Garruk's Packleader

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon

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Garruk's Packleader

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Whenever another creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card.

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Garruk's Packleader Discussion

sanddeviljack on Trostani Populate

1 day ago

I feel ya--it can be easy to go off the rails with deck building. You've got some good stuff to work with here, though, so if you don't mind some less-than-expert ideas, I'll throw a bunch of ideas your way.

I like your big finishers: Phyrexian Processor, Desolation Twin, the wurms (including Sandwurm Convergence), Giant Adephage, Trostani's Summoner. You're packing pretty much all the Populate spells--that's good. Let's protect that stuff with Heroic Intervention, Eerie Interlude, Cloudshift and--if you can justify the price tag--Teferi's Protection.

Hoofprints of the Stag works a little differently from Angelic Accord, but the result is functionally the same. Spawning Grounds is similar to Sandwurm Convergence, but let's you create the token before the end step (but also any end step) which will trigger Accord. Land aura, though, so you have to weigh that. But multiples of your tokens is always better than one, so if doublers are not too hard on your budget, you can't go wrong with those, either.

Eerie Interlude and Cloudshift can also be token doublers by giving you multiple ETBs from each Armada Wurm-style creature. If you go this route, Flickerwisp, Whitemane Lion, Jeskai Barricade, Eldrazi Displacer, Dust Elemental, even Roaring Primadox or Invasive Species will all help you get multiple ETBs. Other creatures that will benefit from this strategy include Hornet Queen, Regal Caracal, and Avenger of Zendikar. I've even used Fiend Hunter to "hide away" one of these (Trostani's Summoner is best) as wrath protection.

Herald of the Host and Nacatl War-Pride are both excellent Populate targets. Timing is everything, so you have to have mana and your Populater ready before the original tokens disappear. Loads of fun when you Second Harvest a board full of NWP tokens. :D

A couple wraths are good to have despite being a creature strategy: Martial Coup has the benefit of wrathing or not and creating some soldiers, while Phyrexian Rebirth gives you a huge threat that's definitely worth populating.

Finally, Garruk's Packleader and Elemental Bond draw you cards for every 3+ power creature that ETBs for you. You can't go wrong with card draw. If you do nothing else, add card draw.

Best of luck!

Gadianten on Coolest Gruul-est Omnath

5 days ago

Well, if you have budget concerns you might like Terrain Generator, Rites of Flourishing, Summer Bloom or Llanowar Scout as additional ways to flood land onto the board.

Without knowing your meta the recommendations I would make for cuts are Illusionist's Bracers (not many worth while activated abilities in your deck), Alpha Authority, Whispersilk Cloak (is spot removal rampant in your meta?), Ooze Garden, Seer's Sundial (you have access to much better draw options really), Turntimber Basilisk, Groundskeeper, Apocalypse Hydra, Traverse the Ulvenwald.

Creatures you play to ramp need to be efficient like Farhaven Elf or even Llanowar Elves instead of say Wild-Field Scarecrow who costs you with no lands in play to show for it or Frontier Guide who costs you before you even get anything out it.

Other creatures you play need to have powerful utility like Terastodon or Bane of Progress or some very good synergy with the commanders strategy like Stalking Vengeance or Garruk's Packleader do. You don't really need removal like Turntimber Basilisk or beaters like Apocalypse Hydra when Boundless Realms would be far more terrifying. Remember, land is not really a dead drop for you as you are likely get a 5/5 elemental token out it so every cut made could be an additional land.

If your looking to increase the creature count look for efficient creatures like Solemn Simulacrum or Pelakka Wurm, but they should be good if they are competing with what could be a land slot.

Some possible interesting cards are Sandwurm Convergence (green moat with beat sticks included) and Hour of Promise (ANY TWO LANDS!), Rogue's Passage (make the lands work for you), Kessig Wolf Run (REALLY powerful.

All recommendations are below the $5 mark to try and keep it more budget friendly, anyways I hope this is helpful, also if you could post some information about your meta it could help people make better recommendations.

ownagefactory on Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma Fatty EDH

2 weeks ago

Farseek has nothing to search up. Paradox Engine usually puts a real big target on your head. With only 3 mana rocks and 4 mana dorks this deck doesn't seem setup to get much use from it other than pseudo-vigilance.

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds $$ but so good in green beats. It makes that paradox chain creatures with Soul of the Harvest/Elemental Bond On that note Primordial Sage/Garruk's Packleader are other ways to keep your hand full while dropping beaters. They also get the buff from commander.

