention Primordial Hydra?
    Gotta mention all my cards before I finish my rhyme
    Faces get beat for resistin' my deck
    Dromoka's Command sac's your enchantment
    My deck is broken, attackin' me is a crime
    Sure, 3-out-of-5, if you got the time
    [chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll play your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't quote me boy, I ain't win shit[/chorus]
    My opponents go to block, but they got no 'field
    Plus I got protection from your Repeal
    Two corpsejacks, and your response?
    Mill my deck? I'll 'board in Varolz
    Be a good sport, said the judge
    Don't mainboard Abzan Advantage
    Use a calculator to confirm the damage
    And a 100/100 is more than most can manage
    I don't use fetches, I do it wit' painlands
    I could do wit' basic Forests, Swamps and Plains, man
    No Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit yet
    But get ready to mainboard that Murder
    [chorus]Cuz the nerds in Modern are always hard
    Come talkin' that trash, we'll counter your card
    Knowin' nuttin' in life but to win legit
    Don't play Legacy, it's competitive as shit[/chorus]
  2. "Pump Around," by Evercast, theme song of eyes2sky's Pimpin' Up Wall of Zombie limbs!!!

    Life is up, counter in
    Let me begin
    I came to win
    Attack me, that's a sin
    Drown in dice when I sack up
    Spike, ya better back up
    Try to play the role and Suture Priest will act up
    Life up, Wall up
    Touch of Moonglove up
    If you got removal then, punk you better use it
    Wall of Limbs, Nyx-Fleece Ram
    My Dying Wish
    Is Murder Investigations
    Block it, pump it
    Sac it anyway
    And I deal more damage than nerds at ya Local Gaming Shop
    Sho nuff, I got lots of Exquisite Bonds
    Plus Vampire Nighthawks
    [chorus] I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
    Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
    I'll cut your deck like Mike Holmes' show
    If Jimmy steps up, infinite combo
    Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond
    And I got more triggers than North Korea got bombs
    Just like Prodigal Sorcerer I've returned
    Got no blue or red spells, still you'll get burned
    'Cause I got life and you ain't got none
    If you come to battle bring Protection
    But if you do you're a fool, 'cause I deal to the face
    Try to go 50 with me, you come in last place
    I got the Wall, come get your Limbs
    'Cause when I play Magic, I play like Tims
    [chorus] I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Dump 'em out, dump 'em out, dump 'em out
    Dump 'em out, pump up, and win now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
    I Consume Spirits, and Doom Blade a lot
    I never Diabolic Tutor 'cause I get what I want
    Ya better get a Tournament player
    Like Andrew Cuneo
    To try and play me out like as if my name were Yu-Gi-Oh
    But I ain't goin' out like no kid-game
    Get used to one style and I might have to make
    The change up up and around, new strategies now
    Take all your life and ya' wake up in your own graveyard
    Lingering Souls, Lingering Souls
    I'm spittin' out 1/1 Spirits and 1/1 Soldiers too bro
    [chorus] But I came to get counters, I came to get counters
    So get out your dice and help me count 'em
    Help me count, help me count, help me count
    Help me count my counters up now
    Pump, pump, pump (only Wall of Limbs) (3x)
    Pump up, pump up, and win now [/chorus]
  3. COMING SOON! "You Down Wit' M.T.G.? (Yeah You Know Me)," by Salty by Nature

  4. COMING SLIGHTLY LATER! "All About That Base (No Mana)," by Mhehghahn Trainor (Title and Artist subject to change.)

If I was to release an album, I would call it Magic: The Gangstering... Just sayin.'

Dublomon on

1 month ago

Im not sure if you understood the whole concept of my deck.Helix Pinnacle is a winning option i want to keep in my deck because it is pretty useful if my enemy uses mass removal because my deck can generate enough mana for it in turn 4-5. And because my deck can have mana extremely fast Rhys the Redeemed is an better option because it doubles my tokens and not only gives me one more which also doubles my mana through Elvish Archdruid. And Burst of Strength is not useful enough to exchange anything for it. I already playtested the deck with burst of strength and its not that overwhelming. Most of the options you gave me make the deck slower.

