Caltrops

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

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Caltrops

Artifact

Whenever a creature attacks, Caltrops deals 1 damage to it.

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Caltrops Discussion

Regoober on Dino Tribal (please help)

2 weeks ago

Very Cool Deck. My only worry is draw, but your commander gets around that--Assuming your commander is sticking to the board. Privileged Position, Rebuff the Wicked and Champion's Helm Come to mind. You're already considering Heroic Intervention and Boros Charm--I'd definitely put in the charm (all the modes are great) I really like what you're doing with Reinforcements and Congregation at Dawn! Worldly Tutor fits that bill, too.

Purphoros, God of the Forge may work since you're dropping in creatures a lot and the activated ability helps your wide strategy. If you end up with any more ETB effects Panharmonicon. Oh, and If you want to trigger your commander's ability twice: Strionic Resonator!

I second that Caltrops should be in the deck... Maybe something like Eldrazi Monument so you can go all out on Enrage without dying?

With all those suggestions, I only have one Cut: Sylvan Scrying Seems weak without a Gaia's Cradle or specifically strong land to hunt out. Otherwise, I want to build and play this deck! +1 Indeed!

Final Thought: Any Additional Combat Phase Cards (I'm not going to list them all) but those could really up the ante mid-to-late game.

Happy Hunting, Jurassic Park Ranger!

LVL_666 on The Predator of Predators

3 weeks ago
  • Agent_Fire, "Why Huatli, Warrior Poet?". Two reasons. 1. Flavor. 2. Because of her third ability - it can be used to help trigger the Enrage abilities of some of the dinos.
  • nsolarz, "Caltrops seems like a tough include.". I totally understand your point on that regard, but I have seen this card work some miracles. One example can be the time this deck faced a Locust God deck. That player had the hardest time getting any of his 1/1 tokens to do much of anything with Caltrops on the board. Even more fun was had when Kinjalli's Sunwing showed up to help slow the Locust God deck even more. This earned me friends shortly after I terrorized the board early on and earned the ire of the whole table. Still, I get your point. Caltrops is extremely niche. What would you put in in it's place? I do want something that could potentially get me Enrage triggers outside of ol' Huatli.

p.s. to both of you - sorry for taking so long to respond to your comments! Thanks for your questions and comments, i'll get better at responding.

Liscom on Dino Tribal (please help)

4 weeks ago

With the mana I really struggle to be content. First, I have to say that I could not playtest the deck yet and even though I already own all the cards, I can only make best guesses. The big question about Planar Gate and Worn Powerstone i of course, how many creature spells I do each turn and also, at what stage during the game. I also admit, that Planar Gate was in my card collecton catching dust and I wanted to play it. But thinking of te situation, I will for sure consider exchanging it for the Worn Powerstone or a similar mana rock.

ATM I count 8 enrage enabling cards. Some of these are fight-cards, that are alse removal and that often can be repeated. Caltrops seems like a great idea, as soon as I find out what to kick out :D

Thanks a lot for your input!

Adenthar on Dino Tribal (please help)

1 month ago

For your mana engine i would remove Planar Gate and replace it with a Worn Powerstone

also you don't have lots of card to ping your dino and activate enrage yourself, perhaps you can have a use of cards like Acorn Catapult, Caltrops or Outpost Siege ?

nsolarz on The Predator of Predators

1 month ago

@lvl_666, given that there are only a couple of cards out of the 99 that use the enrage trigger, Caltrops seems like a tough include. If you were going more heavy on the enrage, I'd think it might be worthwhile, but with so few cards to make use of it here, there is probably a better card for the slot.

LVL_666 on The Predator of Predators

1 month ago

Sorry for the radio silence all, thanks for commenting Polupus and nsolarz...by the way, don't you owe me some feedback? :)

As for Caltrops, it's for what nsolarz pointed out earlier- it's meant to be used with the Enrage ability belonging to Polyraptor, Ripjaw Raptor, and Trapjaw Tyrant. Initially, I wanted to make it a sub-theme within the deck, but I haven't found any other dinos with that ability worth including. What do you two think about Siegehorn Ceratops and Ranging Raptors? Think they're worth including? What would you cut to include them?

nsolarz on The Predator of Predators

2 months ago

looks like he is using thee Caltrops for the enrage triggers on Polyraptor, Ripjaw Raptor and Trapjaw Tyrant

Polupus on The Predator of Predators

2 months ago

Swapping Caltrops for Conqueror's Flail would help against counterspell decks. Caltrops seems kinda weak in here, unless there is something Im missing, your big dinosaurs should be able to scare off any attackers that Caltrops would be useful against.

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