Frontline Devastator

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Frontline Devastator

Creature

Afflict 2 (Whenever this creature becomes blocked, defending players loses 2 life.)

: Frontline Devastator gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Frontline Devastator Discussion

CavusCanis on

1 year ago

I'd love to see the Zombies from HOD get into this deck, zombies like Frontline Devastator. Afflict would be a fun way to force through damage with a lot of creatures that aren't able to block. Lord of the Accursed is a great finisher lord due to his menace mechanic. I like this. A friend of mine made a Zombie deck with Endless Ranks of the Dead and I have a great desire to Rakdos against it.

Spirit_Logan on Budget Competitive Prossh

1 year ago

I am trying to build a competitive Prossh deck and stay on a budget . Obviously I need to buy Food Chain, but what to do with the 99? I wanted to do a lot of extra combats and abuse cards like Frontline Devastator and Devouring Swarm.

Vortain on R/G Warrior Aggro

2 years ago

I think this needs a fair amount of work. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, so take what I say with a grain of salt, knowing many others could give you far better advice.

I think you have a few different things you are trying to do:

However, there's so much going on, I don't think most of these things will happen consistently. You only have 1 of each of the cards mentioned above, ensuring that you'll rarely see them played (especially the Zeal combo, which isn't that good to begin with).

I think you should just focus on a few things, mainly Warriors, Exhaust, and the Haste ability, as I think that's what you want your deck to mainly be. The suggestions I make are mainly using exactly what you have, only pulling a few cards from elsewhere.

I'd say get rid of the following:

  • Trial of Zeal - It's not an instant, and it only deals 3 damage. Getting the combo off with Cartouche of Zeal is unpredictable. I'd much rather see 4 Hungry Flames in your deck, where you can clear their minions out, and deal a bit of extra damage to the player.
  • Open Fire - Again, Hungry Flames is better here, as your focus is creatures dealing damage, so just having the option to deal 1 extra damage to the player seems like a huge loss, verses the ability to clear out their creatures and deal damage to the player. Additionally, Shock seems like a much better card at only 1 red mana, if you want more Instant damage.
  • Grapeshot - You have a lot of mid to high costing cards, so at most you may get 1 extra damage with this consistently. Again, for 1 red mana, Shock trumps this (in your deck).

These I'd sideboard, maybe:

  • Bitterbow Sharpshooters - They are situational, probably best if you know you are going against blue/white or someone with flying. Otherwise, the high cost and lack of synergy is hard to justify.
  • Deem Worthy and Shivan Meteor - Both cost a lot to have as part of your core, and not very useful if you are going up a blue control deck, or aggro deck (again Shock and Hungry Flames would be useful in most all situations.) However, if you know they are packing some large creatures, then I'd stick with Meteor since it has a ton more damage, even though it lacks cycling and demands 2 red. If they have large creatures, you definitely rather overkill in case they can pump them.
  • Hijack - Simply put, it's situational. Sideboard when you know you are going up against heavy artifact/vehicle decks. Otherwise, something that straight up destroys artifacts might be better (there's a red card that destorys X artifacts, I think, and that would probably work better in your side board. It could really cripple an artifact deck).

These I like but not sure about:

  • Majestic Myriarch - I like this card a lot, but am playing it in a deck where I only have four five-cost creatures, a few three-cost, and the rest 1 and 2 cost. I don't think it fits well here, but with some changes it might. And you might play with it and find I'm very wrong. Try it and see how it plays out. If he can copy Haste and Double Strike, he could do well consistently.
  • Throne of the God-Pharaoh - I get the idea behind this, but I'm simply not sure if it works in practice. Play with 2 or 3 in your deck (to make sure you see if regularly) and see how it works out. Get rid of it if the damage in negligible.
  • Hazoret's Monument - I do like this in your deck, and probably would play with 2 or 3, but ditch it if it doesn't seem that helpful. But since you have so many red and red/green cards, it seems like it'd do well.
  • Garruk's Horde - It's expensive and only kinda useful if you can get it out. Maybe Cultivator of Blades would be a better option. Again, this one you'd have to test.

