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Commune with Dinosaurs
Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a Dinosaur or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Commune with Dinosaurs Discussion
1 week ago
Wow, that was very well laid out. Thank you very much. To take your suggestions in order...
I absolutely agree that the deck could stand to be a little faster, although things like Bonecrusher Giant ’s Stomp adventure do help a little in keeping the deck from simply folding to faster archetypes. Arboreal Grazer is a good idea. I’ll probably get rid of Flower / Flourish and maybe even the one-of Escape to the Wilds for them.
Sadly, Commune with Dinosaurs isn’t standard legal anymore and wouldn’t be very good in this deck anyway, but I do get your point. In practice, I find that Once Upon a Time really helps with mana fixing in this tri-color deck, and to dive for a threat if I don’t currently have one. I do admit that there may be better cards for the same job though.
The Great Henge is a great idea. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it myself, but I’ll almost certainly throw it in somewhere.
Finally, I don’t have nearly as much trouble bringing out Sunder Shaman as you might think. The shock lands help, as does Fabled Passage and Once Upon a Time , though I do agree that it’s a bit of a greedy include regardless and I may end up changing him out for something else.
1 week ago
This is actually one of the first giant decks I've seen, despite the clear upsides to making them. There are also clear downsides to a giant deck. The first being that you're slow, since giants are by nature big creatures. You need some more ramp, like Arboreal Grazer . You aren't playing simic colors, which is where all the good ramp is, but you should take efforts to be able to get those giants down by T3-4.
Second, Once Upon a Time is not a card that fits into every green deck. If your big win-cons are specific creatures or a specific land, it's a good card to have, but in this one you're just wasting card advantage and a card slot. It's still a good card, but you're only going to have it free one time in half your games at most, and the rest of the time it's an over-costed Commune with Dinosaurs .
And lastly, Sunder Shaman . Great card, powerful 4-drop, but it's not going to work for this deck. Two each of two colors on turn 4 is hard in a dual-color deck, and nearly impossible in tri-color. It's extra-hard because you want cast off on the next turn, which requires 2 of your third color. You'd have to have at least one paradise druid to pull this off, and that's a lot of uncertainty.
To replace these cards, I'd recommend taking a look at Outmuscle (a situationally good fight spell), Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig (a very good addition to this deck, but you won't get him T3 like ever so he's going to be a T4-6 play), Barge In (a cheap way to give your giants trample and boost), and then test/take a look at these: The Great Henge , Domri, Anarch of Bolas , Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner , Bolt Bend , and Return of the Wildspeaker .
1 week ago
JavuPote thanks! I know, but i like a lot of tribal. That's why i have Thunderherd Migration and Star of Extinction . The reason that i have Star of Extinction it's because i think every commander deck have to be at least one global remove. Yesterday i had only one dinosaur at battlefield, and this card have cleansed all the table (had six players), including an annoying land that every turn players discard a card. And Commune with Dinosaurs it's a really good card and fits well on this deck, but unfortenataly don't have space here :(
1 week ago
beatiful deck!! im also building a Zacama Commander and i'm taking from you some ideas like the land enchantments.
Commune with Dinosaurs might be an interesting option too
I know Star of Extinction is a great card.. But... Aren't your Dinosaurs going to feel a little upset about playing that?...
1 month ago
a general rule of thumb i follow for lands is that if everything costs 3 or less, 20 lands is fine. if i'm using cmc 4 cards, i run 24 lands. if i'm using anything that costs 5 or more, i use 24 lands plus ramp.
i don't see any real removal in the deck, and thats going to be crucial if you want to live long enough to cast spells with cmc 5 or higher. Path to Exile is pretty much your best option in GW.
too few of your creatures actually have the "elephant" creature type to actually call this an elephant deck.
when building a tribal deck, you need cares that actually care about creature type. otherwise you could be running the same strategy more effectively using other creatures. usually these cards come in the form of "lords" like Elvish Champion or Goblin Chieftain , but it could also be something like Commune with Dinosaurs . your deck doesn't really have anything like this, so i'd recommend Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton .
1 month ago
Hey, nice version of Atla.
Mirror Entity is busted with Atla; it's a Dino and an Egg. Regal Behemoth is a very good Dino/mana doubler. It's Lizard creature type was errata to Dinosaur. In multiplayer Commander Runic Armasaur can be a repeatable source of draw.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Thunderherd Migration : Lore, Farseek, Cultivate and even Growth are better.
- Commune with Dinosaurs : can only get one card of possible 57 of 100 cards. Because it's a one drop and can find a land that makes it playable, but consistently it only get a land.
- Savage Twister
- Ghired's Belligerence
- Shake the Foundations
Are you using Heartstone in a combo that I don't see? I ask because it only works with two creatures (Atla and Zacama) in the entire deck. You have many repeatable sources to trigger enrage that these one time effect spells are not needed.
Upgrades within the budget to consider:
- Windswept Heath or Naya Panorama > Myriad Landscape
- City of Brass or Exotic Orchard > Krosan Verge
- Ash Barrens > Evolving Wilds
- Rhythm of the Wild > Fires of Yavimaya
- Smothering Tithe > Huatli, Radiant Champion
- Eternal Witness > Road of Return
- Samut, Voice of Dissent > Burning Sun's Avatar
- Chaos Warp > Pounce
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Definitely get a set of Ripjaw Raptor in here, taking out Thundering Spineback s for them. Then for the rest of the deck I'd cut Rhonas's Monument , Thunderherd Migration , Adventurous Impulse , and 2 Ranging Raptors to play 4 Llanowar Elves , 2 more Commune with Dinosaurs , and 2 more Gigantosaurus .
Ripjaw Raptor is very hard card for red decks and other aggro decks to deal with. The reason for cutting the Monument, Ranging Raptors, and Thunderherd Migration is because there's less need for the slower, more reliable ramp when you're not playing a 7 mana dino. With the changes above, your curve will top out at 5 (discounting Ghalta) which means getting to that mana count faster is more important, hence the 4 Llanowar Elves .
Commune with Dinosaurs occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
All decks: 0.07%