Cataclysmic Gearhulk

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Kaladesh (KLD) Mythic Rare

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Cataclysmic Gearhulk

Artifact Creature — Construct

Vigilance

When Cataclysmic Gearhulk enters the battlefield, each player chooses an artifact, a creature, an enchantment, and a planeswalker from among the nonland permanents he or she controls, then sacrifices the rest.

Cataclysmic Gearhulk Discussion

gzusvictory on NensouHiebara

3 weeks ago

Dude!? What happened to Armory Automaton ?? It’s like a mini Heavenly Blademaster that cheats the equip costs and even steals equipment from the opponent! No way am I cutting it for Restoration Specialist , at least not until I hear your reasoning.

By the way, Winds of Abandon seems better than Single Combat and/or Cataclysmic Gearhulk . Having the option between one sided board wipe or another “ Path to Exile ” in a pinch seems too good to pass up. Seems like the closest thing to a white Cyclonic Rift we are going to get. Let’s not give the opponent a choice of keeping their best creature or any chump blockers.

But

I do see the downside of doing this to like a token deck and them playing more stuff with the lands you got them. Both Single Combat and Cataclysmic Gearhulk do interact with players who have multiple planeswalkers out. Plus Gearhulk can wear a sword well and Single Combat prevents rebuild in a very unique way.

I am glad you took the advice of running Smothering Tithe . I love the synergy of obtaining metal craft with it.

PookandPie on Roon of the Hidden Realm

2 months ago

Hi there!

Roon is one of the first decks I ever made to get into EDH, and I still have mine together and play it almost weekly. My list is here, so you have a point of reference: Roon of the Fun Police.

Some cards I think you may enjoy are:

Palinchron , who generates you infinite mana with Deadeye Navigator or Mirari's Wake . With infinite mana, you can easily abuse one of your token ETBs to flood the board and win. You may find that more beneficial than, say, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , who does seem useful, but he has a cast trigger, not an ETB. This means that using him with Roon or Deadeye won't do anything- he has to be cast in order to trigger.

Another recommendation would be Ixidron , who turns creatures face-down. Roon, Deadeye, Venser, etc., can all flicker or blink your cards to turn them face up again, but your opponent won't be able to turn theirs over without killing off their own board state (unless the creatures in question are cards with manifest or morph, those are the only exception). You may find that useful to run in the place of another card, since this keeps annoying creatures out of your opponents graveyards but still deals with them- plus its almost one-sided since your creatures can be turned rightside up by blinking them.

Panharmonicon is a card that tons of blink decks enjoy for obvious reasons.

Cataclysmic Gearhulk is a sweeper that's so nice, you can do it twice. Or, honestly, as often as you feel it necessary.

Stonehorn Dignitary with Roon can completely lock an aggressive opponent out from ever attacking you for the rest of the game.

With creatures entering and leaving play so often, Aura Shards is too good for you to pass up.

Knight of Autumn is superior to Reclamation Sage. You can choose to destroy something or gain life, whichever you choose.

Cards you could cut for the above are:

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Ulamog Ceaseless Hunger (both for the same reason: They're not repeatable since they're cast triggers, not ETB triggers), Wurmcoil Engine (a dies trigger, not an ETB or LTB), Reclamation Sage, Arbiter of Knollridge.

Hope this helps!

JoshFox on Gruul Cragganwick

2 months ago

Xica says... #45 JoshFox I have been workig on a deck somewhat similar to yours, imho the following mistakes should be corrected:

Noble Hierarch > Birds of Paradise , as it allows you to push through damage, in plan B, with Geist, and Surrak, much, much better

Fauna Shaman is a trap card - at least it seemed so in my deck. The problem is that everyone runs removal for it. Meanwhile you could run cards like Life's Legacy that dig through the library much better. Maybe having few cards in hand is that good - but i think there are more effective ways to get rid of said card for more benefit, of the top of my head the spellshaper cycle comes to mind.

Running non-creature sideboard cards is a grave error for this kind of deck. For example i would surely replace Engineered Explosives with Cataclysmic Gearhulk (as it effectively starts with 5 copies in deck thanks to evolution), or if you need to fight mass artifacts Glissa Sunseeker is probably one of the best answers, it can kill anything without first strike that has 3 or less toughness in combat, and she is the queen of sweeping up artifacts (and can be found with evolution).

Xica on Advertise your MODERN deck!

2 months ago

JoshFox I have been workig on a deck somewhat similar to yours, imho the following mistakes should be corrected:

  • Noble Hierarch > Birds of Paradise , as it allows you to push through damage, in plan B, with Geist, and Surrak, much, much better

  • Fauna Shaman is a trap card - at least it seemed so in my deck. The problem is that everyone runs removal for it. Meanwhile you could run cards like Life's Legacy that dig through the library much better. Maybe having few cards in hand is that good - but i think there are more effective ways to get rid of said card for more benefit, of the top of my head the spellshaper cycle comes to mind.

