Creature — Boar
Vigilance, trample, haste
When End-Raze Forerunners enters the battlefield, other creatures you control get +2/+2 and gain vigilance and trample until end of turn.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
End-Raze Forerunners occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
End-Raze Forerunners Discussion
2 days ago
I've been trying to figure out what we would replace for End-Raze Forerunners for a while. There's a couple pet cards like Mindleech Mass I'm having trouble removing from the list due it's cool ability and art, but maybe it's time.
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestion! I've been having success with Garruk but it does often feel very "win more" when he drops. My most recent thought process on this archtype has been to top off with End-Raze Forerunners but again, I'm not sure how necessary it is. This project has taken a back seat for now until I figure out how the meta is going to settle with Theros.
Thanks again for the feedback!
1 month ago
Thank you for the suggestion. Originally I was trying to keep a decent spread between mid and high cmc costs so I would have plenty to play late game, but in order to get there I had to make sure my early to mid game would survive. Originally I was thinking of just removing both End-Raze Forerunners , but sometimes I even have a hard time playing my favorite giant chicken Wrecking Beast as well (which fits in the 7+ cmc to cut you suggested).
For now I might just drop out the two End-Raze Forerunners in favor of topping off some of my other cards like Gruul Spellbreaker , Frenzied Arynx , and Domri's Ambush . I need to look over my cmc 5/6 cards though to see if I might have any better late game drop options to use instead. I could slap in more Skarrgan Hellkite to fill that role since there is one in the deck already, but they are a bit on the pricey side and I worry that more would lean it too far from "Budget" status since it's the most expensive card in the deck so far.
1 month ago
Have you thought about putting any haste effects in the list (e.g. Strider Harness )? You could also top out at End-Raze Forerunners if you lose access to Great Oak Guardian . Touch of Vitae is also decent here.
1 month ago
Yeah after the last update adding planeswalkers I removed 3 more creatures, and it does feel a little tight in play if I don't get enough momentum quickly or they clear the board. I might remove one of the Gruul Guildgate and/or a Mountain for another creature or 2 for starters. I was then considering dropping one Jaya's Greeting to bring it to 3x, and potentially one of the Domri, Anarch of Bolas for 2x total to replace with creatures. Lastly I was also considering removing a Grumgully, the Generous to bring the total to 3x and open up the deck for other creatures.
I was looking for creatures that can help with mana ramp since End-Raze Forerunners are my most expensive cards and can be a finisher for the game. For that I was browsing standard cards and found a few that might fit in.
Leafkin Druid Is nice since it's a 0/3 and has decent toughness if needed to block, and can tap for a green mana to help ramp up. Bonus if I somehow get 4+ creatures on the field it gives 2 green instead. This doesn't help if I need red mana, but most of the cards in the deck don't require more than 1 red mana anyways.
Paradise Druid allows me to pick either color instead of just green, and has 2 power if I wanted to use for attacking instead. The hexproof part would likely only affect it when I first drop before riot is in play since it would likely be tapped for mana or attacking after.
Incubation Druid seemed like a mix between the previous two mentioned. It allows to tap for any mana (That I can make already) but has no power and less defense when comparing to the previous ones. On the flip side if it has a +1/+1 counter it makes 3 mana when tapped. Since I have a few ways to get counters on creatures when playing them, I could potentially have that trigger somewhat reliably. It also has the ability to adapt for counters, and since I'm trying to lean more towards mana ramp I will likely be able to pay the 3GG cost reliably later in matches if I dropped it early before I could get Rhythm of the Wild or Grumgully, the Generous out.
District Guide Is a 2/2 creature that also lets me fetch a land/gate from deck to my hand. This helps fill up my creature slots, while also helping with mana ramp to later game to make sure I can drop my expensive cards. I've been using this in a few of my mana heavy decks in arena with success, so this might be one I pick since it fills two roles without sacrificing field presence (while the others previously mentioned would have to be tapped to get me mana ramp)
Rosethorn Acolyte Was one I considered. The adventure would let me get red mana if I somehow can't get mountains in my early game, and the creature itself would allow me to tap it for mana ramp. It's a 2/3 though so I feel more like it should be on the field attacking or defending instead, and I feel at 2G it's a bit pricey for what it does. That said because it is a 2/3 I could still use it for attack/defense and only use the mana ramp when I need it, but I feel there are better 3 cost cards.
