Defiant Greatmaw


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

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Uncommon

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Defiant Greatmaw

Creature — Hippo

When Defiant Greatmaw enters the battlefield, put two -1/-1 counters on target creature you control.

Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on Defiant Greatmaw, remove a -1/-1 counter from another creature you control.

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Defiant Greatmaw Discussion

revanmtg on Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons

6 days ago

Hey cool deck, I actually also have a Hapatra deck in the works and it's been through many revisions. Here are a couple of suggestions I have.

Not sure that Rhonas's Monument truly belongs here, for the simple reason that more than half (11/18) of your creatures aren't green (Hapatra is gold). I like the Monument but not sure for this particular deck.

Shed Weakness, I toyed with using this card, and decided that removing -1 counters from my creatures wasn't really a priority- most of them have a mechanic to remove em themselves or you're just dropping them onto a Festering Mummy (or Soulstinger). If anything Hapatra's Mark is definitely better.

I found Splendid Agony to be a bit weak, so I would recommend putting in Murder or some other budget removal because it always comes in so handy- compensate for the lost -1/-1 synergy by including more creatures that drop them when they enter the battlefield. Defiant Greatmaw, Exemplar of Strength, Soulstinger could all potentially fit your curve. Maybe you could even find a way to use Decimator Beetle.

What I found was that for this deck to be as powerful as you'd like it to be, it needs to be a bit heavier on creature count, so I'd recommend anywhere in the 22-24 range.

I'd love if you checked out my deck, called 'Call The Exterminator'. You might get a couple ideas from looking at that especially for what to think about in the sideboard.

notmaaz on -1/-1 Counters

1 week ago

Firebones675 Thanks a lot. I do have a couple of Painful Lesson cards that I got from the toolkit which I will add.

monoblack79 Thanks for the advice. I will definitely consider the alternatives if I want to stay mono black.

Do you guys think that it is a good idea to take some of my weaker cards out and replace them with green creatures since I have quite a few -1/-1 green creatures with me, including Crocodile of the Crossing, Defiant Greatmaw and Ornery Kudu. I also have dual lands and Evolving Wilds to go in there.

Crauden on Hapatra Ultra Budget

3 weeks ago

Have you thought about running Defiant Greatmaw? I also think with your discard budget theme that Honored Hydra might not be bad. Considering you can embalm after you discard it.

TheUltimateM on Counters: +1 for me, -1 for you

3 weeks ago

Quick question here: Have you considered running Baleful Ammit and Defiant Greatmaw. I only ask cause im currently in the midst of building this deck because I love the idea and I have quite a few of the cards. I was thinking you could run the Ammit in the sideboard just in case you need lifegain and the Greatmaw for negative counter control on your end, just in case its a long game and you need to remove counters. It also adds to your Soulstinger too and triggers Hapatra for more snakes. Anyways great deck +1 from me!

TheNotoriousIPD on Bring Out 'yer Dead

4 weeks ago

Love the deck's strategy. I think you could benefit from switching out Defiant Greatmaw with Scrapheap Scrounger. You want to have easy -1/-1 targets for Revolt, and Scrounger does that for you. Turn 2 Scrounger into Turn 3 Exemplar of Strength + Turn 3 Narnam Renegade with triggered Revolt. Then you've got a Scrounger sitting in the yard waiting for something else to die. It doesn't look like you've got much recursion happening, so exiling things from the yard to get your Scrounger back isn't a steep price to pay. Exile something, Scrounger returns, and the whole cycle starts again.

You may also consider adding 1 or 2 Decimator of the Provinces to the 75. It's a great finisher and since your creatures want to die anyway the Emerge cost isn't too bad. Triple green is rough, but if you manage to pay the triple green and sac a 4-drop then Decimator comes down on turn 5 as a 7/7 trample/haste that gives all of your creatures (including itself) a mini Overrun. That's asking a lot, and most people won't have an answer.

Narrash on Golgari AKH, Hapatra

1 month ago

So I love the green cards of Amonkhet, especially Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Honored Hydra, and I'd like to build a block-constructed deck around Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and negative counters. Here's what I've come up with so far : [AKH only] Hapatra -1/-1.

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Daedalus19876 on Hapatra - Queen of Toxicity

1 month ago

Guerte: I see your point with regards to Harbinger of Night, definitely, but he also eats your opponents' boards and gives a HUGE number of snakes in exchange. Defiant Greatmaw, Ring of Xathrid, Blade of the Bloodchief, etc allow Hapatra to survive his sweep. He's proven himself several times in my games so far.

crosstiger23 on Vizier of the Negative Counters

1 month ago

Hey, I'm building a deck similar to this one. BesidesHapatra, Vizier of Poisons I would also run Nest of Scarabs. Maybe include Manglehorn in the sideboard since its good not only against any deck running important artifacts, but also against the Saheeli combo (cat clones are also artifacts). Key to the City is another nice way to discard cards, makes your big beefy creatures unblockable and can even draw you cards if you need to. Other than that I'd take out Defiant Greatmaw and replace it for either Baleful Ammit or Crocodile of the Crossing. As MadMadison said, Shefet Monitor is also not a great card son this deck so I'd probably take that one out too and replace it with another Archfiend of Ifnir and some other creature I've already suggested. Also, Dissenter's Deliverance is a rather specific card so I would sideboard it instead of including it on the main deck. Other than that, the deck seems pretty fun to play. Hope my advice helped you :)

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