Crested Herdcaller

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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Tokens

Crested Herdcaller

Creature — Dinosaur

Trample

When Crested Herdcaller enters the battlefield, create a 3/3 green Dinosaur creature token with trample.

Crested Herdcaller Discussion

AkaAkuma on Gishath | Into The Jaws Of The Beast

4 weeks ago

the__odysseus ow yes that guy has been on my radar for quite a while, but what is worth replacing him? I mean of course Crested Herdcaller and Needletooth Raptor are lackluster edh creatures, but they actually function all right.

Do you have any experience with the Regal Behemoth? I'm afraid I'll just be overrun by weenies and lack the evasion to retrieve the monarch status.

stensiagamekeeper on TRY JUND!

1 month ago

Sweet deck. Have you considered Regisaur Alpha over Biogenic Ooze . While the latter is clearly better for the late game you already have a decent amount of grind slots and if you're going beat downs the ooze is basically a glorified Crested Herdcaller . GRA standard was a grind fest however RNA looks like it's going to enable some more gold-fishy strategies thanks to Wilderness Reclamation and the half-dozen probably modern playable burn options. Being fast or reactive seems better than card advantage (or at least moreso than in the past).

Speaking of which you could probably benefit from finding a way to work Llanowar Elves into this. Obviously in the current configuration that would be unwise (looking at you Bedevil ) but assuming you tweaked the mana and cut down on the and costs it could enable some real explosiveness.

Nitpicking aside, it's a strong concept and well executed. You clearly know your stuff.

greyninja on stompy stompy

3 months ago

+1 from me! If you were going for a gimmick deck then dinosaurs is a pretty awesome option! I wanted to build pirates; but honestly dinosaurs got so much more support wowww

Honestly, if your ultimate gameplan is to "cast commander, beat face" then many of the other dinosaurs are just going to slow you down. Gishath, Sun's Avatar is arguably better for a dedicated dino deck imo

I feel like the dream play is Zacama, Primal Calamity immediately into Akroma's Memorial/Xenagos, God of Revels and swing... or just wiping everyone of problematic enchantments/artifacts/creatures lmao

It might be smart to run 30+ creatures because how often are you really casting a 9CMC commander?! Depends on where you take the deck. Do you want beaters or rampers? Wood Elves, Solemn Simulacrum, Kor Cartographer, Oracle of Mul Daya, etc etc. I assume you don't want it to feel exactly like Darigaaz Reincarnated/Maelstrom Wanderer which is why I suggested Otepec Huntmaster&friends. Just Brainstorming

You have a bunch of mana doublers which is awesome, including the updated Regal Behemoth that's a mf dinosaur! Plus sorcery ramp. There's a decent spot removal package and some of the auto include boardwipes. A couple dinos have removal tacked on as well. Spellbreaker Behemoth is sweet. I love Samut and the haste enablers. Fervor is meh. You have a lot of really cool stuff here tho. You even snuck in Craterhoof & Avenger. There's a light token theme here which doesn't fit. Idk.

If you're trying to thin some of the fat it would be the rando 5-8 cmc spells. Crested Herdcaller, Thundering Spineback, Raging Swordtooth, Godsire, ... It's so hard. Probably lose two enchantments and two instants/sorceries and you'll only have to cut seven creatures XD

The crossroads for me is the Gishath dino aggro or Zacama goodstuff combo. It'll be cool to ultimately see what your mind imagines!

Danielj111 on

5 months ago

I would recommend, if you want to keep green, use it more for ramp than you are atm. I would also recomend replacing Slash of Talons with Lightning Bolt, Crested Herdcaller with Regisaur Alpha, Two Huatli's Snubhorn with Temple Altisaur's, Everdawn Champion with Atzocan Seer, balance the land a little more, maybe some Dual Shots and Ranging Raptors for ramp and enrage triggers, maybe one Ravenous Daggertooth instead of an Imperial Ceratops so you can get enrage lifegain earlier, it's also more of an earlier bait target for removal which will benefit you. Also Regrowth, Destructive Revelry for your sideboard. Otherwise removing green, adding in more red like Silverclad Ferocidons, Raptor Hatchling and Charging Monstrosaur and the white and red Ixalan Avatars, if you cut out the green you could also lean into more of the lifegain aspect with some give lifelink spells on your fliers then you can chump block small boys with either face or enrage dinos.

lagotripha on Grow and destroy!

5 months ago

How competitive and aggressive do you want to be in modern?

You can consistantly manage 12 budget 1 drop manadorks in G/W (Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves (I don't know why the price listing is broken), Avacyn's Pilgrim), followed by very efficient creatures in the 3/4/5 slot. Its best if those creatures let you stabilize, having an immediate board impact- Obstinate Baloth is loved for that reason, but there are plenty of alternatives.

If you want to run that an aggro deck to cast dinos, then look at Crested Herdcaller, Deathgorge Scavenger, Runic Armasaur, Siegehorn Ceratops and Thrashing Brontodon. However, as a lot of them are in standard, you might want to wait for rotation before building it in modern as it will be substantially cheaper.

Modern cards that are good for any tribal in G/W are Mirror Entity and Chameleon Colossus - one for its power when you go wide, and the other due to its surprising resilience in midrange.

GW hatebears has some older budget lists which can be plundered for ideas, and some new card printings (notably Vizier of Remedies ) allow for very powerful interactions even with budget cards (Safehold Elite looks a lot stronger).

There are also lists built around Knight of New Alara that, while long in the tooth, have solid ideas.

The strongest way to build in budget is to spot a theme across a lot of sets (that means a lot of similar cards have been printed), and grab the cheap ones that work well together (in price and cmc), so that while no part of your deck is spectacular, you can consistantly win a lot of matchups.

Green also has the benifit of access to a lot of card fixing in the form of things like Adventurous Impulse- there are like eight variants, which makes building around card interactions a lot smoother, whatever you pick.

Good luck, and happy brewing.

Deco_y on

8 months ago

True that. For the best decks, you gotta pony up. Oh, the eternal struggle of a magic player.

I took a look at all the Green/White creatures in Standard atm, and this is the list of creatures I would consider for a Dinosaur deck in these colors:

Imperial Lancer
Kinjalli's Caller
Priest of the Wakening Sun
Cherished Hatchling
Drover of the Mighty
Raptor Companion
Atzocan Seer
Deathgorge Scavenger
Kinjalli's Sunwing
Orazca Frillback
Ranging Raptors
Ravenous Daggertooth
Renegade Rallier
Rhonas the Indomitable
Territorial Hammerskull
Thrashing Brontodon
Knight of the Stampede
Ripjaw Raptor
Territorial Allosaurus
Crested Herdcaller
Snapping Sailback
Temple Altisaur
Trapjaw Tyrant
Carnage Tyrant
Goring Ceratops
Wakening Sun's Avatar
Zetalpa, Primal Dawn
Ghalta, Primal Hunger

I would consider maybe focusing on the lower CMC Dinos to populate the majority of the deck and have Wakening Sun's Avatar as a finisher. Your curve is a little wonky, and you'll want to smooth it out a tad.

SFA on What current decks will stand ...

10 months ago

I've played against some good Vampire builds in both sealed/draft and in standard. Adding in Cast Down is going to make that deck strong. I think everyone is going to need a good board wipe in the side board more than ever.

Green stompy is looking like it's gonna be scary. I've messed around with a build using Druid of the Cowl to ramp into Crested Herdcaller and then drop the Ghalta, Primal Hunger

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Crested Herdcaller occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Naya: 0.11%