Gishath, Sun's Avatar


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Gishath, Sun's Avatar

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur

Trample, vigilance, haste

When Gishath, Sun's Avatar deals combat damage to a player, reveal that many cards from the top of your library. Put any number of Dinosaur creature cards from among them onto the battlefield and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Gishath, Sun's Avatar Discussion

RedmundR2 on Dino Devotion

5 days ago

I would replace Abundant Growth with another mana dork like Llanowar Elves, because it only lets the enchanted land produce any color, it doesnt ramp you, which is your main way of winning with decks such as this. Due to the mono-green devotion, I would drop Gishath, Sun's Avatar in favor of a big green beater such as Craterhoof Behemoth, even though it doesnt fit the theme it is a great wincon that affects the board immediately. I would also suggest some stuff like Leatherback Baloth to further strengthen your devotion plan. Personally I would drop all semblance of splashing red and focus more on the devotion theme, but if you do want to keep the Gruul colors, I would probably recommend you drop devotion and focus on ramp and board aggression, into a more mid-range styled list as opposed to a ramp list.

avedium on Dino Deck

6 days ago

There's a whooole bunch of cards that would do nicely in this deck in Ixalan. If you're looking for cards, start by buying packs and boxes from there (as that's where you'll find literally all of your dinosuar).

If I were building the deck, the first thing I'd do is throw out some of the unriliable or unfitting cards like Pterodon Knight, Huatli's Spurring, and Built to Smash. As for adding cards, I like the idea of Charging Tuskodon and creatures activate abilities when damaging players (psst, Gishath, Sun's Avatar). Lightning Strike and the like provide good creature removal, and Territorial Hammerskull have are good evasion effects.

Green would benefit the deck tremendously. There are dinosaurs aplenty in green, and it could provide some much needed ramp (more mana faster) and creature buffing.

Cards I would consider adding are Blood Mist (one of my favorites), Cobbled Wings, Thundering Spineback, regisaur alpha , Gishath, Sun's Avatar if you can get your hands on one or two, and Cherished Hatchling.

Just look around in Ixalan and see what works and what doesn't while you're playing. was and is my best friend when I'm looking for cards to add to a deck.

PS: Your deck is standard, not modern, unless you imagine adding cards from non-standard sets in the future.

AztecNoir on Dinosaur Rampage

1 week ago

In my Gishath deck I run Vizier of the Menagerie and Prowling Serpopard not exactly tribal but they help with getting your dinos out on the field. Helm of the Host is also good to have, whether attached to Gishath, Sun's Avatar or Etali, Primal Storm is always a fun time.

As for mana ramp I run the monuments from Amonkhet: Hazoret's Monument Oketra's Monument and Rhonas's Monument. Perhaps not the best, but at least they help reduce mana cost and Commander Tax.

There is also an argument to be made for Xenagos, God of Revels for all your Gishath trigger needs.

wraya2 on Aggro EDH Commanders

2 weeks ago

Isamaru, Hound of Konda, Uril, the Miststalker, and Gishath, Sun's Avatar are all pretty aggro too and have garnered pretty nasty reputations. I remember hitting someone for Commander damage on turn 5 with Until :)

DrukenReaps on Aggro EDH Commanders

2 weeks ago

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom is theoretically one of the meanest I've seen. Releases with battlebond.

Some others that do a decent job: Saskia the Unyielding, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Xenagos, God of Revels

Kala on Zacama Voltron Commander

4 weeks ago

if you want to pursue the idea of a more dino-based zacama, a few cards you might want to try are Charging Monstrosaur, Bellowing Aegisaur, Cherished Hatchling, Etali, Primal Storm, Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Goring Ceratops , Kinjalli's Sunwing, Polyraptor, Raging Swordtooth, Regisaur Alpha, Temple Altisaur, Wakening Sun's Avatar, and Zetalpa, Primal Dawn. I didn't actually check how expensive these are but i assume they're not too hard on the wallet (?)

DlCK on Dino Doom!

1 month ago

I feel like this deck has a good foundation, but it's falling short of being playable... I recommend swapping out Gishath, Sun's Avatar for Zur the Enchanter.

chirz2792 on Toolbox of the Undead

1 month ago

Yeah, there's a lot of annoying creature decks in my meta. It's hilarious to see my friends forget about it and activate Krenko, Mob Boss or swing with Gishath, Sun's Avatar only to lose their whole board.

I ended up dropping Artisan of Kozilek for Necropotence. There's enough recursion without it and it was one of my weaker win cons so I don't think I'll miss it.

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