  • Running noncreature sideboard cards is a grave error for this kind of deck. For example i would surely replace Engineered Explosives with Cataclysmic Gearhulk (as it effectively starts with 5 copies in deck thanks to evolution), or if you need to fight mass artifacts Glissa Sunseeker is probably one of the best answers, it can kill anything without first strike that has 3 or less toughness in combat, and she is the queen of sweeping up artifacts (and can be found with evolution)

My Deck:


Eldritch StompoSaurus (V 3.0)

Modern Xica

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hungry000 on Modern - Trash for Treasure - Artifact Reanimator

3 months ago

Isn't Servo Schematic better than Cogworker's Puzzleknot here? It makes 3 sacrificable artifacts total while Puzzleknot only gives you 2 at most since you don't get another servo when it isn't sacrificed to its own ability. There's also the niche situation when you go Sharuum --> Cataclysmic Gearhulk with a Puzzleknot and a servo on the battlefield; if you had a Servo Schematic out instead, you would come out with one extra servo after Gearhulk's ability resolves. I guess the ability to create 2 servos can be useful too, though.

OOBS on Thalia's Horde of Humans

3 months ago

You have too few creatures to have reliable hits off of Collected Company, and you land/mana dork count is also relatively low. The majority of successful decks that play CoCo have around 7-8 mana dorks (Noble Hierarch, Birds of Paradise) to which you only have 4 (Avacyn's Pilgrim), and have a total of roughly 27 creatures or more while they run around 22-23 lands, to which you have 22 and 20 respectively. This allows for more turn 3 CoCos which can be devastating. If you can't play with Noble Hierarch due to budget, I would recommend running 23 lands and going up to around 27 creatures to try to get your money's worth out of CoCo. Another consideration is that while Tireless Tracker is an excellent card, Tracker works much better with a fetch-shock manabase. I would consider running some combination of Militia Bugler and Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip instead to dig through your deck more reliably (both should also be played with a much higher creature count, likely 26 at a minimum). As for your sideboard, I recommend a few things. I would try to find another spot for a 2nd copy of Declaration in Stone, and I would replace Nihil Spellbomb with Relic of Progenitus (and maybe try to find space to bump the number up to 4) or play Rest in Peace . I would also recommend removing Tragic Arrogance, as that is the type of card many decks would love to be able to board in against you (for example, many Death and Taxes lists play Cataclysmic Gearhulk against decks like Humans and Spirits). I assume you are looking to either dismantle other creature heavy strategies or artifact/enchantment strategies. I would recommend Settle the Wreckage for creature heavy strategies (works well with CoCo too), and maybe a card like Fracturing Gust against artifact/enchantment decks.

AkaAkuma on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

4 months ago

Sooo, how often are creatures of you going to connect? You have quite some cards that want to beat face (e.g. Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Necropolis Regent , Bred for the Hunt and Thrummingbird ). Most are small but could be good though! Personally I haven't been able to profit much from bred for the hunt, but I never run the flying creatures and the heralds that you do.

But on to the questionable cards. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest wants the Butcher of Malakir , Cataclysmic Gearhulk or Slaughter the Strong kinda effects. But Yehenni seems like your only man. So why play him?

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seems like a bit of a waste here. You don't play nearly enough swampwalk or Crypt Ghast / Magus of the Coffers effects.

I personally also used to play Bramblewood Paragon solely for Reyhan. But still, you only play 4 warriors in total. So even if it hits the cmc, isn't the new Zegana, Utopian Speaker a better choice?

If you like to run more sacrifice outlets. I am an absolute fan of Greater Good , and recently became addicted to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .

You run allot of instants and sorceries for a deck that cares about creatures and counter-interaction, but you miss the Reyhan staple Living Death . Really, it's gorgeous (and also works with Mazirek)!

"When an effect happens or card becomes played this is put on top of an imaginary stack.

However, when a card is in the middle of being resolved, any new effects cannot take place until the card is done. So Reyhan's ability can only be placed on the stack when Living death is resolved.

Thus, Reyhan can choose new targets for all the counters that would've been lost otherwise!"

Stipped right off my primer: Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

You have an expensive taste, maybe Assassin's Trophy is an option?

Together Forever does not only score points on it's amazing flavor between Reyhan and Ishai, creatures "die" before returning to your hand. It's all Reyhan ever needs to hear.

Lastly I'd like you to take a look at your creatures and their base power and toughness, and then take a look at Octopus Umbra . It's off-theme, but packs quite a package. Just saying.

Killzun on The Sea is Woke - Noyan Dar Control

4 months ago

Phenomenal deck! I have almost all the cards and have been wondering how to build Noyan Dar for a long time.

I like the sub of Land Equilibrium for Cataclysmic Gearhulk .

Have you looked at Unsubstantiate ? It can return Part the Waterveil while on the stack prior to exile.

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