Combustible 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
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Combustible Gearhulk

Artifact Creature — Construct

First Strike

When Combustible Gearhulk enters the battlefield, target opponent may have you draw three cards. If the player doesn't, put the top three cards of your library into the graveyard, then Combustible Gearhulk deals damage to that player equal to the total converted mana cost of those cards.

Combustible Gearhulk Discussion

Life_autonomous on A Song of Ice, Fire, and Uglies

6 days ago

Hear hear! I ran a few games with it last night and ran into mana problems, so I will have to adjust that accordingly. Madcookie Combustible Gearhulk is a great addition. I will try running that and Darksteel Colossus . Thanks for the advice! Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor Reality Shift and Mana Geyser deserve a try. Using Reiterate on the latter can be good fuel for an Xtra thicc Banefire or Comet Storm , which were actually the targets for Thousand-Year Storm . I've gotten the combo off successfully a few times and I can usually stall and pull off a lethal "x" in the late game. I think Mana Geyser has the potential to get that giant x spell off more consistently, so I will definitely try it out! Thank you all for the advice and suggestions. I am really enjoying building and playing this deck

Madcookie on A Song of Ice, Fire, and Uglies

1 week ago

Cutting lands is good and fun until you get your expectations subverted and got stuck with 3 lands the whole game. My opinion is a deck has to have around half its card dedicated to mana producing (lands, rocks, etc). As it is you are sitting at 43(35 lands and 8 mana rocks) and I'd strongly suggest you don't cut more. Keep in mind that Jhoira is relatively high-priority commander for Doom Blade and yolo casting her on turn 3 and expecting nothing happens to her so you can double suspend is either a pipe dream or an indication you are playing against beginners.

Also I think you could use a bit more card draw in the deck as I counted 5 or so spells. Maybe add Combustible Gearhulk in the place of that 8/8 Theros kraken.

Otherwise good deck. Cheers!

(I'd also run Obliterate with some indestructible bois like both Ulamogs, Darksteel Colossus , Blightsteel Colossus and the like, but its not for everyone's taste)

WhichKing on The most violent Ogre to ever have existed

1 week ago

If you're using Mono-Red I think that Price of Progress is a definite shoo-in for a finisher that can knock out multiple players late-game.

Also, I think that Conjurer's Closet can be a real game-changer, allowing you to double up on certain powerful ETB effects. Inferno Titan , Combustible Gearhulk , Solemn Simulacrum , Mindclaw Shaman etc. If you convert some of your haste auras to Fervor and Hammer of Purphoros , you can even get a second activation of tap abilities like your commander's very own ability!

EmEcks on The Stupidest Joke in Magic Numerology

3 weeks ago

commanderzitch, there's already a Combustible Gearhulk in the decklist, so you want to look for a different card to replace Hive Mind for. :)

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 month ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

Chhris on Mayael, Caller of beasts

1 month ago

Great deck! Defense of the Heart would make a great addition. If you're playing Craterhoof Behemoth , he combos off with Avenger of Zendikar . I've also been using Chance for Glory as a big finishing move. Balefire Dragon hits big and can wipe the enemy board, and Avacyn, Angel of Hope is great at defending your creatures. I love Combustible Gearhulk for the card draw, especially when your opponent denies you, and then gets hit big due to the CMC of your 5 power creatures. I have my own deck: The Safari Zone {Primer} feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!!

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

1 month ago

oh do not cut bottom end removal pieces you might have to cut some top end big things.

yes Rocks as in rakdos signed locket and mind stones and all the things bushido_man96 recommended. Although personally I would lean away from the myrs because they are more likly to get removed, the extra body does not help you much, they suffer from summoning sickness and Rakdos TSS might kill them when he lands.

Burnished Hart Gilded Lotus Hedron Archive Wayfarer's Bauble Cabal Coffers Cabal Stronghold are also all good ramp pieces.

Cut wise i would probably ditch:

Charmbreaker Devils Combustible Gearhulk Noxious Gearhulk these are big things which will not be disappointing late game but there are better cards for this deck.

Fate Unraveler Underworld Dreams these cards i would only really put in a deck where you are making them draw cards Nekusar, the Mindrazer for example. really the minor amounds of damage they do is not worth the card slot.

Inquisition of Kozilek Duress These are 1 vs 1 cards not multiplayer cards.

now onto the maybe cuts, this section I'm more hesitant but if you say they work they probably do:

Polluted Bonds does do damage i just thing byt he time you get it out people do not care about 2 life very much. IMHO something like Warstorm Surge just does more damage

Halo Hunter how often do you see angels?

bushido_man96 on

1 month ago

Head scratchers: Combustible Gearhulk , Fate Unraveler , and the discard effect cards. These two creatures don't really seem to offer you much, and don't really seem to fit the theme of your deck. Instead of the Gearhulk, I'd run more reliable card draw, like Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Book of Rass , Necropotence , and maybe even some red wheel effects, like Wheel of Fortune if you can or Magus of the Wheel on the cheap (there are several others, too). I also recommend Sunbird's Invocation , especially with the high curve you have.

I honestly don't think cards like Duress and Inquisition of Kozilek are going to be that impactful for you. I'd consider running options like Meteor Golem , Spine of Ish Sah , and Unstable Obelisk to get rid of enchantments.

Hope this helps!

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Combustible Gearhulk occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.31%

Rakdos: 0.24%