Charging Monstrosaur


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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Charging Monstrosaur

Creature — Dinosaur

Trample, haste

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STD 1 / 0
EDH 76 / 45
ARN 0 / 0

Charging Monstrosaur Discussion

Thurbajen on Gishath Gonna Dump His Boyos

5 days ago

triproberts12 Hey Bud. Yeah, all the cards in the main board I own, and most in the Maybeboard. Just read the article and that was really interesting. Guess I should probably run Sakura-Tribe Elder over Explosive Vegetation !

Would you say that Territorial Allosaurus should be ran over Domri Rade then? As it can be hit off of Gishath, Sun's Avatar ? I just find that he comes down, makes something fight and then dies, and even if he survives he then has a 30% chance of drawing you a card.

I agree with you on Huatli, Warrior Poet , and I think that does probably mean that Charging Monstrosaur is better, but I'd still put in things like Sunforger above it. I still don't even think that Vanquisher's Banner is that good in this deck, and adding something like Crush Contraband a long with Sunforger would be a better include.

Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket should probably be in the lad base anyway. I don't know about going all the way up to 40 lands as that's how many I have in my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck! Average on EDHREC is now at 38, so I should go up one or maybe even two.

It has occurred to me that there is a sweet combo with one of the indestructible spells like Make a Stand and a combination of Raptor Hatchling or Forerunner of the Empire + Polyraptor . In combination with Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge this would make a quick win. Would you say that this is worth going for and building in? Or am I convoluting the strategy!

Once again if there's anything I can do on your tappedout let me know and I would be happy to oblige.

triproberts12 on Gishath Gonna Dump His Boyos

5 days ago

I understand the reluctance to replace Knight. It's certainly not a dead draw, or anything. Just keep an eye on your 3 and 4-mana dinos as you upgrade the deck to make sure that the possibility of double-spelling outweights the extra mana presented by Dynamo. I think Territorial Allosaurus is worth it. You are light on targeted creature removal. For that reason, I like Domri Rade , although if you don't own a copy, I would put that money into Path of Ancestry and Regal Behemoth , first.

I don't like Huatli, Warrior Poet . The dinosaur thing is cute, but this isn't a go-wide tribe like Elves or Goblins where a 3/3 token will make a difference to the board. You want them in your deck for Gishath value, and that's the main reason. Think about Charging Monstrosaur , by comparison. You get 5 power with haste on the first turn it comes down. With Huatli, you get to attack with 3 power the second turn, and 6 power the third turn, assuming she survives, which is a rough task for Planeswalkers in multiplayer. If she does, it will take 6 turns of making and attacking with 3/3 dinosaurs every turn to surpass the damage output from Monstrosaur, and she's not a hit off Gishath. I'm not sure if that means you should run Monstrosaur or not, but Reality Smasher Jr. won me a lot of games of Draft.

As for how to alter your ramp package to make it better, seeing Rampant Growth reminded me of an excellent article at EDHREC. Check it out, since I think Dana Roach does a better job explaining land ramp than I can. I would also go up to 39 or 40 lands. You REALLY want to be hitting your land drops with an 8-mana commander that your deck is built around, and one that's 3-colors, to boot. If you're afraid of flooding out, Scattered Groves and Sheltered Thicket aren't a bad compromise.

livingrock on Gishath Commander

2 weeks ago

I mean yeah, a lot of people use it for that reason. I just didn't get enough mileage out of it, plus if you have it in your hand you have to choose between that and Gishath. 4cmc commanders don't use 4cmc ramp for the same reason. Competing with the commander amounts to being a dead card for a turn. But a lot of people like it and I'm far from an expert, I'm just parroting. The way I judge a card is "am I happy to see it when it's in my hand?"

Now that you have a bigger budget you may want to start thinking about specializing your deck. One thing I did with my Gishath deck for a while was land destruction. Since Gishath gets our dinosaurs out without casting, and most of our ramp is creatures and artifacts, we can destroy lands without slowing our deck down. (Lots of people hate this kind of deck and will hate you off the board though).

Another direction is emphasizing Enrage. When you playtest a while you will notice that you hardly ever, if ever, get Siegehorn Ceratops to go off. That's because there's a very low chance of having it out when it's time to block a 1/1. It will usually die instead of getting those counters. However, if you have cards like Pyrohemia and Caltrops , you can consistently get your Enrage triggers off without worrying if you have a perfect combat scenario.

Finally there's the big tramplers like Charging Monstrosaur .

Either way you may want to start thinking about trimming some dinosaurs out, and especially your non-dinosaurs. Most people will tell you not to have more than 35 or so creatures (some people say 25 but I don't feel Gishath goes off often enough in that case).

ramunch on Gishath

3 weeks ago


Maybe Out


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.

joaoguaxinim on Boros Rush

1 month ago

Charging Monstrosaur could enter in this deck.

elvishimpersonator on Hasty Chomp

2 months ago

Charging Monstrosaur and Nest Robber could come in handy here

Boza on R/G Dino

3 months ago

Raptor Hatchling, Raging Swordtooth, Charging Monstrosaur, Thrashing Brontodon, Rile - there is a tutorial for that right under the comment box.

You have too many enablers and fewer cards - deathgorge scavengers as 4-of is too many, it will starve most of the time; 4 migration, 4 drover and 3 otepec are too many mana cards - cut the 3 otepec, as they are unnecessary with 4 regisaur.

-2 deathgorge and -3 otepec for + 1 commune and 2 Reckless Rage and 2 Raging Swordtooth

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Charging Monstrosaur occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RGW (Naya): 0.13%


All decks: 0.04%