Burst of Strength

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

perrin515 on Good at Math? There is ...

2 days ago

Last post, this is assuming you use every card you get in 6 turns. I did use 2 solidarity of heroes but tried to keep it singles of cards in hand besides.

T1: Forest, Elvish Mystic

T2: Forest, Gyre Sage, Burst of Strength(1 counter)

T3: Swamp, Corpsejack Menace(2 counters), Solidarity of Heroes(6 counters)

T4: Increasing Savagery(16 counters),flashback Increasing Savagery(36 counters), Dragonscale Boon(40 counters), Kalonian Hydra

T5: Chord of Calling for Corpsejack Menace, attack with Kalonian Hydra(Gyre Sage 200 counter, Kalonian Hydra 20 counters)

T6: Solidarity of Heroes (Gyre Sage 1000 counter, Kalonian Hydra 100 counters), Attack with Kalonian Hydra (Gyre Sage 5000 counter, Kalonian Hydra 500 counters)

WacoCatbox on Good at Math? There is ...

2 days ago

Wow, lots of good stuff! While I was originally just going for a 1 card answer to the math problem e.g. "Play the Burst of Strength with the untap" vs. "Play the Increasing Savagery later", the play by play with all the different pieces was awesome! Also the new card ideas were sweet. While I won't be owning an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn anytime soon, I didn't even have Staff of Domination on my radar! But hey, that why I pay you the big bucks, right? ;)
FreddyFlash311, I don't think Kalonian Hydra would come in as a 16/16 since his counters aren't "placed" because he enters with them. Either way he's a monster relatively soon anyway. BTW "6 digit hydra" has a good ring to it :)

perrin515 on Good at Math? There is ...

2 days ago

OR

T1: Forest, Elvish Mystic

T2: Forest, Gyre Sage, Burst of Strength(1 counter)

T3: Swamp, Corpsejack Menace(2 counters), Solidarity of Heroes(6 counters)

T4: Forest, Increasing Savagery(16 counters),flashback Increasing Savagery(36 counters), Dragonscale Boon(40 counters),

at this point you can play anything in your hand. Kalonian Hydra's ect....T5 will be everything you can play in your deck and or draw

ChiefBell on Good at Math? There is ...

2 days ago

T2: Gyre Sage

T3: Primal Cocoon

T4: 1 counter placed on Gyre Sage due to Primal Cocoon. Play Corpsejack Menace. Evolve triggers twice. There are now 3 counters on Gyre Sage. Tap Gyre Sage for 3 mana. Play Burst of Strength. There are now 5 counters on Gyre Sage, and she untaps. Tap Gyre Sage for 5 mana. Play Dragonscale Boon. Gyre Sage now has 9 counters and untaps. Tap Gyre Sage for 9 mana. Play Increasing Savagery. Gyre Sage now has 19 counters. Play Solidarity of Heroes. Gyre Sage now has 57 counters.

T5: 2 counters placed on Gyre Sage due to Primal Cocoon. She now has 59 counters. Tap her for 59 mana. Flashback Increasing Savagery. She now has 79 counters.

AngryBearTony on Exponential Gyre-ations

2 days ago

Assuming your Gyre Sage hit the field T2, and you played a T1 Elvish Mystic (we're optimizing, right?), T2 you can also Burst of Strength the Gyre. T3 Corpsejack Menace, giving Gyre Sage another +1/+1 counter and another +1/+1 from Jack's ability, making it now 4/5. You're left now with a few choices. Optimally an early Kalonian Hydra gets you more counters for your buck (over the long haul), but a T4 Dragonscale Boon gets you a 8/9 Gyre Sage and 4/4 Corpsejack Menace at the same time. That seems like the best way to go, as the Kalonian Hydra entering T4 won't trigger Evolve.

WacoCatbox on Good at Math? There is ...

2 days ago

For folks that are better at the numbers than I am: Gyre Sage will be in a in a "doubling rich" environment using one or more of Corpsejack Menace, Kalonian Hydra, and Solidarity of Heroes by turn 5. What is the best way (mathematically) to get Gyre Sage the most counters by turn 6? Don't forget the untap variable! Increasing Savagery, Dragonscale Boon, Burst of Strength, or Primal Cocoon. If you have no idea (like me) feel free to check out this deck and comment anyway. I'd really appreciate it :)

Exponential Gyre-ations

andrewB88 on Abzan Counters- Need Help

3 weeks ago

Hardened Scales, Citadel Siege, Honor's Reward Abzan Skycaptain Abzan Ascendancy Anafenza, the Foremost Abzan Charm Daghatar the Adamant Ancestral Vengeance Cached Defenses Sandsteppe Mastodon Mistcutter Hydra mainly for the pro blue but also because its so versatile. since its a XG cost.

That would be a good start, you'll need plenty of mana ramp, so Elvish Mystic or Whisperer of the Wilds, if your playing modern then I'd suggest as well Solidarity of Heroes as well Ajani, Mentor of Heroes Apocalypse Hydra Bond Beetle Bow of Nylea. One of my favorites Burst of Strength Common Bond. One i really want to add to my Abzan deck Corpsejack Menace. This one is a high priced version of Burst of strength Dragonscale Boon

If you have any Golgari cards from Return to Ravnica, it'll be a good idea to go find them, yeah your exiling cards but hey they beef up anything you want on the field.

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