Forerunner of the Empire

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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Forerunner of the Empire

Creature — Human Soldier

When Forerunner of the Empire enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Dinosaur card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

Whenever a Dinosaur enters the battlefield under your control, you may have Forerunner of the Empire deal 1 damage to each creature.

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Forerunner of the Empire Discussion

xaarvaxus on Grand Warlord Radha (Budget: Cheap)

1 month ago

Some cards of possible interest that shouldn't break the bank:

Fungal Plots Dead bodies can spawn you new bodies to keep attacking and generating more mana.

Hammer of Purphoros Haste is good and extra lands become attackers if needed.

Artifact Mutation Turn their artifacts into your attackers.

Fanning the Flames Something to do with all of that mana.

Overgrown Armasaur can produce more bodies to generate more attack mana. Thundering Spineback is a mana sink that makes more bodies and Forerunner of the Empire will fetch either or Ghalta plus ding the Armasaur to make a saproling. There may be other dinos that fit in here and most aren't expensive.

Inferno Titan has a firebreathing mana sink plus can help clear the way so all of your attackers actually connect more often. Warmonger Hellkite is even less expensive to buy and gives your whole team firebreathing. You have to attack every turn but you should be wanting to do that anyway.

Gruul Guildgate and Gruul Turf are dirt cheap. Sheltered Thicket is a budget dual that Wood Elves can go fetch. Cinder Glade does the same but might be just over what you're looking to spend. Raging Ravine might also be right at that budget line but produces both your colors early and attacks when you have the mana mid to late, getting bigger each attack. Myriad Landscape , Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse can fetch the appropriate color, thin your deck and create a shuffle effect if needed.

If you happen to have Heroic Intervention I would recommend adding it but it is definitely more than what you've indicated your budget per card is.

SynergyBuild on Infinite combo in Standard?

1 month ago

Forerunner of the Empire IS the tutor and the combo btw

originalzeek on Jurassic Park

1 month ago

Yo My first EDH Deck was also dinos. It is a lot of fun.

You should check out my deck list. Dino Swarm. Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Forerunner of the Empire, Polyraptor, and Silverclad Ferocidons makes for a game ending combo! lol

DragonMaster224 on Naya Dinosaur Combo Deck

2 months ago

You should add Assure / Assemble to your deck to keep your Forerunner of the Empire and Polyraptor combo infinite!

DragonMaster224 on Dinos of the Perfect Curve

2 months ago

Cool infinite combo by Bad Boy Gaming On YouTube, it involves Assure / Assemble, Forerunner of the Empire and Polyraptor. How it works is after u get Forerunner of the empire out, you play assure on it, giving it indestructible. You then play Polyraptor and have Forerunner deal 1 damage to it and have it create a copy and then deal another damage to both and so on and so forth it would be cool combo in your deck if you want to add it :)

SP3CTR3_chelts on Super Budget Standard Combo (Rotation Proof)

2 months ago

hey, I was surprised not to see Shield Mare on the list?

but a greater recommendation is not to stay mono white:

Splashing green for an Emaria or two and a couple of Trostani would give you a good win con outside your combo to better beat decks that know how to beet your combo as a couple of removal pieces does destroy it. This would also allow knight of autumn for main or sideboard because it is such a versatile card! It would also allow the activation of Shalia's ability (not a core reason to splash green but a little bit of sugar on top).

Also why are you only playing a 2 of your sorcerer's wand. if it is a combo piece you want it all the time and do not care if you have one in hand and one on board! a deck causally running 3 knights of autumn or any other artifact removal piece would dismantle the combo?

On a different note if you are looking for more combo decks look up Polyraptor/Raptor Hatchling + Forerunner of the Empire +something that gives indestructible. really fun combo and if you do not have all the combo pieces it can still work really well eg. forerunner tutors polyraptor then play the dino creating 8 polyraptors (and killing the forerunner) 1 card combo :D

Mahoot on Infinite Boros Dino Burn

3 months ago

After a lot of MTG Arena playtesting (and one FNM) The deck is not super consistent. at FNM the only combo I was able to win with was the Truefire Captain Star of Extinction combo, which was fun, but also felt kinda cheap (I'm not taking it out, though. I still like it)

I've managed to hit the Forerunner of the Empire, Raptor Hatchling, Make a Stand, and Truefire Captain combo a few times in Arena (it takes forever to go through the combo, especially if the opponent has a lot of life, haha).

There is something odd about the way the triggers stack in MTG Arena when you try to hit the Bellowing Aegisaur, Forerunner of the Empire, Raptor Hatchling, and Make a Stand combo. The Aegisaur's triggers go on the stack, but I guess the Hatchling taking damage and pooping out a dude and then the Forerunner pinging everything for one take priority over the Aegisaur's +1/+1 counter trigger. What this means is that your tokens never get the counters and therefor they die to the Forerunner's infinite pings. I suppose if I were to stop the combo (by choosing not to trigger the Forerunner's damage to everything) then the Hatchling would stop putting Dinos on the field and then all the Aegisaur's triggers would be allowed to resolve, loading up the Forerunner, Hatchling, and the two tokens that remain on the field with counters equal to the number of times you let the combo fire off. This is not ideal, but could be enough to close out a game, especially since the remaining tokens have trample

I found a few Reddit posts where folks said that the ability to order triggers is coming to MTG Arena, so I guess I have that to look forward to.

I'm currently testing with some lifegain strategies to try and keep up with quicker decks while I try to build my combos. Currently I am trying Healer's Hawk and Bishop's Soldier in place of the Sky Terror and Relentless Raptor, but I also like the idea of keeping the Relentless Raptor and throwing in the enchantment Squire's Devotion. I like the flow of Turn Two: Relentless Raptor, Turn Three: Squire's Devotion, Swing, gain four life. It puts the raptor out of Lightning Strike range, and would probably be able to square up nicely with most of what an opponent would have out by turn three.

I am also considering the Fountain of Renewal and Dawn of Hope combo to draw cards and churn out dudes, but I think I would be better off with early bodies on the field to keep me safe while assembling my combo.

Mahoot on Infinite Boros Dino Burn

3 months ago

Hey Joker207755 Thanks for the comment! I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Could you elaborate? If it is that Tajic, Legion's Edge prevents Forerunner of the Empire from doing damage to the opponent's creatures, then I do not need to worry too much. If I am going infinite and my goal is to wipe their board, then Tajic will die after two rounds of it, then the rest of their stuff can die after that.

But, I am wondering if you had something different in mind that I am missing?

Thanks!

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Forerunner of the Empire occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0,04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,01%

RGW (Naya): 0,35%