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|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Enormous Baloth Discussion
4 months ago
Mark Rosewater has said that if it ever comes down to flavor or mechanics, flavor wins.
I think we can ask the same question about legendary creatures. For example, at what cost can you justify a 7/7?
Well, if the creature costs like Griselbrand , sure. That's a very steep cost. It should be huge. Likewise, Deep-Slumber Titan has so many hurdles to overcome that the 4cmc for a 7/7 isn't that bad because it requires a lot of setup and work. Next there is Enormous Baloth , who is very easy to get out due to the lack of color restrictions, but also brings nothing you the table aside from a vanilla 7/7 body.
It's all about the number of colors on the card and the mechanics involved.
You can have a 5c Planeswalkers that costs just 5 mana and that's going to be a LOT harder to get out than Ugin, the Spirit Dragon who can be put into any deck.
So to answer your question, there really isn't one. It depends on a multitude of factors:
- What is the overall CMC
- How many colored symbols are there?
- How many different colors are there
- Is it a back / side character or the main character?
- What does the card ultimately want to do? E.G. what is the level of power it is designed to be at?
This is where R&D comes into play. A Planeswalker who has a CMC of 6 may feel okay bringing 5 to the board, but what if this newly designed Planeswalker also costs three colors? Perhaps our first Mardu Planeswalkers?
It's all about both design and perspective. You need to consider the environment it is being designed for, the way it is being designed, and who the design is representing.
2 years ago
At a glance, I would strongly suggest that you try to change out some of your cards for the strictly superior versions. For example, why have Vulpine Goliath or Enormous Baloth when you could have two more Terra Stompers? It isn't as if you're making any mana that isn't green. Little changes like that would not only make the deck stronger overall, but it would also make the deck a lot easier for people to glance at, see the themes you are looking for, and help improve on those.
Also, if you plan on running Leaf Gilder, I would encourage you to trade it out for Arbor Elf, Elvish Mystic, or Llanowar Elves. After all, you have plenty of big creatures to attack with, so you want to mostly use these cards to make mana. All three of those cost less to play that Leaf Gilder, so you can play them earlier and get their mana sooner or play them on the same turn as another card more easily.
3 years ago
I love ; so automatic +1 from me!
Primal Rage seems redundant, considering your commander.
Feel free to check out the decks on my profile if you're looking for ideas in these colors
3 years ago
3 years ago
I don't really think Enormous Baloth should be in the top 5. I'm sure there's a better choice.