FancyTuesday on Catgon Paintrain WIP

2 weeks ago

This deck has a grand total of 6 spells that could be called "disruption," that's a really low number no matter how aggressive you're playing. Even more glaring is the fact that the only effect in the deck that can actually draw you cards is a Planeswalker's Ult. This deck has a serious case of tunnel vision, and if it fails to go off or gets disrupted along the way it will run out of gas and utterly stall out. In EDH that's a recipe for a bad time.

First and foremost you need ways to reload your hand.

Cards that are on-theme: Mask of Memory, Sword of Fire and Ice, Garruk's Packleader, Rishkar's Expertise
Cards that are good enough: Sylvan Library, Garruk, Primal Hunter

And honestly I'd keep going. Life's Finale, Disciple of Bolas, Greater Good, Soul's Majesty, anything that keeps you from playing off the top of your deck after turn 5 will be enormously helpful in making the deck stronger and more consistent overall.

Next you need to disrupt your opponents more. Just playing your game your way and letting your opponents do the same is going to spell disaster more times than not in multiplayer. It will also help a lot with your problem in connecting with combat damage.

Putrefy, Maelstrom Pulse, Beast Within, and Chaos Warp all give you a lot of flexibility in dealing with the threat du jour. One sweeper isn't going to cut it either, I'd definitely include Pernicious Deed and Damnation.

Beyond that: Demonic Tutor is a straight upgrade over either Diabolic, and I think Fires of Yavimaya and Rhonas the Indomitable would find a home in this kind of deck.

Good luck! I hope you find some of this useful.

elgosu1337 on You wanna fight? I'm just wurming up

1 month ago

Really like the way you built this deck with high-power low CMC green creatures. Phyrexian Soulgorger and Force of Savagery are other options you could try. Elemental Bond and Garruk's Packleader help you draw cards, and Cream of the Crop improves card selection. Traverse the Outlands ramps a lot when you have Grothama or Mossbridge Troll. Druid's Call, Broodhatch Nantuko, and Saber Ants are great for generating tokens from fighting, which you can then upgrade with Emrakul's Evangel anyway.

Bloodspore Thrinax and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood makes your small creatures not so small. Vigor will help grow your creatures permanently, and the price is much lower with the reprint. Overwhelming Stampede and Pathbreaker Ibex turn Grothama's power into trampling power for all your creatures.

I feel like Conjurer's Closet, Dragon Mask, and Mogg Cannon aren't too mana-efficient, and they only draw cards at the end of your turn so you can't use the cards right away. You could add Reliquary Tower since you're already running other cards with that effect.

Last_Laugh on

2 months ago

Ok the first thing Im noticing here is 34 non-creature spells. That's an absurdly high count for Animar and you want half that TOPS (I run 12 myself).

There should be 0 mana rocks (sol ring is debatable... I don't run it) and 0 Cultivate type cards here (Crop Rotation is ok if you have Gaea's Cradle tier lands to look up). Your mana fixing comes from mana dorks or creatures that search up lands, so just keep those and drop the rest. Vizier of the Menagerie should replace Chromatic Lantern. Also look into Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake (Palinchron too if you can afford it).

Doubling Season should be Hardened Scales... you can do a LOT with the 4 mana you save and the effect is relevant earlier here.

You also need some draw power. Primordial Sage, Garruk's Packleader, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, and Glimpse of Nature are all good options here.

I could go on still but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Memes

2 months ago

The first thing I'm noticing is 30 non creature spells in the deck. With Animar, you want about 15 TOPS (I run 12).

Your Signets, Cultivate etc. should be mana dorks. Anything from Birds of Paradise, Bloom Tender, Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways, Sylvan Caryatid, or Beastcaller Savant. There's loads more options but this covers some of the best options.

Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron are all disgusting here.

I'd also suggest more card draw. Consider Primordial Sage, Sylvan Library, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, Glimpse of Nature, and maybe Garruk's Packleader.

I'd suggest finding room for Heroic Intervention for boardwipe protection. Ancestral Statue goes infinite with Animar and enough mana or counters on Animar (return Ancestral Statue to your hand over and over with its' own ETB). Cloudstone Curio, Equilibrium, and/or Temur Sabertooth are all great options for abusing ETB's.

I could continue but I'm just posting a link to my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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