Crash of Rhino Beetles
Creature — Insect
Crash of Rhino Beetles gets +10/+10 as long as you control ten or more lands.
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Crash of Rhino Beetles Discussion
4 weeks ago
@TheRedGoat Thanks for your suggestions and sorry for my bad englado.
The deck is built to draw a ton of cards and it pretty much always does. The only thing that can get in our way is, when we keep a starting hand without something for card draw, we don't draw anything similar and our creatures (which were to kill Grothama) will be removed. In this case a cheap early card draw spell like Life's Legacy or Hunter's Insight could be really useful. (When i built the deck, i was also considering those two but simply forgot to put them to the Maybeboard.
The Great Aurora - I've never seen this card before and I'm not quite sure if we need more lands on the battlefield, when we can already cast a 9 mana spell. The card draw is pretty sweet tho combined with Psychosis Crawler. (And you are right, the deck makes it easy to have a handsize of 20+ cards.)
Death's Presence - Could be pretty neat, but I'm not sure if I would cut antyhing for it.
I'd never suggest to play Grothama, All-Devouring just to have her on the board. Only play her, if you can make use of her ability in that turn or can protect her until your next turn.
Verdant Sun's Avatar - Personally I like the card, but I never felt needing it.
I can only recommend Grothama, All-Devouring if you like card draw and smashing face with big hitters. She definitely has a unique ability which you can't find on any other card in magic. Beside Barktooth Warbeard, Grothama is my favorite EDH deck.
1 month ago
Some cards I notice you don't have and so would ask if you've considered or tested them:
The Great Aurora can be a fairly one sided board wipe when you have a hand twice the size of everyone else combined. (Also works for token decks mind you)
Ravenous Slime could discourage others from attacking into your commander.
Verdant Sun's Avatar seems like a good way to keep yourself alive for a bit.
Do bear in mind I have no idea what your meta, usual play-style, or budget is like when asking these questions. I am considering Grothama versus Ghalta for a green stompy build, so I'm kinda just throwing out ideas that I might use for either one.
2 months ago
Shana42, thanks for the suggestions. Oracle and Azusa are too expensive for me to get, so they are not really options. I do like the Swordtooth, though, and could add him in time. I do have an Exploration, so I may add that in. I thought about Crash of Rhino Beetles, but I worry about how many lands I'll keep on the battlefield. I can get 10 on the field rather consistently, but when I start bouncing, that worries me. I'll keep a tab on it, and see. I'd like to add a Burgeoning too, but its getting pricey.
2 months ago
if you want redundancy on affects around land drops their is Oracle of Mul Daya which allows for additional lands and can pull lands from the top of your deck.
Crash of Rhino Beetles could be a nice beater/trampler as long as you can consistently get to 10 lands quickly otherwise its just a 5/5 trample for 5
Roil Elemental can be fun with landfall stealing your opponents creatures but it is frail at only 3/2 and costs 6 mana
3 months ago
4 months ago
I got my opponent to scoop tonight, actually. Lol.
He was playing Green Stompy and I was playing a fixed NV.
I had out Caustic Crawler and Rampaging Baloths with a stack of 8 or 9 tokens. Those were literally my only creatures. He kept trying his best to play stuff, but I kept killing with removal. During the turn I had four lands enter, I took out his Yisan, the Wanderer Bard who had a Divinity Counter on it via That Which Was Taken. Really pissed him off super bad because he was up to Yisan's 4th use.
The next turn, when my lands all untapped, I played Crash of Rhino Beetles (The third creature I played all game, mind you) and he scooped, lmao.
Reki got Rekt
5 months ago
I was recently thinking that Xenagos, God of Revels could be useful in a deck like this? As you have cards like Baloth Woodcrasher, Centaur Vinecrasher, Crash of Rhino Beetles, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar and Terravore. There's plenty of other creatures that can be big too like Rubblehulk and Ulvenwald Hydra and so this might be something I include in my list I think some time to try out.
5 months ago
Take out terramorphic and evolving unless you add more basics, Spinerock Knoll, probably Rocky Tar Pit, and Mountain Valley, Chromatic Lantern, maybe no Countryside Crusher or Cosmic Larva, Behold the Beyond, Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Tutor, Ever After (Unless you add more better creatures), Natural Balance, you dont really have a use for Doubling Season,
Consider Avenger of Zendikar, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Oracle of Mul Daya, Rampaging Baloths, Sylvan Safekeeper, Tireless Tracker, Titania, Protector of Argoth, Ulvenwald Hydra, Crop Rotation, Hissing Quagmire, Raging Ravine, Lavaclaw Reaches, Treetop Village, any more cycling lands, Nissa, Vital Force, Embodiment of Insight, Scute Mob, Dragonmaster Outcast, Squandered Resources, Crash of Rhino Beetles, Undergrowth Champion, Squirrel Nest, Spawning Grounds
I think you need upwards of 40 or so lands in here if thats where you want the focus, some should make creatures, some should BE creatures