Cacophodon

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Cacophodon

Creature — Dinosaur

Enrage - When Cacophodon is dealt damage, untap target permanent.

Cacophodon Discussion

Streamside on R/W/G Dinosaur EDH

3 months ago

Specific Recommendations:

Creatures:

Cut:

Ancient Brontodon

Cacophodon

Gigantosaurus

Knotvine Mystic

Krosan Drover

Llanowar Elves

Needletooth Raptor

Ravenous Daggertooth

Territorial Hammerskull

Thrash of Raptors

We want to make room for some cards to help you get more dinosaurs onto the battlefield faster, and to interact with your opponents threats and spells. If you increase your card draw, you'll still draw into enough creatures to overwhelm your opponent.

Add:

Forerunner of the Empire

This tutors for a dinosaur and can trigger your engrage abilities. Sick combo with Polyraptor.

Colossal Majesty

This is going to serve as persistent card draw for keeping creatures on board, which you aim to do anyway.

Guardian Project and/or Elemental Bond

Both of these cards allow you to draw a card when a creature enters play.

Unbreakable Formation and/or Make a Stand

These can have two uses: the first use is on attack, but it also can be cast to safeguard your board from effects like Wrath of God .

Eerie Interlude

Like above, this protects your creatures from board wipes, but also works against exile and -x/-x effects like Toxic Deluge .

Resurrection and/or Breath of Life and/or Brought Back

Losing an expensive creature feels bad. Bringing it back to the battlefield for less than its casting cost helps take the sting away.

Replacements

Cut Naturalize , add Krosan Grip

Cut Fires of Yavimaya , add Rhythm of the Wild

Cut Worn Powerstone , add Sol Ring

Consider

Adding Board Wipes:

Star of Extinction and Starstorm are flavorful possibilities.

Adding a tutor or two:

Finale of Devastation is flavorful and rewards you for going big on mana.

Upgrading the mana base: I would start by replacing the "gain 1 life" lands with the "scry" lands in Core 2020, which can be had for about $2 each. From there I might look at getting a Krosan Verge and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, and gradually upgrading over time.

What else to cut / Replace

I might nix Explore and Lay of the Land , and replace them with Domri, Chaos Bringer or Domri, Anarch of Bolas (which can provide mana and either card draw or removal), or Zacama, Primal Calamity , which you essentially cast for free (or gain mana from, if you're using Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun )), since it untaps your lands if you cast it from your hand.

I hope you find these suggestions helpful. I tried to stay on the lower end of prices on this stuff.

GL;HF! :D

Caerwyn on Mono Black Infinite Possible?

7 months ago

For fun, I looked into what options you had if you removed the mono-Black requirement.

Options in terms of untap engines are pretty limited in Modern. You have Cacophodon and High Alert .

For High Alert to work, you would have to generate each iteration to go infinite. Priest of the Forgotten Gods provides you the , but you would need three copies of Pitiless Plunder to make up the remainder of the cost.

For Cacophodon to work, you would first need to give it indestructible. Your options would be as follows: Adamant Will , Angelic Guardian (though this might be risky since you would have to attack), Chance for Glory (which gives you an extra turn so its three mana casting cost does not detract from your play significantly), Dauntless Bodyguard , Join Shields , Make a Stand , Resolute Watchdog , Sheltering Light , Song of Freyalise , and Vivien Reid .

You would also need some form of damage outlet that triggers on entering the battlefield or creatures dying. Currently, only Judith, the Scourge Diva works in standard.

You could also use a card like Open the Graves or Desecrated Tomb to generate creatures, which you could sacrifice to Makeshift Munitions , but you will need a copy of Pitiless Plunder to make this work.

dhannum on Marath Dino + Token + Combo

8 months ago

Selesnya Sanctuary -> Bountiful Promenade - a better dual

Sylvan Reclamation -> Wear / Tear - Cheaper and almost as flexible

Warstorm Surge -> Boros Charm - Warstorm was more for the enrage angle, which I'm moving away from, and how did I forget about Boros Charm

Cacophodon -> Phyrexian Altar - Cacophodon was another dino I was trying out, to untap double lands, but it just didn't work. And everyone knows the Altar is awesome, plus I pulled a foil :)

The rest is an attempt to lean into a superfriends subtheme

Out

Collective Unconscious

Fiery Confluence

Pyrohemia

Magmaquake

In

Ajani Unyielding

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Nissa, Vital Force

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

ramunch on Gishath

8 months ago

Out

Maybe Out

In

You're missing a bunch of the best dinosaur cards in my opinion

Maybe In

That gets you no where near where you need to be. To me you have too many enchantments might look there more.

