Forerunner of the Empire


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

stensiagamekeeper on You Won't Like Them When They're Angry

2 days ago

furrycombatwombat Not sure what you mean exactly but I've made infinite tokens on Magic Online a bunch of times already so I know it works. You do need at least two Raptor Hatchlings so maybe I wasn't clear enough about that aspect. The reason it's different with two is that resolving the Forerunner of the Empire trigger creates two separate enrage triggers (not one "create two 3/3s" trigger) and thus when you go through the loop you don't make an extra 3/3 each iteration you put another "make a 3/3" trigger on the stack. (I've explained this in more detail in the #4 comment on this page.)

Also even with only one Raptor Hatchling you end up with 3 tokens: with two, one and zero damaged marked on them.

Joe9 on Dinos of the Perfect Curve

2 weeks ago

Find a spot for Helm of the Host. It could combo well in this deck.

regisaur alpha and Etali, Primal Storm are prime subjects for dawning the helm. If Regisaur wears it, you'll get it AND another trample dinosaur each turn. They'll both have haste! With a Forerunner of the Empire on the battlefield, you could either put the helm on another dragon and chip away at the opponent each turn OR, if you know you'll be playing dinosaurs, you can put the helm on Forerunner and deal more and more damage each turn.

Deathgorge Scavenger would give you consistant life gain, but that's not quiet as good. If you have a Regisaur on the battlfield, you could opt to give each new Deathgore +1/+1 and swing with haste, but... why would you not put Helm on Regisaur???

Rhonas the Indomitable would LOVE the helm! The second Rhonas will activate the first Rhonas and they can buff each other!

While equiping Otepec Huntmaster and Kinjalli's Caller would theoretically make dropping big bombs gradually easier, this is a silly idea. The helm requires almost as much mana as your bombs anyway. By the time these combos would be up and running, you would have a dinosaur on the battlefield who is a better target for the helm. These combos might do well in a commander deck though. Your commander tax wouldn't matter!

MosaicDryhop on Angry Dinos

2 weeks ago

I think you would profit from going G/R or possibly Naya with the Dino-engrage theme. You get access to better ramp (Thunderherd Migration, Gift of Paradise etc.), sweet enrage creatures like Ripjaw raptor and Polyraptor. Polyraptor is insane in combination with Forerunner of the Empire. Green also have fight-based removal like Savage Stomp and Pounce, which works well with enrage.

Also: Carnage Tyrant :)

nuggnugg on DINO DNA

1 month ago

If you do end up getting things to ping you for damage, I would suggest Polyraptor as well. If you do, add Forerunner of the Empire to get infinite dino's.

Fenice86 on Dinosaur deck - Any advice is highly appreciated

1 month ago

Well you have too many high cost cards and too few ramp ones...
I would add 4 Llanowar Elves and cut 1 Sun-Crowned Hunters, 2 Thrash of Raptors, 1 Forerunner of the Empire. you really need that turn 1 play.

Thunderherd Migration is also a good card to ramp and fix your mana (i would go up to 23 lands aswell)

I made this one back in the days Jurassic Park

magicnewb_123 on

1 month ago

using Forerunner of the Empire to trigger enrage, making creatures bigger, draw lands, and heal

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