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 Burst of strength to avoid ...

1 month ago

Let's say that I have an attacking 1/1 creature like Tukatongue Thallid and for some reason I decide to back it out of combat for some strategic purpose with Burst of Strength before the blocker can inflict damage. Is this possible?

xxlahvacxx on Mono-Green hexproof

1 month ago

Thank you all for your suggestions.

In my opinion, I do not think that Witchstalker is that necessary for sideboard since it still can be countered. Same thing for Asceticism, which is quite mana expensive for this agro deck.

Sgt.Pickles I have play-tested this deck quite a lot and 20 Forrests seems quite fine for me. On the other hand, I was forced to run Rancor 4x in the mainboard plus I also put in Silhana Ledgewalker, which is more agressive than Troll Ascetic.

I prefer Burst of Strength which can surprise an oponent with an unexpected blocker rather than use Aspect of Hydra or Primal Bellow.

I always liked hydras so I put Mistcutter Hydra in the sideboard against blue controls. Thrun, the Last Troll is really amazing, unfortunatelly, it is not suited that well for my budget deck.

The idea of this deck is to run it Mono-Green so other colors are out of debate. TappedOut is full of GW hexproof decks, I wanted to created something different and unique in its own way :)

Grind on Vorel's Discount Counters

1 month ago

Hi Croc,
some quick suggestions for your brew. your mana curve looks pretty agressive but it looks like you're vulnerable to boardwipes. here are some quick recommendaitons.
Impulse > Contingency PlanArcane Denial > Clash of Wills
Fact or Fiction > Learn from the Past
Swan Song or Dream Fracture > Cancel
if you really want to go in on the counters mechanic, Inexorable Tide is decent. then you could consider running Astral Cornucopia or Everflowing Chalice.
Swiftfoot Boots > Banshee's Bladegeneral recommendations - unless you're going voltron, some of your cards look only great in a 1v1 format. such as Battlegrowth, Burst of Strength, Dragonscale Boon, Slip Through Space.
it looks like you want to go wide with creatures - you may consider some buffs like Overwhelming Stampede and Triumph of the Hordes.
finally some goodstuff recomendations including Stunt Double that are hopefully affordable enough for you: the three R's are Really important:
Ramp: Cultivate, Kodama's Reach > Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wild Growth.
Recursion: Archaeomancer, Greenwarden of Murasa.
Removal: Beast Within, Rapid Hybridization, Reality Shift, Reclamation Sage.

The_Lost_Primarch on Cute Little Hydras (◕ᴗ◕✿)

2 months 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 Cute Little Hydras (◕ᴗ◕✿)

2 months 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 Cute Little Hydras (◕ᴗ◕✿)

2 months 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!

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