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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
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Please link all cards in your question.
No, "combat damage" is specifically damage dealt as a turn based action in the combat damage step due to the creature attacking or blocking. Any other damage, even if it happens in the combat step, is not combat damage.
1 month ago
This is obviously a "to each their own" situation as I typically utilize Zacama, Primal Calamity for the control aspects but most of the time I don't even need to cast my commander. While, yes, I believe that Gishath, Sun's Avatar can offer more in terms of a tribal aspect that's not what I was looking for in my commander. I guess it just boils down to how you want to play the game and at the end of the day I'm a bigger fan of control than I am of swing and see what happens.
2 months ago
SirArevacoso thanks for the tips! I already have tested Naya with both cards Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Huatli, Warrior Poet and i love them. But with 3 colors even with Ranging Raptors and Drover of the Mighty it's difficult to not have problems, only if i put Thunderherd Migration and instead of Savage Stomp or Lightning Strike, but i like to be aggressive. Or just spent money on check lands like Rootbound Crag and Sunpetal Grove, but this is a budget deck now. Maybe works with Evolving Wilds. Beyond that, i think Gishath take so long to enter on battlefield, if i put it i have to modify this deck to ramp, 8 CMC is very expensive to play. I prefer Ghalta, Primal Hunger instead, i don't have to worry to ramp :p
2 months ago
I have tested the deck as it is now and I've been having a blast. If one day you want to spend some more on this deck you could add a Carnage Tyrant (as it has been previously noted), Rhonas the Indomitable or Samut, the Tested.
Also, if you want to rework the deck you could also throw in some white to add more removal and to be able to cast things like Gishath, Sun's Avatar or Huatli, Warrior Poet. Both are amazing and work very well with dinosaurs.
2 months ago
Aesatr, I took a look at Door of Destinies and Lifecrafter's Bestiary and though most tribal decks would benefit greatly, since a large part of this deck's ability to churn out Dinos is around Gishath, Sun's Avatar's ability to play from the library, those dinos aren't "cast" they are "played to the battlefield" so they won't trigger these cards as often as other tribal decks. However, the other cards you recommended are VERY appealing. I'll definitely try rotating them into this deck.
3 months ago
Thanks, I'm glad you liked the list! While this deck is more heavily based on creatures I also find that RNG can be a pain to rely on for the most part. I think that in a best case scenario Gishath, Sun's Avatar can bring HUGE board presence but I agree about the consistency of Zacama, Primal Calamity. Stuffy Doll is actually a great idea and I think I'm going to play around with it to see what it can bring because you're definitely onto something about its potential. I will admit that I have considered Cherished Hatchling and haven't ruled it out, you're right about the shenanigans it can present. Thanks for the suggestions and the +1!
3 months ago
Hi psoldier! I'm sorry if my comment sounds more destructive that constructive but I think this deck might be much better in Brawl rather than in Standard. As you say, when it works I'm sure it's nuts, but I feel like most of the time this deck will be either inconsistent or slower compared to all other Standard decks, which can result in an unpleasant experience
That being said, the reasoning behind the deck is pretty cool. And I might be wrong, if you find it to be more consistent that expected, definitely go for it. But if not, this might be a pretty cool Jodah, Archmage Eternal Brawl deck, I had a similar idea.
As a final thought, I saw you have four of the Elder Dinosaurs. Maybe it's a good idea to run Unclaimed Territory naming Dinosaur. If you did, I would consider also run Tetzimoc, Primal Death and Gishath, Sun's Avatar as well, which are quite amazing creatures. Or even with four of, or naming Wizard, or Human, or Frog! I wouldn't name Frog, but you know, if you have a bunch of one same type, it's essentially a five colour land :D
Well, those are my thoughts. Have fun brewing, and keep us posted of how it turns out to play, I'm curious! :D