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Creature — Beast
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
15 hours ago
As Madcookie pointed out, it is actually a triggered ability.
The card Garruk's Packleader has a very similar ability with one exception:
- Whenever another creature with power 3 or greater enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card.
If it weren’t for the ’another’ in the description, it would have triggered on itself.
Another way to look at it is a card like Gray Merchant of Asphodel, which has:
- When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield...
In your hypothetical case, a creature with:
- Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, you draw a card.
...is looking for a creature entering the battlefield, in which case the creature itself meets those requirements.
So yes, it should trigger on entering the battlefield itself.
1 week ago
Your list looks decent for a start actually. A couple of things I would recommend cutting are Fist of Suns, because it only saves you mana for Dragons that cost 7 mana or more (because Ur-Dragon already gives -1), and Tainted Strike because it won't kill a player in a single attack because you need 10 infect damage to kill and none of your creatures can deal 9 damage, except Atarka with double strike, and maybe Ramos. Maybe also Warstorm Surge since the cost is quite high, compared to Sarkhan's Unsealing.
A bit more ramp would help. Skyshroud Claim gives you untapped Forests, which is great if you have lands that are Forests and another type, e.g. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista. Other ramp that adds good mana for its cost are Overgrowth, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Coalition Relic.
You could add some cheaper Dragons to attack earlier, like Thunderbreak Regent, Territorial Hellkite, Verix Bladewing, and Phantasmal Dragon. Hellkite Tyrant has a useful effect. Among the bigger ones in your maybeboard, Broodmother, Intet, Scourge of the Throne, and Yosei could be helpful.
A bit more card draw would also help, like Temur Ascendancy which also gives haste, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Packleader, and Vanquisher's Banner. Defense of the Heart is always good if you own a copy.
2 weeks ago
Hour of Promise or Pir's Whim in place of Solemn Simulacrum. Horn of Greed for land-based card draw. Skullclamp could let you draw from the small tokens. Garruk's Packleader and Elemental Bond let you draw from the big ones. Deathreap Ritual and Smothering Abomination lets you draw from sacrificing tokens. Shamanic Revelation draws lots of cards and gains you life. Symbiotic Deployment works too.
Sporemound makes tokens from landfall and goes infinite with Life and Limb. Dunes of the Dead and Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai are lands that make tokens when they are sacrificed. Helm of the Host is great when equipped to creatures that make tokens. Blade of Selves might work too. Nacatl War-Pride is really strong with token doublers.
Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Mana Echoes, and Xenagos, the Reveler will generate a lot of mana from tokens. Druids' Repository adds mana when they attack, and Pitiless Plunderer adds mana when they die.
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2 weeks ago
Again, I'd cut most of your non-creature spells. Most all of these effects can be replaced with creature versions.
I.e. counterspells can be Draining Whelk, Glen Elendra Archmage, and Stratus Dancer. Ramp/mana fixing can be any number of mana dorks like Utopia Tree, Bloom Tender, Manaweft Sliver, etc. and I'd 100% make room for Beastcaller Savant, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Vizier of the Menagerie. Removal can be Duplicant or either Ulamog. Card draw can be Prime Speaker Zegana, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, Garruk's Packleader, and/or the only non-creature I'm suggesting, Glimpse of Nature. Graveyard recursion can be Eternal Witness and Den Protector.
1 month ago
Bramble Sovereign + your extra mana from Vorinclex.
You have a bunch of big power creatures, I'd add a Garruk's Packleader for card draw.
Vorinclex + Patron of the Orochi can be really silly if you have any X-costing spells such as Endless One or Wurmcalling or Gelatinous Genesis or Wolfbriar Elemental or Flock of Rabid Sheep (I think that last one is actually legal).
I've always wanted to use Polyraptor but it seems too expensive to me.
1 month 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.
Best of luck!
2 months ago
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.
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.
2 months 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.