Creature — Elemental
, , Sacrifice Crater Elemental: Crater Elemental deals 4 damage to target creature.
Formidable — : Crater Elemental has base power 8 until end of turn. Activate this ability only if creatures you control have total power 8 or greater.
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|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Crater Elemental Discussion
1 year ago
I would strongly reccommend decreasing creatures/elementals in favor of more dedicated ramp like Khalni Heart Expedition , Harrow , Kodama's Reach , Sakura-Tribe Elder and Myriad Landscape . In my experience if you can cast Omnath and then focus on triggering landfall you'll assemble a board state quickly. In terms of card draw Elemental Bond , Life's Legacy and Greater Good are incredible with those 5/5 elementals. Because Omnath is such an expensive general playing Swiftfoot Boots would probably help.
I would recommend replacing high cmc creatures like Bloodpyre Elemental , Silverglade Elemental , and Hearthcage Giant to speed up the deck. I'd also look at replacing cards like Pilgrim's Eye , Crater Elemental , Fire Shrine Keeper , Cinder Elemental , and Catalyst Elemental as they don't really have payoff without lots of mana or omnath, in which case ramping into a 5/5 seems better
2 years ago
2 years ago
Nice take on the Hollow One deck (have a +1), but I have to ask why only 2 Leyline of the Void? Wouldn't you be better with 3x of it instead of the 1x Nihil Spellbomb? Or for that matter just use Nihil Spellbomb as your graveyard removal.
I run a version of this deck myself Zombie Hollow one, I've added a few cards to my maybe board from your list, including Grafted Wargear and figured I could return the favour with a few cards you might not have seen.
Traitor's Clutch, this grants Shadow, in terms of evasion there isn't much better.
Edge of Autumn, I've had this in my deck, then removed it... I'm not sure if it is worth including or not, but it is an interesting option.
2 years ago
In Magic, there is a distinction between "to Attack" and "Attacking."
To attack is the physical action of declaring something an attacker. A creature is "attacking" if it is in combat attacking an enemy.
Ensnaring bridge only prevents creatures from being declared as an attacker--it does not prohibit creatures attacking.
So, cards like Crater Elemental can be declared as an attacker, and then subsequently pumped. Because their power was less than or equal to the cards in-hand at the time of being declared an attacker, they would bypass Ensnaring Bridge.
You can also cheat in large creatures with cards like Kaalia of the Vast, since the larger creature was never declared an attacker--it skipped right to "attacking."
In the future, please try to link cards with double brackets when making posts, just to make things a tad easier!
3 years ago
Cool elementals to consider: Ashling, the Extinguisher, Avenger of Zendikar, Brighthearth Banneret, Cloudthresher, Consuming Bonfire, Crater Elemental, Deepfire Elemental, Doomgape, Fertilid, Flamekin Harbinger, Flickerwisp, Grave Sifter, Grinning Ignus, Incandescent Soulstoke, Living Inferno (yes it's over costed I still like it), Mulldrifter!!! Nevermaker, Roil Elemental, Slithermuse, Soul of the Harvest, Thornling, Tyrant of Discord, Vigor (expensive but quite good), Whisperwood Elemental, Wilderness Elemental
3 years ago
Actually, I did remove Blessings of Nature a while ago but made a mistake editing.
3 years ago
This is a great start, but allow me to provide a couple of replacements that will make this deck even scarier:
Gruul Turf is not only a color fixing land, but if you don't have any lands to play, it can bounce itself, meaning you get landfall every turn.
Blessings of Nature, Crater Elemental, Generator Servant, Lightning Bolt, Nova Chaser, and Hornet Nest are all effects that don't synergize with your commander in that big of a way, so I'd suggest replacing those with Evolutionary Leap, Nissa's Renewal, Rampaging Baloths, Khalni Heart Expedition, Courser of Kruphix, Where Ancients Tread, and Warstorm Surge.
4 years ago
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This is a burn deck with a few back up plans in the sideboard. This is the second version and has undergone some edits after taking 4th at my local EMN game day (Out of 20).
There are two major weaknesses; large creature aggro and the psyco angel merge. I lost in the top four to World Breaker and Elder Deep-Fiend. Both games I had my opponent at 2 life and simply needed one more turn. This is why Crater Elemental is in the sideboard. Not only does it block but it can be sacrificed to kill off Gisela, the Broken Blade or a troublesome Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.
I would appreciate any feedback as I attempt to fine tune this deck. I would love to take first at a FNM.