Giant Adephage

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Giant Adephage

Creature — Insect

Trample

Whenever Giant Adephage deals combat damage to a player, put a token onto the battlefield that is a copy of Giant Adephage.

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Giant Adephage Discussion

G_man on The Tokens Are Coming, The Tokens Are Coming!

2 weeks ago

I do love me a good token deck (I have a 5-colour that's essentially RGW but splashing UB for the commander (Sliver Queen). Here are some suggestions I have:

CREATURES

Champion of Lambholt - Makes creatures unblockable and gets bigger as you play more creatures.

Hornet Queen - One of the best flying defenses for GW, especially once you start populating.

Odric, Master Tactician - Makes your creatures essentially unblockable when they attack since you choose how the defenders block when you attack with him.

Ant Queen - A great mana sink if you're stuck with too much mana.

Worldspine Wurm - A bit on the expensive side mana-wise, but generates big tokens when it dies. Also it goes back into your deck so you can use it again.

Thunderfoot Baloth - Can be game winning, in a similar vein to Craterhoof Behemoth.

Giant Adephage - If you're willing to be more aggressive, defintely consider this. A big 7/7 trample that makes a token of itself whenever it deals combat damage can become a problem very quickly.

Verdant Force - Makes tokens very turn (including your opponents' turns).

Essence Warden - More of a personal choice, but the life gain it can potentially give is amazing. Can also use Soul Warden and/or Soul's Attendant.

ENCHANTMENTS

Doubling Season - A better version of Primal Vigor. I would a straight swap here because Primal Vigor affects your opponents too, while Doubling Season only affects you. Also it causes your planeswalkers to enter with double the loyalty counters, meaning you can ult some of them the turn they come in.

Fanatical Devotion - Lets you sacrifice your tokens to save your more important creatures.

True Conviction - A bit expensive mana-wise, but the double strike and lifelink is super useful.

Zendikar Resurgent - Doubles your mana and lets you draw cards when you play a creature spell.

Sterling Grove - If you want to protect your enchantments then use this. Also lets you tutor an enchantment to the top of your deck by sacrificing it.

OTHER CARDS

Ashnod's Altar - Sacrifice a creature for two mana. Always good.

Mosswort Bridge - A hideaway land that you can easily trigger due to the number of creatures you'll have out.

Deploy to the Front - Get tokens equal to the number of creatures already on the battlefield.

White Sun's Zenith - Makes tokens and then shuffles back into your deck. Instant speed tokens are always handy to have.

Arachnogenesis - Stops combat damage and creates tokens. Situational but useful.

Elspeth, Knight-Errant - Creates tokens and can make your board indestrucible. Very useful, especially with Doubling Season.

Hope these suggestions help!

greyninja on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

1 month ago

@Phaetion I was thinkin the Polyraptor would be good in an Omnath, Locus of Rage deck for a few reasons
1. You're likely running Parallel Lives or Doubling Season already
2. You're likely running a lot of ramp which can get you up to eight mana quickly
3. The elemental tokens can bolt the raptor when they die to enable Enrage


Also it reminds me a lot of our buddy Giant Adephage

Bababad on Kruphix and the Value Town Toolbox (Mikokokokoro)

4 months ago

Testing Evolution Charm and Reincarnation in the Giant Adephage slot for now, they've been at the top of my add list for awhile and just wanna see how they run.

Big Beetle is still a wonderful card, but it has been the "pet" card in here for quite awhile and I no longer need it to win. Might as well drop my curve or add a little weirdness.

If I don't like either of these low drop swaps I will try Sunder or Spitting Image in the slot.

Kovukono on Nylea, God of the Big Stuff

4 months ago

Update:

Out:

  • Giant Adephage (A good card, but often felt like win-more. I'm worried about taking it out due to its ability to get out of hand, but there was very rarely a draw where I was happy to see him. He's been in the deck since the beginning, so it's hard to see him go.)

  • Tornado Elemental (No reach, and only an ETB. On top of that, his "deal damage as if not blocked" is pretty bad in a trample deck. He was kept in only for dealing with flyers, but thankfully I think I've found an upgrade.)

  • Acidic Slime (5 mana for a deathtouching creature isn't much of an advantage when I can get cheaper artifact/enchantment destruction elsewhere in green. He was mainly there as a creature, but now needs to go.)

  • Gyre Sage (Essentially acted as a trap card. Potentially had huge rewards, but more often than not, I wanted a mana dork that tapped now, and not later.)

  • Garruk's Horde (Often didn't like to attack with him, due to the potential of losing him. I viewed him more as utility. This is a failing on my part. That being said, he was kept in mostly due to his top-deck ability, and I can now get that cheaper and better).

  • Something. I'm honestly not sure what. Looked the list over multiple times, but I managed to let one slip through.

In:

  • Somberwald Sage (More ramp is great, but this one is a bit on the chopping block. A lot of the ramp that's been added recently seems lackluster outside of Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, but I'm hoping this guy will pull his weight.)

  • Sandwurm Convergence (Anti-flying tech is good, and while this won't destroy flyers, it does get rid of the annoying issue of not being able to block them.)

  • Nature's Claim (Cheap, efficient artifact removal at instant speed. Should have gone in quite some time ago, but hadn't.)

  • Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip (Yes. Hell yes. Getting four creatures on the board happens so often it's not funny. There's a ton of green decks this goes in, and this is one of them.)

  • Vizier of the Menagerie (It doesn't mana fix in this deck, but it costs 4 mana where Garruk's Horde cost 7 and I don't have to reveal the top card.)

  • Lifecrafter's Bestiary (Good card, and definitely has value at any point in the game. Worst-case scenario, it can jump-start my draw.)

Overall, this is one of the bigger updates overall. A couple of the cards had been swapped out recently, but most of them are new. So far, the deck's in an okay place. It could definitely be faster with a full-on elfball package, but I'm kind of resisting that. Also toying with making it more responsive, which could be a relatively large overhaul. I've considered multiple times making this a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds deck, but it just ends up being suboptimal for the commander, and would end up a fundamentally different deck.

nemthe on Did you say more Tokens?

5 months ago

Shadowz6677 yeah the mana curve might be improved, it's possible to throw out Birthing Hulk and Giant Adephage for something cheap, maybe something to protect you a bit more in build-up like Fog or any removal

KALE434 That's a nice combo, I don't think it fits that well into the deck though... That combo gives me some other Ideas though :D

Homelessguy Second Harvest is good, it'll go into the deck :D

NV_1980 on It's stompin' time!

5 months ago

Hi GoldenDiggle (nice alias!),

Thanks for the suggestions. Avenger of Zendikar was actually in this deck at some point, when it was still more of a token-generating deck. Some of the token generators of that period are still in here, but I decided to remove most of them. Mostly, because I don't like using tokens unless they're either strong by themselves OR I include cards to make them strong. That last bit was detrimental to my deck's overall strategy as I had to make room for buffs by removing strong creatures; giving Mayael less of a creature pool to work with.

Gruul Ragebeast is a great idea; it adds some more control to the deck. I'll have a look at which other creature should make room for it (it'll be a hard decision).

Giant Adephage is great too except for one minor detail; I have to damage an opponent in order to generate a copy. There are several scenario's imaginable in which this isn't much of an issue, but still I prefer cards like Godsire and Utvara Hellkite which both don't have that restriction. Still, I'll give this card some more thought.

Again, thanks a lot!

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