2_Trainz on

1 month ago

I think that Helix Pinnacle is off point for your deck, you have a lot of other places to put extraneous amounts of mana, and it doesn't do anything in the case of not having a lot of extra.

I would also take out CoCo, because your deck isn't creature heavy enough, so just replace it with two more Chords.

I'd also recommend replacing some of your Rhys the Redeemed for Imperious Perfect, because its cheaper token generation, and it gives all your stuff +1/+1.

Another recommendation is Burst of Strength because it gives a counter, and untaps, which can be used either to double your mana off of Elvish Archdruid, double your counters off of Immaculate Magistrate, give someone trample if Bramblewood Paragon is out, or get an extra counter on Joraga Warcaller.

You can look at my Elf Deck for any other ideas, it's a bit similar.

2_Trainz on Elvish Stampede

1 month ago

Hunger of the Howlpack Loses a lot of the versatility that Burst of Strength provides with its untap ability.

2_Trainz on 2 Trainz' Braggro Modern Elf deck

1 month ago

Joraga is one of the decks win conditions, so I only play him as a one drop if I either have a way to get a counter or two on him after, such as Bramblewood Paragon, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Burst of Strength, or Immaculate Magistrate, the only other time I play him as a one drop is of I need an additional elf to tap with Heritage Druid.

I know that Bramblewood Paragon only gives counters to Warriors, I'm not sure what you mean though.

The problem with Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen on the MB is that she is a four drop, and the times she is most useful, and worth paying four for are against burn, so I sideboard her in for those matchups.

Elvish Promenade is a card I used to run and didn't take out till last week. I took it out because it was a four drop, and it was only useful when I already had a decent board state, so it slowed me down whenever I wanted to use it.

You are thinking of Hunting Triad which I have thought of putting in, but still might sometime in the future.

Thanks for the thoughts, I appreciate them!

2_Trainz on Modern Green Elves

1 month ago

You probably don't want 3 Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daens or 4 Ezuri, Renegade Leaders due to the legends rule.

You can also cut the Fauna Shamans due to the fact you also have 3 Chord of Callings and 4 Collected Companys. You also don't want to really have Elves just sitting in your hands, so Fauna Shaman is redundant and actually not very good in most elf decks.

You can use all the room to add a couple more Forests, which should work well, I also don't have any experience running Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in Elves, but the problem you probably run into is that it will only give you lots of mana when you have a solid board state, which is usually when you need it the least.

Other cards to consider:

Bramblewood Paragon

Imperious Perfect

Lead the Stampede

Burst of Strength

Wren's Run Vanquisher

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood

2_Trainz on TeamLegolas

1 month ago

You don't need 3 Elvish Champions on your mainboard I'd recommend going down to 1 (put the others on your sideboard) and putting in two more Joraga Warcaller because if your opponent doesn't have forests then Joraga ends up being a more versatile Champion.

I'd also consider pulling out Talara's Battalion in favor of Wren's Run Vanquisher becauaus it's more versatile and since you run 3 Ezuri's it's ability can be even more effective.

Some more general advice that may change your deck a bit much for your taste is also to cut some forests, you have easily enough alternate mana sources that you don't need 18. You should also consider cutting an Ezuri, but I only say that because he is a legendary, but I still see the appeal in 3 even if it means occasionally being stuck with one in hand.

As far as what to add in, I'm just going to list cards that could work and you should consider:

Bramblewood Paragon great synergy with Dwynen's Elite, Imperious Perfect, and Joraga Warcaller specifically, but he has a lot of superb interactions.

Burst of Strength It can untap and pump, so you can double tap Elvish Archdruid for a ton of mana, possibly save something from Bolt, and also untap Nettle Sentinel while your at it.

Lead the Stampede I've seen others suggest it, but it really is super good, so you really should consider adding it.

If you want any other ideas you can check out my Elf Deck, although it plays a bit different.

Overall your decklist is interesting and I like it.

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