1 month ago
So from playing in MTG arena it runs decently and if I get a good start with the cards for all parts of early, mid, and late game it runs real well. For example I'll be able to get 3 lands out on turn 2 by dropping a forest and Arboreal Grazer turn 1, then ideally a Gruul Guildgate or Rugged Highlands with the ability. Next turn I drop a mountain or forest and can drop Grumgully, the Generous or Rhythm of the Wild . Then turn 3 I drop another forest or mountain and can play Frenzied Arynx , with two sets of Riot or Riot plus a +1/+1. Then from there I just keep dropping land and planeswalkers as I can, and usually I am able to drop my Wrecking Beast and/or End-Raze Forerunners later to finish the game.
I've also noted Domri, Anarch of Bolas really really helps with early-mid game ramp+control. I'll have one or two creatures on the field but with his -2 ability to make creatures fight, I'm able to clear the field or keep the field equal between us while I continue to ramp up to late game.
I'm somewhat starting to feel the limits of Barge In too. As there will be times I have defenders and could successfully block without dying if I gave them the +2/+2, but since the spell only works on attackers I'm unable to do so. On the flip side though it does help me attack as expected. I've had some people try to sacrifice defenders mid game against my creatures without trample, and I can add this on after they already declared defenders. So basically it means I NEED to play aggressive where possible if I have them in my hand since I can't use them for defense. I might sideboard something else tough if I find I need to be on the defensive a lot more against a specific player in a tournament or bo3. This fits the theme of the deck though with riot allowing me to choose more aggression with Haste as needed early game, or use one of the riot stacks for haste late game.
In my arena deck I don't have Skarrgan Hellkite , so I just put in a 4th Frenzied Arynx and that has made sure I draw them more often. Something I 100% forgot though was that Grumgully, the Generous is a legendary creature. I've had a few games in Arena so far where I have two by mid game, and was worried I wouldn't have anything to drop when I emptied my hand out otherwise. Luckily (maybe?) so far they have targeted Grumgully, the Generous and killed him quickly. So in those cases I've been able to still play my other Grumgully, the Generous after the 1st is killed without waiting too long. With that though, I might look at removing one Grumgully, the Generous (to bring to a total of 3) to replace with the 4th Frenzied Arynx .
2 months ago
I'm tempted to make that change with 3x to 4x on Frenzied Arynx as well. Being 4 cost means I'll likely be able to play them consistently, they have riot which fits the deck theme well, have trample naturally, and also have a 4GR ability to buff if I don't have anything to play/out of cards in hand as the game progresses. The question comes down to what I would replace for it at that point. I hate to do it because I love my holographic giant chicken and it has saved me a few games as my late game drop, but I might need to replace the Wrecking Beast for another Frenzied Arynx . I could maybe drop Skarrgan Hellkite instead since I only have 1 in the deck as well, but it does have a helpful ability with riot and flying where the chicken has riot, trample, and no ability.
If I want to look towards replacing a spell, I could maybe drop one of the Jaya's Greeting or even one Rhythm of the Wild . I really want to make sure I draw Rhythm of the Wild and get as many stacks of riot as a I can though. Then for Jaya's Greeting it's my only real burn cards and scry could help throw away duplicates I don't need or excess mana from the top of the library later on.
Maybe I'm just overthinking this though and dropping a land card could do the trick. I just started feeling like I hit a decent land/mana curve+ramp since I'm able to more reliably drop Wrecking Beast and End-Raze Forerunners , so I am concerned about removing more land and going back to the original mana problems. Although I do have 3x of both Domri, Anarch of Bolas and Domri, Chaos Bringer and I can't have more than 1 of each at a time. So maybe I would want to drop one Domri, Anarch of Bolas , but then it becomes less likely I'll draw them at all and won't get the mana ramp from them either.
It's getting tougher and tougher to find cards to pull out of the deck to replace, but I feel that's a good sign we're on the right track and have cut most of the fat each iteration.