Combustible Gearhulk

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Kaladesh 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.

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Combustible Gearhulk Discussion

billium813 on Degree of Madness

1 day ago

I think Combustible Gearhulk and Chandra Ablaze don't really fit here. Key to the City would help with madness effects.

Is there a reason you would like to be in modern? If you want to use modern cards Olivia Voldaren, Stromkirk Captain, & Vampire Nighthawk should do nicely.

Heir of Falkenrath  Flip would fit well into your curve. I like Skysovereign, Consul Flagship as your top end threat. Maybe go down the Lightning Strikes for Lightning Bolts? Drana, Liberator of Malakir bumps up your smaller creatures.

albino_ninja on Metalwork Fling

1 week ago

With Metalwork Colossus having the ability to come back to your hand at any point, I would sub out 2 for Combustible Gearhulk. Its a great late game body that can burn or fill your hand, and more importantly, you can Fling it!

landofMordor on Ixalan Spoilers (NO LEAKS)

1 week ago

Okay, here are my thoughts:

Looks like the lore of Ixalan will be the meeting of Conquistadors (pirates) and a Inca/Aztec-like culture. There just happen to be dinos randomly in Ixalan, too. I definitely think that lady PW is not from Boros. I zoomed in as much as I could, and her armor doesn't look like a fist. Besides, that's kinda tacky of Ravnica to send an interplanar cop after an interplanar assassin.

With the release of the Defeat cycle from HOU, I'm SO pumped to see if Jace washes up on shore and has to re-negotiate his relationship with Vraska in a new setting. Here's a question: if Jace goes nuts/amnesiac, what happens to the Guildpact? Are we getting set up for Ravnica 3 here (the story about the Kraul would suggest so)? It'll also provide a reset for Jace's character (I'm okay with him doing sketchy stuff with Tezzeret in his past, but I'm annoyed that he is the kind of person to deus-ex-machina his way out of Dragon's Mazes and the like by just wiping minds).

Eh, now that I've typed all that out, maybe I prefer if Jace has somehow lost his mind powers/spark temporarily (wouldn't it be funny to give him a down-grade to just a legendary), and he and Vraska have an awkward Zuko-and-Aang moment where they realize they don't need to fight anymore. Less plot holes that way, which means Jace will wipe fewer minds that way.

Wish list for Ixalan (and I've been avoiding leaks) are: Jace and Vraska flavor expansions, like Jace or Vraska dipping into another color or Vraska dropping a color; a plot/legendaries that don't have the same ending as the historical conquistadors where the native population died of smallpox and war (in other words, I would love to see some cool Aztec-esque cards!); and further expansion of Red's slice of the color pie (cards like Glorious End and Combustible Gearhulk have been really cool in giving R more tools than simple low-curve aggression, and I hope to see the trend continue).

KingZamiel on Turn-5 Ulamog is my Bounty!

1 week ago

@Neko069 funny enough I saw the potential for Luxa pretty early on, but didn't even think to run it in my deck, so thank you for reintroducing it me!

Something I forgot to mention before is that I used Combustible Gearhulk in place of Glorybringer. The chance of drawing Ulamog, or sending him to the graveyard for 10 damage was rarely a bad thing.

Also, I don't know what your local meta is like, but if you're going up against a lot of gods or Gideon, Burn from Within might be worth sideboarding.

TheRedGoat on Five Color Reanimator 13-6-3 FNM YTD

1 week ago

Truth be told I was not suggesting any card in particular as much as I was curious about why you had none of those type of cards.

With embalm, I had seen it as another type of card that simply doesn't lose much value if thrown into the graveyard, and I saw the aftermath cards this way as well. However I hadn't actually considered that the synergies with your deck would end there. Combustible Gearhulk certainly could abuse the aftermath cards (imagine hitting even a one of Rags to Riches?) but beyond that most of the cards would either demand a different playstyle or else be too mana intensive to play. A problem the embalm creatures would bring up as well.

If there was anything I would suggest, it would be that you should be able to abuse certain card interactions between Torrential Gearhulk and Incendiary Sabotage to create a flashy board wipe at instant speed. But that may be better left to a more artifact/control based deck than your reanimator build.

landofMordor on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

2 weeks ago

I'm liking that Afflict mechanic. Spicy tech, there. I feel like Combustible Gearhulk, Sin Prodder, and now this guy are exploring cool design space for Red. In a roundabout way, it's forcing your opponent to play with limited knowledge, just like all of the million turns I've bluffed countermagic in U. I think this new element of "impulsive randomness" in R plays well to R's slice of the pie without being trite and also starting to give Red the power to hang with the other colors in EDH. Love it.

honeybunch on "Target opponent may" and shroud

2 weeks ago

In a recent EDH game, I had a Combustible Gearhulk in hand, and my only remaining opponent had a Solitary Confinement on the battlefield. I wound up losing before I got around to playing the Gearhulk, but I'm wondering how Gearhulk's trigger would have worked if I had played it.

How do Gearhulk and other similar "target opponent may" cards work when there are no opponents who can be targeted?

darklinglion398 on Boros Corruption

2 weeks ago

Really enjoy the deck! I'm currently playing Mardu reanimator and its one of my favorite decks Iv'e played in standard.

Gotta say tho if you were interested in going totally balls to the wall with abilities like the one on Combustible Gearhulk you could finish your playset, pick up a third color with black and get some of that sweet sweet removal, and add a Sorin, Grim Nemesis or two as his +1 is practically a finisher with all of those huge drops that you run.

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