PandAvs on Here Comes the Dinosaur!

1 year ago

thanks pyracanth!

Zendikar Resurgent helps with mana a great deal, you would be surprised how it can help you cast dinos and give you draws.

Etali, Primal Storm is great advantage once you get to swing with it. Being able to trigger it once is enough imo. lol.

Ravages of War is really risky. One of my wincons, it should be cast in the proper timing. I was able to use this once with Gishath, Sun's Avatar on the board, it's easy to snowball from there.

I am also iffy about Needletooth Raptor. Might switch it out for Majestic Heliopterus, a dinosaur I overlooked. What do you think?

I have a really stretched combo here with a single-target dino, I don't rely on this happening everytime, but I almost had all the pieces once. Frilled Deathspitter + Cacophodon + Pyrohemia + Heroic Intervention + any permanent that taps for red mana = spit everyone to death. :D

I was able to win once with unlimited combat phases using Bear Umbra + Aggravated Assault as well.

I hope I was able to give you ideas with this commander. It's one of my favorites. :D

griffstick on Dinosaur Rampage

1 year ago

Note Steely Resolve is a nombo for lots of things you want to do. You might want to reconsider that card.

Huatli, Dinosaur Knight, Huatli, Radiant Champion, Pounce, Crash the Ramparts, Savage Stomp, Rile, Hunt the Weak, Enter the Unknown, Tilonalli's Crown, Kindred Boon, Majestic Heliopterus, Cacophodon, and lastly Spirit en-Dal all don't work if Steely Resolve is out and you choose dinosaur

MyMask69 on famished paladin brewers challenge!

1 year ago

So, you're wanting some hilarious "wtf?!, did that just happen?" moments. I would personally make things difficult for myself and try to do Famished Paladin turned to artifact with Saheeli's Artistry and given Quicksmith Rebel tap to do 2 damage ability and use it on a Sheltering Light 'ed Imperial Ceratops. I might even try to do something with lifelink and Quicksmith Genius to draw with The Locust God and Makeshift Munitions. Or, Heroic Intervention and Squire's Devotion on a Fervent Paincaster , exerting him to damage Cacophodon and untap/gain life. Then draw with the Saheeli's Artistry+Famished Paladin+Quicksmith Genius thing......IDK there's so many possibilities....

Guyvas on Zacama EDH deck

1 year ago

This is my first time building an EDH deck and I was curious what could be improved.

7 Mountains

8 Forests

8 Plains

Golden Guardian  Flip

Zacama, Primal Calamity

Gishath, Sun's Avatar

New Horizons

Orazca Raptor

Nest Robber

Traveler's Amulet

Xenagos, God of Revels

Gyre Sage

Iroas, God of Victory

Kinjalli's Caller

Otepec Huntmaster

Majestic Heliopterus

Colossal Dreadmaw

Ravenous Daggertooth

Charging Tuskodon

Tilonalli's Knight

Forerunner of the Empire

Tilonalli's Crown

Shatter

Overgrown Armasaur

Sun-Collared Raptor

Path of Mettle  Flip

Raging Regisaur

Mosswort Bridge

Knight of the Stampede

Stampeding Horncrest

Luminous Bonds

Kodama's Reach

Nissa's Renewal

Radiant Destiny

Wayward Swordtooth

Trapjaw Tyrant

Siegehorn Ceratops

Cacophodon

Stone Quarry

Thunderherd Migration

Tranquil Expanse

Gruul Turf

Plummet

Shake the Foundations

Frilled Deathspitter

Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Polyraptor

Sunpetal Grove

Orazca Frillback

Boros Garrison

Silverclad Ferocidons

Etali, Primal Storm

Strength of the Pack

Thrash of Raptors

Sun-Crested Pterodon

Graypelt Refuge

Cherished Hatchling

Reckless Rage

Blinding Fog

Pillar of Origins

Atzocan Seer

Sky Terror

Raging Swordtooth

Crash the Ramparts

Slash of Talons

Frenzied Raptor

Selesnya Sanctuary

Sun-Blessed Mount

Huatli, Dinosaur Knight

Goring Ceratops

Burning Sun's Avatar  Flip

Unclaimed Territory

Huatli's Snubhorn

Bonded Horncrest

Pterodon Knight

Shining Aerosaur

Huatli's Spurring

Rallying Roar

Kazandu Refuge

Snapping Sailback

Territorial Hammerskull

Commune with Dinosaurs

Mayael's Aria

I want to add in a boardwipe like Wrath of God or Planar Cleansing and switch something out for Wakening Sun's Avatar and then I don't have Command Tower or Reliquary Tower in and don't know if they're "required".

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Cacophodon occurrence in decks from the last year

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