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Whenever Gruul Ragebeast or another creature enters the battlefield under your control, that creature fights target creature an opponent controls.
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Gruul Ragebeast Discussion
6 days ago
Obviously it depends on the meta but I feel like your creature count is quite low, how often do you miss on Mayael? Privileged Position is honestly better replaced by Archetype of Endurance since it's a creature with power 5 or greater with the same effect but it also makes your opponents creatures lose hexproof making your own removal even stronger. Worldspine Wurm is something you should consider as well as the only legitimate way to get rid of it is through exile. Siege Behemoth is definitely a card to consider, in my own play group it birthed the phrase "If I block I die, if I don't block I die.". Looking at the decklist I think the weakest part of the deck is the planeswalkers, Domri Rade and Ajani Vengeant have no great synergy with Mayael the Anima in fact Domri has negative synergy as you'd rather have the creatures on your top deck than in your hand. Sarkhan Vol is very weak in the deck as well as another big creature would give you much more value than what the planeswalker card has to offer, something like Dragonlord Dromoka really protects you from any responses to your plays in your turn and can turn a rough game around, this is the kind of value you should be looking for.I'm going to list some more creatures I'd like to suggest as they offer great value and I'd also suggest that you raise your creature count to around the mid 30's as to really maximise Mayael the Anima. - Spearbreaker Behemoth: protection against a lot single target black removal and board wipes. - Stonehoof Chieftain: one of the strongest plays with this card is to drop it, attack for all then board wipe leaving all your creatures intact.- Blazing Archon: I don't think I really need say anything about this card. - Void Winnower: it can shut players completely out the game and it is a big body.- Avenger of Zendikar: provides you with chump blockers that only get bigger if your opponent(s) don't board wipe. - Atarka, World Render: strong even on its own but with other dragons in your deck things get scary quite quickly. - Hellkite Charger: having an extra combat step often just wins you the game. - Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger: another card that can shut players out the game, or at worst slow them down a turn or two, all while providing you with even more mana to build your board and prepare for the win. - Nylea, God of the Hunt: trample is such a powerful effect, even more so than vigilance, as it prevent chump blocking and if your opponent is struggling for any significant p/t on board then they're forced to find an answer or they will simply lose the game. -Gruul Ragebeast: this is monster of a card if you're already winning as it can reduce you're opponents blocker count significantly with multiple creature triggers but it also serves to provide removal for any big threats you may find yourself facing. - Blightsteel Colossus: this is one of the scariest creatures in magic because one clear hit from this thing and you're just dead, and the trample again removes any ability to chump block with small creatures. - Chord of Calling: the benefits of this card to that of Green Sun's Zenith are that it's an instant and it has convoke which allows for plays like pulling an Avacyn, Angel of Hope out of your library in response to a board wipe. - Skyshroud Claim: this is a lot of the time better than a Tempt with Discovery as if your opponents a smart they will only let you search for one land card whereas skyshroud gets you two forest cards and, with plenty of land cards with the forest typing, gives you more value for the same cmc of spell. Overall I think you've got some basis for a strong deck but it lacks enough creatures to really utilise the insane value you can get off of a commander as powerful as Mayael the Anima.
1 month ago
OK first I want to point out the exclusions, cards I don't think fit
Borborygmos Enraged, he isn't a very good card unless you build around him. If you build around him a lil bit you will need cards like Snake Umbra, Keen Sense, and cards to combo with that like Skyship Weatherlight or Abundance to combo off so you draw lands over and over again. Otherwise he is over costed and not very good.
Majestic Myriarch is not a very strong card because of its huge downside. The card needs a team of creatures with him or her to be good. If your gonna keep this card you'll need to build a bit of a token deck to make it worth keeping. With cards like. Dragonlair Spider, Wolfcaller's Howl, Wolfbriar Elemental, Verdant Force, Tempt with Vengeance, Symbiotic Wurm, Sylvan Offering, Hornet Queen, Feed the Pack, Dragon Broodmother, Artifact Mutation, Arachnogenesis, and Ant Queen. These are also all good card suggestions.
Gruul Signet, Gruul Keyrune, and Darksteel Ingot I'd take out for land ramp. The kinds that add them to your hand and or play. Cards like Kodama's Reach (you have in the deck all ready). Seek the Horizon, Journey of Discovery you also might like Harvest Season, Evolution Charm is great too.
3 months ago
Well 1) Gruul Ragebeast, 2) Spellbreaker Behemoth, 3) Where Ancients Tread and Warstorm Surge and 4) how about a new name? 'Ruric Thar, Lord of Big Things', 'Large_Creatures.deck', 'I swing with everythi- okay that's game', 'First the Lands, Then the World!!'
3 months ago
@K34, that would have been hilarious!
I would also really like a Gruul Ragebeast as a dinosaur. That would be a great synergy for enrage. Or a dinosaur with a decent enrage ability and an etb-fight built into it!
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!
5 months ago
Some cards that I specifically like in Mayael are Avenger of Zendikar and Gruul Ragebeast! Avenger spits out tokens real easy, and the Ragebeast gives a great form of removal in the right circumstances.
Giant Adephage is also really great, especially when combined with the Ragebeast!
5 months ago
Hey there! This looks like a really sweet deck! If you're focusing on Dragons, I would recommend adding in some copies of Dragonlord's Servant and Dragon Tempest; they're a couple of cards that often get overlooked in Dragon decks. If you're looking for cuts, I'd recommend starting with Gruul Ragebeast, Inferno Titan, and possibly Atarka, World Render. Also, just so you know, See the Unwritten is probably better than Summoning Trap unless you're playing in a meta with a bunch of counter-heavy decks. In any case, have fun!
5 months ago
Light update today.