Grove Rumbler

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Grove Rumbler

Creature — Elemental

Trample

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, Grove Rumbler gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

Grove Rumbler Discussion

multimedia on

2 months ago

Welcome to TappedOut :)

Nice start for a budget deck, but it needs more focus on Elementals. You're best cards here are not green they're red Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Cavalier of Flame . The problem is you've made a primary green deck and plugged your two best red cards into it which doesn't work. Both Chandra and especially Cavalier need lots of red in the manabase to support them, to cast them and you don't have this here.

A playable manabase is the hardest part of a deck to get right with such a low budget for this reason consider only one color? Either mono green or mono red? A mono colored deck only has to use one type of basic land therefore don't have to worry about playing dual lands for the second color. Since your two best cards here are red then consider mono red?

Obviously mono red will be a different deck than you have here and would require adding lots of budget red cards. Mono green wouldn't, but mono green wouldn't let you play Chandra or Cavalier. My advice is go with mono red since there's several good budget (less than $1 each) red Elementals in Modern to choose from: Smokebraider , Incandescent Soulstoke , Obsidian Fireheart .


For your current Gruul deck, if you don't like the idea of playing only one color, but wanting to keep two colors then focus on improving the manabase with more red sources. Add 4x Evolving Wilds , 2x Terramorphic Expanse , 1x more Gruul Guildgate or upgrade Guildgate to 4x Temple of Abandon ? The scry 1 is helpful when you play a dual land that ETB (enters the battlefield) tapped. Add Unclaimed Territory especially if you add more red Elementals since it can be make any color of mana to cast an Elemental.

Consider expanding on the Elemental strategy and less +1/+1 counters strategy? Consider building around the idea of ramp with Leafkin Druid and Smokebraider ? Grove Rumbler is a budget Elemental to considering ramping into. Rumbler is a creature to put counters on because it has trample and it gets a pump of power each time you play a land, +4/+4 until end of turn when you play and sac Evolving Wilds /Expanse in the same turn.

Smokebraider is the most powerful ramp creature for Elementals; it's budget and is an upgrade for Chandra's Embercat if using two colors. Incandescent Soulstoke is a budget anthem for Elementals and can cheat one onto the battlefield which has interaction with my next suggestion. Soul of the Harvest is a budget Elemental to ramp into and an upgrade for Vorstclaw and Wakeroot Elemental . A 6/6 with trample for six mana and it's ability to draw you a card whenever a nontoken creature you control ETB is good.

Cheat Soul onto the battlefield with Soulstoke for two mana; attack with a 7/7 Elemental with haste/trample. Not having to pay the six mana to cast Soul gives other mana to use to cast creatures to draw for the turn which is good with Smokebraider and Leafkin. The two mana that Smokebraider can make to cast an Elemental is good to ramp into Soul as well as can pay for Soulstroke or Cavalier of Flame 's activated abilities.


Example of budget ramp Gruul Elementals base (keeping several cards you already have):

The Elemental core of this example is:

  • 4x Leafkin
  • 4x Smokebraider
  • 4x Soulstoke
  • 4x Rumbler
  • 4x Soul

Leafkin and Smokebraider are the ramp. Rumber and Soul are the creatures to ramp into.

Manabase for this example:

This example would add $10 to your current deck cost of $35. I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

patrickd117 on Omnath, Locus of Salt

9 months ago

Agreed with the first three. Khalni Gem could be alright, but it's also kind of a karoo.

I don't like: Undergrowth Champion, Tunneling Geopede, Tornado Elemental, Phytotitan, and especially Geyser Glider, Grove Rumbler, Sylvan Awakening, Embodiment of Fury and Embodiment of Insight. That's most of your elemental and landfall synergy. I don't think those are worth building around at all, since nearly your only payoff is your commander and the cards are pretty awful without him (and even with him they're not great.)

I'd suggest: Ramunap Excavator, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Perilous Forays (this especially combos really well with Omnath), Harrow, Ulvenwald Hydra, Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Ranger's Path, Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Goblin Bombardment, Blighted Woodland, Temple of the False God

CheapnFast on

1 year ago

Demon519 thank you for the suggestions! I kind of forgot about Undergrowth Champion because I made this deck when Battle for Zendikar was still in standard, which made it a little expensive for my tastes. But now that it's dropped, it's certainly a good addition! So what I did was -1 Primal Bellow for the addition of Arlinn Kord because although it's a good finisher, it's a dead draw early game, whereas Arlin can solve the trample issue and help me go a little bit wider on creatures towards the end. I also cut Grove Rumbler and replaced it with Undergrowth Champion because I don't have a 3 mana creature and I want to be using most of my best combat tricks on turn 4 anyway, so the Rumbler is a dead card in all honesty. Thanks for the suggestions!

Zujiry on

2 years ago

Few ideas:

destindigi on Landfall Hugs

2 years ago

I would go more all-in on the landfall-style plan. Check out 3 colour charms from Alara block and 2 colour charms from Ravnica blocks for more multi-purpose cards. I'd use all of your Maybeboard cards except Kefnet the Mindful too.

Ideas: Vinelasher Kudzu, Dreamscape Artist, Pilgrim's Eye, Path to Exile (Over Swords to Plowshares), Deprive, Knight of the Reliquary, Oracle of Mul Daya, Thaumatog, Lithatog, Scapeshift, Aggressive Mining, Dryad Arbor, Riftstone Portal, Solemn Simulacrum, maybe Awaken cards from new Zendikar?

Cards to cut: Swan Song, Swords to Plowshares (for Path to Exile), Valorous Stance (Use a charm instead), Fevered Visions, Hour of Promise, Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

Sideboard cards worth using: Blighted Woodland, Coiling Oracle, Exploration, Ghost Town, Grove Rumbler, Kruphix, God of Horizons

Drknative on

2 years ago

samuelmood11 That actually sounds like a good idea. Maybe if I change the focus from early game aggro to midrange ramp I can focus more on bloodrush. With that I could run Plated Geopede, Makindi Sliderunner and Grove Rumbler as the stars. It would make Bloodrush the go to move and Landfall the side effect. Landfall smaller guys for early game then Bloodrush midgame for large burst and if the game drags out Dragonmaster Outcast and Mina and Denn, Wildborn can close in the game.

Zygomatic on Ramunap Earthquake (HOU)

2 years ago

Hey, thanks for leaving a comment! :) I don't plan on playing bilands as they can't be tutored with Evolving Wilds and i only need green mana until turn 4: once i have Ramunap Excavator and Evolving Wilds played i basically can't miss a landdrop, with 2 landfall triggers each turn. Chump blocking early should not be hard with the help of Undergrowth Champion. I thought about Rhonas the Indomitable too, but it turns out he doesn't help with the game plan: he won't be able to defend early and once I have a creature with 4 power I already have enough lands to grow out of control. I'm actually having doubts about my ability to tempo the early game as I still haven't playtested the deck. I could go more aggro by getting rid of Dragonmaster Outcast, Sylvan Advocate and Tireless Tracker for things like Scythe Leopard, Grove Rumbler or Snapping Gnarlid. I also am a lot more sceptical about Swell of Growth after seeing a few oppening hands. I'll give a few tries to Akoum Stonewaker, Retreat to Kazandu and Slab Hammer. Anyway I'll keep an eye open for further HOD spoilers.

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