Gorilla Shaman

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Common
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Alliances (ALL) Common

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Gorilla Shaman

Creature — Ape Shaman

: Destroy target noncreature artifact with converted mana cost X.

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Gorilla Shaman Discussion

Guerrilla on Xantcha My New Bae

1 month ago

~~~ Brainstorming via Text ~~~

I hope this is all helpful for you! :)

I really like the use of Oppression here. Geth's Grimoire might be a powerhouse for you, especially if you include Words of Waste to go with it.

I tend to play decks that play the player and tend to flow in a more asymmetrical way to the game; so I like to use cards such as Altar of the Brood and Mindcrank as a form of pre-removal.

Using red, you have access to many of the overlooked cards in the mental game of magic. Avarice Totem, Custody Battle and Fractured Loyalty can become game changers in and of themselves. Avarice Totem with Pithing Needle can be quite fun.

I think that Jinxed Choker deserves a spot here, and that you could consider some additional hidden gems such as Vampiric Spirit or Basilisk Collar in here with some of your "passive pingers" such as Harsh Mentor, Xantcha, Sleeper Agent or even Sleeper Agent herself, etc.

Some other great options would be cards that encourage your opponents to make bad decisions - I usually try to not beat the deck but the opponent in magic, so cards such as Pain's Reward and Choice of Damnations can be a house depending on how well you play the game and the opponent.

I would always include a Glacial Chasm with a way to fetch it.

I would confuse your opponent by being friendly with some cards such as Abyssal Persecutor and cards of the like.

You're not trying to help the other players win, you're owning your opponents without them realizing it.

Curses seem great here. I would use the softer curses such as Curse of Opulence and Curse of Vengeance (the best life insurance policy in the game, IMO)...

You have access to Norin the Wary, that always sparks options...

You have access to political time bombs such as Impending Disaster being in Red.

Since you're already running the Planar Void, might as well throw in the Helm of Obedience win to go with it.

Since we're in black, Priest of Yawgmoth with Spine of Ish Sah seems great. That might spark some interest in sacking things. You will have access to Goblin Welder... so there's that.

No matter what you do, I would auto-include Claws of Gix, a Scroll Rack, and a Sensei's Divining Top, consider maybe some shadow cards - just type the word "Dauthi" into http://www.cardkingdom.com/ and see what comes up... that might lead to some ideas with equipment such as Explorer's Scope and/or Trepanation Blade (two cards that are incredibly underrated IMO)...

If you keep your dudes low in power, you could consider a Meekstone and an Icy Manipulator as a soft/old-school wall for yourself (though it would stop Xantcha from doing her work). If the Icy is there... there's always Winter Orb - who doesn't miss that?? :)

Lots of choices here...

Maybe stealing equipment would be a thing you'd enjoy... you know there's always "that guy" that runs "those cards" all the time... Red is all about that.

Another idea: Mox Monkey: Gorilla Shaman with a Mycosynth Lattice seems really fun.

Or... Electrickery + Kormus Bell + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be fun.

If you're feeling aggro-y, Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seem strong.

If you can get your hands on it, Word of Command fits the flavor of this deck well...

Maybe you could include a Wish Board with Burning Wish or Death Wish... in fact, you could keep the weird political theme going with a suicide life swap build with that black tree: Tree of Perdition and/or Soul Conduit.

I'm just spouting off ideas - I plan to make a deck with her when I get some free time. :)

Very cool start here and again, I hope all of this is helpful to you!

5finga on Welcome to the Jungle - Harambe Edition

2 months ago

Hi, I think Gorilla Shaman fits better into you ape theme. A sweat 7/7 Kavu Primarch is nice tooooo. To get rid of flying naggers, you can add Spidersilk Armor.

good day to you sir

Wurmlover on Pauper

7 months ago

Boza, I run marauder in my sideboard at the moment, with a fierce empath to help tutor. I have yet to actually draw it in time, but it probably is the best answer, since it is not only value, but straight shuts down the fling plan. What is your opinion on Gorilla Shaman against affinity? it feels like a sweet combo with marauder.

IlGuale on Pauper

7 months ago

It you can consistently produce a lot of mana Rolling Thunder and Crypt Rats are good. Evincar's Justice has buyback but it doesn't kill their bigger threats. If you're looking for something to fight affinity, i'll suggest some artifact hate like Gorilla Shaman.

Permafrost on Heartless Hidetsugu [EDH]

11 months ago

What about Viashino Heretic over the Gorilla Shaman? The activated ability is a lot more cost efficient and it deals damage.

Oloro_Magic on Pauper Kiln Fiend

1 year ago

If you have any, Pathmaker Initiate sync's well with Kiln Fiend as you can activate the ability before you begin buffing it. You may also want to consider Delver of Secrets  Flip, it's a common that sees play in every format. As far as the sideboard goes pauper is a weird format and it's hard to know what to do when you don't have an idea of the meta. I can however give you ideas for ways to deal with popular decks, notably green stompy and Affinity. Ancient Grudge is probably pauper's best card to deal with affinity, and you also have access to Gorilla Shaman. Relic of Progenitus is a nice one of in pauper because of the format being somewhat unpredictable especially in casual metas. Electrickery is also pretty good against an elf focused green stompy deck. Other than that you want Negate and Dispel for control matchups and U/B mill. Hope this helps.

Also, so you know some of the cards above show up as uncommon but they were printed as commons in the past so they are legal.

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