These I think you could choose one or the other:

  • Hooded Brawler or Khenra Scrapper or Ahn-Crop Crasher- These cards are nice in their own respect. I think the weakest is Hooded Brawler, mainly because he doesn't have haste and can be blocked. If you find you consistently get him out with Bloodlust Inciter to haste him, then maybe keep him. Otherwise, I'd choose Khenra and Ahn, and you should play 2, 3, or 4 of each. Ahn I think is especially strong.
  • Rubblebelt Raiders or Frontline Devastator both I like for different reasons. I think Rubblebelt is the better choice. Play 3 or 4 of them.

Things I like:

  • Samut, the Tested - This I think could pull off some beautiful combos with haste creatures, especially Ahn-Crop Crasher. Probably would add 1 more, maybe 2.
  • Lovisa Coldeyes - He fits the theme well, I'd just add more of him.
  • Bloodlust Inciter - Fits your theme well, gives haste, works as a chump blocker, works on curve. I'd probably want to have 3 or 4.
  • Prowling Serpopard - Didn't know about this, seems incredibly helpful. Might be situational though, and maybe should be side boarded. If you are going against blue, you want this. Otherwise, something like, Sheltering Word or Blossoming Defense would probably be good in all situations as it protects against direct damage spells, -1/-1 counter spells, etc where as Serpopard does not.
  • Khenra Scrapper - Seems like he could be pretty strong when you want to by pass creatures, especially in combo with Ahn-Crop Crasher and Bitterblade Warrior

Final thoughts

That's probably way more than you wanted (if you wanted any criticism) but I hope it's helpful. I think the main thing is to focus on Haste and Warriors and/or Exhaust. I think you just need to increase the card count you have on some cards. Here's a quick mock up I did, though I didn't spend a ton of time on it. The main thing you'll notice is I increased card counts on cards I liked, and sideboarded anything I felt was more situational. I also slightly adjusted the Mountain/Forest ratio.

R/G Warrior Aggro Suggestions

razelfark on

2 years ago

I just noticed a typo I made that makes a segment confusing. Replace "unity" with "utility". I was suggesting to add utility creatures or burn options in place of Frontline Devastator. The cards suggested by Will_O_Wisp13 are solid burn options to use.

Best of luck.

poox523 on Mono-red prowess

2 years ago

maybe put in some Crash Through for giving your creatures trample and helps prowles because it is a cheap card and can draw u a card or if you want some good removal in zombie decks u could add Puncturing Blow i also like having a Thorned Moloch, Frontline Devastator is a good late game card if u have mana u dont need, and Kindled Fury is good for tradesthat is just my opinion and you dont need to use thse cards if u dont want 2 (:

plz respond back if u have a responce thank you (:

Raleof on Any help with my afflict ...

2 years ago

I'm looking for ways to make my afflict deck better. I'm honestly not a fan of Hazoret's Undying Fury in this deck just because it runs the chance of discarding my heavy hitters. this is my current deck Afflict deck

abby315 on Deck tuning

2 years ago

The closer you can get to 60, the better. 60 is ideal for any deck. 24 lands is pretty low--it's perfect for a 60 card deck, but closer to 70 and you'd want more lands. Wasteland Scorpion and Frontline Devastator are the weakest creatures in the deck, so I'd start there for cuts, then maybe also take out 2 Bontu's Monument.

dommi on Deck tuning

2 years ago

In my deck 6 million, choose one, I realized that I made a 70 card deck instead of a 60 card deck.

GregorinWoefin commented saying that to less one Frontline Devastator for one Neheb, the Eternal and take out Blur of Blades and go up 2 Cut and up 1 Burn from Within.

I want to make that change, but should the deck stay at 70 cards or be reduced to 60. If I reduce it what should be taken out/changed? If I keep it at 70 cards, is 24 lands enough?

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